Frequently Asked Questions

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  Who is eligible to receive QHS services?

All Children's Research Institute investigators and Pediatric faculty.

  When should I consult with QHS?

As soon as you have an idea for a research project. The earlier QHS is consulted, the more likely you are to create a scientifically valid study.

  What resources are available through QHS?

We provide assistance with:

  • Study design
  • Biostatistical consultation
  • Biostatistical design
  • Biostatistical analysis
  • Data collection tool development
  • Scannable form development
  • Survey development
  • Database development
  • Collaboration on an IRB proposal
  • Collaboration on grant proposal
  • Collaboration on CTSI proposal

Come and talk with us. We are happy to brainstorm about an idea, work with you on analyses and data management plans, design studies with you and perform analyses.

  Is there a charge for QHS services?

There is no charge for QHS services. However, if we work on a grant proposal with you, we would prefer to receive some funding. Grant proposals and funded projects need to be given priority. Nevertheless, with adequate notice, we will work with you to meet any deadlines.

  What is the policy on authorship when collaborating with QHS?

QHS has adopted both the Medical College of Wisconsin’s policy and the Children’s Hospital and Health System/Children’s Research Institute policy for Authorship on Scientific and Scholarly Publications. (PDF)

These principles of authorship emphasize intellectual and academic contributions to scholarly publications which include articles, abstracts, and other dissemination of written findings, thoughts, and analyses. Implicit is that attribution of credit should be given to individuals whom credit is due and concurrently to identify those individuals responsible for the integrity of the scientific contributions. The CRI authorship policy stresses that with an intellectual contribution authorship is warranted.

  How do I begin to collaborate with QHS?

A completed QHS Research Project Registration Form is required before an initial consultation with QHS can be scheduled. Once the registration form has been submitted online, you will be contacted within 1-2 business days to schedule an initial meeting with the appropriately appointed faculty/staff consultation team.