Professor Scott Ollinger of UNH's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and the department of natural resources and the environment will serve as the first director of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
NEON is a continental-scale observation system for examining critical ecological issues. Currently under construction, the $433-million project is designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change, and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.
The NCURA regional meeting has come to the Seacoast Region again and SPA will be taking advantage of the meeting's proximity and sending several staff members to participate on each of the three meeting days: April 30th, May 1st, & May 2nd.
Adequate coverage should be available during this time and specific contact information will be provided through Out of Office messages.
Should graduate students sign confidentiality agreements before joining a lab?
Some classes involve projects with outside companies who request that participating students sign a confidentiality agreement. Should the university be responsible for signing the confidentiality agreements? Does it matter whether the class is required for a degree?
Since 1995, UNH has deployed a financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) program to protect the integrity of UNH's externally-funded research and the investigators who engage in this mission-critical activity. The program’s goals are accomplished through identification and management of financial conflicts of interest in research. Information about UNH’s FCOIR program, including links to policies, forms, and guidance, is available here.
The UC Center for Laboratory Safety has been created to improve the practice of research laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. Recently scheduled workshops emphasize issues related to chemical hazards, and will provide a forum for lab safety professionals and researchers to discuss challenges with research lab safety and brainstorm solutions for creating safe working environments.