The Research Office hosts a variety of workshops, vendor shows and seminars throughout the year for faculty and staff. Each event is co-sponsored by the Research Office and other departments across the University of Arizona. Upcoming learning opportunities can be found through the college's events calendar. Contact the Research Office with questions.


The Biostatistics workshops cover various topics — including creating research surveys, managing the collected data and how power analysis can be used in research.

These include:

  • Power Analysis and Sample Size Workshop.
  • Research Basics: 20 Questions for Planning Your Project.
  • Using Qualtrics to Collect and Manage Survey Data.
  • Intermediate Qualtrics: Summarizing and Presenting Your Data.


The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely. UArizona Health Sciences currently hosts hundreds of production and development REDCap projects.

The REDCap workshops are co-sponsored by the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Arizona Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics.

These offerings come in three stages:

  • Beginners – In the introduction workshop to the REDCap, attendees will learn how to create a project shell, create an instrument (form) and learn about data exports.
  • Intermediate – The intermediate sessions cover branching logic, longitudinal studies, repeatable instruments and events, and arms of a study.
  • Advanced – Those who have attended the Beginners and Intermediate workshops are invited to learn about external modules and HTML, generating reports, the mobile app and data comparison.


Orange is an open-source, machine learning visualization software tool for both novices and experts. It is an interactive data analysis tool that enables workflows with a large toolbox and widgets. 

The Orange workshop is sponsored by the University Arizona Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics.

  • In the three-hour workshop for beginners, attendees learn the overview of Orange, how to create workflows, upload data, as well as about classification — trees and accuracy.

Grant Writers

The Planning and Writing Grant Proposals workshops address both practical and conceptual aspects important to writing competitive grant proposals with a particular emphasis on National Institutes of Health (NIH) applications. Participants learn how to plan and write competitive grant proposals. NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) funding mechanisms are addressed specifically, but the techniques and approaches are applicable to crafting proposals for all funding agencies.

Sample sessions include:

  • Funding Your Research: How to Get Started.
  • Competing for Funding from NIH.
  • Competing for Funding from the NSF.
  • How to Write Successful Proposal to Early-Career Programs (NSF CAREER, DoD YUP, and others).

Core Services

Our Biomedical Imaging Core, Flow Cytometry Core and Molecular Discovery Core host various workshops, vendor shows and learning opportunities each year to support their research and train users on the new equipment. These allow the attendees to learn about new technology and innovations in their respective research.

Laboratory Operations Vendor Shows

Vendor shows are held multiple times throughout the year to provide networking opportunities for our researchers to meet and connect with companies who offer research equipment, supplies and services.