NIOSH Report Offers Tips on Assessing Worker Posture

A recent report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is intended to help safety professionals assess and improve worker posture and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

The use of digital video, computer software, training, and visual cues comprise the main components of the research-based approach advocated in the report.

Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee is pleased to announce the revision of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The revised 11 Web-based modules are the result of a collaborative effort between staff in the UNH Research Computing Center (RCC) and RCR committee members.

NSF Revisions Exclude Canada and Mexico from Domestic Travel

The National Science Foundation has issued a draft of its updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (draft PAPPG), which will become effective December 26, 2014.  The PAPPG, in conjunction with NSF’s Grant General Conditions, serves as the Foundation’s implementation of 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

US DOE Office of Science Releases Digital Data Management Statement and Requirements for Future Proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has released a Statement on Digital Data Management. The focus of this statement is sharing and preservation of digital research data.  The statement includes requirements that will apply to all Office of Science research solicitations and invitations for new, renewal, and some supplemental funding issued on or after October 1, 2014.     Details: http://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/.

On the Road with UNHCEMS® – the 61st Annual CSHEMA Meeting

UNH Research Digest ‒ June 2014

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 June’s stories below. Find the rest of the June Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

MOOCs: A New Realm for Educational Research & IRBs

A recent post on the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research’s Ampersand blog focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the implications of conducting research on participants’ experiences in these courses.  The purpose of the June 2014 Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education was to "specify the ethical challenges and obligations that accompa

Update on OMB Reform

Following up on an earlier communication from the Senior Vice Provost for Research, Jan Nisbet, and the CIO and Associate VP for Finance and Administration, Joanna Young, I am writing to provide an update on the UNH effort to implement the Uniform Guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  As a reminder, the Uniform Guidance represents a significant change in the requirements applicable to receiving and managing federal funds, including contracts and grants.  The full text of the guidance can be found in the Federal Register: 

Strong, Positive Safety Culture in Chemical Labs Requires Support From All Levels Within Research Institutions

Everyone involved in the academic chemical research enterprise—from researchers and principal investigators to university leadership—has an important role to play in establishing and promoting a strong, positive safety culture, says a new report from the National Research Council.

4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.


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