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Research Education – REd

decorativeThe Office of Research Education (REd) provides “comprehensive training and learning opportunities and resources for faculty, students and staff engaged in responsible conduct of research at the University of Utah.”  The primary goals of the REd Office are to:

  • Offer up-to-date courses and seminars linked to the research enterprise
  • Ensure that faculty, students, and staff develop the necessary skills to implement best practices for research
  • Provide faculty, students, and staff with access to resources and tools to implement best practices for research

Please contact Research Education with questions regarding the below events and resources. For more information about REd classes and certificates, please visit Research Education website.

UPDATE: REd Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate - Faculty/Scholars/Staff

The mission of the Office of Research Education (REd) is to provide “comprehensive training and learning opportunities and resources for faculty, students and staff engaged in responsible conduct of research at the University of Utah.” The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate – Faculty/Scholars/Staff is designed for research or principal investigators, scholars, research coordinators, and study staff in all research settings. Participants will become familiar with best practices and proper procedures for conducting 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.

The REd “Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate – Faculty/Scholars/Staff” requires four (4) REd RCR foundation classes along with one (1) elective class for a total of ten (10) contact hours to receive a certificate of completion. The class offerings can be found below. The majority of the classes need to be completed in-person to meet NIH and NSF training requirements. Completion of this certificate ensures that you are trained in the eight (8) subject matter areas that NIH and NSF include in their training requirements.  

It typically takes two (2) semesters to complete this certificate since some classes are only offered twice a year rotating between in-person and online. As a result, it is critical that you plan your class schedule accordingly. 

Required Foundation Classes (Complete All 4 Classes): 


Elective Classes (Complete 1 Class):

Recommended Resource Videos: Research Administration Overview Videos 

Please note that each class credit is valid for eighteen (18) months and the entire Certificate is valid for three (3) years upon completion. As a result, it is advised that you renew your RCR Certificate every three (3) years. 

You can access all REd classes at the University of Utah’s Research Education (REd) Class List

Office of Research Education (REd) is pleased to announce that Dr. Diane Pataki, Associate Vice President for Research, will lead the “Grant Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF)”  on Wednesday, July 7th 9:00am – 4:00pm via Zoom.

This NSF Grant Writing Workshop is a one-day, hands-on workshop to assist researchers and investigators in developing competitive proposals for NSF. The course will cover the grant writing process from framing research ideas, outlining and drafting the core proposal elements, and addressing intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria. Participants will share and receive feedback on their project ideas, research questions, and broader impacts activities from both peers and experienced grant writers. This six-hour workshop is designed for sharing ideas and obtaining professional feedback.

Please make sure to complete the prerequisite asynchronous class: Grant Writing FOUNDATION: The National ScienceFoundation (NSF) before June 23, 2021.

To apply for participating the workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Last Updated: 6/21/21