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Foundation Center Releases Online Mapping Tool

The Foundation Center has released Philanthropy In/Sight, a new interactive mapping tool that examines the impact of philanthropy in the U.S. and worldwide. The tool provides two unique mapping platforms powered by the Foundation Center’s grantmaker and awardee databases.

Users can choose from over 1,100 subject areas and dozens of thematic indicators to assess past funding and current needs in areas such as education, housing, and healthcare at the global, national, state, and local levels.

Webinar: NSF’s New Requirement on Ethical Conduct

November 19, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MAC Hall 137

As of January 2010, the National Science Foundation will require all institutions submitting and receiving NSF funds, at the time of proposal submission, to certify that they have programs in place to promote “responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.”

The Institute for Research is inviting you to attend a short webinar entitled “Interpretation and Implementation of NSF’s Requirement to Facilitate the Ethical Conduct of Research” on November 19, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MAC Hall 137.

The webinar is the initial effort to assist UWGB in its plan to get a good understanding of what type(s) of “training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research” we need to have in place in order to satisfy this new NSF requirement.

Coordinated by SRA International, the webinar will provide an overview of NSF’s new requirement for institutions receiving NSF funds to provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Three speakers with experience in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education will be featured.

If you have recently received NSF funding, submitted a proposal to NSF, or are considering applying for NSF funding in the future, or if you have included Ethics and Conduct of Research in your course curriculum, please consider attending this short but informative session. Please contact Lidia Nonn in the Institute for Research at 465-2565 or nonnl@uwgb.edu. if you have questions about this opportunity.

Interpretation and Implementation of NSF’s Requirement to Facilitate the Ethical Conduct of Research

Instructors:

Peggy L. Fischer
Associate Inspector General for Investigations
Office of Inspector General
National Science Foundation

Dena Plemmons
Coordinator of Research Ethics Initiatives, San Diego State University
Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego

Camille Nebeker
Director, Division of Research Affairs
San Diego State University

Overview:

This webinar will provide an overview of NSF’s new requirement for institutions receiving NSF funds to provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. The three speakers have experience in RCR education from differing perspectives. Peggy Fischer is Associate Inspector General for Investigations at NSF and will provide an insider’s view of the NSF regulation and NSF’s expectations for institutions. Dena Plemmons is adjunct faculty at both SDSU and UCSD, teaches research ethics, and will present resources and approaches to consider as institutions develop their plans. Camille Nebeker is the Director of SDSU’s Division of Research Affairs, is the Organizational Representative responsible for implementing this NSF policy at the institutional level, and will talk about what is being done at SDSU to be responsive.