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The Office of the Vice President for Research offers several free continuing education and training opportunities designed to support, develop and maintain a standardized body of knowledge and best practice methodology for all research personnel at the University of Utah. The curriculum includes traditional classes and lectures, interactive workshops, online instruction and educational resources provided to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to enhance the overall productivity of researchers.


Research Education initiatives 


Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

The Research Administration Training Series (RATS) provides new and experienced research administrators with an opportunity to learn about conducting research at the University of Utah.


Principal Investigator Knowledge Assets (PIKA)

Principal Investigator Knowledge Assets (PIKA) is a new resource for faculty. Opportunities for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Rigor and Reproducibility are available. Microlearning research topics are currently under development.


Grant Writing Academy (GWA)

The Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is an intensive, three-day program for faculty who are planning to submit proposals to federal, scientific institutes and agencies. The focus of the GWA is on mentor and peer review with best practices to  hone a research idea into a competitive proposal.


Lab Safety

The Lab Safety program is a new initiative to improve the quality of research at the University of Utah. A Canvas course with resources to train lab members in the safe conduct of research will be created for Principal  Investigators.

Last Updated: 10/18/19