2014

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

NIH eSubmisson Basics - things to consider when submitting an application to NIH

  • Watch out for form fields required by NIH that are not marked required on federal-wide forms (e.g., credentials for PD/PIs and Organization for all entries on R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form; primary site DUNS on Project/Performance Sites form).
  • Use PDF format for all attachments. Follow PDF Guidelines.
  • Submit early – days, not minutes – to allow time to correct unforeseen errors.
  • Track your submission in the eRA Commons. Email can be unreliable.

NSF OIG Reports on Research Misconduct Investigations

In the March 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspe

Presidential Commission Report on Neuroscience Research Available

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues just released Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Volume 1).  The report “is the first set of recommendations from the Bioethics Commission in response to a request from President Obama to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research.”  The press release about the report is available at http://www.bioethics.gov/node/3581.

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

NH Agricultural Experiment Station Scientists Receive USDA Grant to Study the Loss of Environmental Nitrogen in Agricultural Systems

Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at UNH, have received a $482,500 USDA grant to study the loss of environmental nitrogen in agricultural systems.  “Our work will advance understanding of plant-microbe controls on the nitrogen cycle, enabling agricultural  systems that match nitrogen inputs more closely to plant demand, thereby reducing environmental nitrogen losses and creating more efficient, productive agricultural systems,” Grandy says.

New Demographic Change Database Available

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David Finkelhor Named the First Recipient of the National Kempe Scientific Impact Award

David Finkelhor, PhD, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, has been named the first recipient of the National Kempe Scientific Impact Award. This award from the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect will be given annually to a research scholar who has made leading and sustained scientific contributions during the past decade to the field of child abuse and neglect.

UNH Scientists to Assess Amazonian Forest Resilience and Vulnerability

NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science program has funded scientists from the University of New Hampshire to conduct a comprehensive assessment of Amazonian forest resilience and vulnerability to drought in the wake of two Amazon megadroughts in 2005 and 2010. The three-year project is led by environmental scientist Michael Palace of UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and leverages the expertise of six current and former scientists from the EOS Earth Systems Research Center.

Translating Copyright Law from Legalese into English

Statutes, legal treatises, and judicial opinions are often disparaged as wordy, dense, and unnecessarily convoluted – and with good reason. It can be difficult for a non-lawyer to grasp the kernel of knowledge he seeks from the reading. Compounding this issue are the myriad of articles and websites that misinform, misdirect, or otherwise perpetuate misunderstood concepts. This problem is prevalent with U.S. copyright law: especially in regard to copyright creation, ownership, and use.

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