Important news for Iowa State University research faculty and staff about new resources, services, facilities, policies and funding opportunities.
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Funding Opportunities

Deadlines Approach for Internal Research Funding
Deadlines are quickly approaching for three internal funding programs that support Iowa State faculty members' research and scholarly projects. The Office of the Vice President for Research invites your proposals to these opportunities: Weekly Summary of New Funding Opportunities
VSA/TIG, Iowa State's federal relations firm, provides a list of new funding opportunities every week. Each entry on the list includes a short summary of the funding opportunity, due date, anticipated available funding, and a link to get more information.
Training & Development

Navigating the Compliance Process 101
Jan. 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Memorial Union Campanile Room
This seminar, offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research, will cover best practices for conducting your work in the highly regulated world of research. The session will explain Iowa State processes for research compliance, resources for faculty and staff, and some important points of consideration throughout the life cycle of a research project. The presentation will be most beneficial for new principal investigators, faculty and staff who are new to Iowa State, and researchers who have moved into a new lab, position, or area of research.

Presenters include Sarah Kaatz, director of the Office for Responsible Research; Brooke Langlitz, director of the Office of Research Integrity; Mary Sauer, attending veterinarian; Rob Shipley, director of Laboratory Animal Resources. Register online.

Project Management for Grant Coordinators and Administrators
Feb. 7, 9 - 11 a.m., Memorial Union Campanile Room
Have you heard "plan the work, then work the plan"? This seminar will help you make that project management mantra happen by defining and delving into the five stages of project management, with a specific focus on managing sponsored research. We will identify key qualities of successful project managers and offer resources for grant coordinators to sharpen those qualities. Attendees will receive a list of checklists, templates, and software resources to help manage sponsored research projects of any size. The training is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research and presented by Grants Hub staff. Register online.

Good Clinical Practice Training Now Required for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials
Effective Jan. 1, all researchers and staff involved in National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials are required to complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP training covers standards for conducting, recording, and reporting clinical trials that involve human participants. To meet this NIH requirement, Iowa State has adopted an online course offered through the CITI Program called GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus). Details about the GCP training requirements are available on the ORR website. NIH has also published frequently asked questionsResearchers and clinical trial staff involved with active NIH-funded clinical trials are encouraged to complete GCP training as soon as possible.

Four Biology Microscopy Facilities Merge
The Confocal and Multiphoton Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility, and the Roy J. Carver Laboratory for Ultrahigh Resolution Biological Microscopy are merging into a new Roy J. Carver High Resolution Microscopy Facility (HRMF). Margie Carter, Tracey Stewart, and Curtis Mosher will manage the HRMF, which is administered by the Office of Biotechnology. When the merger is completed later this year, the HRMF will offer researchers consolidated access to instrumentation, technical assistance, consultation, and training related to a wide variety of biology microscopy techniques. The Materials Analysis Research Laboratory will continue to facilitate materials science microscopy research.
Grants Hub

Grants Hub Service Spotlight: Finding Funding
Grants Hub staff are available to help you efficiently and effectively find funding opportunities using agency websites and funding databases (including Pivot, the Foundation Center Directory, and Grant Forward).

To request a Grants Hub funding funding consultation, just fill out a brief request form. The Grants Hub also offers several resource guides on finding funding on its website.

Research Roundup

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