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The NANOS research mentor will speak with you and review your proposal. This mentor does not take the place of local departmental or institutional mentorship, but rather serves as an additional individual who is knowledgeable about neuro-ophthalmology and research methodology.
If the proposal is appropriate for a multicenter study or clinical trial, the NANOS research mentor will suggest that these proposals be referred to NORDIC for consideration and advice.
Sometimes the NANOS mentor will suggest the engagement of biostatistics and epidemiology faculty at the researchers home. Consultation requests are submitted on the accompanying page but you should be prepared to discuss the following items with your mentor (realizing that they may be at an early stage of development):
The NANOS research mentor may be able to help in: determining the appropriate statistical method, basic power and sample size calculations, review of research proposals regarding study design and biostatistics issues, and the review of questionnaires and data collection instruments.
NANOS will evaluate requests and assign your questions to a volunteer NANOS research mentor who will contact you via e-mail and set-up a telephone discussion, as appropriate. The NANOS research mentor will keep all discussions confidential in a fashion similar to the peer review of grant proposals and manuscripts.
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