Sample records for government research labs

  1. Nomadic Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Nomadic Research Labs is a small enterprise devoted to the pursuit of nomadness. It was created by Steve Roberts who has been a technomad for the past 11 years, wandering 17,000 miles around the U.S. on various versions of a computerized recumbent bicycle known first as the Winnebiko and then BEHEMOTH. The Web site offers extensive information about BEHEMOTH and its travels and the ongoing development of Microship which holds a satellite Internet connection, two Macs, onboard video production capability and more. You can also find extensive information about the growing field of technomadics -- the use of nomadic connectivity and autonomous power/control tools to render one's physical location irrelevant.

  2. RESEARCH LABS Assignable Square Feet

    E-print Network

    Hemmers, Oliver

    RESEARCH LABS Assignable Square Feet ASF Std Low High ARCHITECTURE Architecture 150 80 425 Faculty - 100% 150.00 Research - 100% 150.00 Doctoral - 75% 112.50 Masters - 50% 75.00 Art & Design 120 35 200 Faculty - 100% 120.00 Research - 100% 120.00 Doctoral - 75% 90.00 Masters - 50% 60.00 Community Planning

  3. The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," students will become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. The characters are a graduate student, a post doc, a Principal Investigator, and a Research Integrity Officer. As the stories play out, you are asked to make decisions regarding responsible research and can see the effects those decisions have.

  4. AT&T Labs Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The AT&T Labs organization constitutes one of the most celebrated research groups in the world. The group is willing to share some of its findings through this fine website and visitors with a penchant for technological innovation will find much to enjoy here. The site includes a variety of featured stories, videos, projects, and papers. Of note is ââ?¬Å?Tech View: Technology for Making TV Viewing Easy,ââ?¬Â an article on voice activated remote controls. Visitors can sign up for updates and also read the "Profiles in Innovation" series, which looks at different researchers and their work at the Labs. Finally, visitors shouldn't miss the "Human-Computer Interaction" blog, authored by researcher Lana Yarosh.

  5. Medical interface research at the HIT Lab

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Suzanne Weghorst; Eric J. Seibel; Peter Oppenheimer; Hunter G. Hoffman; Brian Schowengerdt; Thomas A. Furness

    2008-01-01

    The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab) is a multi-disciplinary research and development lab whose work centers\\u000a on novel approaches to human interface technology. Lab researchers represent a wide range of disciplines from across the University\\u000a of Washington campus, including engineering, medicine, education, social sciences, architecture, and the design arts. We describe\\u000a here a representative sampling of past and current

  6. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal

    E-print Network

    Agrawal, Amit

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Cambridge, MA, USA Computational Cameras: Exploiting Spatial- Angular Temporal Tradeoffs in Photography #12;Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Where

  7. Scottish Government funded weed research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    PIETRO IANNETTA; GEOFF SQUIRE

    Government-funded research on weeds in Scotland is part of a broad approach to optimise several functions of the arable ecosystem, including those of food security and resilience to economic and environmental change. Weeds are both an economic burden and the base of an essential food web. The approximately 300 species of infield weed that persist in field soils provide ecological

  8. University of Victoria: The Whale Research Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website presents the Whale Research Lab at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The Whale Lab -- consisting of a small group of faculty, graduate students, and associates -- focuses on conservation-related marine mammal research. The site features research project profiles for M.Sc. and PhD students, and includes a short list of theses and dissertations. Dr. Ellen Hines" dissertation -- titled Conservation of the Dugong (_Dugong dugon_) along the Andaman Coast of Thailand: An example of the integration of the Conservation Biology in Endangered Species Research -- is available in multiple PDF files. The website includes a list of faculty publications as well. The Whale Lab site also links to information about the Marine Research Intern Program with the Society for Ecological & Coastal Research. This site is also reviewed in the June 25, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

  9. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab

    E-print Network

    of research within the domains of accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing and use the research lab scheduling software (to avoid scheduling conflicts). The maximum amount, specialized software can be installed on computers in the Lab, but this software should not interfere

  10. Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab (GRAVEL)

    This site from the University of Minnesota?s Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab studies game and virtual reality environments. Its mission is to promote and support exploring the structure of game and virtual reality environments to advance research and better understand the cultural, communicative, aesthetic, technical, and social implications and opportunities these structures provide.

  11. Chee Wai Lee Performance Research Lab

    E-print Network

    Chee Wai Lee Performance Research Lab NeuroInformatics Center University of Oregon TAU Demonstration #12;Reservation of 12,000 cores on Kraken at NICS Demonstration of large-scale live online EDT to 5:15am EDT Location: Schloss Dagstuhl Computer Science Research Center, Germany Purpose

  12. Embedded Control Systems Research Lab Fuzzy Membership Function

    E-print Network

    Simon, Dan

    Embedded Control Systems Research Lab Fuzzy Membership Function Optimization for System Conference June 4, 2006 #12;Embedded Control Systems Research Lab Overview Real system Fuzzy logic system inputs ­ + Adaptation algorithm #12;Embedded Control Systems Research Lab Overview 1. Introduction 2

  13. The NASA Langley Isolator Dynamics Research Lab

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Middleton, Troy F.; Balla, Robert J.; Baurle, Robert A.; Humphreys, William M.; Wilson, Lloyd G.

    2010-01-01

    The Isolator Dynamics Research Lab (IDRL) is under construction at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. A unique test apparatus is being fabricated to support both wall and in-stream measurements for investigating the internal flow of a dual-mode scramjet isolator model. The test section is 24 inches long with a 1-inch by 2-inch cross sectional area and is supplied with unheated, dry air through a Mach 2.5 converging-diverging nozzle. The test section is being fabricated with two sets (glass and metallic) of interchangeable sidewalls to support flow visualization and laser-based measurement techniques as well as static pressure, wall temperature, and high frequency pressure measurements. During 2010, a CFD code validation experiment will be conducted in the lab in support of NASA s Fundamental Aerodynamics Program. This paper describes the mechanical design of the Isolator Dynamics Research Lab test apparatus and presents a summary of the measurement techniques planned for investigating the internal flow field of a scramjet isolator model.

  14. Understanding Horizontal Governance. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferguson, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Horizontal governance is an umbrella term that covers a range of approaches to policy development, service delivery issues, and management practices. A horizontal initiative may take place across levels of government, across boundaries between units of a single department or agency or among multiple departments or agencies, or across public,…

  15. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The mission of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL), a facility of the US Army Corps of Engineers, is to "gain knowledge of the cold regions [32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius] through scientific and engineering research -- and put that knowledge to work for the Corps of Engineers, the Army, the Department of Defense, and the nation." Research of these cold regions is largely centered in the earth sciences including atmospheric and ocean sciences along with the basic physical sciences. Examples of research that CRREL has conducted for the National Science Foundation (NSF) or NSF-funded university partners in the Antarctic are Field Studies and Modeling of the Breakup of Antarctic Sea Ice, Theoretical Modeling of Seismic Noise Propagation at the South Pole, and Near-Surface Processes Affecting Gas Exchange: West Antarctic Ice Sheet, among others. Sections included at the site are About CRREL, Research & Engineering, Technical Information, Technology Transfer, and links to related sites.

  16. Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility

    E-print Network

    Subramanian, Venkat

    1 Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility: Weining Wang Office: Brauer rules and procedures (a) Accidents and spills for chemicals Not containing Nano-Materials Spills of non for chemicals Containing Nano-Materials In a fume hood small spills of nano-materials in a liquid may

  17. The Portable Usability Testing Lab: A Flexible Research Tool.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hale, Michael E.; And Others

    A group of faculty at the University of Georgia obtained funding for a research and development facility called the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory (LPSL). One of the LPSL's primary needs was obtaining a portable usability lab for software testing, so the facility obtained the "Luggage Lab 2000." The lab is transportable to any site…

  18. Government Funding of Scientific Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    This document is a working paper from the National Science Board at the National Science Foundation. The paper is divided into four sections. The first section defines the terms "research" and "development." The second section goes on to provide justification for scientific research and the third and fourth sections provide recommendations for coordinating federally financed research and for setting priorities for federal science projects.

  19. Ethics, Governance, Research and Enterprise

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lategan, Laetus; Hooper, Peter

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this paper is to reflect on research ethics practices at universities and particularly on the additional considerations needed as "enterprise" becomes a key driver across the sector internationally. The outcome of the paper is to identify suitable guidelines for dealing with the management of research ethics in this changing…

  20. Smoking Research Lab: Neurocognitive Processes Contributing to Cigarette Smoking

    E-print Network

    Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

    Smoking Research Lab: Neurocognitive Processes Contributing to Cigarette Smoking Dr. Stephen J, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center Most people who smoke cigarettes report that they would of the Smoking Research Lab is to advance our understanding of why it is so hard for people to quit smoking

  1. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Amit Agrawal

    E-print Network

    Agrawal, Amit

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Amit Agrawal Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Cambridge, MA, USA Computational Cameras and Illumination #12;Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras and Illumination Where are the cameras? #12

  2. THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB

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    Shyy, Wei

    THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LAB Dr. Tom service." The NRL Plasma Physics Division (PPD) was established in 1966 to perform fusion research plosions. Today, the PPD conducts a broad basic research program in plasma physics, labo ratory discharge

  3. The Neverending Flame An Ethical Debate on Lab Animal Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Meghan Freese

    Lab animal research is a moral and ethical issue th at forms a picket fence between humankind alike. It plays a crucial role in the dev elopment of theory and research in all aspects of medicine and psychology. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) recognize that animals play an imperative role in research testing for

  4. Summary of the Assembly Government Woodland Estate Research Report

    E-print Network

    Summary of the Assembly Government Woodland Estate Research Report #12;Forestry Commission Wales 2 Summary of the Assembly Government Woodland Estate Research Report Introduction This paper summarises a research project commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to review the role of its woodland

  5. Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs

    SciTech Connect

    Darlene Roth

    2012-03-29

    Completed in 2011, Albright's new Science Center includes three independent student and faculty research labs in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Physics (separate from teaching labs). Providing independent research facilities, they eliminate disruptions in classrooms and teaching labs, encourage and accommodate increased student interest, and stimulate advanced research. The DOE grant of $369,943 enabled Albright to equip these advanced labs for 21st century science research, with much instrumentation shared among departments. The specialty labs will enable Albright to expand its student-faculty research program to meet growing interest, help attract superior science students, maximize faculty expertise, and continue exceeding its already high rates of acceptance for students applying for postgraduate education or pharmaceutical research positions. Biology instrumentation/equipment supports coursework and independent and collaborative research by students and faculty. The digital shaker, CO{sub 2} and water bath incubators (for controlled cell growth), balance, and micropipettes support cellular biology research in the advanced cell biology course and student-faculty research into heavy metal induction of heat shock proteins in cultured mammalian cells and the development of PCR markers from different populations of the native tree, Franklinia. The gravity convection oven and lyophilizer support research into physical and chemical analysis of floodplain sediments used in assessment of riparian restoration efforts. The Bio-Rad thermocycler permits fast and accurate DNA amplification as part of research into genetic diversity in small mammal populations and how those populations are affected by land-use practices and environmental management. The Millipore water deionizing system and glassware washer provide general support of the independent research lab and ensure quality control of coursework and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and toxicology. Grant purchases support faculty and students working in the areas of plant cellular biology, landscape ecology and wildlife management, wetland restoration, and ecotoxicology of aquatic invertebrates. Chemistry/BioChemistry instrumentation supports a wide range of research and teaching needs. The Dell quad core Xeon processors and Gaussian 09 support computational research efforts of two of our faculty. The computational work of one of these groups is part of close collaboration with one organic chemist and provides support info for the synthetic work of this professor and his students. Computational chemistry studies were also introduced into the physical chemistry laboratory course for junior chemistry concentrators. The AKTA plus system and superdex columns, Thermoscientific Sorvall RC-6 plus superspeed centrifuge, Nanodrop spectrometer, Eppendorf microfuge, Homogenizer and Pipetman pipetters were incorporated into a research project involving purification and characterization of a construct of beta 2-microglobulin by one of our biochemists. The vacuum system (glove box, stand, and pump) makes a significant contribution to the research of our inorganic chemist, the newest department member, working on research projects with four students. The glove box provides the means to carry out their synthetic work in an oxygenless atmosphere. Supporting basic research pursued by faculty and students, the remaining items (refrigerator/freezer units for flammable storage, freezer, refrigerated water bath, rotary evaporator system, vacuum oven, analytical and top-loading balances) were distributed between our biochemistry and chemistry research labs. The Nanodrop spectrometer, Sorvall centrifuge, and rotary evaporator system are used in several junior/senior lab courses in both biochemistry and chemistry. To date, 14 undergraduate research students have been involved in projects using the new instrumentation and equipment provided by this grant. Physics equipment acquired is radically transforming Albright research and teaching capabilities. The tw

  6. DEVELOPING A BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    DEVELOPING A BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: INFORMATION, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNANCE Report of a national workshop held in May 2002 Jane E. Fountain Principal Investigator Director, National Center for Digital Government John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University Cambridge

  7. Negotiating Peer Mentoring Roles in Undergraduate Research Lab Settings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Packard, Becky W.; Marciano, Vincenza N.; Payne, Jessica M.; Bledzki, Leszek A.; Woodard, Craig T.

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate research is viewed as an important catalyst for educational engagement and persistence, with an emphasis on the faculty mentoring relationship. Despite the common practice of having multi-tiered lab teams composed of newer undergraduates and more seasoned undergraduates serving as peer mentors, less is understood about the experience…

  8. Advanced Physics Labs and Undergraduate Research: Helping Them Work Together

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Peterson, Richard W.

    2009-10-01

    The 2009 Advanced Lab Topical Conference in Ann Arbor affirmed the importance of advanced labs that teach crucial skills and methodologies by carefully conducting a time-honored experiment. Others however argued that such a constrained experiment can play a complementary role to more open-ended, project experiences. A genuine ``experiment'' where neither student or faculty member is exactly sure of the best approach or anticipated result can often trigger real excitement, creativity, and career direction for students while reinforcing the advanced lab and undergraduate research interface. Several examples are cited in areas of AMO physics, optics, fluids, and acoustics. Colleges and universities that have dual-degree engineering, engineering physics, or applied physics programs may especially profit from interdisciplinary projects that utilize optical, electromagnetic, and acoustical measurements in conjunction with computational physics and simulation.

  9. Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the infection, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found. "We already know ... an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego, said in a university news release. However, ...

  10. eCAT: Online electronic lab notebook for scientific research

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Background eCAT is an electronic lab notebook (ELN) developed by Axiope Limited. It is the first online ELN, the first ELN to be developed in close collaboration with lab scientists, and the first ELN to be targeted at researchers in non-commercial institutions. eCAT was developed in response to feedback from users of a predecessor product. By late 2006 the basic concept had been clarified: a highly scalable web-based collaboration tool that possessed the basic capabilities of commercial ELNs, i.e. a permissions system, controlled sharing, an audit trail, electronic signature and search, and a front end that looked like the electronic counterpart to a paper notebook. Results During the development of the beta version feedback was incorporated from many groups including the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research, Uppsala University, Children's Hospital Boston, Alex Swarbrick's lab at the Garvan Institute in Sydney and Martin Spitaler at Imperial College. More than 100 individuals and groups worldwide then participated in the beta testing between September 2008 and June 2009. The generally positive response is reflected in the following quote about how one lab is making use of eCAT: "Everyone uses it as an electronic notebook, so they can compile the diverse collections of data that we generate as biologists, such as images and spreadsheets. We use to it to take minutes of meetings. We also use it to manage our common stocks of antibodies, plasmids and so on. Finally, perhaps the most important feature for us is the ability to link records, reagents and experiments." Conclusion By developing eCAT in close collaboration with lab scientists, Axiope has come up with a practical and easy-to-use product that meets the need of scientists to manage, store and share data online. eCAT is already being perceived as a product that labs can continue to use as their data management and sharing grows in scale and complexity. PMID:20334629

  11. UK Energy Research Centre 1 Response to the Government's

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    UK Energy Research Centre 1 Response to the Government's Energy Review consultation April 2006 initiated by Sir David King, the UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor. The UK Energy Research Centre to provide input to Government's Energy Review. We have addressed each of the questions posed

  12. Emotion Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab is looking to recruit children and

    E-print Network

    Gross, James J.

    Emotion Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab/ADD for a large-scale research project investigating emotion reactivity and regulation among. Autism Study on Emotion Reactivity and Regulation Stanford Psychophysiology Lab In order

  13. Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers

    E-print Network

    Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers School by the UK Government have been redefined in healthcare systems. The implications of the operationali Autobiographical note: DILA AGRIZZI Lecturer in Management Accounting The University of Southampton, UK Management

  14. From a deep and daunting research lab

    E-print Network

    Warner, Sally

    do we measure the ocean? > climate change > weather > living species > human use > origin of life the ocean? > climate change > weather > living species > human use > origin of life > tsunamis > military > origin of life > tsunamis > military > basic research #12;Why do we measure the ocean? > climate change

  15. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The Behavioral Research Lab (see illustration on following page) is a multiuse research space designed to

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    within the domains of accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing, and operations rules and guidelines and use of the research lab scheduling software, Sona Systems (to avoid scheduling software can be installed on computers in the Lab, but this software should not interfere

  16. Passive liquid dispensing in capillary-based bio-adhesion Research teams Microfluidics Lab, GRASP (ULg)

    E-print Network

    Wolper, Pierre

    Passive liquid dispensing in capillary-based bio-adhesion Research teams Microfluidics Lab, GRASP-81 (2010) #12;Coalescence strategies in droplet microfluidic systems Research team Microfluidics Lab, GRASP, mechanics) Droplet microfluidics is a new technology that aims at miniaturizing assays in life science (Lab

  17. Global warming, global research, and global governing

    SciTech Connect

    Preining, O.

    1997-12-31

    The anticipated dangers of Global Warming can be mitigated by reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, especially CO{sub 2}. To reach acceptable, constant levels within the next couple of centuries it might be necessary to accept stabilization levels higher than present ones, The annual CO{sub 2} emissions must be reduced far below today`s values. This is a very important result of the models discussed in the 1995 IPCC report. However, any even very modest scenario for the future must take into account a substantial increase in the world population which might double during the 21st century, There is a considerable emission reduction potential of the industrialized world due to efficiency increase, However, the demand for energy services by the growing world population will, inspite of the availability of alternative energy resources, possibly lead to a net increase in fossil fuel consumption. If the climate models are right, and the science community believes they are, we will experience a global warming of the order of a couple of degrees over the next century; we have to live with it. To be prepared for the future it is essential for us to use new research techniques embracing not only the familiar fields of hard sciences but also social, educational, ethical and economic aspects, We must find a way to build up the essential intellectual capacities needed to deal with these kinds of general problems within all nations and all societies. But this is not Although, we also have to find the necessary dynamical and highly flexible structures for a global governing using tools such as the environmental regime. The first step was the Framework Convention On Climate Change, UN 1992; for resolution of questions regarding implementations the Conference of the Parties was established.

  18. Using an electronic lab notebook to facilitate Research Data Management at the University of Edinburgh 

    E-print Network

    Goddard, Nigel

    2014-08-26

    This paper examines how adoption of an electronic lab notebook can facilitate a research data management programme, using the design and integration of the RSpace electronic lab notebook at the University of Edinburgh ...

  19. Government Policy and Research Higher Degree Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kiley, Margaret

    2011-01-01

    Just over a decade ago, the Australian Government introduced funding mechanisms which aimed at reducing doctoral candidates' attrition rate and completion times, and increasing reported student satisfaction. Publicly available documents from six universities of three different classifications of universities in five Australian states were analysed…

  20. Government: Senate Generous on Agency Research Budgets.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Long, Janice

    1980-01-01

    Discussed is the senate's 1981 research and development appropriations. The senate has approved research funding levels higher than both the amount requested by the House and the Administration except in the case of the Environmental Protection Agency. Research agencies discussed are NASA, Energy, NSF, Commerce, and ERA. (Author/DS)

  1. Planning Space for the Government Documents Collection in Research Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reynolds, Catherine J.

    This report summarizes views of government documents librarians interviewed during visits to 17 large research libraries throughout the United States in 1977. Information was gathered to alert the prospective planner of new or remodeled libraries to the special characteristics and problems of government documents collections and some alternative…

  2. Research Politics: Some Issues in Conducting Research for Government as a Client

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diko, Nolutho; Bantwini, Bongani D.

    2013-01-01

    Researchers are guided by their ideological and ethical viewpoints when conducting research. Doing research for government challenges them to confront these ideals head-on. This article explores the uncertain terrain researchers sometimes have to negotiate when conducting research for government, and discusses relations between researchers and…

  3. Research on Rehabilitation Engineering at ARTS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. C. Carrozza; C. Laschi; S. Micera; P. Dario; S. Roccella; J. Carpaneto; L. Beccai; A. Pisetta; L. Odetti; F. Vecchi; S. Mazzoleni

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an overview of the current researches at the ARTS (Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems) Lab in the field of biorobotics and biomechatronics. The research areas investigated at ARTS Lab include: rehabilitation robotics, assistive robotics, bio-inspired robotics, bionics, humanoid robotics, human-machine interfaces, and gerontechnology. Future research challenges are also presented.

  4. John F. Kennedy School of Government Politics Research Group

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The Politics Research Group of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has created this site, which contains working papers from faculty seminars and research workshops. Abstracts and full-text versions are both available. Some titles include: "Little Theatre: Committees in Congress," "Are Lawyers Liars? The Argument of Redescription," "Securing Subsidiarity: Legitimacy and the Allocation of Governing Authority," and "Managing Technology Policy at the White House."

  5. Suggested drilling research tasks for the Federal Government

    SciTech Connect

    Carson, C.C.

    1984-04-01

    A brief summary discussion of drilling, drilling research and the role of the government in drilling research is presented. Specific research and development areas recommended for federal consideration are listed. The technical nature of the identified tasks is emphasized. The Appendices present the factual basis for the discussion and recommendations. Numerous references are noted in the Appendices.

  6. Research Governance and the Role of Evaluation: A Comparative Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Molas-Gallart, Jordi

    2012-01-01

    Through a comparative study of the United Kingdom and Spain, this article addresses the effect of different research governance structures on the functioning and uses of research evaluation. It distinguishes three main evaluation uses: distributive, improvement, and controlling. Research evaluation in the United Kingdom plays important…

  7. National Conference on Digital Government Research (DG.o2003)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website is home to the 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research. Held in May 2003, the event brought together "researchers in computer and social sciences, government officials and employees, representatives of industry and members of the public to investigate how computers and computer networks can improve all aspects of interaction between citizens and government." Full proceedings from the conference are available online, including nearly 50 papers, many system demonstrations, and five papers from the student session. Common themes featured in the papers and poster presentations are Internet and Web Applications, Accessibility and Visualization, Data Sharing and Integration, and much more.

  8. Government-University-Industry-Research Roundtable

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1995-02-01

    Roundtable projects active during 1993 are described in this section. Projects completed in prior years are not included here, but publications resulting from them are included in the list of publications which are attached. Such prior projects include nurturing science and engineering talent, research facility financing, multidisciplinary research and education, university-industry-federal laboratory partnerships, and federal-state cooperation in science and technology.

  9. Governing solar geoengineering research as it leaves the laboratory.

    PubMed

    Parker, Andy

    2014-12-28

    One of the greatest controversies in geoengineering policy concerns the next stages of solar radiation management research, and when and how it leaves the laboratory. Citing numerous risks and concerns, a range of prominent commentators have called for field experiments to be delayed until there is formalized research governance, such as an international agreement. As a piece of pragmatic policy analysis, this paper explores the practicalities and implications of demands for 'governance before research'. It concludes that 'governance before research' is a desirable goal, but that a delay in experimentation-a moratorium-would probably be an ineffective and counterproductive way to achieve it. Firstly, it is very unlikely that a moratorium could be imposed. Secondly, even if it were practicable it seems that a temporary ban on field experiments would have at best a mixed effect addressing the main risks and concerns, while blocking and stigmatizing safe research and delaying the development of good governance practices from learning by doing. The paper suggests a number of steps to ensure 'governance before research' that can be taken in the absence of an international agreement or national legislation, emphasizing the roles of researchers and research funders in developing and implementing good practices. PMID:25404686

  10. Earth system governance: a research framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frank Biermann; Michele M. Betsill; Joyeeta Gupta; Norichika Kanie; Louis Lebel; Diana Liverman; Heike Schroeder; Bernd Siebenhüner; Ruben Zondervan

    2010-01-01

    The Earth System Science Partnership, which unites all major global change research programmes, declared in 2001 an urgent\\u000a need to develop “strategies for Earth System management”. Yet what such strategies might be, how they could be developed,\\u000a and how effective, efficient and equitable such strategies would be, remains unspecified. It is apparent that the institutions,\\u000a organizations and mechanisms by which

  11. Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns The Robotics Research Lab conducts research in the field of legged

    E-print Network

    Berns, Karsten

    with actuation systems based on the inherent passive dynamics of human locomotion. Different from fully activated-computed joint trajectories, based on multi-body dynamics and Zero-Moment Point considerations. That will result in uneconomical energy cost and unnatural walking gait. The lab's research has built up a leg prototype

  12. 76 FR 59034 - Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-23

    ...Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel AGENCY: Central Intelligence...historical researchers and certain former government personnel. As a result of this review...historical researchers and certain former government personnel. As a result of this...

  13. Lab Specific Safety Training NNIN-Nano Research Facility and EECE-Jens Lab

    E-print Network

    Subramanian, Venkat

    ;General · No food or drink is allowed in the labs! · Avoid working alone in a building. Do not work alone (such as cooling water). · Remove gloves and/or wash areas of exposed skin well before exiting

  14. Quality in Early Years Settings: Government, Research and Practitioners' Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cottle, Michelle; Alexander, Elise

    2012-01-01

    This article begins by outlining the UK Government policy context, offering a brief critique before moving on to summarise recent research into "quality" in the early years. The main body of the article locates the perspectives of early years practitioners within this context, drawing on data from an Economic and Social Research Council-funded…

  15. Research Using Government Data Sets: An Underutilised Resource

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knipe, Sally

    2011-01-01

    The use of existing data for education research activities can be a valuable resource. Improvement in statistical analysis and data management and retrieval techniques, as well as access to government data bases, has expanded opportunities for researchers seeking to investigate issues that are institutional in nature, such as participation…

  16. Research Opportunities in Subtidal Marine Biology and Ecology in the Gagnon Lab

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    Oyet, Alwell

    Research Opportunities in Subtidal Marine Biology and Ecology in the Gagnon Lab Opportunities are available for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in marine biology, oceanography, phycology, physiology, remote sensing, GIS technology, and modeling, our group currently

  17. VR/IS Lab Virtual Actor research overview

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    Shawver, D.M.; Stansfield, S.

    1995-06-22

    This overview presents current research at Sandia National Laboratories in the Virtual Reality and Intelligent Simulation Lab. Into an existing distributed VR environment which we have been developing, and which provides shared immersion for multiple users, we are adding virtual actor support. The virtual actor support we are adding to this environment is intended to provide semi-autonomous actors, with oversight and high-level guiding control by a director/user, and to allow the overall action to be driven by a scenario. We present an overview of the environment into which our virtual actors will be added in Section 3, and discuss the direction of the Virtual Actor research itself in Section 4. We will briefly review related work in Section 2. First however we need to place the research in the context of what motivates it. The motivation for our construction of this environment, and the line of research associated with it, is based on a long-term program of providing support, through simulation, for situational training, by which we mean a type of training in which students learn to handle multiple situations or scenarios. In these situations, the student may encounter events ranging from the routine occurance to the rare emergency. Indeed, the appeal of such training systems is that they could allow the student to experience and develop effective responses for situations they would otherwise have no opportunity to practice, until they happened to encounter an actual occurance. Examples of the type of students for this kind of training would be security forces or emergency response forces. An example of the type of training scenario we would like to support is given in Section 4.2.

  18. Soft Materials Research Lab (SMRL) "Professor Goulbourne's research interests are focused on the mechanics of polymers, biological

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Soft Materials Research Lab (SMRL) "Professor Goulbourne's research interests are focused, commercial, and military impact of polymeric materials is evolving from simple passive lightweight structures-resistant composites. Understanding the mechanics of polymeric materials and ultimately providing feedback for targeted

  19. Using PlanetLab for Network Research: Myths, Realities, and Best Practices

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    Spring, Neil

    Using PlanetLab for Network Research: Myths, Realities, and Best Practices Neil Springy , Larry or ex- periment on PlanetLab by separating widely-held myths from the realities of service the myths in decreasing order of veracity: those that are realities in Section 2, that were once true in Sec

  20. The Junior Research Group "Molecular Architecture of Synapses", Inner Ear Lab of the University Medicine

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    Gollisch, Tim

    The Junior Research Group "Molecular Architecture of Synapses", Inner Ear Lab of the University- vironment of the Inner Ear Lab and the CRC (SFB) 889. In the offered project we aim to investigate the struc and the inner hair cell ribbon synapse of the mouse ear. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped

  1. The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square foot neurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted to

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    and poster Awards at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, bestThe Spine Research lab is a 1400 square foot neurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted and the Aircast Foundation. Awards:The Spine Lab won the 1995 Ann Doner Vaughn Kappa Delta Award, best paper

  2. The Spine Research lab is a 1400 square footneurophysiology and histology laboratory

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, best paper and best student paperThe Spine Research lab is a 1400 square footneurophysiology and histology laboratory devoted the most frequent body part injured in the workplace. The Spine lab is studying the mechanisms by which

  3. Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers

    E-print Network

    Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers School of Management Rating System in Healthcare: Contradictions and Conflicts in an English Hospital Dila Agrizzi University of Southampton Number CRAAG-06-04 November 2006 ISSN 1356-3548 #12;2 RATING SYSTEM IN HEALTHCARE

  4. The "Paradox of Interdisciplinarity" in Australian Research Governance

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    Woelert, Peter; Millar, Victoria

    2013-01-01

    This paper identifies what can be called the "paradox of interdisciplinarity" (Weingart 2000) in Australian higher education research governance and explores some of its constitutive dimensions. In the Australian context, the paradox of interdisciplinarity primarily concerns the proliferation of a programmatic discourse of…

  5. How Electronic Lab Notebooks can galvanise Research Data Management 

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    Macneil, Rory

    2014-08-26

    The paper explains how electronic lab notebooks and data repositories are complementary responses to the scientific data problem. It is divided into four parts: 1. Description of the scientific data problem 2. Overview ...

  6. Autism Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab is looking to recruit children and

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    Gross, James J.

    Autism Research at Stanford The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab is looking to recruit children and young adults aged 8-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorder children with autism. Each participant will be paid $30 for completing each

  7. Government funding of health research in New Zealand.

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    Reid, Ian R; Joyce, Peter; Fraser, John; Crampton, Peter

    2014-02-14

    An analysis of levels of government health research funding carried out in 2008 demonstrated that funding in New Zealand, after adjustment for population size, was less than one-third of that in Australia, less than one-fifth of that in the United Kingdom, and about 10% of that in the United States. This was perceived to be a major obstacle to the recruitment and retention of clinical and academic staff in our hospitals and universities. We have now repeated these analyses to determine the current state of these comparisons. From 2009 to the present funds for direct funding of research through the Health Research Council (HRC) have remained static at $54m. As a result of inflation of research costs (principally salaries) this represents a decrease of approximately one-quarter in the quantum of research funded by the HRC over the last 4 years. Current funding rates in the comparator countries, population-adjusted and converted to NZ$, are 3.4-fold higher in Australia, 4.5-fold higher in the United Kingdom, and 9.7-fold higher in the United States. Urgent and sustained action is needed to correct these major disparities in government health research funding if the quality of academic and clinical staff in our public institutions is to be maintained. PMID:24548954

  8. Governance of dual-use research: an ethical dilemma

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Scenarios where the results of well-intentioned scientific research can be used for both good and harmful purposes give rise to what is now widely known as the “dual-use dilemma”. There has been growing debate about the dual-use nature of life science research with implications for making biological weapons. This paper reviews several controversial publications that have been the focus of debates about dual-use life science research and critically examines relevant policy developments, particularly in the United States of America. Though the dual-use dilemma is inherently ethical in nature, the majority of debates about dual-use research have primarily involved science and security experts rather than ethicists. It is important that there is more ethical input into debates about the governance of dual-use research. PMID:19784453

  9. PNNL Laboratory Research Homes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Lab Homes

    E-print Network

    buildings currently account for approximately 22 percent of the nation's annual energy use. As a result,500 square-foot Lab Homes for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand on the electric grid problems in energy, the environment, and national security by advancing the understanding of science. PNNL

  10. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  11. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  12. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  13. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  14. 48 CFR 1545.309 - Providing Government production and research property under special restrictions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Providing Government production and research property under special...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Providing Government Property to Contractors 1545.309...

  15. Adoption and diffusion of m-Government: Challenges and Future Directions for Research

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Adoption and diffusion of m-Government: Challenges and Future Directions for Research Ahmed Al government (m-Government) adoption and diffusion factors in developed and developing economies. m-Government is viewed as a class of e-Government applications and refers to any transaction via mobile technologies

  16. The Aquatic Sciences Laboratory is a multipurpose research lab operated by the Montana Water

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    species and disease research. The Aquatic Sciences Laboratory is ideal for research involving aquatic nuisance or invasive species. Its design, an artifact of its whirling disease origins, guaranteesThe Aquatic Sciences Laboratory is a multipurpose research lab operated by the Montana Water Center

  17. Research Brief -State of Local Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina University of South Carolina

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    Almor, Amit

    Research Brief - State of Local Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina University of South Government Fiscal Conditions in South Carolina Local governments across the nation for the past few years governments, the University of South Carolina's Institute for Public Service and Policy Research (IPSPR) first

  18. (De)Constructing the Undergraduate Research Experience in an Environmental Geochemistry Lab (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, C. S.

    2013-12-01

    Maintaining a productive research lab at the undergraduate level requires a savvy combination of internal organization, high (but realistic) expectations, and adaptation of one's research interests into semester- and summer-length projects. Several key strategies can help achieve the goal of building a lab culture that both enriches students' academic experiences and advances one's own scholarly research and visibility. Foremost among these is the need to maintain momentum and preserve institutional knowledge in an environment where undergraduate students' lifetime in an individual lab may only last a year or two. Examples from the Environmental Geochemistry Lab at Chapman University (www.chapman.edu/envgeo) developed over several years and with 40+ undergraduate students will be presented which can be transferable to other faculty research labs in the earth sciences. Approaches to writing successful external research grant proposals at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) and strategies for both personal and institutional time management/savings will also be discussed, with a focus on new models at Chapman offered to further incentivize faculty involvement in undergraduate research.

  19. Writing Groups in Computer Science Research Labs Adam Doupe and Janet L. Kayfetz

    E-print Network

    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    . An essential part of graduate school education should include the teaching of formal writing skills. In mostWriting Groups in Computer Science Research Labs Adam Doup´e and Janet L. Kayfetz University of California, Santa Barbara {adoupe, kayfetz}@cs.ucsb.edu Abstract--Researchers must excel at writing

  20. Online Statistics Labs in MSW Research Methods Courses: Reducing Reluctance toward Statistics

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    Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

    2013-01-01

    This article presents results from an evaluation of an online statistics lab as part of a foundations research methods course for master's-level social work students. The article discusses factors that contribute to an environment in social work that fosters attitudes of reluctance toward learning and teaching statistics in research methods…

  1. NIOSH -Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field

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    Farritor, Shane

    NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH Kenneth F. Martinez, MSEE, CIH Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH Nanotechnology Research Center Education and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. #12;Nanotechnology

  2. Governance strategies for conducting text messaging interventions in clinical research.

    PubMed

    Anderson, Nicholas; Morrison, Caitlin; Griffin, Jonathan; Reiter, William; Baldwin, Laura-Mae; Edwards, Kelly

    2014-04-01

    There is increasing interest in medical text messaging interventions being used to achieve positive patient outcomes across a range of clinical research and health practice environments. Short messaging service (SMS) is a low-cost tool that provides an easy communication route to engage potentially broad populations through text messaging, and is part of the growing social trend toward increased adoption of personal communication technologies by patient populations. Testing the effectiveness and impact of various communication strategies requires navigation of a complex web of clinical and research regulations and oversight mechanisms. We describe a case study of the implementation of SMS to provide bidirectional communications between physicians and patients involved in routine care reminders to illustrate the review processes and governance structures needed. By mapping the regulatory and approval processes required to manage and steward a research study across clinical and community boundaries, we provide a guide for other translational health researchers who may utilize similar kinds of personally owned technology interventions as research tools. PMID:24774328

  3. Privatized Biomedical Research, Public Fears, and the Hazards of Government Regulation: Lessons from Stem Cell Research

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    David B. Resnick

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses the hazards of regulating controversial biomedical research in light of the emergence of powerful, multi-national\\u000a biotechnology corporations. Prohibitions on the use of government funds can simply force controversial research into the private\\u000a sphere, and unilateral or multilateral research bans can simply encourage multi-national companies to conduct research in\\u000a countries that lack restrictive laws. Thus, a net effect

  4. Governance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moran, K. D.

    School boards in 1977 produced a significant amount of litigation while at the same time a significant amount of litigation was produced against individual board members themselves. This chapter discusses those court cases related to governance of public education by school boards. Topics discussed include board bias in the wake of Wood v.…

  5. Reinventing government

    SciTech Connect

    Hanson, D.J.; Lepkowski, W.; Long, J.R.; Zurer, P.S.

    1993-10-11

    Both Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are committed to reinventing the federal government. To do so they will need more than a little help from Congress. But, if they succeed in turning the report's recommendations into reality, substantial change will occur in the way the federal government interacts with the chemical community in areas such as environmental and safety and health regulation, science and technology policy, education, and research priority setting. The report is the result of a six-month effort by the National Performance Review (NPR), a group led by Gore. It contains some 400 specific recommendations for changing the ways the federal government operates. These recommendations, if enacted the report claims, would produced savings of $108 billion over five years and reduce the size of the civilian, nonpostal work force by 12%, 252 positions, over the same period. The Department of Energy is the target of eight NPR recommendations. But the one with the most direct relevance to R and D calls for directing its national laboratories to pursue post-Cold War research priorities. Efforts to shift the labs away from their defense orientation began during the Carter presidency, when all of the labs began establishing stronger research programs in environmental science and technology and biology.

  6. How to do Research At the MIT AI Lab

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    Chapman, David

    This document presumptuously purports to explain how to do research. We give heuristics that may be useful in pickup up specific skills needed for research (reading, writing, programming) and for understanding and enjoying ...

  7. High-Resolution Satellite Data Open for Government Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Neigh, Christopher S. R.; Masek, Jeffrey G.; Nickeson, Jaime E.

    2013-01-01

    U.S. satellite commercial imagery (CI) with resolution less than 1 meter is a common geospatial reference used by the public through Web applications, mobile devices, and the news media. However, CI use in the scientific community has not kept pace, even though those who are performing U.S. government research have access to these data at no cost.Previously, studies using multiple CI acquisitions from IKONOS-2, Quickbird-2, GeoEye-1, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2 would have been cost prohibitive. Now, with near-global submeter coverage and online distribution, opportunities abound for future scientific studies. This archive is already quite extensive (examples are shown in Figure 1) and is being used in many novel applications.

  8. Governance in South African Higher Education. Research Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, Martin; Symes, Ashley; Luescher, Thierry M.

    This report provides a description and analysis of the present state of governance of higher education in South Africa, discusses the concept of cooperative governance, and develops some proposals for the improvement of efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in higher education governance. The first chapter, "Framing the Inquiry," outlines…

  9. Of Mice and Meth: A New Media-Based Neuropsychopharmacology Lab to Teach Research Methods

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    Hatch, Daniel L.; Zschau, Tony; Hays, Arthur; McAllister, Kristin; Harrison, Michelle; Cate, Kelly L.; Shanks, Ryan A.; Lloyd, Steven A.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes an innovative neuropsychopharmacology laboratory that can be incorporated into any research methods class. The lab consists of a set of interconnected modules centered on observations of methamphetamine-induced behavioral changes in mice and is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire basic skills…

  10. Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns The Robotics Research Lab is investing considerable effort in

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    Berns, Karsten

    service robots. This includes also the climbing robot CROMSCI which is able to drive on vertical concreteProf. Dr. Karsten Berns The Robotics Research Lab is investing considerable effort in autonomous walls via negative pressure adhesion and three omnidirectional wheels. In this context, we offer various

  11. Island Explorations: Discovering Effects of Environmental Research-Based Lab Activities on Analytical Chemistry Students

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    Tomasik, Janice Hall; LeCaptain, Dale; Murphy, Sarah; Martin, Mary; Knight, Rachel M.; Harke, Maureen A.; Burke, Ryan; Beck, Kara; Acevedo-Polakovich, I. David

    2014-01-01

    Motivating students in analytical chemistry can be challenging, in part because of the complexity and breadth of topics involved. Some methods that help encourage students and convey real-world relevancy of the material include incorporating environmental issues, research-based lab experiments, and service learning projects. In this paper, we…

  12. The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench Software Technology Research Lab

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    Singer, Jeremy

    The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench M. P. Ward Software Technology Research Lab De are provided by the FermaT Workbench: an industrial- strength assembler re-engineering workbench consist- ing representations in form of diagrams (information views). The FermaT Workbench is an industrial-strength assembler

  13. The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench Software Technology Research Lab

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    Singer, Jeremy

    The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench M. P. Ward Software Technology Research Lab De are provided by the FermaT Workbench: an industrial- strength assembler re-engineering workbench consist- ing to build graphical representations in form of diagrams (information views). The FermaT Workbench

  14. Build your own social network laboratory with Social Lab: a tool for research in social media.

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    Garaizar, Pablo; Reips, Ulf-Dietrich

    2014-06-01

    Social networking has surpassed e-mail and instant messaging as the dominant form of online communication (Meeker, Devitt, & Wu, 2010). Currently, all large social networks are proprietary, making it difficult to impossible for researchers to make changes to such networks for the purpose of study design and access to user-generated data from the networks. To address this issue, the authors have developed and present Social Lab, an Internet-based free and open-source social network software system available from http://www.sociallab.es . Having full availability of navigation and communication data in Social Lab allows researchers to investigate behavior in social media on an individual and group level. Automated artificial users ("bots") are available to the researcher to simulate and stimulate social networking situations. These bots respond dynamically to situations as they unfold. The bots can easily be configured with scripts and can be used to experimentally manipulate social networking situations in Social Lab. Examples for setting up, configuring, and using Social Lab as a tool for research in social media are provided. PMID:24061930

  15. Neurobotics Lab Research: Learning, Vision and Sonar Recognition with Mobile Robots

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    Chang, Carolina

    and other biomimetic techniques in sensory processing, navigation, and other tasks using mobile robotsNeurobotics Lab Research: Learning, Vision and Sonar Recognition with Mobile Robots yz. These applications share some central themes: the inclusion of minimal as­ sumptions about the robots

  16. AT&T Labs -Research subject: Controlling the Impact of BGP Policy Changes on IP

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    Feamster, Nick

    administrative domain. However, most traffic in a large backbone network traverses multiple domains, making ¢¡¤£¥¡ AT&T Labs - Research subject: Controlling the Impact of BGP Policy Changes on IP Traffic date: November 6, 2001 from: Nick Feamster MIT feamster@lcs.mit.edu Jay Borkenhagen Dept. HA9215000 MT

  17. Scienceography: the study of how science is written Graham Cormode, AT&T LabsResearch

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    Cormode, Graham

    Scienceography: the study of how science is written Graham Cormode, AT&T Labs­Research S example areas--computer science and mathematics--as well as highlighting key differences in the way of scienceography. 1 Introduction Many people seek to understand the progress of science by studying aspects

  18. Industrial Research and Development Labs: How They Inform Science and Technology Curricula.

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    de Vries, Marc J.

    2000-01-01

    Investigates the relationship between science and technology in industrial research laboratories, comparing the lab as "ivory tower" with the customer-oriented science approach. Describes similar patterns in science and technology curricula. Concludes that mutual commitment and shared project work would benefit integration of science and…

  19. Tour Brookhaven Lab's Future Hub for Energy Research: The Interdisciplinary Science Building

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    Gerry Stokes; Jim Misewich

    2013-07-19

    Construction is under way for the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a future world-class facility for energy research at Brookhaven Lab. Meet two scientists who will develop solutions at the ISB to tackle some of the nation's energy challenges, and tour the construction site.

  20. Research from the bedside to the lab bench & back.

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    White, Robert A; Silvey, Michael; Logsdon, Derek P

    2012-01-01

    Transgenic mice represent a unique opportunity in biomedical research to discover the genes underlying disease and understand how manipulating the function of single genes and proteins alters physiology in a whole animal system. These advances in biomedical research may accelerate the time between when basic discoveries are made and when the research can be 'translated', that is, when the research will positively impact the lives of patients. The purpose of this article is to present some examples of promising mouse models of human diseases. PMID:22860286

  1. Research Animal Holding Facility Prevents Space Lab Contamination

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Savage, P. D., Jr.; Jahns, G. C.; Dalton, B. P.; Hogan, R. P.; Wray, A. E.

    1991-01-01

    Healthy environment for both rodents and human researchers maintained. Research animal holding facility (RAHF) and rodent cage prevent solid particles (feces, food bits, hair), micro-organisms, ammonia, and odors from escaping into outside environment during spaceflight. Rodent cage contains compartments for two animals. Provides each drinking-water dispenser, feeding alcove, and activity-monitoring port. Feeding and waste trays removable.

  2. Welcome to the Shi Lab! Research you will be involved

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    Rock, Chris

    based research. In any case, you will be exposed to cuttingedge research tools and learn many molecular visit here for details: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Facilities/index.php. Available within, genetic complementation, etc; Luciferase imaging based techniques; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation

  3. Governance

    Cancer.gov

    The programs in the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) are led and coordinated by a project team comprised of health scientists with expertise in basic and applied research, regulatory science, clinical assay development, bioinformatics, therapeutics, and clinical chemistry at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Click here to view brief biographies of the team members.

  4. Chip in a lab: Microfluidics for next generation life science research

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    Streets, Aaron M.; Huang, Yanyi

    2013-01-01

    Microfluidic circuits are characterized by fluidic channels and chambers with a linear dimension on the order of tens to hundreds of micrometers. Components of this size enable lab-on-a-chip technology that has much promise, for example, in the development of point-of-care diagnostics. Micro-scale fluidic circuits also yield practical, physical, and technological advantages for studying biological systems, enhancing the ability of researchers to make more precise quantitative measurements. Microfluidic technology has thus become a powerful tool in the life science research laboratory over the past decade. Here we focus on chip-in-a-lab applications of microfluidics and survey some examples of how small fluidic components have provided researchers with new tools for life science research. PMID:23460772

  5. Research and Teaching: Inquiry in the Community College Biology Lab

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    Eddie Lunsford

    2002-12-01

    A qualitative analysis of students' reactions and outcomes to a long-term inquiry experience in a freshman biology course shows positive results. Students posed research questions and designed experiments. The analysis shows that students reacted favorabl

  6. Supporting core service facilities for biotechnology research by faculty, student, government, and

    E-print Network

    Mayfield, John

    Supporting core service facilities for biotechnology research by faculty, student, government, and industry scientists. Developed by the Office of Biotechnology and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Office of Biotechnology Core Instrumentation Service Facilities advancing biotechnology research

  7. The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Space Science Lab

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael W. Castelaz; C. Whitworth

    2010-01-01

    High school students in rural Western North Carolina conduct planetary science research monitoring the Earth's Moon for impacts by meteors. NASA has a program dedicated to monitoring the Moon as part of the NASA Vision for Space Exploration and future human missions to the Moon. The primary goal is to reach students who otherwise would not have this opportunity and

  8. CHANGES AT THE BEE RESEARCH LAB IN BELTSVILLE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Beekeepers in the U. S. are faced with pests and diseases that challenge their ability to maintain healthy bee colonies for pollination and honey production. These stakeholders are aided by the research generated at the USDA-ARS laboratories that work on honey bees. A recent change has occurred in...

  9. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial, on the mobility planned desire. The research action that is presented here comes from a work that has been led

  10. History of US Government Investments in Cybersecurity Research: A Personal Perspective

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    Carl E. Landwehr

    2010-01-01

    This paper traces the history of cyber security research funding by the U.S. government. Difficulties in accurately measuring the level of U.S. government research funding for cyber security are first described. Some of the legislative and bureaucratic mechanisms involved in funding and reporting such research today are reviewed. A qualitative, personal perspective on the ups and downs of US cyber

  11. Online Presentations of Research on Adult Literacy: Government Websites as Learning Spaces

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    Jacobson, Erik

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of seven national governments' online collections of adult literacy-related research. This study explored the type of learning associated with official web spaces by asking the following research questions: (1) What kind of research do these governments present on their websites? (2) How is the presentation…

  12. NASA's GreenLab Research Facility: A Guide for a Self-Sustainable Renewable Energy Ecosystem

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    Bomani, B. M. McDowell; Hendricks, R. C.; Elbuluk, Malik; Okon, Monica; Lee, Eric; Gigante, Bethany

    2011-01-01

    There is a large gap between the production and demand for energy from alternative fuel and alternative renewable energy sources. The sustainability of humanity, as we know it, directly depends on the ability to secure affordable fuel, food, and freshwater. NASA Glenn Research Center (Glenn) has initiated a laboratory pilot study on using biofuels as viable alternative fuel resources for the field of aviation, as well as utilizing wind and solar technology as alternative renewable energy resources. The GreenLab Research Facility focuses on optimizing biomass feedstock using algae and halophytes as the next generation of renewable aviation fuels. The unique approach in this facility helps achieve optimal biomass feedstock through climatic adaptation of balanced ecosystems that do not use freshwater, compete with food crops, or use arable land. In addition, the GreenLab Research Facility is powered, in part, by alternative and renewable energy sources, reducing the major environmental impact of present electricity sources. The ultimate goal is to have a 100 percent clean energy laboratory that, when combined with biomass feedstock research, has the framework in place for a self-sustainable renewable energy ecosystem that can be duplicated anywhere in the world and can potentially be used to mitigate the shortage of food, fuel, and water. This paper describes the GreenLab Research Facility at Glenn and its power and energy sources, and provides recommendations for worldwide expansion and adoption of the facility s concept.

  13. Governing through community-based research: lessons from the Canadian HIV research sector.

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    Guta, Adrian; Strike, Carol; Flicker, Sarah; J Murray, Stuart; Upshur, Ross; Myers, Ted

    2014-12-01

    The "general public" and specific "communities" are increasingly being integrated into scientific decision-making. This shift emphasizes "scientific citizenship" and collaboration between interdisciplinary scientists, lay people, and multi-sector stakeholders (universities, healthcare, and government). The objective of this paper is to problematize these developments through a theoretically informed reading of empirical data that describes the consequences of bringing together actors in the Canadian HIV community-based research (CBR) movement. Drawing on Foucauldian "governmentality" the complex inner workings of the impetus to conduct collaborative research are explored. The analysis offered surfaces the ways in which a formalized approach to CBR, as promoted through state funding mechanisms, determines the structure and limits of engagement while simultaneously reinforcing the need for finer grained knowledge about marginalized communities. Here, discourses about risk merge with notions of "scientific citizenship" to implicate both researchers and communities in a process of governance. PMID:25074512

  14. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL on reality both in terms of governance and in terms of sustainable action. All along the last century we have in terms of governance and in terms of sustainable and lasting action. 1. SOME INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS

  15. Gap analysis methodology for identifying future ICT related eGovernment research topics - case of \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andreja Pucihar; Kristina Bogataj; Maria Wimmer

    Modern ICT enables governments all over the world to improve their operation in order to become more efficient and effective. Despite of all possible benefits of using modern ICT, governments still struggle with the problems of inefficiency of their operation. eGovernment is being discussed in many contexts. Expectations of research and implementation in this field were high. However, many investments

  16. "E-Government Cross-Agency and Intergovernmental Initiatives Research Project: Web Survey Results"

    E-print Network

    Schweik, Charles M.

    "E-Government Cross-Agency and Intergovernmental Initiatives Research Project: Web Survey Results" - Draft - Jane E. Fountain/Robin McKinnon/Eunyun Park National Center for Digital Government Kennedy School of Government Harvard Univerity NCDG Working Paper No. 03-011 Submitted 10/21/2003 This material

  17. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL scientists, politicians and the citizenship in order that the future actions on the territory are consistent

  18. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL operating within these organizations or economic chains, the articulation of internal actions to generate

  19. Connecting Lab-Based Attosecond Science with FEL research

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    In the last few years laboratory-scale femtosecond laser-based research using XUV light has developed dramatically following the successful development of attosecond laser pulses by means of high-harmonic generation. Using attosecond laser pulses, studies of electron dynamics on the natural timescale that electronic processes occur in atoms, molecules and solids can be contemplated, providing unprecedented insight into the fundamental role that electrons play in photo-induced processes. In my talk I will briefly review the present status of the attosecond science research field in terms of present and foreseen capabilities, and discuss a few recent applications, including a first example of the use of attosecond laser pulses in molecular science. In addition, I will discuss very recent results of experiments where photoionization of dynamically aligned molecules is investigated using a high-harmonics XUV source. Photoionization of aligned molecules becomes all the more interesting if the experiment is performed using x-ray photons. Following the absorption of x-rays, ejected photoelectrons can be used as a probe of the (time-evolving) molecular structure, making use of intra-molecular electron diffraction. This amounts, as some have stated, to ?illuminating the molecule from within?. I will present the present status of our experiments on this topic making use of the FLASH free electron laser in Hamburg. Future progress in this research field not only depends on the availability of better and more powerful light sources, but also requires sophisticated detector strategies. In my talk I will explain how we are trying to meet some of the experimental challenges by using the Medipix family of detectors, which we have already used for time- and space-resolved imaging of electrons and ions.

  20. Connecting Lab-Based Attosecond Science with FEL research

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2011-01-28

    In the last few years laboratory-scale femtosecond laser-based research using XUV light has developed dramatically following the successful development of attosecond laser pulses by means of high-harmonic generation. Using attosecond laser pulses, studies of electron dynamics on the natural timescale that electronic processes occur in atoms, molecules and solids can be contemplated, providing unprecedented insight into the fundamental role that electrons play in photo-induced processes. In my talk I will briefly review the present status of the attosecond science research field in terms of present and foreseen capabilities, and discuss a few recent applications, including a first example of the use of attosecond laser pulses in molecular science. In addition, I will discuss very recent results of experiments where photoionization of dynamically aligned molecules is investigated using a high-harmonics XUV source. Photoionization of aligned molecules becomes all the more interesting if the experiment is performed using x-ray photons. Following the absorption of x-rays, ejected photoelectrons can be used as a probe of the (time-evolving) molecular structure, making use of intra-molecular electron diffraction. This amounts, as some have stated, to “illuminating the molecule from within”. I will present the present status of our experiments on this topic making use of the FLASH free electron laser in Hamburg. Future progress in this research field not only depends on the availability of better and more powerful light sources, but also requires sophisticated detector strategies. In my talk I will explain how we are trying to meet some of the experimental challenges by using the Medipix family of detectors, which we have already used for time- and space-resolved imaging of electrons and ions.

  1. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work

    E-print Network

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Page 1 of 2&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Rules 15.99.03.V1 Ethics in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Page

  2. Materials Research Science and Engineering Center: Video Lab Manual

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) brings together almost three dozen helpful instructional laboratory videos. The videos are contained in three sections, including Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each video has been recorded in a high-quality digital format and a number of them are available in Spanish as well. Some of the offerings here include "Preparation of Cholesterol Ester Liquid Crystals," "Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires: Beaker," and "Synthesis of a Superconductor." It should be noted that there is an important disclaimer at the bottom of the homepage that is worth reading before attempting any of these activities.

  3. Craniux: A LabVIEW-Based Modular Software Framework for Brain-Machine Interface Research

    PubMed Central

    Degenhart, Alan D.; Kelly, John W.; Ashmore, Robin C.; Collinger, Jennifer L.; Tyler-Kabara, Elizabeth C.; Weber, Douglas J.; Wang, Wei

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents “Craniux,” an open-access, open-source software framework for brain-machine interface (BMI) research. Developed in LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment, Craniux offers both out-of-the-box functionality and a modular BMI software framework that is easily extendable. Specifically, it allows researchers to take advantage of multiple features inherent to the LabVIEW environment for on-the-fly data visualization, parallel processing, multithreading, and data saving. This paper introduces the basic features and system architecture of Craniux and describes the validation of the system under real-time BMI operation using simulated and real electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals. Our results indicate that Craniux is able to operate consistently in real time, enabling a seamless work flow to achieve brain control of cursor movement. The Craniux software framework is made available to the scientific research community to provide a LabVIEW-based BMI software platform for future BMI research and development. PMID:21687575

  4. Craniux: a LabVIEW-based modular software framework for brain-machine interface research.

    PubMed

    Degenhart, Alan D; Kelly, John W; Ashmore, Robin C; Collinger, Jennifer L; Tyler-Kabara, Elizabeth C; Weber, Douglas J; Wang, Wei

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents "Craniux," an open-access, open-source software framework for brain-machine interface (BMI) research. Developed in LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment, Craniux offers both out-of-the-box functionality and a modular BMI software framework that is easily extendable. Specifically, it allows researchers to take advantage of multiple features inherent to the LabVIEW environment for on-the-fly data visualization, parallel processing, multithreading, and data saving. This paper introduces the basic features and system architecture of Craniux and describes the validation of the system under real-time BMI operation using simulated and real electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals. Our results indicate that Craniux is able to operate consistently in real time, enabling a seamless work flow to achieve brain control of cursor movement. The Craniux software framework is made available to the scientific research community to provide a LabVIEW-based BMI software platform for future BMI research and development. PMID:21687575

  5. How to Influence Government Policy with Your Research: Tips from Practicing Political Scientists in Government

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farmer, Rick

    2010-01-01

    Government policymakers rarely consult with academic experts before formulating policy positions. When policymakers do seek out academics, they are often attempting to justify a position they already hold, not searching for objective analysis. Academics could add much to the policy debate if they were more meaningfully engaged in the discussion.

  6. 77 FR 36606 - Pipeline Safety: Government/Industry Pipeline Research and Development Forum, Public Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-19

    ...Government/Industry Pipeline Research and Development Forum, Public Meeting AGENCY: Pipeline...Government/Industry Pipeline Research and Development (R&D) Forum. The R&D Forums are...pipeline safety and with protecting the environment. The forum allows public,...

  7. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT and then online. These tools firstly aim at memorizing the users' situations and the actions that are linked

  8. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL to a background, etc. such information layers are not trivial at all, even in a research that is directed

  9. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL and Statistics, 1998). There is consent among the researchers and development workers on the importance of social

  10. Ethical review of research on human subjects at Unilever: reflections on governance.

    PubMed

    Sheehan, Mark; Marti, Vernon; Roberts, Tony

    2014-07-01

    This article considers the process of ethical review of research on human subjects at a very large multinational consumer products company. The commercial context of this research throws up unique challenges and opportunities that make the ethics of the process of oversight distinct from mainstream medical research. Reflection on the justification of governance processes sheds important, contrasting light on the ethics of governance of other forms and context of research. PMID:23841908

  11. Government research and development summaries: Solar project briefs. Irregular

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Solar Project Briefs describe the status of all R&D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in solar radiation collection, storage, and conversion to heat or other energy forms. Photovoltaic and solar thermal devices and related systems are also reported. The document is not to be reproducted, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproducted for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

  12. Research on Distributed Access Control by Security E-government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shen Yue; Yu Fei; Zhang Linfeng; Liao Guiping; Zhou Tao

    2006-01-01

    Since the method of using username and password and the traditional access-control list mechanism can no more keep up with the further development of e-government, we realized a distributed-access-control model to settle this problem. This model divides the security management into two levels: First is global security management level which is responsible for harmonizing and controlling the security management of

  13. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL, landscape representations, participatory research-action. halshs-00516282,version1-26May2014 Author her research approach within the field of the territorial participative research-action, the Ph

  14. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL researchers collaboration, the SITRA23 research action allowed the completing of statistical analysis data Information Systems for Actors Network (2002-2004), a research action of the Information Sciences

  15. The management of research institutions: A look at government laboratories

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mark, H.; Levine, A.

    1984-01-01

    Technology development; project management; employment patterns; research productivity; legal status of support services; functions of senior executives; the role of the sponsoring agency; research diversification; obstacles to technical innovation; organizational structures; and personnel management are addressed.

  16. Patient Informed Governance of Distributed Research Networks: Results and Discussion from Six Patient Focus Groups

    PubMed Central

    Mamo, Laura A.; Browe, Dennis K.; Logan, Holly C.; Kim, Katherine K.

    2013-01-01

    Understanding how to govern emerging distributed research networks is essential to their success. Distributed research networks aggregate patient medical data from many institutions leaving data within the local provider security system. While much is known about patients’ views on secondary medical research, little is known about their views on governance of research networks. We conducted six focus groups with patients from three medical centers across the U.S. to understand their perspectives on privacy, consent, and ethical concerns of sharing their data as part of research networks. Participants positively endorsed sharing their health data with these networks believing that doing so could advance healthcare knowledge. However, patients expressed several concerns regarding security and broader ethical issues such as commercialism, public benefit, and social responsibility. We suggest that network governance guidelines move beyond strict technical requirements and address wider socio-ethical concerns by fully including patients in governance processes. PMID:24551383

  17. The Governance of Nature?Based Tourism in China: Issues and Research Perspectives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dan Su; Honggen Xiao

    2009-01-01

    The design and establishment of an appropriate governance system for protected areas has been a major concern of national tourism authorities when countries are facing political\\/administrative reforms, financial challenges, and sociocultural changes. This article presents a critique of the governance discourse; on the basis of a review of new public management research and practice, an analytical framework is proposed for

  18. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS: A Selected Bibliography of Federal Government Publications. Research Guide 90 104.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alexander, Margaret

    This research guide presents a selected bibliography of federal government publications about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). These documents are listed in five categories: (1) Bibliographies (7); (2) Congressional Publications (69 hearings and reports); (3) Executive Branch Publications (43 reports); (4) Federal Government…

  19. Governing stem cell research in California and the USA: towards a

    E-print Network

    Silver, Whendee

    Governing stem cell research in California and the USA: towards a social infrastructure David E, USA Owing to the restrictive human embryonic stem cell (hESC) policies of the US government, the question of whether to pursue human embryonic stem cell experi- ments has dominated the ethical

  20. University--Government--International Donor Community Cooperation in Research, Teaching and Community Engagement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mwaniki, M.

    2010-01-01

    World geo-economics of the last two decades have seriously impacted on governments' capability to finance university teaching, research and community engagement, especially in the developing world. Over the same period however, the demands and expectations exerted on universities by government and society have increased phenomenally. To meet these…

  1. Government research and development summaries: Electrical project briefs. Irregular

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Electrical Project Briefs describe the status of all R and D programs submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion to electrical forms (including electrical energy control) by electromechanical, electromagnetic, electrostatic, magnetohydrodynamic, electronic, and solid state devices excluding photovoltaic and photoemissive devices. Specific attention is devoted to magnetohydrodynamics, power conditioning, and superconductivity. The document is not to be reproducted, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproduced for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

  2. Perspectives on ecological research at the Outdoor StreamLab, a field-scale experimental stream

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Merten, E. C.; Dieterman, D.; Kramarczuk, K.; Lightbody, A.; Orr, C. H.; Wellnitz, T.

    2009-12-01

    Artificial streams hold great promise for examining ecological processes. They lend themselves to manipulations of discharge, sediment load, water chemistry, and other parameters difficult or impossible to control in natural streams. However, artificial streams also have important limitations. In this presentation we describe insights gained from several ecological studies conducted at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory’s Outdoor StreamLab, including, 1) short-term turbidity exposure effects on fish health, 2) macroinvertebrate grazing rates on periphyton as a function of velocity, 3) rates of macroinvertebrate colonization as related to velocity, and 4) fine-scale correlations of periphytic biomass with hydraulic conditions. Several lessons emerge from these initial attempts at ecological research in the Outdoor StreamLab. We have learned that the size, flow rate, substrate, water chemistry, and available colonization population of the artificial stream limit the kinds of organisms and types of ecological processes that can be examined and the types of experiments that can be run. We suggest that short-term biotic responses are best for study in a system of this type, and note that constant experiment maintenance is essential. Operating artificial streams to meet the needs of multiple researchers also presents challenges of scheduling, coordination, and conflict resolution. Although ecological research in artificial streams has considerable potential, the planning required is no less than that of traditional field studies.

  3. NIH partners with industry to create new ‘Living Lab’ for research into molecular structures that can affect disease

    Cancer.gov

    A new type of lab has been created to utilize near-atomic resolution microscopy and other structural biology technologies to help accelerate important medical discoveries relating to global health challenges, such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. The Living Lab Structural Biology Center was formed through a cooperative research and development agreement between the National Institutes of Health and FEI, Hillsboro, Ore., a scientific instruments company.

  4. Towards Principles-Based Approaches to Governance of Health-related Research using Personal Data

    PubMed Central

    Laurie, Graeme; Sethi, Nayha

    2013-01-01

    Technological advances in the quality, availability and linkage potential of health data for research make the need to develop robust and effective information governance mechanisms more pressing than ever before; they also lead us to question the utility of governance devices used hitherto such as consent and anonymisation. This article assesses and advocates a principles-based approach, contrasting this with traditional rule-based approaches, and proposes a model of principled proportionate governance. It is suggested that the approach not only serves as the basis for good governance in contemporary data linkage but also that it provides a platform to assess legal reforms such as the draft Data Protection Regulation. PMID:24416087

  5. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL in this process. The territory constitutes the space where action can be taken to implement development projects

  6. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 106 "From territorial intelligence to compositive & sustainable system. Case studies in Mexico

  7. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...an independent research and development (IR&D) program, if— (a) Such use...charge for the portion of the contractor's IR&D program cost allocated to commercial...agreed-upon Government share of the contractor's IR&D...

  8. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...an independent research and development (IR&D) program, if— (a) Such use...charge for the portion of the contractor's IR&D program cost allocated to commercial...agreed-upon Government share of the contractor's IR&D...

  9. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...an independent research and development (IR&D) program, if— (a) Such use...charge for the portion of the contractor's IR&D program cost allocated to commercial...agreed-upon Government share of the contractor's IR&D...

  10. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...an independent research and development (IR&D) program, if— (a) Such use...charge for the portion of the contractor's IR&D program cost allocated to commercial...agreed-upon Government share of the contractor's IR&D...

  11. 48 CFR 45.303 - Use of Government property on independent research and development programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...an independent research and development (IR&D) program, if— (a) Such use...charge for the portion of the contractor's IR&D program cost allocated to commercial...agreed-upon Government share of the contractor's IR&D...

  12. SIAM: Internship and Career Information in Industry, Research Institutions, and Government Labs

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    SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences.

    There are a wide range of corporations and institutions that employ applied mathematicians and computational scientists. On this page, SIAM lists some companies and institutions that have information about career, internship, or fellowship opportunities on their web site.

  13. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL improved respectively in recent years. Researchers and policymakers can input environmental data to a GIS that researchers can accordingly realize some facts that can not be superficially obtained from raw data concerning

  14. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 223 "Theoretical Approach of Network Communication and Collaboration in Research" Peter ACS Peter ACS cooperation research. This paper is about understanding functions of the virtual tools with the help

  15. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL of the Topozym action research. It underlines obstacles encountered and solutions found by a multidisciplinary the theoretical ideas on action research in practice are discussed. 61 The Topozym project (http

  16. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL research-action activity, which improves the utility and the accessibility of territorial knowledge by increasing the connection between research and action and between scientific rigour and the participation

  17. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 431 "The Restoring of Inquiry Results in Action Research and the Community Development Founding" Mihai both as a moment and as an instrument of the action research. After retaining one definition

  18. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL. With Shitun District in Taichung City and Daya District in Taichung County, Taiwan, as a research target area, this research investigates how globalizing and industrial change processes have affected and resulted aspects

  19. Constructing Inexpensive, Flexible, and Versatile Microdialysis Probes in an Undergraduate Microdialysis Research Lab

    PubMed Central

    Steffes, Sally; Sandstrom, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Several challenges await new assistant professors setting up a neuroscience lab, and obtaining sufficient research help is typically a top priority. A secondary, but no less daunting, challenge is juggling accuracy and reliability with costs and limited start-up funds. These concerns are particularly crucial for those engaging technically sophisticated measurements, such as microdialysis. We have developed straightforward procedures that our undergraduate students have utilized to successfully construct high-quality, low-cost microdialysis probes. Students mastering the various steps involved have also gained valuable insight into their use, troubleshooting, and the implications of data obtained from these constructed probes. These procedures are explained here to foster increased use in neuroscience labs that involve undergraduates, along with pointers about teaching the technique to newcomers. Students who master the techniques can pass them on to new students easily. These procedures train students in the overall research technique of microdialysis more thoroughly than when manufactured probes are used, they save money, and will eventually save the principal investigator time when students develop independence with troubleshooting and repairs. PMID:23493044

  20. Service Learning Through Internships and Research for State Government

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cooper, Harlan T.

    1977-01-01

    Applications of academic values in productive service activities are exemplified by public service internships in Georgia and policy research in Texas. Described are Jimmy Carter's Georgia Intern Program and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. (Editor/LBH)

  1. Big Data Architect AT&T Labs Research is building the next generation of Big Data analytical platform integrating

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Albert

    Big Data Architect AT&T Labs Research is building the next generation of Big Data analytical to contribute to cutting-edge research on the next generation of big data technologies. We are looking for a Big and computing systems in general. Hands-on engineering skills. · Experience with a range of big data

  2. Applying Neurological Learning Research to an Intro Astronomy Online Lab Course

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Byrd, Gene G.; Byrd, Dana

    2015-01-01

    The neurological research used the 'Tower of London', a well-tested puzzle requiring multi-step planning toward a solution. Four and five year-olds are starting multistep reasoning and provide good puzzle subjects. Preschoolers who talked to themselves about future moves had greatly improved performance over those who did not. Adults given preplanning time prior to solving the same puzzle showed more neural activation during preplanning, especially in brain areas which serve higher level thinking. Applying these results to teaching astronomy, we modified an online introductory lab course in which students take a multiple choice final exam. We composed questions related to the learning objectives of the course modules (LOQs). Students could 'talk to themselves' by discursively answering these for extra credit prior to the final. Results were compared to an otherwise identical previous unmodified class. Modified classes showed statistically much better final exam average scores (78% vs. 66%). This modification helped those students who most need help. Students in the lower third of the class preferentially answered the LOQs to improve their scores and the class average on the exam. These results also show the effectiveness of relevant extra credit work. For more details plus an application to a lecture course, see Byrd and Byrd http://www.ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v12/n2/3 (Journal of Interactive Online Learning). The online lab course emphasized real photographic and quantitative astronomical observations. We also discuss and show equipment found to be most useful for the online lab course, including a 'pin-hole protractor', telescope kit and "AL-henge" telescope mount..

  3. Reviewing HIV-Related Research in Emerging Economies: The Role of Government Reviewing Agencies.

    PubMed

    Sexton, Patrina; Hui, Katrina; Hanrahan, Donna; Barnes, Mark; Sugarman, Jeremy; London, Alex John; Klitzman, Robert

    2014-11-10

    Little research has explored the possible effects of government institutions in emerging economies on ethical reviews of multinational research. We conducted semi-structured, in-depth telephone interviews with 15 researchers, Research Ethics Committees (RECs) personnel, and a government agency member involved in multinational HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) research in emerging economies. Ministries of Health (MOH) or other government agencies often play pivotal roles as facilitators or barriers in the research ethics approval process. Government agency RECs reviewing protocols may face particular challenges, as they can lack resources, be poorly organized, have inconsistent review processes and limited expertise, and use differing definitions of national interests, including upholding national reputation and avoiding potential exploitation and stigma of the country's population. The MOH/governmental review body may be affected by power dynamics and politics in study reviews; may consider issues both related and unrelated to research ethics as understood elsewhere; and may prioritize particular diseases, treatments, or interventions over other topics/types of research. Poor communication and deeply-rooted tensions may exist between sponsor and host countries, impeding optimal interactions and reviews. Investigators must understand and plan for the potential effects of governmental agencies on multinational collaborative research, including preserving adequate time for agency review, and contacting these agencies beforehand to address issues that may arise. Better understanding of these issues can aid and advance appropriate global scientific collaboration. PMID:25388003

  4. Patterns of research activity related to government policy: a UK web based survey

    PubMed Central

    Hawkins, S; Law, C

    2005-01-01

    Aims: To describe the patterns of child and family health and wellbeing research activity in the fiscal year (FY) 2002/2003 in relation to UK government policies. Methods: Projects investigating the health and wellbeing of children and families were located through a web based survey of major research funders, including UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies, research councils, and medical charities. A budget was estimated for each project for the FY 2002/2003, and each project coded according to a framework which reflected government priorities and research methodologies. Results: There was a substantial amount of project information posted on the websites of the funding organisations, but the level of detail varied. For the FY 2002/2003, 31 organisations were identified that commissioned 567 projects investigating the health and wellbeing of children and families. Based on information from organisations' websites, this represented approximately 3% of their research budgets. Within this funding area, low proportions of research activity related to health inequalities (9% of total expenditure on child and family health research), health economic analysis (8%), primary and secondary prevention (12%), and children and adolescents at high risk of ill health (14%). Conclusions: A limited amount of research activity on children and families health funded in the FY 2002/2003 is addressing UK government policy priorities. This suggests the need to commission further research to fill gaps in the evidence. PMID:16243861

  5. Summer Research Internships at ETH Zurich The Software Reliability Lab (SRL) (http://www.srl.inf.ethz.ch/) at the department of computer

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    Kasparian, Azniv

    Summer Research Internships at ETH Zurich The Software Reliability Lab (SRL) (http an opening for a summer research internship for an outstanding Bachelor or a Master analysis and algorithms. The research internship is designed for outstanding students who are interested

  6. Post-doc researcher at Technicolor Paris Research Lab. Experienced in computer systems development and research. Specialized in networking systems and applications, and mobile systems. Research interests include mobile computing

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    Profile Post-doc researcher at Technicolor Paris Research Lab. Experienced in computer systems development and research. Specialized in networking systems and applications, and mobile systems. Research, and social networks and social computing. Education PHD, UNIVERSITY OF PARIS VI, FRANCE, 2007 - 2010

  7. The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium Outcomes of a Swedish Government Initiative

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    SLU Global The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium ­ Outcomes of a Swedish Government to SLU to support food security related research projects in collaboration with partners in Africa.slu.se/slu-global). The majority of the UD40 projects have been run in collaboration with partners in Africa, hence this summation

  8. An Innovative Lab-Based Training Program to Help Patient Groups Understand Their Disease and the Research Process

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    Mathieu, Marion; Hammond, Constance; Karlin, David G.

    2015-01-01

    Genuine partnership between patient groups and medical experts is important but challenging. Our training program meets this challenge by organizing hands-on, lab-based training sessions for members of patient groups. These sessions allow “trainees” to better understand their disease and the biomedical research process, and strengthen links between patients and local researchers. Over the past decade, we and our partner institutes have received more than 900 French patients, with the participation of over 60 researchers and clinicians. PMID:25668201

  9. Interaction of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip: Insights From 3D Fault Models Governed by Lab-Derived Friction Laws

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    Lapusta, N.; Liu, Y.; Chen, T.

    2008-12-01

    Recent improvements in availability and quality of seismic and geodetic data have revealed complex interactions of seismic and aseismic slip. This rich information, interpreted through modeling, can help us understand mechanics and physics of faults. Our simulation approach (Lapusta and Liu, 2008) produces spontaneous long-term fault slip and the resulting stress redistribution with full inclusion of inertial effects during simulated earthquakes in the context of a 3D fault model. The approach incorporates laboratory- derived rate and state friction laws, involves slow, tectonic-like loading, resolves all stages of seismic and aseismic slip, and results in realistic rupture speeds, slip velocities, and stress drops. We use the simulations to study two phenomena that arise due to interaction of seismic and aseismic slip: (i) supershear transition in 3D models due to rheological boundaries and (ii) mechanics of small repeating earthquakes. In our simulations, aseismic slip in creeping regions concentrates stress at rheological boundaries and promotes supershear transition during dynamic events (Liu and Lapusta, 2008). Transition of earthquakes from subshear to supershear speeds has important implications for strong ground motion and fault properties. Simulations of supershear transition are typically done in models of single events on linear slip- weakening faults. We simulate long-term seismic and aseismic slip on a strike-slip fault with a rectangular velocity-weakening (VW) region surrounded by velocity-strengthening (VS) regions. Existence of shallow and deeper VS regions is supported by lab friction studies as well as observations of interseismic creep, postseismic slip, limits on the depth extent of seismicity, and clustering of small events. In our simulations, steady slip throughout the interseismic period in the VS areas concentrates stress next to rheological boundaries and promotes faster rupture speeds and local supershear propagation of dynamic events. Under a range of conditions, this local behavior causes the entire rupture to become supershear. Our modeling of small repeating earthquakes reproduces several observational constraints, including their nontrivial scaling of seismic moment with the recurrence time (Chen and Lapusta, 2008). In our 3D model, a small circular patch with velocity-weakening friction is surrounded by a much larger velocity-strengthening region. When the patch size is smaller than the nucleation size implied by the underlying rate and state formulation, all slip on the patch is aseismic. For larger patch sizes, small repeating events occur, with slip rates of the order of 1 m/s and sharp stress drops; however, the patch also experiences significant aseismic slip. By varying the patch radius, we are able to produce repeating earthquakes that (i) reproduce the observed scaling T? M01/6 of the repeat time T and seismic moment M0 and (ii) have source dimensions and stress drops typical for earthquakes of comparable sizes and similar to recent inversions for Parkfield repeaters. Remarkably, the scaling T? M01/6 is independent of the variation, within a factor of 4, of rate and state parameters a and b. The scaling is also reproduced in a model with a rectangular velocity-weakening patch and with quasi-dynamic approach.

  10. [The role of government in the control of technology research and development].

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    Ulbrecht, J J; Edgerly, D E

    1994-11-21

    It is obvious that government cannot afford to refuse support to precommercial general research and development because they would thus deprive their national industry of a very important source. The new administration of President Clinton emphasized particularly the role of the government in the control of technological research and development. The United States wil in future not rely on the action of market forces in the commercialization of new innovating technologies and shy away from their responsibility. In a recent document Technology for America's Economic Growth President Clinton said: "Investing in technology is investing into America's future. The traditional support of basic science and defence-oriented research only was a strategy suited for previous generations, but not for coping with the complicated problems of today. Therefore we must focus attention on these new and difficult tasks, being aware that the Government can play a key role in the help given to private firms with their innovation." PMID:7805096

  11. Postdoctoral Research Position in Molecular Immunology A post-doctoral research position in Molecular Immunology is available in the Liu lab at

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    Symington, Lorraine S.

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Molecular Immunology A post-doctoral research position in Molecular Immunology is available in the Liu lab at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to study and solid background in molecular biology and immunology. Expertise in retroviral vector or experience

  12. Building an Open Lab on Information Quality for future computer education

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    Ying Su; Jie Peng; Latif Al-Hakim

    2009-01-01

    The first Open Lab on Information Quality (OLIQ) is planned and being offered to prepare trainees for careers in industry and government as well as advanced graduate studies. The Lab is built according to the vision, mission, strategies and objectives, which can be achieved by two types of roadmaps, one is the roadmap of research and development (R&D), and the

  13. 75 FR 33587 - Local Redevelopment Authority and Available Surplus Buildings and Land at Air Force Research Labs...

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    2010-06-14

    ...Buildings and Land at Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) Mesa, Located in Maricopa County, AZ...information regarding the surplus property at AFRL Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona and information...been established to plan the reuse of the AFRL Mesa property. The property is...

  14. IRM National Reference Series: Japan: An evaluation of government-sponsored energy conservation research and development

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    Howard, C.D.

    1987-07-01

    Despite the recent drop in world oil prices, the Japanese government is continuing to stress energy conservation, because Japan relies on imports for 85% of its total energy requirements and virtually 100% of its petroleum. Japan stresses long-term developments and sees conservation as an integral part of its 50- to 100-year transition from fossil fuels to nuclear and renewable sources of energy. The Japanese government is targeting new materials, biotechnology, and electronics technologies as the foundation of Japan's economy in the 21st century. Most government research programs in Japan are governed by aggressive timetables and fixed technical goals and are usually guaranteed funding over a 5- to 10-year period. Of the major energy conservation research programs, the best known is the Moonlight Project, administered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and oriented towards end-use technologies such as Stirling engines and advanced heat pumps. Parts of MITI's Basic Technologies for Future Industries Program involve research in new materials and bioreactors. The Science and Technology Agency's Exploratory Research in Advanced Technologies (ERATO) Program is also investigating these technologies while emphasizing basic research. Other ministries supporting research related to energy conservation are the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture and the Ministry of Construction. For 1985, government spending for energy conservation research was at least $50 million. Private sector funding of energy conservation research was $500 million in 1984. A brief outline of major programs and key participants is included for several of the most relevant technologies. An overview of Japan's experience in international scientific collaboration is also included.

  15. Data governance requirements for distributed clinical research networks: triangulating perspectives of diverse stakeholders.

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    Kim, Katherine K; Browe, Dennis K; Logan, Holly C; Holm, Roberta; Hack, Lori; Ohno-Machado, Lucila

    2014-01-01

    There is currently limited information on best practices for the development of governance requirements for distributed research networks (DRNs), an emerging model that promotes clinical data reuse and improves timeliness of comparative effectiveness research. Much of the existing information is based on a single type of stakeholder such as researchers or administrators. This paper reports on a triangulated approach to developing DRN data governance requirements based on a combination of policy analysis with experts, interviews with institutional leaders, and patient focus groups. This approach is illustrated with an example from the Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research, which resulted in 91 requirements. These requirements were analyzed against the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protected versus non-protected health information. The requirements addressed all FIPPs, showing how a DRN's technical infrastructure is able to fulfill HIPAA regulations, protect privacy, and provide a trustworthy platform for research. PMID:24302285

  16. Medical Universities Educational and Research Online Services: Benchmarking Universities’ Website Towards E-Government

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    Farzandipour, Mehrdad; Meidani, Zahra

    2014-01-01

    Background: Websites as one of the initial steps towards an e-government adoption do facilitate delivery of online and customer-oriented services. In this study we intended to investigate the role of the websites of medical universities in providing educational and research services following the E-government maturity model in the Iranian universities. Methods: This descriptive and cross- sectional study was conducted through content analysis and benchmarking the websites in 2012. The research population included the entire medical university website (37). Delivery of educational and research services through these university websites including information, interaction, transaction, and Integration were investigated using a checklist. The data were then analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and using SPSS software. Results: Level of educational and research services by websites of the medical universities type I and II was evaluated medium as 1.99 and 1.89, respectively. All the universities gained a mean score of 1 out of 3 in terms of integration of educational and research services. Conclusions: Results of the study indicated that Iranian universities have passed information and interaction stages, but they have not made much progress in transaction and integration stages. Failure to adapt to e-government in Iranian medical universities in which limiting factors such as users’ e-literacy, access to the internet and ICT infrastructure are not so crucial as in other organizations, suggest that e-government realization goes beyond technical challenges. PMID:25132713

  17. Labs of the World, Unite

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    Walfredo Cirne; Francisco Vilar Brasileiro; Nazareno Andrade; Lauro B. Costa; Alisson Andrade; Reynaldo Novaes; Miranda Mowbray

    2006-01-01

    Abstract: eScience is rapidly changing the way we do ,re- search. As a result, many research labs now need non- trivial computational power. Grid and voluntary computing are well established solutions for this issue. However, not all labs can effectively benefit from these technologies. In particular, small and medium research labs (which are the majority of the labs in the

  18. The Cellular Engineering & Nano-Therapeutics Laboratory (CENT LAB) Our research program focuses on the development of bio-inspired drug delivery systems that enhance

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Science and Engineering Program, the Pharmaceutical Engineering Program, the UM Comprehensive CancerThe Cellular Engineering & Nano-Therapeutics Laboratory (CENT LAB) Our research program focuses research approach combining molecular engineering, synthetic polymer chemistry, and cellular and molecular

  19. The use of concept maps for knowledge management: from classrooms to research labs.

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    Correia, Paulo Rogério Miranda

    2012-02-01

    Our contemporary society asks for new strategies to manage knowledge. The main activities developed by academics involve knowledge transmission (teaching) and production (research). Creativity and collaboration are valuable assets for establishing learning organizations in classrooms and research labs. Concept mapping is a useful graphical technique to foster some of the disciplines required to create and develop high-performance teams. The need for a linking phrase to clearly state conceptual relationships makes concept maps (Cmaps) very useful for organizing our own ideas (externalization), as well as, sharing them with other people (elicitation and consensus building). The collaborative knowledge construction (CKC) is supported by Cmaps because they improve the communication signal-to-noise ratio among participants with high information asymmetry. In other words, we can identify knowledge gaps and insightful ideas in our own Cmaps when discussing them with our counterparts. Collaboration involving low and high information asymmetry can also be explored through peer review and student-professor/advisor interactions, respectively. In conclusion, when it is used properly, concept mapping can provide a competitive advantage to produce and share knowledge in our contemporary society. To map is to know, as stated by Wandersee in 1990. PMID:22278075

  20. Tele-Presence Microscopy/LabSpace: An interactive collaboratory for use in education and research

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    Zaluzec, N.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Computerized control of scientific instrumentation has been successfully implemented in recent years to facilitate the indirect operation or remote observation of a wide variety of equipment including the full range of electron microscopes. The concept is, however, usually applied in it`s simplest sense, namely - the direct one-to-one functional replacement of {open_quotes}local operation{close_quotes} of equipment by a remote workstation. While the microscope is clearly central to the our research, real collaboration will not be achieved simply by creating a networked interface to a microscope for remote scientists. This is merely a simple exercise in computer programming and digital control. For true distributed collaboration (either in research and/or teaching) to be successful, all of the aspects of the research/teaching environment must be considered. For example, the investigators must be able to talk to and see each other while running an instrument, and they should be able to do everything else they would normally do if they were in the same laboratory. This includes sharing experimental data, review previous experiments, write papers, talk over coffee and even visiting each other in their office to plan current and/or future work. The TelePresence Microscopy (TPM)/LabSpace project attempts to bridge the gap between simple {open_quotes}remote microscopy{close_quotes} and true collaboration, by integrating protocols, tools, and interactive links to instrumentation, data (real-time as well as archived), and audio-visual communications. The initial goal of this project has been to create a virtual space, accessible via the Internet, where microscopists and their colleagues, who are distributed across the nation of the world, can meet, talk, plan their research, and also run their experiments.

  1. The Effect of LAB Silage Inoculants on the Rumen Environment--Current Research Status

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Inoculants containing mainly lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the most common additives used in making silage. Their function is to promote intensive production of lactic acid and rapid decrease in pH and so minimize fermentation losses. Some LAB inoculants reduce aerobic spoilage. In addition, feedin...

  2. HOW TO LIVE (almost) FOREVER Justyna Derkach, UG Lab/Research

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    Thompson, Michael

    told what to do) · "That'll never happen" (People grossly underestimate low-probability events) · "That.chemeng.mcmaster.ca) Lab Safety Info Sheet On door to lab (facing out) WHMIS Labels You apply them to everything (free [punishment]) Don't Hurt Yourself (be selfish)! Don't hurt anyone else (if you want to be really nice) #12

  3. RESEARCH ARTICLE Organic matter governs N and P balance in Danube Delta lakes

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Organic matter governs N and P balance in Danube Delta lakes E. Durisch-Kaiser · A­Rosu­Rosulet) of the Danube Delta wetland during flood conditions in May and at low water level in September 2006. The Uzlina Wetland Á Nutrient transformations Á Organic N and P production Introduction The Danube Delta wetland

  4. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL and evaluations aspire to derive policy and/or action lessons beyond the boundaries of the case with which/or action lessons beyond the boundaries of the case with which it is concerned. They strive

  5. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL of view, leading to coherent community actions. It specific aim is to create and produce information from actions, the biodiversity managers and the beneficiary of its valorization. Territorial intelligence tools

  6. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL groups which led to the implementation of social inclusion and socio-professional insertion actions. The actions of social inclusion first concentrated on the area of Ougrée-Bas, an undermined area of 5

  7. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL and the effective participation of Third Sector organizations in this process, in planning and implementing actions, participation, as it is viewed today, should close with actions of external relevance supported by transparent

  8. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL the potentialities and the limits of these partnerships as the basis for the development of shared actions of the tools as well as its main consequences for the global action. Main potentialities of these tools

  9. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.signoret@univ-fcomte.fr Abstract: The new tools now available to territorial intelligence cannot but take into account the various

  10. TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATIVE RESEARCH-ACTION AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence of Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 148 "Composite picture to help to study and to define a Regional Economic Intelligence Device

  11. Environmental Research Laboratories in the Federal Government: An Inventory, Volume I.

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    Teich, Albert H.; And Others

    The report presents a detailed description of the structure, capabilities, and current research activities of virtually all Federal Government R and D Laboratories engaged in environmental studies. Information shown for each of the approximately 170 laboratories includes: name, agency, location, mailing address and telephone number, director, type…

  12. Summary of Responses Concerning Planning Space for Government Documents Collections in Large Research Libraries.

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    Reynolds, Catharine J.

    This summary sheet of a survey administered to government documents librarians during visits to 17 large research libraries throughout the United States in 1977 presents the tabulated responses to each question on a copy of the survey instrument. The questions were intended to gain knowledge of present library facilities and collections so the…

  13. Imaging performance of LabPET APD-based digital PET scanners for pre-clinical research.

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    Bergeron, Mélanie; Cadorette, Jules; Tetrault, Marc-André; Beaudoin, Jean-François; Leroux, Jean-Daniel; Fontaine, Réjean; Lecomte, Roger

    2014-02-01

    The LabPET is an avalanche photodiode (APD) based digital PET scanner with quasi-individual detector read-out and highly parallel electronic architecture for high-performance in vivo molecular imaging of small animals. The scanner is based on LYSO and LGSO scintillation crystals (2×2×12/14 mm3), assembled side-by-side in phoswich pairs read out by an APD. High spatial resolution is achieved through the individual and independent read-out of an individual APD detector for recording impinging annihilation photons. The LabPET exists in three versions, LabPET4 (3.75 cm axial length), LabPET8 (7.5 cm axial length) and LabPET12 (11.4 cm axial length). This paper focuses on the systematic characterization of the three LabPET versions using two different energy window settings to implement a high-efficiency mode (250–650 keV) and a high-resolution mode (350–650 keV) in the most suitable operating conditions. Prior to measurements, a global timing alignment of the scanners and optimization of the APD operating bias have been carried out. Characteristics such as spatial resolution, absolute sensitivity, count rate performance and image quality have been thoroughly investigated following the NEMA NU 4-2008 protocol. Phantom and small animal images were acquired to assess the scanners' suitability for the most demanding imaging tasks in preclinical biomedical research. The three systems achieve the same radial FBP spatial resolution at 5 mm from the field-of-view center: 1.65/3.40 mm (FWHM/FWTM) for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 1.51/2.97 mm for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The absolute sensitivity for an energy window of 250–650 keV is 1.4%/2.6%/4.3% for LabPET4/8/12, respectively. The best count rate performance peaking at 362 kcps is achieved by the LabPET12 with an energy window of 250–650 keV and a mouse phantom (2.5 cm diameter) at an activity of 2.4 MBq ml?1. With the same phantom, the scatter fraction for all scanners is about 17% for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 10% for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The results obtained with two energy window settings confirm the relevance of high-efficiency and high-resolution operating modes to take full advantage of the imaging capabilities of the LabPET scanners for molecular imaging applications. PMID:24442278

  14. Imaging performance of LabPET APD-based digital PET scanners for pre-clinical research

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    Bergeron, Mélanie; Cadorette, Jules; Tétrault, Marc-André; Beaudoin, Jean-François; Leroux, Jean-Daniel; Fontaine, Réjean; Lecomte, Roger

    2014-02-01

    The LabPET is an avalanche photodiode (APD) based digital PET scanner with quasi-individual detector read-out and highly parallel electronic architecture for high-performance in vivo molecular imaging of small animals. The scanner is based on LYSO and LGSO scintillation crystals (2×2×12/14 mm3), assembled side-by-side in phoswich pairs read out by an APD. High spatial resolution is achieved through the individual and independent read-out of an individual APD detector for recording impinging annihilation photons. The LabPET exists in three versions, LabPET4 (3.75 cm axial length), LabPET8 (7.5 cm axial length) and LabPET12 (11.4 cm axial length). This paper focuses on the systematic characterization of the three LabPET versions using two different energy window settings to implement a high-efficiency mode (250-650 keV) and a high-resolution mode (350-650 keV) in the most suitable operating conditions. Prior to measurements, a global timing alignment of the scanners and optimization of the APD operating bias have been carried out. Characteristics such as spatial resolution, absolute sensitivity, count rate performance and image quality have been thoroughly investigated following the NEMA NU 4-2008 protocol. Phantom and small animal images were acquired to assess the scanners' suitability for the most demanding imaging tasks in preclinical biomedical research. The three systems achieve the same radial FBP spatial resolution at 5 mm from the field-of-view center: 1.65/3.40 mm (FWHM/FWTM) for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 1.51/2.97 mm for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The absolute sensitivity for an energy window of 250-650 keV is 1.4%/2.6%/4.3% for LabPET4/8/12, respectively. The best count rate performance peaking at 362 kcps is achieved by the LabPET12 with an energy window of 250-650 keV and a mouse phantom (2.5 cm diameter) at an activity of 2.4 MBq ml-1. With the same phantom, the scatter fraction for all scanners is about 17% for an energy threshold of 250 keV and 10% for an energy threshold of 350 keV. The results obtained with two energy window settings confirm the relevance of high-efficiency and high-resolution operating modes to take full advantage of the imaging capabilities of the LabPET scanners for molecular imaging applications.

  15. A qualitative study on clinical research in Finland: fragmented governance and volume in the 2000s

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    Hemminki, Elina; Veerus, Piret; Virtanen, Jorma; Lehto, Juhani

    2013-01-01

    Objectives Although concerns over clinical research have been expressed, the governance of clinical research has been little studied. The aim was to describe research policy, volume, funding and concerns over clinical research in Finland. Design A qualitative study and the data were collected from various sources, including documents, statistics and semistructured expert interviews. Setting Finland. Results We found no national policy for clinical research. Many actors were responsible for facilitating, directing, regulating and funding clinical research, but no actor had the main responsibility. Health professionals were the main drivers for clinical research. The role of the health ministry was small. The ministry distributed state money for clinical research in health services (EVO-money), but did not use it to direct research. Municipalities responsible for health services or national health insurance had little interest in clinical research. The Academy of Finland had had initiatives to promote clinical research, but they had not materialised in funding. Clinical research was common and internationally competitive, but its volume had declined relatively in the 2000s. Industry was an important private funder, mainly supporting drug trials made for licensing purposes. Drug trials without an outside sponsor (academic projects) declined between 2002 and 2010. The funding and its targeting and amount were no one's responsibility. Concerns over clinical research were similar as in other countries, but it had appeared late. Conclusions Our results suggest fragmented governance and funding in clinical research. The unsystematic research environment has not prevented clinical research from flourishing, but the public health relevance of the research carried out and its sustainability are unclear. PMID:23408074

  16. The Governance of Solar Radiation Management Research: The Need for Innovative Institutions

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    Long, J. C.; Winickoff, D.

    2011-12-01

    Recent policy failures to control reduction of green house gas emissions have spurred interest in the potential of deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system, so-called "geoengineering," in order to reduce global warming. However, many of the ideas that have been proposed to date, notably the injection of sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere, a technique often referred to as solar radiation management (SRM), involve significant risks and uncertainties. Because of the potential risks of this research, and its controversial nature, there is broad agreement that it should be conducted, if at all, in accordance with appropriate governance. But what exactly is appropriate governance, and what are the bounds of political accountability? The research, particularly any field experiments, will have to be governed by institutions that are both effective and credible. Institutions might be public bodies, or they might systems of norms. We define "effective" to mean sufficiently protective of human and environmental health, and "credible" to mean trusted by the public and affected parties. Neither effective nor credible governance can be achieved by scientific elites alone. Designing such institutions will be a major challenge given the scope of the problem, the inherited political landscape, and the bars to discussion posed by technical content. Task force on Climate Remediation at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington has recently recommended that the US begin research on a wide variety of technologies to see if any hold promise for ameliorating the extreme effects of climate change. As members of that task force, we will present some of its ideas for institutionalizing governance over that research, and add detail to recommendations therein, especially concerning the creation of new kinds of institutions. Past experiences with the governance of controversial technologies -- such as GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and nuclear energy -- provide important comparative case studies. Governing institutions have the important role of developing societal capacity to deliberate about SRM within the context of the larger climate problem. Overall, governance must enable good decisions about how risky research is conducted and to create the conditions under which new knowledge can be

  17. Transaction costs, opportunism, and governance: Contextual considerations and future research opportunities

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    Aric Rindfleisch; Kersi Antia; Janet Bercovitz; James R. Brown; Joseph Cannon; Stephen J. Carson; Mrinal Ghosh; Susan Helper; Diana C. Robertson; Kenneth H. Wathne

    2010-01-01

    Transaction cost theory (TCT) is one of the most dominant theoretical perspectives in contemporary business-to-business (B2B)\\u000a research. Our article provides a brief review of this theory and identifies six important contextual considerations for future\\u000a research. These considerations center on the topics of opportunism and governance and are intended to help refine and extend\\u000a TCT’s theoretical, methodological, and substantive scope. In

  18. The Scottish Government's Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services Strategic Research Progamme

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    Dawson, Lorna; Bestwick, Charles

    2013-04-01

    The Strategic Research Programme focuses on the delivery of outputs and outcomes within the major policy agenda areas of climate change, land use and food security, and to impact on the 'Wealthier', 'Healthier' and 'Greener' strategic objectives of the Scottish Government. The research is delivered through two programmes: 'Environmental Change' and 'Food, Land and People'; the core strength of which is the collaboration between the Scottish Government's Main Research Providers-The James Hutton Institute, the Moredun Research Institute, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health University of Aberdeen, Scotland's Rural College, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland and The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. The research actively seeks to inform and be informed by stakeholders from policy, farming, land use, water and energy supply, food production and manufacturing, non-governmental organisations, voluntary organisations, community groups and general public. This presentation will provide an overview of the programme's interdisciplinary research, through examples from across the programme's themes. Examples will exemplify impact within the Strategic Programme's priorities of supporting policy and practice, contributing to economic growth and innovation, enhancing collaborative and multidisciplinary research, growing scientific resilience and delivering scientific excellence. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/About/EBAR/StrategicResearch/future-research-strategy/Themes/ http://www.knowledgescotland.org/news.php?article_id=295

  19. Government can regulate food advertising to children because cognitive research shows that it is inherently misleading.

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    Graff, Samantha; Kunkel, Dale; Mermin, Seth E

    2012-02-01

    The childhood obesity crisis has prompted repeated calls for government action to curb the marketing of unhealthy food to children. Food and entertainment industry groups have asserted that the First Amendment prohibits such regulation. However, case law establishes that the First Amendment does not protect "inherently misleading" commercial speech. Cognitive research indicates that young children cannot effectively recognize the persuasive intent of advertising or apply the critical evaluation required to comprehend commercial messages. Given this combination--that government can prohibit "inherently misleading" advertising and that children cannot adequately understand commercial messages--advertising to children younger than age twelve should be considered beyond the scope of constitutional protection. PMID:22323170

  20. Garfden variety {sup 10}Be and {sup 36}Cl research at prime lab

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    Sharma, P.; Elmore, D.; Knies, D. [Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)] [and others

    1995-12-01

    Beryllium-10 and chlorine-36 are produced in the atmosphere by spallation reactions induced by cosmic rays on nitrogen and oxygen and argon. {sup 10}Be is attached to aerosols whereas {sup 36}Cl is believed to be in gaseous phase. These cosmogenic radionuclides are transported down via precipitation and subsequently they get incorporated into ice, soils, sediments and nodules. Results will be presented on the following research projects currently underway at PRIME Lab: (1) {sup 10}Be and {sup 36}Cl in precipitation in Lafayette, IN, for studying relationships between cosmogenic radionuclides concentrations, storm type, air mass history, and season, (2) {sup 10}Be and {sup 36}Cl in ice from Antarctica for studying past variations in {sup 10}Be and {sup 36}Cl depositions, (3) {sup 10}Be distribution in Fincastle soil cores from Lafayette, IN, for determining soil loss tolerance, (4) depth distribution of {sup 10}Be in a sediment core from Murderkill salt marsh, DE, for deciphering past erosional events on the east coast of USA, (5) {sup 10}Be daring of Arctic ocean sediments: implications for studying closing and opening of ice sheets, and (6) Growth history of a ferromanganese crust from Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific ocean.

  1. Utilizing the US Lab Nadir Research Window for Remote Sensing Operations with The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF)

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    Turner, Richard; Barley, Bryan; Gilbert, Paul A. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) is an ISPR-based rack facility designed to take advantage of the high optical quality US Lab Nadir research window. The WORF is based on the ISS Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) rack mechanical structure and electronic systems. The WORF has a unique payload volume located at the center of the rack that provides access to the window. The interior dimensions of the payload volume are 34-in. (86.36 cm) wide by 33-in. (83.82 cm) high by 23-in. (58.42 cm) deep. This facility supports the deployment of payloads such as 9 in. aerial photography cameras and 12 in. diameter optical equipment. The WORF coupled with the optical quality of the United States Lab window support the deployment of various payload disciplines. The WORF provides payloads with power, data command and control, air cooling, water cooling, and video processing. The WORF's payload mounting surfaces and interfaces include the interior payload mounting shelf and the interior and exterior aircraft-like seat tracks. The payload mounting shelf is limited to a maximum mass of 136 kg (299 pounds). The WORF can accommodate large payloads such as the commonly used Leica-Heerbrug RC-30 aerial photography camera (whose dimensions are 53.3 cm (21-in.) wide by 50.8 cm (20-in.) deep by 76.2 cm (30-in.) long). The performance characteristics of the WORF allow it to support an array of payload disciplines. The WORF provides a maximum of 3 Kw at 28 Vdc and has a maximum data rate of 10 Mbps. The WORF's unique payload volume is designed to be light-tight, down to 2.8 x 10(exp -11) Watts/cm2/steradian, and have low-reflective surfaces. This specially designed WORF interior supports payload investigations that observe low-light-level phenomenon such as aurora. Although the WORF rack does not employ any active rack isolation (i.e., vibration dampening) technology, the rack provides a very stable environment for payload operations (on the order of X microradians). The facility's software is capable of being updated during its period of deployment. The WORF project also includes a Suitcase Simulator to allow for a payload developer to verify data interfaces at his development site, a trainer rack for astronauts to learn how to operate the WORF prior to flight, and the use of the EXPRESS Functional Checkout Units to allow for payload checkout at the KSC prior to launch.

  2. An international comparison of government expenditures for energy conservation research and development:

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    McDonald, S.C.

    1988-03-01

    This study provides a comparison of US and foreign government spending for energy conservation research and development (R and D). The countries included in this analysis are: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, West Germany, and Japan. The approach of this paper was to compare the research program of each country at a high level of aggregation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) program structure. This paper does not allow for differences in the way each country defines or accounts for research.

  3. Recombinant DNA Lab in the Classroom and in Real-World Research

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    WGBH Educational Foundation

    2011-12-30

    This video produced by WGBH features students in the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program inserting a recombinant DNA molecule into bacterial cells, and illustrates how industry and academic scientists use the exact same techniques.

  4. DNA Separation Lab in the Classroom and in Real-World Research

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    2011-12-19

    This video produced by WGBH features students in the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program preparing a recombinant DNA molecule, and examines how this work relates to the way real-life scientists approach similar work.

  5. CO-LAB: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR COLLABORATIVE DISCOVERY LEARNING

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    Ard Lazonder; Ton de Jong; Sarah Manlove

    2004-01-01

    There are many design challenges which must be addressed in the development of collaborative scientific discovery learning environments. This paper presents an overview of how these challenges were addressed within Co-Lab, a web-based learning environment in which groups of learners can experiment through simulations and remote laboratories, and express acquired understanding in a runnable computer model. Co-Lab's architecture is introduced

  6. Legal Agreements and the Governance of Research Commons: Lessons from Materials Sharing in Mouse Genomics

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    Mishra, Amrita

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Omics research infrastructure such as databases and bio-repositories requires effective governance to support pre-competitive research. Governance includes the use of legal agreements, such as Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs). We analyze the use of such agreements in the mouse research commons, including by two large-scale resource development projects: the International Knockout Mouse Consortium (IKMC) and International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). We combine an analysis of legal agreements and semi-structured interviews with 87 members of the mouse model research community to examine legal agreements in four contexts: (1) between researchers; (2) deposit into repositories; (3) distribution by repositories; and (4) exchanges between repositories, especially those that are consortium members of the IKMC and IMPC. We conclude that legal agreements for the deposit and distribution of research reagents should be kept as simple and standard as possible, especially when minimal enforcement capacity and resources exist. Simple and standardized legal agreements reduce transactional bottlenecks and facilitate the creation of a vibrant and sustainable research commons, supported by repositories and databases. PMID:24552652

  7. Government-University-Industry-Research Roundtable. Annual report, June 14, 1991--June 14, 1992

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    Not Available

    1995-02-01

    The major accomplishment of the past year in the Roundtable`s continuing work on issues of concern to the academic enterprise is the preparation of two documents - Science and Technology in the Academic Enterprise: Status, Trends, and Issues and Perspectives on Financing Academic Research Facilities: A Resource for Policy Formulation. The significance of these two publications is that they both organize a large amount of complex and often controversial material in a way that is useful for further discussions and, in some cases, action by the government and higher education communities. The test for the Roundtable now is whether it can stimulate these follow-on activities. The model in this regard is the Federal Demonstration Project, where the Roundtable stimulated specific government-university joint actions in streamlining research grant administration. All of these activities are described below in greater detail.

  8. Health research and systems' governance are at risk: should the right to data protection override health?

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    Di Iorio, C T; Carinci, F; Oderkirk, J

    2014-07-01

    The European Union (EU) Data Protection Regulation will have profound implications for public health, health services research and statistics in Europe. The EU Commission's Proposal was a breakthrough in balancing privacy rights and rights to health and healthcare. The European Parliament, however, has proposed extensive amendments. This paper reviews the amendments proposed by the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and their implications for health research and statistics. The amendments eliminate most innovations brought by the Proposal. Notably, derogation to the general prohibition of processing sensitive data shall be allowed for public interests such as the management of healthcare services,but not health research, monitoring, surveillance and governance. The processing of personal health data for historical, statistical or scientific purposes shall be allowed only with the consent of the data subject or if the processing serves an exceptionally high public interest, cannot be performed otherwise and is legally authorised. Research, be it academic, government,corporate or market research, falls under the same rule.The proposed amendments will make difficult or render impossible research and statistics involving the linkage and analysis of the wealth of data from clinical,administrative, insurance and survey sources, which have contributed to improving health outcomes and health systems performance and governance; and may illegitimise efforts that have been made in some European countries to enable privacy-respectful data use for research and statistical purposes. If the amendments stand as written, the right to privacy is likely to override the right to health and healthcare in Europe. PMID:24310171

  9. The governance of human genetic research databases in mental health research

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    Jennifer Mc Fleming

    2007-01-01

    The field of mental health offers a valuable context in which to examine new challenges presented by human genetic research databases to the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks for human genetic research. Longitudinal prospective genetic research of psychiatric disorders often involves access to human genetic research databases and to stored tissue for future uses that cannot be specified at the

  10. The new science and engineering management: cooperative research centers as government policies, industry strategies, and organizations

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    Craig Boardman; Denis Gray

    2010-01-01

    Cooperative research centers (CRCs) are key mechanisms for national and subnational governments and private industry for achieving\\u000a social and economic outcomes with science and technology. Despite growing policy and scholarly interest in the management\\u000a and productivity of CRCs, their complex and variegated nature has led to limited and inconsistent understanding of CRCs. In\\u000a this introduction to this Special Issue of

  11. International comparative study of systems for the government advancement of research and development

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    Ripke, M.; Foerst, R.

    1984-01-01

    The reorganization, structure and instruments of government advancement of research in three countries was compared: France, Sweden and the USA. In France the powers are centralized; in Sweden and the USA, decentralized. Assistance to projects is provided with grants and contracts in all three countries. France and Sweden also give loans with conditional waiving of reimbursement in case of failure. In all three countries indirect assistance is provided only with small tax breaks.

  12. Parent perspectives on privacy and governance for a pediatric repository of non-biological, research data.

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    Manhas, Kiran P; Page, Stacey; Dodd, Shawn X; Letourneau, Nicole; Ambrose, Aleta; Cui, Xinjie; Tough, Suzanne C

    2015-02-01

    Research data repositories (RDRs) are data storage entities where data can be submitted, stored, and subsequently accessed for purposes beyond the original intent. There is little information relating to non-biological RDRs, nor considerations regarding pediatric data storage and re-use. We examined parent perspectives on pediatric, non-biological RDRs. Qualitative, descriptive methods including both interviews and focus groups were used. Purposive sampling of adult participants in two provincial birth cohorts yielded 19 interviewees and 18 focus group participants (4 groups). Transcripts were analyzed by thematic content analysis. Parent research participants strongly supported the sharing of their own, and their child's, non-biological research data. Four themes emerged: that altruism has limits, that participants have ongoing privacy concerns, that some participants need the assurance of congruent values between themselves and researchers/research questions, and that opinions diverge for some governance issues. The establishment of RDRs is important and maximizes participants', researchers', and funders' investments. Participants as data donors have concerns relating to privacy, relationships, and governance that must be considered in RDR development. PMID:25742670

  13. Integrating Governance of Research Informatics and Health Care IT Across an Enterprise: Experiences from the Trenches

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    Embi, Peter J.; Tachinardi, Umberto; Lussier, Yves; Starren, Justin; Silverstein, Jonathan

    Advances in health information technology and biomedical informatics have laid the groundwork for significant improvements in healthcare and biomedical research. For instance, Electronic Health Records can help improve the delivery of evidence-based care, enhance quality, and contribute to discoveries and evidence generation. Despite this promise, there are many challenges to achieving the vision and missions of our healthcare and research enterprises. Given the challenges inherent in doing so, institutions are increasingly moving to establish dedicated leadership and governance models charged with designing, deploying and leveraging various information resources to advance research and advanced care activities at AHCs. Some institutions have even created a new leadership position to oversee such activities, such as the Chief Research Information Officer. This panel will include research informatics leaders discussing their experiences from the proverbial trenches as they work to operationalize such cross-mission governance models. Panelists will start by providing an overview their respective positions and environments, discuss their experiences, and share lessons learned through their work at the intersection of clinical and translational research informatics and Health IT. PMID:24303236

  14. The GreenLab Research Facility: A Micro-Grid Integrating Production, Consumption and Storage of Clean Energy

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    McDowell Bomani, Bilal Mark; Elbuluk, Malik; Fain, Henry; Kankam, Mark D.

    2012-01-01

    There is a large gap between the production and demand for energy from alternative fuel and alternative renewable energy sources. The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has initiated a laboratory-pilot study that concentrates on using biofuels as viable alternative fuel resources for the field of aviation, as well as, utilizing wind and solar technologies as alternative renewable energy resources, and in addition, the use of pumped water for storage of energy that can be retrieved through hydroelectric generation. This paper describes the GreenLab Research Facility and its power and energy sources with .recommendations for worldwide expansion and adoption of the concept of such a facility

  15. Government-industry-uUniversity and rResearch lLaboratories cCoordination for new product development: Session 2. Government research laboratory perspective

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    Kuzay, T.M.

    1997-09-01

    This talk is the second in an expanded series of presentations on the Government-Industry-University and Research Laboratories Coordination for new product development, which is a timely and important public policy issue. Such interactions have become particularly timely in light of the present decline in funding for research and development (R&D) in the nation`s budget and in the private sector. These interactions, at least in principle, provide a means to maximize benefits for the greater good of the nation by pooling the diminishing resources. National laboratories, which traditionally interacted closely with the universities in educational training, now are able to also participate closely with industry in joint R&D thanks to a number of public laws legislated since the early 80s. A review of the experiences with such interactions at Argonne National Laboratory, which exemplifies the national laboratories, shows that, despite differences in their traditions and the missions, the national laboratory-industry-university triangle can work together.

  16. Education Program for Doctoral Researchers by Industrial-Government-Academic Cooperation and Interaction between Different Research Fields

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    Oki, Kazuya; Sawaragi, Tetsuo; Hasebe, Shinji; Morisawa, Shinsuke

    New education program to train graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who can be good leaders in a variety of social fields by cooperation of graduate school of engineering and pharmaceutical sciences is conducted as an advanced activity in Kyoto University. This program consists of four sub-programs and the educational effect by the collaboration of industry-government-academic and the interaction between dissimilar research fields is described in this paper. Trainees in this program acquire the ability to understand objectively one’ s research from comprehensive point of view and to debate with researchers in different fields. This program supports them to become ‘Global Leaders’ who play an important role internationally in advanced technology.

  17. Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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    New research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology points to acid rain as a major cause of songbird decline, where previous research focused on forest fragmentation. Along with a press release and a downloadable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of the entire study, the site includes other ornithological resources, news items, and information about the lab.

  18. Governing through community allegiance: a qualitative examination of peer research in community-based participatory research

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    Guta, Adrian; Flicker, Sarah; Roche, Brenda

    2013-01-01

    The disappointing results of many public health interventions have been attributed in part to the lack of meaningful community engagement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of these initiatives. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged as an alternative research paradigm that directly involves community members in all aspects of the research process. Their involvement is often said to be an empowering experience that builds capacity. In this paper, we interrogate these assumptions, drawing on interview data from a qualitative study investigating the experiences of 18 peer researchers (PRs) recruited from nine CBPR studies in Toronto, Canada. These individuals brought to their respective projects experience of homelessness, living with HIV, being an immigrant or refugee, identifying as transgender, and of having a mental illness. The reflections of PRs are compared to those of other research team members collected in separate focus groups. Findings from these interviews are discussed with an attention to Foucault's concept of ‘governmentality’, and compared against popular community-based research principles developed by Israel and colleagues. While PRs spoke about participating in CBPR initiatives to share their experience and improve conditions for their communities, these emancipatory goals were often subsumed within corporatist research environments that limited participation. Overall, this study offers a much-needed theoretical engagement with this popular research approach and raises critical questions about the limits of community engagement in collaborative public health research. PMID:24273389

  19. Advanced Lab View® Labs

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    John Essick; Eric D. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In the world of computer-based data acquisition and control, the graphical interface program LabVIEW from National Instruments is so ubiquitous that in many ways it has almost become the laboratory standard. To date, there have been approximately fifteen books concerning LabVIEW, but Professor Essick's treatise takes on a completely different tack than all of the previous discussions. In the more

  20. Voice Modification for Applications in Speech Synthesis Juergen Schroeter, AT&T Labs Research

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    Greenberg, Albert

    - 1 - Voice Modification for Applications in Speech Synthesis Juergen Schroeter, AT&T Labs modifications. We conclude by assessing the prospects of voice modification in speech synthesis in light of now for somewhat narrow applications, such as travel reservations, weather reports, etc. [24]. This high quality

  1. UNITING RESEARCH LABS ACROSS FABI Prepared by: Jan Nagel and Waheed Mahomed

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    of Gilbert Kamgan, volunteer at the soccer world cup (middle). Christina and Lerato in their yellow soccer of Pretoria was not excluded. FABI was fully in the clutches of World Cup Fever and had been transformed, banners and vuvuzelas. The fever spread to all of FABI's labs where each was turned into one of the ten

  2. Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab

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    The Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab "uses innovative experimental techniques to examine the physical properties of objects in the nanoscale size range." This website describes the problems the lab is currently investigating including molecular conduction, environmental noise characterization, and new techniques using scanning probe microscopes (SPMs). Users can view an assorted collection of scanning probe images and schematic diagrams of the lab's equipment. Students and researchers can find a video discussing the research applications, lists of the lab's publications since 1992, and numerous links to online journals.

  3. Jefferson Lab

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    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or the Jefferson Lab, is funded in part by the Department of Energy and was "built to probe the nucleus of the atom to learn more about the quark structure of matter." Of special interest to researchers will be the extensive experiments section with experiments organized by hall, by status in terms of approval and completion, by proposals, and by physics category. Descriptions of individual experiments include summaries (.ps), participating institutions, experiment titles, and a letter grade rating. The publications section of the site contains a catalog with online publications (.pdf) organized by year, and a complete searchable bibliographic list with downloadable technical documents organized by year. Also, for educators, the Science Education at Jefferson Lab Page ( http://www.jlab.org/services/pced/?students/teachers) lists internships, special events, and classroom resources including a tour of the atom, a periodic table of elements, and an element flashcard game.

  4. Finding Canadian Government Pubs.

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    Haykin, Simon

    Finding Canadian Government Pubs. Econ 773 Peggy Findlay Reference Librarian Mills Research Help 2 Objectives Finding print Canadian government publications Electronic Canadian government publications Census Information/ Survey Data #12;Finding Canadian Documents ­ Econ 773 Finding Print Canadian Government

  5. 77 FR 64952 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Government Research and Development (R&D...

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    2012-10-24

    ...20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc...Census Bureau, Governments Division, 4600...the fifty state governments, the District...information on such things as expenditures...format over the Internet via file transfer...Public: State Government Agencies....

  6. 78 FR 12369 - United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of...

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    2013-02-22

    ...OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY United States Government...Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)....

  7. Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

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    Joseph Perpich, M.D., J.D. (Howard Hughes Medical Institute; )

    2008-04-16

    The purpose of the lab is to familiarize you with the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequence. Not long ago, DNA sequencing was a time-consuming, tedious process. With readily available commercial equipment and kits, it is now routine. The techniques used in this lab are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.

  8. Research on auto measurement system of phase retardation of wave plates based on LabVIEW

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    Lin Yanhao; Qu Xiaosheng; Wang Dongguang; Lin Jiaben; Hu Keliang

    2010-01-01

    The original measurement system of wave-plates phase retardation is non-automated, low efficiency and not suitable for a large scale wave-plate measurement. In order to solving these problems, this paper designed an auto measurement system of phase retardation of wave plates based on LabVIEW, computer, PCI-1753 digital I\\/O card, and some photoelectric conversion instrument. The hardware part of it is composed

  9. Research jobs for recent college graduates: A comparison between traditional lab technician positions and NIH’s postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship.

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    Herbert, J. Taylor

    2003-01-01

    The features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job are the enhanced educational opportunities, greater independence, more organized social outlets and networking opportunities, life in the DC Metro area, and the NIH itself. Also, research experience looks great on a CV when applying for research jobs or graduate schools, and the NIH name and Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship are impressive to potential employers and admissions committees. On the other hand, lab tech jobs often require fewer commitments outside of a normal 9-to-5 work day and usually have better pay and benefits than the Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship. In addition, working at a specific university often carries the benefit of being closer to one’s family, friends, and/or significant others. Someone who does not like cities can choose to work at a university that has ready access to the beach, mountains, or regions of the country that are more personally appealing than the Washington, DC, area. Lab tech jobs also usually require at least a two year commitment, whereas the Postbac IRTA fellowship is generally a one year commitment (possibly two). Regardless of which option you choose, you should be active in searching for a job that lets you fulfill the goals you set for yourself in the years between graduating and starting graduate or medical school. Whether those goals are to publish, get experience, save money, or just enjoy yourself, with careful questioning and circumspection, you should be able to maximize the possibility that you will meet your goals. PMID:23741203

  10. Government-promoted collective research and development in Japan: Analyses of the organization through case studies

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    Hane, G.J.

    1990-06-01

    A study was commissioned by the Energy Conservation and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to better understand the strategies used for cooperative and joint-venture research and development (R D) overseas. The study evaluates the organization and management of several different types of cooperative R D programs in Japan that are sponsored under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Program, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, and the Key Technology Center (KTC) Program. The ERATO Program grew out of a concern over revising the government's approach to supporting research and technology development. The program was initiated to address what was regarded as a lack of creativity in areas at the forefront of science. The program recruits young researchers and allows them flexibility to explore multi-disciplinary areas at the forefront of science. It has been organized to allow for individual creativity but at the same time to benefit from the combined knowledge of an assembly of researchers. Because the plan is such a radical departure from conventional Japanese philosophy, it has met with certain bureaucratic obstacles. Visits to four ERATO projects are described. The third program, the KTC Program, focuses on getting private firms to venture into risky areas of advanced technology to pave the way for future industries. Its goal is to encourage a shift of resources in the private sector toward areas that are considered essential for the competitive development of future industries. The principal philosophy behind the KTC is that the private sector is in the best position to identify promising technical challenges and to weigh their commercial potential against research uncertainties. Three KTC research joint ventures are briefly described. 13 refs., 9 figs., 35 tabs.

  11. Human Brains Engaged in Rat Brains: Student-driven Neuroanatomy Research in an Introductory Biology Lab Course

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    Gardner, Stephanie M.; Adedokun, Omolola A.; Weaver, Gabriela C.; Bartlett, Edward L.

    2011-01-01

    Inquiry-based laboratory instruction has been shown to actively engage students in the content and skills being taught. These courses are further intended to teach students not only what is known, but also the process by which investigators come to know it. We sought to take this approach one step further and incorporate novel research questions into an inquiry-based laboratory model early in the undergraduate course of study. In this research-based introductory laboratory course, first-year students acquired basic lab skills not just for their own sake, but rather within the context of a research question of a member of the faculty. Student projects investigated potential neuroanatomical changes in animal models of dyslexia and aging and included measurements of neuron numbers and levels and distribution of neuronal proteins. Students played an active role in designing and implementing an experimental plan, explored data analysis techniques, and reflected on the results that they obtained in scholarly forms such as research papers and a departmental poster session. Student feedback on this approach has been extremely positive, and the data collected were research quality preliminary data that are being actively pursued for further study. Based on our encouraging experiences, we conclude that designing an introductory course around novel research, including some assessments modeled after scholarly practices, provides motivation and excitement for the students, instills good scientific habits, and can potentially benefit departmental research. PMID:23626490

  12. Could You Choose Just One? Top International Space Station Research Results In this A Lab Aloft NASA Blog series International Space Station Chief Scientist Julie

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Could You Choose Just One? Top International Space Station Research Results Countdown In this A Lab Aloft NASA Blog series International Space Station Chief Scientist Julie Robinson, Ph.D., counts down her top research results from the space station, which she presented at the International

  13. Soil bed reactor work of the Environmental Research Lab. of the University of Arizona in support of the research and development of Biosphere 2

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    Frye, Robert

    1990-01-01

    Research at the Environmental Research Lab in support of Biosphere 2 was both basic and applied in nature. One aspect of the applied research involved the use of biological reactors for the scrubbing of trace atmospheric organic contaminants. The research involved a quantitative study of the efficiency of operation of Soil Bed Reactors (SBR) and the optimal operating conditions for contaminant removal. The basic configuration of a SBR is that air is moved through a living soil that supports a population of plants. Upon exposure to the soil, contaminants are either passively adsorbed onto the surface of soil particles, chemically transformed in the soil to usable compounds that are taken up by the plants or microbes as a metabolic energy source and converted to CO2 and water.

  14. Technology Roadmap for the 21st Century Truck Program, a government-industry research partnership

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    None

    2000-12-01

    The 21st Century Truck Program has been established as a government-industry research partnership to support the development and implementation of commercially viable technologies that will dramatically cut fuel use and emissions of commercial trucks and buses while enhancing their safety and affordability as well as maintaining or enhancing performance. The innovations resulting from this program will reduce dependence on foreign oil, improve our nation's air quality, provide advanced technology for military vehicles, and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. truck and bus industry while ensuring safe and affordable freight and bus transportation for the nation's economy. This Technology Roadmap for the 21st Century Truck Program has been prepared to guide the development of the technical advancements that will enable the needed improvements in commercial truck fuel economy, emissions, and safety.

  15. Future{at}Labs.Prosperity Game{trademark}

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    Beck, D.F.; Boyack, K.W.; Berman, M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Innovative Alliances Dept.] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Innovative Alliances Dept.

    1996-10-01

    Prosperity Games{trademark} are an outgrowth and adaptation of move/countermove and seminar War Games, Prosperity Games{trademark} are simulations that explore complex issues in a variety of areas including economics, politics, sociology, environment, education, and research. These issues can be examined from a variety of perspectives ranging from global, macroeconomic and geopolitical viewpoint down to the details of customer/supplier/market interactions specific industries. All Prosperity Games{trademark} are unique in that both the game format and the player contributions vary from game to game. This report documents the Future{at}Labs.Prosperity Game{trademark} conducted under the sponsorship of the Industry Advisory Boards of the national labs, the national labs, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and the University of California. Players were drawn from all stakeholders involved including government, industry, labs, and academia. The primary objectives of this game were to: (1) explore ways to optimize the role of the multidisciplinary labs in serving national missions and needs; (2) explore ways to increase collaboration and partnerships among government, laboratories, universities, and industry; and (3) create a network of partnership champions to promote findings and policy options. The deliberations and recommendations of these players provided valuable insights as to the views of this diverse group of decision makers concerning the future of the labs.

  16. Governance of Higher Education in Britain: The Significance of the Research Assessment Exercises for the Funding Council Model

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    Tapper, Ted; Salter, Brian

    2004-01-01

    This article uses the political struggles that have enveloped the research assessment exercises (RAEs) to interpret the UK's current funding council model of governance. Ironically, the apparently widespread improvement in the research performance of British universities, as demonstrated by RAE 2001, has made it more difficult to distribute…

  17. Bureaucracy and Beyond: the Impact of Ethics and Governance Procedures on Health Research in the Social Sciences

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    Kate Reed

    2007-01-01

    This piece has been written in response to a recent article published in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) which exposed the red tape restricting health research in the UK\\\\'s National Health Service (NHS). Whilst the THES article was critical of NHS ethical review and research governance, it still views a streamlined version of the process as necessary for the

  18. Sector Differences in the Role of Institutional Research in Informing Decision Making and Governance in Higher Education

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    Coughlin, Mary Ann; Hoey, Joseph; Hirano-Nakanishi, Marsha

    2009-01-01

    The intent of the authors in preparing this paper is to compare and contrast the roles of Institutional Research in informing decision making and governance in higher education. Using a case study format the authors will provide an example of a research project conducted within each of the following sectors of United States higher education…

  19. Innovation Processes in the Public Sector - New Vistas for an Interdisciplinary Perspective on E-Government Research?

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    Bjoern Niehaves

    2007-01-01

    Public sector innovations have been comprehensively studied from a managerial (New Public Management, NPM) as well as technological (Electronic Government, eGovernment) perspective. Here, much research work took a single-organisational managerial stance while little was investigated into corresponding public-sectoral in- novation and diffusion processes. At this point, a political science view understands the embeddedness of public-sectoral innovation processes in the surrounding

  20. Research on Strategy for Government and Enterprises Reverse Logistics Based on Game Analysis

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    Liu Chundi

    2009-01-01

    This paper firstly analyzes government and enterprises behavior in the reverse logistics activities by means of constructing game model. Then it puts forward strategies from the aspects of government and enterprises.

  1. Department and function: Professor and Head Leibniz Research Labs for Biotechnology and

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    of research: Xenotransplantation 2001 Head of the section "Molecular Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research Research Laboratories for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs Major research interests: Stem cells, tissue., et al. 2008. Generation of functional murine cardiac myocytes from induced pluripotent stem cells

  2. Research on Framework of Public Crisis Management System under the Circumstance of E-Governance

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    Hu Da-li; Wang Hua-lin; Wu Chang-nan

    2008-01-01

    The rapid development of E-governance provides favorable conditions for effective prevention, instant response and comprehensive evaluation of modern crisis. This essay proposes the overall framework of government crisis management system under electronic governance. It also makes detailed introduction of the four sections and their respective functions that make up the framework, which are safety pre-warning subsystem, status tracking subsystem, emergency

  3. Research on the Accountability System for Government Investment Projects Based on SCP Paradigm

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    Du Yaling; Yin Yilin

    2010-01-01

    China is in its flourishing period of government investment project at present. However, the utilization ratio of government investment is not very satisfying. The purpose of this paper is to create and analyze a feasible accountability system in order to ensure better performance of government investment projects. In this study, an accountability system is created on the basis of SCP

  4. Research on the development of new energy and government behavior under the new eco-urbanization

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    Dajin Yu

    2011-01-01

    the development of new energy is a complicated systematic project, and the government is the strong guarantee for the development of new energy under the eco- urbanization. This paper analyze eco-urbanization, new energy development and government behavior, establish the quartet game model of new energy development under the eco-urbanization, and study the content and innovation of government behaviour toward new

  5. The LabWrite Project: Experiences reforming lab report writing practice in undergraduate lab courses

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    Eric N. Wiebe; Catherine E. Brawner; Michael Carter; Miriam G. Ferzli

    2005-01-01

    Laboratory reports have always been a part of the modern science and engineering curricula. However, it has also often been the least liked part of a students' (and instructors') laboratory experience. Despite research demonstrating the importance of lab reports to the undergraduate science and engineering lab experience, instructors are likely to minimize their use. Lab reports have been replaced with

  6. AI Lab Faculty

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    Torrance, Mark C.

    This document is meant to introduce new graduate students in the MIT AI Lab to the faculty members of the laboratory and their research interests. Each entry consists of the faculty member's picture, if available, some ...

  7. NOVA Labs

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    For many years, WGBH - the PBS member station from Boston - has provided excellent programming and online content on many different topics, and NOVA has been one of their most popular offerings. Now WGBH presents NOVA Labs, a series of interactive online science activities that would be a wonderful addition to secondary science curriculum. Users should create a free login, which will allow them to track and save their progress through the labs. On the main page, users can click on My Progress to see which labs have been completed. The site currently has three labs available: cloud lab, energy lab, and sun lab. Visitors may also check out a list of planned upcoming labs, which include topics like RNA, cybersecurity, and the brain. [AHT

  8. Availability of Driver's License Master Lists for Use in Government-Sponsored Public Health Research

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    Walsh, Matthew C.; Trentham-Dietz, Amy; Palta, Mari

    2011-01-01

    Although the percentage of US drivers with valid driver's licenses varies from state to state, it has historically been high enough to constitute a useful sampling frame for many public health purposes. Over the past decade, states have had to restrict access to this information to comply with the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (18 U.S.C. 2721–2725). In 2009 and 2010, the authors conducted a survey of all 50 states on the availability of master lists of licensed drivers to be used to contact citizens of each state for research purposes. A hypothetical situation requiring driver's license data was sent to each state's responsible government agency for review. In addition, the authors collected data on opt-out mechanisms available to drivers, costs to researchers, and additional state privacy policies pertaining to driver's license files. A total of 42 states (84%) responded; 16 (32%) states allowed access to data, 4 (8%) states were unable to respond to the hypothetical situation, and 22 (44%) states denied access to data. A total of 74,697,574 records were available from the 16 states providing driver's license data. Although the Driver's Privacy Protection Act has restricted access to data on licensed drivers, these data are still an available resource in many states. PMID:21571870

  9. Employing Earned Value Management in Government Research and Design - Lessons Learned from the Trenches

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    Simon, Tom

    2009-01-01

    To effectively manage a project, the project manager must have a plan, understand the current conditions, and be able to take action to correct the course when challenges arise. Research and design projects face technical, schedule, and budget challenges that make it difficult to utilize project management tools developed for projects based on previously demonstrated technologies. Projects developing new technologies by their inherent nature are trying something new and thus have little to no data to support estimates for schedule and cost, let alone the technical outcome. Projects with a vision for the outcome but little confidence in the exact tasks to accomplish in order to achieve the vision incur cost and schedule penalties when conceptual solutions require unexpected iterations or even a reinvention of the plan. This presentation will share the project management methodology and tools developed through trial and error for a NASA research and design project combining industry, academia, and NASA inhouse work in which Earned Value Management principles were employed but adapted for the reality of the government financial system and the reality of challenging technology development. The priorities of the presented methodology are flexibility, accountability, and simplicity to give the manager tools to help deliver to the customer while not using up valuable time and resources on extensive planning and analysis. This presentation will share the methodology, tools, and work through failed and successful examples from the three years of process evolution.

  10. Decommissioning of German Research Reactors Under the Governance of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research - 12154

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    Weigl, M. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Projekttraeger Karlsruhe (PTKA-WTE), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    Since 1956, nuclear research and development (R and D) in Germany has been supported by the Federal Government. The goal was to help German industry to become competitive in all fields of nuclear technology. National research centers were established and demonstration plants were built. In the meantime, all these facilities were shut down and are now in a state of decommissioning and dismantling (D and D). Meanwhile, Germany is one of the leading countries in the world in the field of D and D. Two big demonstration plants, the Niederaichbach Nuclear Power Plant (KKN) a heavy-water cooled pressure tube reactor with carbon-dioxide cooling and the Karlstein Superheated Steam Reactor (HDR) a boiling light water reactor with a thermal power of 100 MW, are totally dismantled and 'green field' is reached. Another big project was finished in 2008. The Forschungs-Reaktor Juelich 1 (FRJ1), a research reactor with a thermal power of 10 MW was completely dismantled and in September 2008 an oak tree was planted on a green field at the site, where the FRJ1 was standing before. This is another example for German success in the field of D and D. Within these projects a lot of new solutions and innovative techniques were tested, which were developed at German universities and in small and medium sized companies mostly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Some examples are underwater-cutting technologies like plasma arc cutting and contact arc metal cutting. This clearly shows that research on the field of D and D is important for the future. Moreover, these research activities are important to save the know-how in nuclear engineering in Germany and will enable enterprises to compete on the increasing market of D and D services. The author assumes that an efficient decommissioning of nuclear installations will help stabilize the credibility of nuclear energy. Some critics of nuclear energy are insisting that a return to 'green field sites' is not possible. The successful completion of two big D and D projects (HDR and KKN), which reached green field conditions, are showing quite the contrary. Moreover, research on D and D technologies offers the possibility to educate students on a field of nuclear technology, which will be very important in the future. In these days D and D companies are seeking for a lot of young engineers and this will not change in the coming years. (authors)

  11. PlasmaLab/Eco-Plasma - The future of complex plasma research in space

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    Knapek, Christina; Thomas, Hubertus; Huber, Peter; Mohr, Daniel; Hagl, Tanja; Konopka, Uwe; Lipaev, Andrey; Morfill, Gregor; Molotkov, Vladimir

    The next Russian-German cooperation for the investigation of complex plasmas under microgravity conditions on the International Space Station (ISS) is the PlasmaLab/Eco-Plasma project. Here, a new plasma chamber -- the ``Zyflex'' chamber -- is being developed. The chamber is a cylindrical plasma chamber with parallel electrodes and a flexible system geometry. It is designed to extend the accessible plasma parameter range, i.e. neutral gas pressure, plasma density and electron temperature, and also to allow an independent control of the plasma parameters, therefore increasing the experimental quality and expected knowledge gain significantly. With this system it will be possible to reach low neutral gas pressures (which means weak damping of the particle motion) and to generate large, homogeneous 3D particle systems for studies of fundamental phenomena such as phase transitions, dynamics of liquids or phase separation. The Zyflex chamber has already been operated in several parabolic flight campaigns with different configurations during the last years, yielding a promising outlook for its future development. Here, we will present the current status of the project, the technological advancements the Zyflex chamber will offer compared to its predecessors, and the latest scientific results from experiments on ground and in microgravity conditions during parabolic flights. This work and some of the authors are funded by DLR/BMWi (FKZ 50 WP 0700).

  12. Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion The community of Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the purpose

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Preamble The community of Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the purpose of: Representing the interests of the JPL science and technology community to the JPL management, and, Undertaking

  13. LabTrove: A Lightweight, Web Based, Laboratory “Blog” as a Route towards a Marked Up Record of Work in a Bioscience Research Laboratory

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    Milsted, Andrew J.; Hale, Jennifer R.; Frey, Jeremy G.; Neylon, Cameron

    2013-01-01

    Background The electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) has the potential to replace the paper notebook with a marked-up digital record that can be searched and shared. However, it is a challenge to achieve these benefits without losing the usability and flexibility of traditional paper notebooks. We investigate a blog-based platform that addresses the issues associated with the development of a flexible system for recording scientific research. Methodology/Principal Findings We chose a blog-based approach with the journal characteristics of traditional notebooks in mind, recognizing the potential for linking together procedures, materials, samples, observations, data, and analysis reports. We implemented the LabTrove blog system as a server process written in PHP, using a MySQL database to persist posts and other research objects. We incorporated a metadata framework that is both extensible and flexible while promoting consistency and structure where appropriate. Our experience thus far is that LabTrove is capable of providing a successful electronic laboratory recording system. Conclusions/Significance LabTrove implements a one-item one-post system, which enables us to uniquely identify each element of the research record, such as data, samples, and protocols. This unique association between a post and a research element affords advantages for monitoring the use of materials and samples and for inspecting research processes. The combination of the one-item one-post system, consistent metadata, and full-text search provides us with a much more effective record than a paper notebook. The LabTrove approach provides a route towards reconciling the tensions and challenges that lie ahead in working towards the long-term goals for ELNs. LabTrove, an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) system from the Smart Research Framework, based on a blog-type framework with full access control, facilitates the scientific experimental recording requirements for reproducibility, reuse, repurposing, and redeployment. PMID:23935832

  14. Visits to Prof Kimura's CAD Research Lab July 5 and July 19 for Discussions about Product Realization, IMS, and Product Development Cycles

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    Whitney, Daniel

    Visits to Prof Kimura's CAD Research Lab July 5 and July 19 for Discussions about Product and Kimura on numerical control machining of complex surfaces into the notion of CAD systems that contain's. This software was taken up by Toyota and used in their car design CAD software. Kimura consults

  15. Control of Small-Scale Robots and Mechanisms The research lab focuses on micro-scale robotics and bio-inspired novel locomotion systems, and features fabrication and

    E-print Network

    . Thus, the cm-scale robot would only need to include linkages and actuating magnets. Using a varietyControl of Small-Scale Robots and Mechanisms The research lab focuses on micro-scale robotics actuation of micro-scale devices using magnetic fields, micro-scale robotic manipulation, smart materials

  16. Concentration, Chlorination, and Chemical Analysis of Drinking Water for Disinfection Byproduct Mixtures Health Effects Research: U.S. EPA?s Four Lab Study

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s ?Four Lab Study?, involved participation of scientists and engineers from four national Laboratories and Centers of the Office of Research and Development along with collaborators from water industry and academia. The study evaluated tox...

  17. Research and Teaching: Are Students' Performances in Labs Related to Their Performances in Lecture Portions of Introductory Science Courses?

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    Randy Moore

    2008-01-01

    In this study, the author examined how attendance in the lab is associated with students' lab grades and overall course grades in an introductory biology course. Results from this study indicate that academic motivation, as expressed by high rates of class attendance, is critical to students' success in introductory science courses. The highest levels of academic performance are strongly associated with attendance, both in lecture as well as in lab. Similarly, poor attendance usually forecasts low grades.

  18. Lab to Farm: Applying Research on Plant Genetics and Genomics to Crop Improvement

    PubMed Central

    Ronald, Pamela C.

    2014-01-01

    Over the last 300 years, plant science research has provided important knowledge and technologies for advancing the sustainability of agriculture. In this Essay, I describe how basic research advances have been translated into crop improvement, explore some lessons learned, and discuss the potential for current and future contribution of plant genetic improvement technologies to continue to enhance food security and agricultural sustainability. PMID:24915201

  19. Speech lab in a box: a Mandarin speech toolbox to jumpstart speech related research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eric Chang; Yu Shi; Jian-Lai Zhou; Chao Huang

    2001-01-01

    The necessity of gathering data has been an impediment for researchers and students who are interested in getting started in the fields related to speech recognition. We are proposing a new approach of distributing data that is designed to quickly help researchers and students achieve a set of baseline results to build upon. Furthermore, by leveraging publicly available programs, all

  20. Mining industry and US government cooperative research: Lessons learned and benefits to mining industry

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    Pearson, D.C.; Stump, B.W.; Phillips, W.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Earth and Environmental Sciences Div.; Martin, R. [Thunder Basin Coal Co. (United States); Anderson, D.P. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences

    1997-09-01

    Since 1994, various mines in the US have cooperated with research scientists at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to address issues related to verification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The CTBT requires that no country may conduct any nuclear explosion in the future. While the CTBT is a significant step toward reducing the global nuclear danger, verifying compliance with the treat requires that the monitoring system be able to detect, locate and identify much larger numbers of smaller amplitude seismic events than had been required previously. Large mining blasts conducted world-wide will be of sufficient amplitude to trigger the monitoring system at the lower threshold. It is therefore imperative that research into the range various blasting practices employed, the relationship of yield to seismic magnitude, and identification of anomalous blasting results be performed. This paper will describe a suite of experiments funded by the Department of Energy and conducted by the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in cooperation with the US mining industry. Observations of cast blasting, underground long wall generated coal bumps, stoping, and explosively induced collapse of room and pillar panels will be presented. Results of these dual use experiments which are of interest to the mining community will be discussed. These include (1) variation of amplitude of seismic energy at various azimuths from cast blasts, (2) identification of the extent of back failure following explosive removal of pillars, and (3) the use of single fired shots for calibration of the monitoring system. The wealth of information and discovery described in this paper is a direct result of mutual cooperation between the US Government and the US Mining Industry.

  1. Agriculture, Corporate Governance and the Production of Inequity A Social Policy Research Unit Public Presentation Led by

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    Argerami, Martin

    and the biotech industry and exposing the issues and dangers of corporate efforts to alter and control our foodAgriculture, Corporate Governance and the Production of Inequity A Social Policy Research Unit to challenge an order built on blind belief in "progress", industrialization and technology and to seek out

  2. Organizational Governance and the Production of Academic Quality: Lessons from Two Top U.S. Research Universities

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    Thoenig, Jean-Claude; Paradeise, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    Does organizational governance contribute to academic quality? Two top research universities are observed in-depth: Berkeley and the MIT. Three key factors are listed that help generate consistent and lasting high performance. Priority is allocated to self-evaluation and to the development of talent. Values and norms such as community membership,…

  3. The Impact of State Governance Structures on Higher Education Resources and Research Activity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jack H. Knott; A. Abigail Payne

    2001-01-01

    Universities in the United States reside in regions that have different political cultures and economic conditions. While these facts and the reputation of the university play an important role in determining the features of university performance, the role of state governance of public universities also is an important factor. Over the past two decades state governments have given considerable attention

  4. Insights on Water Governance: Research in the Middle East\\/North Africa and Latin America

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce Currie-Alder; Lorra Thompson; Rocio Bustamante

    2006-01-01

    International attention on water management issues focuses on crises of governance and the factors that endanger the water rights of marginalized people. We define effective water governance as the processes that encourage people to actively participate in designing, planning, managing and implementing water management activities while fostering communities ability to innovate and adapt to changing circumstances. In other words, water

  5. Empirical research on local government sustainability efforts in the USA: gaps in the current literature

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Devashree Saha

    2009-01-01

    Local governments play a vital role in fostering sustainable development. In recent years, several municipalities in the USA have launched sustainability initiatives, adding to the worldwide movement to create a more sustainable future. This article synthesises the existing literature on local government sustainability with the goal of identifying the range of knowledge and ideas as it currently exists in the

  6. Digital Alba Iulia. The System Integrate for Regional E-government SIRE-Integrating Information Technology and Social Science Research for Effective

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    Information Technology and Social Science Research for Effective Government Authors: assoc. prof. Mircea Government Society (DGS), or Intelligent Society is a global multi-disciplinary state particular "to society electronic) government fosters the use of information and technology to support and improve public policies

  7. NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 29: The US government technical report and the transfer of federally funded aerospace R and D

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    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1993-01-01

    This article discusses the U.S. government technical report and the transfer of federally funded aerospace research and development in a conceptual framework of the federal government as a producer of scientific and technical information. The article summarizes current literature and research and discusses U.S. government technical report use and the importance of using data obtained from the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. The authors make a case for changing existing U.S. technology policy and present a research agenda for the U.S. government technical report.

  8. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (LIMITED TERM) Genetic Interactions/Haploid Genetics MOFFAT LAB

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    Zandstra, Peter W.

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (LIMITED TERM) Genetic Interactions/Haploid Genetics ­ MOFFAT aspects of the development of genetic interaction networks in haploid mammalian of novel methods to uncover genetic pathways underlying the functionality of biologics

  9. Feasibility Study for a Proposed Physical Fitness Center and a Super Circuit Lab. Research Report Series Volume XIV, No. 16.

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    Bechtold, Roger; And Others

    A study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to determine the feasibility of establishing a flexible hour physical fitness center and super circuit lab at the college. Designed for use by community residents of all ages and physical fitness levels, the Super Circuit Lab would provide circuit weight machines and cardiovascular…

  10. Research Specialist Gamm Lab (PVL 79008) Education: Bachelor degree required; preferably in biology or related field.

    E-print Network

    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    in biological sciences research and at least two years' experience in culturing human stem cells and retinal and cell culture, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry, microscopy, RNA isolation, RT and quantitative PCR, lentiviral infection of cell lines. Assist in conducting laboratory

  11. Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Associate Positions in Neuroimaging in Pain Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab

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    Pillow, Jonathan

    research-dedicated 1.5T, mul>ple 3T, and 7T full-bore MR scanners, as well as near associate to advance func>onal magne>c resonance imaging (fMRI) of the human brain>ple studies involving acute and chronic pain including: real->me fMRI control

  12. Campus: "Lab" and "Window" for Sustainable Design Research and Education--The DECOS Educational Network Experience

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    Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…

  13. METHODS DEVELOPMENT AT THE NEAR LAB ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AREA (NLERA) LOCATED IN THE NEUSE RIVER BASIN.

    EPA Science Inventory

    This task supports the Agency's efforts on developing a proper risk assessment tools to address Ecological and eventually Human exposures. The Agency needs to be able to identify, measure and estimate ecosystem exposure to multiple stressors. The research under this task suppor...

  14. Lab Safety

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    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into laboratory safety, and covers interacting with the lab environment and a new lab partner. Topics covered include proper dress, housekeeping, safety equipment, mixing, fire safety, and spills. When the module is completed, visitors will be able to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques.

  15. 76 FR 64237 - Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel; Correction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-18

    ...government personnel. As a result of the review, the Agency has revised its access regulations to more clearly reflect the current CIA organizational structure and policies and practices, and to eliminate ambiguous, redundant and obsolete regulatory...

  16. Research in Undergraduate Instruction: A Biotech Lab Project for Recombinant DNA Protein Expression in Bacteria

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    Brockman, Mark; Ordman, Alfred B.; Campbell, A. Malcolm

    1996-06-01

    In the sophomore-level Molecular Biology and Biotechnology course at Beloit College, students learn basic methods in molecular biology in the context of pursuing a semester-long original research project. We are exploring how DNA sequence affects expression levels of proteins. A DNA fragment encoding all or part of the guanylate monokinase (gmk) sequence is cloned into pSP73 and expressed in E. coli. A monoclonal antibody is made to gmk. The expression level of gmk is determined by SDS gel elctrophoresis, a Western blot, and an ELISA assay. Over four years, an increase in enrollment in the course from 9 to 34 students, the 85% of majors pursuing advanced degrees, and course evaluations all support the conclusion that involving students in research during undergraduate courses encourages them to pursue careers in science.

  17. Research of Brain-Computer Interface Technology Based on LabVIEW

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    Li Zhao; Hui Shen; Shigang Cui; Chuo Li; Yan Bian; Longteng Xiao; Ziman Liu

    2008-01-01

    The research adopts the classical visual evoked potentials paradigm, designs the stimulation program and experimental scheme base on the labview platform,and the way of visual stimulate is studied in this paper. In this way we can produce event-related potentials more effectively. On the platform in labview, achieve the event-related potential signal acquisition and processing. Explore how extract the weak signal

  18. Special Spotlight: Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research: One Lab at a Time

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    When it comes to scientific research and guiding the careers of young investigators from underrepresented backgrounds, Dinah S. Singer, Ph.D., Director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), believes that life’s limitations are only bound by one’s imagination. Being open to opportunity and never living too close to one’s comfort zone provides inspiration for her and how she approaches the many students and fellows with whom she interacts and mentors.

  19. 77 FR 33254 - Expediting Transition of Government Performed and Sponsored Aeronautics Research and Development

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    2012-06-05

    ...and Sponsored Aeronautics Research and Development AGENCY: National Science...National Plan for Aeronautics Research & Development and Related Infrastructure...the National Aeronautics Research & Development Plans into the...

  20. New Research on the Relationships between Philadelphians' Educational Attainment and Their Employment, Earnings and Contributions to Government and Society. Research Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Philadelphia Youth Network, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Three recently-released research reports commissioned through Project U-Turn and funded by the William Penn Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry offer analyses that shed new light on the relationships between Philadelphians' educational attainment and their earnings, employment and contributions to government and…

  1. Stanford researchers find antibody hinders growth of Gleevec-resistant gastrointestinal tumors in lab tests

    Cancer.gov

    An antibody that binds to a molecule on the surface of a rare but deadly tumor of the gastrointestinal tract inhibits the growth of the cancer cells in mice, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine (home of the Stanford Cancer Institute). The effect remains even when the cancer cells have become resistant to other treatments, and the findings may one day provide a glimmer of hope for people with the cancer, known as gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST. The scientists hope to move into human clinical trials of the antibody within two years.

  2. Funding for this research was provided by the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the West Virginia Legislature. The opinions

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    i Funding for this research was provided by the Joint Committee on Government and Finance those of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the West Virginia Legislature, the West Deskins, PhD, Director January 2014 © Copyright 2014 WVU Research Corporation #12;ii Table of Contents

  3. Rocket Lab

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    This activity is lab based competition. The students engineer a 2-litter rocket to have the maximum hang time. After the initial launch, the students are given an opportunity to re-engineer to produce a better time. The activity finishes with a lab write-up.

  4. Labs to go up for bid in 2005 University may lose research facilities if it does not have competitive offer

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    Foxman, A

    2003-01-01

    "...When the UC's contracts to run the Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Berkeley National Labs run out in 2005, the UC will have to compete to keep them for the first time in over half a century" (1 page).

  5. Science Update on the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab's Deep Submergence Operations in 2006 and Beyond

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    Smith, J. R.; Wiltshire, J. C.; Orange, R. S.

    2006-12-01

    The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), the NOAA Undersea Research Program (NURP) Center for Hawaii and the Western Pacific, is one of six regional NURP Centers specializing in providing scientists with the tools and expertise they need to investigate the undersea environment, including HOVs, ROVs, and other cutting edge technologies. Established at the University of Hawaii 26 years ago, HURL's mission is to study deep water marine processes in the Pacific Ocean through a competitive proposal and review process. The dual Pisces IV and Pisces V 2000-meter HOV, an RCV-150 900-meter ROV, and multibeam equipped support ship R/V Ka`imikai-o-Kanaloa (KoK) have been continuously upgraded and adapted to carry out cutting edge scientific expeditions. Following a successful far ranging five month program to the South Pacific in 2005, a complete overhaul for Pisces IV was carried out in the first half of 2006 with science dives in the main Hawaiian Islands taking place from August to December. Sixty Pisces dives are being performed for over 25 principal investigators and senior scientists in 10 projects. These projects include studies of deep-water benthic algae, the ecology of submarine canyons, paleo-sea level study, explosive volcanism on Loihi Seamount, drowned reefs off the northeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, followed by several dive series with multiple biological, reef, and fisheries PIs working off Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai on bottomfish, artificial reef, precious coral, and invasive species assessments. Complete overhaul of Pisces V will be done in 2007, after which a fall program in the newly designated Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument is expected. Following that, preparations will begin in earnest for the FY 2008 expedition to the North Pacific. This expedition is anticipated to be six months in length and involve over 80 HOV dives. It will cover the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Emperor Seamounts, and the coasts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. It will be HURL's longest expedition surpassing the 2005 South Pacific Expedition by more than one month and a joint RFP will be advertised between NURP, Ocean Exploration, and Marine Sanctuaries.

  6. Rat maintenance in the Research Animal Holding Facility during the flight of Space Lab 3

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    Fast, T.; Grindeland, R.; Kraft, L.; Ruder, M.; Vasques, M.

    1985-01-01

    To test the husbandry capabilities of the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) during space flight, 24 male rats were flown on Spacelab 3 for 7 days. Twelve large rats (400 g, LF), 5 of which had telemetry devices implanted (IF), and 12 small rats (200 g, SF) were housed in the RAHF. Examination 3 hr after landing (R + 3) revealed the rats to be free of injury, well nourished, and stained with urine. At R + 10 the rats were lethargic and atonic with hyperemia of the extremities and well groomed except for a middorsal area stained with urine and food. Both LF and SF rats showed weight gains comparable to their IG controls; IF rats grew less than controls. Food and water consumption were similar for flight and control groups. Plasma concentrations of total protein, sodium, albumin and creatinine did not differ between flight and control groups. LF and SF rats had elevated plasma glucose, and SF rats had increased blood urea nitrogen, potassium and glutamic pyruvic transaminase. These observations indicate that rats maintained in the RAHF were healthy, well nourished and experienced minimal stress; physiological changes in the rats can thus be attributed to the effects of space flight.

  7. Poverty Action Lab

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    Many laboratories focus their attention on topics like Alzheimer's research, but this laboratory at MIT focuses on poverty. The objective of their work at the Poverty Action Lab is "to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful polices to combat poverty." The Lab was started in June 2003 by a group of professors at MIT and their collaborators. Visitors to the site will note that the materials here are divided into sections that include "Research", "People", "News", and "Courses". The "Research" section is a great place to start as policy makers and others can look over their completed projects (such as "Discrimination in the Job Market") and their publications. Moving on, visitors can click on the "People" section to learn more about their staff and directors. Finally, those who are curious about the reach of the Poverty Lab's work will want to look at their media features in the "News" section.

  8. Safer Science: Computer Safety in the Lab

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    Ken Roy

    2010-11-01

    Today, it is common to find desktops, laptops, netbooks, and specialized handheld devices in the science lab, and the internet is often used for research and collaboration between learners. The pervasive use of computer technology in high school labs toda

  9. Information on Child Abuse: A Selected Bibliography of Federal Government Publications. Research Guide.

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    Dodge, Timothy

    The overall topic of this annotated bibliography, directed to users of the Auburn University libraries, is child abuse. It contains 63 federal government publications in 4 major areas: (1) definitions and prevalence of child abuse, including child pornography and pedophilia, family violence, abductions, and emotional abuse; (2) recent legislation,…

  10. Computer Lab

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    USGS geologists Peter Triezenberg and William Danforth sit with WHOI/LDEO Computer Technician Tom Bolmer in the Healy computer lab. This was during a scientific expedition to map the Arctic seafloor....

  11. Internet Research, Uncensored

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    Kean, Sam

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses a computer program called Psiphon which bypasses government filters undetected. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, a research center for digital media and politics, designed Psiphon for technology-savvy activists. Some technology-savvy activists use other open-source software, like Tor (which relies on…

  12. Electrolysis Lab

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    This lab exercise allows students to produce hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis. Students will learn more about the process of electrolysis and how different materials and additives can impact the process. Several questions will get the activity started and help students review what they already know about electrolysis. A step by step procedure is included for the in-class lab. This document may be downloaded in Microsoft Word file format.

  13. Citizen Engineers: Why and How We Engage City, State and Federal Governments On Behalf of Engineering and Research

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    In her keynote at ASEE last year, our president Dr. Sherra Kerns challenged us to imagine an age of the Citizen Engineer socially conscious engineers engaged in proactively tackling the enormous challenges that face the world today. How, through us, could ASEE become a critical player in solving the world's greatest challenges? For example, how could corporate partners advocate for funding needed for engineering education and research in ways that academia cannot? Where do we begin? Why? How? What do we know? What do we need to learn? In our own membership are citizen engineers. Who are we? Several activist members who met at the last conference will share our answers to these questions. Charles Pezeshki will share his experience as an engineer activist for the environment, including his successful campaign to save forests in the Northwest. Lueny Morell will share her history as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and now a director in University Relations for hp, with engaging the Puerto Rican government to proactively attract industry for research and development and to aggressively advance engineering education. She will conclude with recent successful efforts in engaging the government of Brazil as well as several Latin American intergovernmental agencies for the same ends. Isadore Davis will share his experiences with the city of Tucson, the State of Arizona and the U.S. government in economic and workforce development and industry/cluster partnerships in K-12 and higher education. Tom Roberts will share the curriculum for a legislative workshop developed for the KSPE (Kansas Society of Professional Engineers) on how to influence the state government on behalf of engineering and research, and some of the achievements of those who have been through this workshop. Im Barbara Waugh and I will share H-Ps University Relations and Government Affairs partnership-strategy for influencing state and federal engineering education and research. I will summarize lessons learned and questions outstanding from these presentations and explore with my co-presenters next steps for these and other citizen-engineers.

  14. USC: The Interaction Lab

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    The Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California is part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) and the USC Robotics Labs. Its work involves "using a behavior-based approach to control, favoring solutions that are distributed, scalable, and robust" and when possible, validating algorithms in embodied domains. Areas of study include: Multi-Robot Coordination and Learning, Humanoid Robot Control and Learning, Learning by Imitation, Assistive Human-Robot Interaction, and Activity Modeling. The website provides short descriptions and research goals for each of these areas and related projects. Several publications and videos resulting from these projects are also posted online. The "fun" section offers a glimpse of the good times shared by the lab researchers.

  15. Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience

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    Jain, Amit

    Beowulf Cluster Lab Laboratory Experience The Beowulf Cluster has 61 nodes: the master node is beowulf (also known as node00 inside the cluster), the compute nodes are node01, node02, . . ., node60 parallel programs. A more detailed users guide for the Beowulf Cluster Lab is at: http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/research/beowulf

  16. Research and Teaching: Traditional and Constructivist Teaching Techniques--Comparing Two Groups of Undergraduate Nonscience Majors in a Biology Lab

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    Holly Travis

    2004-11-01

    Constructivist teaching techniques work well in various instructional settings, but many teachers remain skeptical because there is a lack of quantitative data supporting this model. This study compared an undergraduate nonmajors biology lab section taught in a traditional teacher-centered style to a similar section taught as a constructivist class. Weekly lab quiz scores, attendance, a science attitude inventory, and an analysis of videotapes were used to determine whether student interest and performance were affected by the teaching style used. Evaluative tests showed many significant differences between the groups and demonstrated that the constructivist class had higher quiz scores, more appreciation of science, better attendance, and increased participation in the lab activities than the traditional group.

  17. Duke University: The Clark Lab

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    Based at Duke University, the Clark Lab "conducts research in plant community ecology, paleoclimate and fire ecology." The lab website contains brief descriptions of various research projects on Forest Dynamics and Environmental Change, Dispersal and Tree Population Migration, Molecular Biogeography, and New Computational Approaches for Forest Dynamics, to name a few. Notably, the site contains a nice selection of downloadable articles that have appeared in such publications as _Ecology_, _Forest Ecology and Management_, _Ecological Monographs_, _Nature_, and _Canadian Journal of Forest Research_. The site also offers brief information about several lab members including email addresses.

  18. 15 CFR 734.11 - Government-sponsored research covered by contract controls.

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    2010-01-01

    ...information resulting from the research, § 734.3(b)(3...information resulting from the research that is consistent with the...categories of persons in the research. A general reference to one...Supplement No. 1 to this part, Questions E(1) and...

  19. 15 CFR 734.11 - Government-sponsored research covered by contract controls.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...information resulting from the research, § 734.3(b)(3...information resulting from the research that is consistent with the...categories of persons in the research. A general reference to one...supplement No. 1 to this part, Questions E(1) and...

  20. The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. Annual reports for 1997, 1998, 1999

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    None

    1999-12-31

    The Roundtable was created in 1984 to provide a unique forum for dialog among top government, university, and industry leaders of the national science and technology enterprise. The purpose is to facilitate personal working relationships and exchange of ideas regarding issues, problems, and promising opportunities that are facing those charged with developing and deploying science and technology resources. These annual reports begin by describing the purpose, structure, and mode of operation of the Roundtable. There follow sections devoted to the council activities, major projects, and follow-up planning, and the activities of the Roundtable working groups. Meeting agendas and publications lists are also included.

  1. Directions for future research in project management: The main findings of a UK government-funded research network

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    Mark Winter; Charles Smith; Peter Morris; Svetlana Cicmil

    2006-01-01

    In 2003 the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) agreed to fund a research network –Rethinking Project Management – to define a research agenda aimed at enriching and extending the subject of project management beyond its current conceptual foundations. The main argument for the proposed Network highlighted the growing critiques of project management theory and the need for

  2. RiskLab Toronto

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    One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's research (including some downloadable papers), news items, contact information, and links.

  3. Governing biological material at the intersection of care and research: the use of dried blood spots for biobanking

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    Douglas, Conor M.W.; van El, Carla G.; Faulkner, Alex; Cornel, Martina C.

    2012-01-01

    A series of governance issues currently surrounds the multiple uses and multiple users of dried blood spots (DBS) for research purposes. Internationally there is a discussion on storing DBS resulting from newborn screening for public health and using them as the basis for large biobank-like collections to facilitate biomedical research. If such a transformation were to be formalized, then DBS would sit at the intersection of care (ie, public health) and research, with the mechanisms through which such a collection could be managed not totally self-evident. What is more, a DBS collection raises questions about the fuzzy boundaries between privacy and anonymity; how to control or define quality control uses of DBS; medical vs nonmedical uses; as well as benefit sharing and stakeholder involvement. Our goal here is to explore some of the key questions relating to DBS governance by way of the bio-objects and bio-objectification concepts. By embracing – rather than resisting to – the blurring of boundaries and problems in categorization that have come to characterize bio-objects and bio-objectification processes recently described in this journal, we attempt to highlight some issues that might not be currently considered, and to point to some possible directions to go (or avoid). Building from our knowledge of the current DBS situation in the Netherlands, we outline questions concerning the uses, management, collection, and storage of DBS. PMID:22911534

  4. Essay: Research Jobs for Recent College Graduates: A Comparison Between Traditional Lab Technician Positions and NIH's Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship

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    J. Taylor Herbert (University of Virginia; )

    2003-03-01

    This article discusses features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job. It focuses on the importance of careful questioning and circumspection when actively searching for a career in science or medicine, in addition to maximizing the possibilities of meeting personal goals.

  5. Meeting in San Francisco: Integrated Disinfection By-Products Mixtures Research: Results from the Four Lab Study

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    This study involves the collaboration of the four national laboratories of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other scientists from universities and water utilities, and is termed the ?Four Lab Study?. The purpose of this study is to address concerns rela...

  6. Research and Teaching: Statistics across the Curriculum Using an Iterative, Interactive Approach in an Inquiry-Based Lab Sequence

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    Remsburg, Alysa J.; Harris, Michelle A.; Batzli, Janet M.

    2014-01-01

    How can science instructors prepare students for the statistics needed in authentic inquiry labs? We designed and assessed four instructional modules with the goals of increasing student confidence, appreciation, and performance in both experimental design and data analysis. Using extensions from a just-in-time teaching approach, we introduced…

  7. Improving the Quality of Lab Reports by Using Them as Lab Instructions

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    Haagen-Schuetzenhoefer, Claudia

    2012-01-01

    Lab exercises are quite popular in teaching science. Teachers have numerous goals in mind when teaching science laboratories. Nevertheless, empirical research draws a heterogeneous picture of the benefits of lab work. Research has shown that it does not necessarily contribute to the enhancement of practical abilities or content knowledge. Lab…

  8. The German government's global health strategy--a strategy also to support research and development for neglected diseases?

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    Fehr, Angela; Razum, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    Neglected tropical infectious diseases as well as rare diseases are characterized by structural research and development (R&D) deficits. The market fails for these disease groups. Consequently, to meet public health and individual patient needs, political decision makers have to develop strategies at national and international levels to make up for this R&D deficit. The German government recently published its first global health strategy. The strategy underlines the German government's commitment to strengthening global health governance. We find, however, that the strategy lacks behind the international public health endeavors for neglected diseases. It fails to make reference to the ongoing debate on a global health agreement. Neither does it outline a comprehensive national strategy to promote R&D into neglected diseases, which would integrate existing R&D activities in Germany and link up to the international debate on sustainable, needs-based R&D and affordable access. This despite the fact that only recently, in a consensus-building process, a National Plan of Action for rare diseases was successfully developed in Germany which could serve as a blueprint for a similar course of action for neglected diseases. We recommend that, without delay, a structured process be initiated in Germany to explore all options to promote R&D for neglected diseases, including a global health agreement. PMID:25079287

  9. Government financial support for civil aircraft research, technology and development in four European countries and the United States

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    Chandler, B.; Golaszewski, R.; Patten, C.; Rudman, B.; Scott, R.

    1980-01-01

    Data on the levels of government financial support for civil aircraft airframe and engine (CAAE) research and technology (R&T) in the United States and Europe (United Kingdom, West Germany, France and The Netherlands) and means of comparing these levels are provided. Data are presented for the years 1974-1977. European R&T expenditure data were obtained through visits to each of the four European countries, to the Washington office of the European Communities, and by a search of applicable literature. CAAE R&T expenditure data for the United States were obtained from NASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  10. Assessing the Impact of Religious Beliefs on Public Perceptions and U.S. Government Policies: The Case of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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    Robinson, Tomeka Michelle

    2011-02-22

    This dissertation presents three separate studies designed to provide structure and evidence-based insight into the impact of religious beliefs on public perceptions and U.S. government policies regarding embryonic stem cell research. First, a...

  11. Lab Contact: After Hours Phone

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Emergency Response Personnel must be able to contact a knowledgeable party for information about the lab. Lab Contacts Lab Contact: Lab Group: After Hours Phone: Lab Contact

  12. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Instituteâ??s Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains five full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive quiz.

  13. Virtual Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Over the past few years, the Howard Hughes Medical Instituteâ??s Biointeractive website has garnered critical acclaim from a number of international organizations that evaluate various multimedia products that educate Internet users about science and technology. Most recently, their Virtual Labs area on the site has been well-received, and they are visually entrancing and easy to use. Currently, the site contains six full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart. Each virtual lab contains resources for instructors, along with an interactive quiz.

  14. Ethics Creep: Governing Social Science Research in the Name of Ethics

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    Kevin D. Haggerty

    2004-01-01

    This article presents an analysis of the Canadian ethics review process by a member of a Research Ethics Board. The author suggests that the new formal system for regulating the ethical conduct of scholarly research is experiencing a form of “ethics creep.” This is characterized by a dual process whereby the regulatory system is expanding outward to incorporate a host

  15. EERA: A Participant or an Agent in European Research Policy? A Governance Perspective

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    Moos, Lejf; Wubbels, Theo

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors begin to frame a discussion of the educational research space that the European Educational Research Association (EERA) has been given and aims to take. The educational space is not merely a geographical phenomenon, but rather refers to the networks, flows and scapes that form the foundation for the construction of…

  16. 15.01.01.M3 University Councils, Committees and Boards Governing Research

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    , teaching or testing that requires an Animal Use Protocol (AUP) must be approved by the IACUC prior to the initiation of any work, and before any animals may be acquired, housed, or used for research, testing or teaching. (See University SAP 15.03.99.M0.01: Use of Animals in Research, Teaching and Testing for more

  17. ‘Peopling’ curriculum policy production: researching educational governance through institutional ethnography and Bourdieuian field analysis

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    Jessica Gerrard; Lesley Farrell

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores the methodological basis for empirically researching moments of major policy change. Its genesis is in the methodological challenges presented by the initial stages of an ongoing research project examining the current attempts to establish the first nation-wide Australian curriculum. We draw on Dorothy Smith’s development of institutional ethnography and Bourdieuian field analysis to outline a methodological framework

  18. Butterfly Lab

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    This Web site comes from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, Illinois. Designed for students in grades 7-12, Butterfly Lab offers online activities and materials covering butterfly anatomy, life cycle, behavior, and related topics. Detailed information is accompanied by colorful diagrams and photographs. Butterfly Lab also offers three offline activities involving butterfly anatomy, movement, identification, handling, and more. Students may submit their offline creations to be posted on the Web site. An audio feature allows users to listen to the Museum's director of biology discuss butterfly biology. The site includes a guide for teachers and a FAQ page.

  19. 10th Chinese Internet Research Conference Social Media, Digital Entertainment, Governance & Public Movements

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    10th Chinese Internet Research Conference Social Media, Digital Entertainment of Information, University of California, Berkeley The Sent-Down Internet: Going Online residents using the Internet, equal to 26.5% of the total number of Internet

  20. Learning LabVIEW in Introductory Physics Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ethridge, Eric

    2007-11-01

    LabVIEW is a graphical programming language, commonly used in physics and engineering research. ELVIS stands for Electronics Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite. It is designed to replace all of the instruments commonly found on an electronics lab bench. Vernier Instruments sells adaptors which allow the Vernier sensors to be hooked into a breadboard, and controlled via a LabVIEW Virtual Instrument (VI.) While basic VI's exist for running the sensors through LabVIEW, more sophisticated VI's are necessary for plotting one quantity versus another. Introducing LabVIEW and ELVIS in the introductory physics laboratory course is useful for physics and engineering majors who will be ready to use the equipment more extensively in upper-level courses.

  1. Analyzing the contributions of a government-commissioned research project: a case study

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background It often remains unclear to investigators how their research contributes to the work of the commissioner. We initiated the ‘Risk Model’ case study to gain insight into how a Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) project and its knowledge products contribute to the commissioner’s work, the commissioner being the Health Care Inspectorate. We aimed to identify the alignment efforts that influenced the research project contributions. Based on the literature, we expected interaction between investigators and key users to be the most determining factor for the contributions of a research project. Methods In this qualitative case study, we analyzed the alignment efforts and contributions in the Risk Model project by means of document analysis and interviews according to the evaluation method Contribution Mapping. Furthermore, a map of the research process was drafted and a feedback session was organized. After the feedback session with stakeholders discussing the findings, we completed the case study report. Results Both organizations had divergent views on the ownership of the research product and the relationship between RIVM and the Inspectorate, which resulted in different expectations. The RIVM considered the use of the risk models to be problematic, but the inspectors had a positive opinion about its contributions. Investigators, inspectors, and managers were not aware of these remarkably different perceptions. In this research project, we identified six relevant categories of both horizontal alignment efforts (between investigators and key users) as well as vertical alignment efforts (within own organization) that influenced the contributions to the Inspectorate’s work. Conclusions Relevant alignment efforts influencing the contributions of the project became manifest at three levels: the first level directly relates to the project, the second to the organizational environment, and the third to the formal and historical relationship between the organizations. Both external and internal alignments influence the contributions of a research project. Based on the findings, we recommend that research institutes invest in a reflective attitude towards the social aspects of research projects at all levels of the organization and develop alignment strategies to enhance the contributions of research. PMID:24498894

  2. Investigating User Typologies and Their Relevance within a Living Lab-Research Approach for ICT-Innovation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dimitri Schuurman; Katrien De Moor; Lieven De Marez; Tom Evens

    2010-01-01

    Our contemporary ICT-environment is characterized by an innovation spiral, resulting in a lot of innovations as well as failures. Attempts to cope with the inherent uncertainty and increasing complexity in the field of ICT-innovation have influenced the rise of new, user-driven and open innovation-approaches. We contend that the Living Lab-approach can be seen as a systemic, methodological instrument incorporating a

  3. Echolocation Lab

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    BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Donald Mills N:Mills; Donald ORG:Cumberland Regional High School REV:2005-04-09 END:VCARD

    1995-06-30

    In this lab students experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects with out using their sense of sight. A blindfold removes students sight and a stream of water replaces the sound waves. Students observe the effect of changing distance on echolocation.

  4. Labs: 1987.

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    Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    This article presents a variety of topics discussed in this column and at a biology teachers' workshop concerning the quality and value of lab techniques used for teaching high school biology. Topics included are Drosophila salivary glands, sea urchins, innovations, dyes and networking. (CW)

  5. Procedures for Managing Government-Furnished Property (GFP)

    E-print Network

    Procedures for Managing Government-Furnished Property (GFP) Government-Furnished Property (GFP) or Government furnished Equipment (GFE) - is a loan of property by a Government Agency to SEAS for the purpose and length of a scientific project. The title remains in the government's name. RECEIVING GFP/GFE The Lab

  6. The red tape waltz. Where multi-centre ethical and research governance review can step on the toes of good research practice.

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    Webster, Susan M; Temple-Smit, Meredith

    2013-03-01

    How could it happen that the very processes intended to assure ethical research in Australia might, themselves, undermine good research practice? This paper describes one PhD candidate's recent experiences of multi-centre review for a Human Research Ethics Committee approved, low/negligible risk, qualitative study, at the crossroad of health services research and organisational research. A retrospective review of international literature about multi-centre review processes revealed that many of these experiences were not unique and might have been expected, notwithstanding Australian efforts at harmonisation of multi-centre review. This paper examines not only the burden of red-tape that was applied to a small doctoral study, but also the way in which the red-tape threatened the anonymity of potential study participants and risked exposing them to undue pressure and distress. These experiences support the view that harmonisation initiatives have not yet developed as the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council may have hoped and that further attention is needed to harmonise research governance processes. PMID:24069728

  7. RiskLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Founded in 1994, RiskLab is a Swedish "inter-university research institute, concentrating on precompetitive, applied research in the general area of (integrated) risk management for finance and insurance." Featured on the site is RiskLab's tremendous body of research and writing. From clearly-marked links, users have access to working papers, speech presentations, and projects. Papers are fully cataloged and available in a variety of formats including in full text in PostScript, compressed PostScript, and .pdf, and many of the papers are accompanied by online slide presentations of the work. This site will be valuable to anyone interested in risk management as it pertains to finance and insurance.

  8. Defining a Taxonomy for Research Areas on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    approaches around cloud computing, internet of things and internet of services, while embracing.0 channels for engaging citizens, researchers orient themselves towards future internet, wisdom of crowds philosophy; the social media buzz taming collective wisdom in decision-making; and the future internet

  9. Sport Physiology Research and Governing Gender in Sport--A Power-Knowledge Relation?

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    Larsson, Hakan

    2013-01-01

    This article sets out to show how physiological knowledge about sex/gender relates to power issues within sport. The sport physiology research at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (Swedish acronym: GIH) during the twentieth century is analysed in relation to the political rationality concerning gender at GIH and within the Swedish…

  10. The "Economy of Memory": Publications, Citations, and the Paradox of Effective Research Governance

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    Woelert, Peter

    2013-01-01

    More recent advancements in digital technologies have significantly alleviated the dissemination of new scientific ideas as well as the storing, searching and retrieval of large amounts of published research findings. While not denying the benefits of this novel "economy of memory," this paper endeavors to shed light on the ways in which…

  11. Governing by Network in Europe: Associations, Educational Research and Social Partnership

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    Lawn, Martin

    2007-01-01

    The coincident arrival of a European policy space in education and a European Educational Research Association [EERA], and their subsequent relation, will be the subject of this paper. EERA is a hybrid organization--it supports scientific networking, it is a social partner in EU policy, it is a first level social space for networking, and…

  12. Moving at the Speed of Government: VIVO Implementation at EPA's Office of Research and Development

    EPA Science Inventory

    VIVO is a research and expertise discovery tool that supports collaboration across disciplines, geographic locations and organizational structures. This poster reviews the steps taken to set up an EPA/ORD VIVO instance including customization of the theme, data ingest and develop...

  13. Sport physiology research and governing gender in sport—a power–knowledge relation?

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    Håkan Larsson

    2011-01-01

    This article sets out to show how physiological knowledge about sex\\/gender relates to power issues within sport. The sport physiology research at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (Swedish acronym: GIH) during the twentieth century is analysed in relation to the political rationality concerning gender at GIH and within the Swedish Sports Confederation during the same period. The

  14. The Missing Link in Vision and Governance: Foreign Language Acquisition Research.

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    Kramsch, Claire J.

    1987-01-01

    Foreign language acquisition research (concerned with the theoretical and practical issues related to socialization into and literacy in another language and culture) can help integrate language, literature, and culture in foreign language departments because it draws on insights gained from such diverse fields as anthropology, sociology,…

  15. Physical Education PLC: Neoliberalism, Curriculum and Governance. New Directions for PESP Research

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    Evans, John; Davies, Brian

    2014-01-01

    How might Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) communities in the UK, Europe, Australasia and elsewhere go about researching the implications of neoliberalism and increasing privatisation of Education for the entitlements of young people to a common, comprehensive, high quality, equitable Physical Education (PE)? Our analyses suggest that…

  16. Office of Educational Programs Solar Energy Lab

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    Office of Educational Programs Solar Energy Lab Overview Kaitlin Thomassen Target student audience: High School Regents Physics High School AP Physics #12;Solar Energy Lab: Goals Highlight research Solar Farm & Northeast Solar Energy Research Center (NSERC) Scientists and engineers will research

  17. Corporate Governance and Accountability

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    Renee M Jones

    2010-01-01

    This book chapter on Corporate Governance and Accountability is a contribution to the book CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - SYNTHESIS OF THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE (Wiley, forthcoming 2010), edited by Ronald Anderson and H. Kent Baker. This chapter describes the sources of corporate governance standards for American corporations and analyzes the accountability mechanisms designed to ensure that corporate officials act faithfully in

  18. MAKING MINORITY GOVERNMENT WORK

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    Saunders, Mark

    MAKING MINORITY GOVERNMENT WORK: Hung parliaments and the challenges for Westminster and Whitehall Minority Government Work 1 Contents About the Authors 3 Foreword 4 Summary of Key Points 5 Executive of options 1.4 Making Multi-Party Governance Work: Lessons from elsewhere 1.5 Research methodology Box 1

  19. Research Guidelines: Data Protection and Research The Data Protection Act 1998 governs the processing of personal data. The term

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    Brierley, Andrew

    and disclosure of data. You need to be aware that any research you do involving identifiable living individuals, and preferably in writing: What information you are collecting What it will be used for Who it is likely the data protection Principles, however, and you must be aware of where and when they apply. NB

  20. Discourse, upstream public engagement and the governance of human life extension research

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    Matthew Cotton

    2010-01-01

    Important scientific, ethical and sociological debates are emerging over the trans-humanist goal to achieve therapeutic treatments\\u000a to ‘cure’ the debilitation of age-related illness and extend the healthy life span of individuals through “interventive biogerontological\\u000a research”. The scientific and moral discourses surrounding this contentious scientific field are mapped out, followed by a\\u000a normative argument favouring ‘strong’ deliberative democratic control of human

  1. Squid Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    National Aquarium in Baltimore

    This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begins. Students will learn about the adaptations, defense mechanisms, feeding habits, predators and reproductive strategies of squid. Step by step directions are given to guide the students through the dissection.

  2. Chromatography Lab

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    2014-09-18

    To increase students' awareness of possible invisible pollutants in drinking water sources, students perform an exciting lab requiring them to think about how solutions and mixtures exist even in unsuspecting places such as ink. They use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the components of black and colored marker ink. Students witness first-hand how components of a solution can be separated, even when those individual components are not visible in solution.

  3. Biodiesel Lab

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    McMahan, Andrew

    The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this biodiesel production lab overview. The materials include a general introduction to biodiesel fuels, as well as explanations of free fatty acid & acid value titration, "homebrew" oil titration and residual catalyst & soap titration.Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

  4. Brazilian Clinical Trials Registry and the challenges for clinical research governance.

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    Laguardia, Josué; Piolli, Alessandro Luís; Prevot, Margareth; Ramalho, Luciano; Gamarski, Ricardo; Nishizawa, Claudio

    2011-01-01

    Over the past five years, efforts to set up a Brazilian clinical trials registry have progressed from early discussions in academic forums through to the establishment of the registry as a web-based computer platform. This article describes the process of developing and introducing the Brazilian Clinical Trials Registry (ReBEC), and its relationship with the authorities that regulate clinical research in Brazil. The Brazilian Clinical Trials Registry and the multilingual, free and open source, internet-based software developed to manage it are outcomes of partnerships among Brazilian federal and international health agencies. Information for describing the technical and operational dimensions of Rebec was drawn from technical documents and the records of the OpenTrials software development team and the ReBEC executive and advisory committees, which are available in free-access repositories. The Brazilian Clinical Trials Registry was launched in December 2010, and approved as a primary registry of the WHO ICTRP network in April 2011. ReBEC's arrival on-line and its acceptance as an ICTRP primary registry is a significant step in consolidating a policy of free access to information on clinical research in Brazil. PMID:23672720

  5. Principles Governing the Pursuit of Externally Sponsored Research at BYU Brigham Young University encourages faculty to seek external funding in support of their scholarly work.

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    Hart, Gus

    Principles Governing the Pursuit of Externally Sponsored Research at BYU Brigham Young University encourages faculty to seek external funding in support of their scholarly work. The Board of Trustees has imposed no limit to the amount of external research funding that can be accepted. However, the university

  6. What is a Baseline for Effective Information Technology Governance for Higher Education Institutions that are Members of Research University CIO Conclave in United States?

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    Mohseni, Maryam

    2012-01-01

    This research study provides the findings of a modified Delphi methodology conducted to define components and baseline for effective information technology governance for higher education institutions member of the Research University CIO Conclave (RUCC) in United States. The participating experts are Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of…

  7. Performance enhancement, elite athletes and anti doping governance: comparing human guinea pigs in pharmaceutical research and professional sports.

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    Camporesi, Silvia; McNamee, Michael J

    2014-01-01

    In light of the World Anti Doping Agency's 2013 Code Revision process, we critically explore the applicability of two of three criteria used to determine whether a method or substance should be considered for their Prohibited List, namely its (potential) performance enhancing effects and its (potential) risk to the health of the athlete. To do so, we compare two communities of human guinea pigs: (i) individuals who make a living out of serial participation in Phase 1 pharmacology trials; and (ii) elite athletes who engage in what is effectively 'unregulated clinical research' by using untested prohibited or non-prohibited performance enhancing substances and methods, alone or in combination. Our comparison sheds light on norms of research ethics that these practices exacerbate with respect to the concepts of multiplicity, visibility, and consistency. We argue for the need to establish a proper governance framework to increase the accountability of these unregulated research practices in order to protect the human guinea pigs in elite sports contexts, and to establish reasonable grounds for the performance enhancing effects, and the risks to the health of the athlete, of the methods and substances that might justify their inclusion on the Prohibited List. PMID:24499536

  8. Performance enhancement, elite athletes and anti doping governance: comparing human guinea pigs in pharmaceutical research and professional sports

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    In light of the World Anti Doping Agency’s 2013 Code Revision process, we critically explore the applicability of two of three criteria used to determine whether a method or substance should be considered for their Prohibited List, namely its (potential) performance enhancing effects and its (potential) risk to the health of the athlete. To do so, we compare two communities of human guinea pigs: (i) individuals who make a living out of serial participation in Phase 1 pharmacology trials; and (ii) elite athletes who engage in what is effectively 'unregulated clinical research’ by using untested prohibited or non-prohibited performance enhancing substances and methods, alone or in combination. Our comparison sheds light on norms of research ethics that these practices exacerbate with respect to the concepts of multiplicity, visibility, and consistency. We argue for the need to establish a proper governance framework to increase the accountability of these unregulated research practices in order to protect the human guinea pigs in elite sports contexts, and to establish reasonable grounds for the performance enhancing effects, and the risks to the health of the athlete, of the methods and substances that might justify their inclusion on the Prohibited List. PMID:24499536

  9. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 1

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the first lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a syllabus, tentative schedule, lab safety contract, and lab notebook rubric.

  10. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 2

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    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the second lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a case study, a lab on mosquito biology, and instructions for trapping mosquitos for the lab.

  11. Putting teachers-to-be in the field and the lab: Hands-on research at the American Museum of Natural History

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    Nadeau, P. A.; Ebel, D. S.; Harlow, G. E.; Landman, N. H.; Pagnotta, A.; Sessa, J.; Shara, M.; Ustunisik, G. K.; Webster, J. D.; Blair, D.; Shumer, M.

    2013-12-01

    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is halfway through a pilot program designed to prepare Earth Science teachers for grades 7-12 in high-needs schools in New York. The program was implemented to address a critical shortage of qualified Earth Science teachers throughout the state as well as to reach student populations that traditionally have limited science exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This Master of Arts in Teaching is unique amongst teacher preparation programs, not only in that it is housed at a world-class research museum and places the teacher candidates in a year-long teaching residency, but also in that it accepts only students with a strong background in Earth Science via a degree in geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, or a related discipline. Following a year of graduate courses in science and pedagogy, as well as teaching residencies, and only months before embarking on teaching career, candidates begin a seven-week science practicum. This exercise combines field and lab work under the tutelage of AMNH science curators and postdoctoral research fellows to provide experience with the scientific process, from field work and data collection to interpretation and public presentation of results. In the science practicum, teaching candidates begin by selecting one of four topics on which to focus their research: astrophysics, experimental petrology, mineralogy, or paleontology. An introduction to lab materials, techniques, and instrumentation is followed by two weeks in the field, both upstate and in New York City, where rocks of all types are encountered and discussed. Nights are devoted to astronomical observing and data collection to supplement the geology-oriented daytime sessions. Following the trips, candidates are back at AMNH analyzing data and samples in preparation for a short, scientific-style manuscript and presentation of results in an AGU-style talk. Three research groups have already discovered potentially publishable results from candidate-oriented lab work. Here we report on the practicum experiences of the first cohort of teacher candidates. Teacher preparation programs such as this will be increasingly valuable in coming years as a result of the recently released national Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These new standards shift emphasis from students memorizing scientific content to understanding the practice of science. While NGSS have not yet been adopted in New York State, they likely will be in the near future, making this program at AMNH highly relevant to the current state of science education in the United States.

  12. A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The agricultural sector provides highly diverse career opportunities that include private companies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and government agencies. One possible career path is with the Federal government which is one of the largest employers of scientists and engineers...

  13. (Re)inventing Government-Industry R and D Collaboration

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Holmes, Bruce J.

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes the lessons learned in developing and operating a large-scale strategic alliance whose organization and coordination is U.S. Government-led using new means for R&D collaboration. Consortia in the United States counter a century of 1884 Sherman Anti-Trust Law-based governmental and legal policy and a longstanding business tradition of unfettered competition. Success in public-private collaboration in America requires compelling vision and motivation by both partners to reinvent our ways of doing business. The foundations for reinventing government and alliance building were laid in 1994 with Vice President Al Gore's mandates for Federal Lab Reviews and other examinations of the roles and missions for the nation's more than 700 government labs. In addition, the 1984 National Cooperative Research Act (NCRA) set in motion the abilities for U.S. companies to collaborate in pre-competitive technology development. The budget realities of the 1990's for NASA and other government agencies demand that government discover the means to accomplish its mission by leveraging resources through streamlining as well as alliances. Federal R&D investments can be significantly leveraged for greater national benefit through strategic alliances with industry and university partners. This paper presents early results from one of NASA's first large-scale public/private joint R&D ventures.

  14. LabWrite

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    Dr. Michael Carter

    2005-09-15

    LabWrite is a website students can use to write better lab reports, which helps students learn to think scientifically. The main structure of the site is chronological, guiding students through the full lab experience: PreLab is a set of questions that initiates scientific inquiry; InLab helps students collect, organize, and analyze data during the lab; PostLab offers a step-by-step guide to writing the report; and LabCheck helps students revise their reports before handing them in. In addition to the standard hypothetical lab, LabWrite also provides full support for descriptive labs and labs that students design for themselves. LabWrite also includes an extensive set of resources, such as an Excel tutorial and guides for creating tables and graphs, which students can use on their own or teachers can use for in-class instruction. The website contains a guide for teachers.

  15. Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City

    ScienceCinema

    Banerjee, Sanjoy; Shmukler, Michael; Martin, Cheryl

    2014-01-10

    Urban Electric Power, a startup formed by researchers from the City University of New York (CUNY) Energy Institute, is taking breakthroughs in battery technology from the lab to the market. With industry and government funding, including a grant from the Energy Department, Urban Electric Power developed a zinc-nickel oxide battery electrolyte that circulates constantly, eliminating dendrite formation and preventing battery shortages. Their new challenge is to take this technology to the market, where they can scale up the batteries for reducing peak energy demand in urban areas and storing variable renewable electricity.

  16. Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City

    SciTech Connect

    Banerjee, Sanjoy; Shmukler, Michael; Martin, Cheryl

    2013-07-29

    Urban Electric Power, a startup formed by researchers from the City University of New York (CUNY) Energy Institute, is taking breakthroughs in battery technology from the lab to the market. With industry and government funding, including a grant from the Energy Department, Urban Electric Power developed a zinc-nickel oxide battery electrolyte that circulates constantly, eliminating dendrite formation and preventing battery shortages. Their new challenge is to take this technology to the market, where they can scale up the batteries for reducing peak energy demand in urban areas and storing variable renewable electricity.

  17. Governance of stem cell research: public participation and decision-making in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

    PubMed

    Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret; Hwang, Seyoung

    2012-10-01

    This article compares and explores forms of 'public' participation in the development of bioethical governance of human embryonic stem cell research (hESR) in four Asian societies, and in doing so it contributes to the wider discussions on expertise and public inclusion. The article aims to add nuance to the concept of 'public consultation' by focusing on the contested meanings and relationships through which public roles and public debates are defined. The analysis seeks to go beyond a straightforward comparison by interpreting public discussions of hESR as being influenced by both local conditions and interconnected global science institutions. An adequate understanding of the public participation in debates on science requires the analysis of (a) particular reasons for scientific issues to require public discussion; (b) pressures of transnational forces; (c) variability of publics relevant to bioethical regulation; and, (d) the effects of institutionalization of bioethics. This study uses data from fieldwork conducted between 2006 and 2010 in four Asian countries. Most of the interviews were conducted in the local languages and concerned various kinds of public participation in bioethics activities, as well as the views of stem cell scientists on the need to involve the public in discussions on the acceptability of their research. PMID:23189610

  18. Converting Your Lab from Verification to Inquiry

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    Connie P. Russell

    2006-01-01

    This chapter offers insight into how to create laboratories that provide students with research experiences within the constraints of time, resources, and course formats that most faculty face. It provides a research-based rationale for investigative or inquiry-based labs; an example of their implementation in a large-enrollment, introductory course for mixed majors; and recommendations for converting labs.

  19. USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab

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    2002-01-01

    The Graphics Lab is part of the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The lab performs research on computer graphics and modeling techniques such as image-based lighting, range scanning, and animation. This is all made possible by a U.S. Army contract "to advance the state of immersive training simulation." The Lab's homepage offers many details on the various projects within each research area; there are several publications that can be downloaded to complement this background material. Some software, such as HDRShop (used for High-Dynamic Range Image Editing), and data are also available on the Lab's Web site.

  20. Giving Raw Data a Chance to Talk: A Demonstration of Exploratory Visual Analytics with a Pediatric Research Database Using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot to Promote Cohort Discovery, Research, and Quality Assessment

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    Viangteeravat, Teeradache; Nagisetty, Naga Satya V. Rao

    2014-01-01

    Secondary use of large and open data sets provides researchers with an opportunity to address high-impact questions that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive and time consuming to study. Despite the availability of data, generating hypotheses from huge data sets is often challenging, and the lack of complex analysis of data might lead to weak hypotheses. To overcome these issues and to assist researchers in building hypotheses from raw data, we are working on a visual and analytical platform called PRD Pivot. PRD Pivot is a de-identified pediatric research database designed to make secondary use of rich data sources, such as the electronic health record (EHR). The development of visual analytics using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot makes the process of data elaboration, information gathering, knowledge generation, and complex information exploration transparent to tool users and provides researchers with the ability to sort and filter by various criteria, which can lead to strong, novel hypotheses. PMID:24808811

  1. NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 35: The US government technical report and aerospace knowledge diffusion: Results of an on-going investigation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Khan, A. Rahman; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1993-01-01

    The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development (R&D) are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded (U.S.) R&D. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this paper, we summarize the literature on technical reports and provide a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report. We present results from two surveys (one of five studies) of our investigation of aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis the U.S. government technical report and close with a brief overview of on-going research into the use of the U.S. government technical report as a rhetorical device for transferring federally funded aerospace R&D.

  2. Digital Scholarship Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-01-15

    Based at the University of Richmond, the Digital Scholarship Lab develops "innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond." On the website, visitors can learn about ongoing projects, publications, and the Lab's team of dedicated professionals. The Projects section is quite remarkable, as it contains seven unique projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, and Mining the Dispatch. This last project is fantastic, exploring "the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond" through the articles of the Richmond Daily Dispatch. There are also several Mini-Projects, which include a meditation on Pac-Man and the fascinating Americans in Paris. The Publications and Presentations area includes links to presentations given by staff members, along with commentaries and the like. The site is rounded out by the News area and an About area which provides details on the staff.

  3. Space Science Lab at PARI

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael W. Castelaz; M. Blake; D. Clavier; C. Whitworth; J. D. Cline

    2006-01-01

    Native American, Hispanic, African American, and other underrepresented high school students in rural Western North Carolina have unprecedented opportunity as researchers in the Space Science Lab to conduct visible and radio observations of the Sun. The program involves 90 students over a three year period. The students conduct their own research and also interact with scientists around the world. The

  4. LabWrite: Improving Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabWrite is a tool for instructing students in organizing and preparing proper lab reports. The tool is organized into four sections: PreLab, where students answer a series of questions to prepare an introduction; InLab, a laboratory notebook for taking notes on lab procedures and recording data and observations; PostLab, a guide for writing the report; and LabCheck, a guide and checklist for checking over and revising a lab report before submitting it. Each section operates in a choice of modes: self-guiding, hardcopy handouts, or interactive tutoring. There is also a set of additional resources for constructing graphs, writing, documenting sources, writing proposals, and others. A version for younger students is also included.

  5. Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility

    E-print Network

    Haviland, David

    Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility Nano technology for basic research and small commercial enterprises Director: Prof. David Haviland #12;Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden Nano-Lab Philosophy · Nanometer scale patterning and metrology · Broad spectrum of user research

  6. Paleotempestology Lab

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    Kira Lawrence

    This introductory lab introduces students to stratigraphic correlation and the dating of geologic materials. Students analyze sediment cores derived from coastal marshes that preserve a record of past hurricane activity. The task is for students to assess the past frequency and intensity of hurricane activity in the region from which the cores were derived. In teams, students log the sedimentological variations in the cores. Then each individual student builds stratigraphic columns for each core. Based on their stratigraphic columns, students try to preliminarily correlate hurricane events between the cores. In small teams, they then collectively decide to "purchase" absolute dates using a fixed budget to test their preliminary correlations and arrive at an overall interpretation of the hurricane activity in the region.

  7. Evolution of different dual-use concepts in international and national law and its implications on research ethics and governance.

    PubMed

    Rath, Johannes; Ischi, Monique; Perkins, Dana

    2014-09-01

    This paper provides an overview of the various dual-use concepts applied in national and international non-proliferation and anti-terrorism legislation, such as the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, and national export control legislation and in relevant codes of conduct. While there is a vast literature covering dual-use concepts in particular with regard to life sciences, this is the first paper that incorporates into such discussion the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540. In addition, recent developments such as the extension of dual-use export control legislation in the area of human rights protection are also identified and reviewed. The discussion of dual-use concepts is hereby undertaken in the context of human- and/or national-security-based approaches to security. This paper discusses four main concepts of dual use as applied today in international and national law: civilian versus military, peaceful versus non-peaceful, legitimate versus illegitimate and benevolent versus malevolent. In addition, the usage of the term to describe positive technology spin-offs between civilian and military applications is also briefly addressed. Attention is also given to the roles civil society and research ethics may play in the governance of dual-use sciences and technologies. PMID:24497004

  8. UMBC FACULTY IDEA LAB AND BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM

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    Adali, Tulay

    UMBC FACULTY IDEA LAB AND BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Do to develop into a business? The UMBC Faculty Idea Lab and Business Incubator Program, located at the research

  9. Designing a core IT artefact for Knowledge Management Systems using participatory action research in a government and a non-government organisation

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    Tom Butler; Joseph Feller; Andrew Pope; Bill Emerson; Ciaran Murphy

    2008-01-01

    There is a growing interest in the application of information technologies (IT) for Knowledge Management (KM) in the public sector; there is, however, a dearth of research on the design and development of effective, integrated Knowledge Management Systems (KMS). Consequently, public sector organisations and private sector enterprises are offered little in the way of guidance in designing KMS from the

  10. Proceedings of the Workshop Program at the Fourth International Conferencd on Case-Based Reasoning, Vancouver, 2001. Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning Authoring Support Tools. Naval Research Lab Technical Note AIC-01-003, pp. 32-37.

    E-print Network

    Aamodt, Agnar

    and Wettscherek, 1997; Aha, 2000). This calls for more systematic methods for case base knowledge analysis, Vancouver, 2001. Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning Authoring Support Tools. Naval Research Lab Technical Note types of domain knowledge, tasks, and methods for building and maintaining CBR systems. This paper

  11. Lab Coats or Trench Coats? Detective Sleuthing as an Alternative to Scientifically Based Research in Indigenous Educational Communities

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    Kaomea, Julie

    2013-01-01

    Amidst late 19th-century efforts to emphasize modern medicine's transition to a more scientific approach, physicians seeking to represent themselves as scientists began wearing white laboratory coats. Today educational researchers are likewise urged to don metaphorical white coats as scientifically based research is held up as the cure-all…

  12. Our lab focuses on materials durability in extreme environments for energy, power, and propulsion applications. Current research interests include

    E-print Network

    Acton, Scott

    applications. Current research interests include oxidation and corrosion of ceramics and ceramic matrix@virginia.edu www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/opila.html Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering University and their Interactions Our research focuses on ceramics, which are proposed for use as nose and wing leading- edge

  13. Cryogenics Research and Engineering Experience

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Toro Medina, Jaime A.

    2013-01-01

    Energy efficient storage, transfer and use of cryogens and cryogenic propellants on Earth and in space have a direct impact on NASA, government and commercial programs. Research and development on thermal insulation, propellant servicing, cryogenic components, material properties and sensing technologies provides industry, government and research institutions with the cross-cutting technologies to manage low-temperature applications. Under the direction of the Cryogenic Testing Lab at Kennedy Space Center, the work experience acquired allowed me to perform research, testing, design and analysis of current and future cryogenic technologies to be applied in several projects.

  14. Research and Teaching: Published Freshman Lab Exercises as Indicators of Level of Awareness and Adoption of Instructional Practices Grounded in Discipline-Based Education Research

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    DeChenne, Sue Ellen; Carew, Jenna; Stains, Marilyne

    2014-01-01

    The discipline-based education research (DBER) report from the National Research Council (2012) highlighted the existence of a research-practice gap in science instruction in higher education and the need to identify strategies to close it. This study hypothesizes that one potential factor is instructors' access to research-based…

  15. Government and Health Outcomes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Grossman

    1982-01-01

    In this paper, I summarize the results of empirical studies in the areas of schooling and health, public programs and infant mortality, and government regulation of teenage smoking. My review is selective and is based on my own research. It is neutral with respect to the question of whether the government should pursue policies to improve the health of its

  16. Transforming the Primary Research Process through a Virtual Linguistic Lab for the Study of Language Acquisition and Use: Challenges and Accomplishments

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    Barbara Lust

    This project involves both the development of a community of scholars committed to cross-institution, interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic collaboration (a Virtual Center for Language Acquisition, VCLA) and the creation of a web-based infrastructure through which a new generation of scholars can learn concepts and technologies empowered through this CI environment. These technologies, constituting a Virtual Linguistic Lab (VLL), provide the student with the structure for data creation, data management and data analysis as well as the tools for collaborative data sharing. This infrastructure, informed and executed through computational science, involves the coherent integration of an open web-based gateway (The VCLA website), linked to a specialized web-based VLL portal which includes not only real world examples and visualizations of data creation and analyses, but several cybertools by which these data can be managed and analyzed. This infrastructure subserves both the beginning student and the researcher pursuing calibrated methods and structured data sharing for collaborative purposes. Students continually engage in the development of the cybertools involved and in the scientific method involved in primary research. In this paper we summarize our objectives, the challenges we face and the solutions we have developed to these challenges. At this point, the project is just completing an implementation stage and is being readied to move to a diffusion stage.

  17. MIT: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

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    The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab is the result of a merger in 2003 of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Lab for Computer Science. The interdepartmental laboratory conducts research in "both computation and artificial intelligence, broadly construed." The four main research areas include: Architecture, Systems, and Networks; Theory; Language, Learning, Vision, and Graphics; and Physical, Biological, and Computational Systems. The site lists the various research projects, each with an abstract describing the lab's approach and current progress on the project. The Research Activities section provides links to specific project websites of CSAIL researchers. They have not yet developed a CSAIL publications series, so research continues to be published under the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Laboratory for Computer Science publication series, which are also available from this website.

  18. Visual Cognition Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web page from the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois Psychology Department offers a collection of intriguing video demos showing examples of visual stimuli used in the lab to study change blindness and inattentional blindness. In the first demo, for example, an actor changes into another actor within the same cut -- something that na've observers will fail to notice about a third of the time. These videos (22 in all) are available only for individual non-commercial, non-research, non-anything-but-good-clean-fun.

  19. Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    A great deal of information is available on how children learn--brain research, multiple intelligence aspects, concrete versus abstract thinking, environmental stimuli, and so on--but one key feature can be gleaned from all of the studies, and that is the importance of hands-on learning. No matter what method students use to garner information, the learning process can be augmented with the inclusion of labs, activities, or simulations that mimic real-life experiences. This is especially true in the middle school science classroom.

  20. Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-03

    In this lab activity, students examine phytoplankton and picophytoplankton under a microscope and learn how to use a stage micrometer to measure microscopic specimens. Resources needed include a microscope, slides, coverslips, a stage micrometer, and a phytoplankton/picophytoplankton sample obtained from a biological supply company. The lesson is supported by science content found in the journal, Rising Tides, focusing on current oceanography research conducted by scientists at NASA, NOAA, NASA, and universities. Rising Tides contains articles, classroom activities, readings, teacher/student questions, imagery and more designed for the biology/environmental/earth science classroom.

  1. Signal Compression Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Signal Compression Lab (SCL) is a part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Current research activities at SCL include low bit rate speech coding, wideband speech and audio compression, speech modeling and synthesis," and many more focus areas involving data compression of various forms of media. A large collection of informative demonstrations and slide presentations illustrate the group's work. Many of the SCL staff have publications available for downloading, which are divided into several categories for easy browsing.

  2. 22 CFR 63.6 - Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach... 63.6 Section 63.6 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGES PAYMENTS TO...

  3. 22 CFR 63.6 - Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach... 63.6 Section 63.6 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGES PAYMENTS TO...

  4. 22 CFR 63.6 - Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach... 63.6 Section 63.6 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGES PAYMENTS TO...

  5. 22 CFR 63.6 - Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach... 63.6 Section 63.6 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGES PAYMENTS TO...

  6. 22 CFR 63.6 - Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach... 63.6 Section 63.6 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND EXCHANGES PAYMENTS TO...

  7. Student Government.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morrow, Joyce

    Materials for running a student government program at the junior high school level are provided in three general sections. Section 1 is a description of student government operations. Topics covered include student government responsibilities and activities, student council meeting procedures, parliamentary rules, responsibilities of the…

  8. Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into robotics motion planning, coverage, sensor-based planning, and visibility. Their site informs visitors about the research projects and researchers and provides postscript copies of related papers. Short demonstration videos, available under Projects, show sensorless and sensor-based applications. CMU's Distributed Robotics and Manipulation Reading Group also posts postscript files of their reading list.

  9. A Survey of Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrei Shleifer; Robert W Vishny

    1997-01-01

    This article surveys research on corporate governance, with special attention to the importance of legal protection of investors and of ownership concentration in corporate governance systems around the world. Copyright 1997 by American Finance Association.

  10. LabWrite

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael Carter

    2000-07-15

    LabWrite is an online resource designed to help students learn science by writing better laboratory reports. It is organized into four major parts, reflecting the chronological experience of the lab. PreLab asks students to respond to a set of questions that lead them through a scientific understanding of the lab before they actually begin. InLab provides resources and help for students as they set up the lab and gather and organize data. PostLab guides students step by step in writing the lab report. LabCheck offers students a checklist to help them revise their reports and an evaluation guide to help them learn from a graded report so that they can improve their skills. LabWrite also provides an extensive set of resources for teaching students how to create tables and graphs. In addition, the LabWrite Tutor is an application that allows students to write their lab reports online. Published results of a control-group study show that LabWrite significantly improves students' understanding of the scientific concept of the lab and their ability to think scientifically about the lab.

  11. TRN: Technology Research News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "Technology Research News (TRN) is an independent publisher and news service dedicated to covering technology research developments in university, corporate and government labs." The TRN Web site incorporates prominent and interesting news stories from these sources in a weekly online magazine. The scope of the magazine is quite broad, but commonly featured research includes nanotechnology, breakthroughs in computers and computing, and telecommunications. The Research Directory is the easiest way to find articles about specific topics, and a page of external links provides a good list of useful resources and directories. [CL

  12. Effectiveness Research: Transporting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) From the Lab to School-Based Health Clinics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mufson, Laura H.; Dorta, Kristen Pollack; Olfson, Mark; Weissman, Myrna M.; Hoagwood, Kimberly

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the process of modifying and transporting an evidence-based treatment, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A), from a university setting to school-based health clinics. It addresses conceptual issues involved in the shift from efficacy to effectiveness research as well as operational issues specific to…

  13. The Golden Age of Radio: Solid State's Debt to the Rad Lab

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martin, Joseph D.

    2011-03-01

    While MIT's Radiation Laboratory is rightly celebrated for its contributions to World War II radar research, its legacy extended beyond the war. The Rad Lab provided a model for interdisciplinary collaboration that continued to influence research at MIT in the post-war decades. The Rad Lab's institutional legacy--MIT's interdepartmental laboratories--drove the Institute's postwar research agenda. This talk examines how solid state physics research at MIT was shaped by a laboratory structure that encouraged cross-disciplinary collaboration. As the sub-discipline of solid state physics emerged through the late-1940s and 1950s, MIT was unique among universities in its laboratory structure, made possible by a large degree of government and military funding. Nonetheless, the manner in which MIT research groups from physics, chemistry, engineering, and metallurgy interfaced through the medium of solid state physics exemplified how the discipline of solid state physics came to be structured in the rest of the country. Through examining the Rad Lab's institutional legacy, I argue that World War II radar research, by establishing precedent for a particular mode of interdisciplinary collaboration, shaped the future structure of solid state research in the United States.

  14. State of the Lab Address

    ScienceCinema

    King, Alex

    2013-03-01

    In his third-annual State of the Lab address, Ames Laboratory Director Alex King called the past year one of "quiet but strong progress" and called for Ames Laboratory to continue to build on its strengths while responding to changing expectations for energy research.

  15. Fraud strikes top genome lab

    SciTech Connect

    Marshall, E.

    1996-11-08

    Francis Collins, head of NIH`s Human Genome Project has informed colleagues that a junior researcher in his lab facke data in five papers co-authored by Collins. This article describes the whole scenario, how it was discovered, and what the reprocussions are.

  16. Concentration, chlorination, and chemical analysis of drinking water for disinfection byproduct mixtures health effects research: U.S. EPA's Four Lab Study.

    PubMed

    Pressman, Jonathan G; Richardson, Susan D; Speth, Thomas F; Miltner, Richard J; Narotsky, Michael G; Hunter, E Sidney; Rice, Glenn E; Teuschler, Linda K; McDonald, Anthony; Parvez, Shahid; Krasner, Stuart W; Weinberg, Howard S; McKague, A Bruce; Parrett, Christopher J; Bodin, Nathalie; Chinn, Russell; Lee, Chih-Fen T; Simmons, Jane Ellen

    2010-10-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Four Lab Study" involved participation of researchers from four national Laboratories and Centers of the Office of Research and Development along with collaborators from the water industry and academia. The study evaluated toxicological effects of complex disinfection byproduct (DBP) mixtures, with an emphasis on reproductive and developmental effects that have been associated with DBP exposures in some human epidemiologic studies. This paper describes a new procedure for producing chlorinated drinking water concentrate for animal toxicology experiments, comprehensive identification of >100 DBPs, and quantification of 75 priority and regulated DBPs. In the research reported herein, complex mixtures of DBPs were produced by concentrating a natural source water with reverse osmosis membranes, followed by addition of bromide and treatment with chlorine. By concentrating natural organic matter in the source water first and disinfecting with chlorine afterward, DBPs (including volatiles and semivolatiles) were formed and maintained in a water matrix suitable for animal studies. DBP levels in the chlorinated concentrate compared well to those from EPA's Information Collection Rule (ICR) and a nationwide study of priority unregulated DBPs when normalized by total organic carbon (TOC). DBPs were relatively stable over the course of the animal studies (125 days) with multiple chlorination events (every 5-14 days), and a significant portion of total organic halogen was accounted for through a comprehensive identification approach. DBPs quantified included regulated DBPs, priority unregulated DBPs, and additional DBPs targeted by the ICR. Many DBPs are reported for the first time, including previously undetected and unreported haloacids and haloamides. The new concentration procedure not only produced a concentrated drinking water suitable for animal experiments, but also provided a greater TOC concentration factor (136×), enhancing the detection of trace DBPs that are often below detection using conventional approaches. PMID:20496936

  17. A "Language Lab" for Architectural Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mackenzie, Arch; And Others

    This paper discusses a "language lab" strategy in which traditional studio learning may be supplemented by language lessons using computer graphics techniques to teach architectural grammar, a body of elements and principles that govern the design of buildings belonging to a particular architectural theory or style. Two methods of teaching Frank…

  18. Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site discusses Boston University's Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) Lab's devotion to the improvement of FTMS instrumentation and methods for its everyday biochemical functions. After discovering the importance of FTMS, visitors can find out about the lab's work in the enhancement of electrospray ion source and Cryogenic FTMS. Students can learn about the modern biochemistry's utilization of both traditional instrumentation such as gel electrophoresis and the latest devices including high performance chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and X-ray crystallography. By downloading the Boston University Data Analysis (B.U.D.A.), researchers can participate in the development of analysis software for FTMS.

  19. Automated generation of massive image knowledge collections using Microsoft Live Labs Pivot to promote neuroimaging and translational research

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Massive datasets comprising high-resolution images, generated in neuro-imaging studies and in clinical imaging research, are increasingly challenging our ability to analyze, share, and filter such images in clinical and basic translational research. Pivot collection exploratory analysis provides each user the ability to fully interact with the massive amounts of visual data to fully facilitate sufficient sorting, flexibility and speed to fluidly access, explore or analyze the massive image data sets of high-resolution images and their associated meta information, such as neuro-imaging databases from the Allen Brain Atlas. It is used in clustering, filtering, data sharing and classifying of the visual data into various deep zoom levels and meta information categories to detect the underlying hidden pattern within the data set that has been used. Method We deployed prototype Pivot collections using the Linux CentOS running on the Apache web server. We also tested the prototype Pivot collections on other operating systems like Windows (the most common variants) and UNIX, etc. It is demonstrated that the approach yields very good results when compared with other approaches used by some researchers for generation, creation, and clustering of massive image collections such as the coronal and horizontal sections of the mouse brain from the Allen Brain Atlas. Results Pivot visual analytics was used to analyze a prototype of dataset Dab2 co-expressed genes from the Allen Brain Atlas. The metadata along with high-resolution images were automatically extracted using the Allen Brain Atlas API. It is then used to identify the hidden information based on the various categories and conditions applied by using options generated from automated collection. A metadata category like chromosome, as well as data for individual cases like sex, age, and plan attributes of a particular gene, is used to filter, sort and to determine if there exist other genes with a similar characteristics to Dab2. And online access to the mouse brain pivot collection can be viewed using the link http://edtech-dev.uthsc.edu/CTSI/teeDev1/unittest/PaPa/collection.html (user name: tviangte and password: demome) Conclusions Our proposed algorithm has automated the creation of large image Pivot collections; this will enable investigators of clinical research projects to easily and quickly analyse the image collections through a perspective that is useful for making critical decisions about the image patterns discovered. PMID:21884637

  20. Government of India Department of Science & Technology

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    Kumar, M. Jagadesh

    Government of India Department of Science & Technology Department of Biotechnology Australian for bilateral collaboration in science Jointly managed by Australian and Indian governments Supports & Technology (DST), Government of India & Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary

  1. DiscoLab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Given the direction of current Internet computing, Discolab is a research group whose goal is to "harmonize the operating system with the evolving role of networking in various emerging network-centric systems, ranging from Internet servers to ubiquitous networks of embedded systems." DicsoLab explores ways to improve performance of network-centric systems through TCP Servers and Memory-Mapped Network File Systems. The group's work on Remote Healing Systems explores the potential for Remote Memory Communication so that systems can monitor themselves, detect failures, and recover and repair remotely. Other projects on distributed computing and pervasive networking are also described on this website. Publications are posted online by research area. Papers used for the weekly reading group are also posted online. This site is also reviewed in the July 16, 2004 _NSDL MET Report_.

  2. Penn State University Combustion Lab Tour

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2006-09-23

    In this video, a fuels science professor tours a Combustion Lab where a team is investigating renewable, advanced and clean burning fuels. Overall, the researchers are interested in power, emissions, and performance.

  3. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...section: (1) Act means the Marine Protection, Research and...

  4. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...section: (1) Act means the Marine Protection, Research and...

  5. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act...section: (1) Act means the Marine Protection, Research and...

  6. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 7

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the seventh lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheet on PCR and Electrophoresis, and a Polymerase Chain Reaction lab.

  7. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 13

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the thirteenth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include an overview powerpoint presentation, a second presentation on statistics, and photosynthesis lab.

  8. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 3

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the third lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation and moving moles lab activity.

  9. Reinventing Government.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Osborne, David T.

    1993-01-01

    Throughout all levels of American government, a shift is taking place from the rigid, wasteful, centralized bureaucracies of the industrial era to the more flexible, entrepreneurial, decentralized government needed to succeed in today's world. This shift has been brought about by an unprecedented, ongoing fiscal crisis that has created a sudden…

  10. Remaking Governance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carver, John

    2000-01-01

    The Policy Governance model's philosophical foundations lie in Rousseau's social contract, Greenleaf's servant-leadership, and modern management theory. Policy Governance stresses primacy of the owner-representative role; full-board authority; superintendents as chief executive officers; authoritative prescription of "ends," bounded freedom for…

  11. Government Debt

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Douglas W. Elmendorf; N. Gregory Mankiw

    1998-01-01

    This paper surveys the literature on the macroeconomic effects of government debt. It begins by discussing the data on debt and deficits, including the historical time series, measurement issues, and projections of future fiscal policy. The paper then presents the conventional theory of government debt, which emphasizes aggregate demand in the short run and crowding out in the long run.

  12. Reinventing government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. J. Hanson; W. Lepkowski; J. R. Long; P. S. Zurer

    1993-01-01

    Both Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are committed to reinventing the federal government. To do so they will need more than a little help from Congress. But, if they succeed in turning the report's recommendations into reality, substantial change will occur in the way the federal government interacts with the chemical community in areas such as environmental and safety

  13. A Survey of Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ANDREI SHLEIFER; ROBERT W. VISHNY

    1988-01-01

    This article surveys research on corporate governance, with special attention to the importance of legal protection of investors and of ownership concentration in corpo- rate governance systems around the world. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DEALS WITH the ways in which suppliers of finance to

  14. Lab Investigation Mixture Separation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is a lab that is designed to have students write a lab procedure and separate out mixture of substances with different properties. It is also a good introduction to the different lab equipment that they will be using through out the year.

  15. Cybercamp Lab Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lab manual developed by Whatcom Community College provides activities for a high school cybersecurity camp. The 101-page manual contains instructions for nine labs arranged into five sessions. Lab activities include: install Ubuntu 10.10 in VMware, set up a simple network, investigate Linux terminal commands and file structure, secure a vulnerable machine, and investigate secure we development.

  16. LabVelocity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Geared mainly toward biotechnology researchers, this commercial site provides a wealth of laboratory information such as technique protocols, tools and tables, and a catalog of equipment and literature. The Tools and Tables section gives sizes and weights of genomes and molecules, a buffer calculator, protein affinity tables, and much more. Protocols such as in vitro transcription/translation, expression arrays, and protein assays are available for free download in .pdf format. Certain instrumentation, software, and laboratory product user manuals can be similarly downloaded. Other highlights of the site are the "lab manager," allowing users to create a personalized archive of scientific literature, protocols, product lists, and references; free access to Medline, the National Library of Medicine's searchable database; and a customizable news page. Because LabVelocity is a for-profit venture, a vast array of products are available for purchase from the site. These are subcategorized (e.g., Antibodies, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Immunology) for easy access. Registration is requested but not required.

  17. Genomics Education in Practice: Evaluation of a Mobile Lab Design

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Mil, Marc H. W.; Boerwinkel, Dirk Jan; Buizer-Voskamp, Jacobine E.; Speksnijder, Annelies; Waarlo, Arend Jan

    2010-01-01

    Dutch genomics research centers have developed the "DNA labs on the road" to bridge the gap between modern genomics research practice and secondary-school curriculum in the Netherlands. These mobile DNA labs offer upper-secondary students the opportunity to experience genomics research through experiments with laboratory equipment that is not…

  18. Comparative and International Corporate Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruth V. Aguilera; Gregory Jackson

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we examine the state of the art in comparative and international corporate governance by identifying the key research questions, main concepts, and paradigms of explanations of cross?country diversity in corporate governance. First, we discuss the multiple definitions of corporate governance across disciplines and explore how this multi?dimensional nature of corporate governance posses challenges when making cross?national comparisons.

  19. Renewing governance.

    PubMed

    Loos, Gregory P

    2003-01-01

    Globalization's profound influence on social and political institutions need not be negative. Critics of globalization have often referred to the "Impossible Trinity" because decision-making must 1. respect national sovereignty, 2. develop and implement firm regulation, and 3. allow capital markets to be as free as possible. To many, such goals are mutually exclusive because history conditions us to view policy-making and governance in traditional molds. Thus, transnational governance merely appears impossible because current forms of governance were not designed to provide it. The world needs new tools for governing, and its citizens must seize the opportunity to help develop them. The rise of a global society requires a greater level of generality and inclusion than is found in most policy bodies today. Politicians need to re-examine key assumptions about government. States must develop ways to discharge their regulatory responsibilities across borders and collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions, multilateral bodies, and business. Concepts such as multilateralism and tripartism show great promise. Governments must engage civil society in the spirit of shared responsibility and democratic decision-making. Such changes will result in a renewal of the state's purpose and better use of international resources and expertise in governance. PMID:17208717

  20. 48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Use of Government production and research property on a no-charge basis.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...and research property on a no-charge basis. 1852.245-80 ...System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLAUSES AND...research property on a no-charge basis. As prescribed in...Research Property on a No-Charge Basis (MAR 1989) In...

  1. How federal government and university policies need to change to achieve more and better research and education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wieman, Carl

    2011-04-01

    The Obama administration has repeatedly emphasized that the economic future of the country will depend heavily on the future success of both its scientific research and its science education. Research universities play a vital role in both of these activities. Unfortunately, universities are facing increasing difficulties in maintaining and enhancing the quality of their research and educational activities. There are some particularly notable unmet opportunities for improving science education. I will offer some ideas for how federal and university policies on research funding and education might be modified in tandem to enhance both research and educational outputs.

  2. Canada Research Chair, Tier I, Data Science The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable

    E-print Network

    Martin, Jeff

    and opportunities arising from technological advances that have resulted in a volume, velocity and variety of data of Big Data. This CRC is proposed in a context of innovative information infrastructure renewal at the university in cooperation with private and government partners. Big Data addresses the implications

  3. A research experiment on facilitation and formation of joint research and development programs between government, industry, and universities: Overview, preliminary findings, and observations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shariq, Syed Z.

    1992-01-01

    Presented is an overview of an experiment to explore the free-market approach to public-private collaboration through the development and implementation of a joint venture mechanism to enable formation of R&D projects between government, industry and academia. Some preliminary results related to time-to-commercialization and economic competitiveness are discussed.

  4. Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Melissa Lobegeier

    This activity encompasses two lab exercises. In the first lab exercise students examine various different types of microfossils (conodonts, foraminifera and radiolaria) under the microscope and try to make paleobiological inferences about them based on their morphological characteristics. Students also pick different conodont elements and different foraminiferal species from sediment samples. Two foraminiferal specimens are selected for scanning electron microscopy. I mount the specimens to a stub for the students. Then in the next lab period students are given a guided tour of the SEM lab and work with the technician to operate the SEM and take photographs of their specimens. They then use the photographs in conjunction with the Treastise of Invertebrate Paleontology to make a generic identification of their specimens.

  5. Living Labs: Arbiters of Mid- and Ground-Level Innovation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Almirall, Esteve; Wareham, Jonathan

    We perform a comparative case analysis of four working Living Labs to identify their common functions. Theoretically, we ground our analysis in terms of how they function, their processes of exploration and exploitation, where they work in the innovation strata, how new socially negotiated meanings are negotiated and diffused. Our research highlights four novel insights: first, Living Labs function at the low and mid level innovation strata; second, Living Labs are technologically agnostic; third, Living Labs use context based experience to surface new, socially constructed meanings for products and services; and finally, Living Labs are equally focused on exploration and exploitation.

  6. The ALPHA Lab at UC Berkeley

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Alpha Lab at the University of California at Berkeley researches and develops robotics systems for high-precision manufacturing. Specifically, it combines mathematical algorithms and industrial automation to build low-cost, reliable tools for "feeding, fixturing and grasping." The projects section of the lab's Web site describes a number of experiments and model implementations for robotics operation. Many of these have Java applets that demonstrate the principles involved in handling differently shaped objects. There are also discussions of various projects in computational physiology and Internet telerobotics. The lab's director has many of his publications available online.

  7. University of Toronto Governing Council

    E-print Network

    Boonstra, Rudy

    fiVO AR BO R VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy Policy on Research Involving of the Governing Council Room 106, Simcoe Hall 27 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S Subjects Policy It is the policy of the University of Toronto that all research involving human subjects

  8. Utilising Enterprise Risk Management Strategies to Develop a Governance and Operations Framework for a New Research Complex: A Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clyde-Smith, Jodi

    2014-01-01

    Enterprise risk management strategies were used to develop a regulatory and operational framework for a new multi-partner Research Institute that will house up to 900 staff from four different institutions in Queensland, Australia. The Institute will operate in a business environment while functioning as a research resource for the higher…

  9. Government Positions for Physicists.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Seiler, David

    2006-03-01

    There are a number of government agencies that employ physicists in a wide variety of jobs -- from student internships to post docs to full time staff positions. You can do real, creative, fore-front physics or pursue a wide range of leadership positions. The possibilities are almost unlimited and so is the impact your work can have on the government, academia, and industry. So how do you go about finding a government job? What qualities or abilities are deemed valuable? What are the advantages and disadvantages to working in the government? I will bring some personal experiences and observations from working in the government (one year as a rotator at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Materials Research and almost 18 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, both as a Group Leader and a Division Chief) to bear on these questions and more. Prior to my government career I was a physics professor pursuing research and teaching in academia.

  10. About C.D.F.G.-Marine Region library access The Moss Landing Marine Labs/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

    E-print Network

    McPhee-Shaw, Erika

    About C.D.F.G.-Marine Region library access The Moss Landing Marine Labs/Monterey Bay Aquarium services to all California Department of Fish and Game (C.D.F.G.) scientists in the marine region. This library includes the donated former Marine Region collection and a selection of books and journals related

  11. DATA 07 CENS Research Testbeds CENS maintains a number of testbeds to enable and encourage various degrees of "in lab" to "real world"

    E-print Network

    California at Los Angeles, University of

    degrees of "in lab" to "real world" deployments using a spectrum of sensor network components, ranging from sensor hardware to network protocols. Our stationary testbeds include both indoor and outdoor. These stationary testbeds are augmented by a portable sensor platform that has been used in locations ranging from

  12. Maxwell Bertolero, PhD Student in the D'Esposito Lab @ UC Berkeley, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Columbia University 2012 Valedictorian.

    E-print Network

    Coast Community College Fall 2007-Summer 2008. --4.0 GPA Venture Independent Study High School --An Human Brain Mapping Cognitive Neuroscience Society Philosophy of Science Association Previous WorkMaxwell Bertolero, PhD Student in the D'Esposito Lab @ UC Berkeley, National Science Foundation

  13. Stat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests, researchers quantified the

    E-print Network

    Carriquiry, Alicia

    are from a dry deciduous tropical forest. 1. Consider the entire set of data for stems of different species1 Stat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests/g) in stems of different species of trees and shrubs in moist semi-evergreen and dry deciduous tropical

  14. Stat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests, researchers quantified the

    E-print Network

    Carriquiry, Alicia

    are from a dry deciduous tropical forest. 1. Consider the entire set of data for stems of different speciesStat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests/g) in stems of different species of trees and shrubs in moist semi-evergreen and dry deciduous tropical

  15. UO Department of Chemistry -Faculty Research Interests Berglund, Andy -The primary goals of the Berglund lab are to understand the molecular basis of the human disease myotonic

    E-print Network

    Cina, Jeff

    of the Berglund lab are to understand the molecular basis of the human disease myotonic dystrophy (a form laboratory utilizes inorganic synthesis, nano and microscience, surface chemistry, simulation, physical is to understand the relationship between the biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution. Hawley, Diane

  16. Data Integration Engineer AT&T Labs Research is building a Big Data analytical platform integrating multiple very large-scale

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Albert

    relevant documentation; · Evaluate and recommend method, software tools, hardware, and system configuration multiple very large-scale data sources. At AT&T Labs, you will have a chance to contribute to cutting · Architect, design and maintain large-scale data integration tools and processes; · Collect data incoming

  17. Improving the Quality of Lab Reports by Using Them as Lab Instructions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haagen-Schuetzenhoefer, Claudia

    2012-10-01

    Lab exercises are quite popular in teaching science. Teachers have numerous goals in mind when teaching science laboratories. Nevertheless, empirical research draws a heterogeneous picture of the benefits of lab work. Research has shown that it does not necessarily contribute to the enhancement of practical abilities or content knowledge. Lab activities are frequently based on recipe-like, step-by-step instructions ("cookbook style"), which do not motivate students to engage cognitively. Consequently, students put the emphasis on "task completion" or "manipulating equipment."2

  18. Government Regulatory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Becker, Katie

    Government regulation of food products, food processing, and food preparation is imperative in bringing an unadulterated, nonmisleading, and safe food product to market and is relevant to all areas of food science, including engineering, processing, chemistry, and microbiology. The liability associated with providing consumers with an adulterated or substandard product cannot only tarnish a company's name and reputation, but also impose substantial financial repercussions on the company and those individuals who play an active role in the violation. In order for a company to fully comply with the relevant food laws (both federal and state), an intimate knowledge of food science is required. Individuals knowledgeable in food science play an integral role not only in implementing and counseling food companies/processors to ensure compliance with government regulations, but these individuals are also necessary to the state and federal governments that make and enforce the relevant laws and regulators.

  19. Economic Model For a Return on Investment Analysis of United States Government High Performance Computing (HPC) Research and Development (R & D) Investment

    SciTech Connect

    Joseph, Earl C.; Conway, Steve; Dekate, Chirag

    2013-09-30

    This study investigated how high-performance computing (HPC) investments can improve economic success and increase scientific innovation. This research focused on the common good and provided uses for DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia. The study created two unique economic models and an innovation index: 1 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in economic advancements in the form of ROI in revenue (GDP), profits (and cost savings), and jobs. 2 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in basic and applied innovations, looking at variations by sector, industry, country, and organization size. ? A new innovation index that provides a means of measuring and comparing innovation levels. Key findings of the pilot study include: IDC collected the required data across a broad set of organizations, with enough detail to create these models and the innovation index. The research also developed an expansive list of HPC success stories.

  20. The Virtual Lab Book

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    It can be a real challenge to learn about the foibles and details of lab work, so it is nice to report that Dr. Stephanie Dellis has created this excellent Virtual Lab Book for students beginning the study of molecular biology. The guide is divided into twelve parts, including "Safety in the Molecular Biology Lab", "Minipreparation of Plasmid DNA", and "PCR and Thermacycling". Along with written instructions and particulars, each section also contains a number of helpful diagrams and visual illustrations. Visitors will also want to look at the specialized lab protocols included here, such as "How to Spread a Plate" and "DNA Isolation".

  1. Ariana Bevilacqua Jesse Mager's Lab

    E-print Network

    Wadsworth, Patricia

    Ariana Bevilacqua Jesse Mager's Lab Vet and Animal Sci. Dept. Inna Brockman Matthew Holden's Lab Microbiology Dept. Sonal Desai Rolf Karlstrom's Lab Biology Dept. Amy Halpern Pablo Visconti's Lab Vet. and Animal Sci. Dept. Tara Mahendrarajah Jeff Blanchard's Lab Microbiology Dept. Srinivasa Nithin Gopalsamy

  2. EarthLabs: Teacher's Guide

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The EarthLabs project provides a national model for rigorous and engaging Earth and environmental science labs. The activities in each EarthLabs topic represent a lab sequence for an integrated instructional unit. Six topics are available: corals, cryosphere, drought, earth system science, fisheries and hurricanes. There are six to nine labs within each topic with complete directions.

  3. LIVING LAB: User-Driven Innovation for Sustainability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liedtke, Christa; Welfens, Maria Jolanta; Rohn, Holger; Nordmann, Julia

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to summarize and discuss the results from the LIVING LAB design study, a project within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. The aim of this project was to develop the conceptual design of the LIVING LAB Research Infrastructure that will be used to research human interaction with, and stimulate…

  4. Labs not in a lab: A case study of instructor and student perceptions of an online biology lab class

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Doiron, Jessica Boyce

    Distance learning is not a new phenomenon but with the advancement in technology, the different ways of delivering an education have increased. Today, many universities and colleges offer their students the option of taking courses online instead of sitting in a classroom on campus. In general students like online classes because they allow for flexibility, the comfort of sitting at home, and the potential to save money. Even though there are advantages to taking online classes, many students and instructors still debate the effectiveness and quality of education in a distant learning environment. Many universities and colleges are receiving pressure from students to offer more and more classes online. Research argues for both the advantages and disadvantages of online classes and stresses the importance of colleges and universities weighing both sides before deciding to adopt an online class. Certain classes may not be suitable for online instruction and not all instructors are suitable to teach online classes. The literature also reveals that there is a need for more research on online biology lab classes. With the lack of information on online biology labs needed by science educators who face the increasing demand for online biology labs, this case study hopes to provide insight into the use of online biology lab classes and the how students and an instructor at a community college in Virginia perceive their online biology lab experience as well as the effectiveness of the online labs.

  5. University Reforms and Academic Governance Reconsidered: Report of the Six-Nation Higher Education Research Project. RIHE International Publication Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arimoto, Akira, Ed.

    This report contains papers from the Six Nation Higher Education Research Project, an initiative that has focused on making a comparative study of the reform of higher education at the stage of postmassification in six countries: China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, and Japan. The papers are: (1) The Six Nation Higher…

  6. CableLabs: Current Projects

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site highlights projects being conducted by CableLabs, "a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies." Most of these projects are creating specifications that will improve quality and ensure interoperability of cable systems. Focuses of research include cable modems, interactive services, broadband applications, and more. Each project's home page has extensive documentation on the intended goals and access to all specifications. Some presentations are also given that give a basic overview of the project.

  7. Reforming Cookbook Labs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peters, Erin

    2005-01-01

    Deconstructing cookbook labs to require the students to be more thoughtful could break down perceived teacher barriers to inquiry learning. Simple steps that remove or disrupt the direct transfer of step-by-step procedures in cookbook labs make students think more critically about their process. Through trials in the author's middle school…

  8. A Museum Learning Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vandiver, Kathleen M.; Bijur, Jon Markowitz; Epstein, Ari W.; Rosenthal, Beryl; Stidsen, Don

    2008-01-01

    The "Learning Lab: The Cell" exhibit was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS). Specially designed for middle and high school students, the Learning Lab provides museum visitors of all ages with fascinating insights into how our living cells work. The…

  9. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

    E-print Network

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC@magnet.fsu.edu (850) 644-4378 (850) 644-0534 2 MACHINE SHOP OP132 Vaughan Williams (A114*) williams

  10. Global Change 2 Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan features the list of labs and activities for the Global Change 2 course. An introduction to ArcView is presented and used in several of the labs. Steps and references for the Web Term Project Development are also included.

  11. Flower Dissection Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, this site presents a simple Flower Dissection Lab using orchids and composite flowers. This pdf document contains the materials needed and instructions for the lab, as well as a worksheet for students to complete as they dissect their flower.

  12. Computer Lab Stations: 18

    E-print Network

    Zhou, Pei

    for Nursing Discovery B The Ruby L. Wilson Patient Assessment Lab Exam Tables: 12 Size: 29' x 48' 1392 sq. ft. A/V: yes 2064 Room 2064 Center for Nursing Discovery A The Helene Fuld Health Trust Lab for Clinical School of Nursing 8849 Room 2004 Chadwick Lounge Seating: 12 Size: 15'x18' 270 sq. ft. A/V: no 2000 N

  13. Limpet Identification Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lesson plan to study new life forms and to develop distinguishing or key characteristics to aid in the study of life. Using limpets as an unidentified specimen, students are asked to develop identifying characteristics and share them across the lab groups. Includes lab extensions and alternate plans according to academic level.

  14. LabSkills

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Brien, Nick

    2010-01-01

    This article describes LabSkills, a revolutionary teaching tool to improve practical science in schools. LabSkills offers the chance to help improve the exposure that the average Key Stage 5 (age 16-19) student has to practical work. This is a huge area for development being highlighted by universities who are seeing a worryingly growing trend in…

  15. Biography as Education Governance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lindgren, Joakim

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the increasing interest of Swedish schools to construct, analyze, assess and control the individual progression and social integration of students using biographical registers. I argue that this tendency--involving biography as a form of governance--can be seen as a revision of early 20th-century biographical research by the…

  16. Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Finstein, Jeanne; Simon, Marllin; Hopkins, John

    2014-12-01

    Most physics professors would agree that the lab experiences students have in introductory physics are central to the learning of the concepts in the course. It is also true that these physics labs require time and money for upkeep, not to mention the hours spent setting up and taking down labs. Virtual physics lab experiences can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional hands-on labs. However, physics professors may be very hesitant to give up the hands-on labs, which have been such a central part of their courses, for a more cost and time-saving virtual alternative. Thus, it is important to investigate how the learning from these virtual experiences compares to that acquired through a hands-on experience. This study evaluated a comprehensive set of virtual labs for introductory level college physics courses and compared them to a hands-on physics lab experience. Each of the virtual labs contains everything a student needs to conduct a physics laboratory experiment, including: objectives, background theory, 3D simulation, brief video, data collection tools, pre- and postlab questions, and postlab quiz. This research was conducted with 224 students from two large universities and investigated the learning that occurred with students using the virtual labs either in a lab setting or as a supplement to hands-on labs versus a control group of students using the traditional hands-on labs only. Findings from both university settings showed the virtual labs to be as effective as the traditional hands-on physics labs.

  17. Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Finstein, Jeanne; Simon, Marllin; Hopkins, John

    2014-08-01

    Most physics professors would agree that the lab experiences students have in introductory physics are central to the learning of the concepts in the course. It is also true that these physics labs require time and money for upkeep, not to mention the hours spent setting up and taking down labs. Virtual physics lab experiences can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional hands-on labs. However, physics professors may be very hesitant to give up the hands-on labs, which have been such a central part of their courses, for a more cost and time-saving virtual alternative. Thus, it is important to investigate how the learning from these virtual experiences compares to that acquired through a hands-on experience. This study evaluated a comprehensive set of virtual labs for introductory level college physics courses and compared them to a hands-on physics lab experience. Each of the virtual labs contains everything a student needs to conduct a physics laboratory experiment, including: objectives, background theory, 3D simulation, brief video, data collection tools, pre- and postlab questions, and postlab quiz. This research was conducted with 224 students from two large universities and investigated the learning that occurred with students using the virtual labs either in a lab setting or as a supplement to hands-on labs versus a control group of students using the traditional hands-on labs only. Findings from both university settings showed the virtual labs to be as effective as the traditional hands-on physics labs.

  18. Ames Lab 101: Single Crystal Growth

    SciTech Connect

    Schlagel, Deborah

    2013-09-27

    Ames Laboratory scientist Deborah Schlagel talks about the Lab's research in growing single crystals of various metals and alloys. The single crystal samples are vital to researchers' understanding of the characteristics of a materials and what gives these materials their particular properties.

  19. Ames Lab 101: Single Crystal Growth

    ScienceCinema

    Schlagel, Deborah

    2014-06-04

    Ames Laboratory scientist Deborah Schlagel talks about the Lab's research in growing single crystals of various metals and alloys. The single crystal samples are vital to researchers' understanding of the characteristics of a materials and what gives these materials their particular properties.

  20. Outreach Science Education: Evidence-Based Studies in a Gene Technology Lab

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays, outreach labs are important informal learning environments in science education. After summarizing research to goals outreach labs focus on, we describe our evidence-based gene technology lab as a model of a research-driven outreach program. Evaluation-based optimizations of hands-on teaching based on cognitive load theory (additional…

  1. Government Regulatory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Katie Becker

    2008-01-01

    \\u000a Government regulation of food products, food processing, and food preparation is imperative in bringing an unadulterated,\\u000a nonmisleading, and safe food product to market and is relevant to all areas of food science, including engineering, processing,\\u000a chemistry, and microbiology. The liability associated with providing consumers with an adulterated or substandard product\\u000a cannot only tarnish a company’s name and reputation, but also

  2. Government Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This informative Web site has a host of resources about government technology practices and issues. The main page is updated daily with news stories about homeland security, Internet trends, and more. An online magazine is published monthly; for example, the April 2003 issue has an interesting article on computer systems that monitor online activity and whether they justify Big Brother concerns. The Govtech.net library offers free access to white papers and case studies.

  3. SPHERES National Lab Facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Benavides, Jose

    2014-01-01

    SPHERES is a facility of the ISS National Laboratory with three IVA nano-satellites designed and delivered by MIT to research estimation, control, and autonomy algorithms. Since Fall 2010, The SPHERES system is now operationally supported and managed by NASA Ames Research Center (ARC). A SPHERES Program Office was established and is located at NASA Ames Research Center. The SPHERES Program Office coordinates all SPHERES related research and STEM activities on-board the International Space Station (ISS), as well as, current and future payload development. By working aboard ISS under crew supervision, it provides a risk tolerant Test-bed Environment for Distributed Satellite Free-flying Control Algorithms. If anything goes wrong, reset and try again! NASA has made the capability available to other U.S. government agencies, schools, commercial companies and students to expand the pool of ideas for how to test and use these bowling ball-sized droids. For many of the researchers, SPHERES offers the only opportunity to do affordable on-orbit characterization of their technology in the microgravity environment. Future utilization of SPHERES as a facility will grow its capabilities as a platform for science, technology development, and education. XXXX

  4. CHALLENGING PROJECTS AND VIRTUAL LABS IN WEB-ENHANCED NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vladimir V. Riabov

    2006-01-01

    Effective ways of instruction in networking technology classes (students' papers with technology overviews, research projects, virtual labs, analytical exercises, and Web resources) are discussed with demonstration of lecture notes, OPNET™ lab assignments, \\

  5. Post-Doc Position, IMBB-FORTH, Crete, Greece Biosensors Lab

    E-print Network

    Post-Doc Position, IMBB-FORTH, Crete, Greece Biosensors Lab "Acoustic wave fully integrated Lab-on-chip platform for food pathogen detection" A post-doctoral researcher is needed to work on an EC-funded project

  6. Research and development of methods/utilities and rules for managing cooperation for performance improvement in government offices

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    On September 1, 1991, Defense Programs (DP) within the US Department of Energy entered into a research grant with Management Systems Laboratories (MSL) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), to study Tools, Methods, and Rules for Managing Cooperation for Performance Improvement. Continuous performance improvement is a gradual, systematic process. The idea is to do a little better each day by knowing where you are, where you want to be, what you have to do to get there, whether or not you have done it, and how to resolve problems doing it. And, although many management decisions are made along direct lines of authority, much of the work of an organization can be achieved only through cooperation (people sharing information and coordinating effort). Therefore, continuous performance improvement requires working cooperatively to do a little better each day. We are researching the most effective configuration of tools working through what we believe is a closed set of nine methods. These methods are: setting expectations, charting, defining indicators and standards, collecting and logging data, converting data to information, organizing and presenting information, reviewing status and progress, self-management, and appraising. We believe that these methods form a closed set because they reflect the management activities of formulation (planning),execution (doing), and verification (evaluating). If these activities are carried out effectively through the methods, the manager can achieve visibility and control.

  7. The role of large-scale government-supported research institutions in development : lessons from Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for developing countries

    E-print Network

    Iqbal, Fareeha Yasmin, 1974-

    2003-01-01

    This thesis seeks to examine the extent of the role that the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) played in Taiwan's high-technological development and whether developing countries of today can promote such ...

  8. Research and development of methods and tools for achieving and maintaining consensus processes in the face of change within and among government oversight agencies: Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    This progress report summarizes our research activities under our consensus grant. In year four of the grant, we continued to capitalize on and benefit from historical events which drove our early emphasis on group process studies. Following our work on various procedures for bringing together groups such as the State and Tribal Government Working Group and the Stakeholders' Forum (both of which provide input to the Five-Year Waste Plan), we continue to observe these groups and collect data. We also began a configuration study involving the complex modeling of DOE's Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). Related to group process studies is the issue of the information requirements for individuals making decisions in consensus groups. Our information studies examined the requirements for decision-related information, frameworks for such information, and the effectiveness of information portrayed for decision making. However, we were able not only to continue studying consensus groups in action and related information issues, but also to focus considerable attention on the fundamental side of our research. The fundamental or basic research conducted in year four included: (1) expanding our literature database; (2) beginning the writing of the literature review summary document and the consensus guide; (3) developing frameworks and models such as the Environmental Trilogy model and a structural equations model of the consensus process; and (4) conducting laboratory studies concerning the effects of the presence of an expert, met expectations, opportunity to express views, incentive structure and conflict type (competitive versus collaborative) on consensus outcomes.

  9. Research and development of methods/utilities and rules for managing cooperation for performance improvement in government offices

    SciTech Connect

    Kurstedt, H.A.

    1993-03-01

    Purpose is to help managers approach their responsibilities proactively, so that they can anticipate problems and take actions to alleviate or eliminate those problems. Continuous performance improvement, the philosophy behind total quality management, requires working cooperatively to do a little better each day. The most effective tools are working through a closed set of 9 methods: setting expectations, charting, defining indicators and standards, collecting and logging data, converting data to information, organizing and presenting information, reviewing status and progress, self-management, and appraising. In addition, there are 8 rules: focus on what you can do, supply physical evidence of progress, pay attention to detail, inspect (don't expect), review progress routinely and frequently, face ''success/fail'' squarely, communicate crisply, and conduct honest, open appraisals. Scope and plans of the draft research plan (study areas) are described.

  10. Metropolitan governance and economic competitiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lamia Kamal-Chaoui; Vincenzo Spiezia

    cluster animation), (ii) Developing links between institutions of higher education, research institutions, private industry and government and supply skilled human capital that can operate effectively in the knowledge and information-based industries; and (iii) strengthening communication -roads, airports, railroad links and electronic communications-. Implementing all these policies requires developing strong leadership and a common strategy. Metropolitan governance emerges as a key

  11. Bacterial Transformation Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This PDF, part of the classroom activities site by Biotechnology Education and Training Sequence Investment (BETSI), introduces the concept of recombinant DNA and a process called transformation. Here, instructors will find detailed lab instructions/diagrams that trace out the introduction of a recombinant plasmid into a foreign bacteria resulting in the "change of the bacteria's genetic make-up and traits." With the end result of the lab being a product that "glow[s] bright green," this will be a fun lab for any chemistry or biochemistry classroom. The site even playfully boasts, "[that] you will all be genetics engineers" by the end of this experiment!

  12. Effective Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kraus, Mary Ellen

    The ability to write a good laboratory report is an essential skill for all scientists. For many students, however, producing a well-written lab report is a laborious task. This document presents some useful pointers on lab report writing, and a discussion of lab report content so that students will have a better idea of expectations for their work. Checklists are included so that students can insure that they have met the requirements. The file is available in both pdf and doc versions.

  13. National Lab Day

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    NSF joins other partners in National Lab Day, an initiative connecting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers with STEM professionals who volunteer to share their expertise--and their passion--for science and engineering with students. You can view video clips that explain the basics of what National Lab Day is and how it works, get tips from a professional educator about how to effectively help in the classroom and learn about some NSF-funded projects that already are conducting activities in the spirit of Lab Day.

  14. Examining the Role of the Culture of Local Government on Adoption and Use of E-Government Services

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    Examining the Role of the Culture of Local Government on Adoption and Use of E-Government Services describes research in progress to explore the role of culture in adoption of e- government at local government levels. The majority of research in electronic government highlighted cultural issues but they do

  15. Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 4

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes all the lecture materials for the fourth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. The topic for this lab is microscopy so the documents include a powerpoint presentation, information on how to handle a microscope, and a problem set on microscopy.

  16. Talkelab Web Page: Tribology and Mechanics Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tribology and Mechanics Lab, headed by former IBM researcher Dr. Frank Talke, is located at the University of California at San Diego. The laboratory's work deals with magnetic tape and disk storage devices, specifically the head-tape and head-disk interfaces. Since both types of devices have moving parts, there are important mechanics issues that must be considered with the highly sensitive and precise head as it reads and stores information on media. A good introduction to each interface is given on the lab's Web site, describing the operation of the hardware and its inherent problems. Current and past research projects are also highlighted.

  17. Conservation of Momentum Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-04-03

    This virtual lab helps students explore the conservation of momentum. Simulated electronic balances, photogate timers, and rulers are designed to preserve as much of the traditional lab's educational experience as possible. Printable lab guides are included for the basic conservation of momentum lab, as well as elastic vs. inelastic collisions and the coefficient of restitution.

  18. The Mixtures Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The representation illustrates the separation of mixtures using physical properties. The interactive simulation allows "lab attendants" to separate mixtures using virtual tools. Separation mechanisms are chosen based upon substances' physical properties, and findings are recorded in a chart.

  19. EarthLabs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    EarthLabs is a collection of challenging, lab-based high school Earth science curriculum units, each of which integrates text, hands-on activities, interactive visualizations, video, authentic science data, and data visualization and analysis tools. Each unit highlights the interconnectedness and complexities of the Earth system in the context of a specific content area (including Earth system science, climate, weather, atmosphere, cryosphere, environmental science, hurricanes, drought, fisheries, oceans, carbon cycle), and can be integrated into an existing Earth or environmental science course or used as an independent curriculum unit. In addition to the student portal, EarthLabs provides a separate teacher's guide ("EarthLabs for Educators") that provides background and logistical information, pedagogical guidance, and answers to assessments embedded in the student portal.

  20. Trilobite Ontogeny Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Samantha Hopkins

    This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce concepts of allometry, isometry, and morphology of trilobites.

  1. Science Nation: Fab Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., you'll find a small tool shop but this is no ordinary tool shop! The tools make up a fabrication lab, or "fab lab" for short. In general, operating a fab lab is a matter of creating a design on computer software, and then having the computer tell the tools in the lab what to do with materials you provide. With help from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Bits and Atoms created an outreach program in diverse locations from rural Africa and rural Norway to inner city Boston and San Diego and Chicago.

  2. Writing Better Lab Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alex Sutherland

    2010-01-01

    As science teachers at a suburban California high school, the authors were concerned about the lab report conclusions written by their upper-level chemistry, biology, and ecology students--which were consistently of poor quality. Their work lacked inferenc

  3. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2014-05-22

    Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

  4. The History of Science and Technology at Bell Labs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bishop, David

    2008-03-01

    Over the last 80 years, Bell Labs has been one of the most scientifically and technologically productive research labs in the world. Inventions such as the transistor, laser, cell phone, solar cell, negative feedback amplifier, communications satellite and many others were made there. Scientific breakthroughs such as discovery of the Big Bang, the wave nature of the electron, electron localization and the fractional quantum hall effect were also made there making Bell Labs almost unique in terms of large impacts in both science and technology. In my talk, I will discuss the history of the lab, talk about the present and give some suggestions for how I see it evolving into the future.

  5. Lunar Phases Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The NAAP Lunar Phases Lab demonstrates how the earth-sun-moon geometry gives rise to the phases of the moon as seen from earth. A distant view of an observer looking down on earth as well as a perspective of an observer looking into the sky are used in the the simulator. This lab provides resources which include demonstration guides, in-class worksheets, technical documents and assessment pre- and post- tests.

  6. Global Change 1 Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    University of Michigan

    This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these phenomena. Modeling is used extensively in these labs because thinking about the dynamics of a system, extracting critical functioning parts, and attempting to build a model captures its essence by making assumptions to account for external variables. Also included are tips for web project development.

  7. DNA Extraction Virtual Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2006-01-01

    This virtual lab from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah provides a simple overview of DNA extraction, including what it's used for, illustrations, and an activity using cheek cells and laboratory equipment to isolate DNA. The lab is followed by a classroom activity that allows students and teachers to Extract DNA from Anything Living, using household items like spinach but not little sister's big toe.

  8. Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab -Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship

    E-print Network

    Sporns, Olaf

    of the lab is in the area of brain networks and connectomics. The lab works on anatomical and functional data sets from a number of species, with a strong emphasis on human brain connectivity and connectome data, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington. The core research focus

  9. Personal Adult Learning Lab (Pall). Implications for Practice.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klippel, Judith A.; And Others

    The Personal Adult Learning Lab was establsiehd at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (GCCE) at the University of Georgia to serve self-directed adult learners and conduct research on self-directed learning. The lab allows adult learners to design, conduct, and evaluate their personal learning experiences while proceeding at their own…

  10. The Living Labs: Innovation in Real-Life Settings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hawk, Nathan; Bartle, Gamin; Romine, Martha

    2012-01-01

    The living lab (LL) is an open innovation ecosystem serving to provide opportunities for local stakeholders to practice research and to experiment with meaningful improvements for cities and other organizations. Living labs aim at involving the user as a cocreator. In this article the relationship between the LLs and a variety of stakeholders is…

  11. Atmosphere and Ocean: Earth's Heat Engine: GFD Lab notes

    E-print Network

    by a factor 21/4 = 1.19 #12;Whereas the pane-of-glass model of the atmospheric greenhouse effect & Environment: Humans & Nature GFD Lab: www.ocean.washington.edu/research/gfd #12;The Greenhouse effect as seen in the lab: The net effect of the blanket of atmosphere is to have

  12. Mote Marine Lab College Intern Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Internships are available at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level in Mote's Centers for marine mammal and sea turtle research, shark research, coastal and tropical ecology, fisheries enhancement and aquaculture, and eco-toxicology. Describes project research focus, applicant requirements, intern duties. Depending on project, tasks range from field to lab work, equipment maintenance, sample sorting, data collection and entry, education outreach, animal care. No stipend or lodging allowance, but scholarship opportunity exists; download application and follow submission instructions.

  13. Governing the Governors: A Case Study of College Governance in English Further Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gleeson, Denis; Abbott, Ian; Hill, Ron

    2011-01-01

    This paper addresses the nature of governors in the governance of further education colleges in an English context. It explores the complex relationship between governors (people/agency), government (policy/structure) and governance (practice), in a college environment. While recent research has focused on the governance of schooling and higher…

  14. NADA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report number 19: The US government technical report and the transfer of federally funded aerospace R/D: An analysis of five studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pinelli, Thomas E.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.

    1994-01-01

    The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded R&D. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the 'NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project'. In this report, we summarize the literature on technical reprts and provide a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report. We present results from five studies of our investigation of aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis the U.S. government technical report and close with a brief overview of on-going research into the use of the U.S. government technical report as a rhetorical device for transferring federally funded aerospace R&D.

  15. MEASURING USER MOUNIA LALMAS, YAHOO! LABS

    E-print Network

    Lalmas, Mounia

    Principal Scientist, Yahoo! Labs · Research interest: user engagement, social media, search · Blog: http resource user interactions: click, read comment, recommend, buy... user mental states: involved, lost, concentrated... 9 #12;INCREASED EMPHASIS ON MEASURING UE http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/12/20/inside

  16. Berkeley Lab's Cool Your School Program

    ScienceCinema

    Ivan Berry

    2013-06-24

    Cool Your School is a series of 6th-grade, classroom-based, science activities rooted in Berkeley Lab's cool-surface and cool materials research and aligned with California science content standards. The activities are designed to build knowledge, stimulate curiosity, and carry the conversation about human-induced climate change, and what can be done about it, into the community.

  17. NEAR-Lab -1 090514, gpk

    E-print Network

    La Rosa, Andres H.

    to Metamaterials · Overview of Metamaterial Switching/Modulation of THz · Summary #12;NEAR-Lab - 3 040123, lmz NEAR Metamaterials for Terahertz? · Few natural materials with THz response · Potential for THz devices due Research Outline · Introduction to Terahertz · Introduction to Metamaterials · Overview of Metamaterial

  18. Berkeley Lab's Cool Your School Program

    SciTech Connect

    Ivan Berry

    2012-07-30

    Cool Your School is a series of 6th-grade, classroom-based, science activities rooted in Berkeley Lab's cool-surface and cool materials research and aligned with California science content standards. The activities are designed to build knowledge, stimulate curiosity, and carry the conversation about human-induced climate change, and what can be done about it, into the community.

  19. Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Terminate Inefficient Federal Government Programs

    E-print Network

    Lewis, Robert Michael

    Identifying Innovative Mechanisms to Terminate Inefficient Federal Government Programs Rebecca;2 Executive Summary Research Project Objective: Identify mechanisms to terminate federal government programs, commissions and legislative acts, spanning various government agencies. From this survey, we outlined programs

  20. Mobile Living Labs 09: Methods and Tools for Evaluation in the Wild

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kasper Løvborg Jensen; Petteri Nurmi; Jon Froehlich

    In a Mobile Living Lab, mobile devices are used to evaluate concepts and prototypes in real-life settings. In other words, the lab is brought to the people. This workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share experiences and issues with methods and tools for Mobile Living Labs. In particular, we seek to bring together people who have applied