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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

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.

Thursday, February 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spring Term Salons Series

The Spring Term Salons, hosted by the University of Miami School of Architecture (U-SoA), are a series of outdoor events each Thursday evening in February for students, faculty, staff, alumni, anyone nterested in the events to learn about and discuss innovative research coming out of the U-SoA Research Labs and faculty research. 

Each Salon will feature a panel presentation about the research lab or project, followed by a Q&A conversation with the audience, and an opportunity for mingling and networking over light refreshments. Click to RSVP and see full schedule.

Friday, February 3, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dialogues in Research Ethics-Medicine's Culture Brokers: Miami and the Challenge of Diversity in Health Care

Florida International University After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, hundreds of thousands of Cuban refugees came to Miami. With this influx, the city's health care system was overwhelmed, not just by the number of patients but also by the differences in culture. Mainstream medicine was often inaccessible or inadequate to Miami’s growing community of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants. Instead, many sought care from alternative, often unlicensed, health practitioners. This Dialogue addresses the history of how an exceptionally diverse medical scene would catch the attention of medical social scientists at the University of Miami School of Medicine, who established Miami's multiethnic population as a laboratory for cross-cultural care and, indeed, global health.

Dr. Catherine Mas is an assistant professor of history at Florida International University. Her recently published book, Culture in the Clinic: Miami and the Making of Modern Medicine (UNC Press, 2022), examines Miami as a locus for global thinking and cross-cultural care in the late twentieth century. Her research was supported by the Goizueta Foundation, which enabled her to conduct extensive archival research at the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection and many of the university's other special collections.

This seminar will be hybrid. 

Location:Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 1270A; a light lunch will be provided.

Register to participate via Zoom.

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, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 in advance 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

Wednesday, February 8, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

IBISResearch: Agreements

This hands-on workshop focusing Agreements, is intended for administrators and researchers to learn how to navigate the system and create agreements in IBISResearch. Individuals who submit contracts or agreements to ORA regularly are encouraged to attend this workshop. Additionally, it is recommended that Individuals take the IBISResearch: Create and Submit a Proposal for a more in-depth knowledge of IBISResearch prior to attending this workshop.  

The objectives of this session are:

1. Demonstrate the new terminology and navigation of the system.

2. Practice how to create agreements in IBISResearch.

This is an elective course in the RAU Curriculum.

Register in advance via ULearn.

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

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Data Analysis Workshop Series

Gain introductory experience with data analysis in a variety of new software environments, particularly SPSS, R, and RedCap, paired with discussions of statistical analysis and data science best practices.
Dr. Thilani Samarakoon, Biomedical Data Librarian
Dr. Cameron Riopelle, Head of Data & Visualization Services
Kelsa Bartley, MSI, AHIP, Education and Outreach Librarian

These classes are all via Zoom for UM/JHS FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS

See the full schedule of classes and register in advance.

Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

VPRS 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 Post-Award Director
  • F&A Costs on Sponsored Awards
  • IBISResearch Accuracy – Human Subjects & Account Setup Delays
  • PG Accounts for Closed & Closing Projects in Workday
  • Form H live
  • IBISResearch Grant and Agreement Down Time
  • Clinical Trial Fee Changes
  • New Research IT Director
  • Effort Certification and Cross Company PAA’s
  • NSF 23-1 PAPPG - Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research
  • Research Administration Curriculum Deadline
  • NIH Data Management Plan

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.

Monday, February 13, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Data Analysis Workshop Series

Gain introductory experience with data analysis in a variety of new software environments, particularly SPSS, R, and RedCap, paired with discussions of statistical analysis and data science best practices.

Dr. Thilani Samarakoon, Biomedical Data Librarian
Dr. Cameron Riopelle, Head of Data & Visualization Services
Kelsa Bartley, MSI, AHIP, Education and Outreach Librarian

These classes are all via Zoom for UM/JHS FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS.

See the full schedule of classes and register in advance.

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.