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April 2020

Resources for Gene Expression and Genetic Variation Research – NCBI Functional Genomics Workshop – 1p-4p

April 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holland Terrell Library 20E

NCBI Resources for Gene Expression and Genetic Variation Research   This workshop focuses on NCBI’s web-based resources for accessing gene expression and genetic variation data for non-human organisms. You will learn about NCBI’s gene expression databases, including Gene, GEO, and SRA. You will learn how you can leverage SRA data for your gene expression and genetic variation analyses. We will also briefly discuss NCBI’s analysis and stand-alone tools, such as GEO2R, the Genome Data Viewer (GDV), SRA Toolkit and Magic-BLAST.In…

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September 2020

Promoting Your Research in the Media

September 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

WSU’s central news unit regularly works with faculty to promote research to external audiences through press releases and direct pitches to media. Sara Zaske, WSU News’ science writer, will explain the process to get your research highlighted from identifying good stories to talking with reporters. This will be a short presentation followed by a chance to ask questions.  Join us via Zoom  

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Latest Updates and Considerations on Conducting Research at WSU during Covid-19

September 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As we continue to deal with the challenge of doing research in the midst of a pandemic, we provide an update of the latest information available and guidance on how to best engage in research, scholarly, and creative activities. Representatives from the Office of Research Support & Operations (ORSO) and the Office of Research Assurances (ORA) will present valuable information and will be available to answer questions.   Join us via Zoom!  

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Introduction to OR and Life Cycle of a Grant

September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how the Office of Research can help you throughout the life cycle of your grant in an information session led by Maureen Bonnefin from the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) and Troy Boni from the Office of Research Support & Operations (ORSO). We will provide an overview of everything from developing and submitting a grant proposal, to having a compliant research program, to managing and licensing your intellectual property.    Join us via Zoom!

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Statistics Resources for Faculty and Graduate Students

September 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Statistics is an essential component of scientific discovery. How do you properly design and justify data collection protocols for your research grants? How do you know if you are properly analyzing your research data? The Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER) can help you with these questions. In this session, CISER Director Dr. Jave Pascual and Associate Director Dr. Clark Kogan will discuss the different statistical services that the center provides in support of researchers across WSU campuses.  Join us via Zoom!

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October 2020

PI Roles & Responsibilities – 10/7

October 7, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

What is your role as the lead PI of a sponsored project? What legal responsibilities do you have and how do you navigate the murky waters of federal, state, and private award requirements? In this class, Jason Oliver and Levi O'Loughlin will help you explore these questions and more. Join us at 11:30am RSVP for Zoom link

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Finding Funding with Pivot – 10/20

October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Which federal and non-federal sponsors are interested in funding your idea? Learn the ins and outs of searching the Pivot database for funding opportunities specific to your area of research. ORAP Pivot expert, Emily Brashear, will help you set up notifications, track funding opportunities, find collaborators, and share opportunities with your coworkers. Join us at 1:00pm RSVP to join via Zoom.  

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February 2021

Budgeting and Budget Justifications – 2/18

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your budget and budget justification may not make or break a grant proposal, but a well-crafted budget can make for a smoother funding process. ORAP proposal consultant, Maureen Bonnefin, CRA, will teach you the basics of preparing a budget, plus common pitfalls and federal requirements. Additionally, discover how to write a compelling budget justification that supports your proposal and allows you to avoid the dreaded budget cut. Join us at 11:00 am. RSVP below for the Zoom link. 

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Washington Research Foundation: Meet Reps & Learn About the Post Doctoral Fellows Program – 2/25

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

You are invited to meet with Lisa Caldwell and Dale Wadman from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) to learn more about the WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The program, which opens for applications in Spring 2021, provides a $65K-$70K stipend per year, plus benefits and a $5K budget for research supplies, equipment or travel for three-years.  The selected fellows can have a background in any STEM field, but preference will be given to applicants whose project proposals are in life sciences…

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March 2021

NMR Services at WSU – 3/4

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NMR spectroscopy is one of the preeminent techniques for determining the composition, structure, and dynamic behavior of biological/molecular compounds, agricultural samples, and materials. WSU’s Center for NMR Spectroscopy provides access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation for users from across the WSU campuses and from outside institutions. The NMR facility provides access to spectrometers that are commonly used for both routine and specialty NMR experiments - including solid-state, diffusion, variable temperature, and multi-nuclear experiments. Come learn how to access these facilities for…

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