Outstanding Research Coordinator Award
Purpose: The Outstanding Research Coordinator Award is intended to recognize an individual who has made exceptional contributions (could be for a single large project or over multiple projects) in primary care research in a central support role.
Eligibility Criteria: Nominee must be a current NAPCRG member.
The term “Research Coordinator” has many synonyms, including Project Manager, Clinical Research Professional, Research Assistant, Research Associate, and/or Practice Facilitator. The Research Coordinator is the individual who manages the day-to-day operation of a research project, group of projects, or program. These individuals are often credentialed at the Master’s level, but may also be Baccalaureate-level professionals, or in some cases, doctorally-prepared individuals. Research Coordinators perform many tasks, including managing IRB submissions, recruiting subjects, cleaning or analyzing data, hiring, training and supervising other research staff, managing budgets and grant processes, and participation in manuscript writing and editing, to name just a few. In short, the Research Coordinator helps facilitate the organization, management, and/or execution of research projects.
Nominee’s primary role must be to help facilitate the organization, management, and/or execution of research projects, as described in the purpose statement above.
Examples of ineligible individuals might include graduate students whose primary role was coordinating their own student-initiated projects; individuals who provide purely administrative support, without a substantive role in the direct execution of research activities; faculty.
- By February 15, 2017, the nominator will submit the following materials electronically:
- a letter of nomination (2 page maximum). The letter of nomination should emphasize why the nominee is both eligible for and deserving of the award (merit).
- Description of Eligibility: The nomination letter should describe how the person has served as a Research Coordinator, as described in the purpose statement;
- Description of Merit: Beyond basic eligibility, the nomination letter should describe why the Research Coordinator merits recognition; examples may include instances where he/she has successfully exceeded the role of Research Coordinator, functions beyond expectations associated with his/her credentials or level of experience, or has otherwise contributed to a primary care research program in a substantial way.
- up to two (2) letters of reference describing why he/she should receive the award. Letters may be countersigned by more than one individual
- Nominees from the previous three years will be held for consideration and contacted prior to the deadline to update their materials on file.
2. The Awards Committee Chair will contact each nominee, via electronic mail, to inform him/her that he/she is being considered for the Mid-Career Researcher Award.
The nominee needs to submit the following materials by by May 1, 2017:
- (1) current curriculum vitae (3 page maximum)
- (2) personal statement summarizing his/her contributions to the organization, management, and/or execution of primary care-related research activities (2 page maximum)
Complete submissions will be evaluated, independently, by at least 3 members of the Awards Committee. Submitted scores will be tallied and averaged to identify a recipient. The recipient of the Outstanding Research Coordinator Award will be recognized and receive a commemorative plaque at the Awards Breakfast during the Annual Meeting.
If you have any questions regarding submitting your materials or need technical assistance in doing so please contact Jill Haught at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions and/or require any additional information regarding the Outstanding Research Coordinator Award, please contact Dr. Lorraine Wallace, NAPCRG Awards Committee Chair (Lorraine.Wallace@osumc.edu or 614-366-1785).