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Funded Research Quick Start Guide

A guide of resources to help you plan your research projects and scholarship.

Before You Begin

Citation Management

RefWorks can help you collect, organize, store and share all of the citations you will use to support your knowledge and reasoning. You can also store the pdfs with their citations and read and annotate on-the-go as long as you have an internet connection. This RefWorks Basics Guide can get you ready to go.

Identity Management

Before you begin publishing, or while you are paused between projects, it is a good idea to assign yourself a unique digital identifier such as an ORCiD. A digital identifier allows your work to be more easily identified and shared across platforms and genres. You can learn more about this topic on the UNLV Libraries Demonstrate Impact and Manage Your Scholarly Reputation guide.

Data Management

If you are designing and conducting laboratory or human subjects research, planning for the management of your data throughout the research lifecycle is becoming more and more important. Your data is now considered a primary research output, not just the articles you publish detailing your findings! The UNLV Libraries Data Management Guide describes what data management is, why you might need or want to create a data management plan, and the recommended components of a data management plan. It also provides helpful tips about storing, sharing and archiving your data.

*New* NIH Data Management Policy for 2023

The new data management and sharing policy from the NIH is effective January 1, 2023. Some resources created by a national Data Support Services Working Group comprised of librarians that might be useful as you plan and write grants for the NIH include:


Locate Funding

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs provides access to the Pivot database and a Funding Opportunity Newsletter.
  • The Libraries provide several other subscription databases as well as books and other online resources for locating grants.

Writing a Grant

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs provides grant writing support through a Proposal Development Team and other resources.
  • The Libraries also have several books and links to online guides and tutorials.

Protocol Review


Managing Your Grant

Communicating Results

Track Your Research Impact

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