The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO) is holding its 6th Annual Research Integrity Symposium on Friday, May 23 in Saco, Maine. The 2014 Research Integrity Symposium will provide attendees an opportunity to examine current hot topics in the field of research and to network with professionals from:
Institutional Review Boards
Plan to attend 2014 UNH Graduate Research Conference (GRC), April 16 & 17. The GRC is an opportunity for students, faculty members, and the UNH community to learn about research from different colleges and departments and develop new ideas across disciplines.
All events are free and open to the public; no registration is necessary to attend events. Day one will cover the poster...
Companies often have a problem that can be uniquely solved by a university partnership. They will invest in external research to achieve an innovative solution for a new product or process that has great commercialization or market potential. But why would an academic want to be involved with addressing current business challenges?
Translating laboratory and academic research into independent...
UNH is initiating procedures to comply with the requirements of a Pilot Program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblower Protection, as authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239, enacted January 2, 2013). Section 828 of the NDAA adds a new section 4712 to Title 41 of the U.S. Code, which contains the elements of the Pilot Program and...
New fringe benefit rates for FY15 sponsored programs have been finalized and should be used immediately in proposal budgeting.
The primary changes are:
The full rate for FY15 decreases from 44.5% (provisional) to 38.5% (fixed)
The basic rate (aka, partial or FICA) for FY15 decreases from 8.3% (provisional) to 7.7% (fixed)
The post doc rate for FY15 decreases from 31.2% (provisional) to 27.9...