Common Rule Revisions Delayed 6 Months

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This week, the federal agencies regulated under the Common Rule, the set of regulations governing human subjects research, released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would delay implementation of revisions to the Common Rule by an additional six months, setting a new compliance date of January 21, 2019. The stated rationale for the delay is to “provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements.” The Obama-era changes had been originally scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018 but were delayed by an Interim Final Rule announced in January 2018 that pushed the compliance date by six months, to July 19, 2018, and indicated that further delays might be proposed. The rulemaking process to update the Common Rule has been in progress since 2011 (read COSSA’s summary of the changes). The regulations themselves have not been updated since 1991.

ISSR's Grants Development Panel Explores Diverse Pathways of Research Funding

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In early March, ISSR held its first grants development panel entitled “Grants and Your Research Trajectory,” moderated by Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, Jennifer Lundquist and featuring panelists Mari Castañeda, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication and Larry King, a new Professor in the Department of Economics. The panel explored a range of grantmaking experiences across the social and behavioral sciences. Faculty and audience participants shared their experiences and strategies for including grant making and project stewardship in their career trajectories. This panel was designed to raise awareness of new capabilities within ISSR to assist faculty in building successful research proposals strategizing interdisciplinary grants and identifying prospective funders. 

Apply to the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards | Applications Due June 28, 2018

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards consist of 400,000 euros, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each of their eight categories. Visit the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge website for details and application instructions

Apply to the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Scholars Program | Applications Due April 06, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) announces a competition to fund independent research during 2018-19, culminating in a high-quality working paper relevant to the Department’s policymaking. Awards will be made in the range of $20,000–$50,000 for projects that would contribute to the Department’s mission of fostering, promoting, and developing the well-being of wage earners, retirees, and job seekers.

U.S. Federal Budget Update | President's FY2019 Budget Request Disproportionately Cuts NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

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ISSR calls your attention to the details, of the President's FY 2019 Budget Request, newly analyzed by the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). COSSA reports that, revisions to the President's initial budget request restore much of its proposed 30% cut to the National Science Foundation. While the new proposal restores overall NSF funding the enacted FY2017 levels, it disproportionately reduces allocations to the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. In the revised request, SBE would see a cut of 9.1 percent from FY2017 (11.2 percent to its research an education activities). See COSSA's detailed analysis of the President's FY2019 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation

February 16 | Team Cognition Distributed in Spatio-Temporal Processes: A Macroergonomic Approach to Pediatric Trauma Care

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering invites the university community to attend a talk by Abigail Woolridge (University of Wisconsin - Madison).  Health care, as well as many industries in today’s society, consists of complex sociotechnical systems, i.e. people working with technology(ies) in an organization and a physical environment, and interacting with various processes. 

Research Talk and Opportunity | Health Reform and Addiction Treatment: Lessons From a National Study

The College of Nursing is pleased to present the second talk in its 2018 Spring Seminar Series, to be delivered by Peter Friedmann, MD, the Chief Research Officer and Endowed Chair for Clinical Research at Baystate Health. Dr. Friedmann is a primary care internist, addiction medicine clinician, and established substance abuse researcher.

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