2013

Scott Ollinger to Direct NSF National Ecological Observatory Network

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.

Reminder - How to Bookmark the NIH eRA Commons Login Page

NIH has sent out a reminder that if you wish to bookmark a URL for the Commons, keep it generic.

Use https://public.era.nih.gov/commons and manually add this URL to your list of favorites/bookmarks. For security reasons, you must enter your user name and password each time you log in.

Please contact your GCA with any questions

Summer 2013 IACUC Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its meeting schedule for summer 2013, available here.  

Sponsored Programs Administration Coverage During NCURA Meeting 04/30 - 05/02/13

Dear UNH Research Community,

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.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Navigating the Intersections of Intellectual Asset Management and Graduate Education

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?

May 8, 2013 Plagiarism Workshop Hosted by Colorado State University

Colorado State University (CSU) will host a plagiarism workshop on the CSU’s Fort Collins campus on May 8, 2013.  Live web-streaming will be offered to registrants who are unable to travel to CSU.

Among the featured speakers are:

Update on UNH's Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Program

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.

Summer 2013 Institutional Review Board Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research has set the meeting schedule for summer 2013.  It is available at http://www.unh.edu/resear

UCLA Creates Center for Research Laboratory Safety

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.

UNH One of Seven New England Colleges and Universities Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts

Seven College and Universities were recently honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Awards.

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