Tag Archives: research

News Roundup: Welcome Back!

  Though we’ve been back from break for a few days now, I want to welcome you back to work, and back to the blog! There are a few things happening here that I am really excited to tell you! First, we want to congratulate Maggie Gallagher-Mondak on successfully passing the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) […]

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News Roundup: NIH Special!

We have a special News Roundup for you this week, and it’s all about NIH. NIH has raised the salary cap. NOT-OD-16-045 raises the maximum salary on NIH support from $183,300 to $185,100  effective January 10, 2016. We’ve updated our salary cap cost share calculator spreadsheet to assist you with calculations. CHS CSA for Sal Cap (MS Excel, 87 […]

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Fun Friday: ‘Tis The Season!

Today’s Fun Friday comes to us from a lab somewhere. It was posted on Facebook in a group called “The Astonishing School of Gifted Nerds,” but I couldn’t find the original source. Still, it’s good for a chuckle! Happy Holidays from all of us at CHS-OSP!

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Bonus News Roundup: NCURA Chair-Elect at VCU, US ORI News, and More

Big News for CHS-OSP.  I’ve recently been informed that I have been elected NCURA Region III Chair-Elect!  This means that I’ll be assisting the current Chair for a year (starting in May), and will be the official Chair for the next year’s Spring Meeting (2017).  I’m honored to have been chosen for this opportunity, and […]

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News Roundup: School Reform, Benefits for Postdocs, and More

School reform may impact higher ed. Congress has voted to scrap the No Child Left Behind act. Now they are working on what will replace it. Read more here.  “University lobbyists are hoping that Alexander can also wave his magic wand to make government oversight of academic research less onerous. He has promised to incorporate […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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News Roundup: Gene Editing, NSF T/C, and More

In research administration news this week: Debate on the ethics of gene editing: As debate continues, US News and World Report has a great primer article about gene editing and its ethical issues. Targeting of scientists: PETA has sent out hundreds of letters to the neighbors of an NIH director and research scientist, urging people to […]

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Fun Friday: Winners of the Annual Dance Your PhD Contest

You read that right.  There is actually an annual contest in which PhD candidates communicate their science via interpretive dance.  There is a cash prize. The results are pretty entertaining. You’re welcome.

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The Latest Attack on Science..

The Science Wars continue… Popcorn alert (as in, time to make a bowl and settle in!) First, Matt Ridley opined that innovation doesn’t come from basic science in his essay in the Wall Street Journal. He went so far to call the idea a myth. In the title, no less. Then, Jack Stilgoe of the Guardian […]

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“Faculty Speed Dating” for Research Comes to VCU!

Are you a VCU faculty member looking for research partnerships?  Meet researchers outside your discipline at this fast-paced networking event for clinicians, scientists and engineers! Talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange business cards, and then move on!  This event is part of the Ready, Set, Grant! series of workshops and is sponsored by […]

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