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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 2, 2023

Last Chance: Discover USC 2023 presenter registration deadline tomorrow

The registration deadline for students, medical scholars and postdocs interested in presenting at Discover USC 2023 is coming up tomorrow, Friday, March 3. Discover USC, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research, showcases research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and medical scholars representing the entire USC System. We encourage faculty members to remind students and colleagues to register for Discover USC ahead of the upcoming deadline.


2023 RISE Awards support summer research by USC system faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) program grant awards. This year, 29 faculty researchers from USC’s system campuses will receive RISE funding to support their summer research projects. The RISE Program is an internal funding initiative through which faculty members at USC’s system campuses have the opportunity to compete for funding to support research and scholarly projects conducted during the summer months. The funds are offered through the Office of the Vice President for Research, with generous support from the chancellors at the four-year system campuses, USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate. Congratulations to the 2023 class of RISE grant recipients.


Research Preregistration: Submit your research plan to promote openness and reproducibility

University Libraries will host a workshop on research preregistration on Monday, March 27 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Preregistering your research creates a time-stamped plan for your hypothesis, study design and data analysis that can help you meet publishing requirements and affirm your commitment to research integrity and reproducibility. During this virtual session, Amie Freeman, Scholarly Communication and Open Initiatives Librarian, and Stacy Winchester, Research Data Librarian, will teach the basics of preregistration and how to preregister your research plan with Open Science Framework. Register online here.


New service seeking volunteers to support research

The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages anyone who is interested to sign up as a volunteer on ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch brings together people who are trying to find research studies and researchers who are looking for people to participate in their health-related studies. The program makes it easy for researchers to connect with volunteers and further their research projects. Anyone can register with ResearchMatch, including healthy volunteers, and signing up is easy! Visit the ResearchMatch website for more information and to register.


Register now for University Libraries research workshops

Each semester, University Libraries hosts a variety of workshops for members of the USC community on research-related topics, including research data management, digital publishing and text analysis. Over the next few weeks, University Libraries will host a variety of different workshops. The workshops will take place virtually and the event URL for each workshop will be sent via registration confirmation email. Visit the University Libraries workshops page to learn more and sign up for these exciting workshops.


Researchers and Research Administrators: Join specialized Office of Research email listservs

Want to be updated on all things research-related as they happen? Join a listserv offered by the Office of the Vice President of Research. With two options—the RESDEV listserv for researchers and the GRANT listserv for research administrators—these are the Office of Research’s primary communication tool to connect with our research community. Members of both listservs receive important emails regarding research developments, resources, opportunities and more, tailored to their unique role in our community. Visit the Office of Research and Grant Development website to sign up today.


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