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Public Health: Research Skills

Research in environmental/occupational epidemiology requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Research Skill Guides

  • 10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly   Sensible, helpful ideas for improving academic writing skills.
  • Advice on Designing Scientific Posters   A scientific poster is a large document that can communicate your research at a scientific meeting, and is composed of a short title, an introduction to your burning question, an overview of your trendy experimental approach, your amazing results, some insightful discussion of aforementioned results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to your research, and some brief acknowledgement of the tremendous assistance and financial support conned from others—if all text is kept to a minimum, a person could fully read your poster in under 10 minutes.
  • Nature Methods Points of View Bang Wong, Creative Director at the Broad Institute at MIT, provides instruction in effective visual communication of science in this monthly column. For most direct access, sroll down on the right to Recent Publications for quick access to the columns.
  • Powerpoint Poster Templates  A dozen templates in different dimensions (inches and centimeters)  will assist you in creating a poster session from Powerpoint slides.
  • Ten Simple Rules Collection   The Public Library of Science (PLoS) offers skill guides for researchers and professionals that include:
    • Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published
    • Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants
    • Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Collaboration
    • Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations
    • Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation
    • Ten Simple Rules for Doing Your Best Research, According to Hamming

Institutional Review Board

Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board or COMIRB is your central access point for information on federal laws & regulations for research involving humans. COMIRB is a board established to review biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects conducted at or supported by University of Colorado Health Sciences Center or University of Colorado Hospital.

Forms, instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, and education is available from the website.

COMIRB Education Resources  Learn more about the COMIRB process and how to apply for approval of your research.

Health and Safety Training

Health and Safety Training for University of Colorado Denver This training resource includes modules that are required for laboratory workers at the Anschutz Medical Campus and other university laboratory facilities. The following topics are addressed:

  • Biosafety Training
  • Fire and Life Safety Training
  • Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Training
  • N95 Respirator Training and Fit-Testing
  • Radiation Safety Training
    • Radiation Safety Modular Training Program
    • Online Radiation Safety Annual Refresher Training