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NSF Grant Audits

The National Science Foundation is using a new approach to identify high risk awardees.   In its 2013 plan of work, the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes its use of “data analytics” to identify high risk grantees to be selected for audit. 

 

Universities Space Research Association Research Opportunities

RIT is a member of the Universities Space Research Association, an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mission of advancing space-related sciences.  USRA facilitates collaboration with universities and government agencies in space-related research and education.  USRA operates a Research Opportunities Program to connect with individuals at member institutions on research opportunities.  These include needs within the USRA, emerging collaborative opportunities, and notices for student employment opportunities.  

New Grant Writing Resources at WML

The Wallace Library has acquired three new titles by Lynn E. Miner, Ph.D., that are of particular interest to grant writers.  Dr. Miner has extensive experience as an academic and administrator in higher education and now leads a nation wide consulting group that specializes in training grant writers.  He was our guest facilitator at the annual Grant Writers' Boot Camp in November, 2011, and provided excellent advice for early stage grant seekers.

The library now holds the following titles by Dr. Miner as electronic resources:

Wallace Center Acquires Sage Encyclopedia of Research Design

The Wallace Center has acquired an online resource that can help PIs with designing experiments and analysis methods.  The Encyclopedia of Research Design  is a resource intended for all users, particularly those from the social and behavioral sciences, but also for those interested in statistical techniques in general.  It is a reference tool for users who may be interested in learning more about a particular research technique (such as "control group" or "reliability").

Research Ethics Education Modules Available

RIT is affiliated with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI, a subscription service providing research ethics education to members of the research community.  The CITI program offers courses in the responsible conduct of research including case studies and video segments.  The content is tailored separately for engineers, biomedical investigators, physical sciences research, humanities and social and behavioral sciences research.

Research with Animals at RIT

  1. What kinds of animal research can I do at RIT? 
    1. All proposed research with vertebrate animals (all fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals – except human) requires RIT IACUC (Institute Animal Care and Use Committee) advance notification and approval.

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