MERG Research Collaborative Application Form

The overarching purpose of the Research Collaborative is to help researchers complete high quality, multi-institutional educational research studies. As such, once applications are received, the Research Collaborative (a sub-group of the Education Research Committee) will select those that are appropriate for presentation during Surgical Education Week. The presentations at the spring meeting will help researchers 1) solicit additional sites for participant recruitment, 2) elicit feedback on research questions and methods, 3) learn about other ongoing multi-institutional research efforts. The Research Collaborative may also assist with IRB coordination, statistical analysis, research methodology, and site recruitment as needs are identified by study Principal Investigators.

MERG Research Collaborative Application

  • Applicants must be an MD, DO, or PhD with a full-time clinical or research position in an academic medical institution where the research will be conducted.
  • Supporting Documents

  • The Research Plan is limited to two pages and must include background and aims, research strategy with summary of proposed analytic strategy, and up to 24 month timetable (projected start date is July 1, 2019).
  • NIH-formatted biographical sketch for the Principal Investigator and any co-Principal Investigators
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    • Additional letter from any applicable groups that will be studied (e.g., medical student clerkship or residency program director)
    • No limit, including any research or survey instruments you plan to use.
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