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Jul 15 - 16 2024


10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


The PI’s Business of Research Boot Camp

July 15-16, 2024 | Livestream, virtual training

The PI’s Business of Research Boot Camp will equip research group leaders with concepts and strategies in personnel, project, time, and budget management for effective research programs that advance publishing, funding, and productivity goals for career success.

This two-day intensive boot camp challenges participants to think about their research group as a business and to implement strategies for effective and efficient teamwork and (research and career) goal attainment that fosters success to maximize your impact. Hands-on activities will engage you to identify your current strategies for personnel, project, and time management, learn new strategies, and plan to implement those strategies for a more effective research group business. Additional instructions will empower you with a foundational understanding of budgeting (e.g. NIH, NSF, and DOD).

By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the following topics:

  • The importance of setting and attaining goals
  • Developing a program vision and culture
  • Hiring (and firing) the right person
  • Strategies for effective research group meetings
  • Budgeting basics for NIH, DOD, and NSF
  • Managing time and energy and avoiding procrastination
  • When to say no, when to say yes
  • Moving projects forward
  • Knowing when to drop a project
  • Understanding how to keep your team motivated

Audience and Requirements

This boot camp is targeted for faculty who are in the process of establishing or growing their research group. PIs and/or those with a group leader appointment at any university, hospital, institution, or other research organization are welcome to attend. There are no prerequisites to attend the PI’s Business of Research Boot Camp. This boot camp is not applicable to students, and there is a limited number of seats for postdocs and trainees.

Additional Information

Capacity is limited. Paid registration is required to attend.

Additional Training Information

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The PI’s Business of Research Boot Camp