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Florida State University Boilerplate Language

(Last updated March 2024)

Need assistance with institutional information for your research grant proposal?

Descriptions are provided below of areas found to be common within proposal language.


Investigators are advised to tailor boilerplate language to reflect the specific aims of their research project. In addition, the ORD strongly recommends that investigators directly contact the office or program lead in question when seeking a more in-depth resource description, particularly if a specific resource is integral to the research proposal.

If you need assistance describing the Environmental Support here at FSU for a grant proposal, contact our office at least two work weeks before the university submission deadline to request assistance.  We're happy to help!  If you need assistance with getting a letter of support from one of these areas, contact our office at least three or four work weeks before the university submission deadline.

Florida State University is proud to be recognized as a Preeminent University by the State of Florida. An acknowledged national leader in student retention and graduation, we help our students graduate with focused plans for careers or graduate degrees. Our preeminent faculty earn over $500,000 in external research grants every single day of the year.

Prologue: Florida State University was founded in 1851 and has developed from one of the nation’s preeminent women’s colleges into a comprehensive graduate-research university, offering a broad array of academic and professional programs at all degree levels.

Mission: Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The university strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.

Vision: Florida State University will be among the nation’s most entrepreneurial and innovative universities, transforming the lives of our students and shaping the future of our state and society through exceptional teaching, research, creative activity, and service. We will amplify these efforts through our distinctive climate—one that places a premium on interdisciplinary inquiry and draws from the rich intellectual and personal diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These three forces—entrepreneurship, interdisciplinarity, and diversity—deepen FSU’s impact and result in a powerful return to our students and the people of Florida for their continued support and trust.

Florida State University is a public, fully accredited, coeducational institution, and is one of twelve institutions of the Florida State University System directed by the Florida Board of Governors. Located in Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, the university affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 485.7 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities owned in Leon, Bay, Collier, Franklin, Gadsden, and Sarasota counties. Sites are leased in various counties in Florida and other locations overseas.
With 17 colleges, students take courses of study leading to:
– Baccalaureate degrees: 196 fields in 101 degree programs
– Master’s degrees: 216 fields in 104 degree programs
– Specialist degrees: 18 fields in 6 degree programs
– Doctoral degrees: 126 fields in 64 degree programs
– Professional degrees: 8 fields in 4 degree programs

The academic divisions are the Colleges of Applied Studies; Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication and Information; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Fine Arts; Hospitality; Law; Medicine; Motion Picture Arts; Music; Nursing; Social Sciences and Public Policy; and Social Work.

82.0 percent of the students enrolled at the university attend full time. Undergraduates comprise 73.1 percent and graduate students 24.2 percent of the total enrollment of 43,701 students in the Fall of 2023 (2.7% are unclassified). The average age of all students is 22.5; of undergraduates, 20.6; and of graduate students, 30.1.

Tallahassee/ Leon County Statistics. According to United States Census estimates, the population of Florida in 2023 was 22,610,726. In 2022, the population of Leon County was 297,369, and the population of Tallahassee was 201,731. Leon County ranks 22nd in population among counties in Florida, and Tallahassee is the 9th largest city. Leon County is the most educated county in Florida, with 49.9% of residents holding at least a Bachelor’s degree.

A Brief History of Florida State University. Florida State University was established as the Seminary West of the Suwannee by an act of the Florida Legislature in 1851 and first offered instruction at the postsecondary level in 1857. Its Tallahassee campus has been the site of an institution of higher education longer than any other site in the state. In 1905, the Buckman Act reorganized higher education in the state and designated the Tallahassee school as the Florida Female College. In 1909, it was renamed Florida State College for Women. In 1947, the school returned to co-educational status, and the name was changed to Florida State University. It has grown from an enrollment of 2,583 in 1946 to an enrollment of 43,701 in 2023.

Florida State University has built a reputation as a strong research center in both the sciences and the humanities. It is expected
that more than $274 million in external funds will be generated this year by the faculty and administration as supplements to state funds
used for research. These external funds are in the form of contracts and grants from private foundations, industries, and government
agencies, and are used to support research, improve research facilities, and provide stipends for graduate students.
Florida State is well known in the natural sciences for its basic research programs in biology, chemistry, meteorology, nuclear
science, oceanography, physics, and psychology. Strong basic and applied research programs are also found in computer science,
geology, mathematics, and statistics. As a nationally recognized center of excellence in graduate training in the visual and performing
arts, the University offers professional training in music, theatre, and dance performance and theory.

FSU International Programs has over 60 years of experience in providing students with extraordinary study abroad experiences.
Through our more than 60 academic programs, students can choose to study in over 20 locations throughout the world. Program
opportunities include spring, summer and fall semesters at our four study centers, summer terms in additional locations, Spring Break
programs, First Year Abroad for incoming freshmen, and international internships. The year-round study centers are located in
Florence, Italy; London, England; Panama City, The Republic of Panama; and Valencia, Spain. FSU credits are earned for all courses
and are transferable within the US university system, in accordance with each student's home university regulations. FSU was selected
for the top award in international education by the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities and ranks in the top 10 in the
country for the number of students who study abroad. Thanks to the unique First Year Abroad program, FSU also ranks first among
public universities for “long-term duration” of study abroad experiences.
FSU operates the Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts in Sarasota, which includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art,
the largest museum/university complex in the nation. Also on the property and operated by FSU is the Florida State University Center
for the Performing Arts, which houses the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
Florida State University has both an Air Force and an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program. FSU students
may apply for admission to the Navy ROTC Program offered through Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee.
FSU is a founding member of the Florida LambdaRail, a consortium of universities created to facilitate advanced research,
education, & economic development activities. The network consists of 1,540 miles of dark fiber/optical equipment, operating at 10
gigs/sec. & allowing up to 32 independent networks to exist. FSU has a supercomputing grid that enables researchers to use high
capacity computing to support complex investigations.

University Libraries provide collections, resources and services to enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities
of the Florida State University. The Libraries’ collections includes over 4.3 million titles and the web site offers access to more than 652
databases and 371,783 electronic journals. Materials not available online or at the libraries may be requested through interlibrary loan or
through the statewide UBorrow system, offering FSU faculty and students millions of books from 40 other state university and college
libraries. The Library Express Delivery Service delivers books and articles to faculty, post-docs, graduate, teaching and research
assistants on a daily basis. Strozier Library, FSU’s largest library, is open 134 hours each week, providing around-the-clock research
assistance and other services like free academic tutoring and a robust range of academic support throughout the day and late into the
night. The FSU Libraries include 7 libraries on campus: the Robert Manning Strozier Library, Paul A. M. Dirac Science Library, Mildred
and Claude Pepper Library, Warren Allen Music Library, College of Law Library, College of Medicine Medical Library, and the College
of Engineering Library. Library materials and services are also available at the FSU Panama City Campus, as well as International
Programs study centers in London, Florence, and Panama, and a collection of art and related materials at the John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
Among the special programs which have won national or international distinction in research are the Program in Nuclear
Research, Institute for Molecular Biophysics, FSU Marine Laboratory, Center for Music Research, Learning Systems Institute, Institute
of Science and Public Affairs, Resilient Infrastructure & Disaster Response Center, and the College of Motion Picture Arts. FSU was
awarded the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 2021 Degree Completion Award. The award is recognized as
the most prominent in the country for student success. The APLU selected FSU for achieving a record-high 74 percent four-year
graduation rate last year while nearly eliminating gaps by race, ethnicity, and income level.
In 1990, the National Science Foundation announced that FSU would be the home of the National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory. A joint project with the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the lab became the nation's top center
for research on magnets millions of times more powerful than the Earth's magnetic field. This facility is the first national lab to be
located in Florida and went into operation in 1994. Research at the lab is conducted in such diverse fields as biology, materials science,
medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering, and superconductivity.

FSU maintains an Assurance (D16-00491) with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and adheres to standards prescribed in the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Care and Use of Laboratory Animals for all activities involving animals. Additionally, FSU is a USDA registered facility (58-R-0001) and complies with provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations for all activities involving regulated species. The FSU Animal Care and Use Program has been continuously accredited by AAALAC International since 2002.

The FSU Health Research Services (HRS) unit provides guidance, assistance, and resources to help faculty, staff, and students successfully navigate health and translational research processes at FSU and with its community healthcare partners.

HRS also manages the FSU Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU), a 2,200-square foot facility available to support health/clinical research and clinical trials in advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of human diseases and health conditions. Collectively, services and personnel provided to FSU researchers include research design and study consultation; clinical research coordination; assistance with participant recruitment; biostatistical and data analysis; regulatory support; phlebotomy and other nurse services; specimen and sample storage; and medical oversight for applicable studies.

The research space has private exam rooms, interview/testing and consultation rooms, and vital signs/phlebotomy space with processing and specimen storage capabilities. Rooms can be arranged to accommodate specialized equipment for specific research studies. An open area provides flexible, multi-use space that can be reconfigured to accommodate different studies. The unit is equipped to be adaptive and supportive for a variety of clinical research needs.

Florida State University (FSU) has a Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and related staffing, policies, standard operating procedures and electronic protocol management and IRB record system, within which program are included an internal Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP). Pursuant to FSU policy (7-IRB-0) the HRPP and its key elements, IRB and OHSP operate under the auspices of the FSU Office for Research. Collectively the IRB and OHSP provide human research regulatory oversight for more than 3,600 active studies. These studies comprise wide range of social, behavioral and educational research as well as biomedical, health and other human sciences, including clinical trials, which reflect the extensive breadth and depth of FSU research and creative arts.

The FSU maintains an active Federalwide Assurance (FWA) agreement (FWA00000168) with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The FWA is recognized under federal law by other U.S. regulatory and sponsoring agencies for the purpose of indicating and documenting FSU’s adherence to applicable tribal, local, federal and international laws and ethical principals for the protection of human subjects from research risks. These laws include the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (“Common Rule”), as well as related laws that provide vulnerable human subjects with additional protection against research risks. Ethical principles to which FSU adheres are embodied in the Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (“Belmont Report”).

In compliance with the Common Rule, other laws and the Belmont Report, the IRB and OHSP provide the required review and on-going oversight of human research, and the IRB is registered with OHRP and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to demonstrate that the IRB satisfies the qualifications for safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects (IORG0000263). Aside from human research internal to FSU, the IRB also serves as the IRB of record for other many other institutions engaged with FSU in cooperative research; the FSU IRB is prepared to serve as the Single IRB for cooperative research as may be required by federal law and study sponsors. In the discharge of its responsibilities, the IRB is composed of scientists, non-scientists and laypersons, including faculty and staff who are drawn from across FSU academic and other units as well as community members not affiliated with FSU but who represent the perspectives of the community from which human subjects may be drawn. Composition of the IRB is diverse with regard to race, gender, ethnicity and cultural background, and their academic backgrounds and affiliations reflect the nature and scope of FSU human research to ensure that the necessary experienced and expertise is brought to bear on the IRB’s review and on-going oversight of human research.

In accordance with applicable law, the IRB is also supported by OHSP staff, who provide a range of HRPP subject matter expertise, guidance, and pre- and well as post-review and compliance monitoring of IRB approved human research. OHSP maintains the regulatory documentation required for human research, and provides the research community with professional, administrative and technical support in the submission and review of their human research studies. The OHSP staff hold various professional IRB, human subjects, clinical research and health compliance certifications and completion of related HRPP training to demonstrate their advanced human research compliance knowledge, skills and abilities and participate in professional development in order to maintain and advance their credential. The OHSP staff also arrange for initial and continuing human research protections education and training for the FSU research community, including education and training provided by regulatory agencies and leading organizations in the field.

Selection as the Single Institutional Review Board

Should the FSU IRB be selected to serve as the Single IRB (sIRB) for non-exempt human research, the appropriate IRB reliance arrangement to document this selection and responsibility will be executed before human research may be conducted at a cooperative research site. Under a cooperative research arrangement, participating domestic sites will agree to rely on the FSU IRB; any domestic sites added after an award for which sIRB is required will be required to agree to this reliance arrangement unless they meet the federal regulatory criteria for exception to the policy. Provided below is an outline of FSU’s statement of sIRB compliance and qualifications, reliance agreement documentation plans, and the communication plan between the local sites, local IRB, lead site, and sIRB. Where FSU will rely upon an external sIRB, the converse will apply.

Reliance Agreements

Before initiating the study, each participating site will execute an IRB reliance agreement with the sIRB; the reliance agreement will designate the sIRB as well as clarify the roles and responsibilities of the sIRB and the site. FSU has significant experience processing, executing and exercising oversight for many different types of reliance agreements, and is a signatory to the SMART IRB Agreement and other cooperatives to reduce IRB regulatory burden. The OHSP will maintain a copy of all reliance documentation for which the FSU IRB has sIRB responsibility or for which FSU is a participating study site. This documentation will also be made available to the lead PI and all cooperative research sites relying on the sIRB.

Communication Plan

The FSU IRB uses an electronic protocol management system that is accessible online by FSU employees and agents (RAMP IRB) and by site PIs. All human research application materials must be submitted for human research regulatory review by the FSU PI or other FSU study team members designated by the PI, using the RAMP IRB system. Participating sites will provide necessary information or assurances to the FSU study team for submission to the FSU IRB for its review. The FSU OHSP office will communicate directly with the FSU study team as the proxy for all participating sites. Participating sites are required to follow their local procedures for dissemination of information and documentation (e.g., if the local IRB office or ancillary services require copies of the IRB approval). When appropriate, the FSU OHSP will communicate directly with participating site Human Research Protection Program offices.

The FSU study team, under the supervision of the lead PI, will provide coordination services in order to:

Coordinate communications with partnering sites:

  • Request and receive information and documentation from partnering sites
  • Develop template materials for review by the FSU IRB and for limited modification by participating sites
  • Submit materials from all sites to the FSU IRB and coordinate responses to any IRB queries
  • Provide documentation to participating sites

Participating sites will follow their own local institutional procedures to coordinate, collect and verify information such as:

  • Local context
  • Site variations in areas such as recruiting, informed consent, HIPAA, populations
  • Conflict of Interest disclosure and management
  • Completion of ancillary reviews
  • Training and qualifications of study team
  • Continuing Review or Closure information
  • Reportable Events

The lead PI will maintain a copy of this communication plan and any other communication plans that are developed. Copies will be made available to the participating sites as appropriate. Where FSU is the participating site, the above documentation and communication procedures will be followed by FSU, including the FSU study team.

Research Development (RD), a unit under the Office of Research, works to enhance the competitiveness of FSU researchers by providing quality proposal development and professional research advancement services and resources. RD staff offer discipline-specific support for researchers, including proposal identification and editing, and the facilitation of mock reviews. Additionally, RD provides support for faculty engaged in large/center-level multidisciplinary efforts. Research advancement activities include training for funding strategies, science communication, mentoring training, and new research methodologies. RD prioritizes early-career faculty by providing individualized support, targeted programming, and effective mentoring. Resources provided by the RD unit include a successful proposal database, an on-demand learning portal, boilerplate language, and agency-specific tools. The Collaborative Collision program, hosted by RD, facilitates networking among researchers across disciplines.

Collaborative Collision

The Collaborative Collision program was established by the Research Development (RD) unit within the Office of Research (formerly known as the Office of Proposal Development) in 2016. Its purpose is to foster connections among faculty members from diverse academic disciplines. These topic-driven events cover broad subject areas as well as more focused topics of interest. After each event, informational sites are created to allow researchers convenient access to relevant information.

As of July 2024, RD has successfully organized 18 events, with over 1,100 participants representing various colleges and most departments at FSU. External participants, including colleagues from Florida A&M University and the Mayo Clinic, as well as distinguished guests from funding agencies, policymakers, implementation experts, and members of the Tallahassee community, are often invited. Collaborative Collision events have featured keynote presentations by leaders from organizations such as the Department of Defense, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Starting in 2024, graduate students and post-docs are also welcome to attend, along with their research faculty partners.

Research Mentoring

The FSU Research Mentor Academy, conducted by Research Development, promotes a culture of support for research mentoring and provides training in optimizing mentoring relationships for mentors at all levels of their research careers. Our training uses an evidence-based curriculum from the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), applying an interactive approach that allows participants to explore an intellectual framework for research mentoring within a community of their peers. This approach provides mentors with opportunities for reflection and a forum to solve mentoring dilemmas and share successful mentorship strategies and addresses guidelines regarding the preparation of mentors often necessary for training grants and programs. The training covers topics related to research mentoring relationships, such as: Aligning Expectations, Addressing Equity and Inclusion, Assessing Understanding, Fostering Independence, Maintaining Effective Communication, Promoting Professional Development, Cultivating Ethical Behaviors, Promoting Mentee Research Self-Efficacy, Enhancing Work-Life Integration, and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Action Plan.

Please reach out to if you would like support with proposal language and programming for a grant funded program, including a letter of support.

Research Compliance, in collaboration with Research Development, the Graduate School, the College of Medicine, and the Office of Human Subjects Protection, offers multiple opportunities for training in the responsible conduct of research, including the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online coursework to be completed immediately after hire. Research Compliance offers a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course that complies with NIH expectations. The training is a 5-week series of online interactive sessions and provides eight (8) hours of instruction and discussion.

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Here's a template that might be helpful for training grant or fellowship proposals: RCR template

Sponsored Research Administration (SRA), a unit under the purview of the Vice President for Research, is responsible for pre- and post-award administrative functions of the university for awards with public funding (federal, state, and local governments) and public funding that is flowed through private organizations. The SRA mission is to provide the university community with client-centered, professional, and appropriate administrative expertise to support the responsible management of sponsored projects. In carrying out this mission, our goal is to provide responsive administrative guidance and education for our constituents in order to facilitate Florida State University's teaching, research, and service missions.

Strategic Opportunity – Positioning Ourselves for Membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU)
Central to the FSU Strategic Plan is to gain membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU), an elite group of America’s leading research universities.

Strategic Opportunity – Research, Education and Patient Care: FSU Health Will Improve Health Outcomes—And Change Lives
FSU Health will work with patients across a broad spectrum of specialties, transforming how our community accesses world-class health care and measurably improving health outcomes in the region

Goal 1 – Expanding Research and Academic Excellence
Objective 1.1 - Increase the recruitment, development, and retention of high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized faculty to strategically maximize FSU’s potential across all disciplines.
Objective 1.2 - Catalyze translational scholarship, arts, and research that will address grand challenges and enrich people’s lives.
Objective 1.3 - Expand and promote the arts, performance, humanities, and creative activities of our faculty and staff.
Objective 1.4 - Build upon and create graduate opportunities that transcend and transform traditional disciplines.

Goal 2 – Ensuring Student Success On-Campus and Beyond
Objective 2.1 - Enhance curricular practices that foster engaged learning and robust outcomes.
Objective 2.2 - Create an environment that encourages healthy behaviors and wellness.
Objective 2.3 - Expand and strengthen academic advising and student support services.
Objective 2.4 - Bolster students’ co-curricular and career development opportunities.

Goal 3 – Nurturing and Inspiring FSU’s Entrepreneurial Spirit
Objective 3.1 - Cultivate an ecosystem that prioritizes and embraces creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial behavior in all endeavors.
Objective 3.2 - Translate creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial ventures and endeavors for the public good via commercialization and collaboration.

Goal 4 – Committing to Inclusive Excellence and Civil Discourse
Objective 4.1 - Improve efforts to expand diversity while creating rich experiences and opportunities for all populations within a respectful and united community.
Objective 4.2 - Increase international engagement and cultural competencies for students, faculty and staff.
Goal 5 – Enhancing Our Brand to Reflect Institutional Excellence
Objective 5.1 - Focus the FSU brand to bolster our reputation, stakeholder and partner relationships, and quality.
Objective 5.2 - Leverage growing and increasingly diversified financial resources to strategically invest in emerging areas of institutional excellence.
Objective 5.3 - Become a national leader in operational excellence in the administration of the university and its resources to empower innovation, sustainability, and resilience on campus and beyond.

Note: The Florida Board of Governors approved the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan on March 28, 2023. More information at:

Institutes and centers are university entities established to coordinate intra- and interinstitutional research, service, and/or educational/training activities that supplement and extend existing instruction, research, and service at the universities. In some cases, institutes and centers are established to provide the infrastructure needed to coordinate support activities across the State University System.

For boilerplate language for the various Center and Institutes at FSU, see current listing here: 

Let us know if you need assistance with locating information to describe any of these centers or institutes in your grant proposals.

The Florida State University Center for Academic & Professional Development (CAPD) is the continuing education and academic program outreach entity for the campus, the community, and students. Housed in the new Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, the experienced staff of CAPD support a variety of learning opportunities as they provide services to colleges, departments, and students on campus and online. 

The FSU Center for the Advancement of Teaching provides a space for collegial exchange about teaching and learning, bringing together faculty at all levels and across disciplines, to hone their expertise in facilitating learning and to promote our collective project of providing our students with a preeminent education. We curate research on how humans learn and provide programming and services to help our colleagues apply it in their own classroom practice. CAT promotes student success at FSU by supporting the faculty in the important and challenging work of crafting transformative learning experiences, and by fostering a culture in which effective teaching is valued and rewarded.

CreateFSU allows faculty, students and staff to host and publish websites related to their digital research and pedagogy projects using cutting-edge and industry-standard web publishing tools. Created to supplement FSU’s existing web-hosting services for faculty, students and departments, CreateFSU provides researchers and instructors with the ability to build a digital presence for projects spanning from interactive maps and visualizations to collaborative course blogs and digital museum exhibits.

Departmental and college-level resources are generally managed by local administration within your unit. Please contact our office at least one workweek before you need information about a department of college, and we will work with you to locate that content.

The Office of Faculty Development and Advancement (OFDA) works to foster a collegial and inclusive work environment that enables all faculty members to succeed in research, creative works, teaching and service. To help faculty develop a sustainable professionalism, OFDA offers writing accountability groups, career planning consultations, and strategy and support for faculty awards and fellowship applications. Additionally, faculty have online and on-demand access to mentoring and resources from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Many faculty, not just junior faculty, use this resource (free through our institutional membership) to locate academic coaches, obtain accountability peers, attend writing challenges, and develop core professional skills that help them to thrive in academia.  

Strozier Library and the seven other campus libraries contain more than 4 million volumes, of which more than 1.1 million are available electronically. The Library subscribes to 1,064 databases and 120,000 electronic journals. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Florida Virtual Campus/Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative and is the designated Florida service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Through the library user information system, students and faculty have access to services like 3D Printing, the Education Index Retrospective & Education Full Text, ERIC (EBSCO, OCLC WorldCat Discovery, and ProQuest), Educator’s Reference Complete, SAGE Research Methods Online, Dissertations & Theses (PQDT; Global and FSU- specific), and other indexes. These resources will be available to faculty, staff, and students on this project.

PI and Co-PI Office Space: The principal investigator and co-principal investigators have private, adequate office space and technological accommodations on the university campus in which to conduct all research, programmatic, and administrative activities related to the proposal. Additionally, The PI, Co-PIs, and faculty/staff instrumental in completing these activities have access to university conference rooms and meeting spaces. All offices, conference rooms, and meeting spaces are equipped with up-to-date computers/laptops, phones, video conferencing capability, and current, licensed software. All equipment and software are routinely serviced by FSU Information Technology Services and the Office of Research Technical Operations Staff.

Laboratory Space is generally specific to the individual PI or other participating team member. Some Core Facilities include the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility, Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) and Biomedical Research Facility (BRF), and the Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU).

Conference Facilities:

  • Augustus Turnbull Florida State Conference Center is a full-service center for hosting academic conferences as well as government meetings, non-profit, business, and community events, association programs, corporate seminars, and professional development events. All areas are equipped with state-of-the-art A/V equipment.
  • Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University is a multi-purpose indoor arena located on the Florida State University campus. The center features a 12,500-seat arena and over 54,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibition space.
  • FSU Alumni Center provides space for both smaller meetings and larger events. With 5,897 sq. ft. of meeting space, the Center contains a conference room, a seminar room, and a grand ballroom space that seats 300. All areas are equipped with state-of-the-art A/V equipment.
  • FSU Student Union The Student Union is one of FSU’s newest facilities. It provides 300,000 feet of space that includes 5 large ballrooms (that can open to one 15,000 sq. ft. space) as well as two conference rooms for smaller events.

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) collaborates with and empowers Florida State University students to create an accessible and inclusive environment by identifying, minimizing, and where possible, eliminating barriers to equal participation for students with disabilities.  Providing services to more than 5000 students, OAS creates an environment of success through the provision of academic, housing, and dining accommodations, testing support, assistive technologies, and space for students to ensure they feel like a valued part of the FSU community.

The Office of Digital Learning (ODL) supports student academic achievement in technology-mediated learning environments.  The office serves as a steward of distance education at FSU, providing leadership, policy guidance, faculty support and development, and other resources.  It helps online teaching and learning take flight through online course design, online program development, training and workshops, learning technologies, and testing services. 

Funded by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the UF-FSU Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub is one of two hubs in Florida, and is part of a national network of more than 50 hubs nationwide. The CTSA Program is designed to develop innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency, quality and impact of the process for turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. A CTSA Program hub is an integrated research and training environment for translational and clinical science that catalyzes the development, demonstration and dissemination of methods and technologies that dramatically improve efficiency and quality across the translational research spectrum. Translational science at Florida State University engages communities in developing and testing biobehavioral interventions across the translational spectrum to address sociocultural determinants of health.

FSU's CTSA Programs include Translational Workforce Development, Community Engagement, and an Institutionally-Supported Translational Health Research Seed Grant Program. Under the Translational Workforce Development Program fall two additional programs: the FSU K2R Scholar Program and Team Science. The FSU CTSA Program is based in the College of Medicine’s Division of Research and Graduate Programs with a Steering Committee with membership from 7 Colleges.

Additional information on CTSA Programs can be found here:

The Biostatistics, Informatics, and Research Design (BIRD) Program is a resource for research design support and consulting services from health data experts. The BIRD Program provides a central location to access support services related to human health data science, informatics, and clinical and translational research design, including:

  • Clinical and translational research design
  • Biomedical informatics database access (e.g., OneFlorida Data Trust, i2b2)
  • Informatics and data science support
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Access to support services for health data collection

Additional information on BIRD can be found here:

Note: to be updated further in Fall 2024