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Research Events Round-Up

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship gathers all the research events posted to our listservs into a once-weekly email, and we also feature them on our new online calendar. Check out our primer on how to promote your event or email for help.


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Introduction to ORA

This class provides a fundamental overview of the Office of Research Administration, sponsored policies, process and services. It is the first class in the RAU Curriculum, a mandatory training for University of Miami staff involved in sponsored projects.  

Register via ULearn

To register for the RAU curriculum:

  • Log into ULEARN
  • Type RAU in the search bar
  • Select “Research Administration at the U (RAU) Mandatory Curriculum”

Make certain you register for the CURRICULUM. It is indicated by a stack of books icon. Only by registering for the CURRICULUM can you track your progress and obtain credit for the courses.

To learn more about the RAU curriculum visit the website

Monday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Unlocking the Cancer Genome: Facilitating Cancer Research Using Nanopore Sequencing

Join this seminar hosted by the Sylvester Onco-Genomics Shared Resource and the HIHG Sequencing Core to learn how you can take your science to the next level by unlocking the complexities of the cancer genome.

With the genetics behind cancer being both diverse and complex, there are many genomic deviations that need to be detected and analyzed to further understanding of the disease.  Using nanopore sequencing, scientists can achieve a comprehensive multiomics insight into cancer genomes. Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) offers a unique sequencing technology that combines scalability with real-time data delivery and the ability to elucidate accurate, rich biological data through the analysis of native DNA or RNA, and has the potential of being adapted for analysis of proteins.  The ONT PromethION offers flexible, large-scale, direct DNA and RNA sequencing. The Sylvester Onco-Genomics Shared Resource is collaborating with the HIHG Sequencing Core to facilitate investigator access to an ONT PromethION recently implemented in the HIHG core. 

Edward Sawicki
Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Register in advance. 

Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Understanding FDA's Part 11 Regulation

This class will define FDA’s 21 CFR 11 regulation, review the requirements for electronic systems and signatures and examine how Part 11 applies to electronic records in clinical research at the University.

Register via ULearn. Search keyword RQA.

Thursday, November 10 & Friday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2-Day Software Carpentry-R Workshop 11/10-11/11 at Medical Campus

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation, as well as a segment on Data Ethics.

Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136, Rooms 710 R&Q, Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

For more information visit the website

Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Cost Transfers

This class provides training for the processing of both labor and non-labor cost transfers. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of Federal regulations related to cost transfers, examine UM’s policies and procedures, and identify the process to prepare, document, approve, and submit a cost transfer. Register via ULearn.

Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Managing Your Record on

Participants will have the opportunity to learn various methods and helpful hints that can be used to manage the records that have been placed on to ensure compliance with the regulations and University of Miami Policies.

Register for this class in ULearnCRMSO - Managing your Record on (

Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Manage Awards for Financial Success

This class provides a comprehensive understanding of how to manage sponsored projects at the University of Miami focusing on compliance and responsibilities to ensure financial success of the project.

Register via ULearn

Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Tagbo Niepa

The Department of Biomedical Engineering cordially invites you to attend the next BME Seminar, which will be held in hybrid mode, on Wednesday, November 16th at 10am.

Dr. Tagbo Niepa, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will talk about ‘Controlled microbial communities in sessile drops’. 

The in person meeting will be in the Medical campus in CRB 1552, Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136.

Below is the link and details for the Zoom meeting: 


Meeting ID: 841 513 4636

Thursday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Stress Health: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful

University of Miami Osher Center for Integrative Health is hosting a Speaker Series presentation by Professor Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D., Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami. The contrasting effects of short- versus long-term stress on immune function and health will be explored. Register in advance.

Thursday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Laura

Lunch with Laura is a monthly discussion session with Laura Kozma, Associate Vice President for Research Administration. There will be new focus each month, including hot topics in research administration, new and significant policies, and changes in the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Below are upcoming topics: 

November: NIH Data Management Plans: The New Requirements and What it May Cost You 

December 15, 2022 - Lessons Learned from the Single Audit 

Future topics to be announced soon!

Registeration is required. Register through Zoom for one or all sessions.   

Thursday, November 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Documentation and Recording Compliance for Adverse Events

This course highlights the importance of recording and documenting adverse events in regards to being compliant with federal, state and local regulations and policies. In addition, attendees will learn how to identify potential causes for non-compliance and steps to correct and prevent such issues amongst their research teams. Register via ULearn.  Search keyword RQA.

Friday, November 18-21, 2022

Global Metagenomics Summit: Metagenomics and Metadesign of Urban Biomes (MetaSUB) Conference

This conference will cover a diverse range of metagenomics topics, including environmental pathogen surveillance and related predictive models of disease prevalence.  Keynote talks will feature leaders in the fields of metagenomics and global health.  Topics will include: (1) global updates on metagenomic mapping of urban biomes and beyond; (2) air, surface, and wastewater surveillance results, methods, and best practices; (3) bioinformatics tools for patient and environmental sampling; (4) microbial quantification, benchmarking, and variant tracking; and (5) ethical, legal, and social implications.  Satellite sessions on the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus will include (1) field demonstration of wastewater sample collection and processing; (2) tour of a genomics shared resource that generates metagenomics data; and (3) a workshop on metagenomics analysis. The last day of the meeting will focus on the latest results from projects supported by the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program for research on wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its use in informing public health strategies.

Location: Fountainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL  33140.

Visit the website for information about the conference.  

Friday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2022 Biosafety & Biosecurity Month

Each year, the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) presents October as Biosafety and Biosecurity Month. Biosafety month is a period where we focus on and reinforce our attention to biosafety and biosecurity standards. This year, the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) Biosafety Office is reviewing crisis essentials, highlighting critical requirements labs must do to be prepared for an emergency response.

Join the EHS Biosafety Office Friday, November 18th, at 2pm to hear about the latest news and information recognizing this year's biosafety and biosecurity month. Topics this year include: chemical inventories, biological registrations, and emergency contact information.

Shane Gillooly
Biosafety Officer

Register via Zoom. Meeting ID: 956 1956 8330 

Tuesday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Result Reporting on Clinical

Participants will have the opportunity for hands on data entry within the Protocol Registration System (PRS) system with guidance.  This class is intended for those who are new to results data entry or need additional assistance in navigating the results data entry system.

Register for this class on ULearn. CRMSO - Result Reporting on (

Tuesday, November 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Research & Scholarship Administrative Update Meeting

Join leaders from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research + Scholarship for this update meeting which is designed to provide information to the University research community on policy, procedural and process changes related to research activities.  Agenda items for the upcoming meeting will be provided prior to the meeting.  

You have the opportunity to submit your questions prior to the meeting by clicking HERE.  

Register in advance for the virtual Zoom meeting by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Corrective and Preventive Actions in Clinical Research

This training will help you to develop effective corrective and preventive actions to resolve non-compliance identified in clinical research.

Register via ULearn. Enter RQA in search bar.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Human Subjects Research Office Virtual Office Hours UPDATES

One-on-one opportunity to connect with Human Subjects Research Office team members for questions and guidance, open to anyone involved in human subjects research at the University of Miami or the Jackson Health System. First come, first serve, no appointments necessary. 

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Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Complion Office Hours

The OVPRS Research Intelligence and Data Infrastructure team will start offering Complion office hours Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00p. This is an informal session (Q&A format) to address your questions, issues, requirements, and wish lists.  Stay as short or as long as you’d like. To learn more about Complion and the onboarding process, please visit  Please review the Use of Electronic Regulatory Binders in FDA-Regulated Research policy to understand if Complion is required for your study.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.