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Recruitment Series: Selling Your Study

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As researchers, we are trained to evaluate a study and protocol for scientific value, feasibility of execution, and risk/benefit ratio.  However, when it comes to recruitment, we must view our study through the lens of a potential participant.  Why should they care about this study? What have you done to make it easy for them to participate, and why should they take time out of their day? These "sales" skills are also critically valua...

Accelerating Health Care Innovation in North Carolina: Charting the Course

Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Every Day until September 24, 2021

NCBiotech and FastTraCS are collaborating with health systems across North Carolina to provide a foundation for clinician innovation. This two-day virtual event puts an emphasis on action, connecting attendees with the people, insights, and strategies needed to systematically tackle the innovation process from ideation through execution.

banner for virtual event - September 23-24, 2021, 11:30am-3:30pm

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How do I identify significant unmet needs in...

Accelerating Health Care Innovation in North Carolina: Charting the Course

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Every Day until September 24, 2021

NCBiotech and FastTraCS are collaborating with health systems across North Carolina to provide a foundation for clinician innovation. This two-day virtual event puts an emphasis on action, connecting attendees with the people, insights, and strategies needed to systematically tackle the innovation process from ideation through execution.

banner for virtual event - September 23-24, 2021, 11:30am-3:30pm

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How do I identify significant unmet needs in...

Finding Funding: Working with foundations

Friday, September 24, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mento...

Recruitment Series: Make it Clear: Lay Language Best Practices for Recruitment

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do you explain your study to your potential study participant?

Converting scientific concepts into layman’s terms, foster engaging informed consent conversations, and obtaining successful enrollment can be hard. Join the NC TraCS Recruitment and Retention Program to learn how to meet your target audience where they are and write clear, concise recruitment materials.


Recruitment Series Sessions

September 22, 2021

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OHRE Education Session: Promptly Reportable Information Overview

Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As of October 1, 2021, the Office for Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is releasing an updated SOP #1401. SOP #1401 was previously entitled “New Safety Information” and will now be titled “Promptly Reportable Information”. The SOP has been revised to increase readability by revising the formatting, updating definitions, and amending tables. As part of this release, we will be offering a new IRBIS form and annotated instructions and ...

Biostatistics Seminar Series: Exploring high-dimensional datasets: Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and clustering

Friday, October 01, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Exploratory data analysis is useful to understand a dataset—to find insights and generate hypotheses, rather than test hypotheses. It's easy to understand a dataset when it's small, just a couple of patients and relatively low number of variables. What do you do if there are many variables or many data? How can we understand what's going on in the data, then?

In this session of the TraCS Biostatistics Seminar series, you will learn m...

Finding Funding: Panel discussion - Lessons learned about finding funding

Friday, October 01, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mento...

Qualitative Research 101

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This online training session will provide an introduction to qualitative research methods. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences conducting qualitative research.

Topics:

  • Differences between quantitative and qualitative research
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Strategies for qualitative data collection
  • Methods of qualitative data analysis

Presenter: MaryBeth Grewe, MPH,
NC TraCS Commun...

Recruitment Series: Designing Effective Recruitment Materials

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When tasked with designing recruitment materials, how do you make sure your study stands out from the others? What tools are at your disposal to create eye-catching materials? How do you communicate your study quickly and effectively?

Understanding the tools and strategies for developing recruitment materials can start your recruitment on the right foot. Join the NC TraCS Research Recruitment and Retention Program to learn how to use l...

In-Depth Contracting Considerations for Multi-Site, Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials at UNC

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join NC TraCS and the SOM CRSO for a presentation for current and future Principal Investigators on the UNC contracting process for multi-site, industry-sponsored clinical trials. The Office of Industry Contracting within OSR will present on the Clinical Trial Agreement (CTA), including CTA language, common hold-ups, and will also answer questions regarding the CTA execution process.

A Zoom link will be provided to registered participant...

Communication Skills: Paper writing

Friday, October 08, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mento...

Semi-Structured Interviewing

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive online workshop will focus on semi-structured interviewing, a data collection method used in qualitative research. Participants will have the opportunity to practice developing interview questions and using interviewing skills.

Topics:

  • Basics of semi-structured interviews
  • Development of interview questions and probes
  • Interviewing skills
  • Considerations for conducting virtual interviews.

Presenters:
MaryBeth Gre...

Recruitment Series: Material Design Workshop

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You’ve learned how to communicate your study effectively and create visually appealing recruitment materials––Now let’s put it all together. In this final session of the NC TraCS Fall Recruitment Series, our recruitment specialists will help you to redesign your materials to stand out! 

Prerequisite – Registration link for the workshop will be provided separately. Attendees of this course must have participated in at least 1 o...

Communication Skills: Pitching yourself and your research program

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mento...

Introduction to Focus Groups

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This interactive online workshop will provide an introduction to focus groups, a data collection method used in qualitative research. Attendees will also participate in a mini "mock" virtual focus group session.

Topics:

  • Focus group methodology
  • Considerations for planning a focus group
  • Development of focus group discussion guides
  • Focus group facilitation skills
  • Tips for conducting virtual focus groups

Presenters:
MaryBeth Grew...

Clinical Protocol Development Series - Day 1 of 2

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Clinical Protocol Development Series

The goal of this two day series is to provide researchers with knowledge, tools and resources to aid in the development of a scientific protocol for a clinical research study. Both sessions will begin at 9:00 AM and a question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

The first day of the series will provide an introduction and focus on the following key points:
- Who needs a clinical protoco...

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This online training will provide an introduction to basic qualitative data analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to practice developing and applying codes.

Topics:

  • Basics of qualitative data analysis and steps in the analysis process
    • transcribing, memoing, codebook development and coding
  • Using computer-based analysis software
  • Exploring content areas or themes
  • Interpreting and communicating findings

Presenter...

Clinical Protocol Development Series - Day 2 of 2

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Clinical Protocol Development Series

The goal of this two day series is to provide researchers with knowledge, tools and resources to aid in the development of a scientific protocol for a clinical research study. Both sessions will begin at 9:00 AM and a question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

On the second day of the series we will take a "deeper dive" into clinical study design, statistics, and their impact on clini...

Communication Skills: How to give a 10-minute scientific talk

Friday, October 29, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mento...

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