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Grant Opportunities Available as of June 12, 2015

UND Research News - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:03
COMMERCE

Title: Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs, Funding Opportunity #:2015-NIST-MSE-01, Department: NIST, Closing Date: Ongoing

Provide financial assistance to support the conduct of research or a recipient’s portion of collaborative research in the following fields: materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences, and applied chemicals and materials.

Eligible: Unrestricted

DEFENSE

Title: Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE), Funding Opportunity #:BAA-RQKPD-2015-0001, Department: DOD - AFRL, Closing Date: 4/9/2018

Identify, develop, demonstrate and validate technology that will allow USAF airframe structural integrity managers to safely extend the certified service lives of airframes currently in the USAF fleet that contain advanced composite primary structure, without widespread replacement of aged structure with new, and without repeating an extensive, complex building block demonstration process.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Spinal Cord Injury Investigator-Initiated Research Award, Funding Opportunity #:W81XWH-15-SCIRP-IIRA, Department: DOD - DOA, Closing Date: 10/14/2015

Support studies that have the potential to make an important contribution to SCI research, patient care, and/or quality of life.

Eligible: Unrestricted

EDUCATION

Title: Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections, Funding Opportunity #:DIGITAL-201510, Department: NARA, Closing Date: 10/8/2015

Make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available by disseminating digital surrogates on the Internet.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal government; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits

Title: Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records, Funding Opportunity #:LITERACY-201510, Department: NARA, Closing Date: 10/8/2015

Encourage citizen engagement with historical records, especially those available online, and/or projects that train people on how to enhance digital literacy skills for using historical records.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal government; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits

HEALTH

Title: NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-RM-15-005, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/9/2015

Support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R35), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-GM-16-003, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 11/19/2015

Provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-AG-16-015, Department:NIH, Closing Date: 10/7/2015

Conduct transdisciplinary research on aging or in geriatrics research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) , Funding Opportunity #:RFA-AI-15-032, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/2/2015

Support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-MH-16-510, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/9/2015

Develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Partnerships for the Development of Host-Targeted Therapeutics to Limit Antimicrobial Resistance (R01) , Funding Opportunity #:RFA-AI-15-024, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 9/17/2015

Solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of candidate therapeutics that target host-encoded functions required for infection, replication, virulence, proliferation and/or pathogenesis of select bacterial pathogens for which drug resistance poses a significant public health concern.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Adherence Studies in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney or Urologic Diseases (R01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-DK-15-017, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 11/2/2015

Pursue research to better understand factors that influence adherence, develop appropriate measures of adherence, and test innovative strategies to enhance adherence in this vulnerable population.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Career Development Program in Emergency Care Research (K12) , Funding Opportunity #:RFA-HL-16-019, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/9/2015

Develop multidisciplinary clinical research training programs in emergency care research that prepare clinician-scientists for academic leadership roles and independent research careers in emergency medicine.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Prematurity-Related Ventilatory Control (Pre-Vent): Role in Respiratory Outcomes Clinical Research Centers (CRC) (U01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-HL-16-015, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/20/2015

Investigate mechanisms of ventilatory control (e.g. chemoreceptor, mechanoreceptor, developmental, etc.) that contribute to instability of oxygenation and risk of morbidity and mortality in premature infants during and after the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) using a prospective observational cohort.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening (R01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-CA-15-011, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/8/2015

Improve the effectiveness and/or implementation of smoking cessation interventions delivered to current smokers who undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

SCIENCE

Title: Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs, Funding Opportunity #:15-572, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 9/24/2015

Support research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs, Funding Opportunity #:15-574, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 9/24/2015

Support research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program, The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program, and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs, Funding Opportunity #:15-573, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 9/24/2015

Support research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program, The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program, and the Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace, Funding Opportunity #:15-575, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 9/24/2015

Address cybersecurity from: a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective; the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections, Funding Opportunity #:15-576, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 10/9/2015

Enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.; non-profits associated with educational or research activities

Title: Environmental Sustainability, Funding Opportunity #:PD-14-7643, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 10/20/2015

Promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Thermal Transport Processes, Funding Opportunity #:PD-14-1406, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 10/20/2015

Support engineering research aimed at gaining a basic understanding of the thermal transport phenomena and processes that are driven by thermal gradients and manipulating of these processes to achieve engineering goals.

Eligible: Unrestricted

TRANSPORTATION

Title: High Priority Notice of Funding Availability, Funding Opportunity #:FM-MHP-16-001, Department: DOT - FMCSA, Closing Date: 8/31/2015

Support commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety programs that: -Carry out high priority activities and projects that improve CMV safety; -Increase compliance with CMV safety regulations; -Increase public awareness about CMV safety; -Provide education on CMV safety and related issues; -Demonstrate new safety related technologies; and -Reduce the number and rate of crashes involving CMVs.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

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School of Medicine and Health Sciences Inducts Gold Humanism Honor Society Members

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 11:12

Twelve medical students from the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on June 11, 2015 at the induction ceremony in Grand Forks.

David A. Billings, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UND SMHS, and an OB-GYN for Trinity Health in Minot, ND, was inducted into the society as the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Napoleon Espejo, M.D., the 2007 faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award was the keynote speaker. 

Limited to fifteen percent of the senior class, the Class of 2016 inductees were selected through a process that included peer nomination and subsequent confirmation by the School’s Gold Humanism Honor Society Oversight Committee. Each student’s clinical performance and record of community service was considered.

Honorees from the Class of 2016, and their hometowns, are the following individuals:

  • Annie Braseth, Kalispell, MT
  • Betsy Dickson, Gilby, ND
  • Hannah Dupea, Bigfork, MT
  • Samantha Dusek, Grafton, ND
  • John Emmel, Fargo, ND
  • Rachel Fearing, Williston, ND
  • Joshua Greene, Devils Lake, ND
  • Josalynne Hoff, Bowdon, ND
  • John Roller, Bismarck, ND
  • Justin Shipman, Watford City, ND
  • Emma Swanson, Fargo, ND
  • Michael Traynor, Jr., Fargo, ND

Committed to fostering a culture of professionalism and humanism, the School's Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter provides a formal mechanism to highlight and recognize, as a group, those students who exhibit high levels of humanistic qualities in their day-to-day lives. These qualities include integrity; sound moral reasoning; compassion and empathy toward patients; effective communication skills; the ability to engender trust and confidence among patients, staff, and colleagues; and a deep commitment to humanitarian services.

The GHHS is funded by a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

 

denis.macleod@med.UND.edu
www.med.UND.edu/

~ Denis F. MacLeod, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Free Research Methods and Analysis Courses Offered the Week of June 8, 2015

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:28

Greetings from CARMA, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, now located at the University.  We are delighted to invite you to participate in our three research methods short courses, which will be offered on campus the week of June 8.  I am also very pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in these short courses free of charge in recognition of the support the UND community has provided to CARMA during our first year on campus.

CARMA delivers educational events and programs related to research methods for the organizational and social sciences. Our two most popular programs include our Consortium Webcast/International Video Library Program (with 150 universities worldwide as members) and our Short Course Program (with 29 courses and 5 locations for spring/summer 2015).  You can find more information about CARMA here.

The courses are Multilevel Analysis by Bob Vandenberg, Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews by Ernest O'Boyle, and Introduction to Structural Equation Methods by Larry Williams. More information is available here.  If you are interested in a course, please email us at und.carma@und.edu and let us know which course(s) you would like to enjoy.  I hope you will be able to join us for our first short course program at UND.

Please contact us if you have any questions about CARMA our our programs.  Best wishes for a great summer.

~ Larry J. Williams, CARMA Director (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) and Professor of Psychology, 777.3241

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum is June 15, 2015

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:26

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), located within the Center for Rural Health, is hosting a forum for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the Ina Mae Rude Center for Innovation at UND, 4200 James Ray Drive, in Grand Forks. Wear purple and join the forum for a discussion on topics such as financial exploitation and elder abuse policies.

Lunch will be provided.

~ Contact Cassie LaBine at (701) 777-6084 to register.

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R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy is June 15-18, 2015

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:24

The Fourth Annual R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy will be held June 15-18, 2015 on the UND Campus.  Please see the website for details.

~ Center for Rural Health

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Newly Formed UAS Advisory Board Holds its First Meeting

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:22

UND’s newly formed UAS Advisory Board held its first meeting on June 1, 2015.  The purpose of the Board is to improve communications across campus regarding UAS-related research opportunities, thus increasing UAS research grant proposals.

The Advisory Board will write a strategic plan for UAS-related research for the University of North Dakota, which includes all the stakeholders represented by the UAS Advisory Board members.

The UAS Advisory Board members include:

Aerospace Sciences, JDO School of: Al Palmer, Director of UAS Center for Research, Education & Training

Arts & Sciences, College of:  Brad Rundquist, PhD/Professor

Business & Public Administration, College of: TBD

Education & Human Development, College of: Cindy Juntunen, Professor

Energy & Environmental Research Center:  Jay Almlie, Senior Research Manager

Engineering & Mines, College of: Dr. Will Semke, PhD/Professor

Lake Region State College: Doug Darling, President

Law, School of: Brad Myers, Associate Professor/Dean

Medicine & Health Services, School of: Dr. Jon Allen, Dir of NDSTAR Sim Center

Northern Plains UAS Test Site: Mark Hastings, Director of OPS and Support

Northland Community & Technical College: Curtis Zoller, Assoc Dean of Aerospace

Nursing & Professional Disciplines, College of: Dr. Jody Ralph, Assistant Professor

Research Enterprise and Commercialization: Kevan Rusk, Director

VP for Research & Economic Development: TBD

~ The Odegard Monthly, 6/11/2015

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Professor Jianglong Zhang Receives New Grant Award

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:16

Professor Jianglong Zhang has received a new $900,000 grant award from the Office of Naval Research through the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Jianglong is part of a team of investigators working to advance the capability to forecast aerosol particles in the atmosphere. Other team members are from Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Nebraska.

~ The Odegard Monthly, 6/11/2015

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Nuverra Plant First Selected for Oilfield Waste Pilot Project

UND Research News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:41

Nuverra Environmental Solutions drill cuttings recycling facility at Watford City, North Dakota, has been selected as the first participant in a North Dakota pilot project aimed at developing beneficial uses for oilfield wastes.

Nuverra CEO Mark Johnsrud said the Terrafficient Processing Facility turns wet drill cuttings into an “earth friendly” product that can be used for applications such as road bases, gravel additives, construction fill and flowable fill. In addition, he noted that the process recovers water and hydrocarbons for reuse while reducing carbon emissions.

In announcing Nuverra’s selection during a ceremony this week at the State Capitol Building in Bismarck, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said, “What a fantastic way to solve the problem and make something of value out of something that’s basically difficult to deal with.”

The pilot program was established by House Bill 1390, passed during the last session of the North Dakota Legislature. The bill authorized the North Dakota Department of Health to select one or more pilot project projects to recycle drilling wastes for beneficial uses. It also requires projects to be “supported by scientific findings from a third-party source.”

Nuverra worked with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to evaluate the science behind the process.

“It takes good solid economic and science validation in order for this program to be successful,” said Johnsrud, who added that Nuverra’s membership in the EERC’s Bakken Optimization Program and its work with the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) were factors in the company’s selection of the UND research facility.

“Understanding what we’re going to produce makes us plan better for how we’re going to deal with byproducts,” said John Harju, EERC associate director for research. “I’m very proud of the work my team has done in helping to validate the work that Nuverra has commissioned with us.”

Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council president, said, “We are the learning curve for the world in how to develop oil from shale, and we are showing the world. This is a North Dakota company, a premier North Dakota research facility coming up with a North Dakota solution to a really big problem.”

Rep. George Keiser, R-Bismarck, a supporter of HB 1390, called Nuverra’s process “a real significant change” that demonstrates North Dakota’s leadership position in developing effective solutions

Johnsrud said the Terrafficient facility is currently undergoing testing while ramping up for commercial operations. It has been approved by the Health Department and is already processing drill cuttings from customers.

“We anticipate that either by the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2016 that we’ll be commercially operational,” he said.

According to Scott Radig, director of the Health Department’s Division of Waste Management, the agency received and evaluated six proposals from companies involved in oilfield waste management. He said it’s likely more companies will be added to the pilot project before the end of the month.

~Patrick C. Miller, June 10, 2015, The Bakken Magazine

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Mythbusting: The Bakken’s Not as Bright as the Internet Suggests

UND Research News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:35

Photos from space showing gas flaring in the Bakken oilfields that make western North Dakota appear to glow more brightly than major U.S. metropolitan areas aren't based on sound science and create a misleading public perception.

That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center and the school’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Xiaodong Zhang, Associate Professor in UND’s Department of Earth System Science and Policy, said the problem with the satellite photos allegedly showing gas flaring in the Bakken is that the technology used to record the images is measuring heat, not light.

In addition, the study notes that the images are highly processed to amplify the heat spots from flaring, making them appear far larger and far brighter than they really are. When using satellite imaging technology designed to show light rather than heat, highly populated urban areas are far more visible in comparison to the faintly lit area of the Bakken.

Knowing that light-sensitive satellite imaging technology didn’t have high enough resolution to capture individual flares is one reason Zhang said researchers doubted that the photos were actually showing what they claimed. UND researchers began studying and comparing the images after receiving a university research seed grant in late 2013.

“We looked at the satellite imagery and then from the imagery, we were able to develop a method to detect and quantify a flare in terms of its temperature, size and how much methane it’s burning,” Zhang said.

To illustrate how heat and light comparisons can be deceiving, the report compares a photo of a lit incandescent bulb to a photo of a candle flame. Even though the bulb is a thousand times brighter than the flame, it appears brighter because of the heat it emits.

“Even when you take a picture of the sun with your camera, it’s a tiny spot, but it appears to be spread out over a big, big area—it’s saturated,” Zhang explained.

“When you look at the Bakken at night using a highly sensitive sensor, it does the same thing,” he continued. “The saturation is flooded to make a big blob. It doesn’t actually mean that the flare’s that big. It’s more a technical saturation issue than the actual size of the brightness.”

Zhang said the temperature of a gas flare can be 2,000 degrees Celsius or higher.

“Even though a flare gives off a lot of heat, it’s not that bright,” he said.

He also noted that gas flares are much more widely spaced in comparison to the lights of a city, which are densely packed. Satellite sensors designed to record heat rather than light tend to greatly exaggerate the amount of light a flare generates, Zhang explained.

According to the report, “These images are misleading in that they give the uninformed public the idea that flares are literally lighting up many square miles of prairie countryside, creating visible light similar to large metro areas.”

~Patrick C. Miller, June 10, 2015, The Bakken Magazine

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Michael Mann

UND Research News - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:58

Institute for Energy Studies - “Demonstration of the ORC for Low-Grade Heat Recovery” - $55,000

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Michael Mann

UND Research News - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:57

Chemical Engineering - “Distributed Geothermal Power” - $55,000

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Tom Mohr Named Catherine Worthingham Fellow by APTA

UND Research News - Wed, 2015-06-10 11:12

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Tom Mohr, PT, PhD, Associate Dean for Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the Catherine Worthingham Fellow Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. The APTA announced Mohr’s honor at its national NEXT Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Md.

The Catherine Worthingham Fellow designation—FAPTA—honors individuals whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence and achievements constitute frequent and sustained efforts to advance physical therapy. As a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, Mohr has earned the APTA’s highest honor.

“I am truly honored to be named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow,” Mohr said. “There are a number of friends and colleagues who opened doors for me, creating opportunities that allowed me to participate and contribute to the profession of physical therapy. Selecting from a long list, I want to thank Lynn Kubousek, John Wadsworth, Blair Packard and Bill Hatherill at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and Mary Jane Harris, Ellen Price and Karen Paschal at APTA; all of whom created opportunities for me to serve the profession at a national level.”

Mohr served as chair of the Department of Physical Therapy from 1993 until June of 2014, when he was named associate dean for Health Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota; and a PhD in Physiology from the University of North Dakota. Mohr teaches in the areas of neuroscience, research, electrotherapy, and biomechanics. His primary areas of research are neuroscience, biomechanics, electromyography, and motion analysis. Mohr has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and the North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy.

“Dr. Mohr's remarkable leadership skills, caring personality, commitment to excellence and passion for knowledge distinguish him as a deserving recipient of the prestigious Catherine Worthingham Fellow Award,” said David Relling, PT, PhD, associate professor of physical therapy and chair of the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy. “Tom's contributions in the areas of advocacy, education and practice have substantially impacted the profession of physical therapy at the local, state and national level.  Dr. Mohr devoted countless hours to licensure issues and the development of the National Physical Therapy Examination.  He has served in multiple leadership positions including the ND Board of Physical Therapy, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Those who have had the pleasure to work with Tom appreciate his kind encouragement, mentorship and selfless devotion to improving the profession.”

“Research collaborators such as Debbie Ingram, Nancy Fell, Randy Walker and Renee Mabey have been a joy to work with over the years,” Mohr said. “Above all, I want to thank my wife Peg, our sons Dan, Jason, Paul, Mike and Steve for their support, which allowed me time away from home to participate in professional activities.”

 

denis.macleod@med.UND.edu
www.med.UND.edu

~ Denis F. MacLeod, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Grant Opportunities Available as of June 8, 2015

UND Research News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:20
AGRICULTURE

Title: Rural Community Development Initiative, Funding Opportunity #:USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2015, Department: USDA - RURDEV, Closing Date: 8/13/2015

Provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal government; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

DEFENSE

Title: Precise Robust Inertial Guidance for Munitions: Advanced Inertial Micro Sensors (PRIGM:AIMS), Funding Opportunity #:DARPA-BAA-15-38, Department: DOD - DARPA, Closing Date: 9/10/2015

Address the challenge of precise navigation of guided munitions in the absence of external navigation aids, such as GPS, with a focus on inertial sensors that enable precision navigation of gun-launched spin-stabilized munitions, as well as the navigation of highly dynamic, long-range munitions.

Eligible: Unrestricted

ENERGY

Title: CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER: CONCENTRATING OPTICS FOR LOWER LEVELIZED ENERGY COSTS: (COLLECTS), Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001268, Department: DE - GFO, Closing Date: 8/25/2015

Solicit disruptive, transformative projects for the concentrating solar collectors in the CSP plant.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: RFI - Solar PV on Commercial Buildings, Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001356, Department: DE - GFO, Closing Date: 7/25/2015

Solicit feedback on issues related to installing solar on commercial buildings.

Eligible: Unrestricted

HEALTH

Title: Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-AI-15-023, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/20/2015

Participate in a cooperative research group, the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST), focusing on immune defense mechanisms and immune regulation at mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Fast-Track Development of Medications to Treat Cannabis Use Disorders (UG3/UH3), Funding Opportunity #:PAR-15-267, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Obtain feedback and opinions from stakeholders on the report findings from the Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop held at held at Argonne National Laboratory on March 6-7, 2014, the objective of which was to identify and prioritize: •The impurities that have the greatest impact on the complexity and performance of a fuel cell plant; •The Research and Development (R&D) strategies that can alleviate the cost for onsite removal of impurities; •The R&D strategies that will simplify a plant and reduce product cost (heat, power, hydrogen); and •The fuel processors and gas clean-up systems that facilitate modularity and fuel flexibility for a range of fuel cell technologies.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Harnessing Genome Editing Technologies to Functionally Validate Genetic Variants in Substance Use Disorders (R21/R33), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-DA-16-004, Department:NIH, Closing Date: 8/25/2015

Harness genome or epigenome editing technologies to functionally validate and characterize genetic or epigenetic variants involved in substance use disorders.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Development and Testing of Novel Interventions to Improve HIV Prevention, Care, and Program Implementation (R34), Funding Opportunity #:PA-15-268, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Support (a) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to prevent HIV infection among populations where substance use may be a contributing factor; (b) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to improve the care of HIV infection among populations where substance use is prevalent, including interventions that integrate treatment for substance use disorders and HIV infection; or (c) pilot or feasibility studies to increase the scale, uptake, delivery, and/or quality of HIV prevention or care interventions with established evidence of efficacy.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition, Funding Opportunity #:CNCS-05-28-2015, Department: CNCS, Closing Date: 7/16/2015

Increase the nation’s understanding and knowledge about the importance and potential of national and community service, volunteering, and civic engagement in America.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

SCIENCE

Title: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative, Funding Opportunity #:15-569, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 9/30/2015

Award grants with the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

Title: Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation, Funding Opportunity #:15-570, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 10/9/2015

Connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

Title: Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, Funding Opportunity #:15-571, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 8/28/2015

Support scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

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Bruce Gjovig

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-05 14:00

UND Center for Innovation - "Cluster Grants for Seed Funds in North Dakota" - $250,000

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IRB News for June, 2015

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:41

UND's Institutional Review Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Twamley, Room 305 at 2:00 p.m., to consider all Full Board Review research proposals that are submitted to the IRB Office before Friday, June 19, 2015.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the Full Board.  Proposals for these projects are due in the Institutional Review Board Office before Friday, June 12, 2015.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.

~ Janet Elshaug, Administrative Secretary, Institutional Review Board Office

 

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New Associate Dean Named for the Southeast Campus at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

UND Research News - Fri, 2015-06-05 08:48

Cornelius McKown “Mac” Dyke, M.D., has been named associate dean for the Southeast (Fargo) Campus at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dyke is an assistant professor of surgery at UND and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon for Sanford Health in Fargo.

Dyke will succeed Dr. Julie Blehm as Southeast Campus dean. She is retiring on June 30. He will begin work at the UND SMHS on July 1, 2015.

“Dr. Dyke has been an outstanding faculty member at UND for the past four years, and has demonstrated a commitment to the School and our medical students and surgical residents,” said Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “He has a strong commitment to medical education and will be devoted to this new position. As an added benefit, he also has a strong commitment to clinical research, and just recently coauthored a paper published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. I am thrilled that he has accepted our offer to be the next Southeast Campus dean.”

Dyke, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Trinity College. He earned his medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He completed his surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he served as chief resident and became a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition, he was awarded the 43rd Evarts Graham Fellowship by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for study at Harefield Hospital, London, England.

Since 2012, Dyke has practiced with Sanford Health and has been an assistant professor of surgery at the UND SMHS.  Before joining Sanford and UND, he practiced with SouthEast Texas Cardiovascular Surgery Associates in Houston.  Dyke is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Corporations, health systems, and universities have supported Dyke’s research on cardiovascular surgery. He serves as the national representative for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery to the American Association of Blood Banks.

Dyke has coauthored over 60 articles and 15 book chapters on cardiovascular surgery. He is the coeditor of three books, and has served as an abstract and manuscript reviewer for the professional journals the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Circulation, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dyke said, “I look forward to working under the leadership of Dr. Wynne to ensure continued excellence in the education and training of the next generation of healthcare providers at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.”

~ Denis F. MacLeod, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

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Kevan Rusk

UND Research News - Thu, 2015-06-04 11:23

Tech Accelerator - “Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Technology Application” - $450,000

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New Fellowships for Lipedema Research

UND Research News - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:02

LE&RN/FDRS Lipedema Postdoctoral 

Fellowship Awards Program

A joint program of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network 

and the Fat Disorders Research Society

Overview:

The LE&RN/FDRS Lipedema Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program has been established to expand our understanding of lipedema pathogenesis.  Lipedema is generally characterized by bilateral, symmetrical fatty tissue excess in lower and upper limbs.

The Program supports postdoctoral fellows in clinical or basic science research.  Areas of research include adipose tissue biology, lymphatic biology, and areas relevant to lipedema including physiology, genomics, immunology and endocrinology.

Proposals focused on determining clinical diagnostic criteria for lipedema or Dercum's disease, their pathogenesis, or association with lymphatic disease are highly encouraged.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have completed no more than three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience by December 1, 2015.
  • Mentor must be an established investigator with an active and productive research program.
  • Eligibility is not limited to those investigators with past experience in lipedema.

International applications are welcome.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:

Friday, August 28, 2015

12:00 p.m. CDT

FUNDING PERIOD:

December 1, 2015 - November 30, 2017

AWARD AMOUNT:

Two-year fellowships ranging from

$87,396 - $98,304

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

www.tmfgrants.org/LERN-FDRS

QUESTIONS:

EJohnstone@hria.org

617-279-2240, ext. 710

~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

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Grant Opportunities Available as of June 1, 2015

UND Research News - Mon, 2015-06-01 11:24
DEFENSE

Title: Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award, Funding Opportunity #:W81XWH-15-CRMRP-VPPSA, Department: DOD - DOA, Closing Date: 7/22/2015

Fund projects exploring novel technologies that will contribute to the development of a working visual prosthesis prototype for individuals who have sustained functional or structural enucleation.

Eligible: Unrestricted

EDUCATION

Title: Our Town, FY2016, Funding Opportunity #:2015NEA01OT2, Department: NEA, Closing Date: 9/21/2015

Support creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits

Title: First in The World (FITW) Program: VALIDATION, Funding Opportunity #:ED-GRANTS-051115-002, Department: EDU - OPE, Closing Date: 6/30/2015

Title: First in The World (FITW) Program: DEVELOPMENT, Funding Opportunity #:ED-GRANTS-051115-001, Department: EDU - OPE, Closing Date: 6/30/2015

Support the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions and evidence for what works in addressing persistent and widespread challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.; state, local, or tribal government; non-profits

ENERGY

Title: Storage Systems and Input/Output for Extreme Scale Science, Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001295, Department: DE-OS, Closing Date: 7/13/2015

To enhance our understanding of the challenges DOE scientists and user facilities face with respect to SSIO and related performance issues; • To support design and prototyping of next-generation SSIO environments, including storage systems software and middleware; and • To initiate exploratory research on new SSIO design alternatives to meet the challenges of extreme scale science.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: SDN-Enabled Terabits Optical Networks for Extreme-Scale Science, Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001295, Department: DE-OS, Closing Date: 7/2/2015

Develop a new generation of intelligent terabit optical network capabilities that will enable new modalities of network-intensive science.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Request for Information (RFI): Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop Report, Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001331, Department: DE-GFO, Closing Date: 7/1/2015

Obtain feedback and opinions from stakeholders on the report findings from the Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop held at held at Argonne National Laboratory on March 6-7, 2014, the objective of which was to identify and prioritize: •The impurities that have the greatest impact on the complexity and performance of a fuel cell plant; •The Research and Development (R&D) strategies that can alleviate the cost for onsite removal of impurities; •The R&D strategies that will simplify a plant and reduce product cost (heat, power, hydrogen); and •The fuel processors and gas clean-up systems that facilitate modularity and fuel flexibility for a range of fuel cell technologies.

Eligible: Unrestricted

Title: Geothermal Concepts and Approaches to Validate Mineral Recovery, Funding Opportunity #:DE-FOA-0001327, Department: DE-GFO, Closing Date: 6/8/2015

Seek input on three categories to encourage increased development of geothermal resources through recovery of dissolved critical materials: efficiently and cost-effectively capture, concentrate, and/or purify high-value materials that may be contained in geothermal fluids and process streams; leverage methods in use or being considered for commercial applications in the geothermal and mining industries; broaden the database of knowledge about the existence and concentration of the high-value materials in U.S. geothermal fluids or low-temperature process streams from other operations, such as oil and gas production.

Eligible: Unrestricted

HEALTH

Title: Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-MD-15-010, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 8/3/2015

Enhance community capacity in research for which they will directly benefit; support collaborative intervention projects addressing health disparities; and accelerate the translation of findings into improved health and health outcomes.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Conference Grants to Advance Collaborative Research on Aging Biology (R13), Funding Opportunity #:PAR-15-265, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Encourage the submission of conference grant applications in scientific areas that will foster extramural research on the molecular, biochemical, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and related pathologies.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-MD-15-013, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 9/17/2015

Explore the potential for precision medicine - an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle - to promote health equity and reduce health disparities.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

Title: Viral Hepatitis - Prevention and Surveillance, Funding Opportunity #:CDC-RFA-PS13-13030401SUPP16, Department: HHS - CDC, Closing Date: 7/20/2015

Support the goals of the HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan by focusing on 1) addressing national viral hepatitis prevention and 2) surveillance priorities for increasing testing and access to care and treatment and strengthening surveillance to detect viral hepatitis transmission and disease.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Oncology Co-Clinical Imaging Research Resources to Encourage Consensus on Quantitative Imaging Methods and Precision Medicine (U24), Funding Opportunity #:PAR-15-266, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 6/14/2018

Develop research resources that will encourage a consensus on how Quantitative Imaging (QI) methods are optimized to improve correlation of results for co-clinical trials.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Exploratory Clinical Trials of Novel Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-MH-16-406, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/14/2016

Support the efficient pilot testing of novel interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R21), Funding Opportunity #:PA-15-254, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Title: Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R03), Funding Opportunity #:PA-15-255, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Title: Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R01), Funding Opportunity #:PA-15-256, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 5/7/2018

Encourage applications that use human laboratory paradigms and/or clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel or re-purposed compounds, that bind to new targets, for treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) or AUD with a comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Development of Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults (R21), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-AG-16-013, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 10/1/2015

Substantially advance the science of disability measurement through development of a qualitatively different construct -- fatigability -- by addressing the inherent problem of self-pacing that confounds most measures of fatigue.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: Provocative Questions in Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection (R21), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-CA-15-013, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 8/18/2016

Title: Provocative Questions (PQ) Initiative; Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection (R01), Funding Opportunity #:RFA-CA-15-012, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 8/18/2016

Advance our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through research directed at addressing one of several proposed "Provocative Questions" (PQs).

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01), Funding Opportunity #:PAR-15-257, Department: NIH, Closing Date: 9/7/2018

Diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators and to enhance the opportunity to obtain independent NIH or other independent research support by providing junior faculty with research cost support, protected research time and career stage appropriate professional development mentorship in neuroscience research.

Eligible: State, local, or tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

JUDICIARY

Title: Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative, Funding Opportunity #:OJJDP-2015-4209, Department: DOJ - OJJDP, Closing Date: 6/25/2015

Provide funding to (1) develop effective, statewide, well-resourced model juvenile indigent defense legal delivery systems; (2) develop and implement standards of practice and policy for the effective management of such delivery systems; and (3) develop state or regional resource centers to help state, tribal, and local juvenile defense systems enhance the quality of legal representation, leverage resources, and collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of specific initiatives.

Eligible: State or tribal government; institutions of higher ed.; non-profits; for-profits

Title: COPS-COMMUNITY-POLICING-DEVELOPMENT, Funding Opportunity #:COPS-COMMUNITY-POLICING-DEVELOPMENT-2015, Department: DOJ - COPS, Closing Date: 6/19/2015

Advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration project, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices.

Eligible: All public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations

SCIENCE

Title: Early Stage Innovations (ESI), Funding Opportunity #:NNH15ZOA001N-15ESI-B2, Department: NASA - HQ, Closing Date: 7/10/2015

Accelerate the development of groundbreaking, high-risk/high-payoff space technologies, not necessarily directed at a specific mission, to support the future space science and exploration needs of NASA, other government agencies, and the commercial space sector.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.

Title: EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships, Funding Opportunity #:15-568, Department: NSF, Closing Date: 1/12/2016

Recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community.

Eligible: Individuals

Title: UTILIZING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE EMERGING SPACE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM CAPABILITIES, Funding Opportunity #:NNH15ZOA001K, Department: NASA - HQ, Closing Date: 8/13/2015

Provide technical expertise, test facilities, hardware, and software to aid industry partners in maturing capabilities that can enable or enhance space vehicle systems and/or mature other closely related subsystems.

Eligible: All U.S. private sector entities, including non-profits

~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

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Webinar June 9, 2015 Focuses on Meeting Federal Research Requirements for Data Management Plans, Public Access, and Preservation

UND Research News - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:54

Join the Chester Fritz Library for a webinar on June 9 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Library.

With the deadlines for achieving public access to scientific research data in digital formats approaching (October 2015 and January 2016), this webinar will provide practical advice and resources for writing data management plans as well as tips for evaluating in-house or external public access data sharing services that meet federal research requirements.

The session will begin with a brief update on agency responses to the 2013 OSTP memo, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” with focus on Section 4: “Objectives for Public Access to Scientific Data in Digital Formats.”

The update on the responses will frame the remainder of the session including:
• Developing data management plans
• Elements of good metadata and preservation standards
• Sharing of restricted-use research data
• Data curation training for your staff - training resources for the purposes working knowledge when developing data management plans, reviewing data sharing services for compliance, and interpreting agency guidelines

Lastly, this session will introduce you to a cloud-based research data sharing service known as openICPSR for Institutions and Journals. Developed at ICPSR at the University of Michigan, this data sharing service is designed to meet the needs of universities and departments that desire to comply with federal data sharing requirements but are concerned with the technical and financial costs and risk management associated with managing a publicly-accessible data-sharing service onsite.

The session content will be of particular interest to Offices of Research/Sponsored Programs, university libraries, data centers, research scientists, and those who manage staff that will need general working knowledge regarding data management plans, sharing and preserving research data, and generally understanding evolving federal requirements regarding scientific data in digital formats.

~ Janet Rex, Chester Fritz Library

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