We encourage all of our collaborators to involve our group at the most earliest stages of their research projects development and planning. We recognize, however, that this cannot always happen. We have provided a list of items that would be helpful to bring or communicated to us prior to the first meeting or discussion in any scenario and other more specific to projects.
For All Scenarios
Be able to discuss your research goals and questions including any documentation that would be relevant such as protocols, previous work, publications, etc.
Estimated time frame for deadlines.
o Similar publications and publically available data
o In-house preliminary data
o Sample size constraints due to max funds requested
o Type (RO1, U19, etc)
High Throughput Analysis Support
o Microarray, Nanostring
o RNAseq (and other Seq)
o Flow Cytometry
o Correlation and network analysis
o Gene set enrichment (What gene sets of interest?)
o Biomarker discovery and cross validation
o References to other approaches interested in trying
General Clinical and Clinical Trials Support
o Type of database (if applicable)
o Logistics of obtaining access to database
o Patient Information Certifications needed