Dr. Solomon T. Garner, Jr, the RTRN Director of Research Resources and Research Networking (R3N), is a development scientist with experience in new venture/start-ups, academia and laboratory management. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics) from the University of Georgia. He leads the team that is currently working with each RCMI PI/Director and other personnel at each institution implementing the eagle-i Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT). Dr. Garner also facilitates and maintains RTRN Profiles use across RCMI institutions. Dr. Garner trains RCMI researchers on the use research resources and research networking tools within the network. As the Director of R3N Division, he works closely with internal stakeholders managing research resources and research networking activities to meet RTRN’s goals and objectives.
The RCMI Centers that comprise RTRN have established significant scientific resources which are available to support scientific research. Many of these resources are invisible to most of the researchers across the network. The eagle-i resource discovery networking tool provides the opportunity to make these resources visible and therefore available to all RCMI researchers.
The DCC Research Resources and Research Networking Division provides access to eagle-i Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT) and Profiles Research Networking System (RNS) through the RTRN website.
The expected end-results will be a greater number of translational research outcomes which includes publications, grant applications, patents, clinical/non-clinical studies and/or new therapies.
• Provide access and training for the eagle-i Resource Discovery Networking Tool (RDNT)
• To inventory all RCMI core resources and other resources types
• Provide access and training for the Profiles Research Networking System (RNS)
• To work closely with the RCMI community to have 100% participation in the Profiles Research Networking System
• Find experts
• Find resource holders
• Find collaborators
• Find hidden assets
• Establish new relationships
• Achieve research objectives