Research and Innovation

Research Appreciation Day

30th Annual Research Appreciation Day, Virtual Conference. R A D Logo with multicolored triangles in the background.

Mark your calendar for March 27 – 31, 2023!

Research Appreciation Day (RAD) is an institutional tradition encompassing medicine, public health and basic science. The program provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to share their research efforts with the campus community and the public. The program encourages the development of joint research projects and increases the community’s awareness of the outstanding quality and range of research conducted at UNT Health Science Center.

Approval Letters required for submissions

To prepare for your RAD submission, please reach out to the appropriate research compliance office (IACUC for animal research at -or- NTR IRB for human subject research at to ensure you have appropriate approval for your research project before submissions open. You have until December 16, 2022 to ensure your project has approval or has been submitted to the appropriate committee for review/approval.

A reminder to please plan appropriately for your RAD-related project as there is no guarantee that protocol approvals can be obtained in time for meeting other RAD deadlines – thus, we recommend reaching out to either the IACUC or the IRB (as appropriate) as early as possible.

Important Deadlines

  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    IRB/IACUC deadline for processing any new RAD protocols
  • Monday, January 2, 2023
    Abstract submissions open
  • Monday, February 2, 2023
    Abstract submissions close