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The University of Utah Research Education Office is heeding current guidelines from University leaders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The University of Utah REd will be fully operational. We will be shifting ALL summer and fall 2020 REd synchronous classes to online by using Zoom videoconferencing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at researcheducation@utah.edu


 
The Office of Research Education (REd) provides a comprehensive curriculum for research operations and management at the University of Utah. While all members of the University research community are invited to participate in any individual class of interest, the Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes the completion of certain specialized tracks of instruction by awarding a Certificate of Achievement. 
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To Earn a Certificate of Achievement:

  • Each Certificate requires to complete four (4) foundational classes and four (4) elective classes (3 regular classes and 1 best practice network). 
  • Register for the Certificate Canvas Course you want to earn.
  • Classes may be completed in any order.
  • When all certificate requirements have been satisfied (classes have been attended), please upload all of the Class Completion Certifications to the assignments under the modules tab in this Canvas course with the corresponding class name. (Please see REd instruction)
 

 The Certificate of Achievement Program offers participants the opportunity to be awarded official certificates on the following topics:

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate is aimed at researcher investigators, research coordinators and study staff in all research settings. Participants will become familiar with best practices and proper procedures for conducting Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), whether they are in health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants will be able to articulate how federal and state regulations, professional standards and University policies underscore the need for RCR in the research enterprise.

Foundation Classes (Required):
Elective Classes (select 3 + 1 bpn):
Recommended Resource Videos:

The Compliance in Research Activities Certificate is most appropriate for research coordinators and study staff involved in federal-, state-, and University-level reviews and audits of research activities. Participants will learn practical and appropriate methods of developing and preparing regulatory forms and documentation to meet the expectations of compliance reviews and FDA audit processes.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (REQUIRED):
ELECTIVE CLASSES (SELECT 3 + 1 BPN):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

The Finance & Budget Management in Research Certificate will prepare researcher investigators, research coordinators and study staff to understand and interpret the financial and budgeting aspects of research activities in research settings. This certificate will promote participant understanding of the fundamental aspects of financial management.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (REQUIRED):
ELECTIVE CLASSES (SELECT 3 + 1 BPN):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

The Pre-Award Certificate provides guidance with locating funding opportunities, developing and submitting proposals, preparing budgets and reviewing and accepting awards. Federal and university guidelines and regulations will be discussed to meet appropriate compliance standards.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (REQUIRED):
ELECTIVE CLASSES (SELECT 3 + 1 BPN):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

The Post-Award Certificate focuses on post-award responsibilities and the implementation of the award processes. Financial audits, time and effort reporting, reviewing projects expenditures, and award closeout will be covered.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (REQUIRED):
ELECTIVE CLASSES (SELECT 2 + 2 BPN):
RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for Graduate & Post-doctoral Students provides graduate and post-doctoral students information about Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The training will highlight the impact of a number of domains important for the educational trajectory of students, including mentoring, authorship, conflict of interest, research standards/ethics, and compliance with federal and state requirements. This certificate is designed to aid graduate students to meet requirements for National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposal submissions and other federally funded projects.

FOUNDATION CLASSES (SELECT 2):
ELECTIVE CLASSES:

Biosciences Students (Select 2):

Non-Biosciences Students (Select 2):

RECOMMENDED RESOURCE VIDEOS:
Last Updated: 9/29/20