Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Oct 30, 2014

Present:  Marianne Burke, Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

Start Up:  (Missed this!) 

1.                  Discussion Marianne Burke shared her draft application to the Lindberg Research Fellowship offered by the Medical Library Association
a.       Concise, clear language
                                                  i.      Literature review
                                                ii.      Significance – three specific ideas leading to the need for evidence-based information about library-based services, using dermatology because… leading to a cluster randomized trial. (Minimizes bias and strengthen validity…)
1.      Software attached to outcomes
2.      Library services attached to outcomes
3.      Cost may be affected
b.      Consistent headings and outline form: help the reader understand, using terms from the application instructions
                                                  i.      What each topic is (headers)
                                                ii.      Flow of information: why this is important before what the details are
c.       Aims: aims are broad; hypotheses are specific (e.g. there is no difference in time to resolution for patients in the intervention group compared to patients in the control group)
                                                  i.      One aim
                                                ii.      Two hypotheses   
d.      Budget: present the entire budget?  Or just the portion paid for by the fellowship?
e.       Research design:
                                                  i.      Sub-headings to support flow
                                                ii.      Diagram of recruitment, randomization, patient visits, recruitment, and interviews
f.       Limitations: watch for tone
g.      Timeline: make consistent with application; remember final report
h.      Research Dissemination Plan: this is a separate criterion in the reviewer’s instructions.  Buff this up!
i.        Next steps
                                                  i.      Letter of support (set up for Ben)
                                                ii.      Revise

2.                  Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., at Given Courtyard South Level 4.   Remember: the first 15 minutes are for checking in with each other.
a.       Oct 30: Marianne’s topic – doctoral fellowship application(s)
b.      Nov 6: Connie to check with Ben on BHI data analysis (No Marianne, Charlie, or Amanda)
c.       Nov 13: Marianne – grant applications

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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