From Spark to Impact: Supporting GW Researchers and Scholars

Many GW offices support faculty, staff, postdocs and students on their journeys to contribute new knowledge and new ways of understanding the world. Their services are intended to increase a scholar’s capacity or boost the impact of outcomes.

Whether you recently joined GW or have been here for decades, this series will introduce the people and offices that assist our scholarly community from the time they conceptualize a new project until they publish or present their findings.

 


 

Friday, September 30, 2022

What is an ORCiD ID and How Can it Help You Streamline Your Research Processes?

The National Science and Technology Council has issued guidance on implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33). The new guidance refers to DPIs, or Digital Persistent Identifiers, and how to integrate them into disclosure processes to enhance research security and integrity and decrease administrative burdens. ORCiD, of which GW is a contributing member, provides DPIs to researchers free of charge. Join this session to learn about ORCiD IDs and how they can help the research community streamline research processes and comply with NSPM-33.

 


 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

From Lab or Classroom to Market: The GW Innovator’s Journey

The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Technology Commercialization Office help faculty turn research and scholarship into impactful products and services. Attend to find out how these offices can help find funding, connect you with potential customers/licensees/partners, and develop the skills to commercialize your innovations.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 11:00-11:45am
    Virtual, via Zoom.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 1:30-2:15pm
    In-person, University Student Center, Room 311.

Laboratory Safety at GW: What You Need to Know

The Office of Laboratory Safety facilitates the university’s mission of research by ensuring regulatory compliance in the areas of biological, radiation, and laser safety. All laboratories within GW are expected to maintain certain standards for the safety of laboratory personnel, the environment, visitors, and contractors or vendors. Attend this session for an overview of the safety rules and procedures that may impact your research at GW, and to learn more about working with this important office.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 3:00-3:30pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Research Enhancement: Funding Opportunities and Tools

You may already be aware of the wonderful tools offered to researchers with our licenses for PIVOT and InfoReady, but did you know that the integration of the two allows you to drastically shorten the time from identification of a funding opportunity to action? Understanding how both systems are used in sponsored projects and how they are linked will enable you to use them to your benefit.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022; 10:00-11:00am
    Virtual, via Zoom.

International Services for Researchers and Students

The International Services Office (ISO) at GW facilitates international educational exchange through its services and programs. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the GW international community. Learn how ISO can assist researchers from outside the United States, as well as researchers who will be traveling internationally for their work.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022; 11:00-11:30am
    Virtual via Zoom.

Research Technology Services

The Research Technology Services team within GWIT provides research computing services to the GW community to enhance GW’s research faculty competitiveness and success. From supporting analytical efforts to working on machine learning, this team has expertise that can advance your research! Join this session to meet the Research Technology Services team and hear how their advanced information technology knowledge can help give you an edge in your scholarly activities.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022; 3:00-4:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Spending Research Funds: Procurement Policies for Responsible Fiscal Management

Your award money is here and you’re ready to spend it, but do you understand the procurement process? At GW, the procurement process varies based on the source of the funds. For travel, conference registrations, supplies, and other goods and services, guidance from the Procurement Office can ensure that using your award money is a smooth process.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022; 3:00-4:00pm
    Virtual via Zoom.

Monday, September 19, 2022

What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then

In this session, Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris will share some of her “lessons learned” as she established her own identity as a scholar and developed her portfolio of sponsored funding. In addition to sharing general advice, she will suggest approaches for diversifying one’s funding and discuss how to tailor proposals by the level of risk sought by a particular funding agency, among other factors. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2022; 10:00-11:00am
    In-person, University Student Center, Room 311.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Transferring Awards and Submitting New Proposals

Are you planning to go through the proposal process soon, or transfer a funded award to GW? The Office of Sponsored Projects can help! Attend this session to learn the ins-and-outs of the proposal submission and award transfer processes.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 10:00-11:00am
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Communicating GW Research

Communicating broadly about your research and original scholarship can help boost its impact, reach potential funders or collaborators, make it easier for others to find and cite your work, and inform the public debate on societal issues. Learn more about the ways GW's Office of Communications and Marketing has helped GW scholars share their discoveries and work with different audiences in a number of different ways, including press releases, web stories, video, Op-Eds, graphics or illustration support, engaging policymakers, events, and more.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 2:00-3:00pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

From Proposal to Award Closeout: The Sponsored Projects Lifecycle at GW

Securing and managing external funding is critical for many types of cutting-edge research and publishing and presenting innovative findings. The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) serves as a central resource for investigators and research administrators throughout the sponsored projects lifecycle. Join this session to learn about the workflow of proposals and awards at GW, including roles and responsibilities, agreements and contracts, awards and subawards and much more!

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022; 11:00am-12:00pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Software Systems for Researchers with Proposals or Awards

This session covers the electronic systems that are used throughout the proposal and award process with an emphasis on two of the most important—myResearch and PI Dashboard. myResearch is GW’s new enhanced electronic research administration tool that manages proposal creation, reviews, SF-424 submissions and more. PI Dashboard is a powerful tool used in the financial management of awards.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022; 2:00-3:00pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Promoting and Enabling Research with the Libraries and Academic Innovation Team

The library system at GW boasts a robust collection of research tools, materials and institutional knowledge. In what ways can the library staff and collections help you reach your research goals? Join the Libraries and Academic Innovation team as they discuss the many ways that the library system can enhance and promote university research and scholarship.

  • Friday, September 23, 2022; 11:00am-12:00pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Human Subjects Research and the IRB Review Process

Conducting research involving human subjects requires careful review and adherence to GW guidance and federal rules and regulations. The Office of Human Research can help navigate the regulatory hurdles that researchers conducting such studies may face. Join this session to learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, the GW Integrated Research Software (iRIS) used in this process, and much more. 

  • Friday, September 23, 2022; 2:00-3:00pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Best Practices in Getting Your Article or Book Published

The publishing process may seem confusing or overwhelming at first. How do you identify potential publications for your article, or write a book proposal that will catch the attention of a busy editor? In this workshop, led by John W. Warren, Director of the MPS in Publishing program at the George Washington University, we will discuss how to find publishing opportunities, steps for preparing academic papers for publication, and the elements of an effective proposal. We will examine the process of getting your scholarly article published, elements of book nonfiction book proposals, how to write query letters, tips on working effectively with editors, and benefits to participating in the broader academic community. Please bring your questions—and share your experience!

  • Monday, September 26, 2022; 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Virtual, via Zoom.

Sponsored Research Compliance Tips

Ensuring compliance while submitting proposals and receiving awards from research sponsors is a massive undertaking. GW's Office of Sponsored Projects can help! This session will review key compliance issues that are affecting principal investigators (PIs) today, including information on biosketches, SciENcv, ORCID accounts and much more!

  • Monday, September 26, 2022; 1:30-2:30pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Compliance and Policy Matters in Animal Research

GW’s Office of Animal Research (OAR) supports the highest standards of humane care and use of laboratory animals for research and teaching purposes and assures compliance with university and federal guidelines. This session will provide an overview of important university policies related to animal research, and a roadmap for researchers to ensure continued compliance and integrity in their animal-related work.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022; 10:00-10:30am
    Virtual, via Zoom.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Responsibly Conducting Research at GW

GW is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical research and scholarly conduct while pursuing its research mission. Anyone at GW that is involved in conducting or supporting research shares the responsibility for achieving this goal. In this session, leaders from the Office of Research Integrity will provide an overview of critical compliance policies, including information on data use, export controls, conflicts of interest, and more.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022; 10:00-11:30am
    In-person, University Student Center, Room 307.

Research Enhancement: PIVOT and InfoReady

You may already be aware of the wonderful tools offered to researchers with our licenses for PIVOT and InfoReady, but did you know that the integration of the two allows you to drastically shorten the time from identification of a funding opportunity to action? Understanding how both systems are used in sponsored projects and how they are linked will enable you to use them to your benefit.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022; 1:00-2:30pm
    Virtual, via Zoom.