Getting Started Set Up Conduct Close Next Steps

As you work to generate new hypotheses and create new studies, it is important to develop a strategic plan both for your research and for your research career.

Where will your work lead you? What is the next step in the process? Are there more gaps in the research that you can investigate? Is the direction fundable and sustainable? Is the work informative regardless of the results?

Consider career development pathways as you assess where you and your research currently are and where you would like to be.

What are your long term goals?

  • Promotion to professor?
  • Freedom to pursue your research interests?
  • Perpetual funding?
  • Fruitful collaborations?
  • Mentoring the next generation of scientists?
  • Creating a balancing between work, life and family?

Determine what you would like to see as your next step(s) and consult your mentor for support in this process.

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The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) at Massachusetts General Hospital helps to connect investigators and study staff members to a variety of courses, services and resources that provide assistance with every step of the clinical research process. These include offerings from the DCR itself, as well as associated research institutions and organizations. Mass General resources are listed first; DCR programs are noted in parentheses.




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