Facebook’s 2012 study that involved altering the news feed of approximately 690,000 randomly selected users without their consent has caused quite a stir. The results were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which then issued an Expression of Concern about the study. Articles in the Atlantic and
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its Web-based resources on research integrity. New resources include a videoclip, “Protecting Confidentiality in Peer Review”, and links to NIH training on the responsible conduct of research. Other information includes related policies and regulations, research integrity professional codes, norms, and ethics training, and NIH bioethics resources.
The Research Computing Center is pleased to announce that Scott Troy, one of our system technologists, has successfully created e-Routes; a streamlined method that allows researchers at UNH to submit and route paperless proposals for internal approvals. e-Routes was created to save time for researchers and research faculty members by letting them submit and track the progress of their proposals online.
NH EPSCoR and Campus Compact for NH have established a seed grant opportunity for faculty teams to foster partnerships between community colleges and public or private four-year colleges or universities that serve primarily undergraduate students.
Semra Aytur, assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, has been selected as one of ten finalists for the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award recognizes a pre-tenure, full-time faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.
In June 2014, the Irish Universities Association (IUA), in conjunction with several research-related organizations in Ireland, released a National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland. The aim of the statement is “to commit the main organisations in Irish research to the highest standards of integrity in carrying out their research so that partners and other stakeholders, and the international research community may have full confidence in the Irish research system.” The statement aligns with similar documents from t
For UNH mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Milan Ardeljan, everything matters ‒ even the tiniest particles. Ardeljan has been awarded a prestigious summer fellowship from the Seaborg Institute at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico to develop predictive models for material behavior. At LANL, Ardeljan will examine macroscopic phenomena at micro and nano scales. “I start with the well-known facts,” he says. “Materials that are simple, in theory. I hone in closer and closer on a micro level. It is these small things that can make a big impact on a macro field.”
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