Links to upcoming events for the EVPRP, Discovery Park, IRB, Research Development, Purdue University’s 150th anniversary and Ideas Festival are included here. 

PACUC orientation

An orientation program for new faculty, staff, and students, who will be using vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and/or testing, will be held on Sept. 3, 2019 from 1:30-3 p.m. in STEW 278. Attendance at this session is mandatory for new personnel (i.e., faculty, staff, students) who wish to initiate work with vertebrate animals at Purdue University. Personnel will not be approved to work with animals until they have attended the orientation program or completed an equivalent online module through the CITI training program. The Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee (PACUC) strongly encourages participating in an in-person program; however, it may be completed online if your schedule does not allow for in-person participation. Please contact the PACUC office ( for information on how to complete it online.

The program presented by staff of the Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee (PACUC) and the Laboratory Animal Program (LAP) is designed to introduce you to the Purdue system for maintaining regulatory compliance with federal and University guidelines and insuring humane care and use of animals. Registration is required to attend the orientation program and may be done via email to the PACUC office at Your name, department, and e-mail are necessary for registration. Please contact Lisa Snider, senior compliance officer, with any specific questions (

HRPP monthly training sessions

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) hosts monthly training sessions for Purdue researchers on the West Lafayette campus. Upcoming dates are Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. All training sessions will take place the computer lab at Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959 from 1-2 p.m. Visit the website for more information. You may also schedule an appointment or attend walk in hours by visiting the IRB website or by calling 765-494-5942.

convergence 2Convergence Conference

On Aug. 29, Discovery Park will host its fourth annual Conference on Convergence and the Future of Research. Lunch will be provided. The event will include a series of Voss Talks given by applicants for the 2019 Big Idea Challenge 2.0.

Entrepreneurial class

Purdue University will be offering a graduate course this fall called Life of a Faculty Entrepreneur: Discovery, Development, Translation. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 5:30–8:20 p.m. in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. To register, sign up for ABE 62600 – CRN 21036 / TLI 62600 – CRN: 21042. Contact Mike Ladisch at or Nathalie Duval-Couetil at for more information.

Grantsmanship workshops

A series of grantsmanship workshops are hosted throughout the year by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Many of these workshops are particularly useful for new faculty or those new to the research process at Purdue. See the complete list of upcoming events.

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