Available Seminars

You must have an MSU ID to register for the following seminars online. If you do not have a net ID and would like to attend, please call Lynn Taylor at 325-3168 or email ltaylor@research.msstate.edu to sign up

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Office of the Vice President For Research and Economic Development
ORED Seminar Series

Picture This! Using Images in Your Project - Register

Tuesday February 26th 2019 at 2:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Corinne R. Kennedy

Images can add pop and pizzazz to your papers, projects, and presentations. However, you must cite images you use and give credit, where credit is due! This session will provide guidance in the ethi…  Show more >

Images can add pop and pizzazz to your papers, projects, and presentations. However, you must cite images you use and give credit, where credit is due! This session will provide guidance in the ethical use of images. You will learn to evaluate images for your scholarly needs. This includes finding the author, title of image, artist, photographer, etc. In addition, learning to cite even the basics of an image when the copyright holder cannot be determined.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90

Click-it to Ticket: Using the OSP Request Portal, Featuring Subcontracts and Non-Financial Agreements - Register

Thursday March 7th 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Kevin Enroth, Justin Stidham

Join us for an overview of the online OSP Request Portal as we walk through account creation, request ticket creation and ticket management, as well as answer any questions that may not be clear. Then…  Show more >

Join us for an overview of the online OSP Request Portal as we walk through account creation, request ticket creation and ticket management, as well as answer any questions that may not be clear. Then, we will change gears to discuss outgoing subawards before finishing with non-financial agreements, which include nondisclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and other zero-dollar agreements. Show less

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Dispelling Myths about Open Access Publishing: Identifying Reputable Journals - Register

Tuesday March 19th 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Claudia Holland

Open access publishing is not a trend--it’s a viable and valuable alternative to publishing in subscription journals. Learn about current open publishing models and how they differ, tips for identif…  Show more >

Open access publishing is not a trend--it’s a viable and valuable alternative to publishing in subscription journals. Learn about current open publishing models and how they differ, tips for identifying deceptive open access journals (& poor subscription journals), and the value of article-level metrics. Show less

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NSF Program Officers: Nufio and Smith to Visit MSU - Register

Thursday March 21st 2019 at 11:00 am

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Cesar Nufio

Dr. Cesar Nufio is the Program Director for the Division of Environmental Biology in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. His program responsibilities include Advancing Digitization of Biodiversit…  Show more >

Dr. Cesar Nufio is the Program Director for the Division of Environmental Biology in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. His program responsibilities include Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) and Population and Community Ecology Cluster (PCE).

Dr. Dena Smith is the Program Director for the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate of Goesciences. Her program responsibilities include Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) and Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP).

Drs. Nufio and Smith will provide an overview of funding opportunities in these two directorates at NSF. They will also meet one-on-one with MSU faculty/researchers allowing you time to ‘pitch’ a proposal idea and receive immediate feedback. The one-on-one sessions will be on 20-minute intervals. Anyone wishing to participate with Drs. Nufio/Smith in a one-on-one session must contact Lynn Taylor in the ORED office (325-3168). Appointments will be made on a first come-first serve basis. Appointment times will run from 8:00 to 10:50 a.m. in the ORED conference room. Show less

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NSF Funding for Grads/Postdocs - Register

Thursday March 21st 2019 at 2:00 pm

Location: Room 329, Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Cesar Nufio

Dr. Cesar Nufio is the Program Director for the Division of Environmental Biology in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. His program responsibilities include Advancing Digitization of Biodiversit…  Show more >

Dr. Cesar Nufio is the Program Director for the Division of Environmental Biology in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. His program responsibilities include Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) and Population and Community Ecology Cluster (PCE).

Dr. Dena Smith is the Program Director for the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate of Geosciences. Her program responsibilities include Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) and Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP).

Graduate students and post-docs are encouraged to attend this afternoon session where Drs. Nufio and Smith will discuss the fellowship funding opportunities of programs that span throughout all NSF directorates. The POs will discuss the Graduate Research Fellowship Programs that are supported across the disciplines at NSF. Come and learn the strategies and tips for submitting a strong and successful application. Show less

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Professional Development for Research Administrators - Register

Tuesday March 26th 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Stephanie Timbrell Hyche

Research administrators at all levels must wear many hats. Furthermore, the field of research administration requires professionals to be fluent in very complex technical areas and to stay abreast of …  Show more >

Research administrators at all levels must wear many hats. Furthermore, the field of research administration requires professionals to be fluent in very complex technical areas and to stay abreast of constantly-changing policies and regulations of myriad sponsor agencies and federal compliance protocols. Institutions can ensure their research administration personnel are well-equipped for successfully navigating these challenges by providing opportunities for robust and comprehensive training. This presentation will address the many avenues research administration professionals have to enrich their knowledge of and credentials in their field. We will explore a variety of professional organizations, certifications, and many unexpected and cost efficient learning opportunities for research administrators (RA), as well as share a number of MSU’s internal resources for professional development and training in Research Administration. The target audience for this program is departmental, college, and all other staff who assist in any way with the preparation, submission, or management of externally-funded programs at MSU. Show less

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Find Your Fit: Navigating the New IRB Exemption Categories - Register

Thursday March 28th 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Kacey Jones Strickland, Nicole Smylie Cobb

A substantial revision to the federal policies mandating the protection of human subjects (i.e., Common Rule) took place in January, 2019. Of particular interest to researchers is a broadening of the…  Show more >

A substantial revision to the federal policies mandating the protection of human subjects (i.e., Common Rule) took place in January, 2019. Of particular interest to researchers is a broadening of the Exempt Categories which allows more types of research to fall into that level of review. For example, benign behavioral interventions conducted with adults may now be exempt (note that researchers must still submit to the IRB for a determination that activities are exempt). Another example is the collection of identifiable, sensitive information from adults; however, this new category requires a limited IRB review to determine that appropriate privacy and confidentiality protections are in place. Come learn where your research fits into the new Exempt Categories.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Advisory Boards: Who Needs Them and Why? - Register

Tuesday April 2nd 2019 at 10:00 am

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Glenda Crump

Stakeholders’ and experts’ participation in sponsored projects is always desirable and often required by funders. Advisory boards play important and various roles in helping to develop and execute…  Show more >

Stakeholders’ and experts’ participation in sponsored projects is always desirable and often required by funders. Advisory boards play important and various roles in helping to develop and execute strategies to navigate the complex issues facing our research projects and priorities. Board members can put new eyes on your research project, provide new ideas while filling in the gaps of your knowledge, and will give you honest advice, all of which are necessary when submitting proposals and/or writing annual reports.

Glenda Crump, Chief Administrative Officer with the MS Public Health Institute will discuss strategic and practical benefits of having an advisory board/council/coalition, how to define the right size and composition of these groups, how to determine and assign specific roles and responsibilities to members, and when it is necessary (how much and the mechanisms available) to compensate board/council/coalition members. Following the presentation there will be a panel of three faculty members to provide additional successful tips when engaging advisory boards/councils/coalitions. Show less

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Shedding Light on Image Manipulation: Legal and Ethical Implications - Register

Thursday April 11th 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Fowlkes Auditorium,Colvard Student Union

Presenters: Kacey Jones Strickland, Claudia Holland

This session will provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate academic image manipulation. You will also learn about your fair use rights and the legal implications of modifying a copyright-prot…  Show more >

This session will provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate academic image manipulation. You will also learn about your fair use rights and the legal implications of modifying a copyright-protected work, as well as when to seek permission for image use.

Responsible Conduct of Research credit will be given for attendance. Show less

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Seats Left: 90