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    Research News

    December 2003

    Table of Contents:

    Editor’s Desk

    Compliance Corner: "Do I Need IRB Approval For My Project?"

    Holiday Closures Reminder

    Recent IIT Awards

    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity:
    Waste Management and Research Center Research Funding

    Industry Templates Still Available Online

    ERIF Report: Dr. Jennifer Kang Derwent


    Past Issues of Research News

    From the Editor’s Desk

    Dear Readers,
    On behalf of Research Support Services, here’s wishing happy holidays to all IIT researchers, staff, and families. We have enjoyed helping all the IIT researchers this year and we look forward to continuing to assist you with your research endeavors in 2004.

    In this issue: an ERIF report from Dr. Jennifer Kang Derwent; Compliance Corner, Recent IIT Awards, and more. All best wishes,

    - Glenn Krell M.P.A., C.R.A.
    Editor, Research News
    Director, Research Proposal Development

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    Compliance Corner: "Do I need IRB Approval For My Project?"
    By Domenica Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

    Often researchers who will be doing work with human subjects appear unsure as to whether they need to get approval from our IRB (institutional review board). So here comes Compliance Corner to the rescue: The easiest, fastest way to quickly determine whether your project needs IRB approval is simply to ask OSRP. If the answer is "no," and you find you don't need approval, you can cross the matter off your list and move on with your project. If the answer is "yes," it is far better to discover that right away, so that you can begin gathering the documents you need and get them submitted in time for the next IRB deadline. You cannot begin your research with human participants until you receive IRB approval.

    For more information please visit the OSRP website at
    or contact OSRP at 312-567-3035 or via email at

    Editor’s Note: Domenica Pappas is Executive Officer of IIT’s Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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    Holiday Closures Reminder
    Proposal writers are advised to please remember the upcoming holiday closures at IIT and plan their proposal submissions accordingly. In December and January, offices will be closed on these dates:

    December 25th Thursday
    December 26th Friday
    December 29th Monday
    December 30th Tuesday
    December 31st Wednesday
    January 1st Thursday
    January 2nd Friday
    Offices reopen: Monday January 5th.

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    Recent IIT Awards
    Awards received during October 2003 at IIT

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    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity: “Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) Research Funding Announcement”

    What: The Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) is soliciting proposals for funding beginning in the late summer of 2004. Topic areas for this solicitation focus on industrial pollution prevention with an emphasis on process chemistry and industrial fluids handling, on alternative fuel cell fuel generation, and on industrial chemical exposures in Illinois. Additional topics seek assessments of WMRC's Governor's Pollution Prevention Awards Program and environmental networking organizations.

    Amount: WMRC anticipates $200,000 to $250,000 in Fiscal Year 2005 to initiate new projects.

    Link to Complete Info for this program: Details of WMRC’s specific research interests are available at the WMRC website: The website also provides contact information, eligibility details, instructions for application and the forms you will need should you choose to submit a proposal for WMRC's consideration. You may also contact Julie Hafermann, Project Officer at 217/244-7269 or for additional information.

    Start Date: The earliest starting date for funded projects is September 1, 2004. Starting dates later in the fiscal year can be accommodated.

    Deadline: Proposals must be received at WMRC by 5:00pm CST on February 6, 2004. Proposals received after this date/time may not be considered in this funding cycle.

    Reminder: You can find many more funding opportunities via IIT’s paid subscription to the Community of Science at Please see the web page of
    for help making the most of IIT’s subscription to this service, which is provided by the Graduate College for all IIT researchers.

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    Industry Templates Still Available Online

    Thinking of collaborating with the private sector? Want to move your discoveries from the workbench to the marketplace? This is a reminder that sample template agreements for working with industry are posted on Graduate College website and can be found at:

    At that site, you’ll also find contact information for how to get your effort started.

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    ERIF Report: Dr. Jennifer Kang Derwent

    Dr. Jennifer Kang Derwent received an award from IIT’s ERIF program (Educational Research Initiative Fund). ERIF award recipients are required to submit a final technical report for Research News. Download Dr. Kang Derwent’s final technical report.

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    Editor: Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA

    Ali Cinar, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate College and
    Vice Provost for Research
    (312) 567-3637

    Alexander J. Flueck, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    (312) 567-3625

    The Staff of Research Support Services:

    Toni R. Allen
    Assistant Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Pamela Andrews
    Research Coordinator
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3022

    Janice D. Haney
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA
    Office of Research Proposal Development
    (312) 567-7141

    Robert Lapointe, MBA
    Research Projects Coordinator
    Graduate College
    (312) 567-7135

    Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Mary T. Spina, CRA
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

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