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Miscellaneous Definitions

Abstract An abstract is a brief summary of a poster presentaiton. (Abstracts also appear at the beginning of published papers.) Conferences accepting abstracts will usually require presenters to complete a standardized abstract submission form.
Associate Editor Editors of scholarly books and journals are of three types, each with particular responsibilities: the acquisitions editor who contracts with the author to produce the copy, the project editor or production editor, who sees the copy through its stages fro
Associate or Section Editors Section editors are responsible for guiding a submission through the peer-review process. Section editors are assigned specific articles by a journal editor.
Book / Monograph A scholarly piece of writing of essay or book length on a specific, often limited subject.
Book Chapter A part of a book dealing with a particular subject or focus.
Book Review A review of an entire book, it's content and findings
Case Reports A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence.
Chair An assigned leadership role.
Clinical or Research Fellow Supervisor Primary assigned supervisor of a faculty member pursuing a clinical or research fellowship.
Clinical Trials Research conducted with or without funding attached.
Clinical Teaching Teaching with students and having patient contact.
Co-Applicant One of two primary faculty applying for a research grant.  Usually each person will have similar workloads, even if the actual functions are quite different.
Coauthor A faculty member who participates to a varying degree in the authoring of an original research paper.  Typically, the faculty who have a greater role are listed closer to the beginning of a list of authors, and those with a lesser role in the authoring ar
Co-Chair One of two people sharing the role of Chairperson of a meeting or committee.
Collaborator A faculty member who contributes experimental material or essays to the study, but does not have a major conceptual role in the study or the publications.
Conference  An event hosted to review original research.
Conference Poster A poster is a visual description of a project, prepared for viewing by those attending a conference. Posters can depict research or evaluation findings, outline a research process, or describe a program. Posters take up a larger space on a bulletin board 
Conference Proceedings The published transcript of all of the abstracts and research presented at a conference or meeting.
Conferences and Courses A meeting where original research is presented for professional development.
Contributor to education journal / newsletter A faculty member who contributes original research to a journal or publication which is focused on education.
Co-Principal Author One of two authors having a role in experimental design and an active role in carrying out the research, is involved in data analysis and preparation of the manuscript.  The project would be compromised seriously without the co-principal author.
Co-Principal Investigator One of two Investigators on a project who did a similar amount of work researching a piece of original research.
Co-Principal Site Investigator One of two Site-Investigators who did a similar amount of work researching a piece of original research.
Co-Supervisor One of two primary supervisors.
Departmental / Divisional Rounds Preparation Time spent preparing presentation materials for presentation at Department or Division Rounds.
Editor Editors of scholarly books and journals are of three types, each with particular responsibilities: the acquisitions editor, who contracts with the author to produce the copy, the project editor or production editor, who sees the copy through its stages fr
Editorial Boards Editorial boards meet on a regular basis to discuss the latest news and opinion trends and discuss what the newspaper should say on a range of issues. They will then decide who will write what editorials and for what issue. 
Education Grant Reviewer A process review of a grant proposal external to Schulich.
Ethics Committee Member (Type) A committee consisting of healthcare professionals and non-medical members, whose responsibility it is to protect the rights, safety and well being of human subjects involved in a clinical trial and to provide public assurance of that protection
Ex-officio A Latin phrase indicating a person attending a meeting to fulfill an administrative role.
External Scientific Grant Reviewer A process review of a scientific grant proposal external to Schulich.
Grad Student / Postdoctoral Student Supervisor Primary assigned supervisor of a Grad Student or Postdoctoral student.
Grand Rounds Grand rounds are a ritual of medical education, consisting of presenting the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students. Traditionally, the patient was present for the presentaiton.
Grant Review A process review of a grant proposal.
Granting Agency Reviewer (CIHR, NCIRC) A process review of a scientific grant proposal external to Schulich.
Hands On, Leader Leader of a Faculty Development Workshop, who demonstrates clinical methods or skills.
Internal Scientific Grant Reviewer A process review within Schulich to review a research grant proposal.
Invited Editorial An editorial article written at the invitation of a journal or periodical publication.
Invited Speaker The role of a faculty member who was invited to give a lecture on a topic. Usually the speaking engagement is not at a college or university.
Journal Article An article published in a medical Journal.
Journal Article Review The review of an article published in a medical Journal.
Journal Reviewer A faculty member who regularly reviews articles for a journal or periodical publication.
Keynote Speaker An opening address at a conference or symposium, which highlights or outlines the issues to be considered.
Lecturer Typical entry level rank for faculty.
Letters to Editor A research letter written to the editor of a publication which is published in that publication.
Manual A small reference book, especially one giving instructions.
Masters Thesis A thesis is a document submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings. In some Countries/Universities, the word thesis or a cognate is used as part of a bachelor's or master's c
Member A person that belongs to a group or an organization, such as a committee.
Member at Large Member of a committee who represents the general membership on issues of interest or concern, particularly those that arise outside of the standing committee structure.
Mentoring Activities A page in STAR to keep track of the Mentoring given to a junior member
Mentoring Received A page in STAR to keep track of the Mentoring received by a formal SSMD Mentoring Committee
Moderator One who presides over a meeting, forum, or debate.
Monograph A monograph is a work of writing upon a single subject, usually by a single author. It is often a scholarly essay or learned treatise, and may be released in the manner of a book or journal article. It is by definition a single document that forms a complete text in itself. An author may therefore declare his own work to be a monograph by intent, or a reader or critic might define a given text as a monograph for the purpose of analysis. Normally the term is used for a work intended to be a complete and detailed exposition of a substantial subject at a level more advanced than that of a textbook. Monographs form a component of the review of literature in science and engineering.
Oral or Poster Presentation A presentation of original research at a regional, provincial, national or international meeting.
Peer Review  Is a process of self-regulation by a profession or a process of evaluation involving qualified individuals with the related field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards, improve performance, and provide credibility.
Presentation A presentation is a lecture given at any speaking engagement, except lectures given as a part of program teaching in the medical school. 
Presenter The primary person delivering an oral presentation of original research.
Principal Author The person who carries out the actual research and undertakes the data analysis and primary preparation of the manuscript.
Principal Investigator The lead scientist for a particular well-defined science (or other research) project, such as a laboratory study or clinical trial.
Principal Site Investigator Lead scientist at a given site for a particular well-defined multi-site science (or other research) project, such as a laboratory study or clinical trial.
Professional Development Philosophy A Statement of a faculty member which describes their personal view on Professional development and it relates to their long term career goals.
Publication A publication is any journal article, book, book chapter, or internet media content.  Abstracts are not publications by this definition.
QA activities Quality Assurance activities for the maintenance of certification process.
Resident Teaching Any lectures or presentations given in the postgraduate medical education program at the medical school.
Review Article Is an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation of an Journal article pertaining to a piece of original research.
Self Teaching The act of training one's self in a new or evolving topic.
Senior Responsible Author Senior Responsible Author initiates the direction of investigation, establishes the laboratory or setting in which the project is conducted, obtains the funding for the study, plays a major role in the data analysis and preparation of the manuscripts and 
Study Coordinator Study coordinators work directly with study volunteers while collecting and managing the study data. They promote, advertise, and conduct telephone and face-to-face screenings to recruit volunteers.
Thesis Examiner  The Thesis Examiner enforces the thesis format guidelines established by the Graduate College, by instructing students during an initial mandatory group thesis meeting, and then during prescheduled one-on-one thesis reviews.
Undergraduate Research Supervision The faculty member who is the primary assigned supervisor of an undergraduate research student.
Undergraduate Student Supervisor The faculty member who is the primary assigned supervisor of an undergraduate student. (non-research)
Vice Chair The person who fulfills the duties of the chair in their absence.
Visiting Professor A faculty member who is invited to speak at another college or university, and spends at least 5 hours during any visit on site at that institution.
Visiting Professor Lectures Attended Any person who attends a presentation of a Visiting Professor.
Workshop Demonstrator A faculty member who demonstrate clinical practices or techniques at a Workshop