Coming Up Soon:
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 (email@example.com ) 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:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Joining and Geocoding in ArcGIS Online
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- 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).
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 3 October 30, 2020 Acceptance into study confirmed December 2, 2020 Virtual study kickoff January 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 collection June 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 NRMNUtah@utah.edu.
- 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. https://www.meritbaltimore.org/
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: https://jhmi.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_265SyVKHVWGyMct
The MCHC/RISE-UP, MCH-LEARN, MERITBaltimore program webinar link is http://kennedykrieger.adobeconnect.com/podj5bcr6yct/
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: https://www.genome.gov/about-nhgri/Division-of-Intramural-Research/Social-Behavioral-Research-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, email@example.com.
- 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: https://www.jhsph.edu/academics/graduate-training-programs-in-clinical-investigation/advanced-training/
Required prior to enrolling in an online course: Introduction to Online Learning - https://courseplus.jhsph.edu/core/index.cfm/go/course.home/cid/90/
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.
DATA MANAGEMENT Training BY JHU DATA SERVICES
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!
- BEST PRACTICES FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AND SHARING
To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us or visit our website at http://dms.data.jhu.edu/
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
Big Picture Approach to Statistical Analyses- Dr. Ginger Hanson
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling- 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
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 ClinicalTrials.gov 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