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|A newsletter for research & medical education||August 2009|
"Go-Live" Date for New IRBNet is September 8, 2009
IRB Submission Process Will Change During the Transition
The new IRBNet system—scheduled to "go-live" on September 8—brings the BMC researcher community the convenience of fully electronic submission and review.
IRB Office Closed During Data Transfer
Data transfer between the two systems is scheduled for August 29, after which the current system should not be used to enter any new information. It is anticipated that the IRB office will be closed from August 29 to September 7 to finalize the transfer. Items that are normally required to be submitted within a 5-business day time frame will be granted an automatic extension during this period.
IRB Submissions During the Transition
Training for all users will occur during the month of August. E-mail updates will continue to be provided as details become available.
Annual Introduction to Research Sessions Starts September 14
Open to All Fellows
Baystate content experts will present research-related topics, such as "Introduction to Research Design" and "Informed Consent." For more details, see September calendar on Events page
Tufts Resouces Support Faculty Teaching Endeavors
Tufts Office of Educational Affairs offers a variety of resources for residency and clerkship program directors and department chairs, such as:
For more information or to discussion specific needs, contact Maria Blanco EdD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development.
Baystate Health Sciences Library Book Sale
20% Off Most Titles
On Tuesday August 18 from 4-6pm the Baystate Book Fair will be held in Chestnut 4. Browse and buy medical titles from Elsevier, Lippincott, Saunders, Mosby, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Thieme and more. Credit Cards are accepted.
Take this opportunity to:
Research Week 2009 Videos Now Available on eWorkplace
Flash videos of this year's two keynote speakers, Dr. David Goodman and Dr. Robert Sternberg, can be viewed on the Research Week page on eWorkplace. Each video is approximately 1 hour.
Continuing Education Updates
Baystate Health's New Continuing Education Evaluation Form
The new evaluation form is used to:
There is a video demonstrating how to complete it correctly.
Grand Rounds and Lectures Now Listed in Course Catalogue
Baystate-sponsored grand rounds and lectures can be searched in Continuing Education's electronic catalog by month, topic/subject or keyword.
Research Incubator Fund Call for Proposals
Letter of Intent Due October 5
The goal of this Fund is to provide support to encourage research by BMERF and BH physicians with the intent of securing external funding. Initial funding of projects approved in this next cycle begins in early 2010.
Key financial support for this endeavor has been committed by BMERF, the Office of Academic Affairs, SAS, BRI, and WNERTA. Grants are awarded for up to 3 years with rigorous mandatory annual review focused on progress towards stated goals. Total anticipated Year One disbursement is $100,000-$150,000 total with $20,000-$50,000 per grant.
Interested investigators should visit the Research Incubator Fund page on Academic Affairs' eWorkplace site.