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1 Workshop I: Proposal Development SSRI Research Supports & Services SSRI Workshop SeriesWorkshop I:Proposal Development SSRI Research Supports & Services
2 Workshop Goals and Agenda Overview of the proposal development processOverview of SSRI services and supports for proposal development. These include:Financial support for proposal development and pilot studiesConsultation in research design, statistical analyses, budgeting and managementResearch infrastructure
3 Proposal Development: Research Support Units at PSU College Research Offices:Information about funding agenciesCollege supportsBudget and management planningFinal proposal preparation & associated technical assistanceProposal submission and grants managementCollege-based Research CentersProgrammatic research development in thematic areasInterdisciplinary partnerships & resourcesInformation about funding opportunities within thematic areasSocial Science Research InstituteCross-college partner and information clearinghouse (SSRI weekly announcements) – SSRI listservePre-award support for proposal developmentResearch services available to Penn State social & behavioral scientists
4 Principles and resources apply to all kinds of funding sources Federal Sources (examples)National Institutes of Health (http://www.nih.gov)National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov)U.S. Department of Agriculture (http://www.usda.gov)U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov)e.g., Institute of Education Sciences (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/index.html)National Institute of Justice (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij)Foundations—nonprofit, corporate, private, etc.Penn State researchers have had success with, among others, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, W. T. Grant Foundation, Ford Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Spencer FoundationFoundation Center’s online search (basic):Available through the Penn State Office of Sponsored Programs website:
5 Phase One: Developing the Ideas and Research Team (6-12 months ahead of submission) Tasks:Refining research questions and specific aimsIdentifying a funding mechanismConducting literature reviewAccessing idea through consultationDeveloping investigative team and rolesMapping the proposal development timetableKey Resources:SSRI-CYFC – cross-college networking & seed funding for pilot workCollege Research Offices – funding search & seed supportResearch Centers – networking & idea development
6 Phase Two: Refining the Research Plan (3-9 months ahead of submission) Tasks:Consulting with funding program officersSpecifying the research plan & methodologyConducting preliminary analyses or pilot studiesRecruiting community or cross-university partners (if needed)Identifying research services needed for planReviewing plan with department head and college research officeKey Resources:SSRI – consultation for design & budget estimations for sampling and data collection, methodology, questions and plans, GIA, imagingResearch Centers, Library, & Consultation Centers
7 Phase Three: Refining and Submitting the Proposal (3 months ahead of submission) Tasks:Finalizing the work plan and budgetInternal review by colleagues or invited external consultantsGathering and finalizing support documents (biosketches, letters of support from consultants and school/community partners, internal budget matches)Format review to guarantee compliance with funder specificationsKey Resources:College Research Offices – Proposal formatting, budget finalization, proposal submissionSSRI – Initial consultation on work plan and budget organization (if needed); seed funding to support reviews by invited consultants
8 Phase Four: Review, Revision, and Resubmission Tasks:Analyzing the reviews – discussions with colleaguesConsulting with the funding project officerResponding to the reviewsResubmittingKey Resources:Cycle back to any of the previously listed resources, as needed on the basis of reviews….
9 SSRI Research Infrastructure Seed FundingFacilitated ProjectsServices and Shared Infrastructure
10 Seed Funding and Faculty Fellows Level I:Level II:FacilitatedFaculty Fellows:Cross-Institute OpportunitiesOVPR Institutes, e.g. Marcellus Shale DevelopmentClinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) mechanismsK-12 Training program; T12 programTranslational Research Clusters
11 SSRI Research Services Consult with our directorsAre these services right for your project?Build proposal development costs into Level I and II proposalsBuild research support services into the proposal for external fundingUse infrastructure supported by SSRI and other PSU Research Institutes
12 SSRI Grant Writing Workshops Workshop #2: The Grant-Writing & Review Process at NIH . December 16, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., The Living Center, 110 HendersonWorkshop #3: The Grant-Writing & Review Process at NSF. March 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., The Living Center, 110 Henderson
13 SSRI Research Units/Services Clearinghouse for Military Family ReadinessSurvey Research Center (SRC)Social, Life & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC)Geographic Information Analysis Core (GIA)Methods ConsultationResearch Data Center (RDC)Data Management and Research Networking - REDCap
14 Military Personnel & Family Research Initiative Daniel Perkins, Director Keith Aronson, Associate DirectorCatalyze basic and translational research to improve the health& well-being of military personnel and families.Foster new research collaborations.Fund Level 1, Level 2, and Facilitated projects in this area.Develop collaborative relationships with military entities (e.g., DoD branches to increase our understanding of, and access to military personnel and families.Identify and team with funding agencies (e.g., NIH, DoD, services branches) interested in supporting military personnel and family research.WATCH FOR NEWS ON OUR KICKOFF AS A NEW RESEARCH CENTER TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 1, 2013.
15 Some Hot Topics in Military Research Family functioning before, during, and after deploymentFamily reintegration when service members experience traumatic stressEvidence-Based program implementation & evaluationSingle parent familiesUnder-represented, non-traditional familiesTreating PTSD outside of traditional VA systemPediatric and adult obesity prevention
16 Awards to Date 07/05/2013 Navy Directory of Opportunities 07/03/2013 Implementation of Office of Special Needs Survey06/17/2013 Military Family Foundations04/24/2013 Navy Youth Sports & Fitness08/01/2012 Strengthening Yellow Ribbon07/03/2012 Clearinghouse Continuation04/02/2012 Military Community Family & Youth03/19/2012 USMC Suicide Impact on Family10/06/2011 Clearinghouse/Obesity (NIFA)09/12/2011 Reserve Affair's Yellow Ribbon03/24/2011 Navy Youth Sports & Fitness01/20/2011 Clearinghouse (Purdue)11/16/2010 Clearinghouse10/14/2010 AZ Reach08/26/2010 Youth Program Training (Nebraska)08/19/2010 AZ Reach Rapid ResponseTotal = $12.5 million
18 Survey Research Center http://www.ssri.psu.edu/survey MissionSurvey Data Collection and Data PreparationPre-award help with grants and survey methodsPost-award services on fee-for-service basisSurvey Research Training (Certificate Program)Focal Point for Research on Survey Methodology
19 Survey Research Center http://www.ssri.psu.edu/survey Methods of Data CollectionMail and self-administered (scanned/data entry)PhoneFace-to-face interviewsSurveys administered in schoolsWeb-based surveysTechnology based surveys (PDA/Smart Phone/Tablet)EMA Data Collection (DREAM)Focus group recruiting and facilitatingDaily Diary StudiesCollection of biological samples
20 Survey Research Center http://www.ssri.psu.edu/survey Pre-award (no cost)- Developing sampling designs- Survey instrument ideas- Help with study design decisions- Prepare cost estimates for proposals related to SRC services- Workshops, training
21 Survey Research Center http://www.ssri.psu.edu/survey Post-award (Fee for Service)Develop and produce samplesInstrument development and evaluationData collection and preparationDatabase preparation and some analysis services
22 Dynamic Real-time Ecological Ambulatory Methodologies DREAM InitiativeDynamic Real-time Ecological Ambulatory MethodologiesReal-time data collection techniques to assess ongoing behavior, experiences, and environmental aspects of humans in their natural settingsAims to understand processes as they naturally unfold in time and contextIncludes:Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)Experience SamplingDaily DiariesAmbulatory physiological assessment
23 DREAM Initiative Basic DREAM Services Additional Services Development of survey programs to be administered on smartphonesSmartphones available for rental at discounted rateManagement of phones and discounted service (data) plansDocumentation and technical supportAdditional ServicesResearcher trainingCompliance monitoring and follow-upAdditional phone set-up procedures, delivery, etc.DREAM may be able to accommodate other study-specific needs upon requestFaculty with expertise in EMA methods are also available for collaboration on projects.
24 SRC & DREAMContact InformationLocation:Survey Research CenterThe 330 Building, Suite 105Innovation ParkSRC Contact informationKurt Johnson, Ph.D., DirectorPhone:DREAM Contact informationJoshua Smyth, Ph.D., DREAM Academic DirectorKristin Heron, Ph.D., DREAM Associate Director
25 Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC)
26 SLEIC 3T MRI Facility Rick Gilmore, Director Siemens Magnetom Trio 3T MRI scannerWhole-body scannerStructural and functional imagingCoils for imagingHeadNeckSpineBreastShoulderKneeWrist
29 SLEIC’s Mock Scanner Simulates scanning experience Training or habituation to scanning environmentClaustrophobia screening
30 SLEIC Human Electrophysiology Facility (HEF) EEG & ERP acquisition and analysisLow & High density systemsVisual & auditory stimulus presentation3D motion tracking and digitizing systemAmbulatory autonomic assessment system
31 Computing Resources HEF Computer Lab (120 Chandlee) Macs – Adobe Acrobat Professional, Net Station, MatlabPCs – Adobe Acrobat Professional, Brain Vision Analyzer, E-Prime 2.0, Octave, Loreta and sLoretaHigh Performance Computing (HPC) clustersMatlab, EEGLab, SAS, R availableSPM, FSL, AFNI, Freesurfer, MRIcron, MRIcro, GIMMECyberSTAR (Partnership with Institute for Cyberscience)
32 How to Get Started Consultation with SLEIC staff Facilities Use ApplicationRequest for in-kind hours for pilot projectsRequest for hours for funded projects3T MRI rates: $ / hrHEF rates: $77.54 / hrObtain IRB Approval3T MRI consent template availableComplete any needed training3T MRI safety trainingHEF net application (or a HEF RA can do this)Pilot your experiment
33 How to Get Started For more information: Visit our website Join our mailing ListTo subscribe, send a blank toContact SLEIC staff(for any questions about the 3T MRI or HEF)Rick GilmoreAndrea SeislerThomas Neuberger (for High Field MRI Facility)
34 Geographic Information Analysis Core Leif JensenFaculty DirectorCarla ShoffResearch AssociateYosef BodovskiGIA Research Analyst
35 Background and Objectives The GIA Core at the PRI and SSRI is one of the few spatial units in the US that are supported by NICHD.Our objective is to provide expertise, services, and research collaborations to allow PRI/SSRI researchers to incorporate geographic information and/or spatial analytic techniques into their research, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies.
36 GoalsTo be innovators in the collection, handling, and utilization of various forms of geospatial dataTo develop new spatial analysis techniques and provide researchers sound advice and easy access to GIS analystsTo keep abreast of development in GIS and the availability of geospatial data (both domestic and international)
37 Why Care about “Space”More research questions require analysis of complex patterns of both individual and environmental data. Different types of data formats are now available and emerging.Advances in GIS and analytic approaches offer new opportunities to enhance understanding of social phenomena.GIA Core services allow researchers to take advantage of new data and tools to generate new knowledge.
38 GIA Core Service: Basic Basic: geospatial data management and archiving, geocoding, mapping, nested contextual data construction and basic exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA).
39 GIA Core Service: Intermediate Intermediate: non-nested data construction, spatial network analysis, online mapping applications, customized programming and advanced ESDA.
40 GIA Core Service: Advanced To facilitate the integration of spatial perspectives in social science research byCollecting data with GPS and wireless devicesAnalyzing data with advanced spatial analysis methods, e.g., Bayesian hierarchical spatial modeling and geographically weighted regressionDeveloping innovative spatial analysis tools
41 Examples GWQR Spatial Segregation Source: Chen YJ, Deng WS, Yang TC and Matthews SA. “Geographically weighted quantile regression (GWQR): An application to US mortality data.” Geographical Analysis. 2012; 44(2):Source: Reardon SF, Matthews SA, O’Sullivan D, et al. “The geographic scale of metropolitan racial segregation.” Demography. 2008;45(3):
42 The DeliverablesMaps for publications, grant proposals, and presentationsContextual data bases drawn from publicly available data sets or other geospatial data sourcesSoftware programs, interactive mapping websites, spatial and network analysis
43 Using GIA Core Services The SSRI encourages researchers to support the GIS programmers efforts/timeFor awarded projects, the PIs are expected to cover the GIA staff time with fundingFor pre-award studies, SSRI provides two mechanisms to use GIA services:internal pilot grants to support preliminary analysis or GIA activities (SSRI level I and II)Internal pilot hours that are only focused on GIA tasks
44 Who Can Use GIA Services? To address the increasing demand, the PRI now provides GIA services to the population researchers in other NICHD-funded population centers. This includes:PRI Research Associates at Penn State(eligible for pilot hours seed grants)Social Science Researchers at Penn StateNIH Population Center Associates Not at Penn State
45 Be spatially creativeSpatial perspectives are getting more and more attention, especially in the health and social sciences. The GIA Core has contributed to several funded projects.If you are uncertain whether GIA can make your research special/spatial, the GIA Core staff are ready to discuss the potential with you.The GIA Core may provide training on GIS and spatial analysis techniques according to your research needs.
46 Contact us Leif Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) Carla Shoff (email@example.com) Yosef BodovskiThe GIA Core Office Hours801, 802, 803 OswaldPlease drop byHappy to meet by appointment
47 HHD Methodology Consulting Group Michael J. Rovine, Director Mission: The HHD Methodology Consulting Group provides consultation for faculty, staff and graduate students through the College of Health and Human Development and the SSRI in the areas of statistics, research design, and measurement.
48 To make an appointment with a consultant, contact Mike Rovine Group membersMichael J. Rovine, Director, ConsultantPeter C.M. Molenaar, ConsultantSy-Miin Chow, ConsultantNilam Ram, Consultant (on sabbatical)David Wagstaff, ConsultantLawrence Lo, Graduate StudentTo make an appointment with a consultant, contact Mike RovinePhone:
49 We like grantsAlthough our consulting activities will not be limited to grant-related activities, we consider providing support for grant applications and providing consultation for funded research to be among our most important responsibilities.
50 Services providedSingle session consultations related to specific questionsMore intensive collaboration related developing or ongoing research projectsQuestions related to statistical softwareInformation about the newest and most innovative methodsSpecializing in single subject time series modeling including fMRI data analysisGeneral questions about statistics
51 In the works Workshops Consultant training for graduate students Software for some specialized analyses
52 Developing a relationship with a consultant Beginning at the beginningDiscussing questions related to the design of the studyDiscussing measuresDiscussing ways to analyze the dataIncluding the consultant as a member of the research team
53 Consistency of the proposal We help to make sure the following all agreeSpecific aimsResearch questionsStatistical analysis
54 Other concerns Analyzing preliminary or pilot data Determining power Reviewing proposal as a methodologist
55 Once the grant is funded Supervising data analysisAssisting with the preparation of reports, presentation, and papersContinuing methodological support
56 Costs Many of our services are currently free We encourage having a consultant included in grant applications as part of the research teamWe are currently considering expanding some of our services, some of these may involve costs
57 Sponsors Department of Human Development and Family Studies Social Science Research Institute
58 Pennsylvania State University Census Research Data Center (PSUCRDC) RDC network - 15 locations (Michigan, Minnesota, Cornell, Texas A&M, Berkeley, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Washington...)Centers allow researchers to access restricted use data collected by the Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).Secure computer lab with hard-wired connection to CB servers in MarylandAll projects must be approved by CB or NCHS before starting
59 Economic and Demographic Data Available Economic Data:Industry Censuses (Manfactures, Retail Trade, Services, Transportation...)Foreign Trade (Import and Export Transactions)Specialized Surveys (Technology, Pollution Control, Energy Use, Business Owners, Capital Expenditures..)Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD)Demographic Data:American Community SurveyAmerican Housing SurveyDecennial CensusCurrent Population Survey (CPS)Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
60 Health Data AvailableAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyNational Center for Health Statistics (NCHS):National Health Interview Surveys (linked with other surveys)Specialized surveys (Nursing Homes, Hospice Care, Health Insurance, Aging, Immunization)National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
61 Status of the Penn State RDC Funding for Five years has been approvedNSF grant (approved July 2013) covers startup costs over three yearsInternal funding from PSU - President and VP for Research, SSRI, Pop Center, Dean of Library, Colleges of LA, Agriculture, HHD, ScienceEstimated Opening Date - early 2014Legal Agreement between Census and PSUConstruction of the secure center in Paterno Library.Hiring an Administrator. 1/2 time GS9 position. Informal search underway
62 Application Process for Access Census Bureau Data Sets (6 months) - must have a statement identifying benefits to the CBProposal reviewed by CESProposals using economic data are reviewed by IRSSecurity review by census - special sworn statusNCHS DataProposal is reviewed by NCHS (6-8 weeks)Security review by census - special sworn status (4-6 weeks)After approval, data sets requested are made available in a directory at CBAll data access is done from the PSUCRDCAll output must pass disclosure review before release
63 Further InformationData resources available in an RDC and application instructionssee web page for Center for Economic Studies (CES) at CensusQuestions about using the PSUCRDC and Economic DataMark Roberts, Professor of Economics, Director PSUCRDCQuestions about NCHS or demographic dataJennifer Van Hook, Professor of Demography and Sociology, Director Population Research Institute,
64 CTSI Resources: REDCap for Research Data Capture Jeanne Spicer, Coordinator Create, populate, clean & query a research database through web forms. No programming required.Data obfuscationE-signature & lockingDouble-entry & quality controlImport data from csvReporting & export to stat packagesSurveys a/o data entry forms
65 CTSI Resources: REDCap for Research Data Capture Manage participantsMulti-arm, multi-site protocolsRandomization modelsLongitudinal studiesCalendaringinvitationsaudit trailfine-grained permissionsencryptionIRB fast-track
66 Why Use REDCap? Security & compliance Web/Database programming skills not requiredNo hardware/software costsTransferable skill -- used at over 375 research institutions worldwideSupport and training
67 Profiles from CTSI: Networking & Expertise Mining for Research Collaboration
68 Why Use Profiles?Publications automatically updated monthly from PubMedServes as PSU expertise databaseDirect2experts Federated SearchSocial Networking strategyVisualizations & Bibliometric tools
69 Contact InformationDouglas Teti, Associate Director;SSRI listserv: New subscribers can join the SSRI listserv by sending mail to:Website: