One important role of communication within the DPC is to provide emerging information such as publications and best practices. These products were produced for consortium members as well as other researchers, institutions, and non-profits engaged in the work of enhacing diversity within the biomedical workforce. This site contains papers and tools to facilitate understanding and support further publication.
This group of products is designed to inform consortium members, consortium direct constituencies (such as students, mentors, and partner institutions) and external audiences that are aligned with DPC goals about the ongoing lessons learned from the DPC activities. These include but are not limited to tools, reports, and publications that capture the impact of evidenced-based program findings, process knowledge, and recommended best practices.
Journal Articles: Peer-reviewed publications from the Consortium-Wide Evaluation Plan (CWEP) data
Data Briefs: Data driven products relating to Hallmarks of Success designed to probe hypothesis driven questions within the scope of the CWEP
Limited Literature Reviews: Description of some background research and foundational concepts on topics related to the Hallmarks of Success
CEC Technical Reports: These reports provide technical support for understanding detailed data analysis and construction of variables written by researchers for CWEP data preparation
CEC Other Products: Conference presentations, posters or proceedings, Fact sheets as a summary of key facts or data, Tool kits and training materials to document best practices and lessons learned for specific tasks integral to biomedical mentoring, training, faculty development or institutional capacity building; and various other DPC reports
Hallmarks of Success: DPC-developed intermediate and long-term outcomes that guide the Consortium-Wide Evaluation (CWEP) spanning student, faculty/mentor and institution level impacts
Other DPC Publications: Peer-reviewed publications of findings from the DPC site-level activities
The purpose of these products is to communicate up-to-date information to DPC audiences. While some content is publicly available, the primary function is to inform consortium members with stories and internal resources.
Email Blast (Eblast): A monthly update email to members of the DPC community with NIH, CEC and NRMN news, working group progress, and consortium-wide events/opportunities (headlines)
Newsletter: A quarterly electronic newsletter (emailed and on the public website) to amplify site-level stories, news, accomplishments and relevant research
Training Videos: Produced as needed, these videos instruct the DPC audience how use of technical tools relating to collected data
Webinars: Monthly webinars provide a forum for more detailed, interactive communication on community-driven needs and questions. The forum can also feature publications, data-based discussions, and information with appeal across broad constituents interested in core issues such as mentoring, training, and enhancing diversity within biomedical research.