Issue 7 - Duke Research & Innovation Monthly

Monthly Newsletter

June 2021 Issue


 June 14, 2021

In This Issue

Featured Story

  • Marketing Team at OLV Finds Perfect Industrial Matches for Duke Technologies

Updates & Announcements

  • $100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research
  • Secrets of Successful Research Mentoring Revealed by Duke Mentors and Their Mentees
  • Duke AI Health and +Data Science Launch Successful Proposal Studio Series

Resources & Tools

  • Intent To Submit: What It Is and How It Can Help!

Upcoming Events

  • Research Team Communication Practices: From Day-to-Day Interactions to Communication Across Continents
  • Perverse Incentives in Academic Research
  • The Reproducibility Crisis: What Can We Do?
  • Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar

 

Featured Story

Marketing team at OLV finds perfect industrial matches for Duke technologies

Bridging the gap between university technology and industrial culture

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Updates & Announcements

DUKE TODAY

$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science, and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

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DUKE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Secrets of Successful Research Mentoring Revealed by Duke Mentors and Their Mentees

About 100 Duke faculty and staff researchers attended the May research town hall organized by the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity on “The Role of Mentoring in Managing Research Team Communication”. Four mentees and their mentors shared lessons learned from their research mentoring relationships.

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DUKE AI HEALTH

Duke AI Health and +Data Science Launch Successful Proposal Studio Series

Keeping up with the pace of research in health data science is challenging at the best of times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not made things any easier. For this reason, Duke AI Health and the Duke +Data Science (+DS) program worked together this spring to launch the Proposal Studio Virtual Learning Experiences (vLE). The Proposal Studios sessions were designed to help investigators develop effective, successful proposals for research projects involving health data science.

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Resources & Tools

Intent To Submit: What It Is and How It Can Help!

For over a year, Duke has been encouraging its faculty to use the “Intent to Submit” process, available in myRESEARCHhome. Most departments have made this available to their faculty, and others can be added any time. But what is it and why would you want to use it? 

Intent to Submit (ITS) is simply a way for researchers to simultaneously alert their department, the appropriate central pre-award office (ORS or ORA), and the myRESEARCHnavigators about their intention to apply for external funding. Staff from these three groups can then work to help faculty be best prepared for a great proposal. Benefits include:

  • Getting help on deadlines and required documents
  • Gauging feasibility and costs for your research plans
  • Learning about new resources to support your work
  • Reducing email – Send your grant manager and Duke the information needed for your proposal in a structured format

The process is accessed in myRESEARCHhome, under “Submit a Request” > Start Proposal Process. If you have questions about ITS, or would like to have your department added, please contact myresearchnavigators@duke.edu.

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 15

VIRTUAL RESEARCH TOWN HALL

Research Team Communication Practices: From Day-to-Day Interactions to Communication Across Continent

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

It is known that effective team communication leads to increased productivity and overall performance while reducing employee frustration and turnover. This is true for the research enterprise as well, however there are often challenges to achieving effective communication that must be overcome. Indeed, utilizing effective communication strategies can be difficult for research projects that may engage multiple teams with researchers spread out globally. Research projects may have multiple sites that transcend cultures, disciplines, legal/ethical systems, work standards or technology capabilities. And, most recently, in addition to the above factors, effective communication needs to overcome the limitations of a global pandemic. We invited Duke Investigators, leaders and resource providers to share some of the best practices and resources that you need to know for effective internal research communication.

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Wednesday, June 16

RESEARCH INTEGRITY ROUNDTABLE

Perverse Incentives in Academic Research

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Participants will engage in small group discussions on a case study relevant for Responsible Conduct of Research Education, based on the following journal article: Edwards MA, Roy S. Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition [published correction appears in Environ Eng Sci. 2017 Aug 1;34(8):616]. Environ Eng Sci. 2017;34(1):51-61. doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0223.

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Friday, June 25

The Reproducibility Crisis: What Can We Do?

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Participants will learn about and discuss the importance of reproducibility in research and how research best practices support this goal. 

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Thursday, July 15 – Friday, July 16

SEMINAR

Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Duke is hosting Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals, a virtual seminar from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops. This session will be held virtually from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT) on July 15th and 16th, and is geared towards faculty or others from any Duke school who are responsible for writing NIH grant applications. Duke is covering the registration fees for the seminar, however, all registrants are required to purchase the most recent version of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, and may choose to request that support from their department. A Zoom link to the session will be sent upon confirmation of purchase of the workbook.

Access the registration form for additional information and to register for the seminar.

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