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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 22, 2024

The second annual Research Core Fair is three weeks away!

The University of South Carolina is hosting a Research Core Fair on Friday, March 15, 2024, to spotlight the wealth of resources at the University that are available to researchers. The Research Core Fair is open to all USC students, faculty and staff. New schedule updates and talk titles are available on our website now. Students and postdocs who wish to present a poster at the fair should submit their abstract by Friday, March 1, 2024. We encourage USC graduate and professional students, Principal Investigators, and those from other institutions who are interested in learning more about the USC Research Cores to register for the fair by March 8, 2024.


Reviewers needed for Discover USC 2024

This year, Discover USC will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. It is not too late to get involved! Organizers are still seeking eligible participants to serve as reviewers, please register here by Friday, March 22 to be a reviewer. Reviewers must be employed by USC/Prisma Health as a faculty member, staff member or postdoc, enrolled in a graduate degree program at USC, and/or a USC alum. Registration is open for presenters until Friday, March 1.


ASPIRE program seeks 2024 faculty research proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a 2024 ASPIRE funding program request for proposals (RFP). Visit our website for complete details about applying for ASPIRE. ASPIRE 2024 applications are due via USCeRA before 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. For questions about ASPIRE, please contact Beth Herron or Julie Morris with the Research and Grant Development Office, or


Need help with your data?

The University Libraries’ Research Data Analysis and Statistics Support Service is free and here to help you with: exploratory data analysis, statistical tests, SAS, SPSS, and NVivo. In-person and virtual appointments are available. Walk-ins are also welcome, although an appointment guarantees someone will be available to help you. To learn more and schedule an appointment, visit our service webpage


Introducing research trainings 

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to offer a growing slate of training for USC faculty, staff and students, focusing on topics related to research and research administration. Each week, we will share our current offerings here, and provide complete information through our website. 

Current Offerings

  • NIH ASSIST Training: Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (via Teams)
  • REDCap Training: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (via Teams)



22 February 2024

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