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Helpful Research Resources

Education and Training for Clinical Investigators:

Interprofessional Courses:


      Various aspects of research ethics are examined, including data collection and ownership, issues in the use of human and animal subjects, responsibilities of authorship, identifying and handling conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, the peer review system, collaborative research in academia and industry, mentor/mentee relationships, contemporary ethical issues, and the role of the scientist as a responsible member of society. Each session has a readings list assigned and involves in-depth small group discussions of relevant cases with faculty in small group discussions. Postdoctoral fellows, and students not needing the credit may sign up for the course informally, but are expected to participate fully in order to receive a letter of course completion. Grading is based on group participation and leadership of at least one group discussion. 1 Credit hours


      Responsible Conduct of Research' is a campus-wide course that prepares students for the ethical responsibilities of research. Topics include scientific integrity; research ethics and the ethical decision-making process; data handling and management; authorship peer review; conflicts of interest; defining, identifying, and handling fraud and misconduct; animal and human research; genetics and reproduction; ownership of data and intellectual property; and the role of the scientist in society. The course includes lectures, seminar discussions, and class exercises. Grading is based on class participation and a written paper. 1 TO 2 Credit hours


CIBR/Core Facilities: Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources 

        UMSOM Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR) provides specialized expertise, cutting-edge technologies, and sophisticated scientific resources supporting a robust basic, clinical and translational biomedical research environment.


UMSOM Division of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 

        Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Office Hours
        Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm
        660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, Suite 109
        The Division of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics will hold office hours. This is geared towards researchers from around campus who may be considering statistical needs, pilot studies, etc. Current faculty collaborators and students may continue to make appointments with the biostatisticians as necessary. To make an appointment, contact: Susan Holt at 410-706-8505 or email:


UMB Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) 

      Provides Research Support and Funding for UMB Faculty
        The UMB ICTR provides UMB faculty free biostatistical, informatics, and community engagement/collaboration support as well as multidisciplinary expert feedback via “Studio” sessions, voucher support, and pilot grant funding. Voucher (micro-grant) support is available for up to $10,000 to offset costs of UMB Core services and qualifying community-collaboration expenses needed to generate pilot data. Voucher applications are reviewed every two months with the next round of applications due June 1st, then August 1st, etc. The Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant Program provides funds to initiate, implement, and complete a research project that will contribute to the development of new therapies, devices, or approaches to clinical and community-focused research. The ICTR awards ATIP grants up to $50,000 to investigators at UMB with some awards earmarked for community-focused research. For more information about the next round as well as information about how to apply for services, visit:



HS/HS Library Resources for Faculty Members 

            Andrea Goldstein Shipper, MSLIS, Research, Education and Outreach Librarian Health Sciences and Human Services Library, UMB


Tools for Identifying Collaborators/Mentors:

Identify Similar Funded Projects:

              • Matchmaker  Enter abstracts or other scientific text and Matchmaker will return a list of 100 similar projects from RePORTER.


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD):

UMB has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members and are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. As a member, you have access to their webinars and recordings and many other benefits.

For more information, click HERE

Getting Your Protocol Through the Institutional Review Board (IRB):

This seminar covered the basics of conducting human subjects research at UMB including an introduction to the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), the basics of conducting research at UMB, including principal investigators' responsibilities, as well as a discussion of the Comprehensive Institutional Collaborative Evaluation of Research On-line (CICERO) program for submitting and reviewing human subjects research protocols. It also discussed upcoming changes to the federal regulations concerning human subjects research known as the “Common Rule”.

Speaker: Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD Senior Vice Chair, IRB Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health