Step by Step Instructions

University Research Partners

Universities and their schools, departments and research teams can participate at any of four levels:

  1. University-wide, represented through an Office of Research

  2. School or Department level, approved through Deans or Chairs

  3. Principal Investigator level, approved by applying to serve as a PI

  4. Individual level - on a volunteer basis - with no formal approval required.

To participate at any level, please click the section below, and follow the steps listed.

No Cost

There is no cost for universities to join this effort. The goal is to organize a network that can, collaboratively, generate new funding for research that none can achieve on our own.

New Sponsored Research Opportunities

for multiple research teams.

We Don’t Want to Recreate Wheels

If your school or university is already working on parts of this puzzle, we want to collaborate in a way that adds value.

More Publications for All

Our goal is to create new opportunities for scholarship for all researchers, including students, as we work, together, to strengthen the evidence-base for change.

University Research Office Leaders

1.1 Understand the role played by offices of research in this study

  • View video [to be added soon]

  • View University Research Office Briefing (here ) [to be added soon]

1.2 Help recruit schools, departments, principal investigators and investigator teams by sharing study information with relevant deans, chairs and researchers

1.3 Help recruit Strategic Action Partners to help co-create the plan, and provide collaborative funding to help support research activities.

  • Forward general invitations to join the study to potential strategic action partners in your networks. These may include national and state-level corporations, non-profits, associations, government agencies, foundations and others who have an interest in optimizing medications in their networks.

1.4 When you are ready, join the study as an institution by signing a non-binding letter of acceptance to serve as a University Research Partner.

Deans and Chairs

1.1 Understand the role played by Schools and Departments in this study

  • View video [to be added soon]

  • View overview information here [to be added soon]

1.2 Forward information to relevant researchers in your area

  • This is being organized as a multi-year, multi-disciplinary, collaboratively funded study. Please forward study invitations and related information as appropriate.

1.3 Help recruit Strategic Action Partners

  • Share invitations to join the study with potential strategic action partners in your networks. These may include national and state-level corporations, non-profits, associations, government agencies, foundations and others who have an interest in optimizing medications in their networks.

1.4 Join the study at a School or Departmental level by signing a non-binding letter of acceptance to serve as a University Research Partner at your school or departmental level.

Principal Investigators (Current and Potential)

1.1 Understand the role played by Principal Investigators from different universities in this study

1.2 Help organize a research team in your university, school, or department

  • Identify other researchers, graduate students and others who can help lead one or more study sections or panels (boats).

1.3 Finalize arrangements to help lead one or more Study Sections

  • Send an email or schedule a conversation with the investigators to finalize an arrangement

  • Sign non-binding letter of acceptance to co-lead Study Section.

1.4 Help Recruit Strategic Action Partners to participate in the Medications 360 Strategic Planning Process and your Study Section(s)

  • Forward invitations with potential strategic action partners in your networks. These may include national and state-level corporations, non-profits, associations, government agencies, foundations and others who have an interest in optimizing medications in their networks.

1.5. Facilitate Study Sections and Panels - to Co-Create the Plans

1.6 Receive a planning grant (funding permitted) to support additional research

1.7. Apply for larger grants / grow the project

Learn More / Sign Up


Individual Researchers and Graduate Students

1.1 If you are passionate about optimizing vaccines and medications, and want to participate in your own time as a volunteer researcher and/or services provider you are welcome to do so. This may help you "get started", and open the doors for funded opportunities in the future.

1.2. Please join as an individual at any time. Learn More / Sign Up.

1.3 Help recruit others in your network to join the study. How? Forward invitation materials.