Entries by patcasey


Research Spotlight: Wei Li

Q & A with Wei Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education What basic questions does your research seek to answer? I am a quantitative researcher. My research centers on the development and application of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to address issues in education and policy studies. Currently, […]

Biden’s American Jobs Plan Targets $180 Billion Investment in R&D

In his American Jobs Plan, President Biden is calling on Congress to invest $180 billion in R&D and the technologies of the future. Two of the initiatives in particular may impact upcoming funding opportunities for the college: In the initiative to advance U.S. leadership in critical technologies and upgrade America’s research infrastructure, President Biden is […]

NSF Enables Three New Proposal Types in Research.gov

Effective March 22, 2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has enabled three new proposal types in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site. These are the Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED), Equipment, and Travel proposal types. Research.gov is being developed incrementally, and features […]

New Framework Provides Guidance for Broader Impacts in Research Proposals

A new framework for articulating broader impacts in research proposals is now available from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. NSF’s existing criteria for evaluating research proposals through both intellectual merit and broader impacts remain unchanged. The new framework offers guidance on how researchers can better articulate the potential […]

From the IES Director: The Road to Learning Recovery

Institute of Education Sciences Director Mark Schneider announced that IES has been awarded $100 million from the American Rescue Plan to conduct research related to learning losses caused by COVID-19. IES will use these funds to help support learning recovery. Dr. Schneider believes these investments stand to help the nation recover as quickly as possible—and […]

From the IES Director: Compete to Win the XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge

On March 22, 2021 the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announced its first sponsorship of an XPRIZE. The Digital Learning Challenge is designed to incentivize developers of digital learning platforms to build, modify, and then test an infrastructure to run rigorous experiments that can be implemented and replicated faster than traditional on-ground randomized control trials. The […]

SRCD Hosts 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting

The Foundation for Child Development is pleased to announce featured sessions at the upcoming Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting April 7–9, 2021. The Foundation’s sessions highlight the work of grantees, Young Scholars Program, and the New York City Early Childhood Research Network. Register here for an April session beginning […]

Reminder: AERA Holds 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Register now and join thousands of scholars from education research and aligned fields and disciplines in the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Virtual Meeting April 8–12, 2021. Select from over 2,200 sessions featuring high quality and timely education research. Click here to view registration information, program information, meeting services, exhibits and sponsorship, facts at a glance, and training videos.

UF IRB Best Practices: Documents and Changes

The UF Institutional Review Board (IRB) receives approximately 3,000 new submissions and 5,000 revisions annually. The UF IRB staff and reviewers work hard to make sure that each submission is carefully and efficiently evaluated, but there are things you can do to help. Be sure documents are in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Use Track Changes when […]

UF IRB Best Practices: The Revision Smart Form

Submitting revisions in myIRB is more than just modifying your study. The UF IRB offers tips from IRB staff for filling out the out the myIRB Revision Smart Form. The first two Smart Form questions are about getting the reviewer(s) the information needed to quickly process your submission. Typically, providing more details here means a […]

UF IRB QA/QI Program Team Offers New Tool

Researchers and study staff, please be on the lookout for a new tool from the UF Institutional Review Board (IRB) Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program team (UF IRB QA/QI). UF IRB QA/QI will soon be rolling out its Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) self-assessment survey tool. While the initial roll-out of the PAM self-assessment survey tool will target […]

Updates to Qualtrics Environment

On March 31, 2021 Qualtrics deployed updates to several areas of the survey tool, improving both the ease of use and accessibility of its features. There is now a simplified question builder navigation that aligns with the overall Qualtrics user experience. Another significant change: The Survey Editor tool is now called Survey Builder. Some functions […]