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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.


CWRU's Core Facilities site is live

CWRU's Core Facilities Support Committee is working to promote all of the university's diverse core facilities and service centers in an attempt to improve their visibility and promote collaboration with researchers and industry partners.

The committee is pleased to announce that their website http://research.case.edu/corefacilities is now available and users can find information about the most common core facilities in one place. Intended to work alongside the already available webpage for CWRU's Centers and Institutes http://www.case.edu/centers , the site strives to promote the amazing facilities our university offers.

If you would like more information, have a comment or have a core facility that you feel we have missed, please feel free to email the committee at CWRUcores@case.edu.

Plan to attend CWRU Innovation Summit in October

MODELS OF INNOVATION
Oct. 26-28, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

Make plans now to attend Innovation Summit and explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale. This campus-wide event is bringing together entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers, academics, economic development professionals, policy makers and more to explore how innovation thrives.

Learn more and register at - http://engineering.case.edu/innovation-summit


Research Matters

Research Matters

Use the following link in order to view previous editions of Research Matters and Research News and Updates Research Matters Archive .




Latest News

Research Newsletter
October 2, 2017February 22, 2018  

Department of the Air Force - Speech and Audio Data Technologies (SADT)
1. The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome Research Site, is soliciting white papers under this announcement for new and innovative research to increase AFRL's knowledge and understanding of speech and audio exploitation technologies for support of military applications.
2. The scope of this effort covers a broad range of technologies not limited to: usable speech determination, interference mitigation (noise, co-channel), channel mitigation, speaker diarization, whispered speech detection, music or tone detection/mitigation, background noise detection, speaker segmentation, speaker highlighting, speaker identification, speaker verification, transmission segmentation, language and dialect identification, accented speech identification, optimal data selection, coding to preserve the characteristics of the speaker and channel, automatic speech recognition, key word spotting, correlation, and model adaptation, event/anomaly detection, platform identification.
3. The main emphasis for this research are techniques and methods for use in a tactical (low signal-to-noise ratio, <10 seconds processing time, with minimal training time and data) military environment.
4. Deliverables will be technical reports and when appropriate, software and demonstrations with associated data.
This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2020. Only white papers are due at this time. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 1500 on 30 Sep 2020, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY17 - 19 May 2017
FY18 - 29 Dec 2017
FY19 - 31 Dec 2018
FY20 - 31 Dec 2019

1. FIRST STEP - White Paper Reviews: The Government will review White Papers to determine which of them have the potential to best meet the Air Force's needs based on the criteria listed above. If white papers are of interest and funding is available, AFRL/RI will request a formal technical and cost proposal from offeror. If white papers are not of interest or there is not funding available, a letter is sent to the offeror indicating the reason not selected.
2. SECOND STEP - Proposal Review and Selection Process

Total funding for this BAA is approximately $9.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 36 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $100K to $750K. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value.

White Papers accepted until September 30, 2020

For more information visit the FBO website.

 
CWRU IRB Implements New Continuing Review Policy for Less then Minimum Risk Studies

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Case Western Reserve University Institutional Review Board (CWRU IRB) will extend the continuing review cycles for non-federally funded studies that are less than minimal risk to three (3) years. Examples of research activities that may be eligible for three (3) year approvals include:

  • Chart reviews
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Tissue studies
This change will decrease the administrative burden on researchers.

Please contact the CWRU IRB Office at (216) 368-6925 or cwru-irb@case.edu with any questions about this change.

 
SpartaIRB User Training for CWRU and University Hospitals IRBs

Many dates offered
One-hour sessions
University Hospitals IRB Training held in Lakeside 1400
CWRU IRB Training held in Sears Library Building, Room 670


SpartaIRB, the new CWRU and University Hospitals IRB electronic protocol submission system will begin accepting applications in March. These 1-hour sessions will introduce investigators to the new system. Investigators, administrators and students who will submit IRB applications are encouraged to attend at least one session.

Training will focus primarily on submissions to either the University Hospitals IRB or CWRU IRB. When registering, check the title of the training and the location to be sure you attend the training for the IRB you will use most often.

For more information about the SpartaIRB transition, please see: http://case.edu/research/faculty-staff/education/spartairb/.

Registration for the user training is online at: https://research.case.edu/researchapps/education/onlinecalendar.cfm.

 
Princess Grace Foundation
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is accepting applications for its 2018 Princess Grace Film Awards.

Through the annual program, grants are awarded in support of student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The categories of eligible films include narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid work, as well as newer forms such as media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive Web work, and other projects where the moving image is the primary component.

These grants will be made in accordance with the student’s thesis project budget; administrative charges, overhead, and indirect costs incurred by the school may NOT be charged against the grant.

To be eligible, nominees must be a full-time or matriculated student who has not yet have completed a thesis film, or who has completed at least one film as a director, and is the director of the proposed film.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

For more informaiton, visit the PGF USA webpage
 
Children's Leukemia Research Association
The Children's Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to support research efforts focused on finding the causes of and a cure for Leukemia. To that end, CLRA is seeking applications from investigators for promising research projects in the area of childhood leukemia.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to promising projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other sources.

Any doctor at the PhD or MD level involved in research on finding the causes of and/or a cure for leukemia may apply.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For more information visit the Children’s Leukemia Research Association website.

 

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