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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.



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

Research and 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 include: 

  • New Closeout Process
  • NSF Award Closeout
  • Jackson Workorder Submission in IBISResearch
  • Workorder/Subaward Request Form
  • Subrecipient Commitment Form
  • Subaward Submission Instructions
  • Advance Account Policy

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.

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RAU Curriculum Mandatory Training

In September, Research Administration launched a mandatory curriculum for research administrators. The Research Administration at the U (RAU) Curriculum includes 30 mandatory and elective courses which are a mix of instructor-led and computer-based learning. All University of Miami staff who are responsible for pre- and/or post-award activities are required to take the 17 mandatory courses. All mandatory courses must be completed by May 31, 2023. An additional 13 elective courses for advanced training and learning opportunities are also offered. 

If you have not signed up yet for the RAU curriculum, this is your chance to sign up for the prerequisite classes which are offered quarterly. See the description below of the RAU pre-requisite classes being offered December 1, 7 and 12. Register for the RAU Curriculum via ULearn.

More information about RAU and the courses can be found on the RA website. Some courses require the completion of another course before it may be taken, this can be seen on the 2022 RAU Curriculum Overview


Upcoming Events

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.  

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 (

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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

American Cancer Society Pilot Grants Info Session

An information session for prospective applicants to the Sylvester American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) Pilot Grants Program, a mechanism of the Sylvester Intramural Funding Program. We will review the application process, including RFA and timeline, and answer your questions. Applications are welcome from across the University. Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 931 6263 1103; Passcode: 748306.

Thursday, December 1, 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

Wednesday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Research Administration at the U

This class provides a fundamental overview of research administration at the University of Miami  from proposal submission through award close and includes basic terminology, regulatory compliance, award negotiation, setup, reporting obligations, audits, and overall award management. 

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.

Thursday, December 8, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Review of FDA Warning Letters

This presentation includes a review and discussion of Warning Letters for Principal Investigators (Clinical Investigators), Sponsor-Investigators and Institutional Review Boards, issued by the FDA.  Recent examples of Warning Letters will be analyzed and causes, significance, and consequences of Warning Letters will be discussed.

Register via ULearn. Search keyworod "RQA."

Saturday, December 10, 8:30 a.m.

Miles for Migraine Walk, Run, Relax - 2 Miles Walk - 5K

Miles for Migraine, a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people with migraine and other headache disorders, and their families, is pleased to announce their 2nd annual Miami walk/run/relax event on December 10th, 2022 at Tropical Park. Attendees will gather to raise awareness about migraine and headache disease and raise funds to support local headache migraine and headache research programs at the University of Miami. 

Migraine impacts 47 million people in the United States, and about half of that number are individuals who are undiagnosed. The disease affects one billion people around the world and is recognized as the second leading cause of disability globally.

To register or for more information visit the website.  

Monday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Uniform Guidance

This class provides an in-depth look at the Uniform Guidance for the sponsoreed grants and agreements. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of regulations which govern our Federal awards. Register via ULearn.

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.