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Workshops and Events

The ORSSP offers workshop modules on-demand, and can develop a workshop specific to the learning needs of the department, unit or college.  These workshops are intended to welcome and introduce faculty who are new to Georgia Southern and/or new to the research enterprise to the institutional units and personnel, resources and best practices, and policies and procedures supporting research activities, including funding opportunities, proposal development, compliance, research integrity and post-award needs.
New faculty and those new to research are strongly encouraged to attend workshops to meet the university’s research administrators and learn of policies and resources pertaining to externally-funded projects. If there is a specific workshop you would like for ORSSP to host, please contact our office for assistance.

Modules Offered:

Meet the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs aka ORSSP (15 minutes): an overview of the services and assistance provided by the ORSSP, using the website to direct attendees to relevant sections.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen
Award Management with Research Accounting (30 minutes): Identifying research accountant assigned to each college/division; Responsibilities of grant accountants; Process of purchasing items on grant, hiring GA/RA/Student assistant, and submitting travel reimbursement requests
Need: Internet, computer with screen
Research Integrity Introduction to Services (15 minutes): an overview of the services and assistance provided by the Research Integrity, using the website to direct attendees to relevant sections.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen
Introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subjects Research (20 – 30 minutes): A deeper dive into human subject research approval review types and processes.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen
Working with the IACUC: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: (10 – 30 minutes): A deeper dive into the use of animal subjects in teaching and research, the approval review types and processes.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen
Drones! Drones! Drones! (10 – 15 minutes): A description of the services available on campus to assist faculty and staff in becoming certified to fly UAS or to access FAA certified pilots for flights.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen
Responsible Conduct of Research (10-15 minutes): A brief overview of resources available to assist in the mentoring process necessary to infuse the responsible conduct of research into the fabric of faculty and student research.Need: internet access, computer with screen, needs assessment for audience
Funding Opportunities (20 minutes): Using GrantForward to tailor searches and notifications to research-specific keywords and parameters.
Need: Internet access, computer with screen (participants can bring a device to create an account and search parameters)
Internal Funding Opportunities (10-15 minutes): an overview of internal research and scholarship opportunities.
Need: internet access, computer with screen

Sample Targeted Workshops:

NSF Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit: this session will discuss the requirements of crafting the broader impacts and intellectual merit statements required of NSF proposals, and will provide examples of those statements.

Grants Basics for Researchers/Basic Grant Information for Graduate Students: The ORSSP provides a wide variety of tools and resources to help Georgia Southern University’s research community find the right funding source for research, creative and other scholarly activities, including assistance to graduate students with finding funding opportunities, proposal review and approvals, and submission of grant proposals to funding agencies.

Scholarly Communications and Data Management Workshops

Data Management Planning for Research & Grant Funding
Many funding agencies and publishers now require that research data be made publicly available as a condition of funding or publication. During this session, we will discuss the basics of data management planning, sharing, and archiving, with emphasis on resources and services available to all faculty and students through the University Libraries. This session is especially appropriate for graduate students and early-career faculty.
NSF & NIH Data Management Requirements
Planning on submitting a NSF or NIH grant proposal in the New Year? Depending on your proposal and directorate, either funding agency may require you to include a data management plan. Join us to learn about these requirements and how to best prepare your data management plan for a successful proposal.
Researchers’ Rights as Authors: Know & Protect Your Copyrights
When you publish your research, most publishers will ask you to transfer some or all of your copyrights to them. This isn’t always in your best interest, and there are alternatives. Join us to learn about your copyrights and how to protect them throughout the publication process.

For more information or to register, please follow the link to Library Resources.

Last updated: 6/3/2020