The following are workshops we offer. *Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, these workshops are only open to University of Michigan-Flint faculty, staff, and students.*
Culture of Research Workshops 2016
Fall 2016 RESEARCH FOCUS WORKSHOPS: Developing a Culture of Research- building a community of support for faculty led research efforts
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will be holding a series of focus groups/workshops with faculty this coming October to learn more about your research interests and help you plan your creative, scholarly and scientific activity. The aims of the meetings is to have an open forum about the potential for developing a more inclusive and active culture of research at UM Flint and the development of new best practices for supporting research and research capacities.
Ken Sylvester, the new director of research, is interested in your feedback on important opportunities and challenges, on ways to understand existing and new research interests of faculty, and how to turn individual research interests into areas of strength, collaboration and ongoing externally funded research. Attendees will have the opportunity to write a paragraph length statement of their current and future research interests, and explore strategies for funding their research.
Introduction to Qualtrics
This two-hour session will introduce participants to Qualtrics; a specialized tool used for online survey research. The workshop will cover the basic functions of creating/editing a survey, distributing the survey, and analyzing the results. This session will be facilitated by Andre Louis.
This workshop will take place on the following dates and times:
- Friday, September 30, 2016 from 10 am - 12 pm, 3153 WSWB
- Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 2 pm - 4 pm, 3153 WSWB
- Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 1 pm - 3pm, 3153 WSWB
Introduction to eResearch (IRB Training)
Mary Mandeville of UM-Flint's Institutional Review Board (IRB) offers training in eResearch, the online system for submitting research projects for IRB review and approval. To set up a time to meet with Mary, please contact her via email.
In this workshop, Andre Louis will provide students with tips on how to effectively present their research, particularly at conferences. Key areas to be discussed include: presentation content, design, and performance.
Grant Proposal Writing
Led by Christine Black, this workshop will guide faculty members through the proposal development process, with an emphasis on responding to federal announcements. Black supports UM Medical School faculty and the research enterprise in proposal development, faculty training and internal foundation reviews. She has mentored hundreds of faculty and is noted for her ability to work with both seasoned researchers, as well as novice investigators initiating their first proposal. The workshop is typically offered once per year, and was most recently offered on October 30, 2015.