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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.



More Classes Added and Deadline Extended

Research Administration at the U Curriculum

Many administrators have not started the required Research Administration at the U (RAU) curriculum. In an effort to allow research administrators to successfully complete it, we have added additional classes and extended the deadline date to complete the mandatory program.  The deadline date has been extended to August 31, 2023. These measures will allow individuals who have not started the curriculum to complete the program and maintain their system statuses.  As I am sure you already know, new and current staff in a research administration role are required to complete the mandatory training courses of the RAU curriculum.  Non-compliance will lead to loss of system access to IBISResearch, Workday Grants and other research-related systems.

Upon completion of the RAU curriculum participants will have a better understanding of research administration at the University of Miami and the tools to better manage day-to-day work tasks more effectively. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of how their work affects compliance, reporting and the entire research enterprise at the University of Miami.

For more information about the RAU Curriculum, please visit the web page.  To register for classes, visit Ulearn.


Upcoming Events

Monday, January 23, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ethics, Computer Science and Writing: The Challenge and Opportunity of Text Generation 1/23

The University of Miami has a long track record in studying ethics and information technology. This special event links the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC), the University's new Department of Writing Studies, and the UM Ethics Programs on a panel to address challenges related to the explosive interest in—and use of—Artificial Intelligence programs that generate text and computer code.

A multidisciplinary expert panel will review (i) concerns about using computers to write assignments, (ii) credible and interesting uses of text-generation programs, and (iii) options for institutional responses and policies to address these issues. This is a hybrid event hosted by Nicholas Tsinoremas, PhD, Director, IDSC; Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE, Director, IDSC Data Ethics + Society; and Joanna Johnson, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Department of Writing Studies. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Location: Richter Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room #343 or join via Zoom.

Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Other Support, Disclosures & Foreign Influence

This class covers the importance and responsibility of disclosures to sponsors and the University of Miami regarding support and engagement with domestic or foreign entities. 

Register via ULearn

Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Unlocking Metabolic Processes: Applications of the Agilent Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer

Cell metabolism dictates cell function, so measurement of oxygen consumption enables investigation of mitochondrial function in various diseased states and in other biological phenomenon like aging.  Moreover, with over 20,000 genes, 200,000 proteins and thousands of pathways, you cannot measure everything in a cell at once, but you can measure the energy that drives them. 

The Agilent Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyzer provides understanding of the metabolic processes that influence health and disease.  This technology offers functional assays that report on activity in real time from living cells of the two major cell energy pathways: mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis.  High throughput, non-invasive standardized Seahorse assays permit quantitation of physiological changes in cellular energy production that are often determined by cell responses to disease.  The XF technology also allows detection of discrete changes in cellular bioenergetics in real-time. Real-time cell measurements provide a window into critical functions driving cell signaling, proliferation, activation, toxicity and biosynthesis. The Agilent Seahorse platform is available through the Sylvester Molecular Therapeutics Shared Resource.


Manish Bharadwaj, Ph.D.
Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies

Surinder Kumar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Due to a change in a speaker's travel schedule, this seminar will not be given onsite and will be ONLY online. A recording of the presentation will be shared with everyone that registers for the seminar.

Register online 

Thursday, January 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Mcknight Vision Research Center cordially invite you to a Frontiers in Vision Science "Chalk Talk." 

Title: The Search for a Model Relevant to AMD, What, Why and How Do You Look For

Presented by: Nicolas G. Bazan, MD., PhD., Boyd Professor, Ernest C. & Yvette C. Villere Chair for Retinal Degenerations, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ophthalmology and Neurology Director, Neuroscience Center of Excellence, LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Friday, January 27, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dialogue in Research Ethics - Text Recycling (AKA "Self-Plagiarism") in Scientific Writing: Thorny Issues and Best Practices

Scientists often have reason to reuse content from previous papers in their new ones: descriptions of methods, background material, theoretical frameworks, and so on. Some uses of text recycling are widely considered appropriate; others are universally condemned. Given the variety of ways in which scientists might recycle text, they are often unsure about what is and isn't ethical or even legal. This presentation will review the ethical and legal complexities of text recycling in research writing, present a new taxonomy of text recycling, and explain best practices for recycling material across a range of research contexts.

Dr. Moskovitz has served as Director of Writing in the Disciplines in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University since 2005. He holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  He is director of the NSF-funded Text Recycling Research Project. His articles and essays related to writing pedagogy and text recycling have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Science, Research Integrity and Peer Review, Bioscience, Science and Engineering Ethics, and the Journal of College Science Teaching.

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14 Street, Room 873  OR Join live stream via Zoom (MeetingID: 989 7458 3671, Passcode: 998420)

Tuesday, January 31, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Introduction to ORA

This is new offering of the introductory class which is part of the RAU Curriculum and a pre-requisite to start the curriculum. It provides a fundamental overview of the Office of Research Administration, sponsored policies, process and services. If you would like to get credit for this class within the RAU curriculum, please register to the RAU Curriculum in ULearn first and access this class through the curriculum. This class is a prerequisite to start the curriculum. Register via ULearn

Wednesday, February 1- Thursday, February 2

2023 NIH Grants Conference

Are you new to NIH grants and looking to better understand the processes and policies behind NIH funding? Or are you experienced and want to brush up on the latest policies and information? Consider this your personal invitation to the 2023 NIH Grants Conference, a free and virtual event on February 1-2, 2023. During this 2-day live event, NIH and HHS experts will share policies, resources, guidance, and case studies in informative and engaging sessions.

Save the dates and add the February 1 and February 2 events to your calendar for easy access.

Here are some highlights of what you can expect from the conference:

  • Learn about NIH grants policies! The jam-packed agenda offers 2 days of sessions designed to clarify the NIH grants process and policies, and opportunities to engage with presenters through Q&A and chat features.
  • Interact with NIH experts! the 1:1 Meet the Experts which are 20-minute chats between attendees and NIH staff, designed for more specific research and administrative questions.
  • Engage and network with your peers! The attendee search feature allows you to filter through over 13,000 attendees to network and connect with colleagues. Networking Lounges are also available for attendees to share tips and attend special events.
  • Gather resources to use and share with colleagues! Explore the Exhibit Hall, where you’ll encounter NIH staff and an abundance of resources located at over 45 NIH Institute, Center, and Special Program booths.

Registration is free and includes your personal “All Access Pass” to the virtual NIH Grants Conference 2022-2023 season. Once registered and logged into the conference site, you are free to explore the 2-day agenda, on-demand library of related resources, and create your personal schedule.

In the meantime, explore the PreCon event recordings and materials for deep dives into select NIH grant topics.

Tuesday, February 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

IBISResearch: Create & Submit a Proposal

This hands-on workshop is intended for administrators and researchers to learn how to navigate in the IBISResearch system. During this session we will create a basic funding proposal, budget, subaward, cost share, SF424 and route for department review. 

Register via ULearn

Tuesday, February 7, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bring Your Questions to the next IDSC Town Hall

The Institute for Data Science & Computing (IDSC) is broadening computational resources, services, and grants! We invite you to attend a Town Hall meeting to discover all that IDSC offers. Join us online on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, for a look at IDSC's advanced computing resources, systems and data engineering services, workforce development and educational programming, as well as our research focus areas, outreach, events, engagement opportunities, and variety of grants.

The IDSC Advanced Computing service unit business model will be reviewed, and we'll discuss our subsidy programs designed to help the heavy supercomputer users as well as the uninitiated.

IDSC is committed to promoting data science to enhance understanding within the University’s research community, and offers the following Grants Programs:

We believe in a collaborative approach that brings together talented minds in multiple disciplines to leverage the University’s state-of-the-art technology. Join us to explore how the U's powerful resources can help you achieve research, training, and business goals.

This event is free and open to the public. Join via Zoom

Thursday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

IBISResearch: Manage An Award

This class focuses on award management using IBISResearch. The hands-on workshop focuses on how to create a continuation, revision, and resubmission application, and how to request an award modification. 

Register via ULearn.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Disease Institute (HEIDI) and the Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) cordially invite you to attend the Annual HIV symposium “Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic” on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The one-day event will be in-person at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus - Braman Miller Center, 1100 Stanford Drive, First Floor, Coral Gables.

The symposium will comprise speakers covering advances in science, implementation, stigma, and disparities.

The registration for The Annual HIV Symposium – Science Driving Strategy: Ending the HIV Epidemic is now open.

Registration: Click HERE

Tuesday, February 14, 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.

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.