A variety of programs and resources are offered throughout the year designed to assist faculty in promoting responsible conduct of research, as well as being the first point of contact for all human subjects (IRB) related questions, help defining research interests, assistance in finding collaborators, crafting proposals, and navigating the research process. For further information, please contact:
Julie A. Reyes, Ph.D. | Associate Director for Research
Center for Faculty Excellence – Central Room 105A
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 19, P.O. Box 173362,
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Look for dates to be announced soon for the following WORKSHOPS in 2017-2018
Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops
- Data Management
- Research Misconduct
- Protection of Human Subjects in Research
- The Welfare of Laboratory Animals
- Collaborative Science
- Conflict of Interest and Commitment
- Peer Review
These areas are most frequently mentioned in training requirements by funding and regulatory agencies, which have increasingly focused their attention on greater expectations and requirements for disclosure, accountability, and regulation of research. These workshops will explore each core area in depth through readings, case studies, video vignettes and robust discussion. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and the outcomes will include recommendations for Best Practices for Research as it relates to our institution regarding the nine core areas.
Grant Writing Support
Faculty can explore a variety of resources designed to assist in strengthening their research interests and learning more about writing a grant specific to various funding agencies, such as The National Science Foundation (NSF). Informational sessions are offered throughout the year on the key steps to developing a grant proposal including how to write a grant proposal narrative and establishing a budget.
The Nuts And Bolts of Writing and Designing A Winning NSF Proposal
The National Science Foundation (NSF) receives about 45,000 grant applications per year. This workshop will be of interest to those who want to submit a proposal and will provide resources, tips, assistance that will increase the chances of your proposal being accepted. Topics include some of the specific requirements to address in the proposal, useful tips and resources to strengthen the proposal, and assistance reviewing your proposal. Faculty who are interested in writing a grant to the NSF, and other funding agencies are encouraged to sign up with the outcome being a complete written grant proposal.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Student Research
Do you teach a research methods course? Do you plan to have your students conduct research with human subjects? Then this workshop is for you. Navigating the IRB can be a daunting task! Even more so when you are teaching a research methods course and students will be conducting research with human subjects within a semester. This workshop will provide you with helpful information about submitting student research proposal to the IRB, and review the specific materials that guide you through the process and aid you in developing a complete submission package in a timely manner for review. We will assist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this process, and address the specific requirements for students to conduct research involving human subjects.