Previous Training Classes


Writing Good Proposals | FO 1.202 | February 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

Proposal writing is different than article writing or dissertation writing. The Office of Research Development will discuss those differences and how to tweak your writing to accommodate them. And, since all good writing comes from good editing and good editing comes from avoiding conventional mistakes, we will review common errors most writers make, as well as ten principles to writing clearly and ten principles to writing coherently.

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Submitting Proposal Applications | FO 1.202 | March 6th, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

I’ve found a funding opportunity! Now what?! The process of submitting a grant application can be challenging – and the challenge varies by funding agency. During this session we will discuss the submission of grant applications. The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) will outline the internal forms needed to obtain the appropriate institutional approvals as well as discuss the components of a application package and will touch on other submission forums. OSP will break down the application process for common federal agencies. OSP will also provide tips to avoid common agency specific submission errors.

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Contracting | FO 1.202 | March 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

In this session the Office of Sponsored Projects will discuss research contracts as a vehicle to "get research done." We'll talk about how agreements are different from grants and investigate the different types of research contracts commonly used at UTD and the administrative process behind them.

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Research Compliance | FO 1.202 | April 3rd, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

This course will provide an overview of the programs within the Office of Research Compliance (ORC), including: IRB (Institutional Review Board), IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee), Conflict of Interest, Export Control, Contact with Federal Officials, Laboratory Safety, and Responsible Conduct of Research.  The course will include descriptions of each program and to which aspects of research they apply, researchers’ requirements for compliance, functions of ORI support staff and when and how to access and engage support services related to each program.

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Technology Commercialization | FO 1.202 | April 17th, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) will discuss protection of researchers’ intellectual property, the importance of timely invention disclosure and lab notebooks and how OTC works with researchers throughout the process. This session will also focus on obtaining licensable patents and licensing your inventions to existing or new companies – moving commercially valuable research results out of the lab and into the marketplace. We’ll talk about the importance of creating mutually beneficial relationships between UTD, our inventors, industry partners and investors.

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Post Award | FO 1.202 | May 1st, 2014, 3:00 PM | Certificate Series 2014S

The Office of Post Award Management (OPM) will discuss the roles and responsibilities of OPM. This session will focus on compliance and how OPM partners with Principal Investigators, School Fiscal Officers, and Departmental Administration to ensure compliance with award terms and conditions including any applicable federal and state rules and regulations governing the compliance administration of sponsored projects. OPM will also discuss budgetary issues on sponsored projects cost centers, such as allowability and validity of research accounting transactions, cost transfers, over expenditures, and cost share.

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