Resources The Office of Research Affairs provides services to University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, residents and fellows to support their research and scholarship activities in the areas of health disparities and health services research. Office of Research Affairs Portal To better drive the aims in our growing research ecosystem, the Office of Research Affairs portal, serves as a web-based "central doorway" for UF faculty and staff to access the Office of Research Affair's enhanced, research related services and resources. The goal of the portal is to connect investigators to the specific resources they need while improving the real-time analysis and tracking of research activities. To access the portal link, please follow the instructions below: Log in using the same username and password for logging into a UF Computer. Please note, umc\ must be added in front of the username if on a non-UF Computer. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact the Office of Research Affairs at (904) 244-9478. Office of Research Affairs Portal Office of Research Affairs Training Portal To ensure all research related training needs are available for new and current UF Jacksonville employees, the Office of Research Affairs Training Portal provides web-based access to trainings specific to employees’ research related roles and responsibilities, while improving the real-time analysis and tracking of research training activities. The Training Portal takes approximately two minutes to complete. Upon completion, the employee will receive emails containing access to their required and comprehensive trainings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Research Affairs at (904) 244-9478. Office of Research Affairs Training Portal Office of Research Affairs Resource Manual The purpose of the research manual is to provide guidance and instruction for research related activities conducted at University of Florida - Jacksonville, UF Health Jacksonville and UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc (to be referred to as UF-Jax). The policies and procedures in this research manual encompass virtually all administrative aspects of preparing, conducting, and closing research projects. It also includes ready access to all of the forms and other required documentation as well as a wealth of other information, such as myUFL resources and required training, links to fee schedules and contact information. Medicare Qualifying Studies The Medicare Qualifying Studies Form (CMS Billing Verification Form) is a required tool to verify if trial is Medicare qualifying. This form must be completed and signed by ORA prior to study entered into EPIC research module. Please access the link for instructions on the submission and approval processes. Research Study Initiation Request Form In order to determine costs for various clinical trial budget line items, the PI or their research administrator must prepare the Research Study Initiation Request Form (RSIRF). The final request must be completed and approved prior to enrolling patients. The RSIRF form is required regardless of sponsor (industry, federal government, foundation, state). Please access the link for instructions on the submission and approval processes. Office of Research Affairs Internship Portal The Office of Research Affairs Internship Portal is for individuals interested in an unpaid position at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The portal is designed to collect important information about the potential volunteer/intern to better understand where they are in their career path and what areas of research they are interested in exploring. For University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Study Teams: If you have a need for additional personnel to assist in at least one project, please complete the Intern Request Form (Intranet). Once completed, ORA staff will work with you and your study team to connect you with a qualified intern candidate. The following request forms takes less than five minutes to complete. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact the Office of Research Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office of Research Affairs Internship Portal Request Form Types of Research Projects and IRB Applications Navigating through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application process can be complicated and may involve various steps, documents, and forms specific to the type of study being designed or implemented. To assist UF Jacksonville faculty and staff in the study design stages of their research initiatives, the Office of Research Affairs has developed the following materials: Types of Research Projects and IRB Applications is a document that contains 11 different research study design scenarios. Each scenario includes the names and links to the various documents and forms required for each type of study design. IRB Jeopardy is a training resource designed for the participants to understand better the types of research scenarios related to the IRB Application-specific tools, resources, and steps required for that scenario. If you have questions or require further IRB related assistance, please contact the Office of Research Affairs at (904) 244-9478 or email email@example.com. Protocol Templates The following research protocol templates are designed to serve as a guide for investigators to facilitate high quality research. A well designed research protocol will assist you in completing your UF Institutional Review Board (IRB) application. For IRB-related assistance, please submit your request through the Office of Research Affairs Portal. Research Proposal for Retrospective Data Analysis Research Proposal for Descriptive Studies Research Proposal for Interventional Studies Addendum T - Use this form to request access to a study-specific folder on the secure dedicated UF Research server. Office of Sponsored Programs The University of Florida Office of Sponsored Programs offers a full range of financial, information and administrative assistance for identifying, obtaining and administering external research funding. Grant Opportunities Sign up to get information about grants available through UF. Research Related Policies and Standard Operating Procedures UF Policy Destroying Expired Kits Contact If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Research Affairs at (904) 244-9478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.