Interested in Joining the Lab?
I will need to review your credentials to see if you are a good fit for the lab. As such, please email me your unofficial transcript and resume/CV when you apply. Please note that Research Methods is a required course for joining the lab.
If you end up joining the lab, our meetings are typically every other Friday. Times vary slightly but they’re typically in the early afternoon. Attendance to these meetings, especially for new lab members, is mandatory. Please make sure this time works for you before you apply. Also, be prepared to commit between 5 and 8 hours to the lab each week, including our group meeting.
After I approve you to join the lab, a few things will need to happen before you can actually start volunteering.
- You must complete an online CITI training course in order to be allowed to work with human subjects or data. You MUST complete this in the first two weeks of the semester in which you join the lab. For our lab, you will need to do the Responsible Conduct of Research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, and Human Subjects Research modules.
- You will need to email me PDF copies of your completion certificates when you are done. CITI training must be completed at Villanova every three years, so if you have been in another lab, or have done this through a class at Villanova, you won’t have to do it again for me, but you will still need to send your completion certificates
- You must complete a Financial Conflict of Interest form for the University. This must be done annually for all individuals listed as key personnel (i.e., people who consent subjects or analyze data) on any lab projects.
- Finally, once we decide what project you will be helping with, I will need to add you to the IRB (Institutional Review Board) protocol for that project. I can’t do this until your CITItraining and FCOI forms are in though, so you can’t start helping in the lab until these things are taken care of.
Links to the forms/training modules you will need are available on the website for the Office for Research Administration.