Bi-Monthly Email Newsletter
|Volume 3, Number 6|
The RDO serves at the nexus of research and research administration, acting as a catalyst for the UCSF research enterprise by facilitating productive research collaboration, early pilot funding, and effective proposal development.
TSP: Team Science Program
The TSP develops and facilitates intra- and extramural networking events enabling participating researchers to meet investigators outside their usual circle of collaborators in order to foster a broader network, and to brainstorm new research ideas or expand the aims of their current work.
NGO Founders Meetup: Have you founded an NGO? Do you want to in the future? Want to meet with other NGO founders who have negotiated this role as well as their role as a UCSF faculty member? In partnership with the Global Maternal Newborn Health Research Cooperative led by Dr. Dilys Walker and Hannah Park, we are hosting an event for UCSF faculty to learn about starting and running a non-profit organization. Join us on January 8, 2018 from 3:30-5:30pm on the Mission Bay Campus. Visit our Eventbrite page for further details and to register.
In the Mix: We are hosting an event to encourage cross-institutional collaboration between UCSF and San Francisco State University. The theme of the event is ‘Finding Patterns in Big Data’. We will welcome UCSF researcher, Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA, to speak about her work on the sugar industry papers. This event is scheduled for 5-7pm on January 18, 2018 at the UCSF Parnassus campus. Visit our Eventbrite page for further details and to register.
Marcus Mixer 2: We are hosting the second annual Mixer for the Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation (MPPMI). Join us on February 21st, from 3:30-5:30pm, to network with colleagues pursuing precision medicine innovations. Please register here if you’re interested in participating.
Autoimmunity Research Networking Event: Join UCSF researchers for an afternoon team science event focused on autoimmune disease research. We are organizing this event in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Lindsey Criswell. The goal of the event is to introduce faculty who focus on different aspects of autoimmunity and autoimmune disease research to each other and spark new collaborations between silos. Visit our Eventbrite page for further details and to register.
If you are building a team or interested in developing a networking event, please contact Page Sorensen.
LGDP: Large Grant Development Program
Recently Supported Projects
‘Tis the season for NCI proposals! One proposal we are supporting would establish a Project Program Grant (P01 mechanism) to elucidate risk factors for and mechanisms of adverse effects associated with neurotoxic chemotherapy. The second is a collaboration between UCSF and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to establish a Human Tumor Atlas Research Center (U2C mechanism).
Large Grant Support
If your team will soon be developing a large, multi-investigator proposal, our Large Grant Development Program (LGDP) is here to help! Here are just some of the services that the LGDP can provide:
Please note that Kristin Dolan, program manager of LGDP, will be out on maternity leave starting at the end of December and is not due back until May, 2018. Please join us in wishing Kristin the best as she and her husband welcome their first child!
SSP: Special Strategic Projects
The RDO hosted a team from Digital Science, a technology company that provides a suite of research analytic tools, for an informational seminar followed by hands-on deeper-dive workshops on three of their tools – Elements, Dimensions, and Figshare. We will continue to seek ways to support data-driven decision-making at UCSF.
RAP: Resource Allocation Program
Fall Cycle Funding Results available before winter break
This Fall Cycle, RAP received a total of 165 proposals. Of these, 16 were submitted to the Catalyst Program and will be reviewed independently from RAP. The 11 RAP review committees have completed the review of 149 proposals.
The final scores and reviews for each application in the competition were submitted to the RAP Consortium Funding Agencies. Each agency met to decide their funding priorities.
On December 15th , all faculty Directors and Program Managers of the participating agencies convened in person to make the final funding decisions. It is during this “horse-trading” meeting that the beauty of RAP as a consortium manifests its value. Agencies help each other in trying to fund as much good science as possible. The decisions made during the final meeting are currently being confirmed.
Once the final funding decisions are confirmed, all applicants will be notified of the results and receive feedback. The funding agencies are responsible for all post-award activities, interacting directly with their respective awardees and their financial analysts.
The statistics of the Fall Cycle and the names of the awardees will be posted on the RAP website under “Resources”. This is done for transparency, and to stimulate collaborations and to offer opportunities to link with new colleagues.
The deadlines for the next funding cycle - Spring 2018 - are posted on the homepage of the RAP website.
Stay tuned in the next newsletter for results of RAP program performance surveys targeting Spring 2017 applicants and 2017 RAP Consortium members.
3TS: T32 Trainee Tracking Program
The T32 Trainee Tracking System program is an application with the goal to support faculty and staff in actively preparing for T32 grant renewals by helping them with several of the required data tables. The program also provides institutional support outside of the 3TS, such as ‘how-to’ guides to assist faculty and staff involved in preparing a T32 renewal application and notices to the community about changes coming from the NIH.
For information and updates to T32 grants please feel free to join the T32 Administrators Group on Chatter.
RDO Team News and Outreach Activities
Would you like to inform your faculty of the menu of services and resources available through the RDO?
We are looking for opportunities to speak to groups of faculty to inform them of the programs and resources available through the RDO. Please contact us at email@example.com if you think you could open a time slot for us to speak at your next faculty meeting.
Do you facilitate research team interactions? Or do you help prepare large grant proposals? Do you manage programs that benefit a large cadre of research faculty? Or are you a researcher who now focuses on research administrative functions? If so, then you are likely doing work associated with the emerging field of research development. If these descriptions strike a chord with you, the UCSF RDO encourages you to check out National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP).
Research Development Internship Opportunity
Are you a graduate student or post-doc looking to explore a different career path for PhDs? Contact Gretchen Kiser firstname.lastname@example.org in the RDO for information about an internship in research development.
UCSF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE