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  • Health Sciences Center Research
    Includes information about The Office of Scientific Affairs in the School of Medicine, and research core facilities. The goal of these facilities is to provide commonly used technologies to the campus, and thus facilitate the research processes.
  • Office of Grants Management
    Once an award has been accepted, and an account established, the OGM helps Principal Investigators, Project Directors, and their staff to manage the project by monitoring financial activity according to sponsor terms and conditions.
  • Open SUNY
    Open SUNY is a system-wide effort designed to maximize online-enabled learning opportunities for all SUNY students current and future. Open SUNY, as a concept, seeks to support campuses and faculty in increasing access, completion, and success for their students.
  • Vice President for Research
    Assists the university by bringing funding opportunities to faculty attention, assisting with grant applications, and by making it easier to comply with increasingly complex sponsor requirements.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

The National Science Foundation has released its biennial report, “Science and Engineering Indicators 2014.” It highlights some major developments in international and U.S. science and engineering. The international component is focused on relatively recent changes affecting patterns in the ways science and engineering are translated into innovations with commercial and economic value. 

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy

  • Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus
    The Department of Commerce has issued an interesting report concerning intellectual property and innovation. The report employs U.S. Patent and Trademark Office administrative data to identify the industries that most intensively use the protection offered by patents and trademarks. 'Pharmaceuticals & medicines' and 'medical devices & supplies' industries are among the most intensive users of patents. Data is presented showing that the pharmaceuticals & medicines sector has 46.8 patents per 1,000 employees, which while high, is significantly lower than the computer and peripheral equipment sector's ratio of 277.7 patents/1,000 jobs and the communications sector.

Joint MLA/AAHSL Statement Urging Publishers to Support Author Compliance

MLA and AAHSL are issuing the following statement encouraging publishers to support authors in complying with NIH Public Access Policy:

NIH Policy Support Statement

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the Medical Library Association urge journal publishers to fully support authors who are federally mandated to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.  Many authors are confused by the varied approaches and policies of different journals for submitting articles to PubMed Central. This issue will become even more pressing beginning July 1, 2013, when NIH will delay processing an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the Policy.  Additionally, authors and their institutions need publisher support to address prior lapses in compliance, dating back to 2008, as failure to do so will adversely affect future grant funding. 

On behalf of academic health centers, health sciences schools, libraries and more importantly, journal authors, we ask that:

  • Publishers allow authors to submit to PubMed Central the final published versions of their articles published after April 7, 2008, related to awards that will have an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  We ask that this permission be communicated to authors via the journal website and other relevant communication mechanisms between now and July 1, 2013. 
  • Going forward, publishers consider entering into an NIH Portfolio agreement with PubMed Central, wherein the journal commits to depositing all articles funded by the NIH (as defined by the NIH Public Access Policy), starting with a specified volume/issue or publication date.

Authors in academic health centers are increasingly aware of the importance of selecting journals that simplify compliance.  Publisher assistance with the compliance process would strengthen ties with their authors, an important market, and establish a strong pipeline for future cutting-edge research articles.   Also, it would avoid the potential problem of researchers inadvertently violating publisher agreements when attempting to bring older publications into compliance.  Finally, having a standard, easy solution for all authors would reduce publisher workload in consulting with individual authors to bring older articles into compliance.

Any delay in grant awards will have an adverse effect on major research institutions that thrive on competitive NIH funding.   Publishers have a major role in the compliance process.  We strongly encourage them to streamline the process and offer all possible assistance to authors mandated to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.


    Announcements of Upcoming Funding Opportunities

    • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
      Provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
    • Community of Science
      COS is a service where you can search for major and lesser-known funding opportunities, and post your research profile, which will be accessible by anyone around the world if they also subscribe to COS.
    • Deadline Watch
      Now part of the Funding News, provides upcoming due dates for science research funding, scholarships, fellowships, and internships in GrantsNet.
    • Federal Register
      The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
    • is your source to find and apply for federal grants. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
    • GrantsNet: International Grants and Fellowships Index
      This AAAS resource offers the latest listing of funding opportunities from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
    • National Science Foundation
      With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
    • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
      The official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
    • Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications)
      NIH and other agencies serviced by eRA Commons want your investigator-initiated applications.
    • Research Interests and Funding Opportunities Database
      This campus resource captures and records the research interests and expertise of SBU’s researchers, and delivery of available funding opportunities.
    • Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORTER)
      Provides acess to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research.

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    • VIVO
      VIVO enables the discovery of researchers across institutions. Participants in the network include institutions with local installations of VIVO or those with research discovery and profiling applications that can provide semantic web-compliant data.
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