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SPORR Rigor & Reproducibility Colloquium and Help-a-thon

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The colloquium will feature a Help-a-thon - free 1 on 1 consultations with experts on how to prepare for the new NIH data management requirements.

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Stanford University’s School of Medicine Program on Research Rigor & Reproducibility (SPORR), will be hosting its first school-wide Colloquium and Help-a-thon, on January 23d, 2023, in Paul & Mildred Berg Hall, from 9 am to 1 pm. 

The colloquium will feature a plenary talk from Dr. Harvey Fineberg (President, Moore Foundation, former president of the National Academy of Medicine), along with comments from Dean Lloyd MinorDr. Ruth O’Hara, and a roundtable of faculty and graduate students. It will summarize critical facts about the new NIH data management requirements going into effect on January 25th, as well as other SPORR initiatives within the school to support research quality.  This colloquium is organized in collaboration with Stanford’s Quantitative Sciences Unit.

SPORR will announce up to three monetary awards to SoM individuals, research teams or labs who have demonstrated high standards or creative approaches to research rigor and/or reproducibility in research or education. Nominations for these prizes can be submitted till January 15

The Colloquium is free for all Stanford faculty and staff, and breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration form is also available at the SPORR Colloquium website, where a link will be made available a few days before the event for those who want to join through Zoom.  

Finally, the colloquium will feature a Help-a-thon - free 1 on 1 consultations with experts on how to prepare for the new NIH data management requirements, how to meet R&R training requirements in T32 proposals, as well as to provide general study design and statistical advice. A separate sign-up for help-a-thon consultation is available on the website.

SPORR is an initiative started in 2020 to train and assist SoM investigators in optimizing the rigor and reproducibility (“R&R”) of their research. It is directed by Steven Goodman, MD, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine. SPORR is part of Spectrum, Stanford’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education, directed by Dr. Ruth O’Hara,  Senior Associate Dean of Research. 


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