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Research Education - REd

The 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.


REd Online: Foundations in Research Compliance

In this class we will explore some of the compliance resources available to you.  In addition, the information in the class will provide you with a basis for taking other REd classes on compliance.  This class is an overview and should ensure you have a foundation about the following units and activities related to compliance in the research context.


REd Online: Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Orientation

Clinical Research Coordinators new to the University, or to the field of clinical research, are invited to participate in an orientation provided by the Office of Clinical Research Compliance and Education. This orientation will introduce the new CRC to the University's process of study initiation. A review of the various entities that the CRC will need to contact for approval and required documentation will be presented. A brief overview of Federal Regulations and Clinical Research Billing Compliance will be discussed along with University Policies and Procedures specific to clinical research. 


REd Online: Predatory Journals

This course will introduce you to the emergence of online, predatory journals. These journals are started by publishers who seek to defraud you as an author by utilizing fake editors and peer-reviewers. Much of the content they publish is of poor-quality and even erroneous. They have been known to list people's names as editors or board members without their knowledge or consent. They also seek to make money by charging authors as they submit manuscripts to their publishing sites. 


Upcoming REd Synchronous Classes and Best Practice Networks:

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Last Updated: 5/10/21