Research Newsletter Fall 2007
11. Continuing Education and Training Courses
The Office of Research Resources has scheduled its Spring 2008 Research Seminar Series designed for faculty conducting or planning to conduct funded research.
- A seminar on “Consultants” is scheduled for Thursday, April 17 @ 12 noon.
- A seminar on “Subawards” is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 @ 12 noon.
For both of these seminars, K. Kulage will present on pre-award procedures and R. Torres will present on post-award procedures. In addition, lunch will be provided. More information and the opportunity to RSVP for these meetings will be announced in early March. Contact K.
Kulage with any questions or for more information.
Videos, Powerpoint Presentations, and Handouts from the Spring 2007 Research Seminar Series are also available:
Research Resources Videos
(best viewed with Firefox, Netscape or Internet Explorer 7)
Pre-Award Grant Preparation: Electronic Grant Submissions (video)
Kristine Kulage focused on new procedures for electronic grant submissions
Post-Award Process: Roles of Researcher
and Staff (video)
Ruth Torres presented information on how funded grants are managed through the University and the School
Accounts Payable: General Policies and Procedures (video)
Jackie Erickson from the University’s Accounts Payable office presented an overview of University policies and procedures
- “Online: Developing Nurse Scientists” is an online course providing general research training for nurse scientists who are in the early stages of their career development. Through the completion of four self-paced modules, nurse scientists learn practical skills and strategies necessary for preparation as a principal investigator and the development of a successful program of research. Seasoned researchers and deans of schools of nursing designed course content within a variety of topical areas to include: (1) Overview of the NIH mission and organizational structure; (2) Description of key research funding mechanisms; (3) Essential elements of a competitive application for research grants; (4) The grant review process; (5) Recruitment of diverse populations for research; (6) Issues related to the ethical conduct of clinical research; and (7) Techniques for dissemination of research findings. Nurse scientists may register for the online research training course and complete the modules free of charge at this link: http://www.nursescientists.com/. To enhance learning, five videotapes that complement the online course content are available for purchase. This online course provides 5 educational contact hours through the Maryland Nurses Association.
- View the Spring 2008 Mayo Clinic Continuing Nursing Education Conference Calendar
- The Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) offers non-credit courses and training to faculty, staff, students and researchers. Many of the courses are free and some of the courses require the payment of a small fee. View the courses available online. The providers include: Center for New Media Teaching and Learning with courses for faculty and preceptors; Human Resources Training and Organizational Development and Finance Division with courses for employees; Columbia University Libraries, which offers courses for all members of the Columbia community; Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), which offers courses for all members of the Columbia community; and Research Administration with courses for those working on or applying for grants.
- The Columbia University Health
Sciences Library software workshops include courses on Endnote, Reference Manager, Photoshop, Smart Googling for Healthcare Professionals, and QUOSA Information Manager, a new research tool (currently subscribed to by the Columbia University Libraries) that "streamlines and turbo-charges literature retrieving, organizing, searching and sharing. These courses are FREE to Columbia faculty, staff, and students.
- The Columbia University Human Resources Office regularly offers courses on: