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Health Sciences Research Microcredential now available

Portfolium is the platform that UNT Health Science Center uses to manage enrollment in and completion of microcredentials.

If you do not already have a Portfolium account, you can set one up with your UNTHSC email address here (click Join Now): University of North Texas Health Science Center Login | Portfolium.  Be sure to indicate that your institution is UNT Health Science Center, or you will be unable to participate in any microcredential pathways. Portfolium is free for you for life, and your earned microcredentials can be shared on other platforms such as LinkedIn, a personal website, or as a link on your resume or CV.

If you already have a Portfolium account, clicking the link below will enroll you in the Health Sciences Research microcredential: https://portfolium.com/pathway/enroll/3861/D6EAEB59-E695-4965-9B61-6E689BBF2952

As you complete the requirements for each milestone in the microcredential pathway, you will need to upload the indicated files to the pathway in Portfolium. See How do I submit a pathway requirement as a student?

If you have any questions about Portfolium or microcredentials at UNTHSC, email canvas@unthsc.edu for assistance.

Here are summaries of the milestones that need to be completed to receive the Health Sciences Research Microcredential:

  1. Upload your Research CITI Training certificate of completion in Generic Human Subjects Research. CITI is The Collaborative Institutional Training Incentive Program. This course provides core training in human subjects research and includes the historical development of human subject protections, ethical issues, and current regulatory and guidance information. It is required training for anyone participating human subjects research.
  2. Original Research Summary. Students perform medical research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This culminates in a formal written abstract or summary of the work performed. Submit a summary or abstract of your original research proposal that you have created under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  3. Research Conference Presentation. Students will submit their research for acceptance to a local or national conference in the form of a poster or oral presentation. This provides students with an opportunity to share their research efforts with the campus community and the public.
    1. Present at Research Appreciation Day or another peer reviewed research conference. Then, upload your poster or conference presentation PowerPoint/paper here.
    2. Upload the letter/notification you received for your acceptance to present at RAD or another conference.
    3. Using a platform and tools of your choice, record a five minute version of your presentation and post the video here.
  4. Complete an Approved Research Program. Students participate in and complete one of the UNTHSC approved programs. Documentation from a faculty leader in the program, in the form or a letter or certificate, is required as proof of completion.

Approved research programs:

Pediatric Research Program (PRP)

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)

PRECISION Clinical Research Fellowship Program

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Honors Research Practicum

NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

https://ocr.od.nih.gov/courses/ippcr.html. Upload documentation from a faculty leader in the approved program you completed, in the form or a letter or certificate.