University Research Council

November 10, 2006

Meeting Summary


Central Research Development Fund

Members of the Council previously decided to simplify the Central Research Development Fundís proposal submission and evaluation process.They suggested that CRDF proposals should be submitted, distributed, and reviewed electronically.Tony Polley, a member of the CSSD staff, attended the meeting and discussed some of the available options.

Report from the Office of Research

Allen DiPalma, Director of the Office of Research, discussed the transition to the federal governmentís Internet-based, grant-application site, Grants.gov.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require that the next round of NIH R01 grant proposals be submitted via the site.The Universityís internal deadline will be 10 days prior to the NIHís February 1 deadline.Additional information on the new deadline is located in an Office of the Provost memo.The Office of Research offers a training program that teaches faculty and staff how to utilize the site.The Office sponsors computer-based training and a monthly open forum.Additional information on the training sessions can be found on the Office of Researchís website.

Miscellaneous

Members of the Council also discussed: