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BIRS Training Opportunities

Spring 2017 Learning Opportunities

This page will be updated throughout the semester with additional opportunities. Please visit us again soon.

RSVP to The same material will be covered at sessions offered on multiple dates. RSVP for the date that works best for your schedule.

Lunch tickets provided at noon sessions. Light refreshments provided at afternoon sessions.

“Basics & Barriers to External Grants”

Tuesday, February 14, noon–1:00 PM, AU111

OR Wednesday, February 15, 2:00–3:00 PM, AU201

A walk through the process for submitting external grants. Changes to the internal grant approval process, and challenges regularly faced will be highlighted. All faculty who regularly submit or plan to submit grants or contracts are encouraged to attend.

“Basics to Grant Writing, Budget Development, and Post-Award Reporting”

Wednesday, February 22, noon–1:00 PM, AU111

OR Thursday, February 23, 2:00–3:00 PM, AU201

Discussion will include best practices for proposal development, budget policies, and post-award obligations. Faculty and staff interested in learning how to put together a successful grant proposal and/or budget are encouraged to attend.

“Research Compliance 101”

Wednesday, March 1, 2:00–3:00 PM, AU201

OR Thursday, March 2, noon–1:00 PM, AU201

An overview to research compliance, highlighting types of research needing approval, compliance oversight, and challenges to the approval process.

"Research Involving Vulnerable Populations"

Wednesday, April 5, AU111

Lunch: Noon-12:30

Presentation: 12:30-1:30

An overview to guidance and best practices on how to recruit students and children, considered to be a "vulnerable population," when involved in research using human subjects. This session will explain how vulnerable populations are defined, how to minimize the risk of undue influence in your research, and the use of assent and parental consent. 

"Research Involving Health and Education Records"

Wednesday, April 26, AU111

Lunch: Noon-12:30 

Presentation: 12:30-1:30 

An overview on guidance and best practices on the use of records, including health records (HIPAA) and educational records (FERPA) when involved in research using human subjects. This session will include information on how HIPAA and FERPA apply to your research, how to remain in compliance with your research, and when to request a consent or authorization waiver.