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Training Opportunities, Resources and Events

Events Related to Ethics

IRB Training for Undergraduates

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm, Oak Room, Maucker Union
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program

IRB Training for Graduate Students

Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Graduate College

These two sessions will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  The workshop targets students, but anyone at UNI is welcome to register and attend.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is required

Ethics in Scholarship (Responsible Conduct of Research - RCR) training events

For information, Visit Center for Academic Ethics at

3rd Biennial Cedar Valley Conference on Ethics:  Ethics and Social Responsibility

University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union
Friday, September 22, 2017  (with special pre-conference sessions to be held Thursday, September 21st)


Events Related to Scholarship

Scholar Connexus

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:00-5:30 pm, Georgian Lounge & Slife Ballroom, Commons

The annual Scholar Connexus is an opportunity to network with UNI colleagues, identify new research collaborators, share ideas and expertise, and meet new people with similar interests in a fun, informal environment.  Registration is required.


Research & Grant-Writing Technical Series

The first in this series, Understanding Program Evaluation, will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, at 3pm, in Rod Library 287. UNI Center for Social and Behavioral Research Director and Professor of Psychology, Dr. Mary Losch, will provide great insight into understanding and navigating Program Evaluation. 
Then on Wednesday, March 28th at 3pm, in Rod Library 287, Katherine Cota, UNI Intellectual Property Officer and Associate Director and Instructor at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, will present a talk on Intellectual Property: What You Don't Know.

Events Related to Grants

Summer Grant-Writing Workshop

In May and June, 2018, RSP will be holding an experiential weekly grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff.  Weekly sessions on various grant-writing topics will be interspersed with individual, independent grant-writing activities, then culminating in a mock peer review panel at the end of the six-week session.  If you are planning to write a grant this summer, this workshop will provide the know-how and structure you need to get it done!  More info will be posted soon.  Contact or with questions.

Annual Grantee Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm, Georgian Lounge, Commons

This annual event recognizes all of the faculty, staff, administrators, and support staff who contributed to seeking and receiving external funding throughout the past year.  All are welcome.  Refreshments are served. 


Past Events

Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution's Digital Research and Creative and Scholarly Output  

Campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm, in CBB 109.  Come to this session to gain an understanding of institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the University.

Effort reporting, December 4, 2013
This is the handout on effort from the Grant Group meeting in December. While effort allocation and reporting is mostly the PI's responsibility, others will benefit from knowing effort reporting basics.

Budgeting, October 28, 2013
For those of you who missed the Grant Group meeting in October, you can view the presentation and agenda/handout.

Cost sharing/matching, May 15, 2013
This was a great meeting with a lot of conversation and great ideas flowing back and forth. For those of you who missed the meeting, you can view the Power Point presentation and agenda/handout.