Trainee Resources

The resource list here for trainees is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a portal to resources that are frequently requested.  Please visit this site again as we add new resources for trainees.

OHSU Resources

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI)
One of the first awardees of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), OCTRI is charged with changing biomedical research to create a vibrant academic home for clinical/translational investigation. 

Infrastructure programs serve investigators and their research activities by providing access to key research tools, methodologies, and expertise and enhance the speed, quality, and quantity of clinical and translational research.

Career Development for Researchers

Helps you navigate career development resources from across OHSU. You can find information about classes and workshops offered by Research & Funding Development services, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research institute (OCTRI), and more.

Research Funding & Development Services
Provides central resources to investigators in early stages of career development to find funding, improve grant-writing skills, support professional development and strategically plan for future research projects.  You will find information on funding opportunities and grant writing help, including workshops and successful grant examples at this site.

OHSU Medical Research Foundation (MRF)
Supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigations through MRF Seed Grants and Early Clinical Investigator Support Grants.

Tartar Trust Research Fellowship 

OHSU medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are eligible for awards worth up to $2,000.

NIH Resources

Career Development Awards
This link to the K Kiosk provides information about NIH Career Development Awards, including the K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award and others.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

LRPs are competitive applications.  If accepted, NIH will repay some of your qualified educational debt in exchange for a two or three-year commitment to research.

Grant Writing Tips
Many NIH Institutes put out guides and tip sheets on their Web sites.  A few of them are listed on this Web page including links to tutorials, annotated grant applications and a mock Study Section video.

This video of a mock study section produced by the Center for Scientific Review gives an inside look at how NIH grant applications are reviewed.

Other Favorites (CTSciNET)
The journal Science offers a great resource on career development, funding, science jobs.  The site includes GrantsNet, a biomedical funding search network; and Science Careers for networking.

Science Translational Medicine
This journal focuses on translational medicine research from all stages.  A regular feature is an associate editor's column, composed of 8 young scientists, which offers a short critical summary of a new publication that should be of wide interest to clinical and translational investigators.

Collaboration and Team Science (NIH Ombudsman)
An excellent resource for team research provides practical tools for download such as an Agreement Template and a Team Science Field Guide.  This web site includes topics that range from preparing yourself for team science and forming a research team to strategies to overcome challenges.
A collaborative wiki site with tools and educational material for clinical and translational investigators.  This knowledge base of resources is supported by the consortia of  CTSA's  Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research/Design (BERD) Group.