OPPORTUNITY POOL FUNDS
The O’Brien Center annually has up to $150,000 to fund pilot projects in benign urology research. Ideal projects will facilitate accumulation of preliminary data that can be used for future grant applications and expand the scope of urology research under the auspices of the currently funded O’Brien Centers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison/University of Massachusetts-Boston, Columbia University, and the Mayo Clinic.
Projects that support new investigators with a faculty appointment not already R01 or equivalently funded are especially encouraged. Established investigators not currently doing benign urology research in alignment with the funded centers are also encouraged to apply. The O’Brien Centers have adopted a standard format for application for pilot funding that can be found here.
Please contact us for more information about applying to funds from our center, or contact the Columbia University George M. O’Brien Urology Center or the Mayo Clinic O’Brien Urology Research Center.
The Biomedical Care provides technical resources to center members and other investigators in benign urology, refines current techniques and develops new methods for evaluating mouse lower urinary tract function and histopathology.
Testing and Services:
- Rodent Urinary Function Testing (RUFT) Core
- Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation
- Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology
TECHNIQUES AND PROTOCOLS
Multiple samples are embedded in a single block to increase efficiency and increase reproducibility.
- List of validated antibodies
Assay optimization (under construction)
PUBLIC ACCESS SERVICE
MEET YOUR AWARD TERMS WITH THE PUBLIC ACCESS SERVICE
Most U.S. government agencies and an increasing number of private foundations require the published results of funded research be made publicly accessible through federal institutional repositories. These award terms ensure that the results of grant funding are open and accessible, providing transparency and increasing the speed of scientific discovery.
The Public Access Service helps researchers navigate this legal requirement through consultation, training, and submitting manuscripts to funders on behalf of investigators.
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AUA Research Overview: https://www.auanet.org/research/research-overview?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RES
AUA Investigator: https://www.auanet.org/publications/aua-investigator
Society for Basic Urologic Research: https://www.sbur.org/sbur/home
Endocrine Society: https://www.endocrine.org/
The Human Protein Atlas: https://www.proteinatlas.org/
GWAS Catalog: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/gwas/
Oncomine Research Edition: https://www.oncomine.org/resource/login.html
Gene Expression Omnibus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/
NIDDK Information Network: https://dknet.org/
Eureka! Research News and Funding Digest: https://www.auanet.org/publications/eureka
The Cancer Genome Atlas: https://cancergenome.nih.gov/
UWCCC Experimental Pathology Lab (EPL) Immunohistochemistry Protocols: https://cancer.wisc.edu/research/resources/epl/epl-protocols/
Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia: https://portals.broadinstitute.org/ccle