Join us to learn about and engage with an array of campus research service providers over the next four Fridays. While you may be thinking about writing articles and grant proposals or thinking up new programs, it's also a good time to refresh our memories about campus services that may enhance those research and scholarly activities.


Each one-hour Zoom session will feature ten-minute service overviews by two research services providers followed by thirty-minute Q&A breakout sessions with each unit.

One session per week will be offered starting Friday, April 10 through Friday, May 1 from 1pm-2pm.


Session 1 (Friday, April 10 @ 1pm-2pm)

Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core (SERCC): The SERCC helps researchers succeed with their funding efforts and scholarship by providing in-depth advice on how to maximize the clarity of scientific documents. The detailed editorial review we offer is based on our experience in both laboratory research and editing of scientific content. Multiple levels of feedback are offered and one-on-one consultations are available upon request.
Presenters: Christine Blaumueller, Director; Jennifer Barr, Scientific Editor and Writing Consultant

Design Center: The Design Center provides campus-wide graphic design, poster printing, and text editing. Our design staff offers a comprehensive array of graphic design and visuals for print, web, and presentation. Our editing service provides professional editing services for all types of written materials, with a specialty in technical and scientific editing. With a combined 75 years of experience, we can assist in all stages of your project, from concept to completion.
Presenter: Kris Greiner, Editor

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Session 2 (Friday, April 17 @ 1pm-2pm)

Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA): The CEA is a team of faculty, staff, and graduate students that work together to conduct multiple forms of program evaluation and assessment in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems around the world. The CEA presentation will center on ways we can collaborate with UI faculty during the grant writing process to consider how projects submitted for external funding should be evaluated.
Presenters: Liz Hollingworth, Director; Valerie Decker, Assistant Director; Asin Asikin-Garmager, Research Specialist; Reuben Vyn, Postdoc Scholar

Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC): The ISRC serves as a resource to support interdisciplinary social science research. The ISRC offers survey data collection services, assistance with finding and securing external funding for research projects, post-award research support, and an environment to explore interdisciplinary research ideas. The ISRC offers various workshops covering Qualtrics, Stata, R, ArcMap, Python, and others.
Presenters: Fred Boehmke, Director; Kris Ackerson, Grant Development Manager

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Session 3 (friday, april 24 @ 1pm-2pm)

ITS Research Services: ITS Research Services enables and accelerates UI research by providing the campus community with access to performance technologies and technical support. Our resource portfolio includes short and long-term data storage options, the Argon high performance computing cluster (with 15,000 CPUs and 110 GPUs), and IDAS, an Interactive Data Analytics Service. We also provide advanced skills training and consultation on technology compliance, research collaborations, computational workflows, grant proposal development, and more. 
Presenters: Danny Tang, Senior Director of Research Services; John Saxton, Storage Systems Administrator; Gabriella Perez, Research Technology Compliance Specialist; Giant Rudderham, Data Science Consultant; Elizabeth Leake, Research Support Specialist

Research Data Services (RDS): RDS provides direct support and partners with other UI staff and teams to help researchers plan for, manage, share and preserve research data. We do consultations with researchers on data management and sharing plans; support responsible conduct of research instruction; create and share best practices guidance and resources for data management; manage the UI data repository; and offer curation, preservation and access services when researchers are ready to share their data. We help UI researchers meet funder requirements and increase their research impact through FAIR-aligned data practice (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
Presenter: Brian Westra, Data Services Librarian

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Session 4 (Friday, May 1 @ 1pm-2pm)

Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science (CAMS): The overall mission of the CAMS is to enhance interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research focused on complex multiple chronic conditions in human adult populations.Its specific purpose is to provide the infrastructure and resources to new investigators and their collaborators integrating two subfields: Multimorbidity Science and Symptom Science, characterizing risk susceptibility and treatment responder profiles using advanced analytic techniques. This will allow clinicians and scientists to identify persons who are more likely to develop specific conditions/symptoms as well as those who may respond to customized therapies.
Presenter: Sue Gardner, Director

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS): The ICTS mission is to accelerate clinical and translational science through programs that focus on training new investigators, engaging patients and providers throughout the state, and supporting research cores that ensure access to highly trained research personnel, informatics, biostatistics and other resources all of which escalate the pace of translating research from the laboratory bench to the bedside.
Presenters: Deanna O'Quinn, Associate Director for Administration; Patrick Ten Eyck, Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design; Justin Kahler, Program Manager

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