Introduction to Research

Introduction to Research
FALL 2016-Thursdays 12:00 to 1:15
Lunch will be provided

LECTURE 1: October 13, 2016 Room MFCB 6114 - Betty Weiss
Introduction to Research

Introduction of ORS Team:
Betty Weiss, Kelly Richie, Dana Coshenet and Jinn-ing Liou

What is Research-where do I begin?

  • Types of Research?
  • Basic Research, Clinical Research v. Clinical Trials
  • 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
  • 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: October 20, 2016 Room MFCB 6144 - Betty Weiss
How to write a successful grant

  • 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: October 27, 2016 Room MFCB 6144 – Betty Weiss and Kelly Richie
Budgets, more admin parts and how to submit your grant

  • 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
  • Things to consider/How to find costs:
    • OnCore, personnel, data purchases, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), core lab services, PRC, etc.


NIH Biosketch and other support

  • NIH Biosketch-new format
  • PMCID numbers
  • Other support pages

Rigor and Reproducibility

UG guidelines

How do I submit a grant?

  • UW approval requirements
  • WISPER for internal routing
  • Cayuse for federal submissions
  • NoA and check in Commons – To view grant after submission

LECTURE 4: November 3, 2016 Room MFCB 6144-- Patrick Hanson and Jena Yohann
HR Information

  • 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: November 10, 2016 **Room MFCB 3144 (note room change)
Kelly Richie and Nichelle Cobb
Clinical Trial Research and Compliance

  • Clinical Research-Industry sponsored
  • Campus required training for research
  • Intro into compliance:
    • Human subjects (Local IRB vs WIRB)
    • Animals/ACUC-congruence
    • Biosafety
    • Stem cells
    • COI or OAR
    • Export Control

LECTURE 6: November 17, 2016 ROOM MFCB 6114
Data Security -– Jennifer Bonifas and Mike Masse and
And Using Administration Data to Do Research -- An Introductory Guide and Resources -- Jinn-ing Liou

Data security

  • 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?

What are Claims/ Administrative Data?

  • Advantage of administrative data
  • Disadvantage of administrative data

Method of Conducting Research Using Administrative Data

  • Define a research question
  • Create a study sample by selecting a dataset
    • Available Data
    • Sample size
    • Cost
  • Get to know your dataset to select appropriate measures (outcome, explanatory variables, comorbidity, etc)
  • Appropriate Statistical methods to do Analysis

Resources at DOM to facilitate Researchers

  • Data analyst
  • Biostatician/Statistician Within DOM and at ICTR

LECTURE 7: December 1, 2016 Room MFCB 6114 – Dana Coshenet
Post Award Management

  • 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 8: December 8, 2016 Room MFCB 6114 – Betty Weiss and Dana Coshenet
Other Grant Management issues

  • Roles and responsibility of NIH
  • Role and responsibility at UW
  • Effort Reporting (ECRT)
  • How does salary match up with effort reporting?
  • Supplemental materials—new limits
  • Appendix-new limits starting Jan 2017
  • What is JIT?
  • Notice of Award (NoA)
  • Account set-up
  • Transferring grants to or from UW
  • How do I use RPPR?
    • Check with Dana for account balance
    • --my NCBI
    • --Who is it routed to: In DOM Betty and then Debbie Meltzer (SMPH)
  • How do I request a No Cost Extension?
  • Final Scientific Report to close out/financial close out

Course review