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October 2014


The Research Express

October 2014

Volume #3 Issue #10
Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host 4 “Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review” webinars in November 2014.  These webinars are intended to give NIH grant applicants as well as other sponsored activity applicants useful insights into the submission and review process.  The webinars are tailored to different types of NIH applications.  Webcasts will be hosted in Veazey Hall for all who wish to attend.

  1. Academic Research Enhancements Awards (R15) – November 4th – 2 – 4 PM in Veazey Hall 2001C
  2. Fellowship Awards – November 5th – 2 – 4 PM in Veazey Hall 1014B
  3. Small Business Grants (SBIR/STTR) – November 7th – 2 – 4 PM in Veazey Hall 2001C
  4. Research Project Grant (R01) – November 10th – 2 – 4 PM in Veazey Hall 2001C

Each webinar will consist of an expert presentation followed by Q and A.  Viewers will see presentations by 5 CSR/NIH experts covering the following topics.

  1. The review of your NIH grant application begins here
  2. What you need to know about application receipt and referral
  3. How your application is reviewed
  4. Key things to know about your type of application
  5. Jumpstart your career with CSRs Early Career Reviewer program

Please email to let us know you plan to attend to assure we have adequate space for comfort. If you have questions you would like to submit in advance of the webinar, send them to

Intellectual Property – What do I need to know?

Questions and discussions on the topic of intellectual Property seem to be more frequent these days, particularly in the academic environment.  Reaching a balance between “knowledge for the common good” and “returning value to the supporting institution” is a complex task at best and is made even more difficult when policy and law are not well understood by both faculty and administration.

What are the legally defined forms of IP?  How does one establish a Copyright?  A Trademark?  How much does it cost to pursue a patent?  What are my obligations and privileges as faculty, student, and staff at Georgia Southern?  These are questions that all of us should be able to answer or at least know where to find the answers.

In addition to on-campus workshops aimed at enhancing our understanding of law and policy related to IP, the following online resources may prove helpful for those wanting additional information or those unable to participate in the on-campus events.

What does a patent do for me anyway?

What is the risk of procrastination?

The office of the VPRED and ORSSP are offering a workshop on October 24, 2014.  The registration has been extended to October 22nd for readers of the Research Express!

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Report: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

“Today, the United States ranks 10th place among OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] nations in overall R&D investment relative to economic growth, and China is projected to outspend the United States in R&D in less than 10 years from now.”

View the entire report at .

New Faculty Workshop Coming Soon!

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Last updated: 10/15/2014