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IMPRS Mentor Agreement Form

Thank you for your support and participation in IMPRS 2021.  Please read below the requirements of the program and COVID-19 protocols for research training.

Program Requirements:

  • To ensure the mentee has a project plan in place and ready to start on May 27, 2021, we are recommending the mentee to meet with you to discuss and submit a brief outline/synopsis of your summer project by May 26, 2021.   The student will submit the synopsis via the RedCAP form at https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=J9JFDR3RT8The project description should be written in collaboration with you. Of note, the title and description can be changed over the course of the summer.

All 2021 IMPRS participants will be required to attend an orientation meeting prior to beginning work with your mentor.  This meeting will serve as a kickoff event for the 2021 IMPRS participants.  Below is the orientation information:

DATE: Thursday, May 27, 2021
MEETING TIME: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MEETING LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom (TBA)

  • All IMPRS participants must complete the Fundamentals of Research and Scholarship Course (more information will be forthcoming).
  • IMPRS participants are required to conduct research for a period of 10 weeks beginning May 27 through August 5, 2021 OR 3 months (90 days) if you are an NIH trainee (please refer to offer letter) with an IUSM Research Mentor.  Participants will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours/week and not to exceed 50 hours/week.  During the 10 weeks, the participant is entitled to 3 days of vacation, which should be discussed with and approved by your mentor.
  • ALL IMPRS participants MUST PARTICIPATE in the Thursday Seminar.  Attendance will be recorded. The seminar series schedule will be provided.
  • IMPRS participants are required to write an abstract summarizing their summer project and to present their project at an end-of-summer Research Symposium. Details will be forthcoming in the summer.
    • Research Symposium:  July 28 and 29, 2021 (virtual or TBD).  Details will be provided in the summer.

COVID-19 Protocols for Research Training:

  • Research mentoring that can be conducted remotely will be the priority option for the mentor and mentee.
  • Research mentoring that requires in-person contact, special facilities, equipment, etc. can be conducted  on campus provided the mentor and mentee abide the Research Restart Guidelines (https://research.iu.edu/coronavirus/research-restart-guidelines.html) and the following:
    • IMPRS student will work with mentor as early as possible to go over any documentation or plans that might be need so that you can start your research when the program begins.
    • All personnel, including graduate/professional students, need to complete the Community Responsibility Agreement (CRA) form (one.iu.edu). If they are not in the CRA database and can’t access the online form, then they can complete the “COVID19 Healthy Hoosier Commitment Clinical” form (see attached). That completed form can then be submitted to imprs.iupui.edu, – please note “Medical Student Researcher CRA form” in the subject line and email body.
    • Mentors must also work with their departments/regional campuses for their protocols on conducting in-person research and training in both laboratory and clinical research areas. Student interns should be listed in the personnel plan for lab restart, and they should be given specific guidance by the PI about expectations, work scheduling, and who will be supervising their research activities on a daily basis.
    • The IMPRS project summary should include the safety protocols to be followed by the trainee and mentor, such as social distancing, PPE availability (masks), and any contingency plan in case the university/campus guidelines require going back to no in-person activities.
  • Details related to Indiana University’s response to COVID-19, safety on campus and the guidance for research operations can be found at the links provided.
  • If you agree with all requirements and terms, to accept the IMPRS position, please sign and submit the form below by MARCH 15, 2021.  Your signature on the form commits you to the program.  Failure to complete the form and submit it by the deadline will forfeit your acceptance and reassign the position to a medical student off the alternate list.  Please keep a copy of the acceptance form for your records.

IMPRS Mentor Agreement Form

  • I have read and understand the requirements of the IMPRS Agreement and will pledge compliance with the stated requirements (especially for any in-person research activities).
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