Fall 2016


“Tips on finding, starting, and finishing small writing projects” - October 7

For Beginners and Intermediate Level Writers, presented by David Vance, PhD, MGS, Professor & Associate Director of the Office of Research & Scholarship

  • Objective 1:  Review basic techniques for exploring writing topics for publication
  • Objective 2:  Review strategies for completing a writing project for publication
  • Objective 3:  Explore unique ways to author products in the literature

 October 7, 12-1 - MT501 or available via GoTo Meeting .  Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/163157277 You can also dial in using your phone: (224) 501-3312 Access Code: 163-157-277
Space is limited to attend the meeting live - you MUST RSVP to ensure your seat by October 6 to Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or 205-934-214.


New NIH Requirement!

As of January 1, 2017, all NIH-funded investigators and staff who "design, oversee, manage, or conduct clinical trials" must document they have completed training in the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). CCTS provides GCP training, enroll your team today. More


"Advances in Mixed Methods Research”- Video available

Mixed methods expert, John W. Creswell, Phd presented a talk titled "Advances in Mixed Methods Research" on September 26, here at UAB. If you would like to view the video from that talk - click here.


CCTS 2017 Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Project- LOI Due 10/17

Up to $60,000 is available to support full-time faculty who are early investigators (please see NIH definition). Applications will also be accepted from established investigators with a previous history of funding with justification of eligibility. PIs must be based at any one of the 11 CCTS Partner Institutions. Postdocs may be eligible if a faculty appointment at a CCTS Partner institution is on the horizon, with a start date on or before April 1, 2017 – as part of the application, the investigator should include a letter from the Department Chair reflecting such. Click here for more information.


Accelerate Discovery with CCTS Research Vouchers

Apply today for direct research support to offset expense(s) for clinical and translational research services, such as clinical research units, sample handling and biospecimen storage, necessary laboratory tests, and more.  More information here


The faculty series: Applying for grants - Recent article from Nature's online blog

For many new investigators, applying for and winning grants is one of the biggest hurdles that will determine success on the tenure track. As federal grant budgets tighten, all investigators — and especially new investigators — are struggling to find ways to finance their research. Check out this blog entry to read the whole article.
The Naturejobs blog aims to be the leading online resource for scientists in academia and industry who seek guidance in developing their careers. The blog delivers a mix of expert advice and personal stories to help readers review, set and achieve their career goals.


Have other resources you would like to share?  email me at lar@uab.edu