UNCG Research

Spring 2017 workshops

Helpful sessions related to research and engagement


Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by UNCG Research.
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This list includes workshops related to research and community engagement, particularly those offered by offices within the Office of Research and Economic Development. More may be added in the future, so faculty are encouraged to check websites and emails for additional opportunities – http://research.uncg.edu/events.

Intro to SPSS

Tues., 1/31, 2016, 9:00-11:00 pm, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 3/08, 2016, 9:00-11:00 pm, 209 Bryan

This class will get you started using SPSS for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include data entry, data manipulation and a basic introduction to analysis in SPSS. Open to UNCG faculty, staff and students. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Show Me The Money! A Guide To and Through Grant-Seeking Databases

Tues., 02/7, 12:30-2:30 211 Bryan 221 OR

Thurs., 02/23, 3:30-5:30 Bryan 211

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by University Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Intermediate Qualtrics

Wed., 02/08, 2:00-3:30 pm, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 03/28, 2:00-3:30, 112 Forney

This 90 minute workshop focuses on some of the common but slightly more advanced features that are only mentioned in the introductory class. Topics include: customizing survey templates, working with survey blocks, using panels for e-mail invitations and piping custom text to your survey questions. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions on any other Qualtrics features. NOTE: It is recommended that users take “Introduction to Online Surveys Using Qualtrics” prior to enrolling for this workshop. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Intro to SAS

Wed., 02/15, 9:00-11:00, 209 Bryan

This class will get you started using SAS programs for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include a tour of the SAS windows (Enhanced Editor, Log, Output, Library, Results, etc.), input, import and export of data, important definitions and introduction to some basic SAS procedures. Open to UNCG faculty, staff and students. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Introduction to Online Surveys using Qualtrics

Tues., 2/21, 10:00-11:30 pm, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 3/22, 3:00-4:30 pm, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 11/2/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm, 112 Forney

This class provides an introduction to online surveys using Qualtrics. Topics include survey creation, survey collaboration, question types, survey distribution and results/reporting. Qualtrics is an online survey tool available for use by all UNCG students, faculty, and staff. Students must have a faculty or staff sponsor, but there is no cost to the student or sponsor. Open to UNCG faculty, staff, and students. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Banner Finance Contracts & Grants

Tues., 02/21, 1:00-4:00 209 Bryan Bldg

Tues., 03/21, 9:00-12:00 209 Bryan Bldg

Tues., 4/18, 1:00-4:00 209 Bryan Bldg

Tues., 5/23, 9:00-12:00 209 Bryan Bldg

Tues., 6/20, 1:00-4:00 209 Bryan Bldg

Tues., 7/18, 9:00-12:00 209 Bryan Bldg

The same workshop is offered many times this semester so pick the one that best suits your schedule. This session will cover Contract and Grant specific Banner Finance Content. If you are a Principal Investigator, this is the only session you will need! This workshop will introduce you to the new Banner grant forms containing the details of the Contract and Grant awards in your organization. You will learn to query and view the awards to find the project and budget dates, indirect cost rates, agency information, etc. You will also learn to view the grant expenses and budget availability in both Banner INB and the UNCG Budget Query available in UNC-Genie (Self-service). Note that you must have a Banner account and Banner Finance Access to take this class. Access to Banner Finance requires the following: 1. Access to Banner Finance requires a Banner user ID which is authorized for the specific data and functions for your need. Fill out the Banner Runtime Account Request at http://accounts.uncg.edu and follow the instructions. 2. Access to your specific Banner Finance funds requires a Banner Finance Access Form. Complete this form (also at http://accounts.uncg.edu) and return it to Wendy Blum, 1100 W. Market St., Campus. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Contracts and Grants.”

Managing Personnel Action Forms: Graduate Student Employment

Wed., 03/01 10:00-12:00 113 Bryan

This workshop will provide a primer on graduate student employment and appropriate personnel action forms, EPAFs and PD-7s. Procedural review will consist of when and how to utilize these forms, the differences between the two and policy information related to graduate student employment. Recommended Prerequisites: Banner HR Overview and EPAFs. Expected Outcomes: At the completion of this workshop, participants will know the difference between graduate hourly and graduate assistantship assignment, be able to identify the appropriate personnel action form used to hire a graduate student, know how to correctly populate the fields on each action form, and understand the correlation of when to utilize a paper-based form verses an EPAF.

Targeted Audience: Administrative Support Staff, Business Managers and other campus Staff responsible for completing personnel action forms for graduate students. *For Faculty/Staff only.*

Instructor: Mitzi Burchinal, Business Officer, The Graduate School

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Graduate School Workshops.”

Human Subjects Research Training

Tues., 03/07, 9:00-11:00 am, 2711 MHRA

This training is conducted to meet the federal requirements for research with human subjects and to fulfill the requirement to submit an IRB application to the UNCG IRB. It covers areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and is offered as an alternative to CITI training. Questions regarding these sessions can be directed to Melissa Beck (mdbeck@uncg.edu/336-256-0253). Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Responsible Conduct of Research: Taking the High Road to Better Data

Tues., 03/07, 9:00-11:00 am, 2711 MHRA

This series of in-person training, sponsored by the Office of Research Integrity, will be offered once a semester and will cover topics from the areas of responsible conduct, such as, Conflict of Interest in Research, Questionable Research Practices, Data Management, Authorship, and Mentor/Mentee Relationships. Each session also offers case studies which encourages audience participation. This educational session is offered to the campus departments as an alternative to traditional courses and offers a flexible way to receive training in RCR that should be easy to fit into your schedule. The seminar series provides the unique opportunity to interact with people who are involved in research at many different levels, from students to faculty and staff. Please refer to http://integrity.uncg.edu/rcr-training-resources/ for updates. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”

Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Fri., 03/31, 12:00-2:30 114 SOE

UNCG supports community-engaged teaching, research, and service. This brown bag will provide a brief overview of community engagement at UNCG. We will focus on best practices for identifying collaborators within the community, how to get the word out about your community engagement, and how to plan for documenting your community engagement for promotion, tenure, and/or annual reviews. The Institute for Community Engagement and Economic Engagement also creates and curates various resources that are available online at http://communityengagement.uncg.edu. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu; click on “Office of Research.”