Bi-Monthly Email Newsletter
|Volume 5, Number 2
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.
The Research Development Office (RDO) is pleased to announce the “soft launch” of the Digital Science Dimensions research analytics database and tool this past month.
You may recall that Dimensions is a dynamic, easy to use platform where users can explore the connections between grants, publications, clinical trials, patents and policy documents. As the research landscape evolved dramatically over the past 10 years with new technologies, more data and increasingly diverse research ecosystems, the channels for discovery and the ways impact is measured and assessed have remained static. Digital Science had a vision for a modern research analytics system where data is democratized and the lens through which we measure research outputs broadened.
RAP: Resource Allocation Program
RAP received a total of 196 proposals for the Spring 2019 Cycle. 189 proposals will go through the RAP-managed review and the 7 proposals submitted to the Diabetes Program will be independently reviewed.
The RAP Review utilizes 11 specialized research-area review committees. Each proposal will be assigned to two reviewers with focus and expertise in the proposed research field. All proposals will be discussed among the members of each review committee and receive a final score based on the NIH scoring rubric 1-9.
The funding agencies review the relevant proposals and scores; they rank relevant applications for potential funding based on their funding priorities. The final funding decisions will be available by the end of May 2019. All applicants will then be notified of the funding results and have access to written reviews and final scores on their RAP dashboard.
“Seeding Outstanding Research”
Through the combined efforts the funding agency Directors and Managers, Review Committee Chairs, faculty reviewers, Support Staff and RAP ‘Central’ staff, RAP is truly “Seeding Outstanding Research” at UCSF.
TSP: Team Science Program
The TSP develops and facilitates intra- and extra-mural 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. We’ve been busy planning events for the winter - check out details below.
If you manage a UCSF group with a mission that includes team building activities or you would like to add such activities to a new grant or renewal, get in touch with Page Sorensen. We can help design and produce team building activities that will further your mission.
The on-going faculty mixer, In the Mix, between San Francisco State University (SFSU) and UCSF faculty is slated for May 7th. This particular event will be the first in a series focused on Health Equity. It will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Parnassus library Lange Room on May 7th. Visit our In the Mix Eventbrite page for further details and to register for this event.
Weill Symposium: We are holding a symposium to celebrate the outstanding research supported through the Weill awards first award cycle completion and to focus efforts for the upcoming NIH BRAIN initiative opportunities. Please join us on July 18th from 3-6pm on the Mission Bay campus. Visit the Weill Symposium Eventbrite page for further details and to register for this event.
LSP: Limited Submission Program
Please see below for some limited submission opportunities (LSOs) we expect to announce over the next few months. Mark your calendars accordingly!
** Please note: These LSOs are typically offered the same time each year. Both the availability and eligibility requirements noted are approximate and subject to change. **
LGDP: Large Grant Development Program
If your team is gearing up to prepare a large, multi-investigator proposal and would like some support from our Large Grant Development Program (LGDP), please reach out to the LGDP Manager, Kristin Dolan ([email protected]).
3TS: T32 Trainee Tracking Program
T32 NIH Updates from the T32 Trainee Tracking (3TS) Program
Applicants should check with the relevant Institute or Center (IC), since some do not accept T series applications for all three receipt/review/award cycles. Applicants should refer to the IC Table of Contacts for information for each IC's scientific/research contact for the NRSA T32 program.
The 3TS program will continue to post information regarding NIH training grant notifications on the T32 Administrators Group Chatter page on Chatter. To join the group send an email request to Halima Mohammed Todd or contract Halima through the link on the T32 Administrators Group Chatter page.
The 3TS program can produce the following tables for your T32 renewal application:
RDO Updates and Outreach Activities
RDO Events Calendar
Research Development Internship Opportunity
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
UCSF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE