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Welcome from the Vice President for Research

CWRU researchers are among the most distinguished in the world. We have 16 Nobel Laureates among current and former faculty and alumni, 4 members of the National Academies of Sciences, 7 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 8 members of the Institute of Medicine. We also partner with artistic and cultural institutions on a broad range of projects that make important scholarly contributions in the humanities and social sciences.

Extraordinary research requires an outstanding infrastructure. Our Office of Research & Technology Management provides support to seek out grant funding, to facilitate industrial sponsorship, and to transfer university technologies to the marketplace. This is a place for people driven to make a difference, and our office exists to help them succeed.

Contact us. We want you to see what our campus can offer.

Dr. Suzanne Rivera


SpartaCOI is now available for 2014 Annual Outside Financial Interests Certification

Sparta COI Disclosure System

It is time for all full-time faculty and non-faculty investigators to complete the annual CWRU Outside Financial Interests Certification Form. CWRU Conflict of Interests Policy requires disclosure at least annually and the deadline for completion of the 2014 form is April 1, 2015.

Please visit our Conflict of Interests (COI) Committee website for more information, including a schedule of in-person assistance sessions and a user Guide for our new application, SpartaCOI.





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February 24, 2015  

New Outside Interests Disclosure Form

Case Western Reserve University is committed to ensuring its faculty an open and productive environment in which to conduct teaching and research. The institution's concern with conflict of interests reflects the ever-increasing complexity of our society, our various relations with each other and with outside institutions, along with the heightened national and governmental sensitivity to such matters.

University policy requires that all faculty and other researchers who contribute to scientific development disclose their outside interests at least annually. The 2014 Outside Interests disclosure process will begin the first week of February. The Office of Research Administration has transitioned to Click Sparta to administer the 2014 process. Sparta has had a positive impact on streamlining the pre-award system and by using specialized Sparta Conflict of Interests (COI) software we have created a much more user friendly COI system. Sparta COI will have the look and feel of Sparta which will ease transition to the new software.

Pertinent information that had been part of the Spiderweb disclosure process will not prepopulate the Sparta COI disclosure form, but any data disclosed in Sparta COI will remain to be updated or changed as the need arises.

A number of information sessions have been organized in February and March, and we hope you can join the Office of Research Administration COI staff for an opportunity to learn about the new Sparta COI software for the annual disclosure process. Attendees can stop in for a quick tutorial of the new system, or you can complete your disclosure during the session with assistance from the COI staff.

 
NIH Requires New Biosketch Format for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that a new biosketch format will be required for all applications submitted for FY2016 funding, which begins with due dates of January 25, 2015.

The NIH has been piloting a planned modification of the biosketch since June 2012. The new format increases the page limit from 4 to 5 pages and increases the number of peer-reviewed publications from 15 to 20. The new format allows investigators to include a link to a complete listing of their publications in SciENcv or My Bibliography. Within the next few weeks, the NIH will update SciENcv to accommodate the new biosketch format.

Visit the NIH website under the heading “Additional Format Pages” to obtain templates for the new biosketch format: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm.

Local Assistance Available with New Biosketch Formatting
Contact Kathy Blazer, Interim Director, Cleveland Health Sciences Library, (216-368-1361 or kcb2@case.edu) if interested in having Kathy conduct a departmental information session, or to answer individual questions.

Review the Health Sciences Library's slide presentation at: http://www.case.edu/chsl/library/NIHBiosketch.pptx.

 
Research Boot Camps @ CWRU: Research Adminstration and Human Resources

The Office of Research Administration and the Department of Human Resources are please to offer the following sessions, designed to help faculty navigate administrative processes related to research...

Research @ CWRU: A Boot Camp for New Investigators
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wolstein Research Building, Room 1403
or
Monday, March 16, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room

This 90-minute orientation is designed to help navigate the university's research grant and regulatory compliance processes and policies. Research Administration staff members will share the university’s internal procedures and attendees will receive a binder of helpful information to take away from the presentation. There will be plenty of time for questions.

New faculty are specifically invited, but all faculty are welcome to attend.

Everything Researchers Need to Know about Human Resources
Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Crawford Hall, Room 209
or
Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Crawford Hall, Room 209

This session will provide researchers with the opportunity to further develop and strengthen the knowledge, methods and skills necessary to meet their human resource challenges.

Registration is available for all sessions online at: http://research.case.edu/Education/Onlinecalendar.cfm.

 
Student Researchers and COI Disclosures

Student researchers who are listed on human subjects research protocols are required to have an Outside Interest Disclosure form on file with the Office of Research Administration (ORA). To help establish that the design, conduct, and reporting of research will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflict of interests, disclosures are required not only for faculty and staff, but also student researchers.

For more information on the CWRU Outside Interest Disclosure process, see: https://research.case.edu/Compliance/COI.cfm.

 
Health Resources and Services Administration – Rural Health Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-072
The purpose of the Rural Health Value Program is to inform rural health care providers and stakeholders such as HHS, Congress, states, and for-profit and nonprofit entities that set policies impacting rural health care providers about the impacts of changes in the health care delivery system, and to provide technical assistance to rural providers in identifying potential new approaches to health care delivery in their communities. The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) funds community health organizations to test innovative approaches to improving the delivery of care in their communities. Projects focus on a wide range of activities, including direct health care delivery, formation of networks to gain economies of scale and shared knowledge, implementation of quality of improvement strategies, and expansion of health care service delivery via telehealth. Evaluation of these awards documents outcomes and leads to the development of evidence-based practices that may be replicated in other communities. These best practices are shared with the broader rural health community primarily via the Rural Community Health Gateway. ORHP also funds technical assistance providers to work with grantees to implement best practices in their projects. There are numerous opportunities to learn from and highlight the innovations of these grantees, and to share information with the technical assistance providers who support them.

Application Deadline: March 23, 2015

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

 

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