Harvard Catalyst Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.
Educational opportunity: Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in the Biomedical Informatics program at Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral fellows who are sponsored by a federally-funded training grant are eligible to apply, and can register for courses at a per-course tuition rate without enrolling as a degree-seeking student. http://catalyst.harvard.edu/news/news.html?p=5092
Regulatory Program Data Protection Website Now Live
The Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program (RKSP) is proud to announce the launch of the Data Protection web page, containing tools, tips and links to regulatory authorities on research data privacy and security.
The Elements of Grant Writing is now available on the Harvard Catalyst website. This comprehensive online guide features tips, tools, and timelines for the grant-writing process, compiled by grant-writing experts and funders. The information in the Elements of Grant Writing will be helpful for investigators seeking NIH, foundation, or industry grant funding. It is available to anyone with an eCommons login.
The Elements of Grant Writing also serves as a key component of the Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP) initiative. Participants of GRASP will use the tools and information provided in the guide to organize and write their R01 grant applications. The Elements of Grant Writing is located on the Harvard Catalyst website: http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/elementsofgrantwriting/
Grant Central helps you write the grant and get back to the science
This new tool on the Harvard Catalyst website makes it easier to find grant opportunities, connect to collaborators, find grant writing advice, and collaboratively develop proposals.
Presentations Available from Conference on Query Tool for Population-Based Research
Presentations are now available for download from the first annual SHRINE Conference, “Guiding the Emergence of Bottom-up EHR-Driven National Research Networks”. The Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) is a distributed query tool that helps researchers overcome one of the greatest problems in population-based research: compiling large groups of well-characterized patients.
The Education Video Library is a dynamic catalog of past courses, seminars and lectures sponsored by Harvard Catalyst. Library content is available to all members of the Harvard Catalyst community.
Finding Advanced Courses across Institutions Goes Translational
Investigators can now search the 150+ advanced courses at institutions across the Harvard Catalyst Community by translational activity: T1 Translation to Humans, T2 – Translation to Patients, T3- Translation to Practice, T4 – Translation to Population Health. The Advanced Curriculum Compendium is also searchable by sponsoring institution as well as areas of core competency, from bioinformatics and biostats to epidemiology and research management.
Request single review of multicenter studies using Harvard Catalyst’s Cede Review Form.
The Cede Review Form, now available on the websites of Harvard Catalyst and several participating IRBs, provides a way for investigators initiating multisite studies to request that the respective IRBs rely on the review of a single IRB.
Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC).
Formerly called the Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources (PCIR) or Human Research Center (HRC) program, the HCCRC brings together the resources of five local clinical research centers and provides comprehensive support for clinical investigators
Request the resources of five Human Research Center sites with one form.
The Harvard Catalyst Human Research Center (formerly called the Participant and Clinical Interactions Resource, or PCIR) program, which brings together five clinical research centers at Harvard-affiliated hospitals and MIT, has launched an online tool to help investigators request access to the resources of all five centers and streamline scientific and feasibility review of their protocols
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Consulting Services for IRBs
The Harvard Catalyst quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) subcommittee offers consultation to institutional review boards within the Harvard Catalyst community that lack QA/QI resources and/or necessary expertise. Services are free during the pilot stage. Please visit the QA/QI Consulting page for more information.
New search functionality in education video library
Search the Harvard Catalyst Education Video Library by course, category, or keywords. Visit the online catalog to view courses you were unable to attend or re-visit lectures for a course or seminar you attended.
Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in the Biomedical Informatics program at Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral fellows who are sponsored by a federally-funded training grant, such as a T-32, are eligible to apply for the full two-year The Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in the Biomedical Informatics program at Harvard Medical School, and can register for courses at a per-course tuition rate without enrolling as a degree-seeking student.
Researching Asthma: in the Community & on the CRC
Using the resources of the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Wanda Phipatanakul, Director of the Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) and her team of researchers are able to conduct a multitude of clinical research study visits both in the CRC and in the community in pediatric asthmatics’ homes and schools.
Cultural Competence in Research
On Thursday, November 15, 123 participants from 16 institutions joined us at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the Cultural Competence in Research Symposium, featuring interactive performances by the Derek Bok Players.
New Nutrition Research Software
The Nutrition Data System for Research© (NDSR) is a new dietary analysis and nutrient database program is available at all four HCCRC sites.
New Laboratory Navigator
Patrick Sluss, PhD, is the new Laboratory Navigator to help HCCRC investigators.
MGH CLR: Specialty Assays and New Assay Development
As of January 1, 2013, MGH CLR is the preferred laboratory for specialized assays and new assay development for Harvard Catalyst.
CIRT: Clinical Investigator Recommended Tools
Investigator-endorsed CT research tools are available on a new HCCRC page.
Resources RFA Award
Seventeen junior investigators are receiving HCCRC awards for investigator-initiated human subjects research.
BIDMC—Off-Unit Research Support
BCH—Behavioral Science Consultations & Project Management Services
MGH—New options for EMR data
BWH—Research Nurse Support Service
MIT—Nurse-supported off-unit research: Stress & Economics
Research resources across US found through new search tool. http://catalyst.harvard.edu/news/news.html?p=3296
Harvard Catalyst: News and Events in Clinical and Translational Science
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Learn how researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are finding new treatments that advance pediatric care.
The Research Council invites members of the pediatric research community at Mass General to submit original one-page abstracts for Research Day 2013.