July 2015 Research Newsletter

Internal Funding: Undergraduate Research Experience Grants

The Office of Research and Innovation Services and the Centre for Teaching and Learning invite proposals from researchers for projects that involve University of Windsor undergraduates in research and scholarly activities, and encourage faculty to mentor students as they pursue this research. The granting scheme is intended to support research for educational purposes, and it prioritizes initiatives involving a broad range of students over those that involve a few.

The maximum amount per grant is $2,000. Funded projects will be one year in duration. Applicants may choose a start date of September 15, January 15 or May 15 with an end date of one year later.

Applications are due to dawram@uwindsor.ca by Thursday, August 6, 2015 by 4:00 pm ET. For more information, please see the attached application form and guidelines.

Use the online form: http://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/oris/ure/or, download the form here, complete and submit by email to dawram@uwindsor.ca

Any further inquiries can be sent to Diane Awram in ORIS at ext. 3919, e-mail dawram@uwindsor.ca.

2nd Annual Glow Ride, August 15

The University of Windsor is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation Glow Ride.

August 15, 7:00pm - 11:00pm. $35 - $45

The Glow Ride is an opportunity to light up your bike and go for a ride along the Ganatchio Trail while raising money for a good cause. The proceeds from the Glow Ride will go to Seeds4Hope which funds new and innovative cancer research right here in Windsor.

Bikes will be decorated with glow sticks and LED lights and riders are encouraged to sport their best "glow" wear.

Website: http://www.glowride.ca

All upcoming Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation events:
July 26 – Running From Cancer
August 15 – Glow Ride
August 17 – Drive Out Cancer Classic
August 27 – John Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament

Notes from the Desk of the Chair of the Research Ethics Board

Dr. Pierre Boulos elected to CAREB board
The REB congratulates Pierre Boulos on his election to the board of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB). This organization plays an important role in the dissemination of ethical review practices and policies nationally and internationally. This recognition is well deserved, in light of his many contributions to research ethics at the University of Windsor, in the Windsor/Essex region, and beyond.

Best wishes to Dr. McMurphy during her sabbatic
Dr. Suzanne McMurphy will be taking a well deserved sabbatic in 2015/2016. I thank her for her invaluable contributions to the REB. Her extensive knowledge and experience with ethical review in Canada and internationally will be missed. All of us at the board wish her a restful and productive sabbatic, and look forward to her return.

REB management, 2015/2016
The REB management is comprised of the following individuals in the 2015/2016 academic year:
Chair, Dr. Alan Scoboria; Vice-chair: Dr. Scott Martyn (Human Kinetics); Dr. Kathy Pfaff (Nursing); Education and Internationalization: Dr. Pierre Boulos (Education and Academic Development). I am particularly pleased to welcome Dr. Pfaff. She brings considerable expertise in health care and the complex ethical issues that are frequently associated with end-of-life care.

I would like to thank the members of the board for their continued contributions to the research culture at the University of Windsor. I appreciate the opportunity to work with a group who is oriented toward supporting research at the University while working to achieve the board’s mandate to protect the interests of research participants.

Summer review schedule
I remind the community that the delegated review committees move to a bi-weekly review schedule during July and August. The final submission for full review during the summer is June 29 for review on July 14. There is no full review meeting in August. Please see the REB website for submission deadlines.

Those considering submitting applications toward the end of August and early September are encouraged to consider planned start dates carefully. The volume of reviews is high during this period, and turnaround may take longer than is typical. Those who would like to start research in September should submit applications by the July 27 deadline.

Office closure
The REB office will be closed August 31 through September 4, 2015. The ethics@uwindsor.ca email will be monitored during this time. As at all times, emergency communications should be directed to both ethics@uwindsor.ca and scoboria@uwindsor.ca.

New applications will continue to be received for full and delegated review on September 8th through 4pm on Monday August 31st. Please submit complete applications in a single file via email, and deliver the one signed copy via mail to the office. Consultations will not be scheduled during this week, and requests for consultation received during this period will be responded to when the office re-opens.

Dr. Alan Scoboria

Upcoming ORIS Workshops

You can now sign up online for ORIS workshops such as our upcoming CCV lab and NSERC  information sessions.

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) is required for many grant applications, including CIHR, NSERC Discovery, and SSHRC Insight Development. Our CCV Lab Series allows you to complete your CCV with minimal interruption and immediate answers to questions. Register online.

NSERC sessions: Join us for an information session on NSERC Discovery Grants including: UW statistics, peer review, DG application (CCV and Research Portal). For more information: Inga Sliskovic or 519-253-3000 x3918.

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

SSHRC Connection Grant – August 2015 competition

  • ORIS deadline for review – July 20, 2015. Applications submitted after this date may receive a cursory review for completeness rather than suggestions for strengthening the proposal.
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – By 4 pm on August 3, 2015 (Subsequent Connection Grant competitions have deadlines of November 1, 2015, February 1, 2016, and May 1, 2016.)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – October 30, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for final review – November 16, 2015
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – By 4 pm on November 30, 2015.

SSHRC Insight Grant

  • Notice of Intent due Monday, August 17, 2015. Please notify NatashaWiebe, ORIS, of your intent to apply for an Insight Grant. (This NOI is a courtesy, intended to help ORIS better support you. Note that a formal NOI is not required by SSHRC in 2015.)
  • Peer review of draft application: Thursday, September 24, 2015. FAHSS applicants-- Provide Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale with (1) Word files of your draft application, and (2) a completed ORIS form signed by you and your department head. Other UWindsor applicants– Contact the appropriate person within your department for a review.
  • ORIS review of draft application: Thursday, October 1, 2015.  To receive institutional approval, and feedback that will strengthen your application, send the following to NatashaWiebe:  (1) Word files of your draft application, and (2) a completed ORIS form signed by you, your department head (if applicable), and the dean.

SSHRC deadline for full application: Thursday, October 15, 2015 by 4 pm. Try to submit 2 business days earlier to avoid last-minute technical difficulties with SSHRC’s new online system.