August 2014 Research Newsletter

New Research Ethics and Animal Care Committee Appointments

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Dr. K. W. Michael Siu, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Scoboria as the Chair of the University of Windsor's Research Ethics Board. Dr. Scoboria is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He has served on the Research Ethics Board as a delegated reviewer since 2009 and brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in professional ethics.

 

Dr. Scoboria replaces Dr. Pierre Boulos who served as Chair of the Research Ethics Board for six years. Dr. Boulos will continue his relationship with the Research Ethics Board as Special Advisor, Research Ethics Education and Internationalization. As Special Advisor, Dr. Boulos will coordinate new educational, community partnership, and internationalization efforts on behalf of the Research Ethics Board.

 

As Chair of the Research Ethics Board, Dr. Scoboria will be supported by Dr. Suzanne McMurphy, Vice-Chair, Specialized Delegated Review Board for the arts, humanities and social sciences, education, law, and business, and Dr. Scott Martyn, Vice-Chair, Specialized Delegated Review Board for engineering, physical and biological sciences, nursing, medicine, and human kinetics.

 

Dr. Siu is also pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. John Hudson as Chair of the University of Windsor's Animal Care Committee. Dr. Hudson, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science Department of Biological Science, has served as Chair of the Animal Care Committee since 2011.

 

ORIS Welcomes New Research Funding Officer

 

The Office of Research and Innovation Services is pleased to introduce our new Research Funding Officer responsible for institutional grants and communications. Nicole Noël, has been working at the University of Windsor for over 10 years. She will be the contact for: CFI, ORF, ERA, special large projects and multi-institutional agreements. Please contact Nicole at nnoel@uwindsor.ca or ext. 3916 with your questions regarding funding possibilities, completion of grant applications, or any other matters relating to research grants.

 

New ORIS Funding Application Information Sheet and Checklist

 

The ORIS Funding Application Information Sheet and Checklist form (also referred to as the ORIS Internal Form) has been revised and can be accessed from the ORIS website. Please note that older forms will not be accepted.

 

Undergraduate Research at the University of Windsor

 

Since December 2013, the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research & Innovation Services have collaborated on several Strategic Priority Fund supported activities related to enhancing undergraduate research at the University of Windsor. Our collaborations have ranged from the implementation of theUndergraduate Research Experience Grant, to undertaking an environmental scan of how other Canadian universities support undergraduate research, to facilitating focus groups with University of Windsor students, staff, and faculty in order to identify internal practices that support undergraduate research initiatives. Our goal was to develop a sense of the state of undergraduate research at the University of Windsor and elsewhere, and to identify mechanisms that will enhance current and future opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research across campus.

 

Focus group participants relayed that it is important to include research as part of the undergraduate experience at the University of Windsor because participating in research helps students to develop important life skills, prepares them for graduate studies and the workplace, and can support the university’s efforts to recruit and retain students and faculty. Students, faculty, and staff also agreed that, within the university community, we could more effectively communicate what our undergraduate researchers are doing. It was also recommended that we promote undergraduate research opportunities and recognize undergraduate research efforts.

 

To learn more about CTL’s and ORIS’s Undergraduate Research Project, about recent activities undertaken by University of Windsor undergraduate researchers, and about relevant funding opportunities, see the final report written by our undergraduate research coordinator, Jennifer Stefancyzk.

 

We are pleased to announce the planning of the inaugural Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Windsor, scheduled for March 24, 2015 and coordinated by Simon du Toit of the Outstanding Scholars Program. Please note this date in your calendar and advise your students; more details will be forthcoming.

 

Coming Events

 

CCV Labs for Faculty & Grad Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 9:00 to noon

Computer Centre Classroom

  • Come work on your CCV
  • Tri-Council grant requirement
  • Immediate on-site support

To register or ask questions:  Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 x 3953.

 

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

 

CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grant: Summer 2014 Competition

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – July 29, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review – August 5, 2014
  • CIHR deadline – August 18, 2014, 4 pm (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical issues on ResearchNET)

SSHRC Connection Grant

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – At least 1 week before you submit to ORIS
  • ORIS deadline for review – At least 1 week before you submit to SSHRC
  • SSHRC deadlines –Before 4 pm on August 1, 2014; November 3, 2014; February 3, 2015; or May 1, 2015

SSHRC Insight Grant

  • SSHRC Notification of Intent  – August 15, 2014. NOI is mandatory, but all details except applicant/principal investigator name can be modified in full application.
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – September 24, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review of draft application – October 1, 2014
  • SSHRC deadline for full application – October 15, 2014, 4 pm. (Try to submit at least 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical difficulties with SSHRC’s online system.)

CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2014-15)

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – September 10, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review –  September 17, 2014
  • CIHR deadline –October 1, 2014, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

  • FAHSS deadline for review  (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – November 10, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review – November 17, 2014. Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months in advance to plan application.
  • SSHRC deadline – December 1, 2014, 4 pm since annual deadline of November 30 falls on a weekend.

CIHR New Investigator Salary Award (anticipated)

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – November 11, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review – November 18,  2014
  • CIHR deadline –December 2, 2014, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)

CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Fall 2014

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – November 3, 2014
  • ORIS deadline for review – November 10,  2014
  • CIHR deadline – November 17, 2014, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)

CIHR “Transitional” Operating Grant (formerly “Open” ): 2014-15 Competition

  • Registration on ResearchNET – January 9, 2015, 8 pm
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 9, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review –  February 16, 2015
  • CIHR deadline – March 2, 2015, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

  • Canadian Common CV required – SSHRC’s recommendation: Set aside 1 full day to complete.
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – January 12, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review –  January 19, 2015
  • SSHRC deadline – February 2, 2014, 4 pm, since the annual deadline of February 1 falls on a weekend.  (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on SSHRC’s online system.)