Announcements

Link: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The new eIRB is now available for human subjects research submissions.

For information on using eIRB, please consult the following resources:

Video demos and instructional material: eIRB Information (NetID is required)

Zoom drop-in training sessions: eIRB Drop-In Office Hours (no registration required)

  • Weeks of Sept. 13 and Sept. 24: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Sept. 27 and Oct. 8: Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 18: Wednesdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. 

How will the move to eIRB affect you?

The new eIRB system is now being used for all human subjects research submissions, including determination of human research and external IRB requests. Submissions are no longer accepted via our general departmental email inbox.

For questions or more information, contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at vpr-irb@arizona.edu

Link: Friday, August 6, 2021

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

August 13th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review. August 20th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. 

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

Please forward this notice to any undergraduate students that may find this information useful.

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

Link: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

Link: Thursday, July 1, 2021

eDisclosure is now available for conflict of interest (COI) submissions—annual disclosures and research certifications—and conflict of commitment (COC) form submissions.

For information on using eDisclosure, the following options are available:

Video Demos and Instructional Material: eDisclosure Information (NetID required)

Zoom Drop-In Training Sessions: eDisclosure Training (No registration required)
 
  • Thursday, July 1 – 11 am; 11:30 am; 12 pm
  • Thursday, July 8 – 11 am; 11:30 am; 12 pm

How will the move to eDisclosure affect you?

eDisclosure will be used for all conflict of interest and commitment disclosures.

All Full-Time University Employees (0.50 FTE or greater) must disclose:

  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interest

University Administrators must disclose:

  • Institutional Interests
  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interests

Investigators* must disclose: 

  • Significant Financial Interests
  • Significant Personal Interests
  • Foreign Interests
  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interests

*Investigators who are University Administrators must also disclose Institutional Financial Interests.


For research Investigators, notices for submission of Research Certifications will be issued on July 1. Notifications for submission of Annual Certifications will be issued by college/center, beginning July 12. Your college/center leadership will receive information related to additional eDisclosure training opportunities.

Reminder:  The University of Arizona is implementing a new Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy. Investigators will be required to complete an updated version of the COI Required Disclosure Training.

For questions or more information, contact the Office for Responsible Outside Interests at coi@arizona.edu or at 520-626-6406. For questions about Substantial Interests, contact Ted Nasser at enasser@arizona.edu or at 520-621-5449.

Link: Monday, June 21, 2021

 

Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) and the Office of the Provost are excited to announce the recipients of the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Seed Grant Program.

The requests for proposals opened to all University of Arizona faculty in March 2021. Forty-three proposals were received and were reviewed by 18 faculty members from across the institution. Seven proposals were awarded funding for AY 2021-2022. Congratulations to the award recipients! Read more about the funded projects below.

Overview:

In just three years, the University of Arizona went from being federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2018, to being one of only nine institutions to be awarded the inaugural Seal of Excelencia in 2019, a national certification for institutions that strive to go beyond enrollment to intentionally serve Latinx/a/o students, and was named Outstanding Member Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in 2020. Coupled with these distinctions, the UA is committed to examining within as we aim to further advance these efforts across faculty scholarship and creative work. 

The HSI Faculty Seed Grant Program is offered through Faculty Affairs and HSI Initiatives with funding from Research, Innovation, and Impact (RII). The goal of the fund is to support scholarly research and creative work among early-career faculty which enriches the UA’s designation as an HSI, and advances scholarship that directly impacts Latinx/a/o and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students and communities, and advances UA’s Purpose and Values around integrity, compassion, exploration, adaptation, inclusion, and determination.

Projects:

Applicant(s)

Jeremy Garcia, Associate Professor; Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education, Thomas E. Sheridan, Professor, Anthropology, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

In Partnership with 

Stewart Koyiyumptewa, Director 

Hopi Cultural Preservation Office (HCPO) 

Abstract

As a land-grant institution built on Tohono O’odham’s ancestral lands, this project exemplifies pathways for the UArizona to partner with Native Nations and Indigenous educators to engage in truth-telling histories in education. This critical Indigenous qualitative research project is to analyze the process of developing curriculum that privileges Hopi perspectives on the history of Hopi and Spanish colonialism. The significance of this project honors the goals of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office for Hopi youth to develop a critical Indigenous consciousness of their history through curriculum and pedagogy. Often, the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives on the history of colonization is glossed over or simply omitted from the educational textbooks and learning opportunities in schools. The impact of this work contributes directly to: (1) the first Hopi and Spanish History K-12 curriculum; (2) opportunities for Hopi educators to enact self-determination and intellectual sovereignty; and (3) research and scholarship that contributes to critical Indigenous curriculum studies. Additional outcomes contribute to the HSI goals to include diverse perspectives, scholarship, and service that builds capacity for others to be in solidarity with Indigenous communities by understanding the dehumanizing impacts that Spanish colonialism had on Indigenous peoples across the southwest region in which UArizona resides.

Applicant(s)

Mauricio Ibañez-Mejia, Assistant Professor, Geosciences, College of Science; Albert Barberán, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences;  Carmen King de Ramírez, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, College of Humanities

Abstract

We propose to develop a pilot program that uses Spanish language, along with the landscapes, ecosystems and culture of the Southwest, as vehicles to enhance the diversity and inclusion of Hispanics in STEM. We will develop an 8-week long afterschool program for TUSD juniors and seniors, consisting of a series of engaging teaching modules focusing on the geological, ecological and cultural history of the Southwest. Each of these in-classroom modules, spanning two weeks in duration, will culminate with an outdoor experience to cement knowledge and to develop a sense of connection with nature. The last two weeks of the program will be devoted to student-led capstone projects supervised by the PIs. Activities will be conducted in person and in Spanish at a high school chosen in consultation with our TUSD partners. In order to enhance access to the materials and to reach a wider student population, our activities will be documented and made available on-line through a website we will develop. The central objective of this project is to provide Hispanic students with the confidence and sense of belonging needed for pursuing careers in Science, convincing them it is possible to be successful in STEM having English as second language.

Applicant(s)

Sung Eun Jung, Assistant Professor of Practice, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, College of Education

Abstract

The proposed project aims to 1) implement a literacy-rich robotics education program for Latinx children (aged 5 to 8) in collaboration with the John Valenzuela Youth Center in South Tucson and 2) conduct scholarly research about Latinx children’s funds of knowledge in STEM learning and culturally responsive STEM pedagogy for early childhood teachers. As a strength-based approach, this project values Latinx students’ cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds as unique assets and resources in designing and implementing the robotics curriculum. This project will directly impact Latinx English-language learners (ELLs) from low-SES families in South Tucson by ensuring their early entry into STEM through interactive robotics practices. This project will invite UA undergraduate students in the early childhood education program to serve as tutors. This project will train preservice early childhood teachers in culturally relevant STEM teaching. At the theoretical level, this project will broaden our understanding of funds of knowledge that young children bring into STEM learning and suggest implications for culturally responsive STEM pedagogy in the field of early childhood education.

Applicant(s)

Aminata Kilungo, Assistant Professor of Practice, Community, Environment & Policy, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Abstract

This seed grant proposal aims to improve our understanding of potential exposures to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a carcinogenic microorganism associated with gastric cancer, and arsenic, associated with diabetes and obesity, to reduce health disparities in the Arizona-Mexico border communities. The specific objectives of this work are to; 1) Identify potential environmental sources of H. pylori and arsenic in surface and private well water sources that vulnerable populations are reliant upon in the Arizona-Sonora Border region; 2) improve our understanding of the prevalence of these environmental sources and prevalence of distal gastric cancer, diabetes and obesity in Arizona; and 3) share all information collected with participating families to increase environmental health literacy. Outcomes of this project will; 1) inform science, policymakers, and the community on needed interventions to improve water quality; 2) reduce risks associated with the development of gastric cancer, diabetes, and obesity; and 3) build community resilience by improving environmental health literacy so the communities can better advocate for their health.

Applicant(s)

Jenny J Lee, Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, College of Education;  Jameson David (JD) Lopez, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, College of Education; Santiago Castiello Gutiérrez, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, College of Education; Amanda Cheromiah, Director, Native SOAR

In Partnership with

Native SOAR

Universidad ITESO in Guadalajara, Jalisco

Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

Abstract

This internationally collaborative action-research project seeks to expand the University of Arizona’s (UA) Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) status across the US-México border and recenter its knowledge and outreach by connecting Indigenous communities internationally. US higher education has long suppressed Indigenous communities’ systems of knowledge, which are grounded in interconnected relationships with their ancestral territories, other living entities, and the world around them (Deloria & Wildcat, 2001; Dozier Enos, 2017; Nelson & Youngbull, 2015). Creating a community of interest where Indigenous educators and thought leaders from different regions can share their knowledge provides a unique opportunity for courageous innovation as well as further supporting culturally relevant practices acquired over millennia. Therefore, this project looks to bring together two institutions that are attempting to address historic wrongs that have marginalized Indigenous students from their community. An especially unique feature of this work will be to incorporate digital technology as both a medium for storytelling and increasing awareness towards positive change.

Applicant(s)

Shefali Milczarek-Desai, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Workers' Rights Clinic, James E. Rogers College of Law; Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law & Director, Health Law & Policy Program, James. E. Rogers College of Law

Abstract

The twin pandemics of 2020 – COVID-19 and racial injustice – have exacerbated the inequities experienced by BIPOC workers. Women working as long-term care aides, who overwhelmingly are immigrants, Latinx, and/or BIPOC, disproportionally have been affected by hazardous working conditions serving to increase their existing vulnerabilities. The long-term care direct care workforce is predominately composed of these women, yet their perspectives are missing in the legal literature and national conversation surrounding essential workers’ rights, such as paid sick leave and workplace safety.

Applicant(s)

Bo Sun, Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy

Abstract

The incidence and death rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) are the highest in African Americans and Alaska Natives comparing to other racial groups, and they are less likely to receive early diagnosis of CRC and high-quality care. Current surgery, chemo- and radiotherapy have caused serious adverse side effects in CRC patients, and many of them also failed to respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) therapy. Therefore, I propose to improve the medical care of Black and Indigenous communities suffering CRC by providing an innovative cancer vaccine. The objective of my research is to develop nanoparticle-based vaccines to simultaneously deliver tumor antigens and dual immune adjuvants for immunotherapy of CRC. We will test whether the proposed vaccine loaded with CRC-derived antigens can inhibit the tumor growth more effectively in preclinical CRC model, comparing to the mix of soluble tumor antigens and adjuvants. The proposed bi-adjuvant nanovaccines are expected to have high efficacy and complement current immunotherapy since the majority of CRC patients do not respond to ICI alone. I believe that the outcomes of this project will advance biomedical research that is beneficial for BIPOC communities and enrich UA’s designation as an HSI.

Link: Friday, June 4, 2021

Implementing a New, Faster Conflict of Interest System

June 11 is the last day to submit Research Certifications and Annual Disclosures in the legacy COI Disclosure System.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • June 11, 2021 - Last day to submit disclosures, research certifications, and COC Forms in the current system.
  • June 12 - 30, 2021 - Blackout period (No COI or COC system will be available for submissions.)
  • July 1, 2021 - eDisclosure available (For your first disclosure or certification in eDisclosure, you will need to disclose all entities, including those previously disclosed in the legacy COI Disclosure System.)

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University Administrators who have an Outside Interest and all University Investigators. Please visit the COI Webpage to learn how to disclose to the University whether you have any significant financial interests or significant personal interests that may be related to your research or institutional responsibilities. 


For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information webpage.

Please also note that beginning July 1, the Conflict of Interest Program will be called the Office for Responsible Outside Interests to more closely focus on the program’s goal: to align outside interests with the University’s mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust.

For questions or more information, contact the COI Program at coi@arizona.edu or at (520) 626-8266.

Link: Friday, May 28, 2021

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Program will launch a new system, eDisclosure, designed to make submitting COC Forms (Requests for Approval of Outside Employment and Commitments) easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • June 11, 2021 - Last day to submit disclosures, research certifications, and COC Forms in the current system.
  • June 12 - 30, 2021 - Blackout period (No COI or COC system will be available for submissions.)
  • July 1, 2021 - eDisclosure available (For your first disclosure or certification in eDisclosure, you will need to disclose all entities, including those previously disclosed in the legacy COI Disclosure System.)

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to full-time University Employees who are employed or have a professional commitment outside of the University. Please visit the COI webpage to learn more about who should submit a COC form. 

Please also note that beginning July 1, the Conflict of Interest Program will be called the Office for Responsible Outside Interests to more closely focus on the program’s goal: to align outside interests with the University’s mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust.

For questions or more information, contact the COI Program at coi@arizona.edu or at (520) 626-8266.

Link: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Betsy Cantwell
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell

Without a doubt, this academic year has tested each of us in myriad ways. It has tested our agility and ability to adapt how we operate at each level of the University of Arizona, from classrooms to laboratories, administrative offices to dormitories.

When the first case of the novel coronavirus was detected in Pima County in January 2020, the University's research enterprise swiftly pivoted, prioritizing the safety and well-being of researchers amid a quickly evolving pandemic.

The Office of Research, Innovation and Impact launched a system for approving essential research and provided guidance on the temporary shutdown of laboratories and facilities. In May 2020, after developing the nation's most effective antibody test, the University expanded its testing statewide. On June 1, RII launched a comprehensive Research Restart Plan, detailing its six-phase approach to safely continuing and reopening research to faculty, staff and students. Nearly a year later, we are at Phase 4. Between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, University researchers submitted a staggering 310 COVID-19-related grant proposals, 105 of which are underway with more than $76 million in funding support.

Research productivity unrelated to the pandemic continued to soar as well. The University and the French National Centre for Scientific Research announced a partnership that includes establishing an international research center focused on the environment, space science, data science and global climate change. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touched the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and began its journey back to Earth, with a sample of dust and rocks on board. Engineers at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab began casting the penultimate 8.4-meter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope, one of the world's largest and most anticipated telescopes.

And throughout the past several months, researchers from across campus have been involved in efforts to ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemics.

While the 2020-21 academic year is winding down, much is still happening.

  •  Beginning this summer, RII will roll out and upgrade new systems designed to make your work related to Conflict of Interest and Commitment reporting, the Human Subjects Protection Program, and research proposals much easier. Please keep an eye on your email inbox for updates.
  •  In a few months, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges – a 65-acre multiple-use development that will include technology companies, recreational facilities and high-quality residential and retail spaces – will complete construction of The Refinery. The four-story, 120,000-square-foot office building will be dedicated to technology-related research and innovation.
  •  The University will soon break ground on two new campus buildings. The Applied Research Building, at the southeast corner of Helen Street and the Highland Corridor, will focus on: imaging technology; advanced manufacturing; CubeSat design, fabrication and testing; balloon payload integration for stratospheric balloons; and more. The Grand Challenges Research Building will be located at Cherry Avenue between University Boulevard and Fourth Street. The building will house optical sciences research, transdisciplinary research centers and several labs, all related to quantum networks, photonics and medical imaging technology.
  •  The BIO5 Institute's annual KEYS Research Internship, one of the state's premier programs for Arizona high school students interested in developing STEM skills, will welcome its 15th cohort of 51 interns in June. Interns complete research projects guided by scientists in our labs. Of the program's 526 alumni, 60% are from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the science workforce.
  •  The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration, established to inform and convene leading experts from around the world and extend the impact of University research and scholarship, will hold a grand opening this fall.

To the Class of 2021: Congratulations for persevering through such a trying academic year.

To our amazing faculty and staff: Thank you for your herculean efforts to advance the University's research enterprise and impact in Arizona, the U.S. and around the world.

Warm regards,

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation

Link: Monday, May 17, 2021

To: University Community
From: Conflict of Interest Program
Subject: Adoption of Interim Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy
Date: May 17, 2021

Notice of Policy Revision and Policy Repeal

Interim Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy

Pursuant to the authority established by Arizona Board of Regents Policy No. 1-201, et seq., and the University of Arizona's policy on University Policy-making, the following action is proposed:

ADOPTION OF INTERIM CONFLICTS OF INTEREST & COMMITMENT POLICY

SUMMARY: This policy incorporates five of the University's conflict of interest and commitment policies into one policy to alleviate confusion and contradictions. A single conflict of commitment policy will now be applicable to all University employees. The policy is approved on an interim basis to address immediate concerns while the substantive policy revisions are presented for stakeholder feedback and publication.

The Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy incorporates and replaces the following policies, which can be viewed at the links below:

  1. Conflict of Commitment Policy
  2. Conflict of Interest (UHAP) Policy
  3. Conflict of Interest in Purchasing Policy
  4. Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy
  5. Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy

A copy of the revised policy is available at the University Policies website. Members of the University community are invited to submit written comments via the Policy Feedback box on the policy or by contacting the Conflict of Interest Program at 520-626-6406 or COI@email.arizona.edu. All comments must be received by close of business on June 21, 2021

Link: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Implementing New Systems to Make Your Work Easier

Beginning this summer, the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact will sequentially roll out and upgrade new systems designed to make your work related to Conflict of Interest and Commitment matters, the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), and research proposals much easier. Because these changes are relevant to all of campus, from students to staff to faculty, please check your email inboxes in the coming weeks and months for information about training sessions and transitioning to the new systems.

Conflict of Interest (COI) and Conflict of Commitment (COC)

The COI Program is implementing a new electronic system, called eDisclosure, which will be used by the University community to submit COI disclosure information and COC forms for approval. The emails you will begin receiving will provide information on what you can expect as we transition to the new system. Once the go-live date is finalized, there will be a two-week blackout period during which COI and COC information cannot be submitted. We will update you on specific dates soon. Please work to ensure your COI disclosure, research certifications and COC forms are updated by the end of May. Some of the benefits of eDisclosure include: 

  • A single point of disclosure for COI and COC matters using a progressive smart form that will open and hide pages based on the answers you provide.
  • Ability to view the progress of your disclosure as it makes its way through the COI and COC review processes.

For more information, contact the COI Program at coi@arizona.edu.

New electronic Institutional Review Board (IRB) system

Additionally, HSPP is implementing a new electronic IRB system called eIRB, which is a platform where researchers will submit and manage their human subject protocols. Details regarding the rollout of this new system, which will increase productivity and provide researchers with a greater level of transparency during IRB reviews, include:

  • Going live in August 2021.
  • There will be a planned blackout period where no IRB submissions will be accepted. This will be approximately two weeks before the go-live date. Please check your email inboxes for updates on timing. 
  • IRB Meetings will be held on the first and second Tuesdays of June, July, and August. Ad hoc meetings may be scheduled. 
  • For projects that expire July-August 2021, please get your renewal paperwork in ASAP. If the project expires during the planned blackout period, please submit renewal paperwork at least two weeks before the planned blackout period. Otherwise, reapproval is not guaranteed and the project will expire. The project will also be expired in the new eIRB system after the system goes live. 
  • For projects that expire after the system goes live, please use eIRB to submit Continuing Reviews. User guides will be published when the system is launched. 
  • Submissions to the VPR-IRB@arizona.edu inbox will not be accepted starting approximately one to two weeks before the planned blackout period. Urgent submissions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. IRB inquiries should still be submitted to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu

Those with questions about eIRB are asked to contact Christine Melton-Lopez, HSPP director, at melton1@email.arizona.edu.

Research system upgrade

This fall, following implementation of the COI and HSPP systems, the current UAccess Research (UAR) system will be updated to a newer version called Kuali Research. 

Here are some highlights: 

  • The updated system will go live about a month after eIRB is active.
  • Familiar content will have a more modern look and feel.
  • The system will deliver new features and fixes on a continuous basis.
  • Adjusted proposal routing will shorten approval times.
  • The research system will be unavailable from close of business on a Friday evening and will be live again the next Tuesday morning.
  • To prepare for routing changes, all proposals that start routing in UAR must be fully approved and submitted by Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services (SPCS) before UAR goes down. Any proposals still routing can be canceled, copied and rerouted by the proposal initiator when Kuali Research goes live. Additional details about proposal deadlines will follow.
  • Responses to proposal questions will flow from proposals through awards to facilitate more accurate campus and institutional reporting. 
  • The University VPN will no longer be required to access the research system.

For more information, contact Susan Mundt, SPCS assistant director of operations, at mundts@arizona.edu.
 

Link: Friday, April 9, 2021

On behalf of Betsy Cantwell, please find attached the guidance on  how to comply with federal laws and regulations regarding the Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Reference:  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2019, Section 889).

 

NDAA_Guidance_ActionsFAQs.pdf

NDAA_Guidance_ActionsFAQs.pdf

Guidance and frequently asked questions regarding the Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Reference:  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2019, Section 889).

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