Research Announcements

Future of Big Data Symposium

When:  November 6-7
Where:  Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center

Dear Colleagues:   The UNL Computational Sciences Initiative, in partnership with the UNL Agricultural Division and the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development, is pleased to invite you to attend the Future of Big Data Symposium on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.  Please share this invitation with faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in your departments, colleges or centers.

This event will feature presentations by insightful professionals from academia, industry, and government that span the landscape of Big Data, Data Analytics, and Data Science. These individuals will share their ideas and accomplishments in research and education, as well as discuss opportunities for faculty and students interested in the field.

Please encourage undergraduate and/or graduate students associated with your research or educational activities to present a poster and participate in the poster competition from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday evening. All undergraduate and graduate students conducting research and creative activity in data sciences/analytics/big data at UNL are invited to participate, and awards will be given for the best poster presentations.

To register for this event please click here.
To register for the poster session please click here.
More information is available

We look forward to seeing you at the Future of Big Data Symposium.

2014-2015 NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) Course

Registration for the 2014-2015 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open.  The course will run from October 14, 2014 through March 9, 2015.  Classes will be held on the NIH campus at the Clinical Center, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater at 5:00 pm, please click the link for course information, schedule, and registration:  


Last year, nearly 2100 participants registered for the course: 480 at the NIH, 677 at remote U.S. sites, and 902 at international sites.  There are two ways you can participate in the 2014-2015 IPPCR course and view the lectures: 1) in person at the NIH as a registered participant or 2) view the archived online as a registered participant.


Course Objectives:


– To become familiar with the basic biostatistical and epidemiologic methods involved in conducting clinical research.

– To understand the principles involved in the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in clinical human subjects research, including the role of IRBs.

– To become familiar with the principles and issues involved in monitoring patient-oriented research.

– To understand the infrastructure required in performing clinical research and to have an understanding of the steps involved in developing and funding research studies.


There is no charge for the course; however, the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Third Edition is suggested as supplemental information for the course.  The curriculum has been enhanced and will include additional lectures providing more comprehensive content on clinical research infrastructure.  A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, which is based on receiving a passing grade on an open-book final examination.  This course will be of interest to physicians and all other health professionals planning a career in clinical research.  A course in biostatistics, such as STAT 200 or STAT 500, currently offered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) may provide supplemental benefit to those enrolled in “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research.


For additional information on the course and registration, please visit the course website or email course coordinator, Daniel McAnally at or call 301-496-9425.  The deadline for registering is October 6, 2014.  An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who successfully register for the course.   


If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity, please call(301) 496-9425 during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at least seven business days prior to the event.

NIH Grant Training Seminar

NIH Grant Training Seminar How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants October 02, 2014< To be held at: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH. Participants will learn how to: * Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea * Read and interpret RFAs * Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant * Develop an irresistible idea for your grant application * Address the pieces of the request for proposal * Maximize your application for competitiveness * Package the proposal in the requested format * Understand the new scoring system and the review process * Learn what actually happens in the study section * Search for the appropriate study sections for submissions * Decipher pink sheets: the inevitable resubmission * Build an airtight case for funding * Discern the art of the budget

Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast) To register: Click Here Or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

Additionally, a Writing & Designing NSF Proposals Workshop is also going to be held at University of Kansas, on October 01, 2014. Get a discount of $155 on registration for both workshops (Call us for the discount): Each person can register for either NIH or NSF for. If a person registers for both, the price is $595 (discount of $155). *Please contact Grant Training Center for the discount code. For participants who have already registered for the NIH, this discount also applies if you register for the NSF workshop.

October 02, 2014 Lawrece, KS “Writing & Designing NIH Proposals”, Workshop University of Kansas
October 01, 2014 Lawrence, KS “Writing & Designing NSF Proposals”, Workshop University of Kansas
Can’t make it?? Join us for an online webinar!<
September 23, 2014 8:30 – 4:30 pm (EST) “Writing &Designing NIH Proposals” Webinar

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