Available Funding and Resources
Please note that SPSS cannot be purchased on non-FSM owned devices.
There is no Student Research funding for manuscript publications.
Northwestern Libraries has specific agreements with the following journals allowing Northwestern authors to publish open access research without having to pay Article Processing Charges. Please click here for more information.
Students are eligible for up to 4 hours of statistical support during you tenure at FSM (two 2-hour sessions). Each form submission counts for 2 hours of statistical support. If you require 4 hours of statistical support, please fill out this form twice (it's ok to resubmit the same form if no changes).
Please fill out the poster printing request form.
FSM Student Research will cover poster printing costs for any conference or any FSM-sponsored event. MD students not in MSTP are eligible for one printing request per poster (e.g., if you're presenting the same poster more than once, please reuse the poster. If you are presenting multiple different posters, you may print each poster once).
Once you fill out the form, your request will be automatically sent to Quartet Digital Printing. You will be notified by email when your poster is ready to be picked up. Please allow a minimum of 3 days for your poster to be printed.
We have included below a set of useful independent resources related to statistical analyses and research methods. We have selected these links based on student feedback regarding some of the most useful sources for learning how to practically complete key aspects of their research projects.
- R, Python, visualization and other workshops
- Galter library monthly classes
- Software available on Galter Library computers
Galter Library has a number of dedicated research computers (4 Windows PCs and 2 Macs, numbered RES 901-906) equipped with software packages dedicated to handling statistical and bioinformatics workflows.
- Galter Library Statistics Resources
Provides a comprehensive guide to software resources for data analyses as well as instructions on how to access these; access is provided to remote login to library PCs and also to login through NUWorkspace, with links and descriptions on the site
- Statistical support form
All students have access to 4 hours of statistical support. Please complete to be matched with a statistician.
- NMEDW Pilot Data
The Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW) Pilot Data Program is an initiative to help less-established investigators jump-start unfunded research projects.
Free online courses
- Coursera Statistics Course
Free online statistics course recommended by former AOSC students
More online courses
- Research Resources for Developmental Sciences
By examining mutable early life mechanisms and their intersection with ongoing developmental experience – the aim is to generate science and application that can improve life outlook and health outcomes with the broadest impact possible.
- REDCap training videos
A secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
- The Equator Network
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines.
Learn the data skills you need--from non-coding essentials to data science and machine learning
- R Project
Free software environment for statistical computing and graphics
- Ten simple rules for structuring papers by Brett Mensh, PhD