VPR Research Core Facilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to supporting foundational research infrastructure and facilities necessary to enable excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in research, scholarship and creative artistry. These shared resources ensure access to state-of-the-art research tools and expertise across the University and provide for development of new directions in emerging areas of research and technology.

The OVPR acknowledges the critical need to provide ongoing support of research infrastructure as well as to be agile and adaptable to new technologies and innovations in research. As such, we have designated three types of core facilities:

Institutional Core Research Facilities – directly provide core function to CSU’s research mission, through core research functions or services that include specific environmental needs and/or infrastructure spaces (e.g. buildings, hardware, security, air quality, isolation requirements, etc.) and have broad-base institutional support.
Foundational Core Research Facilities – directly provide one or more core functions across a broad spectrum of researchers, both within CSU and likely external to CSU
Emerging Innovations Facilities – provide resources and/or services in new or emerging areas of research and technology, both within CSU and potentially external to CSU

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce availability of funding from the Research and Creative Artistry (RA/RSP) Core Facility allocation-

Foundational Core Facilities: The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce availability of funding from the Research and Creative Artistry (RA/RSP) Core Facility allocation. This RFP is focused on the directed funding of Foundational Core Research Facilities – characterized by directly providing one or more fundamental core functions serving a broad spectrum of researchers across several units at CSU. Given the critical nature of the functions and services provided, these facilities are eligible for recurring funding from OVPR with annual oversight and subject to program review every four years. APPLICATION RECEIPT DEADLINE: March 13, 2015. View RFP.

Research and Creative Artistry (RA/RSP) Core Facility allocation: The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce availability of funding from the Research and Creative Artistry (RA/RSP) Core Facility allocation. This RFP is focused on directed funding of Emerging Innovations Facilities – characterized as providing resources and/or services in new or emerging areas of research and technology. The intent of these funds is to explore new instrumentation and/or methods and/or services and demonstrate utility and impact to the CSU research community. Early milestones will be set to monitor progress and to nurture success. Awards will be made for one-time funds over a two year term. Re-competition will be allowed in one additional funding cycle and successful programs (based on defined metrics of impact and resource management) may eventually be eligible for transition to a Foundational Core Facility or incorporation into an existing Foundational Core Facility during the major program review (every 4 years). APPLICATION RECEIPT DEADLINE: March 13, 2015. View RFP.

The annual Roles and Responsibilities Survey is moving to a web based format

KC COI announcmentStarting in February the annual Conflict of Interest (COI), also known as the Roles and Responsibilities Survey, will move to a web-based format created by Kuali-Coeus (KC). This initiative, spearheaded by the Provost’s Office, will eliminate the paper-based system.

Eliminating the paper process for completing the annual roles and responsibilities survey has been one of the most requested enhancements for reducing the administrative burden on faculty and staff according to Dave Hoffman, KC Project Manager.

The project is developed by the Research Services KC team that reports to the Vice President for Research.

The implementation of the conflict of interest module in KC represents a significant milestone in the introduction of new electronic systems that will help facilitate faculty in routine research administrative functions.  With the recently introduced KC post award financial module and now the conflict of interest module we are embarking on a path to accelerate KC implementation which will dramatically increase our agility and effectiveness.

The COI module will automatically list Public Health Services awards and will allow research investigators to track travel subject to federal reporting requirements. Training for approvers and one on one “open lab” sessions will be available starting in February. Visit the Computer Application Training website at https://wsnet.colostate.edu/cwis6/registration/schedule.aspx to find dates and times.

Dan Bush, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is asking faculty not to distribute the paper form at this time and is expecting the web based system to be a universal improvement.