Other resources available through the Center for Education Research and Scholarship include tips for submitting a protocol and application to COMIRB for review and approval for human subjects research, information and resources for managing references, and tips for presenting education research and scholarship​.

Tips for COMIRB

New Submissions to COMIRB Checklist

Complete required CITI Training modules. These must be completed before you gain access to eRA (InfoEd).

  • Determine if you are conducting Human Subject Research. You may find the following documents to be helpful:
    • Deciding if an Activity is Considered Human Subject Research
    • COMIRB Decision Trees– Determining Human Subject Research
  • ​Determine if your study should be submitted as ExemptExpedited Review, or Full Board Review.
  • ​If you are working with COMIRB Affiliated institutions (DHHA, CHCO, VA, etc.) you must submit for Institutional Approval at each site you are working with.
  • ​Once you determine what kind of COMIRB review is needed for your study, create a new study in eRA (InfoEd). Access to the portal can be found on the COMIRB homepage.
  • ​Log in using your UCD credentials.
  • ​Select “Human Subjects from the left navigation pane
  • ​Select “Create New”. A box will pop up with “New Human Protocol in Human Subjects Development” marked. Click on “continue”
  • ​Follow the prompts to create a new protocol. You may wish to add a delegate who will be able to add documents, send and receive communications, etc.
  • ​Complete the Application for Protocol Review
  • ​Compile Required Supporting Documents
  • ​If your study is not exempt, you must also submit through the Human Subject Research Portal

Managing References

​Many resources are available on campus for locating and managing references.

My NCBI is a service of the National Library of Medicine, available through PubMed. In My NCBI you can maintain a bibliography of your publications, save searches for PubMed, and save collections of articles you have identified through PubMed. Sign up for My NCBI.

EndNote is a reference management system available at no cost to CU Denver faculty, employees, and students.

Instructions to access and download EndNote

Explore the capacity of EndNote

Mendeley is another reference management system and is available for free.

PubMed and many other databases are available through the Health Sciences Library, with links to full text articles if you sign in to the library with your CU Denver login.

The librarians at Children’s hospital are extremely helpful with setting up literature searches and locating references. Visit Catisha Benjamin and Marie St. Pierre in the library in the Administrative Pavilion, 1st floor, north side of the atrium (formerly the Willow conference room).​

Tips for Research and Scholarship

Planning an Education Project

Worksheet for planning scholarship.pdf

Identify a project you are working on that might be considered scholarship and work through the process of laying out your project goals and methods.

APA-Educational Scholars Program: Making a Poster

Link to Poster Tool Box

How to design an effective poster.

Poster Critique

Poster critique.pdf

Critique the message and visual presentation of your poster to find out if it can stand alone and presents a clear message.

Platform Presentations (from PEG 2018)

Giving a Platform Presentation.pdf

Identifying problems in preparing and giving platform presentations and describing solutions to overcome these problems.

Article on Boyer's expanded definitions of scholarship

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Boyer's expanded definitions of scholarship, the standards for assessing scholarship, and the elusiveness of the scholarship of teaching

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