Funding Resources

UFIRST

UFIRST, the University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool

Find Funding

Funding opportunities, industry funding sources, internal seed grants

Large Multidisciplinary Proposal Development

Coordination for large interdisciplinary research initiatives, graphic arts assistance, pre-submission review

Proposal Submission

Award Negotiation and Signature

Sponsored agreements (research agreements, CTA’s, CDA’s, DUA’s)

Award Management

Award setup in UFIRST, no cost extensions, supplements, and progress reports

Outgoing Subawards

Outgoing subaward process, subaward tracking, subrecipient monitoring roles and responsibilities

Contracts & Grants Accounting

Outgoing subaward process, subaward tracking, subrecipient monitoring roles and responsibilities

Research Financials

Review expenditures for compliance, review and approval of cost transfers, prepare financial reports and invoices, process payments received, process subcontract payments and award closeout

Service Resources

Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Research Navigation support, recruitment support, bio stats, regulatory and data support, nursing support, research coordinator support, Clinical Research Center, specimen processing, storage and shipment support

  • (352) 273-8700
  • info@ctsi.ufl.edu
  • CTSI Website
  • Teresa d’Angelo, Director

International Travel

Provides assistance and support to UF faculty, staff, administrators, and students while traveling on UF business abroad

Procurement – Purchasing

Procurement (requisitions, purchase orders, PCard), sourcing, and contract management

Records Retention

Records Management:

Records management and training schedules

University Archives:

Preservation of and access to permanent public records

Core Service Centers

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)

Gene expression, genotyping, monoclonal antibody prodcution, DNA sequencing, Sanger sequencing, electron microscopy, cytometry, bioinformatics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, biotechnology, genomics, transriptome, genome annotation, dibig, flow cytometers, confocal microscope, electron, imaging, transmission, scanning, quantitative pcr, expression arrays, mirna arrays, pathogen, detection, quantification, immunization, purification, cell fusion, cell cloning, epitope, binning, protein, fractionation, cell, line, authentication, labeling, electrophoresis

College of Engineering Research Service Centers

Materials characterization, analysis and expertise, and Micro/Nano device fabrication

Technology Licensing

Patents, Intellectual Property (IP), research commercialization

Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute

Biotechnology, incubator, biosciences, biomedical

Innovation Hub at UF

Incubator programs, facilities for startups; offices and labs

Mass Spectrometry Resource and Education Center

Provides wide variety of mass spectrometry instruments, bioinformatic tools and highly trained staff

Compliance Resources

Animal Care Services (ACS)

Animal housing facilities, animal husbandry, veterinary care, training and technical services

Animal Research – IACUC

Approval for research involving animals

Asset & Equipment Management

Equipment acquisitions,  dispositions, physical inventory,  agency reporting,  international use of equipment, surplus property and vehicle titles/licensing

Clinical Research Billing – UF and Shands (UF Health)

For human subject research, Shands Epic research functionality, and billing questions

ClinicalTrials.gov

Protocol registration for human subject research in ClinicalTrials.gov

Compliance Hotline

Contact the Compliance Hotline to report concerns anonymously

Conflict of Interest & Outside Activities

PHS COI, NSF COI, state exemptions, IRB COI

Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned aerial systems, FAA regulations

Effort Certification & Commitments

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

Biohazards, bloodborne pathogens, organisms requiring state or federal permits, chemicals, nanoparticles, radioisotopes, radiation, lasers, animal contact, DEA controlled substances, medical grade gas, hazardous waste, hazardous materials shipping, respirator use, medical monitoring/health assessments

Export Controls (EC)

ITAR, EAR, OFAC. Research involving military, space, nuclear, infrared, UAVs, encryption, astronomical instruments, etc.

FOIA Requests

Public record or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Sunshine Laws

Information Technology (IT) Security

Comprehensive risk assessment, forensic investigation service, incident management, intrusion detection/prevent, PGP encryption

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

rDNA, BSL-3 pathogens, select agents, dual use research of concern (DURC)

Human Research – IRB

Approval for research involving humans, IRB questions

  • IRB-01 Gainesville Health Science Center
  • IRB-02 Campus Behavioral/Social
  • IRB-03 Jacksonville Health Science Center
    • (904) 244-9478
    • Sheila Austin, Administrative Coordinator II
  • IRB Website
  • Sherri Mizrahy, Asst. Director

Minors in Labs

Minors working in labs, clinics, or animal facilities

Misconduct

Fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in research

Privacy Office

HIPAA, information privacy, personally identifiable information, FERPA training

Public Access Policy – Data & Journal Requirements

Requirements for federal agency grant recipients about depositing data and articles in federal agency repositories, e.g. PubMedCentral

Research Training

Determine training list, training courses, training records, training reminders

Research at Veterans Adminstration (VA)

Contracting related to VAMC through North Florida Foundation for Research and Education

  • Research Service:
  • Human Research:
    • (352) 548-6000 ext 5310
    • Website
    • Lisa Campbell, HRPP Specialist
  • Animal Research:
    • (352) 548-6481
    • Website
    • Christopher Johnston
  • Contracting related to VAMC through NFFRE
    • (352) 376-1611 ext 5832
    • Website
    • Holly Morris