The ONR aims to elevate nursing research by supporting investigators throughout the research project lifecycle, from project development to close-out.
The Office of Nursing Research provides complimentary statistical consultations with leading experts in research design and statistical methods. We provide a large range of expertise for School of Nursing researchers. Our consultants assist faculty researchers and students and can be booked in 30-minute blocks for up to 2 hours.
Modeling Parties are designed to help faculty and student researchers develop and critique their grant design. The modeling parties allow investigators to have their work reviewed informally before it is sent to the sponsor for an official review. During a modeling party, the investigator meets with three to five reviewers who are experienced with research design and analysis, the subject matter, the grant type and/or have served on funder review committees. The reviewers read a draft of the grant in advance and come prepared to discuss the strengths and weaknesses in a constructive way.
Reviewers typically give feedback on the fundability of the project, the clarity of the aims, whether the proposed research plan will fulfill the aim, and the scientific merit of the research plan. The PI may also have some specific questions that they pose to the reviewers in advance.
Click below to schedule a Modeling Party or visit the SoN Intranet for additional information.
Grant Lifecycle Support
SoN pre- and post-award staff support faculty in the proposal development process and grant execution stage, which includes but is not limited to budget tracking, purchasing, reconciliation, and progress reports. Pre- and post-award staff work closely with Finance and Administration, the Office for Sponsored Programs, and Grants and Contract Accounting to assist faculty with grants.