Training and Development

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UB Research and Economic Development will provide training on all electronic systems utilized to support research activities and compliance.  In addition to training, we will serve as a support system for their use within UB's research community.

Use the links below to locate a session that is best suited to your needs.

What's Happening in Training

Spotlight on the Click Portal

The Click Portal automates the submission, review, and approval processes for a research protocol while managing all major administrative aspects of the research and compliance lifecycle – from proposal development and submission through compliance checks, negotiations, award setup and award management to eventual project closeout. 

We currently offer scheduled training sessions in specific active modules, and can work to schedule special group training sessions upon request.

Active Modules

  • Click Overview (training sessions available)
    The Click portal provides an electronic system for management of many aspects of research. This training provides an overview of navigating the modules within Click.
  • Agreements
    The Click Portal Agreements module provides an electronic system for management of research-related contracts and agreements.
  • COI (training sessions available)
    The Click Portal COI module provides an electronic system for management of research-related conflict of interest disclosures.
  • Grants
    The Click Portal Grants module provides an online system for developing your internal routing proposal for all sponsored funding submissions.
  • IACUC (training sessions available)
    The Click Portal IACUC module provides a streamlined way for researchers to create and submit protocols for studies involving animal subjects.
  • IRB (training sessions available)
    The Click Portal IRB module provides a streamlined way for researchers to create and submit protocols for studies involving human subjects.
  • Safety
    The Click Portal Safety module provides a way for researchers to identify any hazardous materials – Biosafety, Radiation, Chemicals, and Stem Cells - that will be part of an experimental protocol.

The OnCore Enterprise Research System

OnCore is a Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) developed by Forte Research Systems that supports academic medical centers, cancer centers, and healthcare systems around the country.  OnCore has been purchased by the University at Buffalo to support research activities and compliance, which will allow for enhanced trial management, robust reporting, enrollment tracking, and accurate clinical research billing.  The OnCore Support Team is currently offering training sessions and open office hours to support end users.

Integration between OnCore and the Click portal will ensure that protocols submitted and reviewed by the IRB within Click are seamlessly transitioned to the OnCore system.  The combined systems will manage the entire lifecycle of a research project, from protocol creation to project closeout.


REDCap is a secure web platform, developed by Vanderbilt University, for building and managing online databases and surveys. UB provides this application to researchers collecting information as part of their project. Training can be found at the link below. If you need additional help setting up a survey, it can be requested by emailing

Explore Our Services

  • Training Workshops
    Register for one of our face-to-face training sessions to learn from a qualified instructor.  
  • Scheduling a Group Workshop
    Can’t find a workshop that fits your needs? Schedule a group training for five or more people on the topic of your choice, when and where it works for you.
  • Compliance Training
    Many federal and institutional compliance regulations require training, both in person and/or online, often before you are allowed to begin your research.
  • Research Development
    Below you will find a list of the available research trainings, organized by their intended audience.  Feel free to explore any training that you are interested in, and keep in mind that the trainings are continuously being updated and revised with the most up to date information available.
  • Research Administrator Network (RAN)
    The goal of RAN is to foster information sharing among research administrators, provide continuing education and share best practices among our colleagues here at UB.