OSP Faculty Spotlight for Fall 2023 is Dr. Jennifer Wenner and Dr. Kathleen Wren.
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Faculty Spotlight Presentation: “How I learned to stop worrying and loved what I found in my professional path”
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wenner, Ph.D., Professor of Geology
Description: Dr. Wenner specializes in volcanoes and geoscience education, she will discuss various aspects of research and grant development. Areas will include:
- Finding satisfaction in research and collaborations
- Some lessons learned from failures and successes in my own grant submissions
- Insights from my time as a rotating program director at the National Science Foundation
Watch on demand here
Grant opportunities and skill development webinars
NIH Updated Policy Guidance for Subaward/Consortium Written Agreements
Effective October 1, 2023, NIH would be imposing a requirement that foreign subrecipients turn over all records to the primary recipient at an agreed upon frequency (e.g., once a quarter, once a month). This updates the NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS), Section 15.2, which outlines the requirements for consortium/subaward agreements on NIH-funded grants and is in line with federal guidance 2 CFR 200.332(a)(5) which states that subaward agreements must include, “a requirement that the subrecipient permit the pass-through entity and auditors to have access to the subrecipient’s records and financial statements as necessary for the pass-through entity to meet the requirements of this part.” A Federal Register Notice announcing the updates will be posted in the coming weeks. More information can be found at this link.
New NSF Safe and Inclusive Working Environment for Off-Campus and Off-Site Research Activities
This new NSF policy requires that the University have a plan in place to address certain behaviors should they occur while off-campus or off-site research is conducted. NSF defines off-campus or off-site research as data/information/samples being collected off-campus or off-site. Starting January 30, 2023, all PIs will be required to complete a form detailing their plans to foster a safe and inclusive off-campus environment prior to submitting any NSF proposal that proposes to conduct research off-campus or off-site. The plan must be disseminated to all individuals participating in the off-campus or off-site research prior to departure. The form for the plan can be found here. Contact OSP at OSP@uwosh.edu with any questions.
New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Effective for applications starting January 25, 2023, and after, all NIH-supported researchers producing scientific data will be expected to submit a Data Management & Sharing Plan as part of their proposals. Under the new policy, data must be shared no later than the time of an associated publication or the end of the performance period. The NIH policy encourages the use of established data repositories. Learn what is expected of investigators and institutions under the 2023 NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy. A Data Management Plan Tool (DMP tool) is available to assist researchers in creating a plan: https://dmptool.org/plans. To use the DMP tool, log in using your UWO email and password.