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Government and Academic Research Alliances

Creating Partnerships in Research

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The Office supports research alliances at the University of Rochester,
a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition                                                                          Taking place: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Deadline for Entry Form: Tuesday, January 31, 2017                                                                                           Want to see how your research can impact federal programs and regulations?  Want to discuss your ideas with the FDA? Participate in the "America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition.  This is the 4th annual competition that will be held at the University of Rochester, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Complete information and instructions on how to apply are in the announcement.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition
Angela Ryck won the 3rd annual competition.  Angela's project is about enhancing medical counter measures to address situations including chemical threats or food contamination.  Featured in CTSI Stories, Angela traveled to Maryland to present her project to the FDA.

URBEST: The University of Rochester BEST Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
The University of Rochester (UR) was awarded 1.8 million to support a new career-training program sponsored by the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) initiative.  The UR-BEST program includes instruction in leadership and professionalism, internship opportunities and training pathways in industry, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; regulatory affairs, compliance and review; and science and technology policy. For more information, please visit:       

For those interested in the science and technology policy pathway, please contact Scott Steele, Ph.D. at


One of the emerging disciplines of the 21st century, Data Science is the creation and application of powerful new methods to collect, curate, analyse, and make discoveries from large-scale data.  The university has created a The Goergen Institute for Data Science to serve as a university-wide hub for data science-related research and educational programs, while further facilitating collaborations through a new state-of-the-art facility as a home for data science.

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Upcoming Events
GUIRR Webinar "Celebrating Scientific Success Stories with the Golden Goose Award"

Thursday, October 27, 2016; 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
The Golden Goose Award honors researchers behind odd US federally funded research that has returned serious benefits to society.  These stories highlight the unusual paths from curiosity to discovery to innovative solutions and technologies that have improved lives. There is no cost to join, but registration is required.  Register here.

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