Research Development

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The Research Development Team of the UF Health Cancer Center provides skilled support for researchers in all aspects of research project and publication development. The team has an extensive background in research and oncology clinical studies, giving it a unique skillset to review and edit grant proposals and publications.

Our Research Development team has also curated a library of templates, guiding documents and boilerplate statements for investigators to use in preparation of extramural grant submissions. It also maintains a listing of cancer relevant funding opportunities and distributes updates via the weekly Opportunity email newsletter


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Data Management Sharing Resources

Created by the NIH, the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy encourages the sharing of scientific data. This policy applies to all research that generates scientific data

Proposal Resources

A collection of templates and guides for those preparing extramural proposals.

Funding Opportunities

Curated information on research funding opportunities supported by the center and outside organizations.

Proposal Preparation Support:

Our team will work with the proposal team to review the funding opportunity announcement, answer questions and provide guidance on any nuances of the funding mechanism and/or sponsor, and serve as administrative support to the proposal team as needed throughout the submission. Our team can also review the application to ensure compliance with sponsor and opportunity-specific guidelines and UF policies.

Proposal Writing and Editing

Our team can assist in the drafting of sections of the proposal narrative as well as provide editorial support to the proposal team. Editorial support includes overall review for typographical errors and grammar, review of narrative for clarity, and review of figures and graphs included in the proposal text.

Research Manuscript Review:

Manuscript review includes full proofreading of the paper. Manuscript support may also involve a close collaboration with the investigator and their team in identifying the best journal for their work, providing full review of all drafts and revisions, assisting with figures and references, ensuring all journal requirements are met. Manuscript services are provided free of charge, but require acknowledgment of research development specialist and the UF Health Cancer Center’s support.

UF Health Cancer Center Office of Research Administration staff follow strict rules to protect the confidentiality of all unpublished work, which includes manuscripts in preparation, grant applications, and protocols in development.  Staff members may not share any materials with anyone without written consent from the author.

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