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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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Events + Training

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Sep

Event

CCTST Presents: Team Science Basics (9/19)

Time: September 19, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: CAHS Health Sciences Building, Room 250

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The CCTST Center for Improvement Science is presenting a workshop: Team Science Basics, on Thursday, Sept. 19; 2:00-4:30 PM in the CAHS Health Sciences Building, Rm 250.  Speakers include Jack Kues, PhD; Rebecca Lee, PhD, RN; and Saundra Regan, PhD.  This workshop introduces participants to foundational concepts within team science: the importance of interprofessional collaboration in a contemporary research setting, principles of good team communication, and positive team behaviors such as improving communication and enhancing team effectiveness. For more information, contact Jackie Knapke at knapkeje@uc.edu.
27
Sep

Event

Research Development Support Series: How to Find Funding Opportunities (9/27)

Time: September 27, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center 540F
(Langsam Library 5th Floor)

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Whatever your scholarly goals, knowing how to discover internal and external opportunities and the funders most likely to support you, is important. In this session, you will learn from experts where to locate information on funding, both internal and external, and gain knowledge and skills that will help you find information about funders’ interests, missions and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.


What will be covered: External funding opportunities available via the federal government, the state of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Foundations, and Industry. Introduction of UC’s grant search engine, InfoED SPIN and limited submissions process at UC. Internal funding opportunities from the Provost Office and the Office of Research will be briefly covered.

Presenters: Susan Dunlap, University of Cincinnati Foundation Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
                   Sarah Clift, Office of Research Coordinator Proposal Development Services
                    Keisha Love, University of Cincinnati Associate Provost of Academic Personnel

Moderator: Teri Reed, Office of Research Assistant Vice President Faculty Research Development
30
Sep

Event

Research Development Support Series: Proposal Budgets - More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (9/30)

Time: September 30, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Procter Hall, Room 286

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, OoR staff will highlight some key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance. We will review a sample project and walk through the process of creating a budget for that process in a workshop format. This will be followed by a Q&A where the presenters will be available to discuss any specific areas of interest to the audience, and answer any questions.
10
Oct

Event

National Lab Day (10/10 - 10/12)

Time: October 10, 12:00 AM - October 12, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Toledo

Target Audience: Students and Researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Toledo is hosting this years Ohio National Lab Day 2019 to explore opportunities for partnerships and connect students and researchers with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

The Department of Energy maintains 17 preeminent labs across the country, providing unique scientific and technological capabilities that are often beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions. The labs maintains user facilities as shared resources that may be accessed by the scientific community. Learn how to access world class facilities and connect with DOE lab researchers.

View http://www.utoledo.edu/research/national-lab-day/ for more details.
10
Oct

Event

Research Development & Support Series: 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

Research Development & Support Series: 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.