Programs and Initiatives

The Strategic Programs & Signature Initiatives unit provides the critical infrastructure needed so that UC researchers and creatives can take their ideas to the next level.

26
Jan

Event

UIDP Contracting Forum (1/26 - 1/28)

Time: January 26, 12:00 AM - January 28, 12:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Intermediate/Advanced Tracks will be offered to maximize impact for attendees.

Master Agreements
Federal Grant Opportunities for U-I Collaborations
How U-I Partnered During COVID
Foreground Intellectual Property
Export Control and Foreign Influence
Tax-Exempt Bonds Impact on Industry Research Agreements
Why Getting to Yes on Research Agreements is so Hard
27
Jan

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Utilizing Graphics in Your Research Proposal (1/27)

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

Location: Zoom (ONLINE ONLY)

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

We will be focusing on a three part delivery for this workshop. First, a short presentation with principles for designing better diagrams; second, a hands on exercise of updating a diagrams based on a principle, and finally, dedicated time to see the outcomes.
31
Jan

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Cradle to Grave - Navigating Sponsored Research Administration on Your Research Projects (1/31)

Time: January 31, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

This workshop is designed to provide faculty a basic overview of how to navigate the various requirements, what is expected of a Principal Investigator (PI), and where to go for assistance. The focus is on general and fiscal administration, with an emphasis on federal regulations and guidelines.

You may submit questions in advance of the workshop by emailing Research Development.
02
Feb

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Equipment Solicitations (2/2)

Time: February 2, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: FEC 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

This workshop will give allow attendees to better understand requirements, similarities and difference in equipment solicitations from Federal sponsors. During the workshop we will also go over the resources that are available to investigators as they develop an instrumentation proposal.
03
Feb

Event

OFRN Opportunity Day (2/3)

Time: February 3, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) Opportunity Days are brought to you by Parallax Advanced Research in collaboration with The Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are a new monthly event series geared toward OFRN’s government, academic, and industry partners, as well as anyone interested in collaborating with another entity to solve a government challenge based on posted opportunities and customer discussions. These monthly events will feature networking during virtual breakout sessions, welcoming remarks, and program status updates from OFRN leadership, presentations from thought leadership and government subject matter experts (speakers and topics will change per event), and a discussion with Q&A on state and federal opportunities. 
07
Feb

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Writing the One Pager - The Shortest Path to Success (2/7)

Time: February 7, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Do you know what grantmakers look for when deciding what research to fund? The answers might not be what you think. Showing grantmakers that you know what they want is as important as showing them what you can do with their money.

To learn how to effectively communicate the impact and significance of your research through the written word and visuals, we will workshop two white papers, one for a technical audience and one for a non-specialized audience. You will leave with tools you can use to effectively draft white papers and proposal summaries for your own research.

You may submit questions in advance to Research Development.
18
Feb

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Proposal Budgets - More Than a Bunch of Numbers (2/18)

Time: February 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, Office of Research 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.

You may submit questions in advance to Research Development.
22
Feb

Event

Research Development & Support Series: How to Navigate Human Subject Research (2/22)

Time: February 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Zoom only

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Description forthcoming
02
Mar

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Talking to Your Program Officer (3/2)

Time: March 2, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: TBA / Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Are you ready to have a conversation with a federal agency program officer but don’t know how to start?  Are you interested in learning about how an NIH Study Section works?  Having these conversations and understandings are a key step to gaining valuable insight into the funding potential of your ideas. In this interactive session, you’ll learn from faculty who are or have recently worked at major federal agencies or with NIH as they share the do’s and don’t’s of making contact, meeting logistics and follow-up. Plus, you’ll hear their tips on effective ways to talk about your research.

Questions may be submitted in advance to Research Development.
07
Mar

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Confessions of Serial Reviewers (3/7)

Time: March 7, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: TBA / Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Regardless of the questions you have had upon receiving your proposal reviews or if you are getting ready to submit your first proposal/grant and are planning ahead, this is the session for you. We will explore different approaches that reviewers take when reviewing and give some tips on how to strategically plan to get the reviewers interest and anticipate their reaction.

You may submit questions in advance to Research Development
22
Mar

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Early Career Grant Writing Workshop (3/22)

Time: March 22, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, graduate students and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Lucy Deckard of Academic Funding Research Strategies will be here for a basic grant writing workshop focused on early career and/or young investigator grants and is open to all faculty. This workshop is highly interactive and is targeted toward faculty who are ready to, or are considering applying, for early career or young investigator grants within the next few years. The workshop includes a series of discussions about the workshop topics along with some exercises and examples.

Materials: Additional materials and resources will be provided to each participant. These will include additional background materials, resources, and example sections of successful proposals.
28
Mar

Event

UIDP - Mission in Motion - HBCU Engagement with Industry (3/28 - 3/30)

Time: March 28, 12:00 AM - March 30, 12:00 AM

Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Industry, academia, government, and non-profits share many goals for collaboration and diverse talent development. Together, we accomplish great things. This multi-sector forum brings together thought leaders and practitioners to develop actionable strategies that magnify the impact.

Mission in Motion is organized by UIDP and overlaps with its spring 2022 conference, which will also take place at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA.
29
Mar

Event

UIDP Face2Face (3/29 - 4/1)

Time: March 29, 12:00 AM - April 1, 12:00 AM

Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Place is the space where serendipity sparks innovation and collaboration. But place can also convey action. We’ve learned that intentionality and tenacity—meaningfully placing the pieces that enable industry-university partnerships—can bring together the people, processes, and technology for successful convergence.

Discover how university-industry collaborations, many times in partnership with the government, can leverage the importance of place at UIDP Face2Face, where we will explore questions, strategies, opportunities, and success stories to inform future partnership journeys. Optional tours highlighting local partnerships and innovation, as well as two evening receptions, will punctuate the importance of place during our first face-to-face meeting post-COVID.
12
Apr

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Writing Your Career Grant in 12-weeks Kickoff (1) (4/12)

Time: April 12, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: Faculty researchers, postdocs writing a grant in the next 12 weeks, especially an early career grant of some type

Research Office: Research Development

The Career Grant Writing Group is a supportive community to keep participants motivated and accountable as they work toward submitting their Career or similar grant. The group’s structure draws on research and experience demonstrating that writing productivity increases when faculty are accountable to a supportive peer community and write regularly in a semi-structured environment. The structure is based on the NSF CAREER grant call, but could be adapted to other NSF grants or other agencies.

Career Grant Writing Group participants will have one online meeting, which will serve as an opportunity to meet one another and prepare for the upcoming 12 weeks culminating with the submission of your a grant in July.  In addition, over the course of the 12 weeks, participants will commit to near-daily writing (for example, a minimum of a half an hour a day) and have opportunities for mini-workshops and/or office hours on important sections of the CAREER grant, such as budget preparation and writing your budget justification, data management plans, and education plans.  Resources will be available to participants through a Canvas Community that can be used for logging your progress and barriers to scheduling your writing times to analyzing your reviews if this is not your first submission of your specific research topic.  Finally, participants will be paired with another peer participant to provide ongoing writing support. Applicants should already have their research topic in mind and be ready to begin (or continue) writing toward the goal of grant submission in late July
15
Apr

Event

Research Development & Support Series: Writing Your Career Grant in 12-weeks Kickoff (2) (4/15)

Time: April 15, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540 F/G and Zoom

Target Audience: Faculty researchers, postdocs writing a grant in the next 12 weeks, especially an early career grant of some type

Research Office: Research Development

The Career Grant Writing Group is a supportive community to keep participants motivated and accountable as they work toward submitting their Career or similar grant. The group’s structure draws on research and experience demonstrating that writing productivity increases when faculty are accountable to a supportive peer community and write regularly in a semi-structured environment. The structure is based on the NSF CAREER grant call, but could be adapted to other NSF grants or other agencies.

Career Grant Writing Group participants will have one online meeting, which will serve as an opportunity to meet one another and prepare for the upcoming 12 weeks culminating with the submission of your a grant in July.  In addition, over the course of the 12 weeks, participants will commit to near-daily writing (for example, a minimum of a half an hour a day) and have opportunities for mini-workshops and/or office hours on important sections of the CAREER grant, such as budget preparation and writing your budget justification, data management plans, and education plans.  Resources will be available to participants through a Canvas Community that can be used for logging your progress and barriers to scheduling your writing times to analyzing your reviews if this is not your first submission of your specific research topic.  Finally, participants will be paired with another peer participant to provide ongoing writing support. Applicants should already have their research topic in mind and be ready to begin (or continue) writing toward the goal of grant submission in late July
20
Apr

Event

U-I Partnerships in the Social Sciences (4/20 - 4/22)

Time: April 20, 12:00 AM - April 22, 12:00 AM

Location: The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Maryland, College Park, in collaboration with UIDP and with support from the National Science Foundation, MITRE, Optimal Solutions, SAGE Publishing and the Consortium of Social Science Associations, is hosting the second part of this workshop, in person at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, April 20-21, 2022. The workshop will convene a diverse group of experts and leaders from academia, industry, and government to consider how academic-corporate partnerships can advance social, behavioral, and organizational science research to positively impact science and society.

With the rapid growth of social networks over the last two decades and the corresponding availability of big data, the behavioral and social sciences have become increasingly important to the development and growth of organizations’ capacity to understand and address global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of social science research during societal crises. Social, behavioral, and organizational science can help institutions address societal needs, and these contributions can be magnified through collaborations between academia and industry.

Online Training

Viral Vectors

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

Research Office: Biosafety

This training is required for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors.  Before an IBC protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must complete all applicable training modules.

Individuals outside UC must login through the "External Login" link and create a new UC account.

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.

Online Training

Export Compliance for Researchers

Target Audience: All personnel conducting restricted work

Research Office: Export Controls

All personnel conducting restrictive work must complete Export Control training. The Export Compliance training is available online and is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami. The courses in CITI, “Export Compliance for Researchers part I and II”, are required for all personnel participating in restricted work. These courses are optional for all other University of Cincinnati faculty, staff and students, but are highly recommended.

For a more detailed, in person training, please contact the Export Control Office at exportco@uc.edu.
 

Online Training

FDA Regulated Research Activities Online Training

Target Audience: All principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and study coordinators engaged in FDA regulated research

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

This online training includes 11 modules pertaining to FDA regulated research activities. These modules are specific to UC.

FDA modules can be found under “Human Subjects Research Compliance Training”.  All 11 modules must be completed.

Further questions?  Please visit our FDA FAQ page.

Online Training

BioSafety Cabinets Training

Target Audience: UC researchers who use biosafety cabinets as part of their research experiments

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training includes information on the purpose and proper use of biological safety cabinets. Approximately 15 minutes.

Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

Healthcare Worker (Recertification)

Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and require recertification.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This online course is for the required for annual recertification. Please note, review and completion of the Radiation Safety Self-Learning Package is required prior to taking the online course.

Online Training

Shipping of Biohazardous Materials

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training provides information on the shipment of biohazard materials and helps the user identify if the materials within the package are regulated and what steps are required to comply. There are four training modules, each with a short quiz. Training certificates for this course are valid for 2 years.

Online Training

RAM Worker Retraining

Target Audience: Trained RAM workers needing annual retraining

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This is a refresher course that is required annually for all RAM workers and can be completed online or in person.

Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development
Contact the RSOf directly if you would like to attend a live retraining course.
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

Online Training

Ancillary Worker Awareness

Target Audience: Anyone with working duties that require entrance into a radiation area or a room where radiation generating equipment (RGE) is in operation.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This video provides basic information regarding hazards, warnings, and signage for those individuals required to have limited/minimal exposure to sources of ionizing radiation.  It will also provide contact information should for concerns related to Radioactive Materials (RAM) or Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE)

Online Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Target Audience: Anyone working on projects involving human-derived material

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training, provided by the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office, is intended for all individuals assigned to projects involving the use of human-derived materials (e.g. established and primary cells, blood, plasma, serum, tissues).  It is required both at the time of initial work assignment and at least every 12 months thereafter.

Online Training

Lab Hazards Awareness Training

Target Audience: Support personnel, students and new employees

Research Office: Biosafety

This interactive online training has been primarily designed to those not familiar with the possible hazards present on a research laboratory. It discusses the different type of hazards (e.g. biological, chemical, radiological) and indicates where to get more information and educational materials.

Online Training

Authorized User (AU) Retraining

Target Audience: Any authorized user (AU)

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is conducted to update AUs on any changes to relevant policy, regulatory or license changes.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Online Training

Health Care Worker - Initial

Target Audience: Healthcare workers who may provide care to patient(s) that have undergone treatment with sealed or unsealed radioactive materials

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is specific to healthcare workers who may provide care to patient(s) that have undergone treatment with sealed or unsealed radioactive materials.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Online Training

Human Subject Research - CITI

Target Audience: All researchers engaged in human subjects research at the University of Cincinnati

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

All researchers engaged in human subjects research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training prior to engaging in research. Training is provided online using Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY). The CITI curriculum is customized for you, based on the kind of research in which you are involved. A series of registration questions will identify the courses you need to complete. If you have already done CITI training in the past, that information will be maintained in your CITI record.

For questions on how to register a new account with CITI or how to add a course to your CITI profile, please contact the HRPP office at 513-558-5259.

Online Training

Animal Acquisitions

Target Audience: Anyone involved in the process of acquiring animals for an approved research protocol.

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

This course covers basic financial principles and the roles and responsibilities of anyone involved in the process of procuring animals.  This course is open to all research staff but must be completed by Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-Investigators, PI Proxies, and the Fiscal Approvers/Financial staff designated to approve funds for the associated animal protocol.

Training Upon Request

LAMS Hazard Training

Target Audience: All personnel working with hazardous materials in LAMS or with animals harboring hazardous material

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers must complete this training prior to working with hazardous agents in vivo in any LAMS facility. This training will cover topics such as submitting a hazard service request to LAMS prior to agent use, communication and labeling requirements, agent disinfectant and hold time, transportation of animals harboring hazardous agents within LAMS and to IACUC‐approved satellite facilities, disposal of dirty caging, safety equipment/information, and necropsy procedures.

 

Multiple dates/times are available. Course duration is approximately 30 minutes.

To schedule, email animaltraining@uc.edu with your availability or click the link below.

Training Upon Request

Leather Research Laboratory Education Opportunities

Target Audience: Faculty/Researchers interested in the Leather Industry

Research Office: Research Programs

The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to offer a variety of educational courses specifically designed to address the needs of those in the leather industry. Courses include Leather Orientation course (offered in April and August), Quality Assurance for Leather Workshop (offered in May and September), and Leather Buyers Conference. They will also design a custom course for your company.

Training Upon Request

Introduction to Biosafety

Target Audience: Any researcher

Research Office: Biosafety

This training provides an introduction to biological safety issues including definitions, risk assessment, principles, safe laboratory practices and disinfection methods.

Takes about one hour.

Training Upon Request

Advanced Radiation Worker Training

Target Audience: Individuals who will use or possess radioactive material

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training is a follow-up to the Basic Radiation Safety training with a focus on advanced concepts to provide specifics of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Control and Safety Program for individuals who will use or possess radioactive material.


This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Training Upon Request

Basic Radiation Worker Training

Target Audience: Anyone who works with radioactive materials

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This training will provide fundamental knowledge necessary to protect yourself and others while working with radioactive materials.  This training is required for all individuals who will use/possess radioactive materials.

This workshop is presented live via Teams. Virtual class schedule and registration is available through the Center for Continuous Development website.

Contact the Radiation Safety Office with any questions: 513-558-4110 or radiationsafety@uc.edu.

Training Upon Request

IRB Office Hours in the Faculty Enrichment Center (Langsam Library)

Target Audience: UC faculty and staff

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

IRB Coordinators from the Human Research Protection Program will provide consulting for UC faculty and staff with questions about IRB submissions every month on the first Tuesday of the month from 1pm-4pm and the third Tuesday of the month from 9am-12pm.

Walk-ins are welcome.


Further Questions: Contact Deborah Stewart (quinonda@ucmail.uc.edu)

Training Upon Request

IRB Appointments Available for CECH faculty, staff, and students

Target Audience: CECH Faculty, staff and students

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

The CECH IRB Coordinator is available by appointment for CECH Faculty, staff and students to answer questions and provide support for IRB submissions.

Further Questions: Contact Christa Preston (prestoca@ucmail.uc.edu)

Training Upon Request

Common Rodent Techniques and Procedures

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

Researchers may request free training from LAMS Veterinary Staff on rodent techniques and procedures specific to their approved IACUC protocol, including but not limited to:

 

Common Rodent Techniques

Note: Procedures may be performed with or without anesthesia depending on trainee comfort unless otherwise noted.

  • Restraint: manual and mechanical
  • Identification methods: ear tag, ear notch
  • Nail trimming
  • Injection: SQ, IM, IP, IV, oral gavage
  • Rodent anesthesia machine instruction and anesthetic monitoring
  • Venipuncture: submandibular, saphenous, jugular, tail clip, tail lacerations and retro‐orbital injections/bleeding (under anesthesia)
  • Intracardiac injections and cardiocentesis

 

Rodent Surgical Procedures

  • Castration
  • Vasectomy
  • Ovariectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal capsule implant
  • Subcutaneous osmotic mini‐pump implants
  • Mammary fat pad injections
  • Renal ischemia/reperfusions

 

Rodent Necropsy Procedures

  • Tissue harvest
  • Gross cadaver examination
  • Perfusion (formalin/formaldehyde)

 

Course duration is dependent on procedure(s) requested.

To schedule, submit a Veterinary Service Request in RAP AOPS with your availability and requested techniques

Training Upon Request

ACUP Orientation

Target Audience: All personnel working with vertebrate animals

Research Office: Animal Care and Use Program

All personnel joining a UC IACUC protocol must first complete required training per the ACUP Training Policy.  This includes both research personnel (animal handlers) and administrative personnel (non-animal handlers).
Each individual’s training requirements are specific to their responsibilities on the IACUC protocol and may include:

 

IACUC Orientation


LAMS/Satellite Orientation

  • LAMS Facility Orientation OR Satellite/Field Orientation
  • Species Skills


ACUP Courses

  • Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Handlers
  • Working with the IACUC
  • Working with Species in Research Settings
     

Procedural Trainings

  • Animal Ordering
  • Principles of Surgery
  • LAMS Hazard Training

Past Events

Contact

Mailing Address 

Strategic Programs & Signature Initiatives
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540
P.O. Box 210222 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0222
ML 0663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540 
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0222 

General Inquiries

Email: research@uc.edu