• Strategic Initiative and Vision


    The Strategic initiative is to meet the needs of the RCMI  investigators by implementing tools that have common standards and interoperability for harvesting and sharing community research resource information researcher expertise. networking.

    The vision of the R3N is to identify and reveal research resources and researcher expertise assets, which support the RTRN translation research cluster (TRC) system investigators and associated researchers by via resource sharing and research networking activities.

    We aim to provide RTRN investigators:

    1) efficient networking and resource development/sharing tool services
    2) oversight for a suite of programs that advance the RTRN mission of resource sharing


    The R3N Overview Model demonstrates the integrated services to implement the mission of the RTRN Core Resource Subcommittee. This mission is to “…foster and facilitate the development of partnerships and collaborations to enhance network studies by supporting the development of ancillary studies made possible by the resources and capabilities of these RCMI research cores; thereby increasing the involvement of both RCMI clinical and basic research programs in RTRN network studies.”

    The Research Networking Software (RNS) RTRN Profiles and Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT) powered by eagle-i both enhance and streamline overall RTRN mission. By utilizing these tools to inventory and share the network’s hidden research resource assets and researcher expertise, RTRN investigators inter-institutional collaborations and relationship developments may matriculate more rapidly and gain greater traction toward results.

  • R3N strives to facilitate the blueprint model for RTRN that provides tools and data resource repositories as basis for collaboration between its researchers and partners. It enables outreach, research and education in a stable framework and returns value on our network investments many times over. We have ability to influence the network within and outside each member’s geographical boundaries thus creating a resource sharing and researcher networking evolution. R3N offers RTRN researchers a competitive advantage in consideration of grant awards and furnishes researchers with the flexibility to provide connections for the varied requirements of any top tier research institution.

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    The R3N is improving the RTRN project management and network operations by; training and aiding core resources providers to input and maintain an inventory of RCMI resource types such Animal Models (e.g., Disease Models, Genetic Models, Unique species); conventional and unique Core Equipment and Assays; Human Health Studies; Resource-specific Publications; Reagents (e.g., monoclonal antibody clones, inhibitory RNA); Resource Funding Opportunities and Funding Sources; and Human Tissue Banks (e.g., cell lines, sera, frozen tissue, isolated DNA, isolated RNA) towards enhancing translational research within the RDNT powered by eagle-i.

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    The R3N is supporting the RTRN RCC activities leading to improved collaboration between RTRN investigators via effective networking and the maintaining of RTRN Profiles Researcher Networking System (RNS).

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    The R3N is assisting with the communications of Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and Research Coordinating Core’s (RCC) to aid and support RTRN investigators with multi-disciplinary translational research opportunities and activities via RCMI research resources and research networking RDNTs thus strengthening contributing to the strengthening of RTRN’s capacity for multi-site clinical and translational research.

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    The R3N engages with the wide spectrum of scientists and community partners. The active has engagements outside the RCMI community with CTSI working groups and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within translational research process, in disseminating research findings, and in developing and adopting best practices to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes; by translating scientific concepts that facilitate and contribute to the on-going liaising between RTRN investigators and clusters planning, designing, implementing and engaging members in online resources databases and offline community programs.

     

    The R3N has a built a virtual community of researchers and research resources, which spans 18 universities. This community is part of the eagle-i Consortium of universities and research institutes, which supports resource sharing via the Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT) powered by eagle-i.  R3N also continues to support the RTRN Profiles’ researcher networking system. R3N provides seminars and workshops as well as offering an interactive knowledge space for the matching and bringing together researchers & resources.

    R3N enables the data collection and data repository resource conduit that serve as the knowledge management systems for the RTRN research enterprise.
    The RDNT powered eagle-i research resources database holds 20,000+ RCMI research resource records including persons
    RTRN Profiles initiative continues to have the 1580+ researchers update and complete their RTRN Profile with an adequate information to reveal their expertise
    RTRN Biorepository inventorying initiative is underway aimed towards collecting resource information on biospecimen across the network
    R3N Provide access and training for the (RDNT)powered by eagle-i
    R3N Provide assistance  to inventory all RCMI core resources and  resources types
    R3N Provide access and training for the Profiles RNS
    R3N Work closely with the RCMI
    R3N works with the Clinical and Translational Science Ontology Affinity Group (CTSO-AG)
    R3N aids in the support of the RTRN Small Grants and CoreBucks
    R3N  supports the activities and initiatives of the RTRN Core Resources Sub-committee, Biorepository Working Group and Translational Research Clusters

     

  • Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT) powered by eagle-i Training Service

    Staff are available to provide onsite and virtual training on the use of eagle-i

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    Researcher Networking Software (RNS) RTRN Profiles Training Service

    Staff are available to provide onsite and virtual training on the use of RTRN Profiles  

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    Resource Navigation Service

    RCMI Resource Navigation Services were created to help RTRN scientists find the resources and information they need and to help researchers connect to hidden assets which that may help and aid in their success.

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    We help you:

    Access resources and services at across RTRN

    Find and connect with subject matter experts in regulatory knowledge, community-based research, biomedical informatics and more

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    How you can help us:

    Let us know about barriers and gaps to  your research

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    Getting Help

    The best way to work with the R3N Division is to establish a long-term collaboration with staff. Please contact the Division Director Dr. Solomon T. Garner, Jr. via email solomon.Garner@rtrn.net and/or 601-979-0332.

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    Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT) powered by eagle-i Training Service

    Staff are available to provide onsite and virtual training on the use of eagle-i. 

    eagle-I can help one streamline his/her research via a user-friendly platform that helps uncover hidden biomedical resources.

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    Who benefits?

    • Biomedical researchers of any level, from any institution

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    What is it?

    • eagle-i is a free, web-based application to help you discover key research resources available across all 18 RTRN consortium partners and 7 other participating universities

    • Currently, more than 50,000 resources are listed including reagents, cores, and model organisms

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    Why use it?

    • The database is a highly organized collection of 50,000 resources that are updated daily

    • Research resources can be hidden in labs or universities

    • eagle-i allows researchers to share valuable, and often hidden, resources

    • Helps researchers do more with less

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    eagle-i resource types currently include:

    • Reagents: antibodies, plasmids, cell lines, RNA libraries, and more

    • Organisms and viruses: model organisms of disease, mouse models, and more

    • Biological specimens

    • Software

    • Protocols

    • Core laboratories

    Staff are available to provide onsite and virtual training on the use of RTRN Profiles

    RTRN Profiles can help one streamline his/her research via a user-friendly platform that helps uncover researcher and research clusters with specific expertise.

    With the use of RTRN Profiles you can:

    • Find and connect with subject matter experts in regulatory knowledge, community-based research, biomedical informatics and more
    • Find and connect with collaborators
    • Find and connect with mentors
    • Discover networks people who co-authored together
    • Discover networks of people who worked on similar research topics
    • Create a RTRN Profile
    • Present information on your research
    • Link to your presentations online
    • Edit your RTRN Profile to keep it current
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    Resource Navigation

    RCMI Resource Navigation Services were created to help RTRN scientists find the resources and information they need and to help researchers connect to hidden assets which that may help and aid in their success. 

    We utilized web-hosted guidance and personalized assistance to identify potentially useful resources across the RCMI Network

    We train you:

    • On the use of the eagle-i for sharing resources
    • On the use of eagle-I for resource discovery
    • On the use of RTRN Profiles to discover research connection
    • On the use of RTRN Profiles to find researcher expertise

    We help you:

    • Access resources and services at across  RTRN via the resource discovery and research networking tools
    • Link researchers to resources, tools and collaborators
    • By coordinating with the RCC to find and connect with subject matter experts in regulatory knowledge, community-based research, biomedical informatics  and more




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