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June 29, 2011

Limited Submissions

  • NSF - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) 11-550 - July 14
  • George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) - RFA-DK-11-008 - August 3

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Electronic Internal Approval Form (e-IAF)

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) in conjunction with Enterprise Applications Group (EAG) has developed a web-based version of the Internal Approval Form (e-IAF) that will allow routing via workflow and electronic signatures. The goal of the e-IAF process is to reduce the administrative burden on researchers and staff. The e-IAF form will be available university-wide beginning July 1.

Training classes are every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and every Friday at 9:00 a.m. beginning June 14 through August 5. These training sessions are open to everyone – no need to register. All training sessions will be held in Room B35 (in the basement) of Young Library. The training session normally lasts about an hour.

Unexpected things will happen during the summer period of initial use and OSPA needs to know about those to ensure a successful campus implementation. Faculty and staff should notify their College Grants Officer (CGO) to assist them. If there is not a CGO, the Research Administrator (RA) should be contacted to assist. Click here to look up a department's RA. More information about the e-IAF can be found on the OSPA forms page.

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Teleconference: "Negotiating Federal Contracts and Pass-Through Awards" - July 14

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is sponsoring a teleconference presented by the National Council of University Research Administrators entitled “Negotiating Federal Contracts and Pass-Through Awards”. The presentation will be shown on Thursday July 14, 2011 in room 102 Mining and Minerals Building from 8:30 am to Noon. Please email Sean Scott at sescot0@email.uky.edu if you would like to register. You must register if you want to receive the presentation materials.

Presentation description:

Award negotiation encompasses a scope of activities between proposal submission and award acceptance. The successful negotiation of federal contracts and federal pass-through subcontracts is becoming increasingly complex due to a range of issues – such as troublesome terms and conditions, export control concerns, and new legislation regarding privacy protections, to name just a few. This session is designed to benefit individuals involved in negotiating agreements with federal and federal pass-through entities, as either prime awardees or subawardees, and will include some discussion of complex federal grants and cooperative agreements.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will develop a better understanding of, and a resource toolkit for addressing, the following aspects of contract negotiation:

  • The structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), codified as Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and some of the resources to aid understanding and interpretation of contract terms.
  • Troublesome clauses related to intellectual and other property, publication restrictions, cost-reimbursement and fixed–price costing options, and new privacy-protection laws as they impact universities.
  • Contract terms related to termination for convenience, small business subcontracting, stop work orders, and equipment ownership.
  • Negotiation planning, strategies, techniques, and approaches to developing alternative language and solutions.

 

Registration Now Open: 2011 Clinical Research Symposium - August 15

The University of Kentucky CR-DOC and TriHealth - Hatton Research will present the 2011 Clinical Research Symposium: "Clinical Research Fever, Catch It!" The event will take place on Monday, August 15, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. For registration and more information, visit: http://www.ccts.uky.edu/Events/ClinicalResearch.aspx.


June 22, 2011

Limited Submissions

  • U.S. Dept. of State - Cuba Programs (Multiple Projects) - July 6
  • NIH High-End Instrumentation Grant Program - July 8

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Neutron Scattering Workshops for New Users

The neutron scattering facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, are offering workshops to familiarize new users with the scientific capabilities of instruments that have recently entered the user program. These workshops are targeted to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who are interested in learning more about neutron scattering techniques and associated data analysis relevant to many science areas, including physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology, as well as about the instruments. It is expected that all attendees will participate in experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source or the High Flux Isotope Reactor; some of these experiments may involve a sample provided by the attendees. Limited financial support is available.

August 31 – September 2

Neutron Powder Diffraction Workshop, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Neutron powder diffraction is a widely used tool for structural characterization of a wide variety of materials such as superconductors, energy storage materials such as batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, zeolites, ferroelectrics etc. The aim of this workshop is to give members of the powder user community: (1) introduction to neutron powder diffraction, (2) how to choose between instruments at Oak Ridge for their research, (3) introduction to the proposal process, (4) experience of data collection and (5) Rietveld analysis of data collected at two general purpose powder instruments namely HB2A at HFIR and POWGEN at SNS.

September 6-7

Introduction to the EQ-SANS, Oak Ridge, TN. The EQ-SANS is the newest small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source. The EQ-SANS expands and complements the capabilities provided by the well-established SANS instruments located at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor. Unlike these instruments, the EQ-SANS is a time-of-flight (TOF) instrument. The use of TOF affords unique capabilities to the EQ-SANS that are not available to reactor-based SANS instruments. The goal of this workshop is to allow potential users of the instrument an opportunity to learn about the function and capabilities of the instrument through interaction with staff members and the instrument. The workshop will benefit both the experienced SANS user who has not worked with the instrument, as well as the novice researcher considering using SANS for their research.

September 12-13

Getting to know the NOMAD, Oak Ridge, TN. The acronym NOMAD stands for Nanoscale Ordered MAterials Diffractometer. NOMAD is located at the Spallation Neutron Source. It is designed for the determination of pair distribution functions from a wide range of materials spanning from dense gases to long range ordered crystalline materials. It combines a large accessible Q range, large detector coverage with high intensity while maintaining good resolution. For a typical sample of the order of ~0.5cm3, good statistical accuracy can be achieved in minutes or even seconds of data acquisition time. This one and a half day workshop is intended to give an overview over the capabilities of the instrument with an emphasis on hands on experiments. Suggestions of participant provided samples are welcome.

September 29 - October 1

Neutron Diffraction @ TOPAZ, Oak Ridge, TN. A workshop on single crystal neutron diffraction will be held at the Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It will present invited and contributed talks to showcase cutting edge science and examples where neutron diffraction can make significant contributions; and provide training in neutron structure analysis and sample screening for the preparation of instrument beam-time proposals. TOPAZ is a high resolution wavelength-resolved Laue diffractometer with a versatile sample environment. Commissioning user experiments have demonstrated successfully the instrument capability for structural study of a vitamin B12 derivative, ion distribution in Li-ion battery materials, order and disorder in shape memory intermetallics, magnetic phase transition in multiferroic single crystal and functional thin films.

Each workshop will provide attendees with the understanding and knowledge of neutron scattering and the capabilities associated these instruments. This will also provide attendees with a background for identifying a science case to be used when submitting a proposal for research during the upcoming call for proposals. In some cases and with prior approval, attendees will be able to a bring sample of their choosing to gather preliminary data on its suitability for analysis by neutron scattering.

Because this is a hands-on workshop, attendance is limited. There is no registration fee. You will receive confirmation of your acceptance. Priority for selection for these workshops will be given to those individuals who have not previously participated in neutron scattering experiments at the Spallation Neutron Source. All attendees must be approved for site access to ORNL and complete safety training before the workshop.

For more information about submitting an application to attend these workshops or other neutron scattering events around the world, see http://neutrons.ornl.gov/calendar/.

June 15, 2011

Limited Submissions

  • NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) - NSF 09-567 - Contact Associate Dean for Research for information on internal procedures and deadlines
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Sloan Research Fellows - Contact Department Chair regarding nomination
  • U.S. Dept. of State - Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law for Kyrgyzstan - June 20
  • U.S. Dept. of State - Middle East Initiatives - Multiple Programs- June 20
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy - Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S. - June 27
  • NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) PAR-10-217 - June 27
  • U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - Choice Neighborhoods Initiative - Planning Grants - June 27
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care Program (HRSA-11-153) - June 28
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care Program (HRSA-11-154) - June 28
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Predoctoral Training in Primary Care Program (HRSA-11-155) - June 28
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Residency Training in Primary Care Program (HRSA-11-156) - June 28
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Program (HRSA-11-162) - June 28
  • Agency for International Development (USAID) - Scaling up HIV/AIDs Prevention Activities for Most-at-Risk Populations, People living with HIV/AIDs and Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana - July 11
  • Advance Notice - Solicitation for New Funding Opportunities in the Kentucky Commercialization Fund Program (KCF-012) - RFP Opening Soon

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

New: Electronic Internal Approval Form (e-IAF)

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) in conjunction with Enterprise Applications Group (EAG) has developed a web-based version of the Internal Approval Form (e-IAF) that will allow routing via workflow and electronic signatures. The goal of the e-IAF process is to reduce the administrative burden on researchers and staff. The e-IAF form will be available university-wide beginning July 1.

Training classes are every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and every Friday at 9:00 a.m. beginning June 14 through August 5. These training sessions are open to everyone – no need to register. All training sessions will be held in Room B35 (in the basement) of Young Library. The training session normally lasts about an hour.

Unexpected things will happen during the summer period of initial use and OSPA needs to know about those to ensure a successful campus implementation. Faculty and staff should notify their College Grants Officer (CGO) to assist them. If there is not a CGO, the Research Administrator (RA) should be contacted to assist. Click here to look up a department's RA. More information about the e-IAF can be found on the OSPA forms page.

Please share this information with faculty and staff in your College.

Research Administration Training & Education (RATE)

Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) classes for the next several months have been added to the My Training area of the Employee Self-Service tab in the myUK web portal and are now available for registration. Included is a brand new class not offered before:

Class XI – Awards Management

This class will review processes and procedures that are applicable to sponsored projects after an award has been made. Items to be covered include reading Project Account Data Records (PADRs) from OSPA, how to handle project revisions, the reporting of effort, financial management best practices and the proper handling of subawards. Please contact Sean Scott at sescot0@email.uky.edu if you have any questions.

"Mythbusting: What IRB Needs to Review" - June 28

This presentation kicks of the Office of Research Integrity's new series of presentations on human subject protection. The program will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in UK Medical Center Room MN563 and feature Ada Sue Selwitz, M.A., Director of the Office of Research Integrity, Adjunct Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Director, Regulatory Support and Research Ethics, CCTS.

Learning Objective: To arm research investigators, IRB members and staff with knowledge and resources regarding the IRB step-wise process for determining whether activities involve human subjects research.

To RSVP: Contact the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at 257-0582 or samo222@uky.edu.


June 8, 2011

Limited Submissions

  • Office of Women's Health - Campus Men Supporting Women's Health Project (CMSWHP) WH-HHP-11-001 - June 13
  • Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky - Kentucky Healthy Futures Initiative: Healthy Communities, Accessible Care - June 16
  • Office of Minority Health (OMH) - Minority Youth Tobacco Elimination Project (MYTEP) MP-MPC-11-002 - June 16
  • HRSA - School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program - HRSA-11-112 - June 17
  • U.S. Dept. of State - Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Projects in Select Countries - June 17
  • Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (U10) - RFA-HD-12-200 and Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research Data Coordinating Center (U01) - RFA-HD-12-201 - June 23
  • Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTDD) Network (U01) -RFA-CA-11-010 - July 13
  • CDC - Grants for Injury Control Research Centers (CDC-RFA-CE-12-001) - July 22
  • Searle Scholars Program - August 5

To view this and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Clinical Research Update - "New IRB Guidance: Confidentiality and Data Security Guidelines for Electronic Data" - June 16

The Clinical Research Development and Operations Center (CR-DOC) invites all individuals conducting clinical research to attend this special Clinical Research Update. Presentations will be made by Helene Lake-Bullock, JD (Research Compliance Officer with UK Office of Research Integrity) and Doug Fee (Director of Information Security for UK Healthcare). The meeting will take place Thursday June 16, 2011 in CTW 014 (Wethington Basement Auditorium). Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and presentations will take place from Noon - 1:00 p.m. To register: contact the UK CR-DOC Office by Monday, June 13, 2011 via e-mail at crdoc@email.uky.edu (use the subject line 6-16-11 CRU) or call 323-8545.

"Non-Financial Research Compliance" Teleconference - June 16

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is sponsoring a teleconference presented by the National Council of University Research Administrators entitled “Non-Financial Research Compliance.” The presentation will be shown on Thursday June 16, 2011 in room 102 Mining and Minerals Building from 8:30 am to noon. Please e-mail Sean Scott at sescot0@email.uky.edu to register. You must register if you want to receive the presentation materials.

"Mythbusting: What IRB Needs to Review" - June 28

This presentation kicks of the Office of Research Integrity's new series of presentations on human subject protection. The program will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in UK Medical Center Room MN563 and feature Ada Sue Selwitz, M.A., Director of the Office of Research Integrity, Adjunct Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Director, Regulatory Support and Research Ethics, CCTS.

Learning Objective:

To arm research investigators, IRB members and staff with knowledge and resources regarding the IRB step-wise process for determining whether activities involve human subjects research.

To RSVP:

Contact the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at 257-0582 or samo222@uky.edu.


June 1, 2011

Changes to the Research Support Grant Program

As previously announced, as of June 1, The Research Support Grant program has transitioned from an ad hoc submission process to a program with two deadlines per year (October 1 and April 1). Several other changes have been made, including the requirement of a shorter proposal; the details of the modified program can be found in the Research Support Guide. Proposals submitted under the ad hoc format were accepted through May 31, 2011.

Clinical Research Update - "New IRB Guidance: Confidentiality and Data Security Guidelines for Electronic Data" - June 16

The Clinical Research Development and Operations Center (CR-DOC) invites all individuals conducting clinical research to attend this special Clinical Research Update. Presentations will be made by Helene Lake-Bullock, JD (Research Compliance Officer with UK Office of Research Integrity) and Doug Fee (Director of Information Security for UK Healthcare). The meeting will take place Thursday June 16, 2011 in CTW 014 (Wethington Basement Auditorium). Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and presentations will take place from Noon - 1:00 p.m. To register: contact the UK CR-DOC Office by Monday, June 13, 2011 via e-mail at crdoc@email.uky.edu (use the subject line 6-16-11 CRU) or call 323-8545.

"Non-Financial Research Compliance" Teleconference - June 16

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is sponsoring a teleconference presented by the National Council of University Research Administrators entitled “Non-Financial Research Compliance.” The presentation will be shown on Thursday June 16, 2011 in room 102 Mining and Minerals Building from 8:30 am to noon. Please e-mail Sean Scott at sescot0@email.uky.edu to register. You must register if you want to receive the presentation materials.

Presentation description:

Given the continuously changing research environment, central and departmental administrators have had to equip themselves with the latest information in order to respond to and manage their institutional research efforts. Research administrators must familiarize themselves with the various research compliance areas that will impact their daily activities, such as research integrity, conflict of interest, protection of human subjects, care and use of animals in research, use of hazardous agents and recombinant DNA. To assist with daily decision-making, this program will include information on regulatory requirements and recent developments in relation to research compliance. Institutions can benefit by learning how others are adapting to the continuously changing research environment.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will have a better understanding of the principles, requirements, and best practices in relation to:

  • Research and scientific integrity
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Care and use of laboratory animals
  • Human subjects protection
  • Use of hazardous materials, including rDNA
  • Conflict of interest oversight update

 

2011 Clinical Research Symposium - August 15

The University of Kentucky CR-DOC and TriHealth - Hatton Research will present the 2011 Clinical Research Symposium: "Clinical Research Fever, Catch It!" The event will take place on Monday, August 15, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. For registration and more information, visit: http://www.ccts.uky.edu/Events/ClinicalResearch.aspx.

University of Kentucky | UK Research
Updated 7.6.11 by Amelia Geran

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