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Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

ECPN SESSION: Using existing data for research: strategies for secondary data analysis

Panel: Kerry Green, University of Maryland, College Park, Rashelle Musci, Johns Hopkins University, and Amy Goldstein, NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Moderator: MeLisa Creamer, NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse


It is necessary to publish frequently early in our careers but publishing solely on self-collected data is often unrealistic during the early career period. We are thus reliant on other’s data that is either private or public. Secondary data analysis requires a new knowledge and skillset regarding how to access existing data and how to design projects to capitalize on existing data. A crucial question is how to obtain funding for secondary data analysis. This session will focus primarily on funding opportunities for secondary data analysis and what makes grant applications for secondary data analysis competitive. This session will also review the benefits and drawbacks of publishing on extant data, describe concrete strategies related to finding national datasets and entering into data sharing agreements, and working with collaborators on projects requiring shared access to data. We will include a panel of speakers who have experience in obtaining funding related to secondary data analysis, data harmonization, as well as a current program officer with a portfolio of secondary analysis grants.

Registration for this event is included in the 3-day virtual conference registration.


NEW for 2020!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

9:15am – 10:45am EDT and 5:45-7:15pm EDT 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

9:15am – 10:45am EDT and  5:45-7:15pm EDT.

Participate in one or more of our daily Mindful Writing Group Sessions led by our very own ECPN members. Sessions will be held before and after daily virtual conference events and are designed to provide dedicated time to writing for all who wish to participate. Sessions will begin and end with a brief mindfulness activity and will include goal setting and an hour of silent writing time. A Zoom link will be sent  to all those who register. Please log-in 5-10 minutes early, sessions will begin on time. Contact Tara Bautista (tara.bautista@asu.edu) or Amanda Sisselman (AMANDA.SISSELMAN@lehman.cuny.edu) for more information.

Registration is required for all events; all events are FREE!



Thursday, July 23, 2020, 5:00 pm  – 6:00 pm

In lieu of our annual face-to-face Networking Social, we will host a Virtual Social Event via Microsoft Teams. Take a break after the conference, and join us in this informal opportunity to connect with old colleagues, meet new contacts and relax from the comfort of your own environment! A link to Microsoft Teams will be sent to all those who register for the event. Contact Ashwini Tiwari (atiwari@augusta.edu) for more information. All are welcome to attend!

Registration is required for all events; all events are FREE!


11th ANNUAL ECPN STUDENT POSTER CONTEST- to be held during the SPR Virtual Conference

The ECPN Student Poster Contest was initiated in 2009 to encourage student attendance and participation in the annual meeting, increase student visibility at the conference, attract new student members to SPR and ECPN, and encourage existing student members to become full members upon graduation. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to enter. The asynchronous posters will be available on-demand during the SPR Virtual Conference, the poster winners will receive a $250 honorarium plus a free 1-year SPR membership. Honorable mention poster authors will receive a 1-year SPR membership. SPR memberships will be awarded for the next year (2021).  Judging criteria include innovation, importance of the research topic to the field, quality, use of advanced methods, and contribution to prevention science.  We are very excited that the ECPN Student Poster Contest continues to be an annual event.

Registration for this event is included in the 3-day virtual conference registration.



Practice social distancing and participate in an individual or group fun run/walk/physical activity during the conference! Support SPR’s virtual Fun Run/Walk this year by posting a picture during your physical activity to our social media using #WeAreSPR. We encourage everyone to wear masks outdoors and share posts on both indoor and outdoor activities with your friends, family, and furry companions! Please post anytime.  Contact Rachel Culbreth for more information (RCulbreth@gsu.edu; Instagram: @RachelCulbreth; Twitter: @RachelCulbreth; Facebook: Rachel Culbreth).