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Biden’s FY22 Budget Request Prioritizes STEM

The Biden administration is requesting budget increases for STEM education programs across federal agencies for fiscal year 2022. Several agencies are proposing stronger emphasis on diversity and inclusion initiatives in accordance with President Biden’s executive order on advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities.

NSF Seeks Reviewers for Proposals

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently seeking reviewers for proposals. If you are interested, please complete the survey using the following link: Reviewer Interest Survey. You can also find more information here about reviewing for the NSF.

NSF EHR Directorate Offers Town Hall – Data Science in Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) invites you to participate in a town hall meeting to stimulate a national conversation on the topic of Data Science in Education. This town hall meeting will explore Data Science and its impact across all levels of education from K-12 through higher education, […]

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for FY 2021-2025 Is Now Available

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released its NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2021-2025. This updated plan articulates NIH’s highest priorities over the next 5 years. The plan is organized around a framework of three key objectives: Advancing Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Developing, Maintaining, and Renewing Scientific Research Capacity Exemplifying and Promoting the […]

Top 3 Most Used NIH Applicant and Grantee Systems Resources

To help navigate the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants systems, the electronic Research Administration (eRA) website provides numerous resources. Here are the three most commonly accessed resources you may find helpful: eRA Commons Online Help for step-by-step instructions eRA Video Tutorials for quick overviews eRA Commons Frequently Asked Questions for helpful answers

UF Leadership Roundtable on Ethical Decision Making – NOW VIRTUAL

Join UF senior leaders for an interactive discussion on research integrity and ethical decision making. Spots are limited. Register at https://research.ufl.edu/rcr/rcr-training/2021-uf-leadership-roundtable/. You will receive a link to the livestream once registration is confirmed. Don’t forget to submit your questions to the panelists here! August 24, 2021 10:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

UF IT Offers Free Self-Paced Statistical Software Training

Two free, fully online trainings on statistics software will be offered during the fall term. Faculty, staff, postdocs, TAs, and graduate students can learn how to perform statistical analyses on research data while earning a certificate in SPSS and SamplePower 3 or the R programming language. Pre-registration is required. Use the links below to view the […]

UF DSP: What You Need to Know about CDAs and NDAs

You have been approached by a company that is interested in your research work and potentially sponsoring a research project. They want to meet with you to discuss the possibilities. They send you a confidential disclosure agreement (CDA) or a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to be signed and sent back. You are about to sign the CDA and then you think, […]

UF IRB Best Practices: Updating Documents

Updating documents is at the heart of many revisions and changes requested in myIRB. Whether it is the study protocol, the informed consent document, recruitment flyers, or questionnaires, making sure the IRB has the most recent version of your study documents is key to compliance. Learn more about how to update documents in myIRB to […]

IRB Best Practices: Study Staff Functions

The Study Title and Staff Smart Form is the first step in filling out an IRB submission in myIRB. Questions 5 and 6 ask for information about the study PI and study staff who will be carrying out the study. Here are some tips on how to best assign functions to your research team in […]

Why Properly Acknowledging Federal Funding Support Is Important

Accurately acknowledging federal funding is important to help ensure proper stewardship of taxpayer funds and to recognize federally sponsored research. Principal Investigators should review the terms of their awards from each federal agency to determine the requirements for proper acknowledgments of all work resulting from federal support. Non-federal sponsors may also have requirements for acknowledgments. […]