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creating an orcid profile to build your nih biosketch (virtual)

AugUST 13, 2020, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

The Welch Medical Library is providing a session on Creating an ORCID Profile to Build Your NIH Biosketch (Virtual). In this session, participants will learn the importance of creating and maintaining a researcher profile using ORCID.  ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that links researchers to their professional activities via a scholarly profile. Individuals will learn how link the data from their ORCID profile to the NIH SciENcv tool to quickly create high-quality biosketches for all of their funding applications.

Please click here to register.

Summer Webinar Sessions from JHU Data Services

JHU Data Services has moved our in-person workshops to live webinars (Schedule as shown below)! We also offer a brand new webinar (on 8/25) to guide you through using DMPTool to write a data management plan (DMP) for your grant proposals. If you need to schedule a consult or share your research data, please send us an email ( ) or use our new Live Chat (Monday to Friday 12 to 3 PM).

Please join us for one or more of the following summer workshops.  After registering, but not until a few days before the event, we will send a separate email with the link to the Zoom webinar:

Data Management and Sharing:





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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Writing Data Management Plans with DMPTool

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Writing Data Management Plans with DMP Tool - 8/25/2020

Data management plans (DMPs) are increasingly required in the grant proposal process, particularly for research funding from federal agencies. In this 1-hour workshop, learn how the free, online DMPTool ( can help you organize your data management plan and tailor plans to your funder’s requirements. We will discuss the main components of an effective data management plan, how JHU Data Services can help with DMPs, and provide a hands-on tutorial of using DMPTool to create and share your plans. This workshop is aimed at faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. Learn more about JHU Data Services and our DMP consultations at here

If you have any questions, please contact us by email:


September 2, 2020: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Planning clinical research studies? Tune in to the Inclusion Across the Lifespan (IAL) II virtual workshop for evidence-based practical advice for meeting the new IAL policy, with a focus on pediatric and geriatric populations. Discussions will include considerations for special populations (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, rural/isolated populations, language minority individuals, pregnant and lactating women, people with co-morbidities, sexual and gender minorities, and other groups).

The workshop will bring together experts with a variety of backgrounds in clinical study development and execution to discuss topics such as:

  • Inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Study design and metrics
  • Recruitment, enrollment, and retention
  • Data analysis and study interpretation

Register before September 1, 2020 and watch the videocast live on September 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT. The video will be archived and available for viewing after the workshop.

For more information or questions, contact the planning committee.

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature national, state, tribal and local experts leading these efforts and is developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a history of systemic health and social inequities have put racial and ethnic minority groups at an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age. CDC data suggests the prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other underlying conditions also contribute to disparities in health outcomes within communities of color.

The OMH virtual symposium aims to support the dissemination of promising practices, programs and strategies for combating COVID-19, especially in racial and ethnic minority communities.

Stay up to date on the virtual symposium by signing up for OMH email updates and by following us on Twitter Facebook  and Instagram .

Spread the word and help connect others to this event.

Non-Traditional Models of Care for Reducing Disparities in Maternal Health

NINR will host a workshop on Non-Traditional Models of Care for Reducing Disparities in Maternal Health on Sep 29, 2020. The workshop will explore the utilization of nurses, mid-wives, and birth companions to improve maternal and infant health outcomes, specifically in women in health disparity populations, as well as discuss evidence about the underlying physiological basis of the positive effects of non-traditional models of care for childbirth.  The audience will be able to view the workshop via and more information is available at


If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30 for a unique opportunity to learn, share and meet virtually with NIH and HHS experts. The NIH is offering a virtual seminar that you won’t want to miss! Here are our top five reasons:

  1. Four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library
  2. Three tracks designed around grants policies, processes, case-studies and Q&As
  3. Live chats one-on-one with NIH & HHS experts on the grants process and policies
  4. Downloadable resources to reuse and/or share with others at your institution
  5. Registration is free! Yes, you read it right.

Are you excited yet? Keep tabs on the latest registration and agenda updates, as well as sign up for our LISTSERV, on the NIH Regional Seminar Home Page. We hope to “see” you there!

  • Columbia's Remote Live-Stream SHARPS Trainings

    Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will be offering SHARP Trainings remotely this summer! Registration is open for 13 live-stream, virtual summer boot camps designed for health and research professionals from any organization and all career stages! Learn immediate take-away skills directly from the experts over 2-3 days this summer. Scholarships and early-bird rates are available, and capacity is limited.

    Scholarships || SHARP Training website || Subscribe for updates

    List of Trainings:

    Register Now – Find Your Training 

    Causal Mediation Analysis Training: Methods and Applications Using Health Data

    August 12-14, 2020 More info

    Environmental Mixtures Workshop: Applications in Environmental Health Studies

    August 10-11, 2020 More info

  • Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
    For undergraduate juniors, seniors, and scholars within 12 months of receiving their baccalaureate degree. MCHC/RISE-UP is located at (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute partnering with faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing and HBCU’s (2) University of South Dakota partnering with Tribal Serving Institutions, and (3) University of California-Davis.  MCHC/RISE-UP Scholars may participate in up to two of three public health leadership tracks, namely (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.  MCHC/RISE-UP scholars present their work at JHU CARES at the end of the summer. MCHC/RISE-UP also visit NIH and CDC
  • MERITBaltimore - Undergraduate Program

    The MERIT Health Leadership Academy is a comprehensive academic and career mentorship program supporting Baltimore City high school students who aspire to careers in medicine. MERITBaltimore Scholars take advanced academic classes on Saturdays, work in hospitals and lab during paid summer internships, and receive long-term college and career mentorship.

    If you are interested in mentoring an undergraduate in Baltimore, South Dakota, or California or clinical mentoring for a high school scholar in Baltimore City…

    **PLEASE complete the RISE-UP and LEARN MERIT Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form found at this link:

    The MCHC/RISE-UP, MCH-LEARN, MERITBaltimore program webinar link is

    Please note: A pdf copy of the Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement can be found on the Adobe link. 

    MERITBaltimore - Undergraduate Program

    The MERIT Health Leadership Academy is a comprehensive academic and career mentorship program supporting Baltimore City high school students who aspire to careers in medicine. MERITBaltimore Scholars take advanced academic classes on Saturdays, work in hospitals and lab during paid summer internships
  • Postdoctoral Training in NIH Intramural Research Program

    The Health Disparities Unit (HDU) in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in the study of 1) the intersection of genomics, social determinants of health, and health inequities specifically related to the integration of precision medicine and/or curative genetic therapies into health care; or 2) societal issues of genomics, race and human genetic variation; or 3) clinical, genomic and psychosocial factors in sickle cell disease. The Unit studies sickle cell disease as a case study of a genetic condition with a history of inequities in research and clinical care. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to develop their own initiatives within the scope of ongoing research in the Unit and participate in the training and mentoring of postbaccalaureate fellows.

    SBRB is research program within the Division of Intramural Research at National Human Genome Research Institute. Our research focuses on a spectrum of disorders, from those that have a major public health impact, to rare genetic conditions with significant impact on affected families. Further information about the Social and Behavioral Research Branch and Division of Intramural Research may be found at: Branch.

    Qualifications: Candidates legally approved work in the USA with an earned doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences, social genomics or closely related field are invited to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with established superior analytic research skills, expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, strong written and oral communication skills, and with demonstrated research interests in areas currently under investigation in the Unit. Applicants must have completed their doctoral training prior to the start of the fellowship and have no more than 5 years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral. 

    To apply: applicants should provide- 

    1. A curriculum vitae

    2. A statement of research interests to be pursued during training 

    3. Two writing samples 

    4. Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework

    Please send information, with the subject "Postdoctoral Application Materials," to Vence L. Bonhman, J.D., Associate Investigator,

  • HRSA Healthy Grants Workshop

    HRSA's Office of Federal Assistance Management, in cooperation with the Office of Regional Operations, is planning three content-packed grants management workshops in 2020. Registration is free and your travel costs may be allowable under your grant. 

    Workshops will be held in these locations:

    • Seattle- July 29-30, 2020, NOAA Western Regional Center, 7600 Sand Point, Seattle, WA, 98115

    All three workshops will focus on grants administration from pre-award through close-out, and will feature a variety of sessions to help new and experienced HRSA grant recipients. 

    Workshops include: 

    • Allowable and Unallowable Costs and Supporting Documentation
    • Time and Effort Reporting
    • Completing your Federal Financial Report
    • Prior Approvals
    • Grants Policy Update
    • Audit Resolution 
    • Expanded Authority 
    • Advanced Financial Management Requirements 
    • Electronic Handbook Support
    • Recording and Supporting Grant Expenditures 

    For questions, pleas email 

  • Science of Clinical Investigation Online Training Program

    The Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI) Award Program is now offering an ONLINE PROGRAM.  It is designed to prepare clinicians and other scientists to participate in multidisciplinary clinical research.  It consists of 4 required courses for the award:

    • Quality Improvement & Knowledge Translation ~ Sept 3 – Oct 25 
    • Ethical & Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research ~ Oct 28 - Dec 20
    • Design of Clinical Studies ~ Jan 21 - March 13
    • Quantitative Analysis of  Clinical Data ~ March 23 - May 15 

    For more details, please visit our website:

    TO APPLY:  

    Required prior to enrolling in an online  course: Introduction to Online Learning -  

    Faculty and Staff – eligible to utilize Tuition Remission    

    SOM Fellows - eligible for ½ the tuition rate 

  • Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research (Online) - 3rd Term Course Registration Now Open

    Registration is open for our Center's online course, Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research (410.635.81). The course is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Society. It will introduce students to innovative methods, practical tools, and skills required to conduct rigorous health equity research and to translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy. Topics covered range from stakeholder engagement and behavioral intervention development to research methods in social epidemiology. Format incorporates a mix of lectures, panel discussions, case-based examples, opportunities for group discussions, and obtaining feedback on research ideas from experienced medical, nursing, and public health investigators.

    For questions or to register for the course, please visit

  • Local and Global Best Practices in Health Equity Research Methods (Online) - New 4th Term Course Registration Now Open

    Registration is also open for our Center's new online course, Local and Global Best Practices in Health Equity Research Methods (410.606.81). The course is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Society. It will introduce students to practical tools and skills required to conduct evidence-based research that promotes local and global health equity. Theoretical course frameworks draw on fundamental values and principles, including human rights, social justice, the value of diverse ideas and perspectives, inclusiveness, trustworthiness, behavioral and implementation science, and participatory decision-making. Includes lectures, interactive panel discussions, case-based examples, and opportunities to obtain feedback on research ideas from experienced investigators.

    For questions or to register for the course, please visit

  • New Epi Course: Implementation Research Methods to Address Real World Epidemiological Questions

    The new course, 340.726.81, Implementation Research Methods to Address Real World Epidemiological Questions, will be offered in the coming fourth term (3 credits), in the online format, instructed by Drs. Sheree Schwartz and Stefan Baral.

    It will focus on study design and methods in implementation research (IR) for public health impact. 

    This course aims to teach the details of study designs and research methods for conducting implementation research, considering:

    • The use of observational data (including natural experiments)
    • Experimental and optimization designs
    • Qualitative methods within IR

    The objectives (upon successful completion of this course) is for students to be able to:

    • Articulate epidemiologic research questions related to implementation science.
    • Identify study designs matched to the research question at hand, as well as the strengths and limitations of the specific designs
    • Understand the basic mechanics behind the different study designs, in order to apply methods in future research

    Pre-requisite: 550.601.81 (Implementation Research and Practice) or permission from instructors.

    In the pilot year, students can be added to the course via registration in Hopkins SIS, with permission of instructors.

    Any questions can be directed to Sheree Schwartz or Stefan Baral

  • SIGMA Writing E-Academy 

    Call for e-Academy scholars! Sigma is starting an intensive writing virtual academy for manuscript development. As part of this academy, you will have the opportunity to work with our faculty to edit a manuscript. A call for applications will be opening this month. 

    Click here to learn more. 


Please join JHU Data Services for this fall's lineup of 1 hr. data management trainings!  View the current schedule here. And if you've seen any of these before, please pass these along to your colleagues. These workshops are free to the JHU community and aimed at faculty, staff and graduate students from all disciplines doing human subjects research. 

And visit our online trainings anytime!

To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us or visit our website at

Recent Office for Science and Innovation Workshops

Please click the link to view the recorded workshops3

Data Consideration and Collection at Study Start-up - Dr. Nancy Perrin

ICTR Recruitment Resources (with My Chart Recruitment Service)- Hailey Miller and Cassie Lewis Land

Research Faculty Highlights: National Data Sets- Drs. Yvonne Commodore Mensah, Nancy Perrin and Laura Samuel

Latent Class Analysis- Dr. Nancy Perrin

REDCap for Project Management, Data Collection, and Data Management - Erin Spaulding, BSN, RM, PhD Candidate

Big Picture Approach to Statistical Analyses- Dr. Ginger Hanson

Visiting Scholar Presentation: Emerging technologies: Their Impact on Nursing Practice- Dr. Bonnie Clipper

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling- Dr. Nancy Perrin

Economics of nursing practice: Opportunities for SON research and education programs- Dr. Eric Slade

Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Handling Confounding (Dec 2018)– Dr. Nancy Perrin

Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Introduction to Meta-analysis– Dr. Chakra Budhathoki

Clinical Decision-Making in Hospitals: Where the Rubber Meets the Road– Dr. Tracey Bucknall

Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Factor and Cluster Analysis– Dr. Ginger Hanson

Augmenting Clinical Intelligence with Machine Intelligence to Improve Patient Outcomes- Dean Patricia Davidson, Harlan Krumholz, MD, Dana Edelson, MD, Dr. Suchi Saria

Rohingya Mortality Assessment- Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH and Jennifer Lee, MPH

Understanding Different Citation Metrics- Stella Seal,  Welch Medical Library Informationist

Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Data Cleaning– Dr. Ginger Hanson

A Collaborative Framework to Advance Symptom Science– Dr. Leorey Saligan, NINR

Get that Paper out the Door - Dr. Kim Skarupski

Sharing Data: Putting Policies into Practice for Your Research - David Fearon and Betsy Gunia of JHU Data Management Services

Developing and Validating Measurement Tools - Dr. Nancy Perrin

Johns Hopkins ICTR Program Updates – Nidhi Atri, M.D., Prince Nuamah and Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP

Pragmatic Trials – Dr. Nancy Perrin

PIVOT – Welch Medical Library

Preparing for NIH's Single IRB Review Requirement - Megan Kasimatis Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – Dr. Nancy Perrin

Accessing and Analyzing National Health Datasets - Young-Joo Lee, Dr. Elaine Stashinko, & Dr. Yvonne Commodore Mensah