Office of Research, Innovation & Economic Development Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Big Hairy Grants: How the Heck Does Cayuse Work? (Apr. 19)

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Big Hairy Grants: How the Heck Does Cayuse Work? Cayuse, UT’s internal routing system for external grants, can be daunting to even the most experienced of grantseekers. Annie Brown, Research Coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences, will walk attendees through the process of applying for a typical arts and humanities grant, answering all your technical questions along the way. ***Big Hairy Grants is a workshop series for arts and humanities faculty who find grants to be somewhere on the spectrum from bewildering to terrifying, or possibly even completely irrelevant. Through informal presentations and open conversations, faculty will learn to navigate the often intimidating, sometimes bureaucratic, but ultimately rewarding world of grants.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Big Hairy Grants: What Kinds of Grants Should I Apply for? (Oct.17)

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Big Hairy Grants: What Kinds of Grants Should I Apply For? Faculty attending this workshop will be able to speak with UT staff from ORIED to learn the difference between federal agency grants, foundation grants, and institutional grants as well as some of the quirks that come with applying to each. Presenters will provide inspiration from successful awardees for faculty looking to chart their own unique path to funding. ***Big Hairy Grants is a workshop series for arts and humanities faculty who find grants to be somewhere on the spectrum from bewildering to terrifying, or possibly even completely irrelevant. Through informal presentations and open conversations, faculty will learn to navigate the often intimidating, sometimes bureaucratic, but ultimately rewarding world of grants.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Building Complex Proposal Budgets - Proposal Preview and Tips on Direct Cost Budgeting

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NCURA webinar discussing Building Complex Proposal Budgets Link to register: https://onlinelearning.ncura.edu/p/240529ProposalBudgetsXL

Conflict of Interest - Outside Interest Disclosures

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This training provides a general overview of the outside interest disclosure process including guidance for what to disclose, when to disclose, and how potential conflicts of interests may be mitigated. Training sessions are tailored to individual groups such as faculty, staff, supervisors, and students and can be arranged during regular business hours. Contact Scott Canner at scanner2@utk.edu to schedule COI training.

Conversation with Dr. Brad Day for UT Post Docs

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This is an opportunity for UT Post Doc students to talk to Dr. Brad Day, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovative Initiatives.

Core Facilities Program - Annual Report process

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The Core Facilities Program annual report process. How to complete the financial and user data portion of the report, why the reporting is important, and how it is used by leadership. This seminar is for core facility scientific directors, core facility lab managers, and business managers who will be assisting with the financial portion of the report.

Current & Pending Tool Demo with Q&A

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This session will provide a demonstration of the new Current & Pending reporting tool available online. It will discuss how to find the report, run it, and how access is granted to run the report for college and department personnel. Additionally, there will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Export Control - Data Security/Management

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This training is a general overview of best practices for data security and management. During the hour, we will discuss fundamental research, in relation to research security, and best practices for securing data.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Fulbright Workshop for Faculty

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 unique awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. A panel of UT faculty members who have all participated in the Fulbright Scholar Program will make brief presentations about their experience and offer cogent advice. Alan Rutenberg, the official Fulbright campus representative in ORIED, will lead the workshop. Interested faculty members must register in advance. Zoom invite will be shared before workshop. Fulbright awards for faculty provide opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad. More information about the Fulbright US Scholar program is available at https://cies.org/us-scholar-awards.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Human Research Protection Program - Introduction to iMedRIS

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This educational session will be a hands-on demonstration on navigating the iMedris electronic submission system. This will showcase functionality such as submitting new submissions, attaching documents, and responding to provisos within the iMedris system. Training is focused for Arts and Sciences, but is open to all faculty, researchers, and students.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - Dept. Review Chair and Dept. Head Training

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on the role of Dept. Review Chairs and Dept. Heads in the review process for Human Subjects Research. Additionally we will provide updates for the new school year.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Human Research Protection Program - Exempt Category 1 Research Guidance

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on the federal regulations for Exempt Category 1, which applies to research conducted in schools and other educational settings. Research in this category typically occurs in established educational settings and involves normal educational practices. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Sept. 9, 2022 at Noon

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - Exempt Category 3 Research Guidance

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on the federal regulations for Exempt Category 3, which applies to research on Benign Behavioral Interventions. A “behavioral intervention” involves the performance of a cognitive, intellectual, educational, or behavioral task; or the manipulation of the subject’s physical, sensory, social, or emotional environment. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - FERPA & Research with Students

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on Human Subjects Research with students and how Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies. FERPA applies to the protection of identifiable education records. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - International and Collaborative Research

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This session is designed for researchers who plan to projects that extend beyond the University of Tennessee for projects that work in a collaborative research environments with other institutions or plan to recruit international populations as research participants. The speakers will discuss the agreements required for collaborative research taking place across multiple institutions and the requirements to obtain IRB approval for projects that intend to work with international populations.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - Introduction to IRB

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This session will be an overall introduction to the IRB process at UTK. It will cover the basic overall requirements when submitting a new application to the IRB including what the IRB requires in a protocol, creating meaningful consent forms, and requirements for other attachments. This session is designed to provide actionable information for investigators who are new to the University of Tennessee and experienced researchers alike. Focus group will be Arts and Sciences, but this topic is open to all faculty, researchers, and students.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program - New Faculty Training

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on an introduction to conducting Human Subjects Research (HSR) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We will focus on how to navigate conducting HSR at UTK and how to transfer studies from a previous institution. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Human Research Protection Program - New Graduate Students Training

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The HRPP will host a one hour workshop on an introduction to conducting Human Subjects Research at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This will be online workshop followed by a Q&A session.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Human Research Protection Program - Social Media Research

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The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will host a one hour workshop highlighting some of the requirements for conducting research on the internet such as recruitment, data collection, and storage. This followed by a Q& A Session.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Human Research Protection Program: Departmental Review Workshop

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The purpose of this workshop is to provide a platform for discussion and learning, focusing on best practices, challenges, and solutions in departmental review processes. It also aims to foster a collaborative environment among Department Review Chairs (DRCs). This workshop will provide an overview of the scientific review process conducted by Department Review Chairs and Department Chairs and provide insights on review strategies and structure.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to the IRB

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This session will be an overall introduction to the IRB process at UTK. It will cover the basic overall requirements when submitting a new application to the IRB including what the IRB requires in a protocol, creating meaningful consent forms, and requirements for other attachments. This session is designed to provide actionable information for investigators who are new to the University of Tennessee and experienced researchers alike.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
LAUNCH PAD: Writing a Compelling and Responsive Proposal

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Cut through the clutter and create a proposal that reviewers will actually enjoy reading. Learn how to address the sponsors’ interests and use the power of rhetoric and graphics to sell your idea. This session will explain how proposal writing differs from academic writing and provide a valuable set of tips and tools to take your proposal writing to the next competitive level.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
NEH Public Scholars Workshop

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The NEH Public Scholars program offers grants to individual authors for activities leading to well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written and published for the broad public. The program encourages academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. The workshop will feature presentations by Scot Danforth, the director of the University of Tennessee Press, and Alan Rutenberg, humanities fellowship advisor in ORIED. They will discuss how the application for the program differs from the standard NEH fellowship, and how applicants can imagine a project that appeals to prospective publishers and a broader audience. See https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program for more information about the NEH Public Scholars program.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NSF CAREER Award Overview

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This workshop provides an overview of the NSF’s CAREER funding program for assistant professors. The workshop will cover the proposal requirements and UT resources for supporting faculty in writing their proposals. The 2024 deadline for CAREER proposals is July 24. The workshop will be offered on two different dates. It will be the same content, so it is only necessary to register for one session. Monday, February 26, 10:00-11:00 Thursday, February 29, 1:00-2:00 Contact Diana Moyer (dmoyer@utk.edu) with any questions about the workshop.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Series

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The NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Series is designed to support faculty who plan on submitting a CAREER proposal. Topics include the education plan, broader impacts, crafting a persuasive narrative, discussion of funded proposals, and a panel with past awardees. Faculty will be encouraged to set writing goals and discuss their progress during the sessions. ***** This workshop is taught as a five-part series held on Tuesdays, 1:30-2:45. Session dates are April 23 (in person), May 7 (zoom) , May 14 (zoom), May 21 (zoom) and May 28 (in person). You only need to register once to enroll in the whole 5-session course; content builds each week, so drop-in sessions are not recommended.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Requirements for IRB Approval

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This educational session will cover the regulatory criteria that the IRB uses for approval. This session is designed to provide researchers with a more thorough understanding of the regulatory criteria for approval for exempt research, expedited studies, and studies requiring full board review. Training is focused for Arts & Sciences, but is open to all faculty, researchers, and students.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop

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This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop will give an overview of RCR topics, such as research conflicts of interest, authorship practices, management and protection of research data, and more. Also, the Division of Research Integrity & Assurance will discuss how we can support you in meeting your research integrity goals. This workshop fulfills RCR training requirements of National Science Foundation (NSF) and USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) research projects. Investigators with National Institutes of Health (NIH) RCR plans can use it as part of their face-to-face requirement. This workshop is open to faculty, researchers, and students.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research - Data Management Plans

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Integrity of research depends on proper planning and management of data produced in your project. In addition, new Federal requirements increase the importance of DMPs for sponsored research. This class will explore how to develop and implement a DMP, including use of DMPTool.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research and the Role of Mentorship

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At the heart of impactful research is the concept of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), or the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. This session will explore a research project throughout its life cycle, from the standpoint of best practices to ensure research integrity. Topics covered will include research conflicts of interest, authorship practices, research data, and more. Also, the Division of Research Integrity & Assurance will discuss how we can support you in meeting your goals related to RCR. This workshop will fulfill the RCR training requirements of National Science Foundation and US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food & Agriculture projects. Researchers working on National Institutes of Health (NIH) projects that require RCR instruction can participate in this workshop as part of their RCR plan, as it meets the NIH face-to-face requirement.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research Virtual Training - Controlled Unclassified Information

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This training is a general overview of controlled unclassified information (CUI). We will discuss different contractual clauses to be cognizant of during the funding process, and how UT approaches and monitors CUI. This session is open to all members of the University community (faculty, researchers, business managers, staff, and students). The presenter is Mary Jourdan, Assistant Facilities Security Officer, Export Control Officer.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research Virtual Training - Data Management Plan and Implementation

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Whether or not a formal Data Management Plan (DMP) is required with your funding application, integrity of your research will rely on how you manage the data produced in your project. This class will explore how to develop and implement a DMP, including use of DMPTool.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research Virtual Training - Export Control: International Shipping

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Shipping internationally can be confusing. This can be amplified when it comes to research materials. There may be additional factors for shippers to consider like documentation, country or end-user restrictions, licenses, or fees. Completion of this training will help you navigate the various requirements for international shipping. This session is open to all members of the University community (faculty, researchers, business managers, staff, and students). The presenter is Chris Godfrey, Export Control Officer.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Responsible Conduct of Research: Authorship and Publication Best Practices

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This session, led by a panel of UT faculty members who are American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, will cover authorship and publication best practices. Discussion will include Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and new University policy under development.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.