Turgeon- July 31st

Turgeon- July 31st - Research Plan Judith Turgeon, Ph.D....

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Unformatted text preview: Research Plan Judith Turgeon, Ph.D. Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, and Vascular Medicine Common sense Careful planning Intense effort and lots of rewriting A reviewer friendly approach Writing a successful scientific proposal requires Basic Tenets of Scientific Writing ( from A. Coelho, Review Policy Officer, NIH) Understand Agency Mission Understand Peer Review Secure Collaborators for areas in which you lack experience and training There are no competitors in science, there only are potential Collaborators Grant writing is a learned skill Care and Handling of Reviewers (from Coelho, NIH) Organize, dont be sloppy , use readable fonts Make it easy for them to understand things Make it easy for them to find things Dont make them work hard Make it easy for them to be your advocate Dont treat them like idiots If I could explain it to the ordinary person, it wouldnt have been worth the Nobel Prize. Richard Feynman , to a reporter from People magazine, 1985 Research Grant Application Usual Content Specific Aims Background and Significance Preliminary Data (new application) or Progress Report (renewal application) Research Design and Methods Subjects human / vertebrate animal Literature Cited Specific Aims Research Design & Methods Keep it simple Clearly articulate the HYPOTHESIS Avoid the over-ambitious label Specific Aim Guidelines Avoid the over-ambitious label not necessary to show that you have considered all possible ways to answer the question (save some options for renewal) 5-yr grant application doesnt necessarily mean 5 specific aims be realistic Specific Aim Guidelines , cont....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course STATS 221 taught by Professor Nielson during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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