September 2013, Volume XIII, Number 3
UM Research Board Grant Application Deadlines
The purpose of the UM Research Board is to enhance the long-term quality and quantity of scholarship throughout the University by supporting meritorious research projects. An important goal is to leverage external funds by UM faculty by supporting promising new faculty and funding high-quality new initiatives of senior faculty.
Grant Application Receipt Deadlines:
- Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at 5pm
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at 5pm
Award Limit: $75,000
Contact Brenda Stutte (314-516-5897) with questions.
External Awards & Research Expenditures Reports
2013 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research & Creativity Awarded to Chemist
Dr. Alexei Demchenko, professor of chemistry at UMSL (pictured above), is the recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Research and Creativity.
Video: Research & Innovation Week at UMSL
Check out the YouTube video about the 2013 Research & Innovation Week at UMSL held in April as we start work on next year's event.
NIH and Lacks Family Announce HeLa Genome Data Sharing and Use Agreement
The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family announced an agreement that will allow HeLa-derived genomic data to be deposited into NIH’s existing dbGap database while addressing the privacy concerns of the Lacks family. Researchers will be able to apply for controlled access to whole genome HeLa cell data, and these requests will be rapidly reviewed by a new HeLa Genome Data Access working group consisting of physicians, scientists, a bioethicist, and two members of the Lacks family.
Changes in eRA Commons Requirements being Rolled Out by NIH
(Posted Aug. 2) The NIH is working to improve data on the biomedical research workforce, particularly those who receive training support from NIH. In 2009, the agency began requiring eRA Commons accounts for all postdocs listed in the grantees’ annual progress report, and, over the next year, they’ll be extending this requirement to capture data on NIH-supported graduate students and undergraduate students in order to automate tracking of biomedical research careers from the onset of training and beyond.
Since Aug. 15, 2013, undergrads and grad students have been able to create a personal profile in eRA Commons. Beginning Oct. 18, 2013, grantees submitting progress reports using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) will be prompted to enter eRA Commons IDs for undergrads and graduate students listed in their Participant List, though these IDs will not be required at that time. However, by Oct. 1, 2014, these Commons IDs will be required, and RPPR progress reports without these IDs will not be accepted.
Disruptive Technologies Series: Ubeam
Why, in a wireless age, do we still have electrical wires? Meredith Perry, 22, asked that question and developed a technology and startup company Ubeam as an answer. Ubeam is developing a device to re-charge gadgets remotely using ultrasound transmitters.
→ Read more in the New York Times 08/17/2013 article entitled "An Inventor Wants One Less Wire to Worry About."
Patents, Profits, and the American People — The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980
(The New England Journal of Medicine, Aug. 29, 2013) “…Many academic researchers assume that Bayh–Dole is an inviolate aspect of doing business. But a review of its origins and consequences supports the idea that policies governing the fast-changing worlds of medicine and biotechnology merit frequent reappraisal and reform."
BioGenerator Sparks Funding of $132 Million
→ Read Article in St. Louis Business Journal Aug 30 - Sept 5, 2013
› See additional News, Events & Upcoming Deadlines on the ORA web site.
The Office of Research Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis publishes The UMSL Innovator once each month. The online and e-mail publication is designed to inform the campus community of grants received; highlight the research and commercialization accomplishments of UMSL faculty, graduate students and staff; and provide information on important deadlines and events. Also included is recent news about research and commercialization at the University and elsewhere. Recipients are UMSL faculty, students and staff. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, comments or suggestions on content.
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