Research: How to Set Up a Research Project



An academic career in surgery is associated with new discovery, teaching the new generation, and affecting health reform, as well as nurturing personal and professional development. Commencement of an academic career is not clearly defined and can be challenging, thus mentorship is often necessary. This chapter helps to cover the basics of how to start an academic career. It describes how to start a research project and identify topics for new research, including how to develop a protocol and obtain permission to conduct research at the institutional level. In addition, it lists what resources one will need to be successful and how to obtain sources of funding, from governmental grants to private funding. This information is geared toward new faculty in order to help them start an academic career.


Research Study protocol IRB IACUC Funding Career development Grant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University Medical CenterStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Division of Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-040Stony Brook MedicineStony BrookUSA

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