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Welcome from the Vice President for Research

CWRU researchers are among the most distinguished in the world. We have 16 Nobel Laureates among current and former faculty and alumni, 4 members of the National Academies of Sciences, 7 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 8 members of the Institute of Medicine. We also partner with artistic and cultural institutions on a broad range of projects that make important scholarly contributions in the humanities and social sciences.

Extraordinary research requires an outstanding infrastructure. Our Office of Research & Technology Management provides support to seek out grant funding, to facilitate industrial sponsorship, and to transfer university technologies to the marketplace. This is a place for people driven to make a difference, and our office exists to help them succeed.

Contact us. We want you to see what our campus can offer.

CWRU's Core Facilities site is live

CWRU's Core Facilities Support Committee is working to promote all of the university's diverse core facilities and service centers in an attempt to improve their visibility and promote collaboration with researchers and industry partners.

The committee is pleased to announce that their website http://research.case.edu/corefacilities is now available and users can find information about the most common core facilities in one place. Intended to work alongside the already available webpage for CWRU's Centers and Institutes http://www.case.edu/centers , the site strives to promote the amazing facilities our university offers.

If you would like more information, have a comment or have a core facility that you feel we have missed, please feel free to email the committee at CWRUcores@case.edu.

Plan to attend CWRU Innovation Summit in October

Oct. 26-28, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

Make plans now to attend Innovation Summit and explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale. This campus-wide event is bringing together entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers, academics, economic development professionals, policy makers and more to explore how innovation thrives.

Learn more and register at - http://engineering.case.edu/innovation-summit

Research Matters

Research Matters

Use the following link in order to view previous editions of Research Matters and Research News and Updates Research Matters Archive .

Latest News

Research Newsletter
August 11, 2017October 10, 2017  

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Medical Research Fellows Program
The goal of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program (“Med Fellows Program”) is to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of physician-scientists.

The fellowship provides support for one year of full-time, mentored research training in fundamental biomedical research.

HHMI plans to award up to 60 fellowships to medical, dental, and veterinary students who have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to biomedical research as evidenced by previous wet-laboratory research experience and a track-record of scholarship as undergraduates and during their initial medical, dental, or veterinary school training.

To ensure continued excellence and diversity among applicants and awardees, HHMI welcomes applications from all qualified students and specifically encourages applications from women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2018

For more information visit the HHMI website.

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:

Department of the Army - USAMRAA

DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Research Award

DoD Psychological Health/ Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Trial Award

NIH: New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance US Cancer Surveillance and Research
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance surveillance science by supporting the development of new and innovative tools and methods for more efficient, detailed, timely, and accurate data collection by cancer registries. Specifically, the FOA seeks applications for projects to develop, adapt, apply, scale-up, and validate tools and methods to improve the collection and integration cancer registry data and to expand the data items collected. Applications must be built on partnership with U.S. population-based central cancer registries (a partnership must involve at least two different registries). Tools and methods proposed for development are expected to enhance the registry core infrastructure and, in so doing, expand the usefulness of registry-collected data to support high-quality cancer research.

Letter of Intent Deadline: March 16, 2019

For more information visit the NIH webpage.

NSF - Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

For more information visit the NSF website.

Updated UHCMC IRB Consent Form Template

Recent changes in the research infrastructure at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, have prompted the UHCMC IRB to revise the Informed Consent Form template to reflect the name change to UH Clinical Research Center in addition to the UH research leadership role change to the Associate Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Grace McComsey. The new language is required for all new studies submitted to the UHCMC IRB after February 1, 2017.

The UHCMC IRB will NOT require submission of a modification to update already approved consent forms. The decision to update previously approved consent forms should be assessed by the individual Principal Investigators and their associated research teams (the IRB highly recommends incorporating the updated text with another planned revision to the consent form and not to submit a specific revision to add this text only).

The new template can be found here: http://www.uhhospitals.org/clinical-research/institutional-review-board/forms-and-templates


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