With the support of our Research Committee and affiliate institutions, Western Reserve Hospital offers resources to help you succeed at any stage of the research process.
The WRH Research Repository is a central location to track research done by any staff member, resident or medical student at Western Reserve Hospital. This includes research done by Western Reserve Hospital residents at partnering or affiliate institutions. Generally, two types of projects are entered into the repository:
Follow the link to the repository after reading these instructions:
All protocols should be enterd into Protocol Builder. Please see the next section for instructions and information.
*WRH partners with LECOM for IRB services. If you are submitting to the repository to seek IRB approval, please be aware of the general approval timeline:
For questions regarding the WRH Repository, IRB timelines, or research resources please email or call Lauren Cowan 330-971-7830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing a protocol can be simple and straightforward with this helpful online platform. Protocol Builder provides structure and wording assistance and can be downloaded into a word document. A well-written protocol makes for faster IRB approval, an easy transition to a manuscript and is required for all protocols submitted to our IRB.
Protocol Builder sign-in
All Residents have been set up with a Protocol Builder account and can access it using the sign-in link above. If you are a Western Reserve Hospital Employee, Medical Staff, or Rotating Medical Student and would like access to Protocol Builder, please email Lauren Cowan email@example.com to create an account. Include your name, department, medical school (if a current student) and email address. Medical students must also name the project they are working on and the primary investigator. Your request will be processed in 1-3 business days.
Protocol Builder Basics & Protocol Builder User Guide
Need to complete training? Follow these instructions, then upload your completed certificate to the submission link.
Already completed training? Use this link to submit your CITI Training certificate of completion to the Research Committee or submit through the WRH Research Repository as you enter a research project or proposal. All certificates must be valid within the expiration date on the certificate. A valid certificate is required to participate in research at WRH.
Western Reserve Hospital and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine are affiliated institutions. Through this affiliation we share resources, including CITI Training, IRB access, research funding, and more,
The resources below have been added to help you gets started with various types or research.
Writing for Impact: How to Prepare a Journal Article (Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc; Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH)
Basic Research Concepts (Office of Research Integrity)
Is it Research or QI? (Chart - WRH)
Helpful Outlines for Scholarly Work (WRH - abstract, manuscript, revisions. references, figures, etc.)
Outlines for Prospective Research Project/Retrospective Chart Review (WRH)
Video Workshops on Research Development
August 3, 2020 - Research Declaration Due
August 31, 3030 - Resident Posters Due - Must use 2020 Poster Template below
September 21, 2020 - Staff Posters Due
October 28, 2020 – Resident Peer Judging (7 AM – 12 PM)
October 28, 2020 – Poster Judging (5 – 7 PM)
November TBD – Resident Presentations & Exhibition at Annual Medical Staff Meeting
Research Day 2020 FAQ
Medical students from affiliate medical schools and those scheduled for rotations at Western Reserve Hosptial may join in on research projects:
Fill out the Medical Student Research Form to tell us your areas of interest or to report research/scholarlty activity you are already involved with alongside Western Reserve Hospital residents or faculty. We will review your entry and help to match you with a project.