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Research Proposal Process

Having a strong understanding of the research proposal development and review process is to your advantage when seeking project funding or approval. These courses are designed to provide fundamental information as you begin a research project.

CME: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

"Understanding the NIH Review Process"

  • Knowing what happens behind the closed doors of the review committee will greatly enhance your chance of success. After this module, you'll be better poised to frame your proposal in a way that will make it easier for reviewers to understand your proposal, increasing your chances of a positive review. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P.
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"Research Protocols: Guide to Success"

  • Scientific advances are based on reproducible science. At the heart of reproducible science is the research protocol. In this course, guidelines for protocol preparation consistent with regulatory requirements and best practices will be discussed. Distinctions will be drawn to differentiate a research protocol from a grant application.
  • Recommendations on the importance of specific and measurable outcome measures will be made in the context of mandatory reporting requirements (for example, www.clinicaltrials.gov results reporting). Institutional resources that can assist investigators with protocol preparation will be highlighted. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Complexity: Introductory
  • Presenter: Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D.
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"Developing a Research Question"

  • Are you struggling to identify a research question? It doesn't matter how rigorous the methods are or how substantial the results — if the question does not appear to be interesting and important, the results won't matter to very many people. This module will help you frame a question that clearly conveys its importance and innovation. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P.
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"Writing a Research Proposal"

  • In a research career, writing proposals is an unavoidable task — and thus an essential skill. Although specifics vary for each program, most proposals share common elements. This module describes these common elements and how they support each other. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P.
  • Mayo Clinic employees: Enroll now
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  • Oct 21, 2014
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