Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

May 18, 2017
by Baylor OVPR

OVPR Proposal Development Award self-nominations due May 26

The OVPR has announced that self-nominations for the 2017 Proposal Development Award are due by Friday, May 26.

At this stage, no pre-proposal is required. To nominate yourself for this program, simply send an email indicating your desire to be considered for the program to Dr. Peg AtKisson at with a CC to Blake Thomas at

After the May 26 deadline, Dr. AtKisson will provide instructions to all nominees for completion of the program application, which will be due on July 28. Participation in the program will be based on evaluation of the applications. All nominees, whether selected for participation or not, will receive feedback on their applications.

The Proposal Development Award is open to full-time, tenure track Baylor faculty who have previously attended one of the OVPR’s proposal workshops led by Dr. AtKisson.

Click here to read more about the program. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR at 254-710-3153 with any questions.

May 8, 2017
by Baylor OVPR

Change to IACUC/IBC 3-year review process

The Office of Research Compliance continuously works to provide efficient processes for our researchers while ensuring regulatory requirements for research are met. Therefore, we are implementing changes to the de novo review process for research under the purview of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The reason for the change is to make it easier for both researchers and our office to track the history of a research project for regulatory purposes.

IACUC and IBC protocols receive a 3-year approval. To renew the approval for the research at the end of the 3rd year, the review board must perform a de novo review of the research – i.e., the review board scrutinizes the research as if it is a brand new submission. Under our current process, researchers have been creating a completely new project in the IRBNet system and been provided with a new IRBNet number. Under the revised process, researchers will no longer be required to create a new project submission – instead, researchers should submit the research protocol as a subsequent package to their current IRBNet project.

This change is effective June 1, 2017. Please contact the Office of Research Compliance with any questions at 254-710-3708.