Research & Scholarship

Navigating Institutional Data Resources

12 pm to 1 pm, December 16, 2016

This workshop will introduce biomedical researchers to data and information resources that are available for their use. The workshop will cover resources for use in data acquisition, storage, organization, analysis, and delivery, such as: 
   • Information and services for use in leveraging data 
   • Michigan Research Experts 
   • DataDirect 
   • EMERSE 
   Erin Kaleba, Director, Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research 

Top 5 Errors Authors Make When Writing Scientific Papers

8 am to 10 am, September 15, 2017

Join us for this workshop as Tom Annesley, PhD discusses ways to avoid the top errors that authors make when developing scientific papers including:

1.  The Introduction: Failure to set the scene for the reader

2.  The Results: Confusing data from results

3.  Figures and Tables: Difficulty reading and grasping the message

4.  The Discussion: Making a poor argument for your work

Improve Your Scientific Writing

9 am to 4 pm, July 31, 2017

The Program for Neurology Research & Discovery and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to offer this workshop presented by Dr. Phillip Leventhal, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Writing.  

Through a combination of lecture and exercises, participants in this workshop will receive an introduction to medical and scientific writing for journals and grants including:

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Preparing Effective Abstracts for Conferences and Publications

12 pm, February 09, 2018

Whether you are submitting your work for publication in a biomedical journal or for presentation at a medical conference, the Abstract is often the only thing that editors and conference organizers use to make decisions about accepting your work. Thus, it is imperative to prepare an Abstract that not only follows the required format and length, but also is informative and can stand on its own in “telling the story” about your work.

Statistical Considerations When Developing Your Research Design

4 pm, March 08, 2018

This workshop covers statistical issues, especially techniques that reduce bias and enhance precision, relevant to the design of clinical trials.  Examples focus on Phase 2-3 clinical trials.  It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Cathie Spino, ScD, Research Professor in Biostatistics.

This two-hour workshop will begin with a lecture on the fundamentals, following by ample time for questions on issues relevant to the audience’s experience in trial design.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

Research Impact for Early Career Investigators

1 pm, June 11, 2018

This session will cover the most prominent citation metrics that junior faculty should be aware of, including H-Index, Journal Impact Factor, and alternative metrics. It will introduce tools available at U-M for accessing metrics and creating simple visualizations to support your impact statements, such as Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, Scopus, and Web of Science. Additional topics will include common misconceptions about metrics, best practices when using metrics, and techniques for enhancing impact.



Data Management for Early Career Investigators

1 pm, June 11, 2018

This session will address data management best practices and emerging federal agency and foundation requirements related to data sharing as a condition of award. Topics will include strategies for funder compliance, from writing actionable data management plans to identifying appropriate repositories, and the professional benefits of sharing research data. This workshop will also introduce services, resources and tools to help researchers with data management planning and compliance.



Marisa Conte