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.
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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.
Mentoring Up: Research Development Professionals' Role in Supporting Scientific Advancement
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.
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.
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:
Lisa Rogers, Director of Research Operations, Department of Surgery
Chuck Tomlinson, Director of Operations, Department of Chemistry