Tag Archives: animal research

News Roundup: Records Management, Leadership, and More

Are you following the proper Records Management procedures? This is an important, but often overlooked part of our responsibility as research administrators. There have been some changes at VCU recently, so the Records Management Office announces that registration for basic records management training is now open. The Records Management program seeks to educate all employees on […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Animal Research

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Are you an administrator wanting to learn more about regulations on Animal Research?  Here is a brief primer for you in regards to federal regulations, a link to some of the guidance provided by VCU, and ethical considerations to be aware of.  The US has come a long way in eliminating animal […]

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Fun Friday: The “Wikipedia” of Evolutionary History

Researchers at Duke University have released a “tree of life” for some 2.3 million species on earth.. an evolutionary wikipedia, if you will! You can read about it here, or view and download it for later reading here.

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News Roundup: NSF Compliance Update, Animal use in biomedical research, NIH eRA Commons Accounts, and more

This week’s news roundup is chock full of fun: NSF is making updates to FastLane on July 24 that will implement a new set of automated compliance checks in the system.  This makes it more likely that your proposal will not make it to review (or possibly even submission) if you don’t follow the guidelines! […]

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PETA vs. Scientists

PETA recently released a report on “Trends in animal use at US research facilities.”  Though the report has attracted some media attention, many in the scientific community have pointed out flaws in the report. One of the best rebuttals by far comes from the Speaking of Research blog. Aside from rebutting the PETA report, it’s […]

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News Roundup: October 2014

Wondering what’s going on in the world of sponsored research today?  Here are a few items of interest: NIH data sharing policies actually do work, according to a study conducted at Drexel, Brandeis, and Harvard Universities.  Speaking of NIH, “random source” dogs will no longer be allowed for use in NIH-funded research. The Department of Education has […]

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