Pediatrics Research Guide

Facilities and Resources

Facilities

John Whitin PhD

Director of Laboratory Research Development

 

Pediatrics Shared Equipment (Link to Google Sheet)

Stanford Core Research Facilities: The Stanford School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services. These include 20 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University.

Pre-Award Resources

Research Management Group (RMG): Stanford School of Medicine’s institutional official for proposal submission and award acceptance ensures compliance with federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policies.

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR): Negotiates contracts for the School of Medicine. The Contracts team handles subcontracts (agreements from other institutions), subawards (agreements from Stanford to another institution) and clinical trials. 

Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU): Provides expertise in biostatistics and informatics, mentors and educates investigators in research methods. MCHRI members and trainees may request free collaboration and consultation for their research projects related to maternal and child health from the QSU (click here to submit a request to the QSU).  

Institutional Facts: Find Stanford facts that must be entered in all proposals. 

 

Facilities and Resources Templates

Research Resources

Scientific Service Centers

SOM Scientific Service Centers: The Stanford University School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services.  These include 20 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University at predetermined fees.

Translational Resources

Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD): Focuses on methodological research for innovative clinical trial design to enable translational medicine. 

Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU): Stanford’s ambulatory and laboratory services research center provides multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research support to accelerate novel bedside diagnostics and treatments. CTRU is capable of offering both adult and pediatric bedside, phlebotomy, dietary, laboratory, and biobanking services. 

MCHRI Clinical Research Support Office (CTSO): Enables innovative, high-quality research to fulfill the mission of Stanford Children’s Health (SCH), by providing operational, informatics, regulatory, and other needed support. 

Spectrum (CTSA): The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education aims to catalyze the development of training, services, methods, and process innovations that lead to a more efficient translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve health.

Biobanking Services

Stanford Biobank is a School of Medicine core research facility dedicated to providing all investigators with biobanking resources.

Stanford Cancer Institute’s Tissue Procurement Shared Resource provides support for cancer-related research. 

Research Administration

DoResearch: Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, provides Stanford resources for managing research and scholarly inquiry. 

Human Subjects Research and IRB: Forms and templates for Human-involved research studies. Determination of Human Subjects Research Form

Industrial Contacts Office (ICO): Negotiates and signs agreements on behalf of the University, if your research involves interactions with, or funding from, industry, or if you need research materials from labs outside Stanford.

Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC): Forms and templates for Animal-involved research studies.

Office of Technology Licensing (OTL): Evaluates invention disclosures for commercial possibilities, and when possible license them to industry. If the inventions are successfully licensed, cash royalties collected by OTL provide funding to the inventors' departments and schools, as well as personal shares for the inventors themselves.

Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC): Established to care for the occupational health needs of Stanford University faculty and staff. 

Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO): Oversees the protection of human participants in research and overseeing scientific and ethical considerations for human stem cell research.

Quality Improvement Program: Facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance by developing operating procedures, policies, and best practices within the School of Medicine; tracking FDA, GCP, and ClincalTrials.gov compliance; and educating and training researchers. 

Resources for R

Brief Consultation Services

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School of Medicine Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center: The goal of Bioinformatics-as-a-Service (BaaS) is to help Stanford labs do cutting-edge bioinformatics data analysis without a significant investment in laboratory personnel. Have a quick question? email: gbsc-baas-team@lists.stanford.edu. The BaaS Office Hours are: every other Friday and are announced on SCG Mailing List and in SCG Slack #scg-announce channel.

R Open Lab (Stanford Libraries): Troubleshoot, connect, & get started with R. Stanford libraries provides R experts as well as a community of workshops and online resources. Currently, their office hours are Wednesdays from 2-4pm. Reserve a slot here.

Department of Statistics Consulting Service: The Department of Statistics offers a free online consulting service to members of the broader research community during each Stanford academic quarter. You can sign up for a free consultation here.

ICME Computational Consulting Service: With access to experienced students and top researchers, C² ("C-squared") is in a unique position to offer advice on a range of topics in computational mathematics. Currently office hours are closed. If you have a question you can email them at c2questions@lists.stanford.edu

Data Studio: The Data Studio is a collaboration between Spectrum (The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education) and the Department of Biomedical Data Science. It is open to the entire Stanford community. Their data scientists offer drop-in consulting in the the last session of each month. Consultation request can be submitted here. You can join the mailing list here.

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Hands-on Consultation Services

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School of Medicine Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center: The goal of Bioinformatics-as-a-Service (BaaS) is to help Stanford labs do cutting-edge bioinformatics data analysis without a significant investment in laboratory personnel. To set up a consultation, email gbsc-baas-team@lists.stanford.edu

Data Studio: The Data Studio is a collaboration between Spectrum (The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education) and the Department of Biomedical Data Science. It is open to the entire Stanford community. Their data scientists offer both extensive and in-depth consultation for a Medical School researchers and drop-in consulting in the the last session of each month. Consultation request can be submitted here. You can join the mailing list here.

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Online Communities

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Slack: #r-support

Connect on Slack: #data-practitioners

R mailing list – For announcements & workshops about R

Stanford Libraries – Resources for learning and using R at Stanford

Community of Practice – Data Practitioners 

StanfordR Group – R programming language community at Stanford

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Seminars

SOM Upcoming Events: The School of Medicine catalogs and lists upcoming seminars. Sign up for a weekly events mailing list: weeklyevents@lists.med.stanford.edu.

Research Related Resources

Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD): Focuses on methodological research for innovative clinical trial design to enable translational medicine. 

Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU): Stanford’s ambulatory and laboratory services research center provides multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research support to accelerate novel bedside diagnostics and treatments. CTRU is capable of offering both adult and pediatric bedside, phlebotomy, dietary, laboratory, and biobanking services. 

DoResearch: Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, provides Stanford resources for managing research and scholarly inquiry. 

Human Subjects Research and IRB: Forms and templates for Human-involved research studies. Determination of Human Subjects Research Form.

Industrial Contacts Office (ICO): Negotiates and signs agreements on behalf of the University, if your research involves interactions with, or funding from, industry, or if you need research materials from labs outside Stanford.

Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC): Forms and templates for Animal-involved research studies.

Lane Medical Library: Enable biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. 

MCHRI Clinical Research Support Office (CTSO): Enables innovative, high-quality research to fulfill the mission of Stanford Children’s Health (SCH), by providing operational, informatics, regulatory, and other needed support. 

Office of STEM Outreach (OSO): Encourages and assists Stanford faculty and students to engage in science outreach targeted at our nation's youth, school teachers, and general public.

Office of Technology Licensing (OTL): Evaluates invention disclosures for commercial possibilities, and when possible license them to industry. If the inventions are successfully licensed, cash royalties collected by OTL provide funding to the inventors' departments and schools, as well as personal shares for the inventors themselves.

Spectrum: The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education aims to catalyze the development of training, services, methods, and process innovations that lead to a more efficient translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve health.

Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics: Interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and service on topics in bioethics and medical humanities. Pioneering new approaches to studying the ethical issues presented by new technologies in biomedicine.

Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC): Established to care for the occupational health needs of Stanford University faculty and staff. 

Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO): Oversees the protection of human participants in research and overseeing scientific and ethical considerations for human stem cell research.

Quality Improvement Program: Facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance by developing operating procedures, policies, and best practices within the School of Medicine; tracking FDA, GCP, and ClincalTrials.gov compliance; and educating and training researchers. 

Need help preparing grants?

Pediatrics Research Development Office offers free experienced grant writing and pre-award strategic planning 

Grant Writing Academy for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Route To Getting Grants (R2G2) for Junior Faculty

Office of Faculty Development an Diversity (OFDD)