[News from the Offi] October 21, 2013 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS iRIS protocol management system update The new human research protocol management system will go live soon. The research community will be notified immediately once the system is live. Town Hall meeting on Oct. 23 will review changes in processing rebudgeting requests The Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards invites all Georgia State research administrators and research support staff to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 - 10:30 a.m., in 124 Petit Science Center. OSPA Director Ken Packman and his staff will review the recent change in processing rebudgeting requests for sponsored projects that went into effect on Oct. 14. This change returned to departments the authority to manage internal budget revisions. The OSPA team welcomes feedback, questions and discussion from the research community. News Briefs Learn more about the Limited Submissions process All external funding opportunities that limit the number of applications from an institution must go through our internal Limited Submissions pre-application process. All PIs should review and follow the process described on the Limited Submissions<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/limited-submissions/> page before applying to any limited funding opportunity. OIE has data and information about Georgia State for presentations and proposals Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)<http://oie.gsu.edu/> provides access to statistical data and other information about Georgia State, its students and faculty, through a new Fact Book, strategic plan dashboards, and its iPORT interface for general use in grant proposals and professional presentations. Upcoming Events Research Education & Training: Subawards<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/resources/training/staff-workshops/> (staff) Oct. 22 (10 a.m. - noon) Guide to Internal Grants<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/resources/training/faculty-workshops/> (faculty) Oct. 24 (10 a.m. - noon) Links to a complete listing of faculty and staff pre- and post-award workshops and registration can be found on URSA's Research Education and Training<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/resources/training/> page. Research Administrators November Meeting: Mark your calendars. The next Research Administrators quarterly meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. More details coming soon. Georgia State's Research Weekly is produced by University Research Services and Administration (URSA) - Your Research Resource. The newsletter is distributed to URSA's PI, Research Administrator and URSAStaff listservs. Feedback should be emailed to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Copyright © 2013 Georgia State University, All rights reserved.