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Welcome to this month’s RCA! Session! Please feel free to enter any questions here in the chat.
OPSD offers Concept Review for scholars who do not have a concept review program in their own department: https://medschool.duke.edu/research/research-support-offices/office-physician-scientist-development/opsd-resources
Department of Medicine Concept Review program: https://medicine.duke.edu/research/research-resources/research-development-council
Sangeeta Joshi, M.D.
Will these slides be shared? Thanks
Yes, we will share the video recording and slides afterwards.
Interested in taking the course that explores these concepts in more detail? See the new course listed here: https://crtp.duke.edu/curriculum/basic-science-research-track/
The anatomy of a Specific Aims page: https://www.biosciencewriters.com/NIH-Grant-Applications-The-Anatomy-of-a-Specific-Aims-Page.aspx
Will the course starting in August also be geared toward more clinical research?
It makes sense to do the research plan BEFORE the grant, but often times, you see the RFA 2 months before the deadline. In this setting, you’re writing the research to meet the criteria in the RFA.
..and your don’t always have the preliminary data
Dr Rachel Dew, M.D.
When are you too old for a career development grant
A lot of foundation grants don't give back reviews - any suggestions beyond simply asking for them?
How far in advance of a grant submission deadline do you recommend completing a Concept Review? Is this basically a presentation of the grant aims in powerpoint form?
Is this a stand-alone course, or must it be taken as part of the Basic Science Research Track in the Duke Clinical Research Training Program?
Jonathan R Young
At what point is it most appropriate to have a conversation with the program officer?
@Michel Easer, It can be taken as a stand-alone course that you are also able to add to the full degree later on
How can we register and is there a wait list?
Registration for BSRT courses: https://crtp.duke.edu/apply/
There is not a wait list!
In the context of training grants do you recommend concept review before identifying your mentors?
Course Description can be found here (CRP 275 RESEARCH PROJECT AND PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: A STEPWISE APPROACH): https://crtp.duke.edu/curriculum/course-descriptions/
I had the privilege of going through the Concept Review process organized by Andy and Dee 3 months before my R01 application. Highly highly recommended
Sorry, I have another question.
I struggle with the idea of preliminary data
In my field, I often work with very expensive data sources and there is no way to do a preliminary study without the funding for access to that data
Who should be at the concept review? i.e. what makes a good reviewer/team of reviewers?
I second that!! You never outgrow a need to get good feedback!
Thats very helpful, thank you.
Tomo Souma, M.D., Ph.D.
When would it be best for having a concept review? How much preliminary data should I have before asking for a help?
is the course only offered once per year? (I know budgets are tight right now in our divisions/departments)
Follow up question - is it helpful to have existing mentors at concept review or better to have faculty who may be much newer to your work/ideas? Or a mix?
is the course only offered once per year?
I know budgets are tight right now in our divisions/depts. and it may be difficult to get support for tuition
…and how many reviewers would be best to attend to the concept review? i.e. avoiding too few vs too many cooks in the kitchen :)
I want to express gratitude and admiration for Andy and Dee for this selfless service. This service takes so much time, and they are doing this for free. They are true rare gems
Thank you so much for this excellent talk!
Jonathan R Young