Video, Zoom and In Person Orientation to Research

This comprehensive orientation is targeted for new faculty and those new to the UK research enterprise but open to all. It provides valuable information on support offices under the Office of the Vice President for Research, policies and procedures, and resources to help you expand your research. Click below to request access to the SharePoint site to watch videos, participate in collaboration platforms, and view a calendar of in-person and virtual events.

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Researcher Agreements and Contracting

  • General Information
    • Signature Authority
      Memorandum of Understanding
      Handling Confidential Information
      Types of Confidential Information
      Intellectual Property
      Research Data Retention & Ownership
  • Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
    • Consulting Agreements & Other External Activities
      Research Consortium Agreements
      Research Business Associate Agreements
      Emergency Use Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and Investigational Device Exceptions (IDEs)
      Home Health Exemptions
      Interdepartmental Agreements
      Unfunded Collaboration Research Agreements
      Chat GPT/Use of Generative AI for Research Purposes
      Software Licensing for Research & In-Licensing of Software
      Agreeing to Terms & Conditions of Software, Websites, etc.
      Interacting and Engaging with Certain Foreign Entities/Persons/Countries
      Controlled Substances Research
  • Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)
    • Material Transfer Agreements
      Research Related Non-Disclosure Agreements
      Research Data Use/Transfer Agreements
      Inter-Institutional Agreements
      Licensing Agreements (or options to license)
      Invention Disclosures
  • Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)
    • Clinical Trial Agreements
      Human Subjects Research with External Funding
      Animal Research with External Funding
      Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreements
  • Collaborative Grant Services
    • Pre- and Post-Award Grants Administration Support
  • Office of Research Integrity
    • Certificates of Confidentiality
      Submitting Your Study to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • University of Kentucky Purchasing
    • Purchase Agreements and Vendor Relationships
  • Download the full guide (pdf, 12 pg)

Foster Faculty Research Success

  • For Junior Faculty: Research Scholars Program (RSP)
    The Research Scholars Program (RSP) is a one-year, multi-component investment in the research success of junior faculty and their mentors. RSP integrates strategies from national, evidence-based programs with existing campus programs.
  • For Faculty Working Across Disciplines: Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC)
    Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC) seeks to increase interdisciplinary scientific engagement and leverage the breadth of expertise across campus to tackle important problems in the Commonwealth. An IRC pilot must be a NEW collaboration of faculty from at least 2 different colleges. The maximum budget amount is $50,000.
  • Research Leadership Academy
    The University of Kentucky Research Leadership Academy (RLA), supported by the Office of the Vice President for Resarch, is a multi-component program with three independent tracks which will accelerate the development of aspirational research leaders. The RLA is an immersive program focused on research leadership career development, complex programmatic grant proposals, and emerging themes in research and creative work.

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Monthly Newsletter Impact Kentucky

UK has a monthly email newsletter for internal audiences (faculty, staff and students who do research). It offers research numbers, stats on newly awarded projects, announcements, research making an impact, researchers of the month, research staff shout outs, core facility and Research Priority Area highlights. Submit information to post in Impact Kentucky below. Not receiving Impact Kentucky and want to? Log in here with your Linkblue ID to subscribe.

Share Your Events Research Events Email

The Office of the Vice President for Research has a weekly email that gives a snapshot of events coming in the next 2 weeks. Submit research-related events, with cross-college, community-wide appeal, that are open to all audiences.

Got questions? FAQs: How to Interact with Research Support Offices