BioVentures

  • 37 invention disclosures (FY20)
  • 20 new patent applications, and 5 U.S. patents granted (FY20)
  • Currently 26 BioVentures spinoff companies 0f 42 total are in operation today

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

  • 300 active protocols from over 100 principal investigators and 24 depts/divisions
  • IACUC reviews an average of 10 new protocols/month or 120/year
  • Approximately 15 annual protocol reviews conducted monthly or 180/year
  • 25 addendum requests reviewed/month or 300/year
  • IACUC visits the ACHRI/UAMS campuses (i.e., 5 vivariums in 4 buildings; 83 labs in 8 buildings) to discuss research projects, ensure housing/husbandry/procedure areas are maintained, check required documentation is up-to-date, and check for personnel safety compliance

Institutional Review Board

  • 5% increase in the number of new grant submissions since 2017
  • Mean days for PIs to receive full Board approval decreased by 20% since 2016 (CLARA submission through IRB approval, including pre-review of budget, etc.)
  • 17% increase in the number of modifications submitted since 2016

Office of Research Regulatory Affairs

  • Over 30 active studies monthly
    • ClinicalTrials.gov – oversight of 70 records/yr. (as of Oct. 8, 2019)
  • ~78 protocol reviews annually (IND/IDE determination and/or protocol revisions)
  • ~80 Annual FDA Reports (~30 page progress report, monitoring visit reports)
    • Submit FDA protocol amendments weekly, consent changes, serious adverse events, etc.
  • 88 monitoring visits/year (1/2 to 3 days in duration; 2 staff/visit)
    • Off site monitoring visits
      • Arkansas (Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Conway, Fayetteville)
      • National (California, Florida)
    • 71 Monitoring reports (10-15 page report on data, queries, protocol deviations, etc.)

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

  • Processed over 600 proposals, including 350 to the NIH (FY2019)
  • Processed over 300 awards totaling $81,079,637 (FY2019)
    • 19% increase in the number of new UAMS grant awards since 2016
  • Processed 160 federal grant subawards; $9 million (FY2019)

Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network

  • 18% increase in the number of new UAMS grant proposals since 2016
  • Science Communications (SciCom) group
    • SciCom – a free Research and Innovation scientific editing resource for UAMS researchers
    • Edited 104 grants and 42 manuscripts (2019)
    • Experienced staff of editors with research experience (Certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences)
    • Manages the submission of large, multi-component applications: COBREs, INBRE, PO1s
    • Certified research administrators coordinate large submissions/mentor junior investigators

UAMS Library

  • 15,000 electronic journal titles in health/biomedical sciences
  • 29,301 book in all formats including 1,382 (electronic), 27,656 (print)
  • 119 databases and electronic resources from various sources (inclu., 28 licensed by UAMS)
  • Arkansas’ premier repository for medical history with 7,000 volumes and 500 linear ft. of archival health science records