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JHU Data Services Workshops 

JHU Data Services has moved their in-person workshops to live webinars (Schedule as shown below)! If you need to schedule a consult or share your research data, please send an email ( ) or use the Live Chat (Fall hours: Monday to Thursday 12 to 5 PM and Friday 12 to 3 PM).

DOI Services: We just launched a new DOI minting service to help you assign a permanent digital identifier to your research products, such as a dataset, code, protocol or reports. If you want others to be able to easily find and cite your research, we recommend you have a DOI attached to your research products. Find out more about our new DOI Services.  

DMPTool: If you or your research group are preparing for a grant proposal and need help with your data management and sharing plan, we suggest using the online DMPTool to help you. To learn more about writing a plan, watch our online modules about Preparing Data Management Plans at your own pace. Data Services also offers free consultations and feedback on your draft DMPs.

We also offer our workshops as live webinars now. Please join us for one or more of the following workshops in early Fall (You can also view our full workshop list here):
GIS and Mapping:





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1:00pm - 3:00pm


Joining and Geocoding in ArcGIS Online

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If you have any questions, please contact: .

Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

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!

Dissemination of Research Through Storytelling: Sharing Scientific Work

Thursday, November 5, 2020 I 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST I Online Event

Connect/Share your scientific work with non-academic partners through the art of storytelling.

Overview: Dissemination of research findings is critical to the adoption of evidence-supported interventions within specific settings of practice or community. It can, however, be challenging to effectively communicate these science-backed practices and behaviors to a broader audience. It is therefore important to utilize tools that have proven to be effective in attracting people’s attention, the oral tradition of telling a story that leaves a lasting impression for listeners.

The purpose of this session is to provide the basic tenets of storytelling as a tool for dissemination of research. As part of the Storytelling Seminar Series, this session will additionally act as the introduction for ICTR's offering of a subsequent skills-building workshop in the art of storytelling as a modality for disseminating research to a lay audience. This introductory session and the subsequent skills-building workshop are being offered to interested researchers and community stakeholders.

Co-sponsors: Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s PROMOTE Center and the Center of Innovative Care in Aging.

Target audience: The current series targets faculty, research staff, community members, and fellows interested in developing disseminate their research findings using storytelling.

Objectives :

  • To  introduce the core elements of storytelling
  • To  elucidate the importance of language, particularly when conveying scientific work to a non-scientific audience
  • To discuss how to relate research to the real (i.e., not hypothetical, theoretical, or conceptual) circumstances of populations

Interested in improving your story-telling skills?

Following this introductory session, ICTR will be offering a skills-building workshop for interested researchers and community partners of research teams.

Main objective of our subsequent storytelling skills building sessions is to learn and become comfortable with proven techniques to engage, maintain, and empower the audience while disseminating research. Specific schedule for the skills-building sessions will be announced separately. Please stay tuned! 

Click here to register.

Funding Success at the National Science Foundation (NSF): Tips for Identifying the Right Funding Opportunity and Applying to the NSF

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 i 1:00 pm – 2:30pm I Zoom

Guest Speaker: Edda (Floh) Thiels, PhD (Program Director, Neural Systems Cluster, National Science Foundation)

The Office of Research Career Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine invites you to attend this workshop. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency and funds basic research and education in most fields of science and engineering. This seminar will focus on grantsmanship and funding opportunities offered by NSF.

Major subjects will include:

  • The NSF’s mission
  • Identifying the right NSF funding opportunity
  • Specific biology-related funding opportunities
  • How to apply
  • Elements of a competitive proposal
  • NSF review process

Target Audience: Faculty and senior postdoctoral fellows

Registration (required):

A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants a few days before the session

Questions? Please contact Stacie Mendoza at

NOTE: This session is open to all academic institutions in the region. For more information on NSF Funding, visit:

  • University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study - Apply by October 30

    All study activities are conducted virtually.

    • Are you finding it challenging to learn the intricacies of writing NIH-style research proposals?
    • Do you struggle with making a compelling case to reviewers for the importance of your research project? Are you having trouble getting consistent feedback from experts as you write research proposals?
    • If any or all of these apply to you, then consider applying for entry into the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study.

    This study is funded by NIH grant #U01  GM132366. The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the University of Utah IRB (approval #00113440).

    Applications for Cohort 3 are being accepted now through October 30, 2020.

    Why should I participate?


    All study participants will engage in a 5-month long, writing-intensive, small group, coaching experience designed to refine their proposal writing skills and facilitate timely submission of their proposals. The coaching model used in this study has been developed for over 10 years and expanded to national groups since 2014 through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).

    To be eligible you must be:

    • A faculty member or advanced postdoctoral fellow on a career trajectory to become an NIH-funded independent investigator.
    • Actively developing a new or revised K-, R- or SC-series NIH proposal (or similar national-level proposal) with an intended submission date 6-10 months after the kickoff for your cohort. Individuals who have already been awarded R01-level funding are not eligible.
    • Able to identify a Scientific Advisor (mentor or experienced colleague in your field) who can offer scientific feedback on your proposal and engage with the coaching process as part of the study.  Participants and their Scientific Advisors are enrolled as dyads in the study. 
    • A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

    What does the study involve?

    During the study, participants develop drafts of core sections of their own grant proposal, then meet as a small group every other week (8 two-hour virtual meetings) to receive critical feedback on their work-in-progress from a skilled grant writing coach and peers in their group. Groups are led by an experienced grant writing coach (senior NIH-funded investigator) who has been specially trained in the coaching group model.

    The intervention begins with a 2-day virtual kickoff, followed by 5 months of bi-weekly virtual group coaching meetings, and concluding with a virtual mock study section. Depending on randomization, some participants will have access to an additional 18 months of individualized coaching.

    Participants are randomized into one of four intervention arms (2x2 factorial design) to independently assess the influence of intervention dose (regular dose vs extended dose) and the mode of engagement of their Scientific Advisor with the coaching group process (structured vs unstructured).

    All participants will be asked to complete baseline and periodic follow-up surveys/interviews over 24 months ($90 in gift certificates for completing all assessments).

    Key Dates for Cohort 3:

    Due date for applying to cohort 3October 30, 2020
    Acceptance into study confirmedDecember 2, 2020
    Virtual study kickoffJanuary 13-15, 2021
    Regular dose group coaching

    January - May 2021 (biweekly coaching sessions)

    Applicant's planned grant proposal submission date

    May - July 2021 (preferred) or Sept - Nov 2021

    Periodic follow up data collectionJune 2021 - January 2023
    Extended dose one-on-one coaching (for participants randomized to this study arm)June 2021 - January 2023










    For more information about this study and to access the application, visit our website HERE.

    Questions? Contact the study team at

  • 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. 

  • 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:

    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,

  • 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 

  • 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