2017 Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International Conference

It was my first time attending the SRA International Conference which was held in Vancouver, Canada from October 14-18, 2017.   I joined many of the sessions but I would like to share with you information about following three which I found particularly interesting: “Negotiating Resources to be Successful Leader in Research Administration” attendees were given strategies …

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Upcoming Changes to HRPP Policies and Procedures, going into effect on January 19, 2018

Changes to the federal policy for the protection of human subjects will go into effect on January 19, 2018. These changes in federal regulations will result in a number of changes to the CUNY HRPP policies and procedures. A summary of the upcoming changes to CUNY policies and procedures is now available on our web …

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Upcoming Event Presented by CUNY Graduate Center: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training – 10/03 from 9:30am-11:30am

This is a reminder of CUNY’s requirement that researchers – faculty, students and post-docs – be versed in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and meet training requirements.  CUNY’s policy statement on RCR training is here.  It calls for faculty advisors to provide training and general guidance for students on ethics issues specific to their …

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5th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI)

The 5th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) took place in Amsterdam in May 2017 and was attended by researchers, institutional leaders, administrators, funders, publishers and others who are committed to promoting integrity in research.  The conference program explored “the challenges of promoting transparency and accountability and the consequences of the failure to do so, …

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What is a Person Month and How Do I Calculate it?

When a Principal Investigator (PI) submits a project proposal to a Sponsor, it often includes a description of their effort contributed to the project during the Academic Year. A PI budgets, proposes, and reports the work completed on sponsored project as a percent effort of their total institutional activities. A faculty member’s total institutional activities …

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Revised Edition of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity from All European Academies (ALLEA) Now Available

All European Academies (ALLEA) has published a revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The revised edition is available at http://www.allea.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ALLEA-European-Code-of-Conduct-for-Research-Integrity-2017.pdf.

NIH Offers Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

NIH announces two regional seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The seminars will focus on NIH grants application and award processes. Please refer to NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration web page for details, which is available at https://grants.nih.gov/news/contact-in-person/seminars.htm.