The following items are taken directly from the CWRU MSSRP Training Checklist.
As a CWRU MSSRP student, you are required to complete the following steps before the start of your summer research project:
- All required regulatory training (you can find more information about regulatory training under the Regulatory Requirements tab).
- Identify a CWRU MSSRP faculty mentor and feasible 8-week summer research project.
- Identify and set defined expectations with the mentor for the summer research experience.
- Complete any required IRB or IACUC applications for research involving humans or vertebrate animals.
- Work with mentor to clearly identify your SPECIFIC ROLE(S) in the project.
- Submit a student’s research proposal (~1000 words) and program application by February 12 (date is subject to change).
As a CWRU MSSRP student, you are required to meet the following standards for program participation for the duration of the program:
- Complete a 5-min oral presentation on your proposed research to the faculty for feedback and critique.
- Complete IBMS 500 course “On Being a Professional Scientist” (15hrs, Responsible Conduct of Research).
- Complete any required training for research involving humans, vertebrate animals, lab safety or radioisotopes.
- Spend at least 40 hrs per week engaged in active research.
- Participate in all team activities associated with your mentor’s research (group meetings, journal clubs, etc.).
- Participate in the CWRU MSSRP 3-day short-course on NIDDK-related research methodologies.
- Participate in weekly Journal Club.
- Meet with faculty mentor and Program Director weekly to review progress and receive direction.