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OSTP Sends Open Letter to US Research Community on Foreign Influence Concerns

On September 16, Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) publicly issued a letter to the US research community on efforts to ensure openness, transparency, reciprocity, and security in international scientific collaborations. The White House has established a federal Joint Committee on…

New EndNote Licenses Available for 2019-20

EndNote Premium X9 licenses can now be purchased by UF departments for faculty, students, and staff use at reduced cost through UFIT. The popular software makes managing research extremely efficient, from compiling thesis bibliographies to preparing papers for publication. Version X9 was also upgraded with enhancements to the workflow options…

Office of Research Guidance on Foreign Activity Disclosure Requirements

To: All UF Faculty From: David P. Norton, Vice President for Research The University of Florida is deeply committed to and strongly encourages international research, collaboration, and scholarship. Our UF faculty, staff, and graduate students come from all parts of the globe, interact with researchers and scholars located in…

US Continues Concern over Foreign Threats to Biomedical Research

A NYT article reported on the Trump Administration and NIH’s concern over “foreign influences on research integrity.” AAMC Chief Scientific Officer Ross McKinney, MD, discussed the effects caused by NIH-funded researchers also running undisclosed labs in China, “Those scientists could have a competitive advantage over other people applying for…

Reminder: Proposal Deadlines

As a reminder, the new proposal submission timelines go into effect this Friday. All proposals with published/hard deadlines must arrive submit-ready in DSP by 9am the day prior to the published deadline or it will NOT be submitted. Also note that many colleges have implemented additional days for internal review…

Hey, Trump, U.S. Science Spending Pays Off Bigly

President Donald Trump has released a budget plan for federal discretionary spending (which doesn’t include interest on the national debt or entitlement programs like Social Security). It has a few things to like, but it’s alarming for its deep cuts to U.S. government support of science and technology. Although Trump’s…

Relationships: Doctor’s Advice

US doctoral students may find that their dissertation committee can double up as a board of career mentors. PhD candidates in the United States have a certain advantage over students elsewhere. They are often required to assemble a dissertation committee — mentors who advise on topic selection and research ideas,…