Newly revised N.C. A&T biosafety guide
The N.C. A&T Office of Research Compliance and Ethics has released a new edition of “Biological and Biohazardous Materials Safety Guide For Researchers,” the university’s comprehensive guide to biosafety.
The guide is available on the university website. It covers roles and responsibilities; biosafety requirements; biosafety levels; accidents, exposures,and spill response; and biohazardous waste pick-up.
Biosafety on campus is a joint responsibility of the university’s Biosafety Officer, Dr. Tonya Hargett, and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, headed by Ms. Louisa Thomas.
Saundra Yates Evans speaks to the DORED orientation for new and junior faculty members on Wednesday
Saundra Yates Evans has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services and Project Management at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Ms. Evans had been Director of Research Services at N.C. A&T since 2004. That office assists faculty members with the development of proposals and budgets, identifying funding opportunities, and training in grant writing and related skills.
In her new position, Ms. Evans also will have responsibility for the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics and for project management, a new capability for the Division of Research and Economic Development. The project management function will assist researchers in administering complex research projects and managing spending.
Power is scheduled to be cut off in the Fort IRC today from about 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The outage will be the first of three scheduled during the installation of a new emergency generator for the building.
The next power outage is tentatively scheduled for Saturday October 20, for approximately 8 hours.
The final power outage is scheduled for about 48 hours during Thanksgiving break from Friday November 23 through Saturday November 24.
The new generator will provide electricity for the entire building except for the main chiller. Occupants of the IRC should shut down all electrical equipment 30 minutes before each scheduled power outage to prevent damage to hard drives, power supplies, control panels, etc.
For questions or more information, contact Chris Couch, IRC facilities manager, at 285-3190 or via email.
Readers of The Business Journal of the Triad are getting up-to-date on Aggie research this week.
Page 1 of the weekly newspaper features an article on Dr. Ellie Fini and her research on developing an environmentally sustainable binder for asphalt from hog waste. She’s on her way to creating a company to commercialize the technology. The paper also highlighted the article in its daily email to readers this morning.
Page 3 contains a lengthy interview with Dr. Barry Burks, vice chancellor for research and economic development. Burks discusses the university’s efforts to grow A&T’s research enterprise, the possibility of mandatory federal spending cuts, and A&T’s economic development opportunities.
The Business Journal is available online and in print by subscription.
This screenshot show part of the limited submissions opportunities table.
N.C. A&T researchers can find two new resources on limited submission funding opportunities on the university’s research website. The university’s procedures for handling limited submissions have been clarified and are detailed on the Limited submissions procedures and guidelines page.
In addition, the website now includes a detailed table of current and future limited submission opportunities. The table includes links to the agencies; official announcements, details on the internal application process, and the various deadlines from filing a notice of intent form to submitting a a final proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
The table is continually updated as new opportunities arise and as agencies alter deadlines and other details.
N.C. A&T conducts internal competitive reviews to select proposals for submission when solicitations have restrictions on the number of submissions and on eligibility requirements. These solicitations are also referred to as “limited submission” opportunities and may require internal coordination across schools, colleges and disciplines within the university.
Internal competitions for evaluating and pre-screening proposals are managed by the Office of Research Services, which is responsible for ensuring a fair and equitable process that produces the most competitive proposals.