Harvard Catalyst Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.
Featured News and Announcements
Pilot Funding Opportunity: Up to $75,000 for Proposals that Address Child/Adolescent Mental Health – applications due January 6, 2015 Attendees at the forthcoming Child Health Symposium (see below) are eligible to apply for a new pilot funding opportunity: Addressing Mental Health in the Second Decade of Life Through Translational Lifecourse Research. Proposals are welcome in the following two research priority areas of child/adolescent health: (1) mood dysregulation and its consequences, including suicide, and (2) interpersonal violence. The anticipated funding start date is May 2015. If you have questions, please email us. Please note: To be eligible for this award, the principal investigator or a co-investigator must attend Harvard Catalyst’s Child Health Symposium on October 6. See the website for symposium details and to register by September 29.
Update to MGH CLR Laboratory for HCCRC users
MGH has now formally announced they are closing the CLR lab as of 1/16/15.
Please note the following:
- Services will discontinue on Friday, January 16, 2015
- Final batches will need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 17, 2014
- Last date for receipt of any other samples will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Starting 1/17/15, LabCorp will become the lab for the HCCRC. This means that effective immediately, the HCCRC will continue to support ancillary labs in two ways following the current guidelines*:
- Routine stat labs (run at each institution)
*$50 per visit assay for Junior Investigators and $20 per visit assay for Senior Investigators
Harvard Catalyst Education & Courses
Harvard Catalyst Events
Medical Research Officer (MRO) Information Session – December 16, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm, Yawkey 4-820. An MRO is available at each of the four Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Centers (BWH, CHB, MGH, BIDMC) to assist basic science and clinical researchers with planning, implementing, and conducting both institutional and cross-institutional research. The MRO can also help identify clinical research collaborators, and assist with obtaining medical oversight for procedures that require an institutionally-credentialed provider. Each information session will include a tour of the clinical research center. Pizza and refreshments will be served. RSVP by November 21, 2014.
Harvard Catalyst Funding
Harvard Catalyst Resources
New Video Series for Prospective Participants The Research Subject Advocacy Program has developed a series of brief informational videos for those considering research participation. The series discusses the importance of clinical research, risks, and benefits of participating, and participant rights and protections. Watch the series on the Harvard Catalyst website.
ClinicalTrials.gov: What is it? How do I register? Federal law and journal publication standards require that investigators register their clinical studies in a publicly accessible database. It's a complex topic, but don't worry, Harvard Catalyst has resources and guidance available to help you understand how the regulations impact you and your research, and how to register your study on clinicaltrials.gov. If you're a research administrator looking for tools to help present this information to your investigators, we've got that too.
Research Subject Bill of Rights & Brochure Available in 15 Languages Looking for materials in translation to support conversations with non-native English speakers? The Research Subject Advocacy Program has translated the Research Subject Bill of Rights and informational brochure "Should I Be A Research Subject?" into 15 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Cape Verdean, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.
New Informational Brochures for Research and Prospective Research Subjects Available Looking for materials to support conversations with research and prospective research subjects? The Massachusetts Research Subject Advocacy Group has developed informational brochures to provide prospective research subjects with basic information and important issues to consider on genetic research, social and behavioral research, MRI, PET, and CT Scans, as well as blood draws. Please see the website to preview and download these brochures.
Additional Courses, Events, Funding, and Resources
Call for abstracts: Law, Religion, and American Healthcare Conference– abstracts due December 1, 2014 The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law’s annual conference on May 8-9, 2015 aims to identify the various ways in which law intersects with religion and healthcare in the U.S.; understand the role of law in creating or mediating conflict between religion and healthcare; and explore potential legal solutions to allow religion and healthcare to simultaneously flourish in a culturally diverse nation. To encourage both interdisciplinary and international dialogue, a call for abstract submissions on both broad conceptual questions and more specific policy applications on a wide variety of topics will be accepted. Please email a one-page abstract of the paper you plan to present by December 1. For complete information and to register, see the website.
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