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At our research-intensive, urban public university, we are proud to embolden the next generation of research pioneers. Our world-renowned researchers and scholars collaborate across disciplines, colleges and campuses as they address the most pressing challenges throughout the world and in our communities.

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The Office of Research is accelerating research at University of Cincinnati and economic growth in our region by connecting industry, government, and community leaders with the University of Cincinnati thought leaders and innovators. Together, we can positively impact the lives, environment, and the economy in our region and beyond. Some of our key research strengths are highlighted below.

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Analytics

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Cyber

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Robotics

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Adolescence

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Cancer

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Digital Humanities

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Infectious Diseases

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Medical Devices

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Neuroscience

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Smart Cities

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Events + Training

27
Aug

Event

Lunch & Learn (8/27)

Time: August 27, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall 610

Target Audience: Office of Research Employees

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Come discover the many hats of HR. We can help with your career growth i.e. job duties, promotions, equity reviews. We give support through answering question on Benefits, TOFW and FMLA/MLOA leaves etc. We help ensure fast, fair and equitable hiring. We make sure you get paid correctly and that all time is accurately reported on your paycheck. We are on the cutting edge of teaching good SMART Goals to prepare everyone for the New Performance Management System (PMS) for the FY21 year.
28
Aug

Event

Research Development and Support Series: Kentucky Data Research Center Information Session (8/28)

Time: August 28, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

KRDC offers researchers the opportunity to use restricted-access federal data to conduct advanced research in fields such as economics, management, business, demography, health, epidemiology, geography, environment, urban planning, political science, sociology, criminology, and more. The primary federal sponsors of data in KRDC are the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The advantages of restricted-access data include larger samples, finer levels of geography (in some cases census block and tract levels), additional variables, and more detailed coding of key variables. In addition, many datasets are linked to records from administrative databases.

Popular economic and demographic datasets
• Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)
• Census of Manufactures (CSM)
• Longitudinal Employer–Household Dynamics (LEHD)
• American Community Survey (ACS)
• Current Population Survey (CPS)
• Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

Popular health statistics datasets
• Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
• National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
• National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
• National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
• National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
28
Aug

Event

Best Practices in Grants Management (8/28)

Time: August 28, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/College Administrators/Staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

This training is geared toward individuals responsible for managing anticipated and awarded grants and contracts in the UC Flex accounting system.  Topics include: Manual A323 Preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management, and Cost Transfer Training.  Cost Transfer Training is required before submitting any cost transfer requests to PI’s for approval or Reallocation Requests to SRS Accounting Grant Administrators for processing.

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall.

Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services Office, Accounting Department
11
Sep

Event

2020 Ralph E. Powe Information Session (9/11)

Time: September 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center, Langsam Library, Room 540A

Target Audience: Early Career Faculty interested in applying for the ORAU Ralph E. Powe, Jr. Award

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

There will an informational session held in the Faculty Enrichment Center Rm 540A for the 2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement funding opportunity.  During this time interested faculty members will have the opportunity to hear from past reviewers and awardees.  Interest for this opportunity will need to be submitted through the UC limited submission portal no later than the close of business on September 18, 2019.  We hope to see you on September 11th.
10
Oct

Event

AtKisson Group NIH Grant Writing Seminar (10/10)

Time: October 10, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This day-long session is based on a combined lecture, reading and discussion approach, focusing on the key organizational principles for writing competitive grant proposals. How does the planning process impact the final proposal? What key information must be on the first page? How do you organize the discussion of the approach so that your plan is crystal clear to your reviewer? Many of the answers to these questions are common across funders, and the program provides both conceptual approaches and concrete methods for constructing competitive proposals.

The approach is based on 19 years of grant writing and training experience across multiple agencies and disciplines. The presenter, M. S. (Peg) AtKisson founded the proposal and research development office at Tufts University starting as a contract grant writer in 2001. In 8 years she and her team contributed to $140,000,000 in funded proposals from NSF, NIH, USDA, USAID, Keck Foundation, and others. After working as a trainer for a grant writing consulting firm, Dr. AtKisson founded AtKisson Training Group (ATG) to expand training beyond the proposal document and into the overall planning for funding and academic success. Dr. AtKisson is a highly acclaimed public speaker with a track record of helping faculty improve their competitiveness for funding.

For a $50 registration fee, participants receive the presentation handouts and the Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Proposals. The Handbook is used during the day and serves as a resource for proposal writing.

The morning session covers aspects such as assessing readiness, identifying funder priorities, and setting time lines for crafting the submission. The second part of the morning covers the all-important first page—the NIH Specific Aims page, or the opening page of any proposal to any funder. In the afternoon we cover clear and compelling ways to present the preliminary data, the foundational literature and the research plan using concrete writing strategies. The rest of the afternoon covers the additional pieces of a proposal, including title and abstract, writing style, and re-submission.
11
Oct

Event

AtKisson Group NEH Grant Writing Seminar (10/11)

Time: October 11, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center - Langsam Library 540 G

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Staff

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This day-long session is based on a combined presentation, hands-on reading and discussion approach, focusing on the rhetorical elements and information flow that underlie compelling grant proposals. How does the planning process impact the final proposal? What key information must be on the first page? How do you organize the discussion of the approach so that your plan is crystal clear to your reviewer? Many of the answers to these questions are common across funders, and the program provides both conceptual approaches and concrete methods for constructing competitive proposals. The day is facilitated by two presenters with extensive experience in successful grant applications to fund arts and humanities projects use and provide training in skills that can be used across funders.

The Presenters: Peg AtKisson has 19 years of grant writing and training experience across multiple agencies and disciplines. She founded the proposal and research development office at Tufts University starting as a contract grant writer in 2001. In 8 years she and her team contributed to $140,000,000 in funded proposals from NSF, NIH, USDA, USAID, Keck Foundation, and others. After working as a trainer for a grant writing consulting firm, Dr. AtKisson founded AtKisson Training Group (ATG) to expand training beyond the proposal document and into the overall planning for funding and academic success. Mary Hensel brings decades of fund raising for arts, environmental and health non-profits with university research and funding development at every level of the fund-raising ladder. She established the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth’s Office of Research Development to coordinate complex submissions and provide infrastructure support to the academic community. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

For a $50 registration fee, participants receive the presentation handouts and the Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Proposals. The Handbook is used during the day and serves as a resource for proposal writing.
30
Oct

Event

Best Practices in Grants Management (10/30)

Time: October 30, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/College Administrators/Staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

This training is geared toward individuals responsible for managing anticipated and awarded grants and contracts in the UC Flex accounting system.  Topics include: Manual A323 Preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management, and Cost Transfer Training.  Cost Transfer Training is required before submitting any cost transfer requests to PI’s for approval or Reallocation Requests to SRS Accounting Grant Administrators for processing.

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall.

Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services Office, Accounting Department

Online Training

Viral Vectors

Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety

Before an IBC Protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must be up-to-date with all applicable training.

The use of viruses as vectors for genetic material delivery into cells has become very common among the molecular biology community. As such, it is important for users to understand the origins of these tools and potential safety implications of their use.

This training is for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors. This module consists of different training modules which need to be completed according to the type of vector handled in the lab. Note: all of the below trainings require using either Internet Explorer or Firefox.

  1. Module 1: Risk Assessement     Needs to be completed by all   Go to Training

  2. Module 2: Lentiviral Vectors   Go to Training

  3. Module 3: Gamma-Retroviral Vectors   Go to Training

  4. Module 4: Adenoviral Vectors   Go to Training

  5. Module 5: Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Vectors   Go to Training

Assurance Form
After reviewing the training modules, individuals must complete the Training Assurance form and forward it to the Biosafety Office

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Online Training

Conflicts of Interest in Research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.