News from the Offi

January 17, 2014

News Briefs

Research information session to highlight new initiatives
Plan to attend a research information session on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. This meeting will include a brief Research Portal tutorial and information about Cayuse424 service modules. In addition, OSPA Director Ken Packman will discuss the reorganization of his department into sponsor-specific teams and the benefits this will bring to the Georgia State research community. Put this meeting on your calendar today.

Research Portal deadline extended to Feb. 3
The first phase of Georgia State University's Research Portal went online Friday, Dec. 13. The portal streamlines many research administrative processes and resources into a one-stop shop for all your Georgia State research needs. We are happy to see many of you taking advantage of this trial period; mandatory usage begins Feb. 3. We will answer any questions you have about the portal during the Jan. 28 research information session.

Direct access to the portal is available at Log in using your campus email address and password.

Georgia State activates a Controlled Substances Policy
Georgia State University recently approved a Controlled Substances Policy. This policy sets forth the primary requirements for use of controlled substances in research at the university. It is intended to provide guidance as to how one obtains the requisite state and federal registrations (e.g. with the DEA and the Georgia Board of Pharmacy) and how one maintains compliance with these entities (e.g. recordkeeping, drug storage, etc).

Attention Junior Faculty: NSF CAREER Award Seminar is Jan. 29
URSA's Third Annual NSF CAREER Award Seminar for junior faculty and interested support staff will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Participants will hear from a seasoned NSF CAREER Award reviewer.

Back by popular demand, Christine Thomas, Ph.D., from Georgia State's College of Education, will provide first-hand knowledge about what reviewers look for in fundable applications and what common pitfalls to avoid.

Seating is limited. Register today. Once you log in to the registration page, click "Available Schedules" and register for the NSF CAREER Award Seminar. For more information on this event, contact URSA Senior Training Specialist Princeanna Walker at 3-3506. Learn more about the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.

University submits FY15 Fringe Benefits proposal
The fiscal year 2015 Fringe Benefits proposal was submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Cost Allocation on Dec. 20, 2013. We are currently waiting for a reviewer to be assigned. We will continue to provide timely updates as we progress through the negotiation process.

Supercomputing workshop to take place Jan. 22
IS&T invites you to attend a remote workshop on OpenMP programming. The workshop, produced by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, will be telecast on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in 232 Aderhold Learning Center. This one-day workshop will give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. For more information, including registration details, visit the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) website, or contact Tom Maiden at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Upcoming Events

Special Events:
IS&T's Cyberinfrastructure Day
Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. in 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

NSF CAREER Award Seminar
Jan. 29, 9:30 - 11 a.m. (refreshments provided)

Research Education & Training:
COS Pivot - Finding Funding Online (faculty & staff)
Jan. 31 (10 - 11:30 a.m.)

Effort Reporting (staff)
Feb. 4 (9 - 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 page.

Compliance and Safety Training:
All training takes place 10 - noon on a Wednesday in G88 Dahlberg Hall.

Radiation Safety
Feb. 5

Registration is required for all Compliance and Safety Training workshops.

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