DBBS Students are Invited to Participate in a Research Study

Complete These Steps to Participate in the Study

  1. Print an informed consent document and return it in-person to Stacia Burd or Janie Henderson in the DBBS Suite, Becker 410. 

  2. Check your email for confirmation and a link to the Assessment survey. 
  3. Complete and submit the Assessment. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete. 
  4. Look for your annual email reminder and link to complete the same Assessment during each year of graduate study.

The purpose of this research study is to better understand what constitutes effective, evidence-based training for Ph.D. students in the sciences. DBBS is designing and implementing new curriculum in fundamental core competencies that are necessary for success in science.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.

Invitation to Contribute Data

If you agree to participate in this study, we will send you a link to an online survey each year while you are a DBBS student. The annual survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and is designed to assess your level of confidence in the following areas: Scientific Reasoning, Writing & Communication, Bioscience Knowledge & Skills, Career Readiness, Responsible Conduct of Research, Managing Self & Others, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 

Additionally, if you agree to participate in this study, data collected through the admissions process (demographic data, undergraduate education) and academic milestones (course grades, qualifying exam results, time-to-degree) will also be used in analysis.

You may choose to participate in the survey only, without contributing your demographic data.

  1. Click here to view a consent information sheet. 
  2. Click here to take the survey.
Data Confidentiality

We will store your identifiable survey data as secure, password-protected files. Your name and other identifiable information will be removed from the data set before any analysis is conducted. Any report or article that we write will not include information that can directly identify you.

IRB ID #201808064