Utah StARR strives to provide its resident investigators with access to a network of resources to aid in their research training.
The program main components focus on training scholars in career mentoring, individual development plan, non-degree coursework, research seminars, grant writing, pre-submission grant review, pre-award support and writing workshops. Resources include:
The Utah StARR Handbook was crafted to guide all of our resident investigators through the requirements and goals of the program. It includes the matrix mentoring model overview, sample timelines, mentor selection processes, detailed information on resources, individual development plan templates, and more. Interested applicants are welcome to explore the handbook for more detailed information on the Utah StARR program.
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certification
RCR instruction is a central component of all NIH-funded programs, and is meant to promote ethical and responsible research practices in all areas - including authorship, collaboration, animal welfare, conflict of interest, data management, human subject protections, mentor/trainee responsibilities, peer review, research misconduct, and more.
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Collaborative IRB Training Initiative Certification
The CITI Program is a leader in research education, and offers a variety of trainings to millions of individuals, academic institutions, government agencies, and commercial organizations globally.
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Non-Academic Credit Enrollment
MSCI courses are recommended for all Utah StARR resident investigators who want additional research training. Courses include topics on epidemiology, data management, bioethics, and biostatistics. They are under the School of Medicine Clinical Research Center (MDCRC) heading in the University of Utah Catalog. Most classes attempt to reduce scheduling conflicts with clinical responsibilities and meet at 5:30pm.
Research Education Grant Writing Academy (GWA)
The GWA is a 2 1/2 day intensive grant writing program which utilizes proven strategies and techniques to: develop successful proposals; conceptualize clear and concise aims; communicate research priorities with focus on significance and impact; build strategies for long-term career development; and interpret program announcements and understand review criteria. Attendance is highly limited, please view their webpage for more details.
This four-session, non-credit writing-intensive online workshop is designed for all scientists, especially those starting out, who plan to publish results of their work in scientific journals. Participants will write a draft of a research paper based on generated from their current or previous study for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.
There are a number of resources available to support resident investigators in developing their NIH biosketch. Please use the link to explore Utah StARR recommendations.
These articles were hand-selected by Utah StARR as starting points to understand best practices for mentor/mentee relationships. Please use the link to explore these recommendations.