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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


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Research Newsletter
July 14, 2015  

Registration Now Open: OHRP Research Community Forum

Innovations in Research: Collaborations & Transformations
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH
Registration Fee: $125


The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), along with University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will be hosting an all-day Research Community Forum at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio.

This conference will feature a unique program focused on research innovation, with representatives from OHRP as well as experts from industry and academic institutions. The content of the program will benefit all members of the research enterprise.

Researchers, research coordinators, Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and staff, institutional officials, other public health service agencies, emerging bioscience companies entering human research and anyone with an interest in research involving human subjects should consider attending this informative and interesting one-day conference.

For additional information and registration, see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eb321k9pd223cc69&llr=hr5hpguab.

 
PCORI: Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRN) Research Demonstration Projects

Patient-powered research networks (PPRNs) were funded by PCORI with the intent of supporting communities or networks of patients motivated to participate in clinical research through the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and to develop their capacity to govern the research activities of their networks. There are three objectives: (1) Relevance: Answer important patient-identified research questions generated by the PPRN community that remain unanswered due to insufficient or inconclusive evidence. (2) Collaboration: Use, develop, and contribute to PCORnet’s shared tools and resources (the PCORnet Commons) to accelerate the conduct of research using PCORnet through collaborations with other PPRNs. (3) Evaluation: Evaluate the contribution and impact of the project to and on the development of the PCORnet Commons and on PCORnet’s capacity to support an increasing volume of future research.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2015

The application deadline is September 30, 2015

For more information visit the PCORI webpage.

 
Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:

Department of the Army - USAMRAA

Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program

Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Epilepsy Research Program

 
Purchasing Computing Devices with Federal Funds under the New Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Parts 200.20 and 200.453)

Computing devices are machines used to acquire, store, analyze, process, and publish data and other information electronically and include accessories (or peripherals) for printing, transmitting and receiving, or storing electronic information. Computing devices costing less than $5,000 are not considered equipment and therefore are treated as supplies and materials. Therefore, if a computing device is to be acquired for use in the performance of a federal award, the computing device may be charged to the federal award provided that:

  • it is essential (i.e., necessary) to performing the work under the award, and
  • the cost is allocable and reasonable.
Determining whether a computing device is essential – The Principal Investigator should consider (and document) whether performing the work under the award without the computing device would be difficult and inefficient. An important measure of this is determining (and documenting) whether the anticipated cost of performing the work without the computing device is greater than the combined cost of performing the work plus the cost of acquiring the computing device.

Determining whether a computing device is allocable to a federal award – If a computing device is essential to and will benefit a federal award, it is allocable to that award. The cost may be allocated to a federal award even when its usage is not solely dedicated to it. However, the Principal Investigator should first consider the amount of benefit of the computing device to the project, and the cost should be allocated proportionally with a reasonable cost allocation methodology.

Determining whether the cost of a computing device is reasonable – The Principal Investigator must make an informed, prudent decision, taking into consideration not only the cost, but the utility, quality and value of the device to the project.

If a computing device is not essential to a federal award, it is not allocable (in whole or in part) as a direct cost to that award. In such cases, the computing device is considered to be a “general use” item and must be treated as an indirect cost expense (just like paper, pens and other general use supplies), and charged to an appropriate institutional funding source.

Please remember that all expenses charged to federal awards must conform to the cost principles specified in the OMB Uniform Guidance. Please consult with the Office of Research Administration if you should have any questions about whether you may charge a specific expense to federal funds.

 
CDC: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Increasing Educational Support for CJD Families and the Nation

The purpose of this program is to enhance support to family members of patients with a suspected or diagnosed case of human prion disease as well as enhance support for national surveillance for CJD and its emerging variants by (1) providing family members of such patients with easy access to consultations with persons experienced and knowledgeable about practical issues related to this disease, 2) facilitating educational and other mutually beneficial interaction of researchers with family members of CJD patients (3) increasing general awareness about CJD and (4) increasing the number of autopsies of suspected CJD cases.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2015.

For more information visit the Grants.Gov webpage.

 

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