News & Announcements - Research Flash

August 15th, 2011

News

  • DoD-Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC)
    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of social media in strategic communication. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
  • Availability of an IPA Opportunity in the Policy Office, National Science Foundation
    The Policy Office, within the Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS) in the Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management (BFA), announces an opportunity for an individual with demonstrated experience in grant administration and management to assist the Policy Office in strengthening NSF's capabilities in policy formulation and implementation for the Foundation's assistance programs.
  • eRA@TU Communications Update
    Currently the eRA@TU project team maintains a list of people interested in receiving communications about eRA@TU. This has been distributed using the Office of the Vice Provost for Research email account for things like eRA@TU updates, information about Grants.Gov, training information and more.. We will be moving all of the names from that list to the eRA listserve. This will allow people to “opt in/opt out” much easier than using a manual email list. Look for a verification notice in your email in the coming weeks which will contain instructions if you no longer wish to receive this information.
  • eRA@TU Users Group Meeting
    The eRA@TU project team is working with a group of research administrators across Temple’s campus in planning the first eRA@TU User Group meeting. The goal of this meeting will be to bring eRA@TU users from across the Temple campuses together for a meeting to share best practices, ideas, and feedback for the eRA@TU project. Starting out with a working group to plan the meeting, we will be scheduling an appropriate venue and finalizing the agenda in the coming weeks. If you have any suggestions for topics or just want to let us know you would be attending the meeting, send a short note to era@temple.edu to let us know of your interest in attending. This will help us plan the proper size room and agenda.

eRA@TU Electronic Research Administration

  • Temple Research Services Announces Next eRA@TU WebEvents

    The Office of Temple Research Services has announced the next in a series of
    eRA@TU webinars.

    Monitoring Your Protocols
    If you have active protocols or are a business professional responsible for your faculty's protocols, be sure to tune into the next episode of eRA TV. We demonstrate how to find everything you want to know about your current protocol, both IRB or IACUC. We will demonstrate finding your protocol status & approval dates and more. Don't be the last to know!

    When: August 17, 2011, Noon
    Where: Wherever you are
    http://breeze.temple.edu/eratv

    A panel of subject matter experts will be available to answer your questions during these webinars. You can begin to login 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Reminders will be sent the day before the session.

    Got a question? eRA@Temple.edu eRA@TU: Don't be the last to know.

Regulatory Compliance

  • For News & Information from the Institutional Review Board call (215) 707-3390.
  • For News & Information from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee call (215) 707-9741.

Technology Development & Commercialization

  • New Patents Issued

    European Patent 2078154 was awarded to Temple University on April 20, 2011 for "Electric-Field Assisted Fuel Atomization System." This invention was created by Dr. Rongjia Tao, Dr. Ke Huang, and Mr. Edward Kaczanowicz from the Department of Physics.

    United States Patent 7,932,242 was awarded to Temple University on April 26, 2011 for "Substituted Phenoxy-And Phenylthio-Derivatives for Treating Proliferative Disorders." This invention was created Drs. E. Premkumar Reddy and M.V. Ramana Reddy, formerly with the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. Onconova Therapeutics holds a license to this technology.

    Hong Kong Patent HK1133451 was awarded to Temple University on June 17, 2011 for "Electric-Field Assisted Fuel Atomization System and Methods of Use." This invention was created by Dr. Rongjia Tao, Dr. Ke Huang, and Mr. Edward Kaczanowicz from the Department of Physics.

    U.S. Patent 7,981,674 was awarded to Temple University on July 19, 2011 for "Osteoactivin Protein and Nucleic Acids Encoding the Same, Compositions and Methods of Stimulating Bone Differentiation." This invention was created by Drs. Steven N. Popoff and Fayez F. Safadi with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine.

    Canadian Patent 2,477,232 was awarded to Temple University on July 19, 2011 for "Amino-Substituted (E)-2,6-Dialkoxystyryl 4-Substituted Benzylsulfones for Treating Proliferative Disorders." This invention was created Drs. E. Premkumar Reddy and M.V. Ramana Reddy, formerly with the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. Onconova Therapeutics holds a license to this technology.

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Future of Funding in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH and NSF The Temple Institute for Survey Research (ISR) will host an open house and symposium entitled "The Future of Funding in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH and NSF". We are honored to have two distinguished directors from NIH and NSF who will provide keynote lectures: Dr. Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation and Head of the NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate and Dr. Robert Kaplan, Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and Associate Director of NIH. The ISR open house is open to the Temple community. Please email Dionna Robinson-Davis to RSVP.

Funding Opportunities

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