Summer Research Institute (SRI)
SRI General Information
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) sponsors a Summer Research Institute (SRI) as an online distance learning experience in the secondary analysis of child abuse and neglect data. Participants are selected on a competitive basis and represent a wide variety of disciplines (e.g.social work, psychology, sociology, medicine, public health, nursing). The primary goals of the Institute are to increase utilization of NDACAN's holdings and to facilitate a secondary analysis project from which child abuse and neglect researchers can publish. In addition, the Institute provides child abuse and neglect researchers an opportunity for networking and collaborating with each other.
Prior to the Institute, each participant obtains a NDACAN dataset and begins a secondary analysis project. During the Institute, participants work with the NDACAN staff as well as with computing and statistical consultants to refine their analysis plans and resolve technical problems. During the week there is one or more presentations on research methodology, statistics, or a data project of general interest, but the Institute consists primarily of unstructured, self-guided computing sessions when participants work with the datasets. Analysis support is provided by the NDACAN staff and members of the Cornell staff or faculty. Participants do brief presentations of their current research project and receive feedback from the other participants. The expectation is that each participant's work will result in a conference paper, journal article, or other publication.
There is no fee or tuition for the SRI. One potential cost for a participant could be the purchase of a web cam and headset microphone if the participant doesn’t have them already.
In order to inform potential applicants about the Institute and to highlight best practices for applying, NDACAN has created a video entitled Summer Research Institute: Overview and Guide to Applying.
NDACAN e-mails an announcement for the Summer Research Institute to the NDACAN mailing list several months before the Institute and then makes a downloadable application available on this website. To receive this and other announcements, please join our mailing list.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Research Institute.
Please direct correspondence regarding the Institute to NDACAN@cornell.edu.