Research Workshops

Grant writing workshops are offered to provide tools and training on topics related to growing a robust research enterprise here at the USF Sarasota Manatee. Click on the workshop title to go to the registration page.


Upcoming Workshops

Predatory Publishing and Conferences: What are they and how to avoid them!
March 8, 2018
12:00 to 1:00pm in 3rd floor mini rotunda
Presenter: Diane Fulkerson, MA, MLS

This 60-minute session will discuss how to identify a legitimate publisher, what resources area available to help researchers on campus as well as the common myths and perceptions surrounding Open Access.

USFSM Research Pecha Kucha
March, 29, 2018
1:00pm to 2:30pm in B-229
Faculty can contact Murat Haner or Melissa Sloan with any questions they may have about this event. 

Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation
April 6, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm in the Selby Auditorium

A day of student-based presentations and discussions on research engagement. This year’s poster presentations are a mix from all four colleges spanning from business projects and ideas to scientific research and exploration.

This annual event is coordinated by Dr. Kim Badanich in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Past Events

SciVal/Scopus Workshop

SciVal Guide | Scopus Guide

Faculty workshop to learn how these the SciVal and Scopus resources from USF Libraries can help them identify high impact journals, locate potential research collaborators, and provides the ability to track publication metrics. Using the databases together provides faculty with a dashboard of information about their publications. The attached quick reference guides will help familiarize faculty with the key features of each database. Faculty can contact Diane Fulkerson, Director of Information Commons\Library Services with any questions they may have about Scopus or SciVal.

NSF Grant Writing Workshop
This workshop provides an overview of the NSF, their strategic goals and current funding opportunities. We will discuss best practices when reaching out to your NSF Directorate as well as service on peer review panels. We will also cover the proposal development timeline for a competitive grant proposal and resources in the Office of Research to reduce your work in grant preparation.

In this workshop we will focus on the nuts and bolts of competitive grant applications, navigating FASTLANE, avoiding ‘Returned without review’ and understanding research compliance. Topics will include: Your 15-page Project Description; budget basics, and new proposal sections (Collaborator Matrix, Impact Statement). Participants will walk away with a more granular understanding of the process and the resources available to assist faculty research productivity including tools/templates for proposal development; insight into internal and external peer review; and more.

Research Integrity & Compliance Workshop
This workshop will provide faculty and student researchers with training regarding the recently revised USF System Policies that govern research related conflicts of interest as well as the revised Common Rule of ethics and eIRB application procedures for research involving human subjects.

USF Research and Innovation representatives will facilitate the workshop. Agenda items include:

Overview of Research, Integrity and Compliance Programs
Conflicts of Interest
Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subjects Research
Navigating the ARC system

Research Productivity Workshop
The aims of this workshop will be to help faculty develop tailored research productivity plans specific to their scholarly expectations. The topics will include: Building research area: a trajectory of success, Submitting competitive proposals, Mentoring junior faculty and graduate students, Communicating science, Service counts: Peer Review panels

Slides: Human Sides of Grants.

Big Data and Business Analytics: Framework and Tools
Bhuvan Unhelkar and Lila Rajabion

Abstract: This special two-hour session will involve four modules: What is Big Data?, Data Analytics Types and Relevance in Practice, Framework for Big Data Adoption, Big Data Tools – IBM Watson and Import.

Students Research Engagement Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to increase students engaged in the research enterprise, promote mentoring through research assistantships and provide interested students with the tools that they need to be research active.

This workshop will incorporate the voices of faculty mentors, students who wish to become engaged in research, Academic Advisors and the USFSM research office.  Topics include:

  • Connecting students with a faculty mentors
  • Funding research assistantships
  • Meeting expectations in research and scholarship
  • Time management for Research Assistants
  • Posters and presentations at the Research Showcase
  • Participating at professional conferences


If you have Research Workshop topics that you’d like to see covered, send your suggestions to Sandy Justice

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