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    Research News

    January 2004

    Table of Contents:

    Editor’s Desk

    Announcements:

    ERIF Awards Announced

    Spina Named Assistant Dean

    “IACUC 101” for Scientists

    NSF Font Size Reminder

    Tuition Increases; Use New Amount in Proposals

    New Manager of Technology Transfer for the Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

    News and Features:

    Compliance Corner

    Recent IIT Awards

    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity: Systematic Biology (NSF)

    IIT Delegation Visits Homeland Security

    ERIF Report: Dr. Dietmar Rempfer

    Acknowledgements

    Past Issues of Research News

    From the Editor’s Desk

    Dear Readers,

    As this is being written, the snow flurries outdoors correspond to a flurry of activity here in the offices of Research Support Services in the Main Building. Many IIT faculty have suddenly decided that the beginning of the year is the time to get proposals out the door. Luckily, the staff here in Research Support Services thrives on this high level of activity. We hope the rest of you will drop by, call, or email us soon with your research proposal plans. Whether you are looking for funds, submitting or resubmitting a proposal, the staff here is ready to help you get extramural funds for your research endeavors!

    In this issue: several important announcements, an ERIF report from Dr. Dietmar Rempfer; Compliance Corner, Recent IIT Awards, and much more.

    All best wishes,

    - Glenn Krell MPA, CRA
    Editor, Research News
    Director, Research Proposal Development

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    ERIF Awards Announced

    Congratulations to the recipients of the recent ERIF (Educational Research Initiative Fund) competition:

    Dr. Xiaofan Li (AM): Modeling and Large-Scale Simulation for Acoustic Seal Technology ($20,000)

    Dr. David Mogul (BME): Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Modulating Brain Activity ($20,000)

    Dr. Murat Vural (MMAE): Infrared Detector-Optics System for In-Situ Measurement of Plastic Work Converted into Heat during Dynamic Deformation of Solids ($20,000)

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    Spina Named Assistant Dean

    Mary T. Spina, CRA has been named Assistant Dean for Research and Executive Director of Research Support Services. The following announcement is from Associate Dean for Research Alexander Flueck:

    “In response to our rapidly expanding research activities, the Graduate College has created a new position, Assistant Dean for Research and Executive Director of Research Support Services. The new position reports to the Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate College. Research Support Services includes the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) and the Office of Proposal Development (OPD).

    “Mary Spina has been promoted to Assistant Dean and Executive Director based on her excellent performance as Director of OSRP during the past four years. Please join me in congratulating Mary on her promotion.”

    - Alexander J. Flueck, Ph.D.
    Graduate Associate Dean, Research

    Editor’s Note: the staff of Research Support Services is excited about this development and we offer our warmest congratulations to Mary!!

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    “IACUC 101” for Scientists

    The following announcement is from NIH:

    The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH, will co-sponsor a half-day workshop on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) at Experimental Biology 2004. “IACUC 101 for Scientists: Dealing with Problem Areas” will be presented from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Room 146B of the Washington Convention Center. …“IACUC 101 for Scientists” has been adapted from the popular “IACUC 101” training series created by the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA). This workshop will provide information useful both to IACUC members and to researchers whose protocols require IACUC review. The EB 2004 workshop will move beyond IACUC basics to address areas that require special attention from IACUCs. Topics will include the role of the IACUC as a facilitator of research; the semi-annual review; designated member versus full committee reviews; comparing grants to protocols; post-approval monitoring of protocols; institutional responsibilities; and creating a culture of compliance. Time is allotted within the program for participants to raise questions with representatives of USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC.

    Please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-04-017.html for the full text of this announcement.

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    NSF Font Size Reminder

    Due to a pandemic of proposals with too-small font size, Research News would like to remind all proposal writers to follow NSF’s rules on font size! After all, following the rules is the best way to get a grant award. NSF rules on font size and margins follow:

    Proposal Margin and Spacing Requirements
    Proposals must have 2.5 cm margins at the top, bottom and on each side. The type size must be clear and readily legible, and conform to the following three requirements: 1) the height of the letters must not be smaller than 10 point; 2) type density must be no more than 15 characters per 2.5 cm; (for proportional spacing, the average for any representative section of text must not exceed 15 characters per 2.5 cm); and, 3) no more than 6 lines must be within a vertical space of 2.5 cm. The type size used throughout the proposal must conform to all three requirements. While line spacing (single-spaced, double-spaced, etc.) is at the discretion of the proposer, established page limits must be followed. (Individual program solicitations may eliminate this proposer option.) While the guidelines specified above establish the minimum type size requirements, PIs are advised that readability is of paramount importance and should take precedence in selection of an appropriate font for use in the proposal.

    For the full NSF Grant Proposal Guide, please see:
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg

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    Tuition Increases; Use New Amount in Proposals

    Tuition will increase from $628 per credit hour to $647 per credit hour. All proposals to be submitted should include this new figure.

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    New Manager of Technology Transfer for the Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

    Myron Gottlieb has been hired as a Manager for the Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property. Myron received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He retired in 1998 from the Gas Research Institute where he was Vice President for Natural Gas Exploration and Production Research. Since then he has consulted, and taught high school science and math on a part time basis.

    The overall objective of the Manager of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property is to facilitate the commercialization of IIT intellectual property. To accomplish this objective, Myron will work closely with faculty and industry representatives to identify likely commercial products and will serve as a dedicated IIT resource to carry out tasks necessary to bring these products to the marketplace.

    Please join us in welcoming Myron to IIT!

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    Compliance Corner

    By Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

    This month we answer a common question researchers ask: "May I begin my human subjects research while I am waiting for IRB (institutional review board) approval?" The answer to that question is no, you must have the approval letter and stamped consent form before you can begin your studies.
    IIT follows the Code of Federal Regulations (specifically 45 CFR 46) which outlines the federal policy for the protection of Human Subjects. All IIT campuses must adhere to this policy. You can find additional information at our website at: http://www.grad.iit.edu/research/OSRP/irbhome.html

    Not sure what to do? Please contact Domenica G. Pappas, CRA at 312-567-3035 or at pappas@iit.edu.

    Editor’s Note: Domenica Pappas is Executive Officer of IIT’s Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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    Recent IIT Awards

    Awards received during November 2003 at IIT

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    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity: NSF “Systematic Biology”

    What: The NSF Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on the origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases include biodiversity, molecular genetic and genomic evolution, mesoscale ecology, conservation biology, global change, and restoration ecology.

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), Systematic and Population Biology.

    Link to Complete Info for this program:
    http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=28859

    Deadline: July 09, 2004

    Reminder: You can find many more funding opportunities via IIT’s paid subscription to the Community of Science at www.cos.com. Please see the web page of http://www.grad.iit.edu/research/OPD/FundOpps/COS.html
    for help making the most of IIT’s subscription to this service, which is provided by the Graduate College for all IIT researchers.

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    IIT Delegation Visits Homeland Security in Washington

    On December 11, 2003, IIT Associate General Counsel Jose Padilla led a team of IIT and IITRI researchers to Washington D.C. The team presented their research on sensors to representatives of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security. Future meetings are planned for 2004.

    – Submitted by Robert Lapointe, Research Projects Coordinator, Graduate College.

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    ERIF Report: Dr. Dietmar Rempfer

    Dr. Dietmar Rempfer received an award from IIT’s ERIF program (Educational Research Initiative Fund). ERIF award recipients are required to submit a final technical report for Research News. View Dr. Rempfer’s final technical report.

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    Acknowledgements

    Editor: Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA

    Production Coordinator: Melissa Zabel

    Ali Cinar, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate College and
    Vice Provost for Research
    (312) 567-3637
    cinar@iit.edu

    Alexander J. Flueck, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    (312) 567-3625
    flueck@iit.edu

    The Staff of Research Support Services:

    Toni R. Allen
    Assistant Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035
    allen@iit.edu

    Pamela Andrews
    Research Coordinator
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3022
    andrewsp@iit.edu

    Janice D. Haney
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035
    haney@iit.edu

    Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA
    Director
    Office of Research Proposal Development
    (312) 567-7141
    krell@iit.edu

    Robert Lapointe, MBA
    Research Projects Coordinator
    Graduate College
    (312) 567-7135
    lapointe@iit.edu

    Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035
    pappas@iit.edu

    Mary T. Spina, CRA
    Assistant Dean for Research
    Executive Director, Research Support Services
    (312) 567-3035
    spina@iit.edu

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