Sponsored Funding Training Modules
New in your career and looking for guidance on research funding? The self-paced courses located below can help you get started!
This course will provide individuals engaged in clinical and biomedical research with an introductory overview of sponsored research. Those interested in learning more about sponsored research in preparation for identifying a research strategy and funding opportunities within their research discipline should check it out.
This course will provide individuals engaged in clinical and biomedical research with introductory information about federal, and non-federal, research funding resources and tips for navigating research funding opportunities that align with their research objectives.
This course will provide guidance on NIH sponsored Training, Fellowship, and Career Development award programs. Including discussion on how these programs relate to a larger picture of career progression.
While this course will mainly focus on the NIH; the NSF, DOD, and foundations are also covered
Patient-Oriented Research Curriculum in Child Health (PORCCH)
Module Access: https://porcch.ca/
PORCCH is a series of interactive, online modules for patients and families, researchers, clinicians, trainees and anyone interested in learning more about patient-oriented research in child health. The modules are free. All you have to do is register and you can access them at any time, any place. When you finish a module, you will receive a certificate of completion.
The modules cover the following topics:
- Research 101 Part 1: What is health research and who is involved? In this module you will be introduced to patient-oriented health research and the key players involved. This module is primarily intended for patients and families, and anyone without a formal research background.
- Research 101 Part 2: Timeline of a research study – This module will explore the stages of a research study, how patients and families can get involved in research, and the challenges and benefits of patient-oriented child health research. This module is primarily intended for patients and families, and anyone without a formal research background.
- Patient Engagement 101 Part 1: Foundations of patient engagement – In this module you will learn about the key concepts of effective patient engagement child health research. This module is primarily intended for researchers and clinicians, but can be taken by anyone interested in learning more about the topic.
- Patient Engagement 101 Part 2: Patient engagement in practice – This module will help you understand how to effectively engage patients in child health research. This module is primarily intended for clinicians and researchers, but can be taken by anyone interested in learning more about the topic.
- Research Ethics 101 (Coming soon) – This module will provide a general introduction to research ethics and highlight some ethical issues in patient-oriented research. It is primarily intended for patients and families, but can be taken by anyone interested in learning more about the topic.
Duke University Just Ask: Intro to Diversity in Clinical Research
The course is designed to provide an overview of the “Just Ask” concept, health disparities, health equity, and the current state of diversity in clinical trials. The online version of Just Ask begins to frame the ‘why’ around being mindful and intentional in our work to engage and recruit a diverse population of research participants. It also provides a few resources and ideas for how study teams can intentionally begin to incorporate a health equity and diversity lens into study plans.
Developed in collaboration with: Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Duke Office of Clinical Research, and Duke Cancer Institute
Upon completion of this online course, you will be able to:
- Define disparities in clinical research
- Differentiate between Health Equity and Equality
- Recognize the lack of diversity in clinical trials
- Discuss the importance of diversity in clinical trials
- Recognize your role and the study team’s role