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July 18, 2017
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iMatSci Innovator Showcase Submission Deadline
Amarel Advanced Computing Cluster Now Open For Access to All Rutgers Researchers

The  Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) is pleased to announce the commencement of open access to the  Amarel compute cluster, effective immediately. Rutgers researchers who have purchased nodes through the  condo model buy-in program will continue to have priority access, but the cluster is now open to the entire Rutgers research community on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All interested researchers and students are encouraged to browse the  Amarel User Guide. This contains both general information as well as specific guidance for developing and running jobs, types of hardware partitions and other useful tips.

For further information on gaining general cluster access, contact information, and specific details for current Perceval and HPCC account holders, please visit the  General Access page on OARC's website.
Cornerstone Updates
  • The most recent Treasurer's Town Hall slides are available online. The next Town Hall is scheduled for August 18, 2017 at 9:30-11:00 a.m at the Camden Campus Center.
  • Special notice to units running clinical trials: Please send all clinical trial invoices submitted by the department to as soon as possible.
  • If you are contacted by a sponsor regarding issues with a grant or contract, please contact your grant accountant in GCA. We can also send sponsor accounting offices a letter from the university updating them on the Oracle status.
  • A workgroup comprised of central staff and department administrators has been formed to review and define reporting requirements. A number of new reports will be released with the Oracle upgrade this fall. 
Rutgers Startup Secured Venture Capital Funding of up to $4.4 Million

Dr. Scott Kachlany
Actinobac Biomed Inc., a Rutgers biopharmaceutical startup company, has received an investment of up to $4.4 million from Kairos Ventures. Formed by associate professor Scott Kachlany, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Actinobac is developing Leukothera™, a drug designed to treat patients with blood diseases such as leukemia and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Actinobac's funding began with an investment from the  Foundation Venture Capital Group, Inc.
Message from National Institutes of Health (NIH): Important eRA Account Emails Headed Your Way This Summer

If you have more than one NIH eRA Commons account, look for an e-mail coming your way from the NIH later this summer notifying you of potential duplicate accounts, and providing instructions on how to consolidate and select your preferred account once you are logged into eRA Commons.

While you may wear many hats (i.e. as a principal investigator or peer reviewer), the Commons is designed to allow a single account to perform multiple functions, even at more than one organization. Read more  here.
Measuring Your Research Impact

Do you know how many times your articles have been cited or downloaded? Or what your h-index is? Do you know how to find the impact factor for a particular journal? Do you want to track the immediate impact of your articles on social media? 

Rutgers University Libraries offer citation analysis tools and resources like Web of ScienceScopusGoogle Scholar Citations and provide expertise to help researchers answer these questions and accurately measure the impact of their research. 

For more information, visit  Research Impact  and  Altmetrics for Researchers Research GuideTo reach a librarian for help on research impact measures, e-mail .
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