Discovery Acceleration Workshops 2022-2023

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Spring 2023 Workshops

These one-hour workshops will be held at noon on the specified dates below

January 30, 2023: Research Compliance

Sangren Hall, Room 4560

Join us to learn about the WMU IRB process and our new web-based system called Cayuse IRB.  Cayuse IRB is a user-friendly interface that manages protocol creation, review, submission, files and simplifies the human subjects research submission process.  Julia Mays, Associate Director Research Compliance, will lead this workshop and answer all your IRB questions.

February 17th, 2023: Pursuing Funding from the Department of Energy

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February 20, 2023: Export Control 

Schneider Hall, Room 2150

Export Controls applies to all personnel (employees, faculty, students, research staff, contractors, visitors, and collaborators) engaged in research, projects, activities, compensating foreign persons or international travel conducted under the auspices of Western Michigan University whether the activities are conducted on or off campus. Join us to learn about the Export Controls Policies and Procedures that ensure WMU's compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations. Led by Jim Center, Export Control Officer.

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March 20, 2023: Early Career Funding

Floyd Hall, Room 123 (ParkView)

Details TBD. Please email Kay Mortellaro to RSVP. 

Fall 2022 Workshops 

 Workshops are all one hour and will be held virtually at noon.

September 19, 2022: Getting Started: Funding to Support Research and Creative Scholarship

Finding financial support for your research or creative scholarship project means preparing for the landscape that helps nurture this work in higher education. Join us to get an overview of how to access WMU's support and uncover external resources in many diverse fields. Bring your questions and your research interests to the conversation! Dr. Lofty Durham, Associate Professor of Theatre and Faculty Fellow in ORI, will lead this workshop.

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October 24, 2022: Meet TIP-Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

TIP brings together teams of researchers, practitioners and users to shape research directions, catalyze iterative co-design and co-creation, develop game-changing technologies and solutions to address the nation's societal and economic challenges, and grow the future workforce. TIP's impact is embodied in its dynamic programs, including TIP's Convergence Accelerator and new programs to be announced in the coming months. Dr. Mark Hurwitz, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Fellow in ORI, and former NSF Program Officer in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate, will lead this workshop.

View the slides here. More TIP information can be found here. 

November 7, 2022: Open Access Publishing

Open access is a movement advocating for research to be unrestricted and freely available to all. In this workshop we will present an overview of open access as well as discuss options for openly sharing research, data, and educational resources. We’ll also discuss the specifics of open access publishing and what the advantages and disadvantages are of choosing to publish research as open access. We’ll help you to distinguishing between true open access and “predatory” publishers. Michele Behr, Scholarly Communications and Open Educational Resources Librarian, will lead this workshop.

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WMed Lunch & Learn: Research and Grant Writing Series

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September 19, 2022: Evaluation Basics for Grant Proposals, 12-12:45pm

October 17, 2022: Program Officer Visit from the Gerber Foundation, 12-1pm

November 21, 2022: Program Officer Visit from National Science Foundation, 12-1pm

December 19, 2022: State of Michigan Grant Funding for Translational Research, 12-1pm

January 16, 2023: Beyond the Narrative: Making Every Grant Attachment Count, 12-1pm

February 20, 2023: WMED Research Academy at two years. An update, 12-1pm

March: TBD

April 10, 2023: Community Based Grants, 12-1pm

May 4, 2023: Learn more about WMed and WMU Faculty Research Interests and Potential Collaboration Opportunities, 1-2pm

Past Workshops