Research Training

Laboratory Training and Collaboration

Whether you’re new to the research environment or a veteran researcher hoping to brush up on the latest in biomedical research training, the Medical School Office of Research can help point you in the right direction! Take advantage of the vast array of research knowledge and talent throughout the Medical School and across campus with the training resources listed below.

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Before reviewing the resources below, we recommend that you check out the latest in research training and events by visiting the calendars below: 

TRAINING OFFERED BY OFFICE OF RESEARCH UNITS 
    • Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) - Consult with the BRCF to collaborate with top experts and take advantage of the latest technology in research, including comprehensive hands-on training for investigators and lab staff.
    • Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office (CRAO) - Offers both MLearning and hands-on training to ensure that all of your study documents (protocol, consent, budgets, contracts/grants, billing calendar, etc.) align with each other and do not conflict with any federal or institutional policies related to research billing.
    • Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) – Offers educational activities and partnered programs for faculty and students that nurture entrepreneurship and foster a culture of commercialization across the Medical School and beyond.
    • Grant Review & Analysis Office  - Provides training opportunities and tools to help researchers prepare and route their grant proposal(s), including transferring grants between institutions and budgeting proposals for Medical School faculty.
    • Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Contracting - Materials and resources to help clarify the trial contracting process at the University of Michigan.
    • IRBMED - Offers a variety of in-person and online training modules pertaining to human subjects research.
    • MICHR Education & Mentoring – The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) provides engaging and effective multidisciplinary education, career development, and mentoring programs aimed at increasing the number of high-quality clinical and translational researchers across a broad career continuum.
    • Research Development Support – Offers a variety of training resources and workshops on pre-proposal planning and conceptualization, finding funding, and proposal development.
    • Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) – Provides training in the proper care and use of research animals to U-M research personnel on approved animal use protocols for the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee. ULAM animal training classes are found in MLearning.
TRAINING OFFERED BY OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES
    • Clinicaltrials.gov - Offered by the Medical School's Office of Regulatory Affairs, these hands-on training sessions provide instruction on how clinicaltrials.gov can be used at various stages of the proposal development process. 
    • UMMS Faculty Development - Offers a variety of workshops and events specifically for Medical School faculty, including topics such as effective time management, creating effective slides, proposal writing and more.
    • Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) - PEERRS is the University's online training course regarding responsible conduct of research, and is consistent with university, state, and federal regulations. 
    • Animal Care & Use Office - Offers training and educational programs for animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching.
    • MLearning - MLearning is the University's online training tool offering high quality education solutions for UMHS faculty and staff.
    • Research Administration Workshops & Training – The Office of Research & Sponsored Projects offers a variety of training programs and workshops to help researchers and research administrators learn the ins and outs of research administration at the University of Michigan.
    • Taubman Health Sciences Library Classes and Workshops – The Taubman Health Sciences Library regularly offers training sessions on the myriad of tools and information sources available to help researchers with their next funding search.
    • Research Compliance Training – If you’re involved with research at the University of Michigan, you may be required or requested to take compliance training for a variety of reasons. This resource provides you with a starting point to help determine which training you'll need, as well as access to that training option.
    • Safety Training - U-M’s Occupational Safety & Environmental Health website provides you with information that can help you maintain a safe work environment, including courses on laboratory safety, regulations for shipping biologics, and much more.