A Collaborative: The Stanford Medical Education Research Group

Welcome to the School of Medicine's Medical Education Research & Evaluation Group Blog. Meetings are Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. This blog is used to announce agenda items, document research discussions, and share ideas and information about publications, presentations and conferences. This site is maintained by the Division of Evaluation. Questions? Contact Dr. Fetterman (davidf@stanford.edu). Assistance with postings? Contact Ms. Jennifer Berry (jenberry@stanford.edu)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Collaborative Writing Software

This is the new collaborative software I mentioned in our last meeting.

http://www.writely.com

It allows us to collaboratively write papers and track our changes. Sylvia, Jen, and I are signed up to use it already.

You can join the waiting list by going to their site (which might take a month or two) or I can make you instant users by inviting you to collaborate on a specific document. If you would like an invitation, just let me know and I will take care of it. Take care.

- David

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

We have a guest speaker at our next Research Group Meeting.
She is Barbara Arnoldussen from the Research Compliance Office.
Barbara will speak about consent, including approaches such as:
"completion of this survey constitutes permission and consent."

Time and date of her talk: this Thursday, June 1st from 10:15 to 11 in
Redwood T-13B. We can discuss additional issues after her
Question & Answer session.

Here is her contact information:

Barbara H. Arnoldussen
HRPP CQI Associate Director
Research Compliance Office
Department of the Dean of Research
1215 Welch Road, Modular A
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5401
Phone 650-725-2903
6 Fax 650-725-8013

http://humansubjects.stanford.edu/

Friday, May 26, 2006

I am emailing everyone the IRB protocol frmo our cultural competence grant so you can see a successful example of a "blanket" IRB for education research. Later you can show me how to post a document to the blog.
Clarence

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I have invited a member of the IRB team to speak with us at our next Research Group meeting on June 2. I have asked her to speak about the IRB process and specifically student consent forms as we discussed. I will keep you posted and let you know when we have a confirmed session. The session when confirmed should be most interesting and useful.