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Scholarly Messenger
March 7, 2013

Sequestration Resource Center Established
With the Sequestration Order now in effect, the Society of Research Administrators International, has created a Sequestration Resource Center to aid researchers and research administrators in finding information from federal funding agencies. See the website >>

Good Lab Condition Prevents Further Damage from Gas Explosion
A clean, well-ordered laboratory contributed to preventing further damage. Read more >>
New Assignments in ORS Announced
The Office of Research Services has announced new work assignments. New assignments were effective in February. Read more >>

New ORS Website Available
The new website is designed to easily guide researchers through the funding process from start to finish. Visit the website >>

Young Investigator Forum Set
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host the 2013 Young Investigator Forum from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, March 8 in room 120 of the Experimental Sciences Building.
The forum is an opportunity for junior faculty to learn about research opportunities targeting young investigators and successful strategies to obtain these awards. See agenda >>
RSVP to proposals.vpr@ttu.edu
If you have any further questions, please contact Charisse Moore at charisse.moore@ttu.edu.

New Center Meant to Increase Transparency at Earliest Stages of Research Design
The Center for Open Science is the creation of a group of psychologists. The nonprofit center says on its website that it is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge See the Open Science website >>
Coverage of the Center for Open Science in Science Magazine. Read more >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Self-plagiarism – Beware!
A look at both sides of this controversial issue in research integrity. Read more >>

Environmental Health & Safety

Eye Safety: What You Need to Know
A look at the high cost of eye injuries and how to prevent them in the laboratory. Read more >>

EHS Staff Score Excellent Rating
Four members of the Asbestos Section of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) have received an excellent rating on a national proficiency accreditation test. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Cayuse Training
The Office of Research Services is offering training this month in Cayuse, the new electronic proposal submission system. Called Cayuse 424, the system will offer researchers a fast, easy-to-use Web application created specifically to simplify the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals.
  • March 15, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 29, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

Budget Basics
The Office of Research Services is conducting a Budget Basics workshop to help faculty and research staff. The session will cover types of budgets, personnel costs, fringe benefits, indirect costs, subcontract requirements, graduate student tuition and fee remission, cost sharing, budget justification and the ORS budget worksheet. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.
  • March 22, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • April 12, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • May 10, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
  • April 22, 2013
    The Museum of Texas Tech University
Stephanie J. Bird, noted expert on ethical issues in research practice, is the keynote speaker. More information and registration >>

Faculty Proposal Development Program
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a proposal development program for all faculty, but primarily aimed at junior faculty interested in learning more about writing proposals. The program requires a time commitment from the faculty member and support from the college and department.
  • Young Investigator Forum
    March 8
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Experimental Sciences Building room 120
    Open to all faculty
    RSVP to proposals.vpr@ttu.edu
  • April 5 - FPDP meeting
    1:30-3 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • May 3 - FPDP meeting
    1:30-3 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library

  • For more information, contact Charisse Moore at charisse.moore@ttu.edu

Funding & Award Opportunities

Limited Submissions: A number of limited submissions can be found on the OVPR Limited Submissions Web page.

National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 graduate, postdoctoral and senior research associateship programs. Application deadlines are May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1. Read more >>

Community of Science: Community of Science Pivot provides funding opportunities from federal sources as well as foundations.

Funding Opportunities: A listing of external and internal funding opportunities is available on the OVPR's Funding Resources website.