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Requirement for Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosures
The University of Texas System has approved our revised Objectivity in Research policy, which will be effective Aug. 23, 2012. The Conflict of Interest (CoI) web page contains a link to the “Draft” policy that will be implemented.
The revised policy contains significant revisions to the previous policy and incorporates changes that meet updated federal requirements governing disclosure and reporting of Financial Conflicts of Interest. As we have said, the new policy will affect all individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research.
The revised policy requires completion of Conflict of Interest (CoI) training by all individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research at least every four years. A web-based training module has been implemented and training may be completed at any time.
Upon completion of CoI training, all affected researchers will be required to complete a web-based Financial Interest Disclosure (FID) form that is in the final, stages of testing. Additionally, the revised policy requires completion of the FID form annually or whenever changes occur.
For information on the new PHS policy, see the list of Frequently Asked Questions at the National Institutes of Health website. At the university, the Office of Research Support is providing updates on its Conflict of Interest page.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
DOD Legacy Program (PDF)
Advanced Computing Initiative
Department of Energy
Early Career Research Program
National Institutes of Health
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards
Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: Effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Corrections
Cooperative Agreement - Dosage-Based Probation as an Effective Intervention
National Science Foundation
Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects
Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination
Arts, Humanities and Culture
Department of State
George C. Marshall Foundation
Other Funding Opportunities
American Federation for Aging Research
Research Prizes and Honors
[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.]
ICES Researcher Wins Computational Mechanics Award
Dominik Schillinger, a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), has won the John Argyris Award for best paper by a young researcher in the field of Computational Mechanics. The annual award is given by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).
With Prof. Thomas Hughes of ICES, Schillinger served on a project team and published the paper, "An Isogeometric Design-through-analysis Methodology based on Adaptive Hierarchical Refinement of NURBS, Immersed Boundary Methods, and T-spline CAD Surfaces" in the journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
News and Information
Research Grants Coming Soon
Funding will soon be available for 2012-2013 Research Grants, Special Research Grants, Subvention Grants, and Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
Quoted-UT Researchers in the News
New York Times
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