Discovery Acceleration Workshops 2021-22

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All workshops will be held virtually at noon on the specified dates below.

Sept. 20—Cayuse and the IRB Process
The WMU IRB will transition from a paper-based process to a 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 your IRB questions.  Join via Webex

Julia Mays is offering additional workshops via Webex.
September 14, 10 - 11:30 am
September 15, 11:30 am - 1 pm
September 16, 3:30 - 5 pm

Oct. 25—Cayuse and Sponsored Projects
This session will introduce Cayuse, WMU’s new electronic research administration system, and will focus on the Sponsored Projects module.  This module will replace the PAF system for the routing and approval of proposals for external funding.  Sarah Pratt, Associate Director, Research and Sponsored Programs, will lead this workshop. Join via Webex.

Nov. 15—The Department of Energy
This DOE workshop provides: a discussion of how mission agencies are different from basic research agencies (e.g., NSF and NIH), how DOE is organized and the differences between different parts of DOE (e.g., comparing EERE to the Office of Science), how to identify and analyze funding opportunities, and a high-level review of how to write proposals to DOE.  This workshop is led by Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC.  Link to join will be posted closer to date of workshop.