Monday, February 20, 2017

NSF Day in Chapel Hill

Spring is beautiful in Chapel Hill -- what a great time for NSF Day in the Tar Heel State! Get the details here.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Animal, vegetable, mineral: Scientific collections

We have all heard about management plans for electronic data gathered in scientific research. Efforts are under way to make physical objects available for scientific study as well. The Registry of U.S. Federal Scientific Collections has details.

Friday, February 03, 2017

PDF attachments for NIH: Color me informed

The National Institutes of Health issued a new policy for text in PDF attachments. The Arial, Georgia Helvetica and Palatino Linotype fonts acceptable; applicants are no longer restricted to black text. Check out the policy for details.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NSF: The rules they are a-changin'

Sign up for a webinar that will review significant changes to the National Science Foundation's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The event is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Learn about updates to requirements for letters of intent, collaborators, cover sheets and other matters that will affect proposals submitted Jan. 30, 2017 and thereafter.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NIH data management: Sharing is caring

The National Institutes of Health wants to hear what you have to say about data management and sharing. Learn here how to submit comments.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

More tales of the NSF OIG

The National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General cites encouraging the ethical conduct of research as a challenge for the agency in fall 2016. The report lists a number of investigations into allegations of research misconduct. Incidents involved faculty as well as graduate students, and allegations included falsification of data and plagiarism of text. The report is available  here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NIH workshops in the Big Easy and Charm City

The National Institutes of Health plans regional grant seminars for May in New Orleans and October in Baltimore. They are an opportunity to learn about the agency's grant processes and talk with program officials

PCORI grantwriting workshop

Want to learn how to prepare a competitive proposal for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute? A workshop will be offered Jan. 22 and 23 in Georgetown. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate, so no need to compete with Inauguration party stragglers for hotel space. Learn more about what this independent organization funds here.