Going Beyond Batch Jobs on HiPerGator

UFIT is offering several trainings related to running interactive jobs and managing code and data on HiPerGator. All classes are free and held in NPB 2205. A valid HiPerGator account is required to take any of the trainings. Attendees should pre-register for each class they want to attend and bring a laptop with them to each training: 

Git and GitHub.com: Pre-register here
Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:40 am–11:30 am

Running MATLAB on HiPerGator: Pre-register here
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:40 am–12:10 pm

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UF IRB Reminders: Recruiting Research Subjects and Revisions to Research

Advertising and Recruiting for Research Subjects: Federal regulations (both U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration) require that IRBs make sure the selection of subjects for a study is equitable. Each protocol submitted to the UF IRB for review must explain how subjects will be identified and recruited for the study. All proposed recruiting tools associated with a recruitment plan must be reviewed and approved by the UF IRB prior to use.

Revisions to Your Research: Federal regulations require that changes to IRB-approved research may not occur without prior IRB review and approval, “no matter how minor” unless a change is required to eliminate an apparent immediate hazard to subjects. If the change was made to eliminate an apparent immediate hazard to subjects, it must be submitted to the UF IRB promptly for review. “Prompt” reporting at UF means as soon as possible, but not later than five (5) working days. When submitting a revision in myIRB, please clearly indicate what the revision is and why this revision is being implemented.

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How Faculty Can Help Undergraduates Looking for Research

The UF Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides resources for undergraduate researchers. Faculty can list projects in a research opportunities database that connects students from all colleges to resources for undergraduate research https://cur.aa.ufl.edu/research-search/. Faculty have the option to delete the project after it is filled, so students do not continue to contact them. For more information, see the Faculty Mentors webpage. If you are interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers, click Submit to the CUR Database. The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) provides peer advising for students who are looking for research opportunities. If you are approached by students asking how to find research, please feel free to refer them to the CURBS Peer Mentors.

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NCES Announces the 2020 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announces the 2020 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, July 8–10 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “Using Data to Prepare for the Future.” The conference is free and open to the public. NCES is accepting proposals from those who would like to present a session or be an exhibitor at the STATS-DC Data Conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 3, 2020. To submit a concurrent session or exhibitor proposal, please visit https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=9231

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Grants.gov Notice: Deletion of Accounts with Duplicate Email Addresses

On March 21, 2020, applicant accounts with a duplicate email address will be deleted. For an applicant user with multiple Grants.gov accounts registered using the same email address, only the account with the most recent login will be retained. All other duplicate applicant accounts will be deleted, and you will no longer have access to associated data (including submission data). To retain access to the associated data, please merge the duplicate applicant accounts.

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UF DSP Reminder: Sponsor Communication

A reminder that UF Research Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP), as the Authorized Official, is the appropriate office to contact the sponsor with requests for effort commitment changes, budgetary changes, no cost extensions, contractual negotiations, and other official administrative correspondence. Template letters are available on the DSP Forms and Templates webpage to help draft notification to the sponsor, to be signed by the Principal Investigator or other appropriate party, and countersigned by DSP.
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Awarded Projects for February 2020

Congratulations to Chris Curran for his award from the American Educational Research Association; Ester de Jong for her award from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education; Herman Knopf for his subcontract award Alabama Department of Human Resources Flow Through from the University of Alabama; and Philip Poekert for his award from Richland County School District One.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for February 2020

Best wishes to Pasha Antonenko for his subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from BrainLeap Technologies, Inc.; Hannah Bayne and Camilo Reina Munoz for their proposal to the American Psychological Foundation; Christopher Busey for his proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Bojan Lazarevic and Swapna Kumar for their proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Ashley MacSuga-Gage for her proposal to the University of South Florida; Philip Poekert for his proposal to Microsoft; Philip Poekert and Christopher Redding for their proposal to Step Up for Students; Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their proposal to the Charleston County School District; Christohe Bobda, Wanli Xing, and Sharon Chuyew Yee for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense; David Arnold, Wanli Xing, Lisa Anthony, Jennifer Doty, and Yu-Hao Lee for their proposal to the Spencer Foundation; and Wanli Xing for his subcontract proposal NSF Flow Through from Texas Tech University.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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