Before Leaving for UVA
Research administrative support. Pre-move discussions with these offices will help you to jump-start your research program:
- Your Department or Center research administrator will be your primary contact for facilities (space/access/renovations), human resources issues (payroll and benefits), proposal development and routing, financial tracking project budgets, computer access, etc., and will act as a liaison with School of Medicine and UVA research administrative offices. For a more detailed discussion of these issues, go here.
- Office of Grants and Contracts (Davis 5293; x4-8426) will help transfer current research awards or pending proposals to UVA. (Read their procedure to transfer NIH/PHS awards between institutions.) The office conducts institutional review and approval, and submits proposals to sponsors. Don't let intellectual property issues get in the way of your research program at UVA! If you intend to bring proprietary research materials requiring a Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) with your current institution or materials that you previously had obtained under MTA, inform Grants and Contracts immediately, to initiate the negotiation process. Similarly, certain grants and contracts include provisions governing ownership and transfer of intellectual property: make sure that this information is transmitted to Grants and Contracts.
- Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) oversees UVA biological, chemical, and radiation safety programs. Their web site describes the training you will need, and provides schedules of required classes. If you will work with recombinant DNA or with toxins or pathogens that require federal approval, contact the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
- Notify the Center for Comparative Medicine if you intend to bring any animals to UVA, in order to discuss arrangements for quarantine, housing, and specialized care. You will need Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) approval to order, possess, or conduct research using vertebrate animals. Their staff can help with protocol development, protocol pre-review, and required training for you and your laboratory staff. Such transfers usually are made under a Material Transfer Agreement between yor current institution and UVA.
- The Institutional Review Board - Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR) is responsible for the review and approval of biomedical research involving human subjects and specimens. If you intend to initiate or continue ongoing clinical research soon after your arrival, contact them.
The SOM Office of Faculty Development provides the following resources:
- New Faculty Orientation
- Word of Mouth: Resources for Balance of Work, Life, & Family (resources on child and family care, finances, things to do in the area, etc.).