Training Contents

Strength in Writing: Writing for Publication
As you perform your research studies, you’ll come to realize that your research is telling a story that contributes to the human knowledge base. Dr. Brian Waters, an associate professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will walk you through the steps of publication which includes common reasons for rejection and publication, selecting the right journal for your publication, the writing process, and addressing reviewer feedback.
writing, publication, peer review, rejection, response, editing, journal, feedback
Brian Waters, PhD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Formulating Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Objectives
In this module, we’ll be learning about developing research questions, research design, and collaboration. These are all elements that combine to form the basis for interdisciplinary research, which is what DaCCoTA is all about. Without learning to work together in well-thought-out, systematic research, the goals of gaining knowledge will seem beyond our grasp. We’ll also take a look at available statistical software in addition to examining scientific literature.
research questions, hypothesis, hypotheses, objectives, design, collaboration, interdisciplinary, literature, software,
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Strategies for Developing a Team Science Grant Proposal
In interdisciplinary science, you’re only as strong as your team. With the right team, you’ll be able to realize your goals as a primary investigator. With the wrong team, your research project will quickly descend into dysfunction. We’ll hear from Amy Gantt, director of the Office of Research Development at Tufts University. In this module, she’ll recount principles of good team science and anecdotes of success and failures.
team science, grant, proposal, writing, timeline, planning, strategy,
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Introduction to Predatory Publishing
In academic and research careers, we’re often under immense pressure to publish our findings as quickly as possible so that we may advance scientific dialogue and our presence within that dialogue. However, not all journals have our best interests at heart, and the consequences of publishing with these journals can cost you opportunities, promotion, and your reputation. We call these journals “predatory journals” because they prey on researchers and academics for profit. Ruth Bueter, a Serials and Systems Librarian for The George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library in Washington, D.C. will walk us through how to identify predatory publications to help you preserve scientific progress.
predatory, publication, peer-reviewed, profit, writing,
George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Introduction to Mentoring
An introduction to mentoring on topics such as the Matrix Mentoring Model, conflict resolution, mentor/mentee dialogue, mentoring models,
matrix mentoring model, mentoring, motivation, dialogue, conflict, models, roles, responsibilities,
Professional Development Core

Work/Life Balance
Work/life balance is a state of harmony between employment and personal obligations. In our era of technology, it can seem like we’re uncertain of boundaries, wondering when work ends and our personal lives begin. This can lead us to burnout. In this module, we’ll tackle topics that can allow you to achieve and maintain work/life balance.
relationship, balance, value, stress, goals, responsibility, accountability, organization, demands, priority,
Professional Development Core

Evaluating a Scientific Journal Article
The best way to write a research question is to peruse the scientific periodicals and find out where “your” science has been and where it needs to go as far as research is concerned. To that end, we’ll once again visit Tufts CTSI and visit with Lori Lyn Price, a statistician within the BERD Core.
journal, science, progression, advance, evaluation, article
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Human Research Protection Training
OHRP offers a variety of free online trainings for the research community on human research protections based on the principles of the Belmont Report and the requirements of the revised Common Rule (or 2018 Requirements).
Considerations for Reviewing Human Subjects Research, Human Research Protection Foundational Training, human subjects, Common Rule, Belmont Report,
US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections

Research in Diverse Communities
The elimination of health and other disparities requires high quality and methodologically sound research on racial/ethnic minorities. The diversity of Indigenous communities in the Great Plains increases the urgency for research that addresses disparities. Existing research provides a compelling argument that findings based on predominately White samples may be insufficient for understanding other racial/ethnic minority groups. In order to generate impactful data on racial/ethnic minorities we must provide best practice training for new and current researchers.
research, diverse communities, American Indian, Indigenous, Great Plains, trauma, resilience, best practice,
Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center

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