“Business as usual” has a new meaning for us all these days, but we’re pleased to report that our office has been able to maintain regular operations for the most part. Our team is working remotely while remaining safe and providing the services needed to continue supporting faculty/staff in their sponsored activities.
We continue to be impressed by your dedication to your teaching and research efforts during this unprecedented time and recognize that you’re all juggling multiple tasks each day while keeping your families and community safe and healthy. Please don’t hesitate to contact your respective grant manager if you have any questions about upcoming funding opportunities or current sponsor requests.
Thanks for reading our April newsletter, which features recent grant awards, new funding opportunities, faculty highlights, COVID-19 research resources and more. We wish you good health and look forward to connecting virtually with you soon.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants across various topics such as STEM, economics, higher education, digital technology, and energy and environment. Award types and funding amounts vary. LOIs accepted at any time
Provost Jiménez-Sandoval has announced the recipients of the Provost’s Awards for the 2019-20 academic year. Many of the following recipients are actively involved in sponsored programs on campus, and we join the Provost in offering our congratulations:
Human Subjects Protection Training is a mandatory training designed to provide basic foundational training to all persons conducting research with human subjects. Since Fresno State already subscribes to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program, all individuals conducting research with human subjects are able to complete the web-based course titled “Human Subjects Research” free of charge.
Faculty mentors have a responsibility to ensure that their students complete Human Subjects Protection Training before any research projects with human subjects commence. Graduate students, especially, are required to complete Human Subjects Protection Training if their culminating experiences involve humans as study subjects. Departments on campus have Institutional Review Board (IRB) committees dedicated to reviewing research protocols.
These departmental IRB committees (whether established or ad hoc) ensure that IRB applications are complete (i.e., CITI training certificates are included), before approving a research project. Click here for more information.
Also: The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) has issued guidance regarding ethical practices for the continuation of research involving human subjects during campus and community efforts to limit exposure to the coronavirus.
Our office was pleased to participate in the President's Showcase of Excellence, which is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Research compliance officer Svetlana Bagdasarov’s poster highlights several resources available for faculty, including the CITI Program.
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This newsletter is compiled and published by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Part of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, RSP helps faculty and staff apply for and secure external grant funds.