To ensure that postdoctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers receive necessary resources, training, mentoring and comprehensive professional development support, the University of Notre Dame is forming an Office of Postdoctoral Scholars. The newly formed office will be administered through the Graduate School and is slated to open July 1.
Postdoctoral scholars are researchers who have received their Ph.D.s and who are undertaking additional training before assuming their professional careers, be it in the academy, industry, government or nonprofit setting. There currently are 271 postdoctoral scholars at Notre Dame.
Building on a foundation put in place by the Office of Research — which formerly managed the appointments of postdoctoral scholars — the new office will consolidate services and provide additional professional development training and resources that will allow postdocs to flourish both at Notre Dame and beyond in their careers. (more…)
A Core Facilities Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria will showcase specialty services and instrumentation available on campus to researchers in support of their work.
Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane System to begin automated compliance checking for all required sections of full proposals. This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). Preliminary proposals are not affected by this system enhancement. (more…)
What can the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) and the Office of Research (OR) do for you to reduce the administrative burden of conducting research? Come to an Open House and find out. ISLA and OR will be holding an Open House in the College of Arts & Letters to introduce you to the Research Support Initiative (RSI), the staff, and the services provided.
NSF is transitioning annual, final and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov
- February 1st, 2013 – NSF Awardees must stop submitting reports in FastLane
- March 15th, 2013 – Program Officers approve all pending FastLane projects
- March 18th, 2013 – Turn off FastLane
NSF Letter to Colleagues: Implementing all Project Reporting in Research.gov (PDF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)(NSF 13-1). This version will be effective for all NSF proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013.
Some significant changes include:
- Revisions to the NSF Merit Review Criteria which implement the National Science Board’s (NSB) recommendations. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected;
- Revision of the Biographical Sketch(es) instructions to rename the “Publications” section to “Products” and amend terminology and instructions accordingly;
Notre Dame’s Constitutional Studies Minor, in partnership with the Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Structure, with support from the Office of Research, will host a Constitution Day lecture by Professor Barry Cushman titled: “Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and the Lost Generation of Child Labor Reform.”
The University has developed Conflict of Interest Regulatory Compliance Guidelines (PDF) effective August 24, 2012, addressing conflicts of interest associated with research projects funded by the NIH and other Public Health Service (PHS) agencies. For additional information, please contact Karen Pace, firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of Research. (more…)
The Public Health Service (PHS) regulations governing Financial Conflict of Interest programs at institutions that accept PHS research funds have new requirements effective August 24, 2012. In order to ensure a continuous and seamless flow of proposal submissions and award acceptance, the University will be implementing Conflict of Interest (COI) Regulatory Compliance Guidelines for ensuring and reporting Objectivity in Research. The University’s new COI Compliance Guidelines will apply to all Investigators who are involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research with additional disclosure requirements for PHS funded investigators working on PHS-funded studies. Additional information on the regulations and PHS policy is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/coi_faqs.htm.
The Research Support Initiative (RSI) is an initiative of the Office of Research (OR) and Research and Sponsored Program Accounting (RSPA) intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of Notre Dame researchers’ by reducing the administrative burdens associated with research. This effort began about three years ago with a consultant effort to benchmark Notre Dame against other research universities. In subsequent phases, we collected significant feedback from researchers here on campus about specific services available at Notre Dame and improvements that could be made.
The University of Notre Dame’s Office of Research has added three top professionals in research and government relations to its Washington, D.C., office. The three will focus on furthering the University’s work in the area of federal research development.
Dr. Kathie L. Olsen, retired Rear Adm. Nevin P. Carr Jr. and retired Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff will serve as consultants to facilitate relationships between the faculty of the University and key federal agencies, provide a link between Notre Dame and national research initiatives and advise University personnel about interactions with federal agencies.
In our continuing efforts to support research at Notre Dame, this announcement is to share with you that the Office of Research began using Cayuse January 10. The Cayuse system tracks our research proposal and award activity, provides for streamlined-internal routing and approval of proposals, facilitates submission to sponsor systems, and stores proposal and award documents.
The National Science Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions has been revised to implement two new requirements, which are either mandated by regulation or legislation. Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a comprehensive summary of the changes made to that document.