The University of Arizona

Resources for PIs and Research Teams

These workshops, programs and online resources are designed to help PIs and research team members successfully navigate the full research cycle, from finding and securing funding, negotiating contracts, and managing the award, to ensuring compliance with relevant laws and policies and publishing research results. For more information, please contact or call 621-0598.

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Required Training

Depending on the nature of your research or your funding, you and your research team may be required to complete one or more of the following trainings.

Financial and/or Institutional Conflict of Interest
Who is required: Every PI must successfully complete the mandatory conflict of interest training course provided by the Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
Deadline for completion: Prior to proposal submission for all PIs receiving funding from any federal source, including sub-federal awards; or prior to participating in the Conduct of Research for all other PIs; and every four years thereafter or as directed by the University. Valid for 4-year period.

Export Control Projects
Who is required: All UA employees working on an export controlled project secured with a Technology Control Plan.
Deadline for completion: Training must be successfully completed prior to the start of the project and thereafter annually throughout the duration of the secured project or for as long as the TCP remains in place.

Protecting Human Research Subjects
Who is required: All members of the research team are expected to complete online training prior to conducting any activities related to the human research.
Deadline for completion: Training must be completed before participating in human subjects research. Valid for 4-year period.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee/UA Lab Animal Welfare
Who is required: All members of the research team are expected to complete training prior to conducting any activities related to research involving animals.
Deadline for completion:
Prior to start date of project.(?)

HIPAA Certification
Who is required: All members of the UA workforce who access protected health information and/or perform work/research in a UA Health Care Component as part of their job responsibilities.
Deadline for completion: Within 30 days of joining UA and annually thereafter.

Biosafety Protection
Who is required: Appropriate training is required for all individuals that work with and/or supervise the use of recombinant and biohazardous material.
Deadline for completion:

Laboratory Chemical Safety
Who is required: All faculty, staff, students, and volunteers working with hazardous chemicals in a laboratory.
Deadline for completion:
Personnel must be trained before they may work in a laboratory using hazardous chemicals.

Radiation Safety
Who is required: All Faculty, staff, students, and personnel working with various radiation equipment in a laboratory.
Deadline for completion: Prior to start date of project.(?)

Responsible Conduct of Research
Who is required: See link for requirements
Deadline for completion: Valid for 4-year period.

Online Resources
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
The Office of Research Integrity

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Career Development Programs

NIH K Award Grant Preparation Program

The Mentored K Program provides a series of workshops for early career faculty interested in applying to the NIH K funding opportunities. The workshops will include the following topics: overview session, mentor/collaborator statements, environment/institutional commitment session, research plan: specific aims session, as well as individual coaching. To find more information and program announcements, please visit the Research Development Services page.

NSF Career Grant Preparation Program

Offered by Research Development Services, a unit of Research, Discovery & Innovation this series of workshops provides an overview of the NSF Career Grant program and proposal development assistance to those that chose to submit a full proposal to NSF. Learn more about the NSF Career Grant Preparation Program.

NEH Summer Stipend Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer. Awardees typically produce scholarly articles, books, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and more in either print or electronic formats. Research Development Services is providing an overview session of the NEH Summer Stipends program and will provide individual assistance for those applying. Learn more. 

NIH K Award Grant Preparation Program
NSF Career Grant Preparation Program

Finding Funding

Online Training
Engaging DARPA
PIVOT Training Webinars
UA Experts (SciVal® Experts)

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Research Administration for PIs

Award Transfers to/from the University of Arizona / Slides
Contracting for Research: An Introduction
Electronic Submission Systems
Financial Compliance Overview and Audit
Intro to Cost Sharing

Intro to Effort Reporting
Life Cycle of A Sponsored Project
Proposal & Budget: Responding to the RFP
Sponsored Projects vs. Gifts vs. Sales & Services Accounts
Standard Research Terms and Conditions (NSF, NIH, and More)
Supplemental Compensation
When to Route a Proposal / Slides

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Publishing Resources

Managing NIH Public Access Compliance
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


The Hastings Center Report
The Hastings Center Report explores the ethical, legal, and social issues in medicine, health care, public health, and the life sciences. 

The Journal of Research Administration
The Journal of Research Administration publishes articles covering the changing research environment worldwide, focusing on quality and innovation in research administration.