Research News - December 8, 2017

 

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December 8, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Insight 4.0 Agreements - Downtime & Rollout
2. Introducing the Harvard Health Innovation Network: A new resource for innovators and entrepreneurs
3. Call for Abstracts: Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) 2018 Poster Session
4. ERIS Newsletter: Serving and surveying your software & application needs
5. Enterprise Research IS Support & Training

EVENTS
 

1. Cardiovascular Research Seminar
2. MGH Immunology Seminar Series
3. MGH ORCD RCR Series - Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Research
4. Clinical Research Billing From Study Start to Completion
5. A Practical Guide to Biobanking for Biomarker and Precision Medicine
6. Study Electronic Data Capture: REDCap and StudyTRAX

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
2. Private Funding Opportunities
3. NIH Update for Week Ending December 8, 2017

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Insight 4.0 Agreements - Downtime & Rollout

As a reminder, the rollout date for the Insight 4.0 Agreements Module is on Monday December 18th

System downtime will begin on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 6pm ET and extend through Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 6am ET.

The Research Applications Systems listed below will be unavailable during this time: 

  • Insight Effort Reporting, Disclosures, Agreements, Admin, Personnel, Humans, Animals, BioSafety and Meetings Management
  • RAS (Research Applications Security)
  • RSMS (Research Space Management System)
  • InfoEd

Please note:

  • MicroStrategy will be available during this time, however, data will be updated only through Thursday, December 14th at 6pm.
  • Knowligent/IP Portfolio (IPP) will be available without interruption.

Please forward this information to the applicable teams within your Department(s).

If you have any questions, please email InsightHelpDesk@partners.org or visit the Insight 4.0 site on Research Navigator.

 
2. Introducing the Harvard Health Innovation Network: A new resource for innovators and entrepreneurs

The Mass General Research Institute is proud to help launch the Harvard Health Innovation Network (HHIN), an organization promoting the wide range of events and opportunities offered by Harvard University and affiliated hospitals in Boston.

The HHIN is open to students, practitioners, researchers and faculty at all Harvard affiliates (Mass General included), who are interested in:

  • Exploring a career in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Learning to evaluate and validate venture ideas
  • Connecting with a diverse community with a breadth of skill sets
  • Applying for startup funding competitions

The HHIN has made it easy to learn about upcoming healthcare/life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship happenings on their website. Check it out!

 
3. Call for Abstracts: Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) 2018 Poster Session

ECOR is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 SAC Poster Session
Now is the chance to exhibit your research but don't wait too long to submit your abstract- we are already 25% full and will reach our capacity before the deadline.

Deadline for submission:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Poster Session gives researchers the opportunity to create a compelling visual display of their work and present it to some of the best scientific minds in the nation. The poster session is an essential part of the two-day meeting, which highlights excellence in research at MGH. Twelve Posters of Distinction will be chosen to receive a $1,000 travel award. A review panel will select a group of finalists from the submitted abstracts. Those finalists will be required to present their poster in order to be considered for the travel award. Awards will be restricted to junior faculty and trainees (i.e. Assistant Professors, Instructors, Fellows, and Graduate Students).

SPACE IS LIMITED
Poster abstract submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Authors must be MGH employees.  Abstracts on any type of research are eligible for submission and authors may only submit ONE abstract.  

SAC POSTER SESSION*
Simches Building, 185 Cambridge St., 2nd Floor (SERI)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Session 1:  10:00am – 11:30am
Session 2:  12:00pm – 1:30pm

*Submitted posters will be placed in a session based on the selected category

PRIZES
Twelve $1,000 Poster of Distinction Awards will be awarded and are intended to help offset the costs of travel to a scientific meeting.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Please click here for more information and to submit a poster abstract!

QUESTIONS
If you have problems or questions please email sac@partners.org

Again, space is limited! Submit your abstract early!

 
4. ERIS Newsletter: Serving and surveying your software & application needs

ERIS strives to find solutions that fit the business, scientific and budgetary needs for research and innovation communities and those who support them. ERIS experts offer trainings and foster forums to help the community get the most out of the solutions. This newsletter discusses free and paid software and applications available now or coming soon to the research community on topics such as Apps A-Z Apps for your LabApps for AnalysisApps for Patient Data. View the full newsletter in your browser. Subscribe to the email list and receive this quarterly newsletter in your inbox.

 
5. Enterprise Research IS Support & Training
Subject matter experts on our team lead live training for research investigators, study staff and administrators. In-person sessions and topical forums are held at various locations. Visit rc.partners.org/events  to locate upcoming training dates and instructions to register. Explore the Knowledge Base to find getting started materials, how-to articles and answers to commonly asked questions. Contact rcc@partners.org for additional support or departmental training requests.
 
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EVENTS
 
1. Cardiovascular Research Seminar

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Simches 3.120

Precision Medicine and Targeted Marketing
Anthony Philippakis, MD, PhD
Chief Data Officer of the Broad Institute

 
2. MGH Immunology Seminar Series

Thursday, December 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, CNY 149, 7th Floor, Isselbacher Auditorium

Title: “A single cell view of the rheumatoid arthritis joint”

Speaker: Soumya Raychaudhuri, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Will be broadcasted MGH Bulfinch 165
Contact Person – Fiona Chen (617/726-1527)
http://www.massgeneral.org/ciid/ourseminars/seminarseries.aspx

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact PHSRCR@partners.org.

 
3. MGH ORCD RCR Series - Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Research

Tuesday, December 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, MGH Campus, details provided upon registration

The Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Research Career Development presents a seminar for HMS faculty and trainees.

RCR: Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Research

This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminar will discuss avoiding conflicts of interest that may arise in various aspects of research, including those related to:

  • Collaborations with academia and industry
  • Financial gain from research discoveries
  • Peer Review of manuscripts and grants

Speaker: Udo Hoffman, MD, Professor of Radiology, HMS; Division Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging; and Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program

Please click here to register for this session.

 
4. Clinical Research Billing From Study Start to Completion

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Simches 3.120

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance

Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance

This presentation will provide a basic overview of clinical research billing.  Attendees will gain a general understanding of the clinical research billing process including:

  • Developing a study budget that will cover all costs
  • Epic research billing responsibilities
  • Determining what is billable to insurance
  • Routing charges appropriately
  • Insight Patient Care Correction process
  • Maintaining financial health of study
  • Understanding relevant regulations and requirements
  •  Available resources

The Clinical Trial Billing Education Series is provided by MGH Research Compliance for the MGH Division of Clinical Research.

This course is geared towards investigators, research nurses, study coordinators, project managers, and all other study staff.

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 1 contact hour of nursing continuing education.

Registration is required. Contact Cassidy Peters with questions.

 
5. A Practical Guide to Biobanking for Biomarker and Precision Medicine

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00– 4:00pm, Simches 3.110

Presented by MGH Division of Clinical Research, Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the BWH Center for Clinical Investigation

Speakers: Pearl O’Rourke, MD, Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, and Scott Weiss, MD, MS
This course will provide an introduction to the use of biorepositories for clinical research, a practical guide to banking, accessing, and using samples and phenotypic data, and an overview of relevant human subjects issues. The course is geared toward investigators and staff at all levels interested in the utility of biorepositories for their research.

 
6. Study Electronic Data Capture: REDCap and StudyTRAX

Wednesday, January 10, 2:00 – 3:00pm, Simches 3.120

Course Instructor: John Putzke, ScienceTrax
Jeremy Alphonse, REDCap

Objectives:
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Compare and distinguish functionality between REDCap and StudyTRAX
• Describe the key factors, reasons and issues related to choosing between REDCap and StudyTRAX
• Analyze which application best fits various research projects and investigator interests

Summary: This goal of this presentation is two-fold.  First, provide an overview of two electronic data capture (EDC) applications offered through Partners Research Computing, REDCap and StudyTRAX.   Second, provide common reasons, factors and issues related to choosing between these two EDC applications.

This presentation is intended for researchers considering the use of REDCap or StudyTRAX.  Attendees will learn about and compare functionality in both applications and examine differences in application development, product roadmap, and support model.  Attendees will also learn about common factors, issues and investigator interests related to selecting the best fit. 

To learn more about visit:
StudyTRAX:    http://rc.partners.org/edcstrax
REDCap:     http://rc.partners.org/edcredcap

Registration is required. Please contact Cassidy Peters with any questions.

 
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process
Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@partners.org.  In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  • Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  • A descriptive title of the potential application
  • Brief description of the project
  • Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award


If there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)
  • Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 - Clinical Trial Optional) 

If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed below or you have any additional questions, please let us know at ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.

 
2. Private Funding Opportunities

Please note that any grant that brings in less than 15% in indirect costs (IDC) will need to be supplemented up to the 15% equivalent by existing investigator or departmental sundry funds. Resolution of this issue must occur prior to submission of the award.

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these funding opportunities.  Note that proposals are still routed through the standard InfoEd/Research Management process.

Week of 12/8/17

  • Arthritis and the Aging Process Research Grant, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
  • Arthritis Research Grants, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant, Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
  • CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
  • FUSF-CRI Grant Program (Focused Ultrasound and Cancer Immunotherapy Grant Program), Cancer Research Institute (CRI)  
  • New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI), Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT)
  • Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award Joel D. Cooper Career Development Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
  • Research Grant Program, Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation  
  • Clinical Investigator Award, Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
  • Grants for Research and Development Projects, Stiftelsen Promobilia - Promobilia Foundation
 
3. NIH Update for Week Ending December 8, 2017

For the latest National Institutes of Health notices, requests for applications, and program announcements, follow this link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/WeeklyIndex.cfm

 
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In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

President’s Innovation Challenge
Application Deadline: January 2, 2018

MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding Support
Application Deadline: January 7, 2018; 7th day of each month

2019 Clinical Fellows in Dementia
Application Deadline:  July 1, 2018

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) Accepting PILOT & DRIVE Grant Pre-Proposals

PCORI - Click here for the latest funding opportunities from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

12/13     Division of Clinical Research Spotlight Series: Pitching/Consenting Research Opportunities in Acutely Ill Subject Populations
12/19     MGH ORCD RCR Series - Avoiding Conflict of Interest in Research

 

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Executive Committee On Research (ECOR)
Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 822, Boston, MA 02114
ecor@mgh.harvard.edu