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New F&A Rate Agreement Released

Mar 25th, 2014 -- kacsrs

RIT has received a new F&A rate agreement approved by DHHS for use on externally funded projects.  New projects effective July 1, 2014 or later will utilize the following F&A rates:

Activity Type FY15
Organized Research 46.5%
Instruction 49.9%
Other Sponsored Activity        41.4%

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NSF Grant Audits

Jun 5th, 2013 -- dmbsrs

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

Jan 4th, 2012 -- research

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.  

Research Ethics Education Modules Available

Oct 19th, 2010 -- research

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

Aug 27th, 2010 -- research
  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.  Email the IACUC chair Larry Buckley (ljbsbi@rit.edu) for a proposal template that must be completed, submitted, and approved prior to any vertebrate animal research.

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