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1 Faculty Dialog Series, October 4, 2011 Kim Willis, Interim Director Office for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development

2 Internal Funding is available for a vast array of uses, including but not limited to the following:  Travel to conferences and workshops  Curriculum development  Research and/or Creative Production  Materials and equipment necessary to conduct projects  Student Engagement  Student Travel Funds

3 Call for Proposals/Deadlines  All internal awards have a 2/semester deadline, except TEC Conference/Workshop grants and Student Travel Funds  Fall due dates are the 2 nd Monday in September and November  Spring due dates are on the 2 nd Monday in February and April  Conference/Workshop requests and Student Travel Funds are reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds remain available

4 Research Excellence (REC) Reviewed by the Faculty Scholarship Panel:  Fund projects for full-time faculty and professional staff to support research and creative projects  Provide “seed funds” for faculty and professional staff to launch or to advance research and creative production that will benefit Bradley as well as the recipients  Initiate new areas of research and creative production, conduct pilot and planning projects for larger, externally-funded grant proposals, and prepare work for publication  Leads to external funding opportunities through OSP

5 REC Summer Stipend Award  Assist faculty in completing major scholarly or creative activities during summer months  Provides a before taxes and Fringe Benefits allowance of $3,300 for one summer session  Recipients shall neither teach nor administer any BU course or program; shall not be involved with other internally or externally funded research/creative production activity; shall not engage in outside University employment; and may not be enrolled in a degree program  May engage in teaching or other activities during the summer interim session or the other summer session  May apply for additional funds from the Research Excellence Award program and other sources to offset project costs

6 Teaching Innovations Proposals Reviewed by the Innovative Teaching Panel:  Provides support for curriculum development or course modification which demonstrates the prospect for innovation and integration in course design or delivery  Provides released time, summer support ($3,300 for one summer session), or other assistance to faculty who want to develop instructional innovation  Cross-disciplinary projects, interdepartmental faculty efforts, and integration of teaching and research are encouraged  Proposals evaluated based on: distinctive - it establishes a new direction for instruction; significant - it enhances teaching and learning; sustainable - it provides impact beyond a limited number of students.

7 Conference & Workshop Support  Provides up to $700 towards the costs of attending and/or presenting at a professional conference.  The purpose of attendance must be for faculty development to enhance teaching which is clearly connected to the applicant's teaching assignments  These grants have year round open enrollment as long as funds are available

8 Special Emphasis Reviewed by the Student Engagement Panel:  Funds proposals in research, creative production and/or service that show promise of providing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a course the opportunity to participate in projects that demand authentic partnership among faculty, staff, and students  The key to Special Emphasis awards is the collaborative nature of the proposed effort  Supports student employment during interim, spring break, or summer ($360/week full-time,$3,600 max./proposal  Non-allowable expenses include tuition and computers

9 Student Travel Funds Reviewed by the Student Engagement Panel:  Funds student travel expenses to attend and/or present at a conference  Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines, engaged in collaborative research and/or creative production with faculty/professional staff are eligible for funding  Proposal must demonstrate the student/faculty collaborative nature of the research/creative production  Students must be admitted and enrolled to participate  Grants will be funded up to $500/student (up to $1,500/project)

10 Grantsmanship Services provided by OTEFD & OSP  Provide information and guidance for internal and external funding opportunities  Writing and/or assisting faculty and staff in writing such proposals  Reviewing and editing proposals  Assisting with the development of cross-disciplinary proposals  Educating faculty and staff on the legal and ethical implications of grants  Training faculty and staff in identifying and seeking funding opportunities that contribute to continued professional growth and development as teaching scholars


12 Dr. Charles Maris Office of Sponsored Programs

13 Goals for today  Understand what a data management plan is and why you need one  Understand what goes into a DMP  Are DMPs needed for every proposal?  How to (begin) writing your DMP

14 What’s a Data Management Plan?  It is a document, to be included in your proposal, that explains how you will share and disseminate your research results.  It is short (two pages)  There are a number of items that must be addressed (pay attention)  It is important  This is a requirement for NSF and many NIH proposals – the Feds are leading the way

15 For example…. Note well: There are resources! Such as, the NSF GPG, the DMP FAQ, the individual NSF Directorate, and your OSP.

16 More examples…

17 Easy to find, get to know your sponsor’s site well

18 Brass tacks: What? How? Tell me more! To begin: NSF GPG (Grant Proposal Guide) Chapter II, C, 2, j (pg II-18) Key points: 2 pages or less NOT part of 15-pg narrative Labeled “Data Management Plan” Explain how you will satisfy their policy WRT: sharing & dissemination Include: types of data, collections, software, etc. Data standards (jpg? PDF?) Formats of the future will be non- proprietary and open Metadata and content Policy for access and sharing Protection of privacy, security, intellectual property, Policy/provision for re-use, re- distribution How will you archive and interface

19 Motivation: Data fragility from Gizmodo, via BusinessInsider (2010) BusinessInsider Borrowed from UConn

20 Brass tacks: What goes into a DMP? Data Does not include physical objects or laboratory samples Trade secrets, confidential materials are protected until published Must provide for protection of personnel and medical information Each DMP should be appropriate for the data being generated and reflect the best practices and standards in the are of research being proposed. From the BIO DMP

21 Brass tacks: What goes into a DMP? From the BIO DMP

22 Brass tacks: How?  Begin with the items listed on the previous page.  Take a look at YOUR specific Directorate  Take a stab at it. We have templates – respond to the questions. We’re developing a library of successful plans.

23  Visit with OSP Hands on mentoring and feedback Liaison with sponsors Developing a library of successful DMPs, templates, etc. Brass tacks: Tell me more!

24 Am I finished? No!  On the back end (post-award), you need to consider reporting requirements, annual and final

25 You have so much info on the NSF. What about the NIH?  Same set of issues  Let’s take a look at the program announcement GOALS OF DATA SHARING Data sharing promotes many goals of the NIH research endeavor. It is particularly important for unique data that cannot be readily replicated. Data sharing allows scientists to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. There are many reasons to share data from NIH-supported studies. Sharing data reinforces open scientific inquiry, encourages diversity of analysis and opinion, promotes new research, makes possible the testing of new or alternative hypotheses and methods of analysis, supports studies on data collection methods and measurement, facilitates the education of new researchers, enables the exploration of topics not envisioned by the initial investigators, and permits the creation of new datasets when data from multiple sources are combined. In NIH's view, all data should be considered for data sharing. Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data. To facilitate data sharing, investigators submitting a research application requesting $500,000 or more of direct costs in any single year to NIH on or after October 1, 2003 are expected to include a plan for sharing final research data for research purposes, or state why data sharing is not possible. APPLICABILITY The NIH policy on data sharing applies: To the sharing of final research data for research purposes. To basic research, clinical studies, surveys, and other types of research supported by NIH. It applies to research that involves human subjects and laboratory research that does not involve human subjects. It is especially important to share unique data that cannot be readily replicated. To applicants seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year of the proposed project period through grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts. To research applications submitted beginning October 1, 2003. From:

26 You had so many great examples! Where can I find them?  Engineering Directorate:  Computer Information Science & Engineering Directorate:  Biological Sciences Directorate:  Education and Human Resources Directorate:  You get the idea…  Inside help: OSP website OSP in Kaufman – people, templates, mentoring, coaching, excellent programing, *free coffee*  Outside help: odel_Organism.htm odel_Organism.htm

27 Remember…  Research is a process, not an event  Our data should live on beyond our project, program, laboratory, career…  Our data should interface/contribute with similar data Consider large, multi/national databases What if there was an earthquake, tsunami, tornade What if traffic engineers and psychologists wanted to talk to one another (cross-disciplinary) How will you manage and distribute your data?

28 Questions? Call us: 3877 Find us: Historic Kaufman Building Email us:,, Website us: Thanks to IRT and HelpDesk

29 Sample plans Rice Social sciences

30 OSP PI We’ve got your back

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