Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS) Membership Guidelines & Application
Membership in the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS) of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is open to individuals who have demonstrated an interest in health services research (HSR) and/or associated clinical activities.
Membership in CAPS is a privilege that provides several unique benefits:
- Receive CAPS communications (e.g., announcements and newsletters)
- Invited to CAPS activities (e.g. seminars, faculty/staff meetings, retreats)
Core investigators may take advantage of the following additional benefits:
- Membership listing on the CAPS website and Annual Report
- Opportunities for leadership in CAPS
- Potential access to CAPS space
- Priority access and negotiated rates to use CAPS shared resources
CAPS Shared Resources*
- Biostatistics & health economics
- Qualitative & mixed methodology
- Veterans Administration
- Health systems research
- Population health
- Community engagement
- Health disparities
- Additionally, CAPS investigators have expertise in specific clinical/therapeutic areas (e.g., primary care, diabetes, breast cancer, osteoporosis, pediatrics)
- Accessing and managing large datasets
- Financial management
- IRB submissions and progress reports
- Manuscript preparation
- Poster design
- Qualitative interviewing and coding
- Research-associated administrative and budgetary support
- Servers, computing, data storage
*Note that specific expertise is limited to design advice unless funding is available to support investigator/staff time.
See the Faculty Collaboration Database for a complete list of all Center for Advancing Population Science Center Members – principal investigators and affiliated faculty.
- Read the membership criteria above and determine which membership level is appropriate.
- Complete and submit the online application below.
- Applicants will receive written notification of the decision indicating their type of membership following membership review.
Once an application for membership has been received, the application will be evaluated and a recommendation will be made to the Director.
New membership applications will be reviewed monthly and every member will be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they continue to meet all criteria for membership status. As a result of this evaluation, members may be reminded of the requirements and encouraged to maintain their eligibility status. The evaluation is based on member productivity with respect to publications, grants, and contributions to the Center.