Training & Workshops
The Office of Research & Engagement's Professional Development Program offers training and educational workshops free of charge for faculty, staff, and graduate students who are responsible for or interested in the requirements for funded research.
In FY 2011, the program conducted 81 workshops with approximately 1,000 attendees. To request a session in a specific area, please contact the Office of Research & Engagement Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 974-9310.
Training & Workshop Schedules
Please select one of the following schedules:
- Grant Writing & Proposal Development — How to find funding and create successful proposals.
- TERA-PAMS — How to use the Tennessee Electronic Research Administration (TERA) system for proposal creation, routing and approval.
- Compliance — Specialized compliance training in the areas of IRB/Human Subjects, Export Control, Biosafety, Radiation Safety, and Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR).
The mentoring of post-docs and doctoral students is part of the effective preparation of future researchers and is part of the responsibility of the principal investigator. Some project awards now require it as a condition of the award. The following workshop slides and manual have been posted to assist PIs fulfill this requirement.
- Manual - "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty" (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Mentoring Post-Docs Workshop: Growing as a Research Professional
- Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position (PDF)
- University Structure and Tenure Planning (PDF)
- Laboratory Leadership in Science (PDF)
- Mentoring and Being Mentored (PDF)
- Time Management
- Project Management (PDF)
- Data Management and Laboratory Notebooks (PDF)
- Getting Funded (PDF)
- Publishing and Visibility (PDF)
- Setting Up Collaborations (PDF)
- Teaching and Course Design (PDF)
- NIMBioS Postdocs - Comments for New Postdocs from Lou Gross (PDF)
On May 24, 2011, Jenny Henzen from Elsevier delivered a presentation to UT Knoxville researchers outlining the best practices for writing outstanding journal articles. For your convenience, the information shared at the session has been made available below in both PDF and PowerPoint formats.
New Faculty Orientation
Each year, an orientation is provided to help faculty new to UT Knoxville become familiar with the policies, procedures and resources of the Office of Research & Engagement. For your convenience, the materials used at the session are accessible below.
Have questions about the latest Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements? Visit the RCR Institutional Plan for details and training options.
Conflict of Interest (COI) training is now required for all PHS grants. View the details and registration information.
UT employees are eligible for Professional Development Credit (HR-128) for all workshops and online courses offered through the Office of Research & Engagement. Please use the Additional Credit Form.
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