FAQ

Office of Academic Research Development (OARD)

What types of research support does the Office of Academic Research Development offer?

OARD offers a variety of research support to assist a researcher through the entire research process. OARD promotes research, evaluation and scholarship across the education continuum by providing education, advising (through proposal and protocol development), mentorship, and collaboration.

Education is available through the Research Education and Scholarship Series is comprised of one hour presentations of basic research topics given throughout the year.  These presentations are provided to anyone interested and are meant to provide research skills and education in research. Topics can be requested by or tailored to specific departments.

A Step-by-Step Research Guide is also available for researchers to follow throughout the research process, from start to finish. Important institutional contacts are also available throughout this guide to provide assistance at any of these research steps.

OARD also offers various types of workshops that can be tailored to a particular department and arranged upon request. For scheduled workshops, see the OARD calendar. To RSVP to any of these workshops or for more information, contact Joni Bailey Send an e-mail .

Departments can also become involved in Journal Clubs to learn the skills necessary to review manuscripts and extract important information. To join a Journal Club or for more information, contact Joni Bailey Send an e-mail.

If I am the PI (principal investigator) of a project, am I eligible to apply for a Research Mentorship Award?

A Research Mentorship Award can be submitted by one PI or 2 co-PIs who are employed by Baylor Scott & White Health Central Texas.

How is the Research Mentorship Award reviewed?

The entire review process takes 3 weeks.  The application is reviewed by two independent reviewers, and then approval and a funding decision are made based on these reviews. An application can be accepted, require resubmission, require reviewer comments to be addressed, or rejected.


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