CRC Research Skills Workshop Series

The weekly CRC Research Skills Workshop offers basic instruction and practical advice on commonly encountered clinical research topics. Sessions are typically demonstration-oriented and provide an informal setting to learn new skills. Sessions are available at no charge and are available to anyone without registration. Workshops are held each Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the CRC Conference Room (A-3210 MCN). PLEASE CLICK HERE if you are interested in receiving weekly e-mail reminders for workshop topics.

Future scheduled workshop topics are shown below.
Click here to see archived topics - with links to handouts.


Date

Workshop Description

Oct 31, 2014
Overview of Pivot and Office of Foundation Relations
Summary: Need help finding funding? Join us for an overview of the services offered by the Office of Foundation Relations. They specialize in cultivating relationships and matching your work with funding opportunities. We will also explore the Pivot database.
(Adele White & Melissa Vandewater)
Nov 07, 2014
Effective Medical Literature Searching
Summary: An exploration of basic and advanced search techniques. We will explore best practices for formulating your question, discuss common database structure, and describe how Boolean Logic, Field Searching, and Controlled Vocabulary build a better search.
(Marcia Epelbaum)
Nov 14, 2014
How to Write an IRB Protocol
Summary: IRB CREDIT AVAILABLE. Want to streamline your IRB submission? Join us for top tips directly from the IRB! We will review why IRB protocols are necessary and break down all the essential components (including template examples).
(L Yvonne Boyd)
Nov 21, 2014
ClinicalTrials.gov: The Basics
Summary: What types of research MUST use clinicaltrials.gov? How do you get an account? What does submission involve? Join us for an overview of the clinicaltrials.gov website. We will explore submission requirements and handy tips for staying compliant.
(Cindy Pastern & Bridget Swindell)
Nov 28, 2014
No Workshop Holiday
Dec 05, 2014
Exploring data and cohort discovery in the Synthetic Derivative
Summary: The Synthetic Derivative is a rich, multi-source database of de-identified clinical and demographic data from Vanderbilt electronic medical records.
(Jacqueline Kirby)
Dec 12, 2014
Utilizing the BioVU Resource
Summary: BioVU is the Vanderbilt DNA biobank. Genetic samples are linked to the Synthetic Derivative (de-identified electronic medical records).
(Sarah P. Collier)
Dec 19, 2014
TBA
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Dec 26, 2014
No Workshop Holiday

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