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The Investigator’s Guide to Grants and Contracts 

This handbook provides overall assistance, as well as step-by-step guidance for investigators involved in sponsored research. Checklists, tips, protocols, and regulations are included to provide a comprehensive guide to grants and contracts.

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Reference Guide for Project Close-Out (Financial & Administrative Activities)

This booklet provides an overview of the procedures involved in closing-out a sponsored project.  Checklists, protocols, and regulations are included to assist investigators and administrators involved in sponsored research.

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Research Seed Money Protocol

Purpose:

Money is available to faculty and staff in the UIC Department of Pediatrics for support of research ideas development, study implementation, and results dissemination. Please see the following link for the details and application.

The Department of Pediatrics has access to multiple databases.

IRB approval is required for research but can be very daunting, especially for new investigators. UIC and the Department of Pediatrics offer numerous supports to investigators regarding IRBs. These are described in more detail in the Investigators Guide to Grants and Contracts. Forms and instructions are located from the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research [http://research.uic.edu/compliance/human-subjects-irb/forms]. When in doubt of what to do, contact the Department Director of Research Operations or reach out directly to a more senior investigator in the Department; most would be happy to share their experiences and copies of successful IRB applications.

  • Writing grants and reports can be difficult, especially for those who are new to research. Most funders have very strict formats that must be used. For example, the NIH requires all key personnel submit a biosketch which is their version of a CV. A biosketch is very specific to each investigator and should be modified for each proposal. Other documents are less specific and can be applied to the entire department or university. Below are links to commonly used documents in grants. These are described in more detail in the Investigators Guide to Grants and Contracts [make this a link]. Because these documents can change frequently, we suggest you contact the Department Director of Research Operations for the most up-to-date language. For examples of actual grants, budgets, or reports, contact investigators directly. Most are happy to share.
  • Link for NIH Biosketches [https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm]
  • Link for NIH Facilities Page example [http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/Facilities-example.doc]
  • Link for NIH Equipment Page example [http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/11/Equipment-example.doc]

UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

UIC’s CCTS was first funded by the NIH in 2009 as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. The CTSA network of over 60 medical research institutions- known as hubs- seek to accelerate the research process, enabling scientific discoveries to reach patients and populations faster. This unique hub structure enables research teams to tackle scientific and operational challenges in clinical and translational research that are best addressed by collaborative work. CTSA hubs work together locally and nationally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools and best research processes. As UIC’s hub for clinical and translational health research, the CCTS seeks to improve population health, particularly among minorities and underserved populations. 

Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP)