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Monthly Newsletter

May 2021 Issue


 May 17, 2021

In This Issue

Updates & Announcements

  • University Redoubles Efforts To Convert Research Into Social Impact

  • Planning to engage students in your research this summer?

  • An interview with Assistant VP for Research John Dolbow on research data management

Resources & Tools

  • Set up and connect your ORCID to Duke to save time and effort

  • Classifying items for export

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Research Town Hall: The Role of Mentoring in Managing Research Team Communication

  • Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar

 

 

Research Reminder

As previously communicated, federal research sponsors are clarifying and updating their policies related to outside activity disclosures. All support available to a researcher must be disclosed, including in-kind contributions such as office/lab space, equipment, supplies, or students supported by an outside source. All outside appointments and scientific affiliations must be disclosed, including titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary.

NIH also released additional requirements, including the need for researchers to submit copies of foreign agreements related to outside activities/appointments and to review and electronically sign the Other Support document. Duke intends to implement these requirements for all submissions due May 25, 2021 or later. Details on the implementation were communicated to research administrators on May 14, 2021 and are available in myRESEARCHpath.

 

 

Updates & Announcements

University Redoubles Efforts To Convert Research Into Social Impact

Resources being added for commercialization, flexible research spaces

Read story

 

Planning to engage students in your research this summer?

Summer is often a time when researchers engage new students in their research. This can mean that they bring non-Duke students into their labs for educational experiences. Please remember that non-Duke students paid by stipend (or any non-compensatory payments) may not have a work requirement or provide any type of service. Researchers should work with their business manager to process these arrangements. In addition, if you are intending to work with any students (undergraduate or graduate, from Duke or elsewhere), they must be part of the COVID-19 surveillance program. Per the Summer 2021 Program Resources website, students not living on campus need to be registered as part of a ‘co-curricular program’ to work in individual labs. Those labs must apply for approval.

 

An interview with Assistant VP for Research John Dolbow on research data management

Scientific Integrity Associate Emilia Chiscop-Head from ASIST sits down with Assistant VP for Research John Dolbow to discuss the new Research Data Policy Initiative and how data management can be improved at Duke.

Read interview

 

 

Resources & Tools

Set up and connect your ORCID to Duke to save time and effort

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is an open, interdisciplinary registry that uniquely identifies researchers and is being used widely by publishers and funders to differentiate researchers and connect your work throughout its life cycle. Recent enhancements to the connections between ORCID, SciENcv, and Duke Elements are making it even more critical that researchers obtain an ORCID and ensure it is connected to Duke.  This facilitates the transfer of information, including your publications, into SciENcv, your Scholars@Duke profile, and biosketches. Scholarsworks@Duke supports the Duke registration process with quick and easy steps found here. To transfer your information into SciENcv for biosketches, follow the steps to connect your ORCID and your myNCBI profile here and to your eRA Commons profile here.

Classifying items for export

US export control regulations include multiple lists of items that require either US government permission or notification prior to sending outside of the country. These lists are hundreds of pages long and rarely list items by their common or trade names, instead using technical descriptions of an item's capability. It is a lot to expect any shipper to readily know if and where their items fall on these lists, which is why the Office of Export Controls at Duke is here to assist with this complex analysis.

Learn more about controlled items here or determine the correct export commodity classification by submitting an export classification request.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 20

Virtual Research Town Hall

The Role of Mentoring in Managing Research Team Communication

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Research shows that effective mentor-mentee relationships have a major impact on promoting a good institutional & organizational culture. In the context of research, good mentoring promotes research integrity and best research practices. Fostering open communication where trainees and research teams are supported to do research the right way, empowered to air concerns, and feel safe to participate in honest research disagreements are key to this goal. What are some of the best practices for promoting open communication and healthy disagreements? How to set the line between healthy and potentially toxic disagreements for the research culture? How can power dynamics impact the research culture and the integrity of research? Come and learn from experienced mentors and their mentees about strategies to promote good lab communication, transparency, and accountability.

Register to join

 

Thursday, July 15 – Friday, July 16

Seminar

Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar

12:30 PM – 2:00 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.

Register to join