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April 2020

Evaluation as an Integral Component of Successful Proposals/Projects 4/14

April 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lighty 280

Want to have a better grasp of evaluation/assessment as it relates to grant proposals and funded projects? This presentation will define evaluation and assessment and explain how to incorporate evaluation plans for a more competitive proposal and a meaningful, goal-driven project.   Join us at 11:00 via Zoom!   RSVP now!

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NCBI Functional Genomics Workshop – 9a-12p

April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holland Terrell Library 20E

An Update on NCBI BLAST and Other Sequence Analysis Tools This workshop highlights new displays and features and introduces best practices for use of NCBI BLAST services. You will learn when and how to use important but often misunderstood aspects of the BLAST programs, specialized services, and databases. You will explore other important sequence analysis services, including Primer BLAST, an oligonucleotide primer designer and specificity checker, and COBALT, a multiple protein sequence alignment tool. Finally, you will see brief demonstrations…

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NCBI Functional Genomics Workshop – 1p-4p

April 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holland Terrell Library 20E

NCBI Resources for Animal and Plant Genomics Research This workshop focuses on NCBI’s web-based resources for accessing and analyzing genome assemblies and annotation data, with an emphasis on non-human organisms. You will learn which databases at NCBI best meet your needs, including Genome, Assembly, BioProject, Taxonomy, Gene, and SRA. We will also briefly discuss NCBI’s analysis and stand-alone tools, such as the Genome Data Viewer (GDV), SRA Toolkit and Magic-BLAST.In this workshop you will learn how to: Find, view and…

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NCBI Functional Genomics Workshop – 9a-12p

April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holland Terrell Library 20E

NCBI Resources for Pathogen (Bacteria & Virus) Genomics Research In this workshop, you will learn to use NCBI resources to search, access, and analyze animal and plant pathogen (bacteria and virus) data from individual isolates and metagenomes.  You will explore some general resources for all organisms, as well as some newly developed resources for bacteria and viruses. In addition, you will briefly see how to access and analyze data using standalone tools, such as the SRA Toolkit and Magic-BLAST.Specifically, you…

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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 https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93585336400?pwd=dXcydE4yT04waGtNWllmRmpVaTFmdz09&from=msft  

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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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