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UC San Diego DISC Consultation Requests

How do I request a DISC Consultation?

Please complete this form to request a consultation from the UC San Diego DISC. This form will ask questions about you and your D&I project. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The information that you share will be reviewed by the DISC Consultation team on a rolling basis. Please note that the DISC Consultation Team requires 7-10 business days to review and respond to consultation requests. For qualifying projects, the DISC Coordinator will schedule an initial 30-minute consultation meeting with a member of the Consultation Team. The information that you share will be kept confidential but we recommend that you do not share any identifiable study data.

Who can request a DISC Consultation?

Consultations can be requested by all UC San Diego DISC General Members and Investigators. To become a member, please join here.

Become a Member

What can I receive consultation about from the UC San Diego DISC?

Project Type

  • Grant Proposal
  • Publication
  • Applying implementation tools to clinical programs/services
  • Clinical intervention or tool
  • Ongoing D&I research project

Consultation topic(s)

  • Study design
  • D&I methods
  • Selecting and integrating conceptual models and frameworks
  • Designing interventions/clinical tools for dissemination/implementation
  • Designing and evaluating implementation strategies
  • Community engagement
  • Quality improvement processes
  • Program evaluation
  • D&I training, education, and career opportunities
  • Other_________________

What to expect?

During the initial consultation, the Consultant(s) will gather information about your D&I project and determine the scope, resources, and expertise that may be needed to support your work. Preliminary feedback and existing tools and resources will be shared during this initial consultation. After the initial consultation, we will send an email that includes DISC recommendations about resources, time, and expertise that are available, if needed. Collaboration of our DISC leadership team on grant proposals or manuscripts as a consultant, co-investigator, or co-author may be possible, depending on content area and timeline. In some cases, our team will recommend further group consultation or connect you with other colleagues with relevant expertise locally or nationally.

What to prepare?

Recommendations to make the most out of your D&I consultation:

  • Review D&I science terminology ahead of time to help frame your questions 
  • Share your “Specific Aims” page or other materials with Consultant in advance
  • Prepare to summarize your project and key questions in about 10 minutes or less 
  • Highly recommend using visuals to help illustrate your project such as a Logic Model
  • Have a list of 3-5 questions prepared

DISC Consultation Triage for Grant-related Requests

The DISC Consultation Team will triage grant requests and tailor services provided depending on how much time we have before your grant submission deadline and the nature of the requests. Here is a list of allowable DISC requests based on # weeks prior to the grant deadline. Please note, the DISC Consultation Team has limited availability and capacity and may or may not be able to fulfill each of these requests. 

# Weeks Before Grant Submission
​Allowable DISC Requests
​2 Weeks
  • D&I sub-section can be reviewed for general feedback and recommendations
  • Letter of Support
4 Weeks
  • Detailed D&I sub-section review with comments and in-text edits
  • Letter of Support
​6 Weeks
  • ​Detailed D&I sub-section review with comments and in-text edits
  • Letter of Support
  • Overall proposal review with general feedback and recommendations
  • Co-Investigator
8+ Weeks
  • Detailed and iterative grant revision with feedback, in-text edits, and suggestions
  • Letter of Support
  • Co-Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator


DISC Consultation Triage for Manuscript Requests

The DISC Consultation Team will triage manuscript requests and tailor services provided depending on how much time we have before your submission deadline. Here is a list of allowable DISC requests based on weeks prior to the submission deadline. Please note, the DISC Consultation Team has limited availability and capacity and may or may not be able to fulfill each of these requests.

# Weeks Before Manuscript Submission
​Allowable DISC Requests
​2 Weeks
  • D&I sub-section can be reviewed for general feedback and recommendations
  • *Acknowledgments section may be appropriate
4 Weeks
  • Detailed D&I sub-section review with comments and in-text edits
  • *Co-authorship may be appropriate
​6 Weeks
  • Overall manuscript review with general feedback and recommendations
  • Detailed D&I sub-section review with comments and in-text edits
  • *Co-authorship is likely appropriate
8+ Weeks
  • Detailed and iterative manuscript revision with feedback, in-text edits, and suggestions
  • *Co-authorship is likely required

Questions

Please contact DISC@health.ucsd.edu for questions.