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UF IRB Best Practices: Documents and Changes

The UF Institutional Review Board (IRB) receives approximately 3,000 new submissions and 5,000 revisions annually. The UF IRB staff and reviewers work hard to make sure that each submission is carefully and efficiently evaluated, but there are things you can do to help. Be sure documents are in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Use Track Changes when […]

UF IRB Best Practices: The Revision Smart Form

Submitting revisions in myIRB is more than just modifying your study. The UF IRB offers tips from IRB staff for filling out the out the myIRB Revision Smart Form. The first two Smart Form questions are about getting the reviewer(s) the information needed to quickly process your submission. Typically, providing more details here means a […]

UF IRB QA/QI Program Team Offers New Tool

Researchers and study staff, please be on the lookout for a new tool from the UF Institutional Review Board (IRB) Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program team (UF IRB QA/QI). UF IRB QA/QI will soon be rolling out its Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) self-assessment survey tool. While the initial roll-out of the PAM self-assessment survey tool will target […]

Updates to Qualtrics Environment

On March 31, 2021 Qualtrics deployed updates to several areas of the survey tool, improving both the ease of use and accessibility of its features. There is now a simplified question builder navigation that aligns with the overall Qualtrics user experience. Another significant change: The Survey Editor tool is now called Survey Builder. Some functions […]

Awarded Projects for March 2021

Congratulations to Maureen Conroy for her subcontract award IES Flow Through from Baylor University; Lynda Hayes for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Latoya Haynes Thoby for her award from the American Education Research Association; Philip Poekert, Taryrn Brown, and Chonika Coleman King for their award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; […]

Submitted Projects for March 2021

Best wishes to Mary Bratsch-Hines for her subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from RTI International; Jing Du, Kent Crippen, Jonathan Adams, and Xiao Yu for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Maya Israel for her proposal to Google; Kathrin Maki for her proposal to the Society for the Study of School Psychology; Philip Poekert […]


Research Spotlight: Travis “Dr. Tee” Smith

Q & A with Travis Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education What basic questions does your research seek to answer?   What are the lived experiences of Black students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)? What are the lived experiences of Black graduate students? How […]

COVID-19 Relief Bill Allocates $100 Million to IES for Research Addressing Learning Loss

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill titled H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that would appropriate funds for education-related programs, including $100 million for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for education grants to carry out research related to addressing learning loss caused by […]

IES Hosts On-Demand Webinar Series for Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is hosting a series of on-demand webinars for applicants interested in upcoming funding opportunities. The presentations will be posted on a rolling basis. Some webinar topics include the following: IES Basic Overview of Research Grants and Information for New Applicants to IES IES Grant Writing Workshop IES Application Process […]

NSF Offers 5 Tips on How to Work with a Program Officer

Excerpted from NSF Science Matters blog February 23, 2021 by Vincent Tedjasaputra, PhD Whatever the phase of your research career, it is a good idea to reach out to a National Science Foundation (NSF) program officer as the first step in the NSF application process. Program officers are researchers — experts from the research community […]

NIH Program Officers Discuss Developing a Research Plan

In the latest All About Grants podcast, National Institutes of Health (NIH) program officers discuss Considerations for Developing a Research Plan, including the relationship between the specific aims and research strategy. They also provide helpful suggestions and share common pitfalls. NIH encourages researchers to contact NIH staff and provides a guide for contacting the right […]

NIH Provides Video on the Peer Review Process

In a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) video, NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section, NIH scientists gather to review three fictional grant applications in response to a fictional Request for Applications (RFA). The reviewers discuss how applications are scored and what mistakes to avoid in the application.