Click on the links below for guidance regarding the difference between quality improvement and research projects and how to get started with each type of project.
WVSOM encourages collaborative research, both within the institution and with external collaborators. Employees collaborating with external researchers are generally required to follow WVSOM policies and procedures, meaning all WVSOM approvals must be in place prior to the employee undertaking the collaborative work. For more information, or to see how collaborations by students at/with external PIs are considered, please see the student webpage.
As a WVSOM student research mentor, your responsibilities are to help guide the student through the approval process and ensure that the required permissions are in place. The WVSOM mentor may also help the student access WVSOM resources (e.g. statistics consultation, travel/poster funding) or provide professionalism mentoring. The WVSOM mentor may also be monitoring educational aspects of the program (e.g. a research rotation).
For clarity, the WVSOM mentor is not research personnel on the project and the WVSOM mentor should not be funding the research. The student should not be sharing data or specific information regarding the project with the WVSOM mentor, nor should the WVSOM mentor ask for any of those things related to the research project (without permission of the PI).