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Institution- or Mentor-Based Research – Which One is Better?

A good research undertaking always has a comprehensive plan. A serious researcher does take time to draw up a proposal to show to the approving authorities the basic research purpose that is self-explanatory yet comprehensive. As a matter of interest, new and early-stage investigators need to form a detailed plan of action to be able to elaborate on the following:

Clinical Trial Performance Analytics Explained

Clinical Trial Performance Analytics: Data Is the Core of Research Big data is the core of medical research. Since clinical studies face strict protocols, unpredictable delays, and pressure for low costs, sponsors and contract research organizations (CRO) need robust data to succeed. Synthesized and abundant medical information can help researchers deal with the complexity and demands of today’s medical research.

Risk-based Monitoring Tools in Drug Development and Research

Risk-based Monitoring and Risk-based Monitoring Tools in Research Risk-based monitoring (RBM) tools are essential in drug development and digital health research. Due to the complexity of medical research (with strict regulatory practices, documentation requirements, and ethical considerations), clinical trial monitoring is needed to ensure protocol compliance, data quality, and participant safety. To help sponsors and researchers overcome possible challenges and

Ecological Momentary Assessments & Food Diaries

Dietary Intake, Ecological Momentary Assessment, and Food Diaries: We Are What We Eat Whether it’s a nutritious meat dish or a bowl of high-fat nuts, food intake is a key determinant for physical growth and cognitive development. The assimilation of nutrients plays a crucial role in human metabolism and the prevention of chronic illnesses. Given the prevalence of nutrition-related diseases,

Understanding NIH R-Series Grants

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Grants (R-series) constitute the largest category of funding and support at the federal level. It is also the most sought-after research grant program that provides funds to new, early-career, and experienced investigators as well as institutes and research centers in the form of: Direct research cost Salary Equipment & supplies Travel & other

Understanding Career Development Grants (K Awards)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Career development grants (K awards) are awarded to physician-scientists who seek professional independence and career development. The aim of the grant is to prepare a generation of medical veterans to combat the growing health challenges affecting human health as a whole. K awards, fundamentally a platform to provide career objectives, are a consolidated group

Types of NIH Grants & How to Know Which One is the Right Fit

Before you start writing the grant application, it is important to understand the type of funding agencies such as National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each funding agency has its own approach, goals, and priorities; it is important to understand their mission because funds are research-specific and what works

Rating Scales: A Complete Guide

Rating Scales and Digital Health: Introduction With the increasing role of patient-reported outcome measures in today’s digital health industry, rating scales are among the most effective tools used to assess subjective experiences, such as pain, mood, appetite, and comfort with knowledge. Rating scales facilitate the collection of qualitative and quantitative data in research, which can be used to track the

Grant Proposal: Avoiding Common Errors

Over the years obtaining research funding has become increasingly tough and competitive what with the limited grant availability and bombardment of manuscripts and proposal applications. Nonetheless, it is important for an investigative scientist to secure grant support in order to establish a successful research career. In today’s competitive research environment, however, just a novel or creative idea will not secure

Top 7 Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Funding has never been easy to obtain. Each year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) receives thousands of applications for competing and non-competing Research Project Grants (RPGs). The NIH is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that supports over 25000 organizations worldwide. In 2017, the NIH received over 50,000 RPG applications, of which only about