Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced, on November 4th, the appointment of Suzanne M. Rivera as
Case Western Reserve´s new vice president for research, effective this month.
Rivera, the university´s associate vice president for research since January 2011,
emerged as the top choice after an extensive process involving campuswide nominations
of internal university candidates. Since coming to CWRU, Rivera has distinguished herself
through a commitment to collaboration and a focus on systems and processes.
Read more about her.
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December 9, 2014
SPARTA System Used for All External Funding Proposals
When seeking external support for research and other sponsored projects, a funding proposal must be entered in Sparta.
Sparta is not just for federal funding. It is also to be used for foundation funding, state awards, and contracts with industry sponsors. University personnel cannot negotiate agreements with industry until a funding proposal is entered in Sparta. In addition, a funding proposal must be entered online even when applications are made directly to a foundation.
Please consult with the Office of Research Administration or the SOM Office of Grants and Contracts if you need assistance entering a funding proposal online.
Many federal law enforcement agencies have university liaison programs. If you receive a visit or other contact from a federal law enforcement officer, the CWRU Compliance Office reminds you to first request identification and then to immediately contact the CWRU Office of General Counsel, 368-4286. The Office of General Counsel will communicate directly with the agency to ensure that any inquiries are addressed completely and appropriately.
Questions? Contact Lisa Palazzo (368.5791) or Boyd Kumher (368.0833) in the CWRU Compliance Office.
CWRU researchers who receive requests for information that invoke the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should contact the Office of General Counsel. This should be done immediately so the extremely short deadlines under FOIA can be met. General Counsel can work with the faculty member to take steps to protect proprietary or confidential information from grants and protocols prior to the release of the requested information. Individual researchers should not release information without first consulting with the CWRU Office of General Counsel.
Federal regulations require Case Western Reserve University to conduct
business only with vendors, subcontractors, subawardees and individuals who
are in good standing with the federal government. Anyone who is not
in good standing with federal agencies cannot work on or provide services for
government grants or contracts. People and entities who are subject to these
restrictions are generally described as having been "debarred,"
"suspended" or "excluded."
To avoid inadvertent problems, visit http://www.sam.gov and verify that study staff, collaborators and vendors are not debarred, suspended or otherwise ineligible to receive federal funds.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality.
The prize is administered by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A selection committee comprised of leaders in science, medicine, and MS advocacy will review nominees. The committee will evaluate:
• Exceptional innovation and originality in scientific research relevant to MS
• Impact and potential of the research to lead to pathways for the treatment and cure for MS
• Scientific accomplishments that merit recognition as a future leader in MS research
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