Why get involved?
The Early Career Data Connection Initiative is an opportunity for people earlier in their careers to have access to large, federally-funded data sets to conduct research that can advance the mental health services research agenda. Involvement in this project will provide professional networking opportunities with researchers outside of your home institution, and promote expanded knowledge and expertise in mental health services and quantitative analysis.
The ECDC Initiative is not a training program where students are directed by a faculty member. Early career investigators are encouraged to identify their goals for their projects in partnership with the Temple University PI on the data set. Relationships between early career investigators and PIs will be individually negotiated, with the hope of honing leadership skills - in addition to research experience - with the support of the PI.
Early career investigators will be afforded authorship on academic publications arising from their work.