2012

September 2012 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.   

This training opportunity involves two components:

NASA Seeking Reviewers for Remote Sensing Water Quality and Airborne Instrument Technology Transition Programs

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate would like to direct scientists' attention to its new volunteer reviewer web form at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/volunteer-review-panels/.

In addition to some Space Science programs, the Directorate currently is seeking reviewers specifically for the review of proposals to the Remote Sensing Water Quality (RSWQ) and Airborne Instrument Technology Transition (AITT) ROSES programs.

UNH Business Professor's Research Helps Hotels Identify and Market to Potential "Green" Guests

New research by Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management at UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics, has found that environmentally-conscious consumers exhibit specific behavior patterns and characteristics when compared with consumers in general.  Hotels looking to attract these consumers must not only use sustainable business practices and be committed to sustainability as an environmental goal, but also need to effectively communicate those practices to these potential "green" hotel guests.

Setem Technologies Will Use UNH Math Professor's Research to Improve Hearing Aids

Local angel investors have funded the University of New Hampshire’s fifth spinoff company, Setem Technologies, which is using the research of mathematics professor Kevin Short to develop signal separation technology that addresses the “cocktail party problem” -- the ability to focus on a specific speech source and mitigate/eliminate any extraneous background noise or interference.

Fall 2012 Semester IACUC Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its meeting schedule for the Fall 2012 semester, available at http://unh.edu/research/iacuc-meeting-schedule.   Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.

ERMA Mapping Tool Cited By Federal Agencies as Important Step Forward for Arctic Region

ERMA®, an interactive online mapping tool developed by UNH and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been expanded to include the Arctic to help address numerous challenges posed by increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development.  NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) called the Environmental Response Management Application, known as ERMA®, an important step forward for the Arctic region. 

Fulbright Scholars Program is Recruiting Reviewers

Reviewers for the Fulbright Discipline Peer Review selection process, particularly within the fields of Law, Engineering, and the Life Sciences, currently are being recruited by the Institute of International Education/Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES).

Acting as a reviewer is an excellent way to learn what comprises a successful application while serving the community of international scholars.

NSF Seeking Engineering Community Input for Topic Ideas for FY 2014 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites the engineering research community to submit suggestions for topic ideas to be considered for the FY 2014 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program Solicitation. The deadline for submission is September 14, 2012.

Suggestions for EFRI Topic Ideas are solicited and vetted every two years. Selected Topics become the foci of EFRI-supported research. Solicitations are announced annually for research proposals that fall under the specified topic areas.

NOAA Requests Public Comment on Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification

A Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification has been made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for public review and comment.

The Draft Research Plan presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it.

Draft National Aquaculture Research and Development Strategic Plan Released for Public Comment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) announce, on behalf of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture under the Office of Science and Technology Policy, that a draft National Aquaculture Research and Development Strategic Plan (R&D Plan) for the United States is being made available for public review and comment.

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