The overall goal of the SEQUIN Project, led by CTSA hubs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Massachusetts and New York University, is to expand and improve the use of mini-sabbaticals for the translational research workforce.
Mini-sabbaticals are designed to complement training experiences offered at an investigator’s home institution and allow an investigator to acquire competencies in specific areas of translational research tailored to the investigator’s individual training needs. While these positions offer a highly innovative approach to enrich traditional research training, there’s an opportunity to enhance the impact of mini-sabbaticals by refining and expanding our current understanding of successful programs, and developing an easily accessible catalog to optimize access.
In addition to offering best practices to serve as a roadmap for the most effective mini-sabbatical programs, the SEQUIN Project also provides a living database to consolidate available opportunities. The CLIC site houses this database, allowing CTSA Program members to easily stay up to date right within the site.