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Research Methods Forum

The Research Methods Forum provides an interactive setting for investigators to present new and developing research ideas to multidisciplinary experts in clinical research methods and potential collaborators, who will provide recommendations. Interested investigators will present their research proposals at an early stage of project development, and again when the research design is more advanced and the collaborative team is more established.

New/early-stage investigators who plan to apply for a CTSI Pilot or KL2 award are encouraged to participate in the Forum or a similar peer review process prior to applying. Such faculty will particularly benefit from this forum, including acceleration of their integration into the URMC research enterprise; obtaining early comprehensive feedback on their proposed research plans; and, ultimately, advancing toward an independent research career.

Funding Pathways for Junior Investigators

Forum Schedule

The forum is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

NIH’s Introduction to the Principles of Practices of Clinical Research

The NIH Clinical Center's Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more. Visit this YouTube page to see recordings of past courses.

Register for the current course.