ResearchMatch.org Launches Spanish Website

ResearchMatch (RM) is the national online recruitment tool that matches people interested in research with investigators throughout the United States. ResearchMatch has just launched a Spanish version of the website inviting Spanish speakers to sign-up in Spanish, enabling researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System to use ResearchMatch to connect with and recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers for their studies.

RM is a not-for-profit activity and is funded through the NIH’s CTSA program. With more than 131,000 registered volunteers and over 6,100 investigators at 154 participating institutions, ResearchMatch hopes to increase the pool of Spanish-speaking volunteers and to increase the recruitment of underrepresented groups in research.

Are you a Mount Sinai Health System Researcher interested in learning more about ResearchMatch? Register now or attend an online training!

Every initial submission to the IRB should include for approval:

  1. The use of ResearchMatch as a recruitment strategy*
  2. Your ResearchMatch contact message**
  3. Your REDCap prescreening (eligibility) survey – if desired.

* If not included on an initial submission, ResearchMatch should be added as a recruitment strategy in an amendment submission.

**Your RM contact message cannot contain study team contact information or survey links and must be less than 2,000 characters.

Already registered with ResearchMatch and wanting to recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers? Submit any Spanish contact messages to your IRB for approval (including any other participant-facing materials, such as consent forms) and ensure you are prepared for inquiries from Spanish-speaking volunteers.

Share ResearchMatch with people you know that are interested in finding out about research studies, and help us grow the number of volunteers in the New York metropolitan area!

Contact the Office of Research Services via its Research 411 Portal’s Research Subject Recruitment form by selecting ResearchMatch.org Assistance, if you have any questions or need help with the process at Mount Sinai Health System.

 

Research Using Cellular Therapy

In recognition of the growth of clinical research utilizing cellular therapy, research administration leadership is working to ensure that we establish the proper regulatory and operational procedures to support this important work.  Effective immediately, Dr. Jeffrey Jhang, Director of Blood Bank and Transfusion Services, will manage the regulatory review as part of the established Ideate review process.   

We encourage you to contact Dr. Jhang or Dr. Luis Isola, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, early in the process of developing your protocol to review the feasibility of the proposed work and to confirm proper resource allocation.

 

Office of Research Services Launches the Research 411 Portal

Do you need help navigating research systems at ISMMS?

The Research 411 Portal is the place to get answers to your questions about how to navigate the conduct of research throughout the MSHS. It is a help desk ticketing system where you can ask general questions through Research 411 or get help with the services that the Office of Research Services (ORS) offers. See the below menu of services offered. The ORS team is dedicated to helping researchers navigate the expanding research enterprise of the MSHS.

How to use the Research 411 Portal:

Go to the Office of Research Services (ORS) website and click on ORS Research 411 Portal. You will see the below menu of current Research 411 Portal tickets, click on a ticket, complete the form and hit send!

TIP: If you’re not sure which ticket to use, or if there isn’t a ticket for your specific questions, use the general Research 411 form at the top of the list of choices.

New services are continually added as the research enterprise continues to evolve. Announcements about new services will be made via the ISMMS Research Listserv. Please make sure that you are subscribed by entering your email address under “Research Listserv” on the  Research Web Portal’s Getting Started page (within the MSHS firewall) to ensure you stay informed.

 

8th Annual TMII Symposium Recap Released

The Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII) is pleased to provide a recap of the 8th Annual TMII Symposium.

We applaud all the fantastic talks by the invited speakers, oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts and poster presenters. In case you missed it, we would like to announce the winners of the best poster from each section:

  • Cancer/Body: Stefanie Hectors “MRI Texture Features as Predictors of Histopathologic and Genomic Characteristics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”
  • Cardivascular: Christopher Faries “Quantification of endothelial permeability in the mouse aortic root with 3D self-gated T1 mapping: disease progression and treatment with statins”
  • Nanomedicine: Mandy van Leent “mTOR-S6K1 signaling regulates macrophage metabolism and proliferation in atherosclerosis”
  • Neuroimaging: Laurel Morris “Enhanced signal power with high field MRI improves power for detection of signal in small midbrain and subcortical structures relevant for psychiatric research”

You can find the program for the symposium and for the Windows to Our Body Art Exhibition at the same link https://tmii.mssm.edu/tmii2018/.
Please visit the Windows to Our Body Art Exhibition at The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller (215 E99th St.). The gallery has extended the exhibition to May 30th.

To view pictures of the symposium and the welcome reception visit https://tmii.mssm.edu/tmii2018/. TMII expects to be posting videos of the talks soon.

 

The Research Listserv

  • Do you conduct research, or would like you like to be involved in research within the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS)?
  • Are you seeking funding for your next big idea?
  • Would you like to keep up-to-date about research administration policies and procedures at Icahn School at Mount Sinai?

The Research Listserv can help.

The Research Listserv is one single email list encompassing the entire research community. If you do research at MSHS, you may already be a member of the Research Listserv. To check if you are a member or to change your subscription preferences, click here and enter your email address under Research Listserv at any time within the MSHS firewall (on-site at a MSHS location or via VPN). If you are not a member, your email selections will be blank. To join, or edit your existing preferences, choose your topics and click  at the bottom of the page. You will receive an email confirming your subscription or any changes you make.

You will be able to choose from the following:

Not convinced? Maybe this will help –

  • You can modify your subscriptions at any time by entering your email address under Research Listserv on the Research Portal Getting Started page, when you are within the MSHS firewall. You will always receive a confirmation email when you change your subscription preferences.
  • You can unsubscribe from everything, and still be assured that you will receive messages intended for the entire research community (Dean’s Office or the most important messages from the GCO, IRB/PPHS, IACUC, etc.).
  • You will receive each mailing ONLY ONCE, unless you are subscribed with two functional email addresses. If that should happen, email research.services@mssm.edu, and we will take care of it immediately.

If you are part of the research community of the Mount Sinai Health System, you should be a part of the Research Listserv. Join today!

 

Proteomics and Metabolomics Seminar Series Invites Speaker Suggestions and Collaboration

To promote the use of Proteomics and Metabolomics by Mount Sinai researchers, the Dean’s CoREs and Research Resources Program is hosting a series of seminars to familiarize Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) users with these technologies and capabilities. Both Cores are supported through our collaboration with Stony Brook University. In February, we invited John Haley, PhD, Director of the Proteomics Center (SBU) who gave a presentation focusing on proteomics applications in cancer therapeutics.  First in the series, Dr. Haley’s presentation was well received by the ISMMS researchers, particularly by the faculty involved in cancer research.

We are reaching out to you to increase the topics for Proteomics and/or Metabolomics to a wider audience.  Please send us the names of additional speakers you would like to invite to speak on the use of these technologies and research applications.  It would also be good to know if there are specific areas of research which we should focus on for speakers (Infectious Diseases, Immunology, etc.).

Finally, please let us know if you are planning to invite any particular speaker(s) in and we can discuss partnering with you to support the cost of the visit.

Thank you for your support of the collaboration between SBU and ISMMS as we seek to make this a useful resourceful for the entire ISMMS research community. Please email your response, comments, and questions about the Proteomics/Metabolomics Seminar Series to Dr. Shekhar Patil (shekhar.patil@mssm.edu).

Time for an Annual Mailing List Subscription Check-up with the Research Listserv

On March 1, 2017, the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Research Information Technology Department launched the Research Listserv for research related mailings throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.

For the last year, it has served as a primary source of research related information for the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), sending out nearly 450 emails to our more than 4000 subscribers from throughout the system, many of whom may be unaware of their power to customize their subscription preferences according to their interests and roles in research.

Two of the Research Listserv’s founding goals were to provide choice to users and to limit duplicate blast emails. Therefore, it sends mailings out according to topic and subject, selections that can be made by a user at any time within the MSHS firewall by entering their email address under Research Listserv on the Getting Started page of the Research Web Portal. If a subscriber picks every list below, they can expect to get a broad range of announcements without duplication of individual mailings. Below are the lists from which subscribers can choose:

Human Subjects Research

  • Guidance & Education
  • Events
  • News

Animal Research

  • Guidance & Education
  • Events
  • News

COREs

  • Guidance & Education
  • Events

Grant Submission & Management

  • Awards & Funding Opportunities
  • Events
  • Policies, Procedures & Education
  • NIH and other Funding Agency News

Research Resources

  • Guidance & Education
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources, Supplies & Equipment

IDEATE

  • News & Status

It is vital that new research hires and any research personnel who are not getting these emails visit the Getting Started page on the Research Portal where they can find the Research Listserv box and enter their email address to join. Important research related announcements are made by the Dean’s Office as needed, and so please pass the word along. Once new members click on “Save Changes,” they are subscribed and will receive a confirmation email summarizing their selections.

Please feel free to open a ticket with the ORS Research 411 Portal’s Communications Support form for assistance with subscribing,  if you have questions about the Research Listserv, or if you have a message that you need to send to the research community.

New Research Help Desk is Coming – ORS Research 411 Portal

The Office of Research Services (ORS) serves as a central resource that provides navigation and consultations to Mount Sinai Health System researchers about research processes, resources and systems. Over the last few months, ORS has developed a new streamlined help desk ticketing system called the ORS Research 411 Portal to provide a single point of contact for research teams to ask any research operations related questions and access assistance with the consultative services that the ORS offers. These include, ClinicalTrials.gov registrations & reporting, IND & IDE application support, protocol development, training & education, recruitment, and multi-site study development & coordination. The Research 411 Portal is in the final stages of testing and it will be fully launched by June 2018. In the interim, please visit the ORS Research 411 Portal for your research needs. We welcome your feedback at research.services@mssm.edu.

InfoEd Instructions For Submissions Started Prior to Upgrade

The Grants and Contracts Office conducted a major upgrade of InfoEd on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it may have affected some users’ submissions. Researchers may need to take additional steps to ensure that their submissions are properly completed.

If you started your project in InfoEd prior to the upgrade, which began at 5 pm of 11/17, and it has not already been received by the GCO, please be aware that finalizing, routing and sign off may be impaired since the old template will not convert to the new template properly without a manual intervention.  Below are the steps to fix it:

  1. Go into the Setup Questions > Please select a Submission Mechanism/Screen Template.  In this drop down, select any choice.  Then re-select yours. This refreshes the program and creates the correct InfoEd application.
  2. You must re-upload your Lay Summary, Research Plan, Progress Report, and/or Final Report in the appropriate tabs.
  3. You should now see the eForm as a stand alone tab.  If it’s new, the eForm is called “New/Competitive Renewals/…”.  For other projects, it is called “Non-Competi Cont/Supplement…”
  4. On the eForm, please answer q. 16 re: location again.

Technical support for InfoEd applications is available by opening a Ticket with Research IT.