Research Support

Below are some resources that may be able to aid you in your research process and proposals.  

Nature Masterclasses

Nature Masterclasses is an online resource that provides training modules in scientific writing and publishing that is accessible for free for all Georgetown University faculty, staff and students through your Georgetown net id and password. 

Nature Masterclasses has a new website and a new design for its online courses.

Georgetown University has a subscription to Nature Masterclasses, giving Georgetown University researchers access to an online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing.

The online course is taught by Nature Research journal editors and covers the entire scientific publishing process, from how to write a paper, through to submission and publication. .

What’s new?

  • Improved navigation: the course is now delivered in three parts, making it easier to find the content you need
  • Bitesize lessons combining activities and videos, with improved video transcripts
  • Three certificates – receive a certificate when you complete each course-part

Access the new website

If you have used Nature Masterclasses in the past: you will have received an email when the website relaunched with instructions on how to log in to the new site.

If you’re brand new to Nature Masterclasses:

  1. Visit the ‘Login’ page on the Nature Masterclasses website.
  2. Select ‘Login with your institutional Credentials’
  3. Next select our institution name
  4. Log in using your normal institutional login details
  5. As a final step, you’ll be asked to enter your email  on Nature Masterclasses and prompted to check your inbox to verify your email

Read this article about how to make the most of Nature Masterclasses.


Wiley Research Academy

Wiley Research Academy (WRA) is a self-paced online course that provides 14 Learning Paths covering different facets of the scientific publishing process.  Course modules within each Learning Path provide detailed information and helpful tips relevant to students, early career faculty and researchers, as well as advanced researchers and faculty hoping to hone their publishing skills and knowledge.  


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.  You have free access to their webinars, courses, and workshops through Georgetown University.  You simply need to follow the below steps to create an account and get your free access to all of their resources:

  1. Go to the NCFDD website. 
  2. Click “Join NCFDD” on the home page.
  3. Select “Georgetown University” from the drop down box and continue.
  4. Click “Activate my membership”
  5. Enter all the appropriate account information to activate your account.
  6. Enjoy the resources available to you!

OnCore Clinical Trial Management System

The On-Line Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore) is a comprehensive web-based suite of research modules that integrates all of the components of research activity administered by MedStar Health facilities, all affiliated and satellite locations, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center (“MedStar Georgetown”).  The System is designed to serve the needs of research teams, departments and support the continued strengthening of standards for efficiency, safety, quality, and compliance.


Dahlgren Memorial Library

Dahlgren librarians provide in-depth research consultations for individuals and groups within the GUMC community. There are several resources available in the library available to aid the Georgetown faculty in their research including: research and subject guides, articles and journals, databases, books, and resources available for specific fields of study and medicine.


Georgetown Writing Center

The Georgetown Writing Center is a resource for all Georgetown faculty, staff, and students.  In particular, the Writing Center is a resource for GUMC faculty to help them with their writing style and format for research and grant proposals, class curriculum, publications, etc.



GU-PASS is the new research regulatory and compliance online system for submitting Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosures, Main Campus Internal Grant Proposals and Sabbatical Leave Requests, and External Grant Proposals. Also in development are Clinical Trial and Grant Proposal Sub-Awards Management for the entire University.



PubMed MEDLINE is the National Library of Medcine journal citation database.  It provides more than 24 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles, and includes citations from more than 5,600 scholarly journals.  Through the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown faculty, staff, and students all have access to this online database.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Application Guide

Use the application instructions found on this page along with the guidance in the funding opportunity announcement to submit grant applications to NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management and discovery of information collections.


Complimentary Statistical and Bioinformatics Consultation

Statistical and bioinformatics consulting and collaboration is offered by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics.  They can consult on a broad range of study design, statistical analysis and data science issues including experimental design for preclinical investigations, clinical trials, population studies, and Big Data analytics (e.g., predictive & risk modeling, statistical analysis of next generation sequence data and omics data). 

They are actively involved in cutting edge work in cancer research, neurological disorders, epidemiological studies, as well as in statistical and bioinformatics methods research and development projects.  They can collaborate with you in writing and implementing competitive project proposals involving methodological and software development.

Available Mondays, 1 – 2 PM, by appointment only.


Scientific Writing Peer Group

Scientific Writing Peer Group: If you are interested in learning specific techniques and tips to improve your Scientific Writing, please email to learn more about being a part of a Scientific Writing Peer Group.

Authorship Guidelines


Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Takes less than 5 minutes to register!


American Association Cancer Research

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding, and advocacy. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.