"Disseminate Knowledge to Build Healthcare Simulation Research Capacity"
By utilizing an online collaborative platform for knowledge dissemination, we strive to build research capacity by providing mentorship and collaboration, in addition to coordinating a network of next-generation, highly-skilled, simulation researchers.
What is DiSIMinate2Build?
DiSIMinate2build (D2B) is a multi-stage, asynchronous process that provides experiential learning opportunities for research trainees and early career researchers to build scholarship capacity in the field of simulation.
D2B process: How does it work?
Our unique and incremental process is designed to provide opportunities to present work-in-progress all-year round using Cureus Journal of Medical Science (JMS): Annals of Simulation virtual meeting platform as posters and abstracts, and curate expert and other learners’ feedback to enhance the scientific quality and rigour. Next, our team will work with the authors to transition the work-in-progress into complete projects published on Cureus JMS: Annals of Simulation channel as scholarly papers. The entire process is designed to take 2 weeks.
Who should participate in D2B?
Research trainees and early career researchers from a wide range of professional and research backgrounds.
What’s in it for D2B participants?
Authors can share their work (abstract/posters) all-year round and benefit from the online mentorship and collaborations. This format builds capable researchers and provides an opportunity for them to engage in research networks.
To participate, you must be working on research/innovation related to simulation in healthcare. Work-in-progress (WIP) is acceptable.
1.. When you are ready to share your WIP and receive feedback, please sign up here (VRR Sign-up gForm) to present your work at a Google Meet called Virtual Research Round (VRR). VRRs provide an opportunity for students to present their work for 10 minutes, followed by a 20 minute Q&A session. You may prepare slides to facilitate your presentation.
2. After your presentation at VRR, please check this gSheet for feedback on your presentation and begin to create your abstract/poster. The goal is to have your poster/abstract drafted a week from your VRR presentation*.
Please use these resources to support you:
For examples of abstract/posters, check out our published content on Cureus JMS: Annals of Simulation.
3. Once you have made your abstract/poster, please upload it to this gDrive so that maxSIMhealth can provide you with feedback in a week.
4. You will receive the feedback from maxSIMHealth team members as notifications via email**. Please integrate those into your abstract/poster as you see fit.
5. Finally, feel free to upload your work to Cureus Journal of Medical Science: Annals of Simulation if you would like to publish your work (see instructions)***.
*The student/presenter has 1 week to draft and provide their abstract/poster from their VRR presentation date so that maxSIMHealth can provide feedback a week later. For the student/presenter, the entire D2B process takes 2 weeks from the VRR presentation date.
**If you do not receive notifications after 1 week from your upload, please check the documents you uploaded to the gDrive for comments/suggestions. If you do not see any comments/suggestions, please reach out to our team.
***Note that the publication is not guaranteed, as our journal is peer reviewed and acceptance of final papers will depend on an independent scientific review. The peer-review process ensures rigorous PubMed indexing while the open access publishing format ensures widespread knowledge dissemination and reach.
To attend the VRR as a presenter or audience member, please join at the link below:
To do this, comment directly in the abstracts/posters using the commenting feature/suggestion mode and ensure to tag the individual so that they receive a notification in their inbox.
Note: If you would like to comment anonymously, follow these steps:
Please use the resources listed in the Instructions for Students subsection to support you in your evaluation.
Lead/Deputy Editor, D2B
Research Student Support, D2B
Deputy Editor, D2B