UAMS Research Resources
The Division of Research and Innovation provides leadership in formulating and carrying out strategies to expand campus-wide research and collaborative activity.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics develops computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information.
The Department of Biostatistics assists investigators with varied research interests, including cancer, neurosciences, psychiatry, aging, ophthalmology, pharmacology, cardiology, as well as all public health disciplines.
UAMS Bioventures offers technology licensing and IP commercialization.
The UAMS Center for Health Literacy is available, through partnership with TRI, to help UAMS research teams make information easy for research participants to understand and use. When potential participants understand study information, it lowers barriers to join studies and empowers truly informed decision-making and consent. Resources available to UAMS researchers at no departmental cost include:
- Informed consent template. This is written in plain language and was recently updated to include new requirements from the Revised Common Rule released in January 2019. Click to download the template.
- Assessment and editing of research materials. The plain language writing team at CHL can review your informed consent documents, recruitment ads, surveys, and other participant-facing materials. Please upload your documents to plainpages.org.
- Tip sheet on presenting to lay audiences using plain language. This sheet offers researchers simple strategies researchers can use to make oral presentations easier for lay audiences to understand. Click to download the tip sheet.
In addition to the above, their team is skilled at developing new materials, field testing written materials, and translating materials into Spanish. If you would like information about including these services in your next funding proposal and budget, contact email@example.com.
The College of Medicine Research Office supports clinical and basic science research, provides leadership in expanding the College’s research and creative activities, aligns the College of Medicine research agenda with federal agencies and foundations, fosters interdisciplinary research programs and collaborations, and works with the UAMS Development office to further College of Medicine research and augment funding. College of Medicine Research Resources
The IACUC reviews all research protocols that involve animals.
The IRB reviews all research protocols that involve human subjects.
ORIS provides leadership; business analysis; and strategic planning in the design, creation, and deployment of solutions to address cross-functional administrative issues for the University’s research initiative.
ORRA provides essential support to enable the development of well-designed, ethical studies that balance regulation with innovation.
The mission of OSPAN is to provide sponsored programs administration to all stakeholders at UAMS.
TRI provides services and resources to ensure the swift translation of research into health care advances. This support is available to all UAMS researchers at the UAMS campus in Little Rock, the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Research Institute in Little Rock, and the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System in Little Rock and North Little Rock. TRI is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
Grant Application Guides
SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates
Margins, headings, and text in these Word templates are formatted to NIH specifications, and the guidelines for preparing the various sections, including the cover letter, are embedded.
Click below or contact SciCom staff to obtain these templates:
- Specific Aims and Research Strategy Template: NIH SF424 Forms G
- K01 Template: NIH SF424Human Subjects Research – Clinical Trials: NIH SF424
- Facilities and Other Resources Template: NIH SF424
- Equipment Template: NIH SF424
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- Budget Preparation Template: NIH SF424
- Budget Justification Template: NIH SF424
Letters of Support
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Advice and Guidance
Grantsmanship Resources at NIH
Learn the skills you need to plan and write grant applications for submission to NIH or any other funding source.
- Grants Basics
- Plan Your Application
- Write Your Application
- Grant Writing Tip Sheets
- All About Grants Podcasts
- Get Connected
Sample Applications & More
Learn from others’ success. These successful applications, together with their summary statements, offer practical examples of grantsmanship techniques, as well as allowing you to judge for yourself what contributed to their success. The Samples and Examples site includes a wide selection of various types of pre-and post-award NIH documents.
Prepare Your Application
Information for New Investigators
Samples and More
Peer-Review Resources at NIH
Understanding peer review at NIH is a key ingredient for success.
- NIH Peer Review Policies & Practices
- Peer Review Process
- NIH Peer Review Revealed–YouTube Videos
- Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Home Page
- Find a Study Section
- Become a Reviewer
- Early Career Reviewer Program
Microsoft Word Skills
Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources
The ICMJE Recommendations developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, forms the basis for the publication guidelines of many peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to publishing and editorial issues and guidelines on manuscript preparation, the Uniform Requirements deals with ethical considerations including authorship and contributorship, editorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, privacy and confidentiality, and the protection of human subjects and animals in research.
Perspectives on Scientific Writing
- “The Science of Scientific Writing: If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs” by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan
- “Scientific Writing as an Art and as a Science” by Robert C. Goldbort
- “Recipe for a Quality Scientific Paper: Fulfill Readers’ and Reviewers’ Expectations” by Yaoqi Zhou
- “Right Your Writing” by Bob Grant
- “10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly” by Michael C. Munger
- “The Results Are Not Perfect” by A. Jay Block
Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation
- “Organizing the Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia
- “Checklists for Writing a Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia
- “Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail” by H. Gilbert Welch
- “Scientific Writing of Novice Researchers: What Difficulties and Encouragements Do They Encounter?” by Jatin Shah, Anand Shah, and Ricardo Pietrobon
- “Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals: Common Errors and Helpful Solutions” by Claire Johnson and Bart Green
- “Ten Principles to Improve the Likelihood of Publication of a Scientific Manuscript” by James M. Provenzale
- “Writing for Publication — A Guide for New Authors” by Nancy Dixon
- “Writing It Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publication for Beginning Investigators” by Mark A. Kliewer