ICTR Studios Consult Services
The “Studios” program brings together multidisciplinary experts to provide free, structured, project-specific feedback for researchers and has become an integral component of successful clinical translational research across the nation.
Studios are a series of integrated, dynamic, and interactive roundtable discussions that bring relevant research experts from diverse academic disciplines together to focus on a specific research project at a specific stage. The Studios program assists researchers in developing, implementing, and conducting their translational research by providing expertise in areas such as hypothesis generation, study design, biostatistics, implementation, analysis and interpretation, recruitment, and research ethics.
Studios Program Goals
The overarching goal of the UMB ICTR Studios program is to facilitate the exchange between researchers and expert consultants and, thereby, enhance the quality of research conducted at UMB. Serving the entire UMB campus research community, the UMB ICTR Studios program operates across all UMB-affiliated departments, centers, and institutes and is open to the study of any disease or community health improvement initiative.
The UMB ICTR Studios program follows the same format as traditional, clinical, and translational research Studios programs: A researcher completes a brief studio application, the studio “manager” reviews the request, assembles a panel of three to six experts (research faculty from multiple disciplines), and circulates the pre-review materials. Typically, researchers request one of seven studio formats: hypothesis generation, study design, grant review, implementation, analysis and interpretation, manuscript review, or translation. A studio moderator leads each studio session, managing the time (90 minutes) and discussion to optimize the usefulness of the session for the researchers. There is no limit to the number of Studios a researcher can request.
How to Request a Studio Session
Use your UMID to log in to the ICTR Service Request webpage to access the link to the application (developed in REDCap)
Please note that Studios are customized to the research area of interest. Once your request is received, it may take 4-5 weeks to coordinate the schedules of the faculty who will be contributing to the Studio discussion. Please plan for this time.
For questions, please email ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu.
NIH Tips on Writing a Research Proposal
Additional information about writing research proposals can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/format-and-write/write-your-application.htm