December CCTS Forum: Research Data Management Tips and Techniques

December CCTS Forum: Research Data Management Tips and Techniques

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 6, when we will discuss the latest ways to organize, protect, and disseminate your research data. Ensure your data are ready to share with sponsors, journals, and collaborators, quickly and easily. Bring your questions for our experts, doors open at 4pm.

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Who Has the Data? Strategies for Successful Research Data Management

Who Has the Data? Strategies for Successful Research Data Management

Our new workshop drew a standing room only crowd of postdocs, trainees, grad students and faculty members alike. We reprise the highlights, including the whys and hows of data management and who to ask for help (don’t miss our Dec. CCTS Forum for an upcoming chance to connect with CCTS data management experts).

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i2b2 Abstract Contest Deadline Extended to Jan. 7, 2018

i2b2 Abstract Contest Deadline Extended to Jan. 7, 2018

You still have time to take a CCTS i2b2 training, query nearly 500 million rows of data, submit a one-page abstract on your findings, and possibly win $500-1000. Even better, you will master a powerful new research skill. There is no downside!

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CCTS Builds Houses, Too

CCTS Builds Houses, Too

In the spirit of the season, several staff and faculty from the CCTS recently volunteered half a day to put the finishing touches on a Habitat for Humanity House: building porches, hanging blinds, painting, and cleaning. Not only did the experience help deliver a new home for local resident Ms. Tiffany Wells and her baby son Morgan, but it also strengthened the team spirit that is the foundation of all we do at CCTS.

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It’s Not Too Late to Apply to Our Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program!

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to Our Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program!

CCTS encourages graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in becoming certified in clinical and translational research to apply for our free six-month training. Classes meet for two hours every Wed. morning from January to June. The application deadline has been extended to 5pm on Friday, Dec. 1.

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The CCTS “On Ramp”: A Value Proposition

The CCTS “On Ramp”: A Value Proposition

Do you have colleagues who might benefit from a CCTS learning or funding opportunity, clinical support, research collaboration, or community partner? Here’s a primer to help spread the word, based on a recent Grand Rounds presentation by CCTS Director Dr. Robert Kimberly.

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Register Today! CCTS Case Studies in Mentoring

Register Today! CCTS Case Studies in Mentoring

Whether you are a seasoned faculty member or a new trainee, don’t miss the next three sessions of our popular mentoring series: Promoting Professional Development, Cultivating Ethical Behavior, and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan. Each topic is facilitated by an experienced mentor and offered twice a week.

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Holiday Schedule for CCTS Drop-in Clinics

Holiday Schedule for CCTS Drop-in Clinics

The weekly Wednesday BERD Drop-in Clinic will not be held on Nov. 22 or Dec. 27. One-on-one consultations may still be scheduled by emailing ccts@uab.edu or calling 205-934-7442. All First Wednesday clinics will take place on Jan. 3rd as scheduled.

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Encore OnCore! Nov. Forum Celebrates Enterprise-Wide Rollout of Powerful Clinical Trials Management System

Encore OnCore! Nov. Forum Celebrates Enterprise-Wide Rollout of Powerful Clinical Trials Management System

More than 60 clinical investigators, research coordinators, and others interested in next-generation clinical trial research joined CCTS to toast the launch of OnCore. CCTS Director Dr. Robert Kimberly highlighted the system’s many advantages and a panel of implementation experts and several super users answered attendees’ questions.

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Mark Your Calendar: STRIDE & eConsent Webinar

Mark Your Calendar: STRIDE & eConsent Webinar

Are you interested in novel ways to increase participation of under-represented communities in clinical trials? On Dec. 14, the Trial Innovation Network will present a webinar on the Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) eConsent tool, which aims to personalize a process considered by many to currently hamper recruitment. STRIDE represents a collaboration among UAB, UMass, and Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Bring Your OnCore Questions to the Nov. CCTS Forum

Bring Your OnCore Questions to the Nov. CCTS Forum

Are you a clinical trial investigator or research coordinator? If so, mark your calendar for Wed. Nov. 1st, 4:15-6pm, when CCTS will host a Q&A session on the enterprise-wide rollout of OnCore, UAB’s clinical trials management software. A special celebration of the extraordinary efforts of our OnCore implementation team will follow. Join us!

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CCTS Welcomes New Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholars

CCTS Welcomes New Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholars

Congratulations to our new cohort of KL2s, whose appointments become official on Nov. 1, 2017. They represent a variety of disciplines including neurosurgery, nursing, orthodontics, and pulmonary critical care. Selected through a rigorous competitive process, the scholars will receive clinical and translational science career development support for up to two years.

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CCTS Launches Research Data Management Workshop

CCTS Launches Research Data Management Workshop

Your research data are precious, and the ability to share them is required by sponsors and high-impact journals alike. Discover the latest strategies and tools to help you organize, protect, and disseminate your data, quickly and easily. Don’t lose out on a last-minute opportunity due to missing, messy, or mislaid data.

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4th Annual CEI Advances Regional Health Equity Dialogue

4th Annual CEI Advances Regional Health Equity Dialogue

Our 2017 Community Engagement Institute (CEI) drew a large crowd, both live and virtual, to share best practices at the nexus of health, environmental renewal, and civil inclusion and empowerment. From the opening keynote speaker to the final networking session, the call for health equity resounded, creating a strong sense of connection and shared purpose among the diverse attendees.

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CCTS Now Accepting Applications for Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

CCTS Now Accepting Applications for Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in becoming certified in clinical and translational research are encouraged to apply for this free six-month training. Classes meet for two hours every Wed. morning from January to June. Submit an application by 5pm on Wed. Nov. 22.

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Win Big Demonstrating Your Research Skill! i2b2 Contest Deadline Fast Approaching

Win Big Demonstrating Your Research Skill! i2b2 Contest Deadline Fast Approaching

It's not too late to enter to win $500-1000 by searching UAB's i2b2 self-service clinical data repository with a research question in mind and submitting a one-page abstract based on your findings! Don't know how to use i2b2? There is still time to take a CCTS class to learn how to use this powerful research tool before the contest deadline of Friday, Nov. 17.

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