Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum length for abstract submission?
Maximum length of an abstract is 500 words. Abstracts are added to a form via textbox.

What style/format is required for an abstract?
The library does not require a specific style. Please see your mentor to verify if your department requires a specific style.

Research studies (for case studies see below) should include the following: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions 

Example of a research study:

Case studies should include Background, Case Information, Conclusions

Example of Case study:

The library is hosting Lunch and Learn sessions that cover APA and AMA style, as well as other tips for writing an abstract, visit Prep Sessions to see the list of available resources and register for a session. 


I need help writing my abstract, where can I go for help?

  • Lewis Library is hosting Lunch and Learn sessions to help prepare authors for RAD, visit Prep Sessions to see the whole list of available resources.
  • Abstract writing support is available from the Center for Academic Performance. Please make an appointment with a member of the team by visiting:


What is the deadline for submitting abstracts for RAD 2022?

The deadline for submitting abstracts for RAD 2022 is February 3, 2022 at 11:59 P.M.


Can I submit more than one abstract? 

Yes, but only one poster can be designated for competition, so choose wisely! All non-competition posters will be available for campus to view the week of RAD. All posters, competition and non-competition are considered for our People's Choice Award sponsored by Lewis Library.

Also, you are only allowed to be the presenter for one competition poster. If you are first author on other research and you want it entered for competition, you could designate another student co-author to be the presenter. Since RAD 2022 is virtual, the presenter is required to record a video presentation for the poster.

Please be aware that only presenters, not first authors, are eligible for awards and they will receive all monetary awards and/or the plaque or trophy if the poster they presented wins. Additionally, presenters for competition must be UNTHSC or TCU School of Medicine students or post-doctoral fellows.


I'm a TCU School of Medicine student, but I can't login?
TCU School of Medicine students should contact about creating a login to submit an abstract for RAD 2022.


I need help creating my poster, where can I go for help?
Lewis Library is hosting Lunch and Learn sessions to help prepare authors for RAD, visit Prep Sessions to see the whole list of available resources.

When can I upload my poster, presentation and/or video?
Accepted authors can upload posters, presentation and videos starting March 4, 2022 through March 17, 2022 at 11:59 P.M.

Is there is a preferred poster template for RAD and if so, where may I find it?

Although there is not a preferred template, the Office of Marketing and Communications have research poster templates available that you could adapt for your project. We always recommend working with your advisor when choosing a poster format.

Visit Information for Presenters for more information and resources.

Important Dates

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
IRB/IACUC Deadline for Processing any new RAD Protocols

Monday, January 3, 2022
Abstract submissions open at 8:00 A.M.

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Abstract submissions close at 11:59 P.M.

Friday, March 4, 2022
Notify all participants of acceptance.  Once accepted, ​​​​authors can upload posters, presentations and videos.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

All accepted author uploads (posters, presentations and videos) must be completed by 11:59 P.M.

March 21, 2022
Judging begins at 8:00 A.M.

March 24, 2022
Judging ends

March 25, 2022
Awards are presented online.