PI Training Literature

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Research Administration and Technology Transfer offers a wide range of training literature available to WSU faculty and   staff . Listed below are the current manuals and literature available to be checked out from the RTT office.

If you are interested in any of the training materials, please fill out the form below or contact Jana Henderson in the RTT office at 316-978-5313.


General PI Topics:

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50 Time Management Tactics for PI’s Learn how to partition your work day more effectively, so you can find time to get through those pesky To-Do lists and get back in the lab to do what you do best!
Export Controls & Academic Research: Know Your Compliance Responsibilities Export controls play an integral part in academic research. Learn your responsibility as a researcher and how you can comply with laws and regulations.
Complying with RCR Training Recruitments The NSF and NIH have mandated that institutions develop a plan for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) instruction. Better understand and make the most of your efforts to demonstrate your continued commitment to ethics instruction.
Laboratory Animal Welfare Compliance : 26 Expert Strategies Every PI Should Know Provides you with proactive steps you can take to keep your lab fully compliant with new regulations.
Making Every Minute Count: How PIs Can Fit 28 Hours in a 24 Hour Day Don't let multiple tasks keep you from your #1 job. Get back to your research by finding the right balance between your daily to-do's and effective time management.
NIH vs. NSF: A Comparison & Guide for Biomedical Researchers Seeking Grants This thorough special report takes a closer look at each of these funding agencies, their missions, size, budgets and scopes of operation, so you can gain a clear understanding of the criteria they use and steps they follow when choosing the projects they fund.
Overcome 17 Challenges of Ensuring Lab Animal Welfare With This Expert Advice If you’re involved in, or concerned with, the proper treatment of laboratory animals, these tips, tactics and advice will help you bolster your compliance with pertinent rules and regulations.
Research Lab Management Challenges and Solutions Lab management challenges can come in many forms.
Learn to identify potential problems early and how to handle these challenges with the necessary tools.
Research Paper Authorship As you consider publishing, when is not nearly as important as why. Learn tips, tactics and gain important advice for every investigator concerned with author order, publishing and plagiarism.
Tactics for Submitting a Winning Proposal Learn tips for making sure your grant application works as a whole rather than a group of disconnected parts before you hit the submit button.

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How to write a Winning NSF Proposal Learn to better understand and more successfully complete the Project Summary, Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact portions of your NSF grant proposal.
NSF Criteria: Communicate Your Broader Impacts Learn to understand and integrate the concept of “broader impacts” and effectively communicate it in your NSF grant proposals.
Prepare a More Competitive MRI Grant Application The competition is fierce for NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants; learn the complex proposal format and areas to help improve your MRI application.

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50 Pearls of NIH Grant Application Wisdom A useful quick-reference card that you can use to complete your grant proposal and help you get more money from the NIH.
Executive Report: National Institute of Health Short Form Application Make sure you're on top of your game with the NIH Short Form Grant Application Executive Report! It is an easy-to-read, how-to manual tailored specifically to help you improve your grant approval chances.
Modular and Detailed Budget Strategies That Support Your Proposal When applying for an NIH grant, you have to know how much money you will need to complete your research. Learn about the two types of budget proposals (Modular and Detailed) and how to outline them in your application.
NIH R01 Grant Application Mentor - An Instruction Manual The NIH R01 Grant Application Mentor provides overall strategies and hands-on examples that will help you quickly understand the steps you need to take, the missteps to avoid, and the path to follow to successfully get your idea funded.
NIH Short Form Application Executive Report An easy-to-read, how-to manual jam-packed with practical tips, strategies, and tricks of the trade tailored specifically to help you improve your grant approval chances.
Prove Your Environment Supports Your Research Learn how to effectively detail your research environment in your short-form application.
Research Plan: Make the Most of Your Significance, Innovation, Approach and Overall Impact Learn how you can use the Specific Aims and Research Strategy to fulfill the Significance, Innovation and Approach criteria and support the overall Impact of your research in the (NIH) R01 application.
Successfully Use Your Biosketch and Abstract to Define Your Project and Your Qualifications This guide examines the Biographical Sketch section and will show you how to creatively use this area to increase your chances to successfully obtain your needed funding.
Understand NIH’s Review Process and Your Role In It Learn step-by-step what happens to your proposal once you hit the “submit” button and who’s involved in the review process.
Winning Your NIH Research Grant A collection of informative articles to help you better understand and make the most of your grant application and award.

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Preparation: What Every PI Should Know Before You Start Applying The competition is fierce for NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants; learn the complex proposal format and areas to help improve your MRI application.
Shared Instrumentation Grants: The Secrets to S10 Success Securing the financing for expensive research equipment is vital to any project. This guide will help teach you how to submit a winning S10 grant application and how to comply with the specific guidelines and requirements.
Understanding Impact Learn how to clearly articulate “Overall Impact” in your grant application which is crucial for funding consideration.

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