Resources Fall 2016
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Key topics of this month's newsletter are responsible conduct of research and research integrity; new Recertification of Effort Form and process; a profile of Research Integrity Officer Pam Bounelis, PhD; defining fabrication, falsification and plagiarism; new research data management requirements; and the new chemical inventory system. Click here to visit their website.
At the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium UAB SON Post-Doc, Nick Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN discussed the “hidden” health-care workforce of family caregivers and what clinicians can do to help ease the burden on families through the work he has done with the ENABLE model.
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The CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design group provides investigator support in biostatistics. They are available to collaborate with any investigators needing assistance, including faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents and students. From Drop-in Clinics to talks to one-on-one consultations there is a wealth of support available. Check out some of their recorded videos of a methodology seminar on "The Fundamentals of Data Management," given by Dr. David Redden, Chair, Department of Biostatistics.
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).
New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant ApplicationsThe revised forms and instructions are now available on the SF 424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page. The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages, and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. Tool to Help Build the New Biosketch - The Science Experts Network (SciENcv), which serves as an interagency system designed to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies, will be updated and available within a few weeks to support the new biosketch format. SciENcv pulls information from available resources making it easy to develop a repository of information that can be readily updated and modified to prepare future biosketches. A YouTube video provides instructions for using SciENcv.
This editorial examines the problem of predatory publishers and how they have negatively affected scholarly communication. Society relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for public policy, legal cases, and improving the public health. Researchers need to be aware of how predatory publishers operate and need to avoid falling into their traps. The editorial examines the recent history of predatory publishers and how they have become prominent in the world of scholarly journals
Khan Academy, AACN, Jonas Center Launch Online Learning Materials for Future Nurses, Health Professionals
Online video tutorials, exercises designed to help new nurses prepare for licensing exam and serve as a free resource for the global classroom.
Sometimes when researcher are looking for survey instruments, it’s hard to find ‘good’ instruments in terms of validity and reliability. One option, however, is to use instruments developed under the NIH’s PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems) initiative. These instruments were developed following rigorous methodology and have been evaluated in relatively large samples. There are measures for adult and pediatric settings. For adults, the domains covered by these measures include: physical function, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, sexual function, gastro-intestinal symptoms, depression, anxiety, anger, cognitive function, alcohol use, psychosocial illness impact, self-efficacy, smoking, ability to participate in social roles and activities, social support, social isolation, and companionship, among others. There are scoring instructions and scoring software, and references for the methodology and instrument development.
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