University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Introduction to Research 101

Introduction to Research 101 Fall 2019

LECTURE 1: Introduction to Research (Betty Weiss)

October 2, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 1: Introduction to Research (PDF)

Outline

  • Introduction of ORS Team: Betty Weiss, Dana Coshenet, Shari Zeldin, Fay Osman and Jennifer Bonifas
  • What is research—where do I begin?
    • Types of research?
    • Basic research, clinical research v. clinical trials
    • New clinical trials definition
    • Resources and information found in DOM, SMPH, or RSP?
  • How do I get funding to start my project—where do I begin?
    • Funding for your idea
    • Internal/agency grants/federal grants
    • How to search for opportunities (Including grants.gov)
    • Other search tools
  • What is DHHS? What is NIH?
    • NIH structure/mission
    • Funding opportunities
    • Language of NIH
    • Register in commons
    • Types of grants
    • What opportunities can I apply for in the different stages of my career?
    • Career award opportunities

LECTURE 2: Grant Writing for Success (Betty Weiss)

October 9, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 2: Grant Writing for Success (PDF)

Outline

  • Keys to success in Grant Writing
  • 10 steps to success
  • NIH RePORTer
  • Where do I start writing?
  • Plan ahead/create time/good grantsmanship
  • Parts of a grant:
    • Abstract/summary
    • Specific aims
    • Research strategy
    • Other sections
    • Cover letter and new 398 assignment form
  • Reviewer comments
  • Study section information-video/scoring of applications

LECTURE 3: Budgets, More Admin Parts and How to Submit Your Grant (Betty Weiss)

October 16, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 3: Budgets, More Admin, Submit Grant (PDF)

Outline

  • Budget basics: direct vs indirect costs
  • Types of budgets
    • Modular v. detailed
  • What are allowable and unallowable costs?
  • What is F&A and other frequently asked questions
  • D-forms
    • Rigor and reproducibility
  • New-E-forms – effective Jan 25, 2018
  • How do I submit a grant?
    • UW approval requirements
    • WISPER for internal routing
    • Cayuse for federal submissions

LECTURE 4: HR Information (Patrick Hanson)

October 23, 2019 | Room MFCB 4114* | Handout - Lecture 4: HR (PDF)

Outline

  • Recruitment and Selection (employment types, recruitment procedures,
  • interviewing)
  • What is a PVL? How do I hire?
  • Performance management
    • What to do if someone is not working out in the lab?

LECTURE 5: Introduction to the IRB Process (Nichelle Cobb)

October 30, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 5: Intro to IRB (PDF)

Outline

  • Regulations and policies
    • Revised Common Rule
    • New: NIH single IRB requirement
  • Definition of human subjects research
    • Common Rule
    • Not HS research
    • Exempt research
  • How to start the IRB review process?
    • Which IRB to use
    • Training Requirements
    • Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • IRB review process
    • After approval
    • Funding issues

LECTURE 6: Conducting Human Subjects Research (Shari Zeldin)

November 6, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 6: Human Subjects Research (PDF)

Outline

  • The ethical responsibility of conducting human subjects research
  • Good clinical practice
  • The protocol
  • The difference between clinical care and clinical research
  • Feasibility issues for IRB

LECTURE 7: Data Security (Jennifer Bonifas, Mike Masse and Adam Halstead)

November 13, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 (2 parts)

Handout - Lecture 7a: Data Security (PDF) | Handout - Lecture 7b: Protocol Feasibility (PDF)

Outline

  • What data storage is available and provided by DOM?
  • How secure is this storage service?
  • Will my research involve PHI?
  • Who can help make sure the PHI will meet HIPAA compliance or other agency compliance?
  • What can I do to protect research data?
  • Who is responsible for access controls?

LECTURE 8: Writing Statistics for Grants (Fay Osman)

November 20, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 8: Statistics (PDF)

LECTURE 9 & 10: Post-award Management (Betty Weiss and Dana Coshenet) and Other Grant Management Issues (Betty Weiss)

December 11, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lectures 9 & 10: Post-Award Management, Other Issues (PDF)

Lecture 9 Outline

  • Tour of post-award tools (Dana Coshenet)
  • Responsibility/accountability lies with the PI
  • How do I manage my accounts? Who is available to help me?
  • How is post-award management handled?
  • What are allowable costs?
  • What can I see in WISDM?
  • What are PI tools?
  • DOM queries available
  • Financial progress reports
  • Financial grant close out

Lecture 10 Outline

  • Roles and responsibility of NIH
  • Role and responsibility at UW
  • Effort reporting (ECRT)
  • How does salary match up with effort reporting?
  • NIH biosketch and other support
  • PMCID numbers
  • Other support pages
  • PMCID numbers
  • NoA and check in Commons
  • What is JIT?
  • Notice of Award (NoA)
  • What’s needed for a progress report? How do I use RPPR?
  • Account set-up
  • Transferring grants to or from UW
  • How do I request a no-cost extension?
  • Final scientific report to close out/financial close out

LECTURE 11: Common Statistical Tests (Fay Osman)

December 18, 2019 | Room MFCB 4156 | Handout - Lecture 11: Common Statistical Tests (PDF)

Outline

  • What are the common statistical tests in research
  • How to use them
  • What is considered good statistical practices
  • What are some bad statistical practices