CHRI Membership

CHRI Membership and Benefits

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) membership allows access to a collaborative network of researchers dedicated to improving child health outcomes and a pool of professional resources to support research endeavors.

The CHRI is dedicated to finding ways to help its members encourage and leverage collaborations, support innovation and pursue funding opportunities. The Pediatric Research Office (PRO), CHRI Specimen Lab and CHRI laboratory equipment are some of the professional resources that members can access to contribute to high-quality research projects. Grant writing, biostatistics expertise, marketing and administrative support are also available through CHRI. 

All CHRI members receive the CHRI Research Bulletin and customized communications regarding CHRI announcements, including activities, achievements, and professional development opportunities (workshops, seminars, research forums and symposia). All members will be highlighted on the CHRI website and members are encouraged to list CHRI membership on their CVs and in relevant reports.

There are four tiers of memberships - full, associate, affiliate and trainee. Please see more information regarding requirements and benefits by tier below.

Application Process

  1. Complete online profile, with biosketch attached.
  2. CHRI Leadership will review requests on monthly basis.
  3. Notice of approval/denial will be sent to requestor via email within 30 days or less of application.
  4. Membership list will be reviewed annually.

Membership requirements: must be interested and/or performing pediatric research.

CHRI Membership Expectations

  1. Actively participate in pediatric research and the pursuit of extramural funding.
  2. Develop collaborations with other CHRI members at UNMC and other campuses.
  3. Attend CHRI-sponsored seminars and symposia.
  4. All UNMC Department of Pediatrics faculty should submit research projects through CHRI. All collaborative members should notify CHRI of their pediatric research projects so that this information may be included in reports to Children’s and UNMC leaders.
  5. Use CHRI shared resources and services. Please be in communication with our CHRI grant writer and/or biostatistician at least two weeks in advance if you plan to use their services for your project.
  6. Accrue patients to clinical trials as appropriate.
  7. Provide data as requested by CHRI regarding clinical trials, publications, abstracts and collaborative efforts.
Full Membership  

University of Nebraska faculty members*, Children’s Specialty Physicians members, and physicians with a pediatric-focused primary practice at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center or Nebraska Medicine who also have an academic affiliation to the University

  • Access and priority to CHRI resources and support, including the Pediatric Research Office (PRO), using the standardized application and intake processes (the appropriate fee schedule will apply)**
  • Eligible for pilot project (up to $50,000) and mini grant funding (up to $15,000) opportunities
  • CHRI Scholars Program eligibility
* Does not include adjunct or courtesy

** Please contact Ashley Servais, CHRI Research Manager, to request a fee schedule or to get an estimate for costs for services of the Pediatric Research Office (PRO). All resources subject to availability.

Associate Membership  

Interprofessional health care workers and research personnel from the University of Nebraska, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine who are involved in child health research

  • Access to CHRI resources and support, including the PRO, based on availability and by using the standardized application and intake processes (the appropriate fee schedule will apply)**
  • Eligible to apply for mini grants (up to $15,000)

** Please contact Ashley Servais, CHRI Research Manager, to request a fee schedule or to get an estimate for costs for services of the Pediatric Research Office (PRO). All resources subject to availability.

Affiliate Membership  

Researchers, with terminal degrees (MD/PhD), who work at another institution in child health research with a collaboration or affiliation with a CHRI member, University of Nebraska, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center or Nebraska Medicine

  • Access to CHRI resources and support on a fee for service basis and subject to resource availability
  • Appropriate institutional IRB approval will be necessary prior to any project support
  • Access to CHRI grants will not be available, unless the affiliate member is collaborating as a co-PI with a CHRI member with full or associate membership

** Please contact Ashley Servais, CHRI Research Manager, to request a fee schedule or to get an estimate for costs for services of the Pediatric Research Office (PRO). All resources subject to availability.

Trainee Membership  

Graduate students at the University Nebraska; residents, fellows, medical students at UNMC working or performing research in a child health area

  • All trainees will have the option to be paired with a mentor with full membership if this relationship is not already in existence
  • Access to the CHRI resources and funding opportunities through appropriate application and intake processes and subject to availability**
  • Eligible to apply for mini grants (up to $15,000)

** Please contact Ashley Servais, CHRI Research Manager, to request a fee schedule or to get an estimate for costs for services of the Pediatric Research Office (PRO). All resources subject to availability.