New Brochures on Research,
Graduate Education a Handy Resource
By Karen Grava
When new faculty and graduate students arrive on campus, they have to learn not only about health plans and building locations but also ethics, safety, and research regulations.
So the Graduate School and the offices of Sponsored Programs, Research Compliance, and Environmental Health and Safety worked together during the summer to develop 12 brochures to offer new faculty and graduate students a jump start on learning policies and procedures important both to the University's reputation and to their own career.
"Two of UConn's most important resources are its assistant professors and its graduate students. We all want them to succeed," says Janet Greger, associate vice chancellor for research and graduate education.
"Assistant professors and graduate students face many challenges," she adds. "It is not always easy to identify potential funding sources and federal granting agencies are demanding more accountability . These new brochures are designed to help."
The issues covered by the brochures include compliance with federal standards on the use of animal and human subjects, conflict of interest, and safety. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, two primary funding sources for grants, are placing increased emphasis on these issues, and the NIH also requires that graduate students receive training in these areas.
Policies, procedures, and forms are available at http://www.rac.uconn.edu. The new brochures are:
The brochures, which will be updated regularly, are available from the Graduate School by calling 860.486.3619.