Resources and Research Policy
College Research Activity Awards
Guidelines for awards currently are under revision (summer, 2013).
Submitting IRB Applications
Visit http://www.research.uky.edu/ori/ and click on "Nonmedical IRB Meeting Calendar" to learn when expedited and full review IRB applications are due. (Exempt applications are accepted on a rolling receipt basis.)
To submit an application, follow these three steps:
- Please notify the ADR that you plan to submit an IRB application.
- Submit an electronic copy of the complete application to the ADR by 9:00 AM two days before the application is due to the IRB. The ADR will review your application and either sign off on the application and return it to you (assuming everything is in order) or contact you with questions (if there is a problem).
- Submit the application (including the appropriate number of copies) to the IRB by the deadline.
Note: If you would like help developing your application, please contact the ADR at least two weeks in advance.
Submitting Grant Proposals
It is the responsibility of the ADR to review and sign off on all research proposals, grants, and contracts - both internal and external. Please be sure to keep the ADR informed of your funded research plans and activities so she/he may facilitate your work as much as possible and ensure that you follow all applicable policies and procedures.
Of particular concern is research space. Major grant proposals in particular may require the allocation of research space beyond what the College already has been assigned. It is imperative that the ADR be given sufficient notice and time to work with upper administration to secure appropriate agreements before final submission of the grant proposal.
Please work with the College Grants Officer and the ADR to determine which approvals you must obtain before formally submitting your proposals.
Use and Scheduling of Research Technology
- Media Center for the Future: Theater and Focus Group Room (mcfrusepolicy.pdf)
- PowerBook Lab (powerbookusepolicy.pdf)
- Digital Content Analysis Lab (visit the "Technology" page)
- Video Editing Facilities (visit the "Technology" page)
- JAT News Room (visit the "Technology" page)
- Audio Recording Studio (visit the "Technology" page)
The main site for research at the University of Kentucky. This site includes information and links to a wide variety of resources related to academic research.
OSPA submits extramural proposals and receives and administers grants and contracts for research, instructional and service activities. OSPA assists faculty with budgets and other business requirements of proposals; received, reviews and negotiates changes to awarded grants and contracts; serves as a source of information on grant/contract procedures and regulations; and prepares contractual documents when outside consultants and subcontractors are required. The unit also serves the administration of the university by implementing policy decisions affecting grants and contracts, by protecting the university's interests in interactions with sponsoring agencies as well as internal review of grant/contract matters, and by providing information concerning proposal and award activity.
ORI guides the university in developing and implementing policies/procedures which ensure compliance with federal requirements for the ethical conduct of research. ORI provides administrative assistance to three Medical Boards and one Nonmedical Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, the Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC), and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC). ORI also advises faculty, staff, and students regarding university and federal regulations; disseminates IRB, RDRC and IACUC application forms; prepares and maintains federally mandated reports; and assists in handling IRB, IACUC, and RDRC reports of noncompliance.
SPD assists faculty in securing extramural funding to support their scholarly activities. Specific services include disseminating announcements about funding opportunities; identifying potential funding sources; serving as a liaison with appropriate funding agencies; assisting individuals and groups of faculty in developing programs and proposals; conducting seminars on securing grants and funding strategies; conducting new faculty orientations; and coordinating multidisciplinary research proposal submissions.
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