Due to an extended building-wide power outage scheduled for this Saturday morning, the Mulford Library will be opening at noon. Alternative study spaces are the hospital cafeteria and the lounges in Health Education, the Wolfe Center, and Collier. (Electricity will also be off in the Mulford Annex.)
Thanks for your patience as the University improves the Mulford Library Building infrastructure!
Resources for Researchers is one of many resources at the NIH Office of Disease Prevention. At Resources for Researchers search a library of federal tools and resources to help you develop and conduct prevention research projects. You’ll find data instruments, research findings, clinical practice guidelines, and examples of translating research into practice through public health programs, policies, and interventions.
Looking for summary stats on current public health topics? The CDC National Center for Health Statistics has 300+ data briefs in subjects as immunization, behavioral disorders, childhood asthma, diabetes, health disparities, cholesterol, heart failure, insomnia, e-cigarettes, lung disease, nutrition, opioids, and much more.
Keywords are a great place to start searching.
The summaries are in text and graphics in PDF and webpage formats.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of articles on the findings on research are published, forming the official record of science. This has been going on since the 17th century, but recently a kind of war has broken out over the cost of journals to the universities and research institutions where scientists work, and to anyone else who wants to access the research, such as policy makers, patient support groups and the general public.
Traditionally journals charge their readers a subscription, but since the start of the 21st century there’s been a move to what’s called open access, where the authors pay to get their articles published but anyone can read them, without charge. In Europe Plan S has called for all research funded by the public purse to be open access, by 2020. If and when this is implemented it could have downsides on learned societies who depend on income from journal subscriptions to support young researchers and on scientists in the less developed world.
Some universities, and even countries, have recently refused to pay the subscriptions charged by some of the big science publishers. This has lead to some scientists using a service run by a Russian hacker, which has effectively stolen the whole of the scientific literature and gives it away, free, on the internet.
Matthew Cobb looks back at how the scientific publishing industry got to its current state and asks how it could change. He argues that scientists themselves need to break their addiction to wanting their articles to appear in a few well known journals, and instead concentrate on the quality of their research.
Some other observations/conclusoins by the panel
Scientists, university administrators, and journalists often use where an article is published and judge on the journal brand rather than the quality of the article. This is clearly wrong.
It affects recruitment, whether or not a piece of research is interesting, and even shapes how scientists work, grant applications.
Publishing for for profit is more often at odds with centering on the quality of individual articles. Moreover how quality individual articles, often overlooked, contribute to scientific knowledge, theory, and useful discussion.
Open dialogue needed between demand side (research community) and supply side (publishers)
No easy solutions- ultimately scandalous scientific publishing is our own addiction that have no direct quality to what we have to produce or other assessments in academics
Publisher and ultimately science itself has to change so that science itself can change for the better.
Further reading and resources include
The Hastings Center has developed a new publishing partnership with Wiley. Beginning with the January-February 2019 issue (volume 41, no. 1), Ethics & Human Research (formerly IRB: Ethics & Human Research) is available by subscription in print and online at Wiley Online Library. The Hastings Center also partners with Wiley for the publication of the Hastings Center Report.
E&HR aims to foster critical analysis of issues in science and health care that have implications for human biomedical and behavioral research, including rapid developments in science and medicine that bring new challenges to the ethical, regulatory, and policy frameworks that govern research with humans in the United States and elsewhere.
For additional humans/ethical research, consider PubMed@UT.
(Consult with a Mulford Librarian
for additional PubMed tips and other resources! )
Consider starting with this search phrase–>
(“Human Experimentation”[Majr]) AND bioethics[sb]
Use the limits in the left column to narrow results with limiters as review articles and time periods. Use Show Additional Filters for additional limiters as Languages and Journal types.
The surveys are designed for different purposes, focus on different populations, and collect different types of information. They also differ in how questions about sexual victimization are asked and what types of victimization are included.
Need some stress reliever tips that do not require much time?
The UT Library Guide Mindfulness, Stress and Burnout just might have what will work for you.**
Take some deep breaths
Exercise – Aim for 30 minutes/day
Eat well – Minimize sugars, refined carbs, caffeine, chemical preservatives,hormonesEat more Omega-3 fatty acids to give your mood a boost –
fatty fish(salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines), seaweed, flaxseed, and walnuts
Individually Randomized Group-Treatment Trials (IRGTs)
One or more study conditions receive at least some of their treatment in groups or through a common change agent. Examples include surgeons and psychiatrists with multiple patients. Also intervention trials addressing health behaviors as physical activity.———————————————————————————————-
Resources for Researchers
Search a library of federal tools and resources to help you develop and conduct prevention research projects. You’ll find data instruments, research findings, clinical practice guidelines, and examples of translating research into practice through public health programs, policies, and interventions.
Training in Prevention Research Methods
Federal courses, webinars, online tutorials, and more in prevention research methodology, focusing on study and intervention design, data analysis, and measurement methods.
–Also search “research methods” (in quotes) at https://www.nih.gov/ for other related resources and Pubmed articles.
–Consider searching PubMed@UT with a search phrase as –>
“Research Design/methods”[Mesh] OR “Research Design/standards”[Mesh]
Use limits in left hand column, as dates and reviews/systematic reviews
–Consider searching OhioLINK books with the Medical Subject Heading (under Subject) Research Design Use the Limit/Sort option at the top of the page to narrow results