Responsible Conduct of Research

UAB has a strong and ongoing commitment to the responsible conduct of research. The campus offers many opportunities for initial and annual training including formal courses through the Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE), and through programs and training sponsored on a regular, ongoing basis by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

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NIH Publication Policies

We have provided this official statement for acknowledging this T32 in your publications: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T32HD071866. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

Read more about the requirements for acknowledging NIH-supported research from the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

We have developed a custom IDP form designed to guide trainees with specific and achievable goals for their research and professional training. The IDP will be prepared through a collaborative effort among the trainee, mentor, and Translational Mentoring Team, and will serve as a benchmark or measuring stick on which to monitor trainee progress. The IDP is also designed to spur second-year goal-setting and measures of achievement. This plan should be completed semiannually.

Predoctoral IDP Form
Postdoctoral IDP Form

Progress Report

Trainees are responsible for maintaining an updated progress report in the format that we provide. Information required on this report include publications, presentations, educational certifications, coursework, honors, service activities, etc. These progress reports aid us in preparing our annual progress report to the NIH. So, we request trainees to keep track of your work as your training progresses.

T32 Trainee Progress Report