RADPN Events

RADPN hosts periodic webinars and discussion sessions for research advancement and development professionals at the University of Minnesota. Descriptions of past events are listed below. Recordings and resources are linked when available.  

If you are hosting or know of an event that may be of interest to RADPN members, we are happy to help with publicity.  Please email radpn@umn.edu.

OVPR Leadership Panel (November 1, 2023)

Vice President for Research Shashank Priya and Associate Vice President for Research, Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers Kim Kirkpatrick joined RADPN for a discussion session about the Office of the Vice President for Research (soon to be Research and Innovation) and its goals for research advancement. 

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Mentoring Up: Research Development Professionals' Role in Supporting Scientific Advancement

April 18, 2023 - This hour-long discussion session focused on pragmatic skills to support mentoring up, based on curriculum from the NIH-funded Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). Mentoring up includes proactively shaping mentoring relationships and the work environment. In our day-to-day work, we often have opportunities to positively impact those who work with and around us in subtle, and not-so-subtle ways. We may not be the formal mentors - but we are the research development professionals, the role models and supporters of success. We will discuss mentoring up, then engage in small group, interactive learning experiences to enhance these soft skills. This session was facilitated by Jan Abramson, a certified CIMER facilitator. In her 20+ year career at the University of Utah, she held a variety of roles and worked with a diverse group of researchers, disciplines, and departments. 

Building Blocks of Team Science

January 10, 2023 Successful research collaborations don't just happen. Even the most effortless-seeming projects are the result of planning, investment, and management. A panel of University of Minnesota team science practitioners discussed the supports, skills, and principles they bring to collaborative work.


Team Science Webinar Notes

Wheat from Chaff: Finding and Disseminating Funding Opportunities

May 2, 2022 - How do you and your researchers find funding opportunities? What strategies do RADPN members use to search for, locate, and disseminate funding opportunities?  What works and what doesn't?  RADPN hosted a funding opportunity-focused discussion session where participants shared their goals and experiences and learned about what works for others.

 Funding Opportunities Webinar Notes

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Experts@Minnesota: Expertise discovery and a whole lot more 

December 10, 2021 - How do you keep track of the outcomes of funded research? How do you find people you don't already know when you put together teams? How do you gain an understanding for research in an area that's new to you? Experts@Minnesota provides tools that you can use to accomplish all of these. Jan Fransen from University Libraries spoke about how you can use the Experts@Minnesota portal, and what you can do with the data that feeds it. 


Helping New and Junior Faculty Find Their Way

February 27, 2020 - This session explored best practices for helping new and junior faculty get started with research. Panelists discussed how to help new researchers navigate the corridors of research and compliance at UMN, including tips and tricks for getting started and how to help with some of the challenges researchers encounter in their first months.  Panelists:

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If you know of an event on campus that RADPN members may be interested in, please email RADPN@umn.edu.

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