Registrations are now open for the 3rd annual GRASP conference.
ASU faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and research support staff are invited to join the researcher support teams as we connect with ASU's resources for researchers and sponsored projects, and attend virtual sessions applicable to novice and tenured researchers.
Dates: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, through Thursday, September 9, 2021
Hosted by ASU's Researcher Support teams and sponsored by ASU's Knowledge Enterprise. These groups offer services and support to researchers throughout the entire research life-cycle, from locating funding opportunities to commercializing new technologies.
Keynote Speaker: Sally C. Morton, Ph.D. Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. As Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise (KE) at Arizona State University, Morton advances ASU’s research priorities and oversees activities related to KE’s operations, as well as its institutes and initiatives. Morton helps expand the university’s economic development, international development, and corporate engagement and strategic partnership agendas while identifying and pursuing high-level research opportunities. Morton is a professor in the College of Health Solutions and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and holds the Florence Ely Nelson Chair.
Proposal Development and Submission: How Your ASU Research Advancement Staff and Pivot Can Help You 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ASU’s Research Advancement (RA) staff are here to help faculty identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, and manage sponsored funds. This session will cover not only what your RA can do for you, but what to expect from RA interactions during the entire research and sponsored project life-cycle. Session participants will be set up for successful and proactive engagements with their RA support team, giving participants more time to focus on their research.
This session includes a mini-workshop on the use of Pivot, a funding opportunities and scholars database that is updated daily and allows users to receive results in a variety of ways. All ASU faculty, staff, and students have access to Pivot.
Presenters: Felicity Snyder Research Advancement Administrator Sr., School of Social Transformation
Debra Fisher Director of Research Advancement, Edson College
Responding to Funding Announcements; Best Practices for Success With Any Sponsor. 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. KE Research Development supports Funding Announcements from any sponsor; so how are we both flexible and successful? This session introduces our own successful secret sauce for on-time, compliant, and competitive proposals.
Presenters: Caitlin Waldrep Proposal Manager, KE Research Development
Quyen Wickham Proposal Manager, KE Research Development
Jeannie Wilson Proposal Manager, KE Research Development
experts@asu: Make Yourself Discoverable! 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ASU's institutional expertise profiling system for our researchers is experts@asu, available at experts.asu.edu to the public. Attend this talk to discover what data feeds into the system, how to edit and update the system, and how to use it for your research needs.
Presenter: Hansa Magee Associate Director, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics
CREST (College Research and Evaluation Services Team): Introduction to Our Services 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. This session will discuss the services that CREST can provide to ASU faculty members and staff including full-scale independent evaluation services to smaller scale ad hoc services (survey development, statistical analyses, etc.). CREST can assist with proposal development phase of the grant, through yearly evaluation reporting required by funding agencies. CREST’s array of services can be fine-tuned to best meet the needs of the ASU community members in need of independent evaluators.
Incorporating Evaluation Plans Into Your Proposal 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. This session will guide you as you think about incorporating evaluation plans into your proposal. The presentation will cover tips on aligning activities with outcomes using performance-based metrics, understanding the solicitation guidance on evaluation for your project, and finding ways to collect and use evaluation data for program improvement within your grant budget.
LabArchives and Open Science Framework (OSF): Collaboration and Organization Options for Your Research 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. As researchers at ASU, you have access to a wide variety of tools and experts to help support your research activities. Improving the organization of the information and data associated with your research can improve the final outcome. Two products that can facilitate research organization and collaboration are LabArchives and OSF. Join us as we explore the functionality of these useful tools, the similarities and differences between them, and share guidance that will help you choose which one is best for your research needs.
Presenters: John Kromer STEM Division Head, ASU Library
Rachel Martinez STEM Librarian, ASU Library
Philip Tarrant Research Data Management Officer, Knowledge Enterprise
Enterprise Research Administration (ERA) 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ERA is an integrated system that ASU uses to develop proposals, ensure research integrity and assurance of projects, and negotiate and manage awards. Join us on this overview of the ERA platform where we’ll provide a tour of ERA, discuss common activities that faculty perform in ERA, and highlight the help (teams and tools) that can assist you in completing necessary activities effectively and efficiently.
Presenters: Jessica Robins Asstistant Director of Research Advancement, Research Advancement Services
Kimberly Purcell Instructional Design Manager, Knowledge Enterprise Training
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Research Data Management Solutions 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Many funding agencies and journals require research data products to be made publicly accessible as part of a grant or publication cycle. Knowledge Enterprise and the ASU Library have partnered to provide the tools, technology, and services to help our research community meet this requirement. We are continually developing these support services and this overview will provide the latest news on how we can assist your research with data management planning, technology consulting, information management, and data publication support. (researchdata.asu.edu)
Presenters: Philip Tarrant Research Data Management Officer, Knowledge Enterprise
Stevan Earl Research Data Manager, Knowledge Enterprise
Publishing and Archiving Research Data With ASU Dataverse 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Launched in October 2020, ASU Dataverse helps affiliated researchers share, store, preserve, cite, explore, and make research data accessible and discoverable. This session covers the scope of the research data repository service and how ASU Dataverse supports funder requirements for research data sharing. We will cover setting up an account, submitting datasets, and working with the ASU Library Research Data Services team.
Presenter: Matthew Harp Research Data Management Librarian, Director of Research Data Services ASU Library Technology Services
Agreements With ASU 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This session will help researchers understand the Research Operations review and negotiation process, including the evaluation of agreement requirements to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and university policies and guidelines. Guidance through these processes can help ensure successful agreements interactions.
Research Operations is organized into teams that align with business processes governing ASU’s research administration process. As a part of this process, ASU’s Negotiations Team acts as the central unit for research and sponsored agreement administration, and more specifically contractual support.
Presenter: Kristy Macdonald Assistant Director Negotiations Team
Top Ten ASU Library Tips & Tools to Help You Succeed 11:15 a.m. - Noon The ASU Library has experts and resources that can help you through every phase of your research process, from literature reviews to data management to publication and dissemination of your research. Join us as we share some of our favorite tips and tools to help you succeed in your research.
Presenters: John Kromer STEM Division Head, ASU Library
Joyce Martin Social Sciences Division Head, ASU Library
Anali Perry Head, Learning Services Division and Scholarly Communications Librarian, ASU Library
Proposal Editing: Your "Fresh Eyes" Noon - 12:15 p.m. ASU's Proposal Editing team offers, free of charge, editing for ASU faculty of any discipline that are submitting grant proposals or manuscripts for journal publication. Editor Terry Christenson will talk briefly about shortcomings seen in grant proposals, some of which are surprisingly common. Terry was previously a professor for many years at a top-tier research university.
The Proposal Editing team edits for clarity, logic, and coherency of presentation, as well as grammar, typos, organization, and adherence to agency/journal guidelines. Be assured all submissions to this team are treated as confidential.
Presenter: Terry Christenson Editor Research Proposals and Publications, Research Technology Office
Plan Ahead: Developing a Strategic Approach to Research Funding 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. In this session, Research Development will detail how faculty can develop a strategic approach to pursuing research funding. Attendees will gain an understanding of:
competitive intelligence and how it can assist them to understand their sponsor, program, and competition
proposal review, which offers insight into how proposals are reviewed
With a refined understanding of these concepts, faculty will be able to craft a research strategy that puts them one step ahead of their competition!
Presenters: Keith Aspinall Senior Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Research Development
Hayley Bohall Research Opportunity Manager, Research Development
Jamie Burns Senior Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Research Development
Foreign Influence in Research 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Federal funding agencies continue to express concerns regarding the failure to disclose foreign relationships and activities, which could jeopardize funding eligibility. This workshop will provide a high-level overview of ASU’s commitment to engagement and academic freedom in research while addressing U.S. government concerns and risks with international engagement.
Corporate Engagement 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Join Elaine Armfield, Director of Corporate Engagement, and expert staff from the Office of Industry Research Collaboration (OIRC/Industry Agreements) in this session as they discuss:
creating opportunities to engage industry partners
best practices for external interactions
“who can help me?”
frequently asked questions
Presenter: Elaine Armfield Director of Corporate Engagement, Corporate Engagement & Strategic Partnerships
Office of Industry Research Collaboration (OIRC) / Industry Agreements
Entrepreneurship + Innovation 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Valuing entrepreneurship is one of ASU's design aspirations. One way ASU accomplishes this is through the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, a pan-university resource for ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community supporting their entrepreneurial endeavors. This session will detail supports and resources available to faculty and researchers to dimensionalize their use-inspired research whether through the development of new products, services or processes or through entrepreneurial methods and approaches to their labs, units, or workflows. Ji Mi will discuss and demonstrate some resources available such as the E+I training and development options centered on lean startup methodologies and tools including those as part of the NSF I-Corps program, for which Ji Mi serves as ASU PI.
Presenter: Ji Mi Choi Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise and Founding Executive Director of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Research Computing: Unlock the Mystery to Supercharging Your Research 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The amount of data in our world has exploded, with researchers relying more and more on computation to refine theories, bolster experimentation, and advance the process of science. Our Research Computing facility provides services and resources for Arizona State University’s researchers, students, and computational professionals across all disciplines. Offerings include physical, virtual, and cloud computing resources, GPU resources, data storage, workshops as well as a professional team of computational scientists, programmers, engineers, and architects with expertise in all areas of computing, including scientific and parallel computing, big data analytics, scientific visualization, networking, and cyber-security.
In this broad overview, discover more about how the ASU Research Computing facility can help “supercharge” your research!
Presenter: Douglas Jennewein Senior Director, Research Computing, Research Technology Office
Research Computing: Solve Bigger Problems Faster 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ASU Research Computing supports a broad continuum of advanced computing modalities, including traditional high-performance computing (HPC) and high throughput computing systems as well as commercial cloud, research data storage, and high-speed data movement. Join us for an in-depth look at our broadly applicable services, tools, and systems available to all, and learn how you can utilize our offerings, as a novice or an expert, to supercharge your research!
Jason Yalim Postdoc Scientific Software Engineering, Research Technology Office
Going Global: Important Considerations for Global Projects 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hear from Global Operations staff about important considerations to keep in mind for global sponsored projects. From proposal planning to budgeting, negotiating, and implementation, we will discuss major elements of a global project lifecycle. Learn all the ways that Global Operations can help you go global!
Presenter: Ashley Haygood Assistant Director, Global Operations
Enhancing Research Efficiency and Capabilities With ASU's Biostatistics Core 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us on a high-level overview of the available support for faculty researchers and research staff from ASU’s Biostatistics Core, including:
grant proposal support
data collection databases and data management
publication, abstract, and analysis plan development
Presenter: Jonathan Kurka Senior Research Analyst, Biostatistics Core
Humanities Research: Grants, Partners and Opportunities 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. This session will begin by discussing a broad overview of the importance of humanities research and will expound upon the mission, opportunities, and funding resources available within the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR). Presenters will address the questions of:
How to approach humanities research?
What national grants and foundations fund the humanities?
What ASU resources are available to help you?
For non-humanists, how can you partner with humanities faculty to develop meaningful research?
Presenters: Ronald Broglio Associate Director, Institue for Humanities Research
Sarah Moser Research Advancement Administrator, Sr., Institue for Humanities Research
Informed Decision Making in Immersive Environments 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. This session will provide an overview of the Decision Theater’s support capabilities and outline pathways for collaboration and joint research opportunities. The Decision Theater integrates research, data, and technology to understand complex systems and enable decision-makers to make better, more informed decisions. Through expertise in data science, software engineering, and visualization strategies, the Decision Theater works with researchers to model future scenarios across real-world, transdisciplinary systems.
Jon Miller, Director of Decision Theater, will demonstrate a sampling of projects and models and discuss ways to partner to transform research into useful tools for decision making.
Enhance Your Grant Proposal and Facilitate the Success of Your Projects with the Evaluation Services Provided by UOEEE 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Are you preparing a grant proposal to an organization such as the NSF, NIH, or a private foundation for a project that involves education, outreach, or similar activities? Do you already have a project ready to go and want to ensure the project will be effectively implemented and have the desired impact? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the evaluation services offered by ASU’s University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE) can enhance the likelihood of your success.
The UOEEE has served in its independent evaluation capacity for nearly 30 years providing services to a range of clients such as the NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Education. During this session, UOEEE evaluators will provide a brief overview of the services our office can provide to:
craft the evaluation section in your grant proposal
support the development of your project
evaluate your project in a way that provides timely, useful feedback to ensure its success
Presenters: Maura Jennison-Obenshain Business Intelligence Associate, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics
Richard Szpara Business Intelligence Developer, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics
Hansa Magee Associate Director, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics
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