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.

Submit an abstract

If you are participating in RAD 2023, you will need to create an account with Oxford Abstracts, which can be completed during the submission process.  We highly recommend using your UNTHSC email address.

Submissions will close February 2, 2023, 11:59 PM CST.


Submit Abstract


Have a question before you begin your submission? Check our list of Frequently Asked Questions or email

Approval Letters required for submissions

Don’t forget approval letters, if appropriate, are needed for you submission. Approval letters include IRB or IACUC protocol information.

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.

Who can participate?

Any student, faculty or staff member can participate in RAD; however, only students can compete for awards. For more details discuss with your academic unit and email

Important Deadlines

  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    IRB/IACUC deadline for processing any new RAD protocols
  • Monday, January 2, 2023
    Abstract submissions open
  • Thursday, February 2, 2023
    Abstract submissions close
  • Friday, March 3, 2023
    Acceptances announced

Upcoming Prep-Sessions

Lewis Library will be offering education sessions to help you prepare for Research Appreciation Day (RAD) 2023. For a full list of sessions and resources check out Prep Sessions.

Writing Abstracts Lunch & Learn

A well-crafted abstract starts your RAD journey off on the right foot! During this session, learn about APA and AMA abstract formatting and content, guidelines for the RAD abstract, what sections to include, and general tips. Register today using links below.

Additional Resources

Check out Lewis Library’s YouTube channel to browse additional RAD content.