Study Startup and Conduct of Study

The University of Minnesota Biomedical Library has resources for researchers to assist in starting one up.

Highlights from the Library Research Checklist are listed below.

  1. Identify and define your topic: know what you are looking for.
  2. Find background information on your topic.
  3. Explore various resources (primary, secondary and tertiary) to find information on your topic.
  4. Evaluate what you find.
  5. Don’t forget to properly cite what you find.

Highlights from the Search Strategy Checklist and Tips are listed below.

  1. Define the topic: know what you are looking for.
  2. Break it down into its individual concepts.
  3. Decide on the words/phrases to describe the concepts.
  4. Search for each concept as a separate set.
  5. Combine your sets.
  6. Display your results.
  7. Refine your search if necessary.

See the Clinical and Translational Science Institute web page for a wealth of research information. This includes:

  • Research Resources for the plan, design, and conduct of your study,
  • Community engagement to make connections to improve the health of our communities and,
  • Education to find career development and training opportunities.

Highlights of information you may find on the CTSI Research Resources page include:

  • Resources for Clinical Research
  • Resources for Basic Research
  • Consultations and Requesting Services
  • Rates and Financial Information
  • Tools and Software
  • Forms and Templates
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Scientific Review

Highlights of information you may find on the CTSI Community Engagement page include:

  • Office of Community Engagement
  • Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center
  • Collaboration
  • Resources
  • Community Collaborative Grants
  • Community Research Institute

Highlights of information you may find on the U of M Office of the Vice President for Research page under the "Make discoveries" section include:

  • Research Resources
  • Subjects Protection
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Grant Administration


Highlights of information you may find on this page include:

  • Quick Links
  • Research
  • Organizations
  • Workforce
  • Funding
  • Reports
  • Links and Data