Understanding that abstracts and titles serve to justify the expenditure of federal funds to a broad public audience, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued Notice No. 136 in order to clarify its policy and promote awareness.
The notice describes two major components of the NSF Abstract:
A nontechnical description of the project that states the problem to be studied, and explains the...
The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.
Preview a few of March’s stories below. Find the rest of the March Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
Watch out for form fields required by NIH that are not marked required on federal-wide forms (e.g., credentials for PD/PIs and Organization for all entries on R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form; primary site DUNS on Project/Performance Sites form).
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In the March 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism (starting on page 21).
Of interest is one case wherein a Colorado university found that a postdoc had fabricated data, but as the postdoc was no longer an employee,...
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues just released Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Volume 1). The report “is the first set of recommendations from the Bioethics Commission in response to a request from President Obama to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research.” The...