Workshops & Training - ISU Office of the Vice President for Research

Workshops & Training

Office of the Vice President for Research Development Events

Check back here often as event details are updated! Questions about any development events? Contact Amy Harris-Tehan, researcher development coordinator.

FALL 2017

Research Orientation for New Faculty

Presenters:

OVPR leadership

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 8:30-11 a.m.

Memorial Union Campanile Room

New faculty will have an opportunity to meet and network with their peers and learn about the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and its role in supporting faculty’s research careers. VPR Sarah Nusser will have an open, interactive discussion with new faculty about internal funding opportunities and other topics of interest. Staff from OVPR units will be on hand to answer questions about various components of the research life cycle at Iowa State and how the OVPR can support faculty throughout the process.

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Responsible Conduct of Research Boot Camp for Faculty and Staff

Presenters:

Jerry Zamzow, assistant VPR

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7-8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

Faculty, staff, and postdocs who receive funding through NSF or certain NIH grants are invited to a two-day “boot camp” that will satisfy NIH and NSF requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. A light breakfast will be provided each day. The workshop will feature a flipped classroom format; you will be asked to do some reading beforehand so that session time can be dedicated to discussion.

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Using Campus Resources to Find Funding Opportunities

Presenters:

Sue Shipitalo, Grants Hub

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this hands-on training you will learn how to strategically use websites and proprietary databases to identify and connect with funding opportunities and to set up saved searches, shared opportunities, and receive funding alert emails.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

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Human Research Basics Series: Does This Project Need IRB Oversight?

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Thursday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This four-part series looks more closely at the various components of the IRB submission process. In this session you will learn the process to determine whether IRB oversight is required. Information about the various levels of IRB review will also be shared.

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Reading a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn the fundamentals of reading and interpreting agency guidelines. The discussion will include information commonly found in sponsor guidelines and tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes.

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Reading a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn the fundamentals of reading and interpreting agency guidelines. The discussion will include information commonly found in sponsor guidelines and tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes.

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Working with the Army Research Lab

Presenters:

ARL representatives

Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon

301 Spedding

Representatives from the Army Research Lab will provide an overview on partnering with them to apply for Department of Defense projects. Faculty with experience in this process will be on hand to provide an overview of their experiences and lessons learned.

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Leveraging NSF Programs for Big Data Research

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m.

Memorial Union Campanile Room

Dr. Chaitanya Baru, senior advisor for data science, CISE directorate, will discuss agency priorities and initiatives, and answer your questions about funding programs related to data science and data-driven discovery.

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Sponsored Funding Budget Basics

Presenters:

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about practical tools and strategies for developing your proposal budget according to agency requirements.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

3512 Memorial Union

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

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Integrating Broader Impacts Work Into Your Research

Presenters:

Grants Hub staff

Faculty panel

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:30-noon

Memorial Union Sun Room

You will learn how to effectively build a broader impacts effort in the context of your research. Attendees will meet potential community partners and hear from other faculty who have built successful research programs based on their broader impacts work. Resources to develop BI statements. Second workshop to review and refine BI statements.

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The Story Collider: Communicating Your Research and Scholarship Using Narrative

Monday, Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.

Memorial Union Pioneer Room

Stories are how people understand the world, weaving together fact and emotion. Compared to other forms of communication, these narratives can be more successful in generating interest and engagement with a topic; improving comprehension; and influencing real-world beliefs, even among skeptical audiences.

The Story Collider was founded in 2010 by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht, two physicists who met at a storytelling show in Queens and quickly realized that they could do that, too. Since then, The Story Collider has been bringing true, personal stories about science to life. The organization’s founders have used what they’ve learned about science and stories to teach scientists to use narrative.

This presentation will develop participants’ ability to tell personal stories and apply storytelling craft and theory to communication challenges facing their team. Participants will learn about narrative structure, identifying and developing story leads, improving performance, and connecting to audiences.

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Sponsored Funding Budget Basics

Presenters:

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Friday, Oct. 20, 1-2:30 p.m.

1485 College of Veterinary Medicine

In this session you will learn about practical tools and strategies for developing your proposal budget according to agency requirements.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

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Writing Winning Grant Proposals

Presenters:

Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial Union Sun Room

This all-day presentation comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. The workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, focusing on the funding agencies (federal, private, and/or industry) that are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.

All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a field-relevant copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The cost of this workshop is $80, which includes the workbook. Attendees must have the permission of their department chairs or other authorizing personnel before registering for this event.

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Working with Sub-Awards

Presenters:

OSPA Pre-Award Team

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn practical ways of working with subrecipients (i.e., subcontractors) and collaborators in sponsored research, including tips on effective communication and managing timelines for successful submissions.

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Working with Sub-Awards

Presenters:

OSPA Pre-Award Team

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn practical ways of working with subrecipients (i.e., subcontractors) and collaborators in sponsored research, including tips on effective communication and managing timelines for successful submissions.

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Human Research Basics Series: Protecting Human Subjects

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This four-part series looks more closely at the various components of the IRB submission process. In this session you will learn about risk in human subjects research, approaches for minimizing risk, participant confidentiality, and data security measures.

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Understanding and Implementing Physical and IT Protection for Controlled Unclassified Information

Presenters:

Brooke Langlitz, ORI

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1-2:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This session introduces you to the concept of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and how to implement CUI policy at Iowa State University including physical and information security.

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SPRING 2018

Responsible Conduct of Research Boot Camp for Faculty and Staff

Presenters:

Jerry Zamzow, assistant VPR

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

Faculty, staff, and postdocs who receive funding through NSF or certain NIH grants are invited to a two-day “boot camp” that will satisfy NIH and NSF requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. A light breakfast will be provided each day. The workshop will feature a flipped classroom format; you will be asked to do some reading beforehand so that session time can be dedicated to discussion.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fundamentals of Science Communication

Thursday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-noon

Memorial Union Campanile Room

The Science Communication Fundamentals workshop is specifically designed to address the needs of scientists and engineers to communicate scientific or technical information in a variety of public and professional interactions, such as media interviews, writing grant proposals, discussing ideas with students, testifying before Congress, or participating in public forums.

Workshop goals include building scientists’ communication skill and confidence in engaging with public audiences and providing best practices for use of different communication methods and mechanisms. Through discussion, self-reflection, small group work, and practice sessions, the workshop will focus on the importance of effective communication that clearly conveys scientific concepts.

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Using Campus Resources to Find Funding Opportunities

Presenters:

Sue Shipitalo, Grants Hub

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this hands-on training you will learn how to strategically use websites and proprietary databases to identify and connect with funding opportunities and to set up saved searches, shared opportunities, and receive funding alert emails.

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Human Research Basics Series: The Informed Consent Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This four-part series looks more closely at the various components of the IRB submission process. In this session you will learn about the informed consent process, which includes participant recruitment and the informed consent document. Discussion will include regulatory requirements and best practices for designing and administering informed consent.

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Sponsored Funding Budget Basics

Presenters:

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Friday, Feb. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

2401 and 2402 College of Veterinary Medicine Wilcke Suites

In this session you will learn about practical tools and strategies for developing your proposal budget according to agency requirements. This session will be agency-specific (USDA, NIH, DoD).

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Sponsored Funding Budget Basics

Presenters:

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 8:30-10 a.m.

3512 Memorial Union

In this session you will learn about practical tools and strategies for developing your proposal budget according to agency requirements.

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Developing Your Data Management Plan

Presenters:

Sue Shipitalo, Grants Hub

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This session will discuss the essential elements of a quality data management plan and provide resources to assist you with the development of your agency-specific DMP proposal.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

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Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: National Science Foundation

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about the recent changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) along with NSF specific requirements for proposal development.

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Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: National Science Foundation

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about the recent changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) along with NSF specific requirements for proposal development.

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NSF CAREER Grant Workshop

Tuesday, March 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Memorial Union Campanile Room

The goal of the prestigious NSF CAREER Grant is to help promising researchers “build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.” Writing a successful CAREER proposal requires clear articulation of long-term research and education goals that are cohesive and well-integrated. Recent CAREER grant awardees from Iowa State will share their experiences from the proposal development process, including their plans for broader impacts, evaluation, and other program requirements. Panelists will also share their proposal reviews so attendees can gain a better understanding of what the NSF looks for in a proposal.

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ISU Research Day

Tuesday, March 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial Union Great Hall, South Ballroom, Oak Room, Sun Room, West Lobby

Save the date for the second annual ISU Research Day! You will be able to enjoy some of the same features as last year’s event, including poster presentations and lightning talks, plus more!


Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: National Institutes of Health

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Tuesday, March 27, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about NIH-specific requirements including modular budgets, budget, and personnel justifications. Attendees will learn tips, tricks and common issues with proposal development.

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Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: National Institutes of Health

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Wednesday, March 28, 3-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about NIH-specific requirements including modular budgets, budget, and personnel justifications. Attendees will learn tips, tricks and common issues with proposal development.

Registration


Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

Registration


Human Research Basics Series: Best Practices for a Successful IRB Submission

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

This four-part series looks more closely at the various components of the IRB submission process. In this session you will learn about best practices and receive tips for ensuring a smooth IRB review process.

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Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Monday, April 23, 3-4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about USDA- and USDA – NIFA-specific requirements including IDC limitations, cost-share requirements, and other agency-specific forms.

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Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process

Presenters:

Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ORR

Tuesday, April 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

Registration


Sponsor-Specific Proposal Development: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Presenters:

Andrea Rich, OSPA

Holly Mace, Grants Hub

Lynn Bagley, OSPA

Wednesday, April 25, 8:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Union Gold Room

In this session you will learn about USDA- and USDA – NIFA-specific requirements including IDC limitations, cost-share requirements, and other agency-specific forms.

Registration


Responsible Conduct of Research Boot Camp for Faculty and Staff

Presenters:

Jerry Zamzow, assistant VPR

Mid-May, date and time TBD

Faculty, staff, and postdocs who receive funding through NSF or certain NIH grants are invited to a two-day “boot camp” that will satisfy NIH and NSF requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. A light breakfast will be provided each day. The workshop will feature a flipped classroom format; you will be asked to do some reading beforehand so that session time can be dedicated to discussion.

Registration


Understanding and Implementing Physical and IT Security Measures for Export Control Plans

Presenters:

Brooke Langlitz, ORI

Date and time TBD

This session will teach you about physical & IT security measures for export control plans.

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Conducting Responsible Research

To find out about the requirements and opportunities for training on these topics, use these links:

Finding Funding

Grants and Contracts Administration

Managing Cost Issues
Research administrators need to know how to advise and/or manage cost issues. These are before you in proposal budgets, when negotiating terms and conditions and, maybe the most challenging of all, while managing the day-to-day accounts for sponsored projects. Topics include personnel and payroll issues, cost transfer, cost sharing management and companion accounts, costing and billing service centers, allowability of certain troublesome costs (such as food), and procurement cards.

Sub-awards: A Survivors Guide of Key Concepts and Principles
This program is intended as a review for mid-level research administrators and will provide enough basic information to help those who are new to the world of subcontracting. Topics include key concepts and terminology associated with subawards, an overview of the typical flow of activity from the time a proposal is first put together by the prime recipient through the awarding of both prime awards and sub-awards to their closeout, factors to consider when issuing a sub-award, elements of a sub-award, basic principles of sub-award negotiation, terms and conditions, and administering sub-awards.


Proposal Writing

  • This program provides a number of best practices in proposal development functions. Topics include identifying funding sources (internal/external), coordinating limited submissions, facilitating research collaboration (inter-and intra-institutional/ international), NIH Roadmap, bridge funding, center development.

Protecting Intellectual Property

  • Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) Resources
  • From OSPA's Video Library
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      Getting research results from the bench to the public can take several paths and involve several types of agreements outside nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, and license agreements with start-up companies. The negotiation and management of these agreements usually involves some unique challenges for research administrators. This program will focus on these agreements and areas of risk, accounting issues, institutional and individual conflict or interest, protection of human subjects, effort certification for investigators, publications.
       

Starting a Technology-Based Company


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