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  Office of Research and Development Newsletter  
  August 2018  
 
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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series 2018-2019
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Office of Research Compliance within the Office of the Vice President for Research, is pleased to continue offering the IU Bloomington, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series. Facilitators are expert faculty researchers, faculty members of compliance committees, representatives from the Office of Research Compliance.
  • Threats to Research Integrity - Research Misconduct and Conflicts of Interest/Commitment
    September 13th, 2018: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), Oak Room
  • Protection of Research Subjects and Participants - Human Subjects Research and Research with Animals
    October 11th, 2018: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), Dogwood Room
Updates to the IU HRPP Common Rule Requirements
The Office of Research Compliance has announced some very important updates. IU HRPP has implemented changes to the Common Rule requirements, which are effective as of July 19, 2018. Changes to HRPP/IRB Policy and Processes include the following:
  • Revised common rule
  • Informed consent
  • Waiver of informed consent
  • Renewal requirements
  • Impact on federally-funded research
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Select Internal Funding Opportunities
New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship (NF)
Assist in the development of innovative works of scholarship or creative activity.
Deadline: October 2018
Award Amount: $60,000 maximum
Research Leave Supplements (RLS)
Supports research and creative activity at critical times for senior researchers and scholars pursuing active research interests.
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: Maximum Amount Based on Salary
Bridge Funding Program (BRIDGE)
Provides modest financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles.
Deadline: Open
Award Amount: Varies
Select External Funding Opportunities
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Solicitation 17-573
The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all in learning STEM in informal environments.
Full Proposal Deadline: November 7, 2018
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Solicitation 17-584
The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning.
Full Proposal Deadline: November 14, 2018

Spotlight on an R&D Initiative
 
Evan Mickey
Program Manager
Center for International Education, Development and Research
Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships
Since 2015, the IU School of Education’s Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) has been working with the University of Pristina’s Faculty of Education (FE) in Kosovo as part of the Transformational Leadership Program. Co-funded by USAID and the Kosovar government and administered by World Learning, the Transformational Leadership Program is a multi-faceted program that aims to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in priority economic, political, and social development areas in Kosovo. CIEDR’s partnership on behalf of Indiana University with the FE is one of four partnerships originally organized through the Transformational Leadership Program and one of three still in effect. IU’s partnership with the FE as part of the Transformational Leadership Program is currently funded through November 30, 2018.

The University of Pristina’s Faculty of Education is the largest supplier of teachers to Kosovo’s education system and much of IU’s work with the FE has been targeted toward helping the FE develop and grow its research and teaching capacities. This has included helping the FE to complete a needs assessment early in the project to identify areas and opportunities for improvement, working with the FE to establish a collaboratively designed research framework, and providing space and resources for faculty from the FE and IU to collaborate on research projects, pedagogy, and university administration through a number of on-line and in-person visits and workshops.

Due to the FE’s broad interests in education and teacher education, CIEDR recruited faculty from across IU and the IU School of Education to collaborate and participate in the Transformational Leadership Program. This includes faculty from the Biology department, History Department, Jacobs School of Music, the IU School of Education, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, among others. Faculty were recruited based on shared interests and assisted by providing workshops and trainings at the University of Pristina, working with FE faculty through correspondence or working with FE faculty while they were in Bloomington as part of one of the program’s exchanges. In total, over 20 IU faculty have contributed to the Transformational Leadership Program with at least 17 coming from the School of Education. At least one faculty person from each of the School of Education’s departments has participated.

Regarding the Faculty of Education, over 30 FE faculty have participated in research projects, workshops, and other activities with IU over the course of the program. This includes 14 faculty who visited IU for between one and eight weeks where they were provided space and resources to work with IU faculty and staff, participate in research and teaching workshops, and observe other aspects of IU’s work. Of the nearly 20 FE faculty who have collaborated with IU faculty on research, at least six FE faculty have had projects with IU colleagues accepted for presentation through publications or conferences.

CIEDR recently completed a research symposium with the FE in early June of this summer and was joined by Dr. Gamze Ozogul and Dr. Molly Stewart, who have worked with CIEDR previously on the Transformational Leadership Program. We are currently working with FE faculty to refine their research and prepare it for publication and are planning a trip with IU faculty for September to help the FE think about pedagogy in different teacher education fields and how to improve their teaching.
 
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