Services We Offer
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Experiment Design and Planning
- This is a required free service for all new studies.
- Must be done prior to IRB submission.
- You will be given a data sheet (when applicable) with your variables coded in a way that can be easily analyzed by our statistician.
- Research Services will provide feedback on protocol drafts at any stage.
- A one hour general consultation session is offered free of charge on what an Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol is and how to start drafting it.
- We will not write your protocol, however, we will provide feedback on your protocol draft free of charge.
Research with OSF
- Help will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Must be approved by the department head, GME, or Dean’s Office, depending on the project.
- View Decision Tree For Student And Resident Research Support
- We offer our services to all UICOMP affiliates, OSF employees, and Carle employees.
- The first three hours of the Initial Consultation on experimental design and planning are free. Our fee is then $50 for each additional hour.
- Interpretation of results, including text for manuscript, is $50/hour.
- If further analyses needs to be run, it will be charged at a rate of $50/hour.
- Feedback on draft of response letter/other changes made to manuscript are offered free of charge.
- Help is provided with interfacing with Chicago to submit the application.
- Feedback is provided on draft of the application.
- Research Services provides help finding appropriate collaborators for applications.
- Provides guidance with budget preparation if there isn’t anyone in the department who does this.
Pre-registration of Studies
- Some journals either encourage or require studies to be pre-registered. What this entails is putting up a design and analysis plan on a website (e.g., Open Science Framework) or submitting it to the journal, before you begin the study. If you know which journal you would like to try to submit this study to, consult their website for their specific guidelines. If you pre-register a study with a journal, the design and analysis plan will go through a review process, during which the plan may be refined based on reviewer feedback. If you pre-register a study directly through a website like Open Science Framework, your plan will not be reviewed. When the study is submitted for publication, you would refer back to this pre-registration in the methods section. The rationale is to ensure that the analyses reported in the manuscript were planned, and any additional analyses conducted are reported as exploratory. Analysis code and de-identified data are sometimes also placed on these websites, depending on the requirement of the journal.
- There is only a one-time fee of $25 for this service.