Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Research at UT Dallas Graduate Professional Week Day1: Funding Funds Monday, Oct 3
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Searching for funding for fellowships or your research can be overwhelming. In fact, there are more than 100 websites you could search. This presentation is designed to help make the task manageable. The Office of Research Development will lead this presentation and focus on comprehensive databases for finding federal/state/corporate funding, the internal system for finding foundation funding and resources for personalized assistance.

This event is free, but registration is required (in order to make sure we have enough food). Please register by emailing Beth Keithly

Sponsored by the Office of Research.

IRB Protocol Assistance Workshop Tuesday, Oct 4
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

The IRB office offers informal help sessions/workshops for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of revising, new applications (protocols) for IRB review, amendments, or annual renewals of their human participant research projects. Walk-ins are encouraged, no registration or appointments needed.

IRB staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in the following areas:

  • Answering questions about the information required in each section of the protocol;
  • Addressing reviewer questions/comments;
  • Discussing options for informed consent forms and processes;
  • Providing guidance on more complex research design issues:
    • Investigator responsibilities for research on sensitive topics or use of deception methods
    • Use of social media or other emerging technologies in research

You are invited to get hands-on, specific assistance for your applications for IRB review. Doing so will most likely reduce the need for revisions to an application and the overall cycle time for approval of submissions. It will also help the IRB staff better understand the nature of the issues that researchers experience when designing their research and trying to understand IRB requirements.

The workshops will be held at various locations on campus for the convenience of researchers in different departments, but all researchers are welcome to attend any of the scheduled sessions. All workshop locations have wireless Internet connections. Researchers should bring their own laptop.

Graduate Professional Week Day 2: Dissertation Formatting and Refworks Tuesday, Oct 4
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Are you working on your dissertation or thesis? 

Come find out about the latest formatting requirements and how to organize your references and citations using Refworks.

Refreshments will be served.