To build the capacity of researchers to conduct research using mobile technologies the Mobile Technologies Core facilitates three networks.
Data Expert Network (MDEN)
MDEN is a collaborative problem-solving network comprised of staff and junior faculty who develop and share tools and documentation that enhance the reproducibility and rigor of U-M studies using mobile devices. MDEN membership is open to current University of Michigan or Michigan Medicine staff or junior faculty members with experience exporting, processing, and/or analyzing mobile data in research.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
DIGIT-MI is where faculty and staff across the University of Michigan meet to connect, learn, and share resources that encourage the increased use of digital and mobile technologies and mental wellness measurements in research across multiple disciplines. Speakers share how-to’s on aspects of research using mobile and digital technologies.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
2023-2024 DIGIT-MI Meeting Schedule
October 9: Sarah Sperry, Using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to measure emotion, cognition, and behavior in daily life
November 13: MeTRIC Symposium Debrief and Q&A
December 11: Jessie Golbus & Mike Dorsch, Just In Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAI) in mHealth
January 8: Helen Burgess, Transitioning from Actiwatch Spectrums to Fitbits – One Lab’s Approach
February 12: Laurie Buis, How to Self-Adovcate with Vendors
March 11: Todd Arnedt, Telemedicine and Digital Insomnia Therapies and their Implementation in Clinical Trials
April 8: Justine Wu & Paul Chandanabhumma, Applying anti-racism and health equity frameworks to digital health
May 13: TBA
Mobile Coordinator Network (MCN)
The Mobile Coordinator Network (MCN) aims to develop and share resources that will increase the efficiency, rigor, and reproducibility of studies utilizing mobile devices at Michigan. The network will focus on:
- Mobile study coordinator training
- Best practices for enrolling and retaining study participants and ensuring completion of study tasks, including communication with participants
- Standardized template instructions for app download and use, device pairing, maximizing device effectiveness, remote data collection, and other common technology needs
- Regulatory documentation including sample IRB and information assurance (IA) language
- The effectiveness and use of study and data management platforms
Current University of Michigan or Michigan Medicine study coordinators working or planning to work on studies using mobile technologies are encouraged to join.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Additional services offered through the Eisenberg Family Depression Center:
EFDC members can receive help with writing, editing, reviewing and formatting articles for publication in academic journals. Our dedicated team can help members find appropriate journals to submit as well as announcements for concept papers that may be of interest.