Research News Digest for Thursday, August 10, 2017

Research Administration News Research News Digest for Thursday, August 10, 2017

Research News Digest for Thursday, August 10, 2017


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The University Compliance Office is pleased to announce the publication of the July 2017 issue of its quarterly newsletter, Compliance 411.  This edition focuses on the personal responsibility of UAB community members to conduct themselves in all endeavors in the spirit of equity, inclusion, and respect, with particular attention to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In this issue, we spotlight UAB’s Disability Support Services and Title IX Office, as well as other programs devoted to fostering an accessible, inclusive campus environment free from discrimination and prohibited behavior.

 

We welcome suggestions and feedback from the UAB community.  Please e-mail compliance@uab.edu to contact us or join the newsletter distribution list.

A new definition for 'Clinical Trial' has been created collaboratively across the Offices of the Vice-President for Research, Sponsored Programs, Institutional Review Board, and Clinical Trials Administrative Office. You may find the definition posted on the OSP website:

http://www.uab.edu/research/administration/offices/OSP/Guidance/Pages/Clinical-Trials.aspx

The deadline for paper submissions to the Office of the IRB (OIRB) has been extended until Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5pm.

 

After this deadline, all submissions must be made through the My Human Subjects module in the Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP) and no paper submissions will be accepted by the OIRB.

 

Guidance documents for the My Human Subjects module of IRAP can be accessed:

 

 

  • On the IRAP website, click on the IRAP Training button on the right side of the page
EVENTS

Save the Date

 

Non-Coding RNA Symposium

 

Friday Nov 3rd, 2017

8:30AM – 4:00PM

 

Location: Finley Conference Center

720 20th Street South

Birmingham AL 35233

 

 Schedule and Registration information to follow

 

OSP has several new training opportunities coming up and additional sessions of training currently offered. You can register for any of these courses in the UAB Learning System (LMS).

Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process – This course is designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course gives participants a general overview of OSP and helps them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. 
Next session: Wednesday, August 16 – 11 am to noon

NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process – This training course demonstrates how to use the NIH ASSIST system to initiate and prepare a single-project proposal. This session is a 1.5-hour introductory course (1 hour presentation plus Q&A) that gives participants an overview of the process including requirements for using ASSIST, how to initiate and prepare a proposal, how to add optional forms, how to preview an application, and how to validate an application. After completing this course, participants can also attend follow-up courses including a lab to practice using ASSIST and NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process.
Next session: Tuesday, August 22 – 11 am to 12:30 pm

NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Lab – This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a single-project proposal.
When? Friday, August 25 – 11 am to 12:30 pm
Prerequisite
: NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process 

 

NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process - OSP is offering a new training course beginning in August to demonstrate how to use the NIH ASSIST system to initiate and prepare a multi-project proposal. This session will be a follow-up course to the NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process introductory course that is also offered. This session will be a 1.5-hour session (1 hour presentation plus Q&A) that will give participants a basic knowledge of how to prepare a multi-project proposal in ASSIST. We will also offer a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a multi-project proposal.
When? Wednesday, August 23 – 11 am to 1 pm
Prerequisites: NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process

NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Lab – This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a multi-project proposal.
When? Tuesday, August 29 – 11 am to 1 pm
Prerequisite
: NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process and NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process

 

To attend any of these sessions, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for any of the courses. The instructor for the courses is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.

As in past years, the UAB College of Arts and Sciences will offer a training session for students preparing an application to the GRFP program. Training will occur on Friday, September 1 at 2:00 pm in Heritage Hall 102. We welcome anyone from across the UAB campus to attend.

 

The NSF GRFP program offers up to three years of financial support to graduate students enrolled in a wide range of scientific fields. The program’s stipend is significant ($34,000 per year, plus up to $12,000 for “cost-of-education allowance,” including tuition). Students may apply as undergraduates or in their first or second year of graduate school. There are various categories of students who are excluded from submitting, including international students and those who recently earned a master’s degree and are entering a Ph.D. program.

 

Deadlines for submission are October 24-27, 2017, depending on the field of study.

 

Visit  https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=6201&ods_key=nsf16588 for more information on the 2017 fellowship program solicitation. 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNTIES

Applications for the 2017/2018 Tick Borne Disease Research Program are being solicited by the Alabama Study Commission on Tick Borne Illness.  The amount awarded will be $75,000.00 provided that the research facility / University matches funding with $25,000.00 whether that be in dollars or in kind service.

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