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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.

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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?¬Ĺ?Tech View: Technology for Making TV Viewing Easy,ââ?¬Âť 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.

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab  

E-print Network

, and operations. The Lab has a focus group room, central research studio, control room, and five small teamCOLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB ­ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Behavioral Research Lab The Behavioral Research Lab (see Figure One) is a multiuse research space designed to support a wide variety

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Recommender Systems Research at Yahoo! Research Labs Dennis Decoste  

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Recommender Systems Research at Yahoo! Research Labs Dennis Decoste , David Gleich , Tejaswi Sanghai , Farial Shahnaz , Leonid Zhukov Yahoo! Research Labs, {decosted|tejaswi|keerthis|madani|parkst|pennockd|porterc|zhukovl}@yahoo We describe some of the ongoing projects at Yahoo! Re- search Labs that involve recommender systems

Zhukov, Leonid

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

E-print Network

Lab Specific Safety Training NNIN-Nano Research Facility and EECE-Jens Lab 2013 #12;Lab Safety Policies Safety for Nanomaterials Safety Quiz #12;Lab Safety Training and Access · All users must first in every lab and should be worn when handling any chemicals. · Safety glasses are available in the labs

Subramanian, Venkat

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Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) Computational Cameras Amit Agrawal  

E-print Network

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

Agrawal, Amit

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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_.

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From a deep and daunting research lab  

E-print Network

The ocean: From a deep and daunting research lab to a forum for new innovations Sally Warner Ph > tsunamis > military > basic research #12;Why do we measure the ocean? > climate change > weather > living > basic research #12;Why do we measure the ocean? > climate change > weather > living species > human use

Warner, Sally

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1AT&T Labs -Research Simple Network Measurements Please!  

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1AT&T Labs - Research SNMP Simple Network Measurements Please! Matthew Roughan (+many others) #12;2AT&T Labs - Research Outline Part I: SNMP traffic data Simple Network an understanding of the traffic model #12;3AT&T Labs - Research Part I: SNMP Traffic Data #12;4AT&T Labs - Research

Roughan, Matthew

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Wireless Communications Research Lab Communications Research at WVU  

E-print Network

. · Projects have been funded by NSF, NASA, DoD, and others. · There is always room for more good students who, and future work. October 26, 2009 West Virginia University Page 2 #12;Wireless Communications Research Lab West Virginia University Page 4 #12;Wireless Communications Research Lab Graduate Classes Related

Reynolds, Daryl

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The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An interactive movie about a case of research misconduct where the viewer can become one of four lead characters - a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, principal investigator, or research investigator - and make decisions about research integrity. The topics covered in this interactive scenario include avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. A facilitator's guide is included in conjunction with this interactive movie.

2011-02-18

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Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Game Research and Virtual Environment Lab (GRAVEL); Minnesota, University O.

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Government-industry-education collaboration for intelligent tutor computer labs  

SciTech Connect

Through the dedicated collaborative efforts of many individuals interested in supporting local education, computer laboratories were established at two urban high schools. The purchasing and implementation of the project was handled by the Alliance for Education, a local non-profit education advocate. Funds were supplied by the Air Force as part of a 3-year research activity utilizing artificial intelligence technology to tutor 9th grade students. NCR (now AT7T Global Information Solutions) corporate leaders provided the computers and network equipment at a considerable savings to the project. Each lab is a state-of-the-art facility with air-conditioning, carpeting, special computer tables, computer projection screens, and on-site technical support. Student and teacher enthusiasm toward the project has been gratifying and quantitative results are currently being evaluated for both attitude, skills, and state proficiency tests.

Elling, S.; Rinehart, S. [Alliance for Education, Dayton, OH (United States); Thorp, K.E.G. [Univ. of Dayton Research Institute, OH (United States)] [and others

1994-12-31

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Shor Lab Termite Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity  

E-print Network

Shor Lab ­ Termite Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity Primary Graduate Students: Rebecca/Major: Sophomore or junior in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or Biology Termite Project Background: Biofuels can digest. However, termites are able to very efficiently digest cellulose and hemicellulose from

Shor, Leslie McCabe

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Shor Lab "Termite" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity  

E-print Network

Shor Lab ­ "Termite" Project Undergraduate Research Opportunity Primary Graduate Student: Andrea into forms that bacteria in bioreactors can digest. However, termites are able to very efficiently digest inside the termite gut and how they interact with one another, using a microfluidic device

Shor, Leslie McCabe

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Thinking with Visualization Data Visualization Research Lab  

E-print Network

Thinking with Visualization Colin Ware Data Visualization Research Lab Abstract Visualizations help between two cities. This talk will describe how thinking with visualizations involves the construction of visual queries on the display. Once a visual query is constructed, a visual search strategy through eye

Laidlaw, David

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The NASA Langley Isolator Dynamics Research Lab  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2010-01-01

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Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Darlene Roth

2012-01-01

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Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility  

E-print Network

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

Subramanian, Venkat

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UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX RESEARCH GOVERNANCE & ETHICAL REVIEW FRAMEWORK University Research Governance  

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UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX RESEARCH GOVERNANCE & ETHICAL REVIEW FRAMEWORK July 2012 URGC University Research Governance Committee BSMS RGEC Brighton & Sussex Medical School Research Governance & Ethics and medical related projects as appropriate. SCITEC C-REC Sciences & Technology Cross-Schools Research Ethics

Sussex, University of

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The Portable Usability Testing Lab: A Flexible Research Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hale, Michael E.; And Others

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Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements  

E-print Network

Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements http://www.dehs.umn.edu/bio_basicfacts.htm Documentation All training must be documented. A training record template is provided for lab specific safety training records for five years Mandatory Training Requirements Fall into Four Areas: · general lab safety

Singer, Randall

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Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements  

E-print Network

Bio Basics Fact Sheet: Research Lab Safety Training Requirements Documentation All training must template is provided for lab specific safety training, http://www.dehs.umn.edu/Docs/Safety records for five years Mandatory Training Requirements Fall into Four Areas: · general lab safety training

Thomas, David D.

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Streamlined research governance: are we there yet?  

PubMed

Despite the promise of a new streamlined process for gaining research ethics and governance approval, Nina Fudge, Judith Redfern, Charles Wolfe, and Christopher McKevitt argue that the process is still dogged by delay and arbitrary decisions. PMID:20802002

Fudge, Nina; Redfern, Judith; Wolfe, Charles; McKevitt, Christopher

2010-01-01

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Room for increased ambitions? Governing breakthrough research  

E-print Network

Room for increased ambitions? Governing breakthrough research in Norway 1990 ­ 2013 Report 22 #12;3 SUMMARY This report analyzes the preconditions for `breakthrough research' in Norway. It starts out from some basic assumptions about the foundations of `breakthrough research': it is dependent

Løw, Erik

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A living lab research approach for mobile TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

More and more, a user centered approach is adopted for information and communication technologies (ICT) innovation research. One of the recently emerging concepts within this research tradition is the so called 'living lab'. A notable example of ICT innovations is the convergence of mobile telephones and television into mobile television. Within this paper, we contend that the living lab concept

Dimitri Schuurman; Tom Evens; Lieven De Marez

2009-01-01

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Role of the government in materials research  

SciTech Connect

Speaking for the Reagan administration, the author asks conference participants to address the national policy options in substituting non-metallic materials in place of critical metals. Among the areas needing study are the respective roles of the government and the private sector. Citing interagency cooperation in preparing a substitution and conservation data base as an appropriate government role as an example of the administration's attention to materials research and development, he notes the need for more focused management and for long-range planning.

Schwartz, M.

1984-01-01

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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

. The Lab has a focus group room, central research studio, control room, and five small team roomsCOLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH LAB­ POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The Behavioral Research Lab (see illustration on following page) is a multiuse research space designed to support a wide variety of research

Stephens, Graeme L.

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The Neverending Flame An Ethical Debate on Lab Animal Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Meghan Freese

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Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs  

SciTech Connect

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

Darlene Roth

2012-03-29

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Peter Meyer Lab research page Epigenetic gene regulation  

E-print Network

1 Peter Meyer Lab ­ research page Epigenetic gene regulation Epigenetic mechanisms in plants Epigenetic mechanisms affect the activity of a transgene or an endogenous plant gene without altering the DNA an identical phenotype to a mutation. Unlike a mutation, however, epigenetic effects are reversible

Meyer, Peter

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A Research Configuration for a Digital Network Forensic Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. The digital forensic network lab is implemented with the goal of providing all students and faculty with a configurable research environment ideally suited for conducting network forensic testing on all TCP\\/IP network protocols passing through it. Of particular interest are protocols that are commonly used for file sharing, message passing, and those that actively obfuscate or

Jeffrey S. Marean; Mike Losavio; Ibrahim N. Imam

2008-01-01

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Negotiating Peer Mentoring Roles in Undergraduate Research Lab Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

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1AT&T Labs -Research Information, Gravity, and  

E-print Network

to know demands from source to destination #12;3AT&T Labs - Research Example App: reliability analysis theor Part III: Applications Network Reliability analysis Capacity planning Routing optimization Could include a distance term, but locality of information is not as important in the Internet

Roughan, Matthew

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DEVELOPING A BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT  

E-print Network

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

Schweik, Charles M.

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eCAT: Online electronic lab notebook for scientific research  

PubMed Central

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

2009-01-01

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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 estate in delivering Woodlands for Wales, the government's woodland strategy for the next 50 years1

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UK Energy Research Centre 1 Response to the Government's  

E-print Network

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

Haszeldine, Stuart

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Cyberinfrastructure to Support Collaborative Research Within Small Ecology Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasingly, ecological research programs addressing complex challenges are driving technological innovations that allow the acquisition and analysis of data collected over larger spatial scales and finer temporal resolutions. Many research labs are shifting from deploying technicians or students into the field to setting up automated sensors. These sensors can cost less on an individual basis, provide continuous and reliable data collection, and allow researchers to spend more time analyzing data and testing hypotheses. They can provide an enormous amount of complex information about an ecosystem. However, the effort to manage, analyze, and disseminate that information can be daunting. Small labs unfamiliar with these efforts may find their capacity to publish at competitive rates hindered by information management. Such labs would be well served by an easy to manage cyberinfrastructure (CI) that is organized in a modular, plug-and-play design and is amenable to a wide variety of data types. Its functionality would permit addition of new sensors and perform automated data analysis and visualization. Such a system would conceivably enhance access to data from small labs through web services, thereby improving the representation of smaller labs in scientific syntheses and enhancing the spatial and temporal coverage of such efforts. We present a CI that is designed to meet the needs of a small but heavily instrumented research site located within the USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. This site was constructed and is operated by the Systems Ecology Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a relatively small and young lab. Researchers at the site study land-atmosphere carbon, water, and energy fluxes at a mixed creosote (Larrea tridentata) - mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) shrubland. The site includes an eddy covariance tower built to AmeriFlux and FLUXNET specifications, a robotic cart that measures hyperspectral reflectance from a fixed rail system, an 8-node network of SpecNet phenostations, phenology cameras, and transects where the phenology of key plant species are monitored. In all, this single research site has continuous data streams from >80 sensors in addition to traditional field work. Pressures to integrate and synthesize data across platforms, carry over 'corporate memory' between graduate students, and publish results in a timely fashion make automated data documentation and management systems appealing. The CI currently under collaborative development with UTEP's CyberShare Center of Excellence aids researchers with a visually appealing website featuring a dynamic mapping application, data search and display tools, and interfaces to backend databases and in-house developed provenance-tracking modules. We provide an overview of this CI with live demonstrations of the various tools that comprise it. Surveys on potential user preferences and ideas will also be circulated to conduct research on the CI and informatics needs of other small ecological research labs to aid module development and prioritization.

Laney, C.; Jaimes, A.; Cody, R. P.; Kassin, A.; Salayandia, L.; Tweedie, C. E.

2011-12-01

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POLICIES GOVERNING RESEARCH AT THE SODA SPRINGS DESERT STUDIES CENTER  

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research, for compliance with regulations affecting use of animals, collection of plants or animals planning research involving trapping or collecting of plants or animals, disturbing archaeologicalPOLICIES GOVERNING RESEARCH AT THE SODA SPRINGS DESERT STUDIES CENTER Introduction

de Lijser, Peter

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Maturation of Corporate Governance Research, 1993–2007: An Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACTManuscript Type: ReviewResearch Question\\/Issue: This study seeks to investigate whether governance research in fact is a discipline or whether it is rather the subject of multi-disciplinary research. We map the intellectual structure of corporate governance research and its evolution from 1993–2007.Research Findings\\/Results: Based on the analysis of more than 1,000 publications and 48,000 citations in Corporate Goverance: An International Review

Boris Durisin; Fulvio Puzone

2009-01-01

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Research Article MyLabStocks: a web-application to manage molecular  

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Research Article MyLabStocks: a web-application to manage molecular biology materials Florent easily be extended to handle other types of stocks and it can be installed on any server architecture. MyLabStocks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Government Policy and Research Higher Degree Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kiley, Margaret

2011-01-01

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Performance-Based Pay in the Federal Government. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Performance-Based Pay in the Federal Government"--a paper presented at the February 2008 National Center on Performance Incentives research to policy conference--Steve Nelson discusses the evolution of employee pay systems in the federal government, from the inception of the General Schedule to continuing interest in creating more…

National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008

2008-01-01

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Research Computing Governance Committee Meeting Minutes Friday, October 26, 2012  

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Research Computing Governance Committee Meeting Minutes Friday, October 26, 2012 Location: Metcalf Plan Discussion Brown University IT Strategic Plan and Case Western University Strategic Plan What by collecting and evaluating results from wider discussion groups (including faculty, staff, and students

Guenther, Frank

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John F. Kennedy School of Government Politics Research Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

1998-01-01

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Research Governance and the Role of Evaluation: A Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Molas-Gallart, Jordi

2012-01-01

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Suggested drilling research tasks for the Federal Government  

SciTech Connect

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.

Carson, C.C.

1984-04-01

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Governing solar geoengineering research as it leaves the laboratory.  

PubMed

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

Parker, Andy

2014-12-28

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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...

2011-09-23

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Using remote installation services for windows to streamline installations in the UTPB computer science research lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computer Science Research Lab at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is operated by three part-time student assistants with minimal faculty supervision. This lab supports seven Windows and Sun Solaris servers and approximately thirty workstations within one subnet. Installing updates and new software on each workstation became very time consuming, so research was done on the

Cherry Keahey Owen; Dustin Piper

2006-01-01

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Research Using Government Data Sets: An Underutilised Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Knipe, Sally

2011-01-01

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VR/IS Lab Virtual Actor research overview  

SciTech Connect

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.

Shawver, D.M.; Stansfield, S.

1995-06-22

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns08.html[5/10/12 9:18:07 AM  

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Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http OF CHOLESTEROL IN LUNG SURFACTANT #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Bigelow, Stephen

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

E-print Network

clinical trials of chronic low back pain, the candidate will be directly interacPostdoctoral Fellowship and Research Associate Positions in Neuroimaging in Pain Research Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia Stanford University

Pillow, Jonathan

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EH&S For UC Irvine Lab Researchers Working At Orange The EH&S campus website provides information regarding permits and training that is accurate  

E-print Network

EH&S For UC Irvine Lab Researchers Working At Orange The EH&S campus website provides information for research labs. There are some differences for UC Irvine lab researchers working at the Orange campus. 1

El Zarki, Magda

57

How Electronic Lab Notebooks can galvanise Research Data Management   

E-print Network

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 ...

Macneil, Rory

2014-08-26

58

TOP 25 PRODUCTS OR PLATFORMS SPUN OUT OF MEDIA LAB RESEARCH  

E-print Network

TOP 25 PRODUCTS OR PLATFORMS SPUN OUT OF MEDIA LAB RESEARCH Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble nook (all use electronic ink technology developed at the Media Lab) XO Laptop, developed by spin-off One Laptop per Child Guitar Hero, developed by spin-off Harmonix Music Systems LEGO Mindstorms City

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

E-print Network

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

Gross, James J.

60

LabVIEW for intelligent control research and education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Supporting technology is really useful in control education. In fact, virtual instrumentation is one of these technologies that can offer new possibilities in education process. In this paper, we describe how designing, modeling, analyzing, and prototyping can be done using LabVIEW on intelligent control systems. For this, we report the projects actually developed at ITESM university in Mexico and how

P. P. Cruz; A. M. Gutie?rrez

2010-01-01

61

Governance of dual-use research: an ethical dilemma  

PubMed Central

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

2009-01-01

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

2012-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent research and...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the Use and Rental of Government Property 45.303 Use of...

2013-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent research and...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the Use and Rental of Government Property 45.303 Use of...

2011-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent research and...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the Use and Rental of Government Property 45.303 Use of...

2012-10-01

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

2010-10-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Use of Government property on independent research and...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY Authorizing the Use and Rental of Government Property 45.303 Use of...

2010-10-01

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

2013-10-01

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

2011-10-01

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2003 Excellence in Research -Microfluidics in Photonics Award Recipient: Bell Labs  

E-print Network

. The fruits of this research may already have or will potentially impact certain market sectors. The award recipient, the Technical Insights' analyst team tracks research and innovation in key hi-tech markets#12;2003 Excellence in Research - Microfluidics in Photonics Award Recipient: Bell Labs Award

Rogers, John A.

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Elliott, William; Choi, Eunhee; Friedline, Terri

2013-01-01

72

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

E-print Network

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 of shallow, marine benthic ecosystems in subarctic and cold temperate regions, while contributing novel

Oyet, Alwell

73

GERI - Bell Labs Smart Grid Research Focus: Economic Modeling, Networking, and Security & Privacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we outline the Grid 2.0 Research, a collaborative Smart Grid research program between Gachon Energy Research Institute (GERI) of Kyungwon University and Bell Labs of Alcatel-Lucent. Salient features of the Grid 2.0 Research are the active role of distributed fixed and mobile energy storage, distributed renewable energy sources, and active load-side participation. Our focus is not on

Ken Budka; Jayant Deshpande; John Hobby; Young-Jin Kim; Vladmir Kolesnikov; Wonsuck Lee; Thomas Reddington; Marina Thottan; Chris A. White; Jung-In Choi; Junhee Hong; Jinho Kim; Wonsuk Ko; Young-Woo Nam; Sung-Yong Sohn

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David B. Resnick

1999-01-01

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Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter summarized and analyzes all state supreme court and federal court decisions as well as other significant court decisions affecting the realm of school governance. The cases discussed are generally limited to those decided during 1974 and reported in the General Digest on or before March 1, 1975. Because of its unusual significance,…

Moran, K. D.

76

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS IN THE BRAIN ASSESSMENT RESEARCH LAB Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD  

E-print Network

in injured service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Brain indices include eventRESEARCH ASSISTANTS IN THE BRAIN ASSESSMENT RESEARCH LAB Uniformed Services University

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

77

The Just War Theory and the ethical governance of research.  

PubMed

This article analyses current trends in and future expectations of nanotechnology and other key enabling technologies for security as well as dual use nanotechnology from the perspective of the ethical Just War Theory (JWT), interpreted as an instrument to increase the threshold for using armed force for solving conflicts. The aim is to investigate the relevance of the JWT to the ethical governance of research. The analysis gives rise to the following results. From the perspective of the JWT, military research should be evaluated with different criteria than research for civil or civil security applications. From a technological perspective, the boundaries between technologies for civil and military applications are fuzzy. Therefore the JWT offers theoretical grounds for making clear distinctions between research for military, civil security and other applications that are not obvious from a purely technological perspective. Different actors bear responsibility for development of the technology than for resorting to armed force for solving conflicts or for use of weapons and military technologies in combat. Different criteria should be used for moral judgment of decisions made by each type of actor in each context. In addition to evaluation of potential consequences of future use of the weapons or military technologies under development, the JWT also prescribes ethical evaluation of the inherent intent and other foreseeable consequences of the development itself of new military technologies. PMID:22371034

Malsch, Ineke

2013-06-01

78

AT&T Labs Research subject: On NetworkAware Clustering of Web  

E-print Network

L AT&T AT&T Labs ­ Research subject: On Network­Aware Clustering of Web Clients Work Project No­360­8648 bala@research.att.com HA1630000­000101­ 01TM Jia Wang Dept. HA163000 FP D204 973­360­8691 jiawang@research unusual access patterns made by spiders and (suspected) proxies, our proposed method is useful for content

Greenberg, Albert

79

High-Resolution Satellite Data Open for Government Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-03-01

80

High-Resolution Satellite Data Open for Government Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2013-01-01

81

A Frame of Reference for Research of Integrated Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)  

E-print Network

A Frame of Reference for Research of Integrated Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Nicolas Racz1.Seufert@i-bi.de Abstract. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) is an emerging topic in the business and information research is constructed. Keywords: governance, risk, compliance, GRC, integrated, definition 1 Introduction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

82

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

E-print Network

Passive liquid dispensing in capillary-based bio-adhesion Research teams Microfluidics Lab, GRASP dispensing strategy of dock beetles. Proposed tasks include: (i) the observation of insect microstructures of passive liquid dispensing, (iii) the application of these mechanisms to an artificial bioinspired

Wolper, Pierre

83

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

E-print Network

Writing Groups in Computer Science Research Labs Adam Doup´e and Janet L. Kayfetz University organically after a PhD student took a graduate writing class in the Computer Science Department is by participating in an academic writing class focused on the rhetorical demands of science writing [1

California at Santa Barbara, University of

84

The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench Software Technology Research Lab  

E-print Network

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

Singer, Jeremy

85

The FermaT Assembler Re-engineering Workbench Software Technology Research Lab  

E-print Network

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

Singer, Jeremy

86

Cryptography Policy and the Information Economy AT&T Labs --Research  

E-print Network

Cryptography Policy and the Information Economy Matt Blaze AT&T Labs -- Research 600 Mountain Introduction This paper is a high­level technical overview of the impact of cryptography on the computing of our cryptography policy, the United States' dominance in the emerging ``information economy

Blaze, Matthew

87

RESEARCH IN THE WANDLESS GROUP The Wandless lab employs an interdisciplinary approach to studies of biological  

E-print Network

RESEARCH IN THE WANDLESS GROUP The Wandless lab employs an interdisciplinary approach to studies at the interface of chemistry and biology. The challenges are numerous for a group whose core competency with multiple learning curves, which provides solid interdisciplinary training in order to complete a particular

Wandless, Tom

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

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WHEN THE LAB IS OUTDOORS: SAFETY FOR FIELD TRIPS AND RESEARCH IN REMOTE ENVIRONMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Laboratory safety is supported by regulations and consensus standards, but few laws, standards, or even policies exist to provide guidelines for safety related to field trips, field classes, or field research in remote areas. As with lab safety, both behavior and equipment must beaddressed. A comprehensive policy should include driving, awareness and planning, communications, equipment, training, and staffing for

Jeffrey N. Rubin

90

Research Center for Risk Engineering Information Systems and Internet Security Lab  

E-print Network

Research Center for Risk Engineering And Information Systems and Internet Security Lab Date: Monday-Milan Institute of Applied mathematics and Information Technology Bayesian Risks and Software Reliability Abstract: This seminar will outline elements of Bayesian analysis and its applications to reliability and risk

Aronov, Boris

91

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

ScienceCinema

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.

Gerry Stokes; Jim Misewich

2013-07-19

92

Governance in South African Higher Education. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

93

Smoking Research Lab: Neurocognitive Processes Contributing to Cigarette Smoking  

E-print Network

. This is a very important issue, as cigarette smoking remains one of the leading preventable causes of death and methods from traditional behavioral addiction research with those derived from the affective, cognitive

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

94

SoftLab: A Soft-Computing Software for Experimental Research with Commercialization Aspects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

SoftLab is a software environment for research and development in intelligent modeling/control using soft-computing paradigms such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and genetic programs. SoftLab addresses the inadequacies of the existing soft-computing software by supporting comprehensive multidisciplinary functionalities from management tools to engineering systems. Furthermore, the built-in features help the user process/analyze information more efficiently by a friendly yet powerful interface, and will allow the user to specify user-specific processing modules, hence adding to the standard configuration of the software environment.

Akbarzadeh-T, M.-R.; Shaikh, T. S.; Ren, J.; Hubbell, Rob; Kumbla, K. K.; Jamshidi, M

1998-01-01

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Dissemination of information about the technologies of the Vision Research Lab through the World Wide Web  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Vision Research Lab at NASA John Glenn Research Center is headed by Dr. Rafat Ansari. Dr. Ansari and other researchers have developed technologies that primarily use laser and fiber optics to non-invasively detect different ailments and diseases of the eye. One of my goals as a LERCIP intern and ACCESS scholar for the 2004 summer is to inform other NASA employees, researchers and the general public about these technologies through the development of a website. The website incorporates the theme that the eye is a window to the body. Thus by investigating the processes of the eye, we can better understand and diagnosis different ailments and diseases. These ailments occur in not only earth bound humans, but astronauts as well as a result of exposure to elevated levels of radiation and microgravity conditions. Thus the technologies being developed at the Vision Research Lab are invaluable to humans on Earth in addition to those astronauts in space. One of my first goals was to research the technologies being developed at the lab. The first several days were spent immersing myself in the various articles, journals and reports about the theories behind Dynamic Light Scattering, Laser Doppler Flowmetry, Autofluoresence, Raman Spectroscopy, Polarimetry and Oximetry. Interviews with the other researchers proved invaluable to help understand these theories as well gain hands on experience with the devices being developed using these technologies. The rest of the Vision Research Team and I sat down and discussed how the overall website should be presented. Combining this information with the knowledge of the theories and applications of the hardware being developed, I worked out different ideas to present this information. I quickly learned Paint Shop Pro 8 and FrontPage 2002, as well as using online tutorials and other resources to help design an effective website. The Vision Research Lab website incorporates the anatomy and physiology of the eye, different diseases that affect the eye and the technologies being develop at the lab to help diagnosis these diseases. It also includes background information on Dr. Ansari as well as other researchers involved in the lab and it includes segments on patents, awards and achievements. There are links to help viewers navigate to internal and external websites to further investigate different ideas and hrther understand the implications of these technologies at being developed.

Dorais, Christopher M.

2004-01-01

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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.

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns03.html[5/10/12 9:53:34 AM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering Engineering Investigating a new chromonic liquid crystal James Lau Materials Science Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Bigelow, Stephen

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns06.html[5/10/12 9:12:25 AM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Fields Materials Science and Engineering Cornell University Richard Chapleau Martin Sagermann Chemistry News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

Bigelow, Stephen

99

Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns02.html[5/10/12 9:56:48 AM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Anthony Cheetham Materials New open-framework metal carboxylates Jon Clements Chemical Engineering UCSB & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http

Bigelow, Stephen

100

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

E-print Network

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

Mayfield, John

101

Connecting Lab-Based Attosecond Science with FEL research  

SciTech Connect

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.

None

2011-01-28

102

Connecting Lab-Based Attosecond Science with FEL research  

ScienceCinema

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.

None

2011-10-06

103

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.

104

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2011-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-12-01

106

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carl E. Landwehr

2010-01-01

107

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

E-print Network

"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

Schweik, Charles M.

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Farmer, Rick

2010-01-01

109

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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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,...

2012-06-19

111

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

PubMed

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

Sheehan, Mark; Marti, Vernon; Roberts, Tony

2014-07-01

112

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

E-print Network

Defining a Taxonomy for Research Areas on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling Fenareti presents a taxonomy classifying the research themes, the research areas and the research sub in research, policy and practice, the taxonomy brings together the open, linked data and visual analytics

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

113

The All-Asteroids Lab Course: Kepler's Laws, Collisions, And Authentic Undergraduate Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a 12-week undergraduate laboratory sequence based entirely on asteroids and the hazards they pose. This curriculum has been designed primarily for use in an introductory Solar System Astronomy course, but it can be broken into smaller segments for a variety of course scenarios and educational goals. The course begins with a four-lab sequence based on our new online Java applet OrbitMaster, (adapted from AstroArts’ OrbitViewer under the GNU General Public License). OrbitMaster allows the user to alter an asteroid's orbital parameters and monitor its position and speed relative to both Sun and Earth. It also detects close approaches and collisions with Earth, and calculates revised speeds due to Earth's gravity. Students are able to confirm Kepler's laws, examine orbital properties that produce impacts, discover the kinetic energy-crater size relationship, understand the regional/global consequences of impacts, and experiment with deflection strategies. A three-lab sequence follows that examines the orbit-refinement and changing impact odds of 2007 WD5, which briefly had a 4% chance of hitting Mars in 2008. These labs introduce software that allows students to make astrometric measurements, fit orbital parameters, and predict future positions and uncertainties. They then use these tools in a four-lab research project to improve their own asteroids’ orbits, using images from the SDSS and WIYN 0.9-meter telescopes. Their work culminates in a presentation to their peers and submission of their astrometric measurements to the Minor Planet Center for publication. This effort is part of our NSF CCLI grant to develop Research Based Science Education (RBSE) curricula for non-majors. We have designed six projects that allow students to learn science by actually doing science. These projects are now being tested at six institutions around the country, and will eventually be distributed to a national audience.

Puckett, Andrew W.; Rector, T. A.

2010-01-01

114

Information Systems Security Governance Research: A Behavioral Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Behavioral information systems security governance entails managing the informal structures in an organization to ensure an appropriate security environment. Informal structures in an organization comprise the individual values, beliefs and behavior prevalent in an organization guiding the norms and employee perception of job responsibilities. Five consistent themes arise from a critical review of the extant literature in this area: security

Sushma Mishra; Gurpreet Dhillon

115

Government research and development summaries: Nuclear project briefs. Irregular  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear, Te, Ti Project Briefs describe the status of all R D program submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion from fission, fusion, and radioisotope power sources and other thermal systems that use thermionic systems. These briefs also follow related investigations of plasma dynamics. The document is not to be reproduced, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproduced for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

Not Available

1993-01-01

116

Government research and development summaries: Nuclear project briefs. Irregular  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear, Te, Ti Project Briefs describe the status of all R D program submitted to the Power Information Center by the government sponsors in energy conversion from fission, fusion, and radioisotope power sources and other thermal systems that use thermionic systems. These briefs also follow related investigations of plasma dynamics. The document is not to be reproduced, in whole or in part, for dissemination outside your own organization nor may it be reproduced for advertising or sales promotion purposes.

Not Available

1994-01-01

117

The role of government support for research in U.S. academic institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. government provides support funds for academic research in engineering through a variety of agencies. The majority of the funds for academic research is provided through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Together these two U.S. government agencies, provide about ℬ in total research funding annually to U.S. universities. Support funds for academic

R. J. Trew; J. W. Mink; U. Varshney

2002-01-01

118

Research to Practice: The Future of the Regional Educational Labs. Brown Center Letters on Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The challenge of creating evidence-based practice bedevils a number of fields. In education, the federal government has historically placed substantial responsibility for translational research in the hands of the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs), which were established in 1966 as part of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act…

Whitehurst, Grover J.

2010-01-01

119

Junior Team Call 2012 -LabEx LERMIT The Laboratory of Excellence in Research on Medication and Innovative Therapeutics  

E-print Network

Junior Team Call 2012 - LabEx LERMIT The Laboratory of Excellence in Research on Medication and Innovative Therapeutics (LERMIT) is launching an international call for outstanding junior investigators wishing to establish an independent research team within one of the LERMIT laboratories. The research

Canet, LĂ©onie

120

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

121

Development and results from a survey on studentsâ views of experiments in lab classes and research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) was developed as a broadly applicable assessment tool for undergraduate physics lab courses. At the beginning and end of the semester, the E-CLASS assesses studentsâ views about their strategies, habits of mind, and attitudes when doing experiments in lab classes. Students also reflect on how those same strategies, habits-of-mind, and attitudes are practiced by professional researchers. Finally, at the end of the semester, students reflect on how their own course valued those practices in terms of earning a good grade. In response to frequent calls to transform laboratory curricula to more closely align it with the skills and abilities needed for professional research, the E-CLASS is a tool to assess studentsâ perceptions of the gap between classroom laboratory instruction and professional research. The E-CLASS has been validated and administered in all levels of undergraduate physics classes. To aid in its use as a formative assessment tool, E-CLASS provides all participating instructors with a detailed feedback report. Example figures and analysis from the report are presented to demonstrate the capabilities of the E-CLASS. The E-CLASS is actively administered through an online interface and all interested instructors are invited to administer the E-CLASS their own classes and will be provided with a summary of results at the end of the semester.

Zwickl, Benjamin M.; Hirokawa, Takako; Finkelstein, Noah D.; Lewandowski, H. J.

2014-01-30

122

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2009-12-01

123

Social Science Research in Canada and Government Information Policy: The Statistics Canada Example.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identified the effects of government information policy on accessibility, use, and users by investigating policy effects on a government agency, Statistics Canada. Presents a case study and discusses bibliometric research on the use of statistics sources, examining Canadian social science journal articles in economics, education, geography,…

Nilsen, Kirsti

1998-01-01

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mwaniki, M.

2010-01-01

125

RESEARCH ON BEHAVIOR OF GOVERNING GENE\\/EPIGENE NETWORKS AS A PROBLEM OF CELLULAR AUTOMATA IDENTIFICATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Motivation: A body of mathematics used in automata and graphs theories is adequate for revealing the general dynamic properties of governing gene and epigene networks and provides a basis for efficient analytical algorithms. Results: The paper presents the results of research on the general properties of cellular automata characteristic functions as models for intracellular networks that govern gene expression.

2006-01-01

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alexander, Margaret

127

Research and Teaching. Effects of a Research-Based Ecology Lab Course: A Study of Nonvolunteer Achievement, Self-Confidence, and Perception of Lab Course Purpose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate biology lab courses have long been criticized for engaging students in "cookbook" experiences in which students follow a given protocol to collect data that help answer a predetermined question. Recent reform documents in biology education have suggested that students should engage in lab courses that provide more authentic…

Kloser, Matthew J.; Brownell, Sara E.; Shavelson, Richard J.; Fukami, Tadashi

2013-01-01

128

Job Description: Research Associate I for Cancer Immunotherapy Lab The Tumor Immunology Laboratory in the Animal Cancer Center (ACC) is seeking a Research  

E-print Network

Job Description: Research Associate I for Cancer Immunotherapy Lab The Tumor Immunology Laboratory in tumor immunology and immunotherapy. The studies will involve investigations of tumor immunotherapy training and expertise in immunological assays and methodologies. Particular preference will be given

Birner, Thomas

129

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

PubMed Central

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

Laurie, Graeme; Sethi, Nayha

2013-01-01

130

Laws and Regulations Governing Clinical Research Federal Regulations  

E-print Network

://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi- bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=51803714571+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve · Derivation and Use of Human Stem Cells) · RN to administer investigational drugs (LAC+USC Network Nursing Policy #908) · Nursing research, grants and project collaboration (LAC+USC Network Nursing Policy# 300-B) · Research Approval and Consent

Biederman, Irving

131

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

E-print Network

Governing stem cell research in California and the USA: towards a social infrastructure David E and celebrities to promote stem cell research as a path to curing terrible diseases and to help prevent `the approved Proposition 71 (Prop. 71), a state initiative for stem cell research and regenerative medicine

Silver, Whendee

132

Policy Governing the Recruitment and Enrollment of Employees in Research Involving Human Subjects  

E-print Network

Policy Governing the Recruitment and Enrollment of Employees in Research Involving Human Subjects Submitted by the Committee on Participation Policies for Human Subjects Research Approved February 16, 2004, employees of an institution should be permitted to serve as subjects in human research conducted

Gray, Jeffrey J.

133

Applying Neurological Learning Research to an Intro Astronomy Online Lab Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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..

Byrd, Gene G.; Byrd, Dana

2015-01-01

134

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

E-print Network

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

Greenberg, Albert

135

Differentiating between research, audit and quality improvement: governance implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In the context of changes in the priority given to ensuring that health care is evidence-based, and that service quality should be maximised, there is a new emphasis on quality improvement programmes in the UK National Health Service (NHS). It is not clear how far these programmes can be categorised using the paradigms of research and audit. Making

Sarah L. Hill; Neil Small

2006-01-01

136

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE RESEARCH GOVERNANCE & POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE  

E-print Network

dedicated to identifying drug targets for diseases of poverty such as malaria, African sleeping sickness drug discovery programme continues to match the goals of both the UNICEF-UNDP-World Bank-WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Davidson, Fordyce A.

137

Government databases and public health research: facilitating access in the public interest.  

PubMed

Access to datasets of personal health information held by government agencies is essential to support public health research and to promote evidence-based public health policy development. Privacy legislation in Australia allows the use and disclosure of such information for public health research. However, access is not always forthcoming in a timely manner and the decision-making process undertaken by government data custodians is not always transparent. Given the public benefit in research using these health information datasets, this article suggests that it is time to recognise a right of access for approved research and that the decisions, and decision-making processes, of government data custodians should be subject to increased scrutiny. The article concludes that researchers should have an avenue of external review where access to information has been denied or unduly delayed. PMID:25087372

Adams, Carolyn; Allen, Judy

2014-06-01

138

Jeannie R. Albrecht Research Statement  

E-print Network

projects have targeted PlanetLab as the primary testbed. PlanetLab (http://www.planet-lab started in the late 1960's as a small government- sponsored research project designed to link 4 computers worldwide. This "Future Internet" will change the way we view computer networks and distributed systems

Albrecht, Jeannie

139

Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in G a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn G . Without going into details here, G incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills. With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

140

Advanced LabVIEW Labs  

SciTech Connect

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 standard treatments of the ways and wherefores of LabVIEW such as LabVIEW Graphical Programming: Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control by Gary W. Johnson (McGraw Hill, NY 1997), the emphasis has been instructing the reader how to program LabVIEW to create a Virtual Instrument (VI) on the computer for interfacing to a particular instruments. LabVIEW is written in "G" a graphical programming language developed by National Instruments. In the past the emphasis has been on training the experimenter to learn "G". Without going into details here, "G" incorporates the usual loops, arithmetic expressions, etc., found in many programming languages, but in an icon (graphical) environment. The net result being that LabVIEW contains all of the standard methods needed for interfacing to instruments, data acquisition, data analysis, graphics, and also methodology to incorporate programs written in other languages into LabVIEW. Historically, according to Professor Essick, he developed a series of experiments for an upper division laboratory course for computer-based instrumentation. His observation was that while many students had the necessary background in computer programming languages, there were students who had virtually no concept about writing a computer program let alone a computer- based interfacing program. Thus the beginnings of a concept for not only teaching computer- based instrumentation techniques, but aiso a method for the beginner to experience writing a com- puter program. Professor Essick saw LabVIEW as the "perfect environment in which to teach computer-based research skills." With this goal in mind, he has succeeded admirably. Advanced LabVIEW Labs presents a series of chapters devoted to not only introducing the reader to LabVIEW, but also to the concepts necessary for writing a successful computer pro- gram. Each chapter is an assignment for the student and is suitable for a ten week course. The first topic introduces the while loop and waveform chart VI'S. After learning how to launch LabVIEW, the student then leans how to use LabVIEW functions such as sine and cosine. The beauty of thk and subsequent chapters, the student is introduced immediately to computer-based instruction by learning how to display the results in graph form on the screen. At each point along the way, the student is not only introduced to another LabVIEW operation, but also to such subjects as spread sheets for data storage, numerical integration, Fourier transformations', curve fitting algorithms, etc. The last few chapters conclude with the purpose of the learning module, and that is, com- puter-based instrumentation. Computer-based laboratory projects such as analog-to-digital con- version, digitizing oscilloscopes treated. Advanced Lab VIEW Labs finishes with a treatment on GPIB interfacing and finally, the student is asked to create an operating VI for temperature con- trol. This is an excellent text, not only as an treatise on LabVIEW but also as an introduction to computer programming logic. All programmers, who are struggling to not only learning how interface computers to instruments, but also trying understand top down programming and other programming language techniques, should add Advanced Lab-VIEW Labs to their computer library.

Jones, Eric D.

1999-06-17

141

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

E-print Network

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

142

A Case of Social Scholarship for Multi-Player Research in Government Information Sources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This paper presents the results of an experiment in using participatory research methods in a classroom among ten students taking an advanced master's level course in library and information science. The project goals were motivated by the course content, an advanced course in research using official government documents. Method: Ten…

Rabina, Debbie

2010-01-01

143

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

E-print Network

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

Kasparian, Azniv

144

Recent Progress in Low-Temperature Research from the Davis Lab at the University of Alberta  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this talk I will briefly describe our recent progress towards new low-temperature experiments at the University of Alberta in the Davis Lab. We are currently setting up two nuclear demagnetization fridges - one new cryostat that has two independent 9 T magnets (the second magnet being useful for a double demag stage or combined high field and low temperature experiments). The other fridge is an older unit that is extensively refurbished, with all new pumping systems. We are planning numerous experiments at the intersection of low-temperature physics and nanoscience, including quantum properties of nanomechancial resonators and quantum fluids in confined geometries. Concerning the latter, we have fabricated high quality microfluidic devices suitable for low-temperature research. We will discuss our progress towards quantum fluids measurements using these devices.

Davis, John P.; Rojas, Xavier; Yang, Yikai; Duh, Andrej; Popowich, Greg

2013-03-01

145

An Action Research Program to Improve Information Systems Security Compliance across Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Systems Security (ISSec) compliance is an important aspect of implementing e-government. This paper presents results from an action research project using longitudinal surveys as interventions to enhance understanding and improve security across the whole of the NSW government, in Australia. The ISO Standard AS\\/NZS ISO\\/IEC 17799:2001 Information Technology — Code of practice for information security management, was used a

Stephen Smith; Rodger Jamieson; Donald Winchester

2007-01-01

146

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2015-01-01

147

A Frame of Reference for Research of Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) is an emerging topic in the business and information technology world. However to this\\u000a day the concept behind the acronym has neither been adequately researched, nor is there a common understanding among professionals.\\u000a The research at hand provides a frame of reference for research of integrated GRC that was derived from the first scientifically\\u000a grounded

Nicolas Racz; Edgar Weippl; Andreas Seufert

2010-01-01

148

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

E-print Network

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

Symington, Lorraine S.

149

Photonic Color: Lab-to-Market Geoffrey A. Ozin, Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry Research Group, Center for  

E-print Network

Photonic Color: Lab-to-Market Geoffrey A. Ozin, Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry Research-Nose, readied for the market place. P-Ink is a fully flexible, electronic paper- like material offering a full of three competitive technologies vying to add color to black-and-white electronic book readers

Zanibbi, Richard

150

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Howard, C.D.

1987-07-01

151

Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory WEB: medicine.tufts.edu/Research/Arnold8biosafetyLab EMAIL: communityrelations@tufts.edu PHONE (Community Relations): 617.627.3780  

E-print Network

Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory WEB: medicine.tufts.edu/Research/Arnold8biosafetyLab · EMAIL of Medicine, a world leader in infectious disease research, to develop innovative strategies to detect Caucasians. As a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) facility, the new lab will provide a fully regulated, safe

Dennett, Daniel

152

Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory WEB: medicine.tufts.edu/Research/Arnold8biosafetyLab EMAIL: communityrelations@tufts.edu PHONE (Community Relations): 617.627.3780  

E-print Network

Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory WEB: medicine.tufts.edu/Research/Arnold8biosafetyLab · EMAIL in infectious disease research, to develop innovative strategies to detect, prevent and treat many diseases. As a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) facility, the proposed lab will provide a fully regulated, safe and secure

Dennett, Daniel

153

A new LabVIEW-based control system for the Naval Research Laboratory Trace Element Accelerator Mass Spectrometer  

SciTech Connect

A new LabVIEW-based control system for the existing tandem accelerator and new AMS components has been implemented at the Trace Element Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (TEAMS) facility at the Naval Research Laboratory. Through the use of Device Interfaces (DIs) distributed along a fiber optic network, virtually every component of the accelerator system can be controlled from any networked computer terminal as well as remotely via modem or the internet. This paper discusses the LabVIEW-based control software, including remote operation, automatic calculation of ion optical component parameters, beam optimization, and data logging and retrieval.

DeTurck, T. M.; Treacy, D. J. Jr.; Knies, D. L.; Grabowski, K. S.; Knoll, C.; Kennedy, C. A.; Hubler, G. K. [University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6670, Washington, District of Columbia 20375-5345 (United States)

1999-06-10

154

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM  

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Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http;Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns09.html[5/10/12 9:22:34 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

Bigelow, Stephen

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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 presentation. Building sustainable food systems in Africa: AGRA-Sweden partnership. Dr Rufaro Madakadze, Program Officer Education and Training, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) 9

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Researchers from the Village. An Indonesian Non-Government Rural Action and Community Development Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A non-government program trains local action-researchers from villages of Java, Indonesia, to work for grass-roots social change within their communities. Begun in 1977, the program trains local men and women to work with their neighbors to revitalize existing institutions and to gain control over the development programs and social services…

Dilts, Russ; And Others

158

Managing Oppositional Masculinity Politics: The Gendering of a Government-Commissioned Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we draw on pro-feminist, anti-essentialist espistemological and theoretical frameworks, in conjunction with adopting autoethnographic narratives, both to provide critical insight into and contextualize the particular testimony and witnessing of our own personal involvement in the gendering of a government-commissioned research

Lingard, Bob; Martino, Wayne; Mills, Martin

2013-01-01

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

E-print Network

, and industry scientists. Developed by the Office of Biotechnology and the Office of the Vice President in the core facilities can assist university, industry, and government researchers at every stage to preset emission ranges determined by fixed filter sets. The optical parametric oscillator expands

Mayfield, John

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

E-print Network

-economic cohesion in a given territory. Many times, especially in the South of Italy, policies mainly designedPAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT International Conference of Territorial Intelligence, Huelva 2007 (CAENTI) | http://www.territorial

Boyer, Edmond

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-02-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Long, J. C.; Winickoff, D.

2011-12-01

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Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Software - An Exploratory Study of Software Vendor and Market Research Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) activities has recently witnessed increased attention. Many organizations have deployed integrated GRC software. In this paper scientific research examines state-of-the-art GRC software for the first time in answering two questions: What is state-of-the-art GRC software according to the software industry, and how should scientific research deal with it? Through a survey among

Nicolas Racz; Edgar Weippl; Andreas Seufert

2011-01-01

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Labs of the World, Unite  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dawson, Lorna; Bestwick, Charles

2013-04-01

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Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns09/interns09.html[5/10/12 10:14:28 AM  

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Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Melbourne Materials Science, University of Oxford, UK Nathaniel Lynd Craig Hawker and Jean Marie Tarascon People News & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science

Bigelow, Stephen

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Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume V--Township Governments. Research Report No. 52-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this fifth volume details nationwide statistics on the employment status of minorities and women working in township governments. Data from 299 actual units of government in fourteen states were…

Reshad, Rosalind S.

169

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2002-01-01

170

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2011-12-30

171

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2011-12-30

172

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  

E-print Network

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, the Rules of Governance of the Senior Research Scientist Council of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Article I

Waliser, Duane E.

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Legal agreements and the governance of research commons: lessons from materials sharing in mouse genomics.  

PubMed

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

Mishra, Amrita; Bubela, Tania

2014-04-01

174

A novel approach to enhance food safety: industry-academia-government partnership for applied research.  

PubMed

An independent collaborative approach was developed for stimulating research on high-priority food safety issues. The Fresh Express Produce Safety Research Initiative was launched in 2007 with $2 million in unrestricted funds from industry and independent direction and oversight from a scientific advisory panel consisting of nationally recognized food safety experts from academia and government agencies. The program had two main objectives: (i) to fund rigorous, innovative, and multidisciplinary research addressing the safety of lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens and (ii) to share research findings as widely and quickly as possible to support the development of advanced safeguards within the fresh-cut produce industry. Sixty-five proposals were submitted in response to a publicly announced request for proposals and were competitively evaluated. Nine research projects were funded to examine underlying factors involved in Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination of lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens and potential strategies for preventing the spread of foodborne pathogens. Results of the studies, published in the Journal of Food Protection, help to identify promising directions for future research into potential sources and entry points of contamination and specific factors associated with harvesting, processing, transporting, and storing produce that allow contaminants to persist and proliferate. The program provides a model for leveraging the strengths of industry, academia, and government to address high-priority issues quickly and directly through applied research. This model can be productively extended to other pathogens and other leafy and nonleafy produce. PMID:19681279

Osterholm, Michael T; Ostrowsky, Julie; Farrar, Jeff A; Gravani, Robert B; Tauxe, Robert V; Buchanan, Robert L; Hedberg, Craig W

2009-07-01

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

PubMed Central

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

Mishra, Amrita

2014-01-01

176

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Ripke, M.; Foerst, R.

1984-01-01

177

Consent and Research Governance in Biobanks: Evidence from Focus Groups with Medical Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much is known about patient attitudes to ethical and legal questions in the context of biobanking, particularly regarding privacy protection and consent. However, little is known about the attitudes of medical researchers who use biobanks for research to these issues. Four focus groups with medical researchers in the UK were conducted in 2010–2011. The study highlights a range of issues

E. A. Whitley; N. Kanellopoulou; J. Kaye

2012-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2012-01-01

179

Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume III--County Governments. Research Report No. 52-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this third volume details the employment status of minorities and women in county governments across the nation. Reports from 1,491 counties were used to project national employment figures.…

Froning, Mary L.

180

Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume IV--Municipal Governments. Research Report No. 52-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this fourth volume details the employment status of minorities and women in municipal governments. Based on reports filed by 2,230 municipalities, statistics in this study are designed to…

Skinner, Alice W.

181

Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume II--State Governments. Research Report No. 52-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this second volume details the employment status of minorities and women in state governments. Statistics in this study are designed to highlight various aspects of the employment status of…

Froning, Mary L.

182

Advanced Lab View® Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Essick; Eric D. Jones

1999-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Guta, Adrian; Flicker, Sarah; Roche, Brenda

2013-12-01

184

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

PubMed Central

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

Guta, Adrian; Flicker, Sarah; Roche, Brenda

2013-01-01

185

Cornell Lab of Ornithology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2000-01-01

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Jefferson Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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An Academic-Public Health Department Partnership for Education, Research, Practice, and Governance  

PubMed Central

Public health departments and medical schools are often disconnected, yet each has much to offer the other. There are 4 areas in which the 2 entities can partner; in Atlanta, Georgia, the Morehouse School of Medicine (particularly its Prevention Research Center or PRC) and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness have demonstrated partnership in each area. With respect to teaching, the 2 have collaborated on clerkships for medical students and rotations for preventive medicine residents. In research, Morehouse faculty and health department staff have worked together on projects. In service, the 2 entities have been able to put into practice interventions developed through their joint research efforts. In governance, the health department has a representative on the PRC board, while the PRC principal investigator serves on the Fulton County Board of Health. Benefits have accrued to both entities and to the communities that they serve. PMID:24667192

Akintobi, Tabia Henry; Dawood, Nazeera; Blumenthal, Daniel S.

2015-01-01

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From Banking to International Governance: Fostering Innovation in Stem Cell Research  

PubMed Central

Stem cell banks are increasingly recognized as an essential resource of biological materials for both basic and translational stem cell research. By providing transnational access to quality controlled and ethically sourced stem cell lines, stem cell banks seek to foster international collaboration and innovation. However, given that national stem cell banks operate under different policy, regulatory and commercial frameworks, the transnational sharing of stem cell materials and data can be complicating. This paper will provide an overview of the most pressing challenges regarding the governance of stem cell banks, and the difficulties in designing regulatory and commercial frameworks that foster stem cell research. Moreover, the paper will shed light on the numerous international initiatives that have arisen to help harmonize and standardize stem cell banking and research processes to overcome such challenges. PMID:21904557

Isasi, Rosario; Knoppers, Bartha M.

2011-01-01

189

Reifenberger Nanophysics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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NOAA-ERL-ARL (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Environmental Research Lab. Air Resources Lab. ) solar uv radiation and climate research project program description and progress report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contents: Solar uv radiation and climate research project; Atmospheric effects of solar uv variability; Analysis of solar uv variations; Models of solar uv spectral irradiance; Measurements of solar uv spectral irradiance; Studies of Ca-K plages and solar indices; Publications and presentations; Intermediate-term epochs in solar UV emission at 180 nm; Spectroradiometer design rationale; Received ultraviolet radiation at the South Pole;

R. F. Donnelly; L. C. Puga; T. P. Repoff; J. L. Lean

1984-01-01

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Finding Canadian Government Pubs.  

E-print Network

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

Haykin, Simon

192

A review of past and future near-infrared spectroscopy brain computer interface research at the PRISM lab.  

PubMed

Single-trial classification of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals for brain-computer interface (BCI) applications has recently gained much attention. This paper reviews research in this area conducted at the PRISM lab (University of Toronto) to date, as well as directions for future work. Thus far, research has included classification of hemodynamic changes induced by the performance of various mental tasks in both offline and online settings, as well as offline classification of cortical changes evoked by different affective states. The majority of NIRS-BCI work has only involved able-bodied individuals. However, preliminary work involving individuals from target BCI-user populations is also underway. In addition to further testing with users with severe disabilities, ongoing and future research will focus on enhancing classification accuracies, communication speed and user experience. PMID:25570374

Schudlo, Larissa C; Weyand, Sabine; Chau, Tom

2014-08-01

193

Stanford Humanities Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 2000, the Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) discovers "fascinating futures to be explored in ignoring and crossing disciplinary borders." The Lab engages in a number of research projects that are collaborative, co-creative, and team-based. These projects have resulted in new media projects, interactive archives, predictive models of social changes, and exhibitions. Users can browse the lab's groups and their work on this site.

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Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

2008-04-16

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

E-print Network

Canada Research Chair, Tier I, Data Science The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in Data Science. This will be The University of Winnipeg

Martin, Jeff

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

PubMed Central

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

Herbert, J. Taylor

2003-01-01

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The Writing Lab as Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses current research on behavior in organizations as it relates to building group cohesiveness in a writing lab staff and describes the operation of the writing lab at the University of Central Arkansas. (AEA)

Bannister, Linda; Child, Robert

1983-01-01

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Diamond Research Overview and a Model for Lab Experiments Using Oxyacetylene Torch  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

High pressure synthetic diamonds have now been a commercial product for over 40 years. Russian scientists invented the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process 30 years ago, while the Japanese followed 10 years later and the U.S. was introduced to it 10 years after that. The new syntheses focus is on liquid and solid phase approaches. There are three CVD processes: microwave plasma, hot filament, and oxy-acetylene torch. The oxy-acetylene torch is an excellent materials synthesis lab experiment, emphasizing the simplicity of the science.

Roy, Rustum

1996-01-01

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MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on. Interested parties will enjoy wandering their website, which includes sections on "Research", "People", "Events", and "News". The "LabCAST" area shouldn't be missed, and here visitors can watch video profiles of the latest work at the Media Lab. Recent profiles have looked at ways to use mobile phones to detect vision problems and new ways of reinventing the desk lamp. In the "Research" area, visitors can learn about the different groups and projects at the Media Lab, and also look over their publications.

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Hane, G.J.

1990-06-01

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The Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern University is excited to announce a number of summer research intern positions beginning in May of 2013.  

E-print Network

a number of summer research intern positions beginning in May of 2013. The IASLab is a vibrant, and a host of other related questions. Summer Research Interns in the IASLab will assist in the development oriented. Summer Interns are expected to volunteer at least 10 hours/week to lab related activities

Patel, Aniruddh D.

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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 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...

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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  

E-print Network

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

Waliser, Duane E.

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

E-print Network

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

Manstein, Dietmar J.

205

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

SciTech Connect

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.

None

2000-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

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Advanced Physics Lab at TCU  

Microsoft Academic Search

The one semester, one credit hour Modern Physics Lab is viewed as a transition between the structured Physics 1 and 2 labs and junior\\/senior research. The labs focus on a variety of experiments built around a multichannel analyzer, various alpha, beta and gamma ray detectors and weak radioactive sources. Experiments include radiation safety and detection with a Geiger counter and

C. A. Quarles

2009-01-01

208

Future{at}Labs.Prosperity Game{trademark}  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

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NOVA Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Simon, Tom

2009-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

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PSI research in the ITER divertor parameter range at the FOM PSI-lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

FOM-Rijnhuizen is building, in cooperation with its Trilateral Euregio Cluster (TEC) partners, a PSI-laboratory to study plasma surface interaction (PSI) under extreme, ITER relevant plasma conditions. The largest linear plasma generator of PSI-lab is Magnum-PSI, and is designed to deliver up to 10 MW m-2 power over a 10 cm diameter hydrogen plasma beam with an electron density (ne) up to 1021 m-3 and electron-temperature (Te) between 1-5 eV. Magnum-PSI is presently under construction and its predesign is presented. Its forerunner is Pilot-PSI, in which record plasma parameters of ne=4×1021 m-3 at Te=2 eV in a ~1 cm wide hydrogen beam confined by a magnetic field (B) <=1.6 T were measured at 40 mm downstream the source nozzle. At 17 mm in front of a target (located at 0.56 m distance from the source nozzle), ne>1021 m-3 and Te<= 4 eV have been demonstrated. Initial experiments on exposing fine-grain carbon samples are presented that showed up to 20 ?m s-1 erosion as a demonstration of the extreme plasma conditions. Spectroscopy was applied to compare chemical erosion yields for flux densities up to 5.0×1024 m-2 s-1.

Westerhout, J.; Koppers, W. R.; Vijvers, W. A. J.; Al, R. S.; Brezinsek, S.; Brons, S.; van Eck, H. J. N.; Engeln, R.; de Groot, B.; Koch, R.; van der Meiden, H. J.; Nuijten, M. P.; Philipps, V.; van de Pol, M. J.; Prins, P. R.; Samm, U.; Scholten, J.; Schram, D. C.; Schweer, B.; Smeets, P. H. M.; Whyte, D. G.; Zoethout, E.; Kleyn, A. W.; Goedheer, W. J.; Lopes Cardozo, N. J.; van Rooij, G. J.

2007-03-01

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

SciTech Connect

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)

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

2012-07-01

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Accessible Research Experiences: A New Paradigm for In-Lab Chemical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The preliminary efforts to engage students in the physical sciences through research projects in environmental chemistry are described. The successful involvement of two demographics, community college (CC) students and female students in cutting-edge chemistry research suggests that recruiting methods were effective and the feedback from…

Baum, Marc M.; Krider, Elizabeth S.; Moss, John A.

2006-01-01

215

FAIR - the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research: the Universe in the Lab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As of the year 2018 the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will offer access to exotic ion beams and beams of antiproton of unprecedented luminosity. The facility currently under construction in Darmstadt, Germany, adjacent to the existing accelerator at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research, will serve several collaborations and fields simultaneously: atomic, hadron, nuclear, and plasma physics.

Weissbach, F.

2015-11-01

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In the National Interest: The Federal Government and Research-Intensive Universities. A Report from the Ad Hoc Working Group on Research-Intensive Universities and the Federal Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report looks at the relationship between the federal government and research intensive universities (RIUs), identifies critical trends and issues that are affecting their relationship, and offers principles and recommendations for the future. Following an introduction, the origins and characteristics of the relations between the federal…

Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, Washington, DC.

217

Research on the application of cloud computing in e-government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cloud computing has the characteristics of super- strong computing capacity, low cost and great safety. It has important value and significance to apply it in the e-government. In this article, we described the concept of cloud computing, features and special meaning in the field of e-government. And we discussed the framework of cloud computing of e-government, and suggest how to

Jin Tian

2011-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

219

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...

220

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

E-print Network

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

Zandstra, Peter W.

221

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Randy Moore

2008-01-01

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Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM  

E-print Network

Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http & Events Webmail #12;Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns06/interns06.html[11/8/12 2:12:16 PM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

Bigelow, Stephen

223

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

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Contributions of ICTs towards Agricultural Development Among Agricultural Researchers in Ibadan North West Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examines the contributions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) towards Agricultural Development among Agricultural Researchers in Ibadan North West Local Government Area of Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used in the selection of 50 respondents that constitute the sample size for the study. Primary data were collected through the use of a well-structured questionnaire from the Agricultural

Oyetoro John Oyewole; Adetunbi Saheed Ige; Oladipo Solomon Oyetunde

2013-01-01

225

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Devashree Saha

2009-01-01

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Why do research as an undergraduate? By Bekah Zaiser, undergraduate researcher in the lab of Dr. Christine Miller  

E-print Network

check out this website http://major.biology.ufl.edu/Research.html . Faculty Corner If you are a faculty offers students an excellent opportunity to develop a relationship with a faculty member who works education or a job in a scientific field, your research mentor will be able to provide you with letters

Miller, Christine Whitney

227

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1993-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara

2006-01-01

229

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

E-print Network

Medicine Göttingen, is seeking a PhD student SSSSalary according to TValary according to TValary according to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen lies near the cen- ter applicants with equal qualifica- tions will be given preferential treatment. We look forward to receiving

Gollisch, Tim

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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...

231

Researchers Uncover Errors in Immature Brain Cells in Lab and Animal Studies that May Promote the Growth of Some Brain Tumors  

Cancer.gov

In experiments done in lab and animal studies, a breakdown in proper cell development has been shown to cause brain-specific stem cells to become starter seeds for aggressive brain tumors called glioblastoma multiforme, according to research from a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Energy chief tells Jersey: Fusion's back Secretary, at top research lab in Plainsboro, says country resuming international effort  

E-print Network

plan to build a $5 billion fusion reactor, called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Princeton lab has set world records for fusion energy production in a gymnasium-sized experimental reactor that operated from 1982 through 1997, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. The lab now is conducting experiments

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Advanced Lab Consortium ``Conspiracy''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advanced Laboratory instruction is a time-honored and essential element of an undergraduate physics education. But, from my vantage point, it has been neglected by the two major professional societies, APS and AAPT. At some schools, it has been replaced by ``research experiences,'' but I contend that very few of these experiences in the research lab, particularly in the junior year, deliver what they promise. It is time to focus the attention of APS, AAPT, and the NSF on the advanced lab. We need to create an Advanced Lab Consortium (ALC) of faculty and staff to share experiments, suppliers, materials, pedagogy, ideas, in short to build a professional network for those committed to advanced lab instruction. The AAPT is currently in serious discussions on this topic and my company stands ready with both financial and personnel resources to support the effort. This talk is a plea for co-conspirators.

Reichert, Jonathan F.

2006-03-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

1996-06-01

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM  

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Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http Materials Characterization and synthesis of beta-polypeptides Jovan Rivera Montes Computer Science://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns00.html[5/10/12 10:10:40 AM] Education Undergraduate Opportunities K-12 Science Activities

Bigelow, Stephen

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Materials Research Lab -Research Internships in Science and Engineering http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/RISE/interns05.html[5/10/12 9:35:20 AM  

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Materials Research Lab - Research Internships in Science and Engineering http with silica Alex McCloskey Mechanical Engineering UCSB Mike Pontin Robert McMeeking Materials Loaded sandwich structures: Material testing and shear off study Jonathan Nguyen Mechanical Engineering California State

Bigelow, Stephen

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Lab Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2012-11-06

238

Dauphin Island Sea Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine education and research center. Lab also provides a public aquarium that focuses solely on the native eco-systems of the Mobile Bay estuary. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, and news and events. Explore the Education and Aquarium sections for teacher resources and information on workshops, student summer camps, and academic-year programs.

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Advanced topics in character recongition and document analysis: research works in intelligent image and document research lab, Tsinghua University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Character Recognition and Document Retrieval still are very interesting research area although great progress in performance has been made over the last decades. Advanced research topics in character recognition and Document analysis are introduced in this paper, which include the further research in Tsinghai University on handwritten Chinese character recognition, multilingual character recognition and writer identification. In handwritten Chinese character recognition a special cascade MQDF classifier is discussed for unconstrained cursive handwritten Chinese Character recognition and an optimum handwritten strip recognition algorithm is introduced. In writer identification content dependent and content independent algorithms are discussed. In multilingual character recognition a THOCR multilingual, including Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, Uyghur, Arabic document recognition system is introduced in this paper.

Ding, Xiaoqing

2009-01-01

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Context Matters: Volunteer Bias, Small Sample Size, and the Value of Comparison Groups in the Assessment of Research-Based Undergraduate Introductory Biology Lab Courses  

PubMed Central

The shift from cookbook to authentic research-based lab courses in undergraduate biology necessitates the need for evaluation and assessment of these novel courses. Although the biology education community has made progress in this area, it is important that we interpret the effectiveness of these courses with caution and remain mindful of inherent limitations to our study designs that may impact internal and external validity. The specific context of a research study can have a dramatic impact on the conclusions. We present a case study of our own three-year investigation of the impact of a research-based introductory lab course, highlighting how volunteer students, a lack of a comparison group, and small sample sizes can be limitations of a study design that can affect the interpretation of the effectiveness of a course. PMID:24358380

Brownell, Sara E.; Kloser, Matthew J.; Fukami, Tadashi; Shavelson, Richard J.

2013-01-01

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USMES Design Lab Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Design Lab Manual provides a detailed description of various types of Design Labs used in the USMES program. Chapters cover the USMES Design Lab concept; tone of Design Lab activities; in-class Design Lab; portable Design Lab; the Design Lab room; cost/scrounging; staffing and scheduling a Design Lab; Design Lab training for teachers; Design…

Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.

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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

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…

Philadelphia Youth Network, 2009

2009-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2006-12-01

244

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1985-01-01

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AGB-UVA Symposium on Research and Scholarship on Higher Education [Governance, Trusteeship and the Academic Presidency] (Charlottesville, VA, December 5-6, 1999). Occasional Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes the proceedings of the 1999 Symposium on Research and Scholarship on Higher Education Governance, Trusteeship, and the Academic Presidency sponsored by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The symposium addressed the state of research

Pusser, Brian

2000-01-01

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Ethics, privacy and the legal framework governing medical data: opportunities or threats for biomedical and public health research?  

PubMed Central

Privacy is an important concern in any research programme that deals with personal medical data. In recent years, ethics and privacy have become key considerations when conducting any form of scientific research that involves personal data. These issues are now addressed in healthcare professional training programmes. Indeed, ethics, legal frameworks and privacy are often the subject of much confusion in discussions among healthcare professionals. They tend to group these different concepts under the same heading and delegate responsibility for “ethical” approval of their research programmes to ethics committees. Public health researchers therefore need to ask questions about how changes to legal frameworks and ethical codes governing privacy in the use of personal medical data are to be applied in practice. What types of data do these laws and codes cover? Who is involved? What restrictions and requirements apply to any research programme that involves medical data? PMID:23799934

2013-01-01

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Poverty Action Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY About Berkeley Lab  

E-print Network

and energy research. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist whoLAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY About Berkeley Lab Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research

Eisen, Michael

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UC Berkeley Lab Notes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California at Berkeley College of Engineering publishes Lab Notes, a newsletter from the Public Affairs Office. The mission is "to illuminate groundbreaking research underway today at the College of Engineering that will dramatically change our lives tomorrow." Lab Notes is available online free of charge. Articles in the November 2004 issue highlight robot technology, satellite communications, and a radio observatory project. Each short article includes images or videos and links to related articles and researchers' websites. Previous issues are saved in an online archive.

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Electrolysis Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2012-10-08

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2009-09-15

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Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns07/interns07.html[11/8/12 1:27:00 PM  

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Materials Research Lab - Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http Kris Delaney Nicola Spaldin MRL Thermoelectrics by Design Sabine Haag Materials Science, Max Planck van de Walle MRL Development of Visualization Tools for Computational Materials Science Manuel

Bigelow, Stephen

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Lab Guidelines Dr. Anu Subramanian  

E-print Network

will aid your transition into the group. Obtain a copy of the Lab Safety Manual and read it before starting of the research group generally have a meeting once a week. This meeting is for the purpose of discussing, group members will meet for a comprehensive lab cleaning. Label Everything You Use! This point cannot

Farritor, Shane

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Mississippi State Physics Labs: Nuclear Radiation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that examines nuclear radiation. The lab is designed to aid student understanding of the random nature of radioactive decay to prepare them for problems involving processes governed by probability. The apparatus consists of a Geiger tube, a scaler, an absorber set, and a source set. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-19

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15.01.01.M3 University Councils, Committees and Boards Governing Research  

E-print Network

Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 3.1.1 Each project involving the use of animals in research 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

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CONSULTATION RESPONSE Wellcome Trust response: AMS: Review of regulation and governance of medical research  

E-print Network

extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. We support the brightest minds in biomedical research of research, maintaining an appropriate degree of checks and balances, meeting the highest ethical standards regulations. Where codes of practice have been developed, it might be more appropriate for Research Ethics

Rambaut, Andrew

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Knowledge of the legislation governing proxy consent to treatment and research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To assess the knowledge of four groups of individuals regarding who is legally authorised to consent to health care or research involving older patients. Design: A provincewide postal survey. Setting: Province of Quebec, Canada. Participants: Three hundred older adults, 434 informal caregivers of cognitively impaired individuals, 98 researchers in aging and 136 members of research ethics boards (REBs). Measurements:

G Bravo

2010-01-01

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Duke University: The Clark Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Internet Research, Uncensored  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kean, Sam

2007-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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).

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

1980-01-01

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Ethics, governance and consent in the UK: implications for research into the longer-term outcomes of congenital heart defects  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo explore the effect of research ethics, governance and consent requirements and recent reforms on UK-wide follow-up of children with congenital heart defects (CHD).DesignProspective cohort study.SettingUK National Health Service.Patients3897 children with CHD requiring intervention, or resulting in death, before they were 1-year-old (1993–1995).Main outcomesImpact on study protocol, timeliness and findings of a multicentre study of survival and quality of life.ResultsThe

Rachel L Knowles; Catherine Bull; Christopher Wren; Carol Dezateux

2011-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Fehr, Angela; Razum, Oliver

2014-01-01

263

Butterfly Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Government-Industry Cooperative Fisheries Research in the North Pacific under the MSFCMA  

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Avenue West, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98199. ABSTRACT--The National Marine Fish eries Service's Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) has a long and successful history of conducting research in coop eration, 1996). The history of cooperative research in the waters off the U.S. west coast and Alaska is long

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moos, Lejf; Wubbels, Theo

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kevin D. Haggerty

2004-01-01

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

E-print Network

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...

Robinson, Tomeka Michelle

2011-02-22

268

AEROSPACE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN LAB Software Development Practices  

E-print Network

AEROSPACE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN LAB Software Development Practices in Project X Todd A. Oliver toliver@mit.edu Aerospace Computational Design Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 8, 2005 PX Development Stratagies 1/23 #12;AEROSPACE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN LAB Overview Project X (PX) research

Peraire, Jaime

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Biology: Online Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like many other academic publishers, McGraw Hill often creates supplementary online materials to be used in conjunction with their various publications. This particular collection of online materials is meant to be used with one of their recent biology textbooks, but they can certainly be used as stand-alone educational resources for persons interested in the biological sciences. This particular site contains 31 virtual labs that cover topics like evolution, regulatory genes, iron stress in diatoms, and gene technology. These labs are recreations of actual scientific experiments, and visitors are given background information on a topic, an explanation of the researcher's observation, and an overview of how they set up their experiment. The goal of these labs is to help make students and others more comfortable working with primary sources. Finally, the site also includes interviews with principal investigators from the University of Michigan, the University of Albert, and Auburn University.

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Lab Contact: After Hours Phone  

E-print Network

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

Shull, Kenneth R.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...September 23, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph W. Lambert, (703) 613-1379. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc...researchers. * * * * * Dated: October 11, 2011. Joseph W. Lambert, Director, Information Management Services. [FR Doc....

2011-10-18

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Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Fiscal Year 2000  

NSF Publications Database

For further information contact the following staff of the Science Resources Studies Division, Research & Development Statistics Program, National Science Foundation: Mary V. Burke, (703) 306-1772, ext. 6933, INTERNET mvburke@nsf.gov, or Ms. Terri Ford, ext. 6939, tsford@nsf.gov. Updates of this list and an Annotated List of FFRDCs - 1999 are available on-line. Links to additional reports in the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers series are available on the publication series ...

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Labs: 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Igelsrud, Don, Ed.

1988-01-01

274

Echolocation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

276

TRANSFORMATION VS. GOVERNMENT AUTOMATION  

E-print Network

e-Government is a major policy issue that countries throughout the world are grappling with. Developing countries under the impetus of world policy bodies are trying to get onto the e-government bandwagon the correct way. However and though they will usually stake claims to developing a citizen-centric e-government, in reality their principal aim is to develop a transactional form of government, hence foregoing what many developed countries are on their way of achieving, namely holistic or transformative government. Through the evaluation of major e-government projects from the Gulf region, this paper illustrates how Gulf e-governments were never planned to transform the inner working of government. However and based on the design-reality gap theory, Bahrain’s egovernment is shown to be an exemplary success when design mirrors reality. The paper draws a list of challenges that Gulf e-government projects and programs are facing or will likely face and makes concrete suggestions for dealing with them. Along with citizen and customer involvement in the design of e-government solutions, the absence of research and evaluation of current e-government initiatives is one of the biggest challenges identified. The paper concludes with a set of statements about e-government that are purported to apply throughout the region. Keywords: Design-reality gap, e-Government strategy, e-Government models, e-Government research & evaluation. 1

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Democratic School Governing Bodies in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal: The First Elections. EPU Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines the implementation of the Schools Act, which established the democratic governing bodies and the school governance, capacity-building program in KwaZulu-Natal. It is based on a study that: (1) recorded the existence/nonexistence of governing bodies and compiled a profile of the average governing body based on a sample of…

McPherson, Gregory; Dlamini, Mbali

278

Changing Framework of Local Governance and Community Participation in Elementary Education in India. Research Monograph No. 35  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, strengthening and better functioning of local governance have become prime concerns of educational reform agenda. Establishment of effective local governance has been part of overall changes in educational governance for several years in many countries including India. It is now widely recognized that effective local governance

Govinda, R; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita

2010-01-01

279

Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Fiscal Year 1999  

NSF Publications Database

For further information contact Mary V. Burke, Division of Science Resources Studies, Research & Development Statistics Program, National Science Foundation, (703) 306-1772, ext. 6933, or email mvburke@nsf.gov. Updates of this list and an Annotated List of FFRDCs - 1999 are available on-line. Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1997, 1998 and 1999 contains NSF-collected data on Federal obligations for R&D and R&D plant for the FFRDCS and is also available on-line. Links ...

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Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Fiscal Year 2001  

NSF Publications Database

For further information contact the following staff of the Division of Science Resources Studies, Research and Development Statistics Program, National Science Foundation: Ron Meeks, 703-292-7787, rmeeks@nsf.gov, or Ms. Terri Ford, 703-292-7785, tsford@nsf.gov. A complementary list, the Annotated List of 36 FFRDCs: Fiscal year 2001, is also available. Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1998, 1999 and 2000 contains NSF-collected data on Federal obligations for R&D and R&D...

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Master Government List of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers  

NSF Publications Database

For further information contact the following staff of the Division of Science Resources Statistics, Research and Development Statistics Program, National Science Foundation: Ronald L. Meeks, 703-292-7787, rmeeks@nsf.gov, or Terri S. Smith, 703-292-7785, tsford@nsf.gov. Updates of this list and an Annotated List of FFRDCs--October 2000 are available on-line. Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1999, 2000 and 2001 contains NSF-collected data on Federal obligations for R&D ...

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Larsson, Hakan

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Evans, John; Davies, Brian

2014-01-01

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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...

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Comparison of Provincial and Territorial Legislation Governing Substitute Consent for Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Canada, provincial and territorial laws address circumstances in which a substitute decision-maker may be appointed for an adult deemed legally incapable of making decisions in one or more areas of life. We searched for provincial and territorial laws that explicitly address substitute decision-making about research participation, and found significant differences among Canadian jurisdictions. In some provinces and territories there

Gina Bravo; Michaël Gagnon; Sheila Wildeman; David T. Marshall; Mariane Pâquet; Marie-France Dubois

2005-01-01

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Governing human subjects research in the USA: Individualized ethics and structural inequalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The abuse of human subjects has always been, and continues to be, a problem in the United States. In spite of regulation to protect subjects, the exploitation of disenfranchised groups and the reproduction of social inequalities are entrenched in the American research enterprise. This paper argues that current approaches to protecting subjects are insufficient because they prioritize individualized responses to

Jill A Fisher

2007-01-01

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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.

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Squid Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Baltimore, National A.

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Squid Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2009-06-17

290

Earth Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Earth Lab is a database of fossils, minerals and rocks from the UK. A photograph is displayed for each specimen selected, as well as the scientific name, location and properties or age of the specimen. The fossils can be searched by area, age, and group; minerals by area, element, group, and property; and rocks by area, geological age, and type of rock. A series of questions allows users to identify their own specimens.

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Biodiesel Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

McMahan, Andrew

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Chromatography Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

GK-12 Program,

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MAKING MINORITY GOVERNMENT WORK  

E-print Network

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

Saunders, Mark

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mohseni, Maryam

2012-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

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"Governance" or "Governing"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws on four perspectives on power and its exercise in organizations to analyze the practice of governing colleges and universities. The exploration uses political theories (particularly those assessing the legitimacy and effectiveness of stable political entities), leadership studies, analyses of how formal and informal organizations…

Leslie, David

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

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Characteristics of individuals with high information potential in government research and development organizations.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to study focal individuals within informal communications networks, a special variable was constructed: information potential (IP) was defined as the information-source value placed on an individual by his colleagues. Four hypotheses involving IP were tested in three R&D organizations using questionnaires and pencil-and-paper tests. Results indicated that the individual with high IP used more and different sources of technical information, was seen to be a credible information source and to have a strong ability to associate seemingly unrelated ideas, and was as approachable as the other members of his organization. Four tentative conclusions may be drawn from this study concerning the person with high IP. He is (1) an identifiable individual in several different kinds of organizations; (2) a distinctive information transceiver (transmitter and receiver); (3) both a producer and a catalyst in his own organization; and (4) an extender and an amplifier of information search. To affect the efficiency of informal information flow, the research manager's best hope for positively influencing informal networks lies in the identification and motivation of the special communicators in his organization.

Holland, W. E.

1972-01-01

299

Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 1  

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 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.

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Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 2  

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 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.

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[Research on the range of motion measurement system for spine based on LabVIEW image processing technology].  

PubMed

A measurement system based on the image processing technology and developed by LabVIEW was designed to quickly obtain the range of motion (ROM) of spine. NI-Vision module was used to pre-process the original images and calculate the angles of marked needles in order to get ROM data. Six human cadaveric thoracic spine segments T7-T10 were selected to carry out 6 kinds of loads, including left/right lateral bending, flexion, extension, cis/counterclockwise torsion. The system was used to measure the ROM of segment T8-T9 under the loads from 1 Nm to 5 Nm. The experimental results showed that the system is able to measure the ROM of the spine accurately and quickly, which provides a simple and reliable tool for spine biomechanics investigators. PMID:25464784

Li, Xiaofang; Deng, Linhong; Lu, Hu; He, Bin

2014-08-01

302

[Research on the range of motion measurement system for spine based on LabVIEW image processing technology].  

PubMed

A measurement system based on the image processing technology and developed by LabVIEW was designed to quickly obtain the range of motion (ROM) of spine. NI-Vision module was used to pre-process the original images and calculate the angles of marked needles in order to get ROM data. Six human cadaveric thoracic spine segments T7-T10 were selected to carry out 6 kinds of loads, including left/right lateral bending, flexion, extension, cis/counterclockwise torsion. The system was used to measure the ROM of segment T8-T9 under the loads from 1 Nm to 5 Nm. The experimental results showed that the system is able to measure the ROM of the spine accurately and quickly, which provides a simple and reliable tool for spine biomechanics investigators. PMID:25508415

Li, Xiaofang; Deng, Linhong; Lu, Hu; He, Bin

2014-08-01

303

LabWrite  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Carter, Michael; Wiebe, Eric; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-09-15

304

The Role of Institutional Research in Institutional Governance. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (8th, Wrightsville, North Carolina, November 12-24, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research, which focused on the role of institutional research in institutional governance, are presented. Contents are as follows: "The Role of Institutional Research in Academic Program Evaluation: An Overview" (Dennis R. Hengstler); "The Role of Institutional…

Brown, Charles I., Ed.

305

(Re)inventing Government-Industry R and D Collaboration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Holmes, Bruce J.

1996-01-01

306

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  

PubMed Central

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

Viangteeravat, Teeradache; Nagisetty, Naga Satya V. Rao

2014-01-01

307

Digital Scholarship Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2013-01-15

308

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)

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.

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

1993-01-01

309

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.

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USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2002-01-01

311

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

PubMed

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

Rath, Johannes; Ischi, Monique; Perkins, Dana

2014-09-01

312

Tailoring Shared Governance to the Needs and Opportunities of the Times. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.13.13  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shared governance between the administration and faculty has been traditional for most public universities, but varies considerably in its nature and effectiveness. In the United States it probably takes its most structured form at the University of California. There are good reasons for having shared governance, and yet it tends to be poorly…

King, C. Judson

2013-01-01

313

Research on the Land and Resources E-government System at City Level Based on Building Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present, the land and resources e-government system are difficult to adapt to changes in requirement, and have too much duplication of similar projects and limited range of application. Based on the thorough study of the building technology, configuration and plugin technology, this paper puts forward a solution to develop a building platform of e-government system, which can reduce the

Huang Jian; Wu Xincai; Xu Shiwu; He Zhenming

2010-01-01

314

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S FOUR LAB STUDY: TOXICOLOGICCAL AND CHEMICAL EVALUATION OF COMPLEX MIXTURES OF DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (DBPS) AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACTIVITIES FOR A LARGE U. S. EPA MULTILABORATORY STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Office of Research and Development's Four Lab Study: Toxicological and Chemical Evaluation of Complex Mixtures of Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), and Quality Assurance Activities for a Large U.S. EPA Multilaboratoty Study Thomas J. Hughes, Project and QA Manager, Expe...

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Materials Research Lab -Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns05/interns05.html[11/8/12 3:12:56 PM  

E-print Network

and Engineering Internships Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships(CISEI) Summer 2005 Research Lab - Elisabeth's Project Page - CISEI summer 2005 http://web.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CISEI/interns For Teachers Education Contacts News Elisabeth's Project Page - CISEI summer 2005 Intern: Elisabeth Knoche

Bigelow, Stephen

316

Visick Lab: Home of the Vibrio-Euprymna Symbiosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features general information about the lab of Karen Visick, which studies the genes needed to establish an interaction between the small Hawaiian squid Euprymna scolopes and its luminescent symbiont, the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri. It features links to more information about current research in the Visick lab, lab members and events, and the summer research program and microbiology department at Loyola University.

Visick, Karen; University, Loyola

317

Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility  

E-print Network

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

Haviland, David

318

University-Industry Research Cooperation: An Industrial View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major concerns in university-industry research relationships, discussed from an industrial viewpoint, include: research and development (R&D) within the firm, for an industry, and for a society; types of R&D organizations; working with universities and government labs; potential problems; and possible directions for the future. (MSE)

McHenry, K. W.

1985-01-01

319

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Lust, Barbara; Blume, Maria

320

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.

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Picophytoplankton Size Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

322

Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2003-01-01

323

Cryogenics Research and Engineering Experience  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Toro Medina, Jaime A.

2013-01-01

324

Mississippi State Physics Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a collection of labs for lower division college physics courses. The labs cover a variety of topics, including Newtonian mechanics, circuits, thermodynamics, waves, optics, and modern physics. Each lab includes a brief theoretical explanation of the concepts involved, a description of the equipment and procedures, and questions for the students. The labs are sorted by course and presented in the sequence used in the class. Some labs are used in multiple courses.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2007-10-10

325

Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

1998-01-01

326

MIT: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Berkeley Lab Visualization Program E. Wes Bethel  

E-print Network

Berkeley Lab Visualization Program E. Wes Bethel Dec 15, 2010 Berkeley CA #12;Berkeley Lab Visualization Group Mission Enable scientific knowledge discovery through the research, development, deployment, and application of visual data analysis technologies in the modern regime of HPC and data intensive science. We

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

328

Needing a New Approach to Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science, a National Research Council (NRC) committee found that labs have the potential to help students master science subject matter, develop scientific reasoning skills, increase interest in science, and achieve other important science learning goals. High school graduates who attain these…

Singer, Susan

2005-01-01

329

Uses of Labs and Learning Spaces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can an IT department transform traditional computer labs given the resource limits of a university setting? Before engaging a redesign team, conduct some groundwork and initial research to help guide design and resource decisions. When the author and her colleagues considered modifying the lab spaces at Cornell, they initially engaged in…

van den Blink, Clare

2009-01-01

330

A Survey of Corporate Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Andrei Shleifer; Robert W Vishny

1997-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

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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

333

A "Language Lab" for Architectural Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mackenzie, Arch; And Others

334

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Martin, Joseph D.

2011-03-01

335

Introducing ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ADS Labs is a platform that ADS is introducing in order to test and receive feedback from the community on new technologies and prototype services. Currently, ADS Labs features a new interface for abstract searches, faceted filtering of results, visualization of co-authorship networks, article-level recommendations, and a full-text search service. The streamlined abstract search interface provides a simple, one-box search with options for ranking results based on a paper relevancy, freshness, number of citations, and downloads. In addition, it provides advanced rankings based on collaborative filtering techniques. The faceted filtering interface allows users to narrow search results based on a particular property or set of properties ("facets"), allowing users to manage large lists and explore the relationship between them. For any set or sub-set of records, the co-authorship network can be visualized in an interactive way, offering a view of the distribution of contributors and their inter-relationships. This provides an immediate way to detect groups and collaborations involved in a particular research field. For a majority of papers in Astronomy, our new interface will provide a list of related articles of potential interest. The recommendations are based on a number of factors, including text similarity, citations, and co-readership information. The new full-text search interface allows users to find all instances of particular words or phrases in the body of the articles in our full-text archive. This includes all of the scanned literature in ADS as well as a select portion of the current astronomical literature, including ApJ, ApJS, AJ, MNRAS, PASP, A&A, and soon additional content from Springer journals. Fulltext search results include a list of the matching papers as well as a list of "snippets" of text highlighting the context in which the search terms were found. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

Accomazzi, Alberto; Henneken, E.; Grant, C. S.; Kurtz, M. J.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Thompson, D. M.; Bohlen, E.; Murray, S. S.

2011-05-01

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A European Perspective on New Modes of University Governance and Actorhood. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.17.11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education systems in Europe are currently undergoing profound transformations. At the macro-level, there is an increase in the number of students enrolled, subjects of study offered, and university missions that have gained legitimacy over time. At the second level changes are evident at the level of university governance. New Public…

Krucken, Georg

2011-01-01

337

Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume VI--Special Districts. Research Report No. 52-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this sixth volume details the employment status of minorities and women in special district governments (excluding school districts), by examining the general governmental activities they…

Robertson, Winston O., Jr.

338

German federal and state governments, the European Union, the National Ministry of Education and Research, the National  

E-print Network

German federal and state governments, the European Union, the National Ministry of Education, the Graduate School offers several courses, for example, a Bachelor, Master and PhD programme of studies will be of immense relevance for the future, especially in view of the dramatic demographic changes in population

Pfeifer, Holger

339

Information, Reference and Research Service to Florida State Government; a Plan of Action and Recommendations for Implementation by Phases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess the information needs of Florida State government agencies and the information services provided by the State Library of Florida, questionnaires were used to establish a profile of the state's information flow. Site visits and three seminars of state agency employees attempted to identify specific information needs. A comprehensive plan…

Dalton, Phyllis I.

340

The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab is looking for programmers. We are primarily seeking students who will work for credit this fall. There is a possibility of research  

E-print Network

. The Sonification Lab is located in the Coon Psychology building (near Tech Tower). We have several projects what sort of graphs visually impaired high school students use in their math classroom. It depends

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Visgraf Lab IMPA Visgraf Lab IMPA  

E-print Network

Effects . . Virtual Worlds Virtual Worlds . . Movie industry Movie industry . . Television industry Television industry . . Theme parks Theme parks . . Arcade games Arcade games Visgraf Lab ­ IMPA Visgraf Lab of Graphical Objects Spaces of Graphical Objects . . Space of images Space of images . . Space of audio signals

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Canadian universities receive funds from the Government of Canada to support the indirect costs of research related to research activities funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health  

E-print Network

; Costs associated with research ethics to meet regulatory requirements (Research Ethics Board, Animal of research related to research activities funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research

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Government of India Department of Science & Technology  

E-print Network

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

Kumar, M. Jagadesh

344

Penn State University Combustion Lab Tour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WPSU

2006-09-23

345

Does E-Governance Enhance Trust in Government?  

Microsoft Academic Search

While research has more or less established the fact that e-governance brings in certain level of transparency apart from efficiency and also offers good scope for innovative ways of servicing, but does it eventually lead to enhanced trust of people in government. The aim of this paper is to articulate the issues underlying trust, particularly trust in government, summarize the

Amitabh Ojha; M. P. Gupta

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Virtual Reality Lab Assistant  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Virtual Reality Lab Assistant (VRLA) demonstration model is aligned for engineering and material science experiments to be performed by undergraduate and graduate students in the course as a pre-lab simulation experience. This will help students to get a preview of how to use the lab equipment and run experiments without using the lab hardware/software equipment. The quality of the time available for laboratory experiments can be significantly improved through the use of virtual reality technology.

Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

1996-01-01

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Computer Science Labs Hardware  

E-print Network

Hernandez · (2 Student workers 20 hrs ea.) Israel Baquera and Francisco Osuana · (28 hrs per week) TA lab monitoring (Weekdays 5pm to 9pm) and Saturdays (10am-6pm). #12;Courses services by labs for spring 2005: Lab Intelligence 26990 CS4342 Database management 26991 CS4352 Translation of Prog Lang 26992 CS4365 Topics in Soft

Ward, Karen

348

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

352

Reinventing government  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1993-01-01

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A Survey of Corporate Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

ANDREI SHLEIFER; ROBERT W. VISHNY

1988-01-01

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Japanese Government Policies in Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1997. Scientific Research: Opening the Door to the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the basic philosophy and policies of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (MESSC) about the promotion of scientific research for the future benefits of society. Promoting scientific research in universities and affiliated research institutions, as well as the science and technology deriving from…

Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).

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Teachers' Perspectives on Online Virtual Labs vs. Hands-On Labs in High School Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study of online science teachers' opinions addressed the use of virtual labs in online courses. A growing number of schools use virtual labs that must meet mandated laboratory standards to ensure they provide learning experiences comparable to hands-on labs, which are an integral part of science curricula. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the quality and effectiveness of high school virtual labs. The theoretical foundation was constructivism, as labs provide student-centered activities for problem solving, inquiry, and exploration of phenomena. The research questions focused on experienced teachers' perceptions of the quality of virtual vs. hands-on labs. Data were collected through survey questions derived from the lab objectives of The Next Generation Science Standards . Eighteen teachers rated the degree of importance of each objective and also rated how they felt virtual labs met these objectives; these ratings were reported using descriptive statistics. Responses to open-ended questions were few and served to illustrate the numerical results. Many teachers stated that virtual labs are valuable supplements but could not completely replace hands-on experiences. Studies on the quality and effectiveness of high school virtual labs are limited despite widespread use. Comprehensive studies will ensure that online students have equal access to quality labs. School districts need to define lab requirements, and colleges need to specify the lab experience they require. This study has potential to inspire positive social change by assisting science educators, including those in the local school district, in evaluating and selecting courseware designed to promote higher order thinking skills, real-world problem solving, and development of strong inquiry skills, thereby improving science instruction for all high school students.

Bohr, Teresa M.

356

Genomics Education in Practice: Evaluation of a Mobile Lab Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

357

World-leading lab opens new frontiers in diamond  

E-print Network

World-leading lab opens new frontiers in diamond research Canada Excellence Research Chair in the world. Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Resources at the U of A, officially best-equipped labs in the world. It includes 2,200 sq. ft. of ultra-clean work space, plus an adjacent

Machel, Hans

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ARBELLA INSURANCE HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB (HPL) Main Lab: Room 110, Engineering Lab (413) 545-3393  

E-print Network

ARBELLA INSURANCE HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB (HPL) Main Lab: Room 110, Engineering Lab (413) 545-3393 Training Lab (HPL-II), Room 302, Engineering Lab (413) 545-0632 PARKING for HPL Lot 65 (HPL parking permit) Bike Racks between Engineering Labs 1 and 2 Parking Garage CAMPUS MAP January 2007 Directions to HPL 1

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Microfossils Lab (Labs 2 and 4)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Melissa Lobegeier

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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)

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.

Shariq, Syed Z.

1992-01-01

361

Government Benefits  

MedlinePLUS

... further information, visit www.cms.hhs.gov , the Web site of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). SSI (Supplemental Security Income) The government's SSI (Supplemental Security Income) program ...

362

Governance Today  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The recent emergence of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives in organizations throughout the world has generated\\u000a a lot of market buzz and interest among analysts and executives alike. In such an environment, there may be some confusion\\u000a about the terms governance, risk, and compliance, and how they differ from each other. Many organizations manage compliance on a regulation-by-regulation basis,

Jacob Lamm

363

Government's Role  

E-print Network

Customer relationship management (CRM) has become a strategic initiative aimed at getting, growing, and retaining the right customers. A great amount of numeric data and even more soft information are available about customers. In this paper we analyze the relative importance of factors and the priority of the schemes by constructing the CRM hierarchy model for Small and Medium Enterprises. Under the backgrounds of the transmission of the government's role and functions, on the basis of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), we stress on analyzing the theory and principle to design the e-government facing public service. We propose overall framework to integrate the traditional customer relationship management (CRM) functionalities with the management and application of the customer-related knowledge, particularly in the context of marketing decisions. In this paper, we present an integrated framework for CRM through the application of knowledge management technology. The framework can be the basis for enhancing CRM development. With the help of CRM idea, government may better meet the public demand, improve the relationship between government and the public, improve government efficiency, and promote the social stability and harmony. Eventually, some proposals of application of CRM in e-government are put forward.

unknown authors

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Governance, multifunctional forestry and economic literacy  

E-print Network

Governance, multifunctional forestry and economic literacy Bill Slee Bill Slee The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and economic literacy Governance, multifunctional forestry Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and economic literacy #12;The core message · In the headlong pursuit

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Co-operation agreement between the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh concerning Education, Scientific and Technical Co-operation in High-Energy Physics  

E-print Network

Co-operation agreement between the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh concerning Education, Scientific and Technical Co-operation in High-Energy Physics

2014-01-01

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3 CFR - Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...government labs and offices that work to combat infectious disease and to support government participation in nongovernmental...support programs to study and combat the spread of infectious diseases and to advance sustainable natural resource...

2012-01-01

367

Stat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests, researchers quantified the  

E-print Network

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

Carriquiry, Alicia

368

Stat 301 Lab 9: Due November 17 Fall 2014 In a study of plant communities in tropical forests, researchers quantified the  

E-print Network

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

Carriquiry, Alicia

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About C.D.F.G.-Marine Region library access The Moss Landing Marine Labs/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute  

E-print Network

to marine science. As a reminder, under this arrangement, C.D.F.G.-Marine Region scientists have accessAbout 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

McPhee-Shaw, Erika

370

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.

371

Virtual Biology Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Rutgers University Web site contains a set of online biology labs each so detailed and comprehensive, they could nearly replace the real thing. Each virtual lab contains pages and pages of background information and procedures, helpful images and diagrams, online exercises, and more. Seven labs are currently available: Cell Structure, Cell Reproduction, Protists, Plant Evolution, Angiosperm Reproduction, Transport Systems in Plants, and Chromosome Structure and Meiosis.

372

Government Positions for Physicists.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Seiler, David

2006-03-01

373

Government Regulatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Becker, Katie

374

Economic Model For a Return on Investment Analysis of United States Government High Performance Computing (HPC) Research and Development (R & D) Investment  

SciTech Connect

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.

Joseph, Earl C.; Conway, Steve; Dekate, Chirag

2013-09-30

375

OTHER COMPUTING LABS ON CAMPUS  

E-print Network

Lab (School of Music) Unknown Social Science Data Services Lab Unknown Technology Educa- tion Center Computing Labs (Architecture and Al- lied Arts) 101 McKenzie Hall Adaptive Technology Lab Knight Lib. 138-139 Biology Microcom- puter Lab Klamath Hall 33 Business Technology Center 326 Chiles Kammerer Microcomputer

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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.

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EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL  

E-print Network

EIT ICT Labs MASTER SCHOOL European Education for Top ICT Talents Knowledge & Innovation Community EIT ICT Labs #12;EIT ICT Labs Master School Greetings from EIT ICT Labs Master School Director Professor Carl-Gustaf Jansson I am convinced that the EIT ICT Labs Master School will challenge

Wichmann, Felix

378

Bring the lab to the cities: experiences from two Dutch Living Labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Living Labs concept is emerging, and seems appropriate for in-situ research. In this article, experiences of two Dutch Living Labs named Freeband and Kenniswijk are presented and reflected upon to motivate the current debate on experience and applications research. From the Kenniswijk and Freeband initiatives we have gained the insight that combining both approaches into one intelligent large-scale real-life

Ingrid Mulder; Daan Velthausz; Patrick Strating

379

CampusDevelopment The Centralized Labs: From Innovation to Inspiration  

E-print Network

a state-of-the-art Centralized Science Laboratories Building (Centralized Labs). Located on a hillside will house over 70 purpose- designed laboratories for advanced research by the Science and Medical Faculties The Centralized Labs is an innovative research building in terms of safety, energy conservation and user

Huang, Jianwei

380

Governance and Administrative Infrastructure in New York City Charter Schools. Going Charter Year Three Findings. Charter School Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this final report of a 3-year evaluation, researchers explored the developing infrastructure in New York City charter schools and identified areas in which school stakeholders--private partners, boards of trustees, school leaders, parents, and teachers--needed support to help charter schools succeed. The study was based on monthly visits to…

Ascher, Carol; Echazarreta, Juan; Jacobowitz, Robin; McBride, Yolanda; Troy, Tammi

381

Using grounded theory method for theory building in operations management research : A study on inter-firm relationship governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Qualitative theory building approaches, such as grounded theory method (GTM), are still not very widespread and rigorously applied in operations management (OM) research. Yet it is agreed that more systematic observation of current industrial phenomena is necessary to help managers deal with their problems. The purpose of this paper is to provide an example to help guide other

Mario Binder; John S. Edwards

2010-01-01

382

IBM's Zurich Lab is flower in Europe  

SciTech Connect

Two major discoveries, the scanning tunneling microscope and superconducting ceramics, highlight IBM Zurich lab's success in tapping Europe's scientific talent. The Zurich research laboratory was set up in 1956 as the European arm of the IBM's research division. Zurich was chosen for two main reasons: its geographical centrality and its political neutrality. Two factors for the lab's recent successes are: (1) that key decisions about which research proposals to support are made by managers who have themselves been selected for their scientific competence and (2) a willingness to take scientific risks.

Dickson, D.

1987-07-10

383

Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop  

E-print Network

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

McQuade, D. Tyler

384

Global Change 2 Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

University of Michigan

385

A clandestine lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some people illegally store clandestine, or hidden, labs in their homes for making drugs. These labs are extremely dangerous because the makers are working with flammable and explosive elements that are sensitive to light, heat, etc. The makers generally have little knowledge about the chemicals they are using.

N/A N/A (DEA;)

2006-04-01

386

Physics Labs with Flavor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes my attempts to look deeper into the so-called "shoot for your grade" labs, started in the '90s, when I began applying my teaching experience in Russia to introductory physics labs at the College of Charleston and other higher education institutions in South Carolina. The term "shoot for your grade" became popular among…

Agrest, Mikhail M.

2009-01-01

387

School Science Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article talks about the declining state of many school science laboratories. The author describes how school districts are renovating their science labs to improve student learning. The author also offers tips from those who have already renovated their school science labs.

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

388

LabSkills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

O'Brien, Nick

2010-01-01

389

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.

2007-12-27

390

SMILE Lab: Electromagnets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains instructions for a fairly simple lab or demonstration using electromagnets. The electromagnets are made with nails, copper wire, and batteries. The lab includes a list of needed materials, the procedure that the students should follow, and a brief discussion of the physical concepts involved.

Johnson, Porter

2006-07-18

391

Labs not in a lab: A case study of instructor and student perceptions of an online biology lab class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Doiron, Jessica Boyce

392

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.

2000-01-01

393

PBS Learning Media: Forces Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This four-part interactive simulation explores some of the most important forces to be considered in structural engineering. It's a fun way for kids in Grades 4-8 to learn about compression, tension, torque, and shear -- and then apply this knowledge to further explore structural load. In the "Materials Lab" section, they stretch and compress 8 different types of building materials: wood, plastic, aluminum, brick, concrete, reinforced concrete, cast iron, and steel. Last, in the "Shapes Lab", they choose from rectangular, arched, and triangular shapes and test their stability. PBS Learning Media is a collection of 10,000+ videos, lessons, and activities compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote use of digital resources in the classroom.

2011-10-04

394

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance  

E-print Network

Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: A flexible framework for strategic planning October 2012 Pilot version 1 #12;Improving School Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

Rambaut, Andrew

395

Biography as Education Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lindgren, Joakim

2007-01-01

396

Biology and the Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emphasizes the social implications of biological knowledge and discusses two main government roles in biology: (1) a creative and supportive role, including support of education and research, (2) control, regulation and protection related to the applications of biological knowledge. Public control is considered necessary in areas such as food and…

Reid, Roger D.

1969-01-01

397

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.

398

Research and development of methods/utilities and rules for managing cooperation for performance improvement in government offices  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1992-03-01

399

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

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 ...

Iqbal, Fareeha Yasmin, 1974-

2003-01-01

400

Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Darrah, Marjorie; Humbert, Roxann; Finstein, Jeanne; Simon, Marllin; Hopkins, John

2014-08-01

401

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

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.

Not Available

1992-03-01

402

Research and development of methods/utilities and rules for managing cooperation for performance improvement in government offices  

SciTech Connect

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.

Kurstedt, H.A.

1993-03-01

403

MSRIP 2012 Faculty Research Projects The following faculty research projects are organized by colleges, and then  

E-print Network

: Dr. Jianzhong Wu Research Setting: Lab (computational) Research Project: Dr. Wu's Lab research for biogenesis and bioremediation. Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank Vahid ResearchMSRIP 2012 Faculty Research Projects The following faculty research projects are organized

Lyubomirsky, Ilya

404

532 nm Laser Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The main goal is to understand some basic laser theory and the method of creating a 532 nm (green) laser emission from an 808 nm (IR) laser. In the process you will learn the basics about laser diodes, pumping a gain medium, the purpose of special optical coatings, second harmonic generation, and the electronics / measurement tools for optical characterization. This lab can be constructed for under $1K with some creativity. Having introduced the lab already to students, they found it both interesting and fun to go through. Presented at the 2013 AAPT Summer Meeting in Portland, Oregon. W36: Advanced Labs Workshop

Săˇnchez, Erik

2013-10-02

405

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.

406

Incorporating a Literature-Based Learning Approach into a Lab Course to Increase Student Understanding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scientific literature was used to give a research oriented context to our immunology lab course. Immunology lab, a senior level course (60 students/year) was formerly taught in a traditional mode, with exercises aimed at learning lab protocols. To engage students in understanding we connected the protocols to their use as reported in research

Parent, Beth A.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Swanson, Karen V.; Smith, Ann C.

2010-01-01

407

Outreach Science Education: Evidence-Based Studies in a Gene Technology Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scharfenberg, Franz-Josef; Bogner, Franz X.

2014-01-01

408

Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 6  

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 sixth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheet on Absorbance and the Beer-Lambert Law, and a lab activity on Mosquito DNA Extraction and Quantification.

409

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.

410

New Features in ADS Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) has been working hard on updating its services and interfaces to better support our community's research needs. ADS Labs is a new interface built on the old tried-and-true ADS Abstract Databases, so all of ADS's content is available through it. In this presentation we highlight the new features that have been developed in ADS Labs over the last year: new recommendations, metrics, a citation tool and enhanced fulltext search. ADS Labs has long been providing article-level recommendations based on keyword similarity, co-readership and co-citation analysis of its corpus. We have now introduced personal recommendations, which provide a list of articles to be considered based on a individual user's readership history. A new metrics interface provides a summary of the basic impact indicators for a list of records. These include the total and normalized number of papers, citations, reads, and downloads. Also included are some of the popular indices such as the h, g and i10 index. The citation helper tool allows one to submit a set of records and obtain a list of top 10 papers which cite and/or are cited by papers in the original list (but which are not in it). The process closely resembles the network approach of establishing "friends of friends" via an analysis of the citation network. The full-text search service now covers more than 2.5 million documents, including all the major astronomy journals, as well as physics journals published by Springer, Elsevier, the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and all of the arXiv eprints. The full-text search interface interface allows users and librarians to dig deep and find words or phrases in the body of the indexed articles. ADS Labs is available at http://adslabs.org

Accomazzi, Alberto; Kurtz, M. J.; Henneken, E. A.; Grant, C. S.; Thompson, D.; Di Milia, G.; Luker, J.; Murray, S. S.

2013-01-01

411

(Laboratry Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) LabVIEW. LabVIEW .  

E-print Network

.. - : LabVIEW. .. . 2011 #12;. , / (). , , . , , , , . . , «», , , . «» (/) , (Laboratry Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) LabVIEW. LabVIEW . , . , LabVIEW , , , . , LabVIEW. National Instument DAQ, LabVIEW LPT COM , GPIB

Kaplan, Alexander

412

Examining the Role of the Culture of Local Government on Adoption and Use of E-Government Services  

E-print Network

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

Boyer, Edmond

413

NI LabVIEW  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used to develop measurement, test, and control systems using graphical icons and wires. The program is used for a wide range of applications in industry and the laboratory.

2003-10-10

414

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

SciTech Connect

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.

None

2013-07-13

415

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.

416

Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour  

ScienceCinema

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.

None

2014-05-22

417

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.

418

Trilobite Ontogeny Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Hopkins, Samantha

419

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.

2012-05-31

420

Electronic government: Government capability and terrorist resource  

Microsoft Academic Search

The federal government's war on terrorism has heightened understanding and appreciation of the many facets of electronic government. Electronic government is used as a resource in the war on terrorism, helping to prevent and prepare for attacks. It might also prove useful in recovering from attacks. Unfortunately, e-government itself is a likely target for terrorists. Cyber intrusions into government Web

L. Elaine Halchin

2004-01-01

421

DNA Extraction Virtual Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2007-02-02

422

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.

423

Global Change 1 Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

University of Michigan

424

IOL: InterOperability Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of New Hampshire has compiled this excellent collection of resources on networking and computer technology. Over twenty categories are represented, including emerging technologies such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Very high rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL), and wireless standards. Many of the resources are papers or tutorials written by researchers at the UNH InterOperability Lab, while others are links to various academic and industry efforts. The site is suitable for a broad audience, as it has basic introductory information as well as more advanced white papers.

425

Aerosciences at Sandia National Labs.  

SciTech Connect

A brief overview of Sandia National Laboratories will be presented highlighting the mission of Engineering Science Center. The Engineering Science Center provides a wide range of capabilities to support the lab's missions. As part of the Engineering Science Center the Aeroscience department provides research, development and application expertise in both experimental and computation compressible fluid mechanics. The role of Aeroscience at Sandia National Labs will be discussed with a focus on current research and development activities within the Aeroscience Department. These activities will be presented within the framework of a current program to highlight the synergy between computational and experimental work. The research effort includes computational and experimental activities covering fluid and structural dynamics disciplines. The presentation will touch on: probable excitation sources that yield the level of random vibration observed during flight; the methods that have been developed to model the random pressure fields in the turbulent boundary layer using a combination of CFD codes and a model of turbulent boundary layer pressure fluctuations; experimental measurement of boundary layer fluctuations; the methods of translating the random pressure fields to time-domain spatially correlated pressure fields.

Payne, Jeffrey L.

2010-10-01

426

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.

2010-12-17

427

The History of Science and Technology at Bell Labs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Bishop, David

2008-03-01

428

The Living Labs: Innovation in Real-Life Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hawk, Nathan; Bartle, Gamin; Romine, Martha

2012-01-01

429

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

430

Strategic Design of an Interactive Video Learning Lab (IVL).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that researched elements necessary for the design of an interactive video learning (IVL) lab for business courses. Highlights include a review of pertinent literature; guidelines for the use of an IVL lab; IVL systems integration; system specifications; hardware costs; and system software. (five references) (LRW)

Switzer, Ralph V., Jr.; Switzer, Jamie S.

1993-01-01

431

Governing the Governors: A Case Study of College Governance in English Further Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gleeson, Denis; Abbott, Ian; Hill, Ron

2011-01-01

432

Berkeley Lab's Cool Your School Program  

ScienceCinema

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.

Ivan Berry

2013-06-24

433

Berkeley Lab's Cool Your School Program  

SciTech Connect

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.

Ivan Berry

2012-07-30

434

Governance or Governing – the Missing Link?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governance and governing are two distinct concepts, but they intertwine. “Good governing” exercises good influence on development. “Good governance” supposes first a relationship of power focused on a series of reforms structured at three levels: the political – administrative level, the economic level, and the level of civil society. As this dimension is difficult to measure, the qualitative evaluation of

Luminita Maria Craciun

2010-01-01

435

Nonproliferation through international lab-to-lab technology cooperation  

SciTech Connect

At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) one of the fastest growing programs as a result of the end of the Cold War is the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and International Security Directorate (NAI). Since the early 1990's NAI types of programs have grown from a small percentage of LLNL's budget to constitute one of its major programs. NAI's work includes developing instruments to detect chemicals and radiation, analyzing complex national defense problems, anticipating threats to the US, and providing personnel to support national and international efforts in crisis management and arms control. These functions support the US government in dealing with weapons-of-mass-destruction challenges? proliferation, terrorism, and nuclear-state instability. To combat the rapidly emerging chem-bio-terrorism threats, NAI is drawing on LLNL?s advanced technologies in bioscience, microfabrication, and computations to help the Department of Energy (DOE )provide major support to the US government. Half of NAI's effort is directed toward preventing proliferation before it starts, which is the mission of the Proliferation Prevention and Arms Control Program (PPAC). Until recently, our emphasis was on arms control. Now, arms control continues to be an important component while international cooperation and fissile material control are our dominant activities for the Department of Energy. Many of the post-Cold-War changes are highly visible, such as the elimination of nuclear testing by the United States, Russia, China and other major powers; agreements and continuing negotiations to dramatically reduce numbers of nuclear weapons; and increasing international focus on nonproliferation and counterterrorism. Other changes are less highly publicized but are no less significant. One such area is the increasing interactions between DOE Laboratory scientists and their counterparts in the nuclear weapons institutes of the former Soviet Union. Although the large majority of these Lab-to- Lab activities are currently with the FSU, that experience is leading to important and productive interactions with other countries and regions, most significantly, China and the Middle East. In contrast to the Cold War years, when most technologies developed at LLNL were solely for the US national defense efforts and therefore classified, many of NAI's new technologies and tools are unclassified and designed for use in a multilateral security environment. PPAC is the proliferation ?Prevention? element of NAI?s four-element ?Prevention-Reversal-Response-Avoid Surprise? program. We direct some twenty different projects. which have realized about a factor of ten growth in the last four years.

Dunlop, W H

1998-09-10

436

Government Organization: 1997 Census of Governments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As required by US law, a census of governments is undertaken every five years. As with the previous one, the 1997 census covers three major fields: government organization, public employment, and government finances. Recently released by the US Census Bureau, this is the first volume of the 1997 census. "The report contains the official counts of the number of state and local governments. It also includes tabulations of government by state, type of government, size, and county location." The report is available in .pdf format and consists of an introduction, a number of tables, and lengthy appendixes containing individual state descriptions, definitions, and county-type areas without county governments.

437

BEAMS Lab at MIT: Status report.  

PubMed

The Biological Engineering Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (BEAMS) Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a facility dedicated to incorporating AMS into life sciences research. As such, it is focused exclusively on radiocarbon and tritium AMS and makes use of a particularly compact instrument of a size compatible with most laboratory space. Recent developments at the BEAMS Lab were aimed to improve different stages of the measurement process, such as the carbon sample injection interface, the simultaneous detection of tritium and hydrogen and finally, the overall operation of the system. Upgrades and results of those efforts are presented here. PMID:20383276

Liberman, Rosa G; Skipper, Paul L; Tannenbaum, Steven R

2010-04-01

438

Greenhouse Effect Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this simple lab, students collect data to demonstrate basic atmospheric science concepts. Groups of students measure the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature using soda bottles with thermometers inserted. One bottle is filled with air and capped. The second bottle is filled with carbon dioxide using a specific procedure. To conduct the experiment, both bottles are placed under a lamp while students record the increase in temperature over five minutes. The bottle containing carbon dioxide has a greater increase in temperature than the bottle containing air. This lab demonstrates the fundamental concept that underlies climate change science by providing data that are easy for students to interpret.

Krista Larsen

439

MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MEMS Accelerometer Lab Activity was developed by Ui Luu as part of NetWorks National Externship Program for faculty. The lab activity studies the force and impact data collected from a MEMS Accelerometer, same as the device used in automobiles to launch a safety airbag. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to define: acceleration, force, mass, Newton's Second Law of Motion, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. They will also be able to run data acquisition systems and use graphing tools to perform data analysis. This is a great resource for student and educators in a physics and simply science classroom.

Luu, Ui

2010-06-15

440

Nanotechnology Lab Visit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This segment shows what goes on in a nanofabrication lab, as well as the basics of the nanotechnology industry. The top-down fabrication process of photolithography is shown, as well as the protective measures required to work in a nanofabrication lab. The video may be viewed online or downloaded. To download the clip, users must create a free login for Teachers' Domain. Running time for this Quick Time video is 3:53. Educators will also find a background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment for the material.

441

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

442

Virtual Lab Educational Software  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NASA Learning Technologies (NLT) is a NASA R&D effort for the engineering of teaching tools that deliver NASA content in the most engaging and dynamic manner possible. NLT builds the pipeline and the delivery point for unencumbered access to the best data NASA has to provide. Virtual Lab completely emulates a scanning electron microscope and allows any user to zoom and focus into a variety of built-in microscopic samples. It also comes with a set of educational materials such as a demo on how a SEM works and movies of the real thing in action. Virtual Lab is freely available with a growing library of samples to choose from.

Hogan, Patrick; Kim, Randolph

2008-11-18

443

SLAC All Access: Laser Labs  

SciTech Connect

From supermarket checkouts to video game consoles, lasers are ubiquitous in our lives. Here at SLAC, high-power lasers are critical to the cutting-edge research conducted at the laboratory. But, despite what you might imagine, SLAC's research lasers bear little resemblance to the blasters and phasers of science fiction. In this edition of All Access we put on our safety goggles for a peek at what goes on inside some of SLAC's many laser labs. LCLS staff scientist Mike Minitti and SLAC laser safety officer Mike Woods detail how these lasers are used to study the behavior of subatomic particles, broaden our understanding of cosmic rays and even unlock the mysteries of photosynthesis.

Minitti, Mike; Woods Mike

2013-03-01

444

Minorities and Women in State and Local Governments. 1974. Volume I--U.S. Summary. Research Report No. 52-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this volume, "United States Summary," details nationwide statistics on the employment status of minorities and women. Data include forty-six state governments and virtually all local governments

Reshad, Rosalind S.

445

On the Apportionment of Administrative Governance Functions within Multi-Campus Universities and University Systems. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.16.13  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most public universities in the United States are formed into systems, containing more than one university or campus. There are clear rationales for these systems, including overall planning and coordination, budgeting efficiency, and effectiveness of dealings with the state government. The distribution of internal governance functions between the…

King, C. Judson

2013-01-01

446

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Education Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the highly regarded Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this online Educator's Guide offers "activity ideas and support materials to learn about birds and conduct inquiry-based research." The Guide contains 10 introductory activities that encourage students to become a species specialist, go on a bird walk, set up a bird feeder, color in a downloadable Bird Coloring Book, and more. The website also offers ideas for student research with concise sections addressing the scientific method, suggested research questions, research project design, data analysis, and writing a scientific paper. In addition, the Guide provides information about innovative Citizen Science Projects; a helpful collection of bird-related resources and activity ideas for teachers; educational outreach ideas; and information about a Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

447

MEM 351 Dynamic Systems Lab 1 Hands-on Lab 1  

E-print Network

MEM 351 Dynamic Systems Lab 1 Hands-on Lab 1: LabVIEW ­ NI-DAQ Basics 1 This lab reviews LabVIEW feedback. Specific LabVIEW concepts include: creating a VI (front panel and block diagram), case structures (reference: Bishop p. 66) LabVIEW stands for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench. In LabVIEW

Oh, Paul

448

Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab-Lab) Handbook F2010  

E-print Network

will be kept in the Lab. Students and fabulty wishing to use the CNC machines should contact the relevant Lab recommended that you speak with one of the lab coordinators prior to undertaking a new project.This will allow Storage or your personal IFS space. A signup sheet for available time on the various CNC machines

Papalambros, Panos

449

Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 14  

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 fourteenth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include an overview PowerPoint presentation and three page worksheet for students to complete.

450

Biology: A Molecular Approach Lab 5  

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 fifth lab in the Biology: A Molecular Approach course developed by HURI SURI. Documents include a powerpoint presentation, worksheets on measuring small volumes and masses, and a micropipetting activity.

451

Corn Wet Milling Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Description: Wet Corn Milling is an industrial process that that converts corn to a wide variety of by-products. The wet milling industry is the largest non-feed user of corn, using approximately 1 billion bushels annually. This lab looks at the separation steps in the industrial processing of corn.

Olson, Eric; Warren, Noreen

2008-10-27

452

Fault rocks lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab is intended to give students some hands on experience looking at fault rocks with a suite of cataclasites and mylonites I have collected. The focus is on identifying key textural features in both hand sample and thin section and understanding how deformation within a fault zone varies with depth.

Singleton, John

453

DBEC #: _____________ (Lab Use Only)  

E-print Network

DBEC #: _____________ (Lab Use Only) Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Center 14 Engineering Drive% formalin) 2. Blot to removed excess ethanol or formalin. 3. Wrap in towels (paper or cloth). 4. Double wrap in ziploc plastic bags. 5. Wrap double-bagged device with paper towels, then place into a final third ziploc

454

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Search Protocols Help

455

STAT LABS: Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These datasets come from the book "STAT LABS: Mathematical Statistics Through Applications." Below the link for each dataset are descriptions of the variables for that dataset. Datasets are in text format and address topics such as maternal smoking and infant health, video games, radon, cytomegalovirus DNA, HIV, crab molting, voting, snow gauge calibration, down syndrome, and tape drive quality.

Nolan, Deb; Speed, Terry

2009-01-20

456

Lab 3: Land Ice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the first part of this lab, students learn about land ice and the processes and timescales involved in glaciation. In Part B, they use an online interactive to explore how glaciers provide scientists with evidence for climate change. Finally, students use image processing software to measure how much area a real glacier has lost over time due to rising temperatures.

457

DNA Dry Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper, pencil and scissors lab illustrates how the order of nucleotides in DNA determines the order of amino acids in proteins. It reinforces the concept that any change in the order of nucleotides can change the order of amino acids in proteins. Questions allow students to work through excercise at their own pace without missing key points.

Susan Offner (Milton High School REV)

1995-06-30

458

Electrolysis Lab 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will further introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-02

459

Electrolysis Lab 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab exercise will introduce the process of electrolysis to your students. The class will use a Hoffman electrolysis apparatus. The procedure for the experiment is explained step by step in this lesson plan; a graphic representation of the device is also provided. Student worksheets and discussion questions are included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-05-03

460

stream hydrology field lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lab we take a brief field trip to Adena Brook, a first order tributary of the Olentangy River in central Ohio. We observe the stream, its setting, its bedrock, determine some stream velocity profiles, and measure some basic chemical and physical properties of the stream water.

Anne Carey

461

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Basic Sample Search Advanced

462

caNanoLab  

Cancer.gov

QUICK LINKS NCI caNanoLab Wiki NCI CBIIT Home NCL Home NCL CSN Home NCI Nano Alliance Home NCI Home EXTERNAL  Disclaimer NBI NIOSH NIL InterNano nanoHUB ICON SAFENANO HOME PROTOCOLS SAMPLES PUBLICATIONS HELP GLOSSARY LOGIN Search Publications Help

463

Rainbow Challenge Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this inquiry lab activity, the students will attempt to layer 6 different kinds of soda pops in a large test tube. The students will have to use prior knowledge of the physical properties of liquids, in particular density, to accomplish this task.

464

Lab on a Slab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of material properties. Students will learn about microfluidics and how "with one drop of liquid sample, small devices and channels can be used with nanoparticles for sensitive detection of chemicals." A Teacher Preparation Guide, Student Guides, and Next Generation Science Standards applicable to the lesson are included.

465

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds shown here: All of these reactions, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;Amino Acids #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

Vallino, Joseph J.

466

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate (C3) AcetylCoA (C2) Citrate (C6) Oxoglutarate (C5 Cycle Pentose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

Vallino, Joseph J.

467

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

E-print Network

Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes · Enzymes are large proteins that all organisms synthesize

Vallino, Joseph J.

468

Building Big: Shapes Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Shapes Lab, from the PBS Building Big Series, shows how the shape of a structure affects its strength. Rectangles, arches, and triangles are compared for their distribution of stress and response to forces applied by the visitor. The site also contains information about forces, loads, and building materials.

2007-04-06

469

Sea Urchin Embryology: Core Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Lab directions for 2 50 minute labs plus several days of brief observations to allow for development. Includes set up information, materials, procedure, troubleshooting, thought-provoking questions and an assessment.

PhD David Epel (Stanford U. Hopkins Marine Station)

2006-12-19

470

Labs That Are a Blast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents activities that use a simple homemade apparatus called "the cannon" to demonstrate Newton's Third Law. Reviews the chemistry concepts behind the ignition of the cannon and presents the Momentum Lab and the Projectile Motion Lab. (JRH)

Hendrix, Laura

1996-01-01

471

Optimize Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies for Government Agencies, Industrial Facilities, and Military Installations: NREL Offers Proven Tools and Resources to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Efficiency (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

The National Renewable Energy Lab provides expertise, facilities, and technical assistance to campuses, facilities, and government agencies to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Not Available

2010-01-01

472

Guided learning chemistry activities in the physical science (PSCI 1030) lab at Middle Tennessee State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Guided learning labs as alternatives to traditional style chemistry-related labs were tested in the course, Topics in Physical Science. Guided learning labs emphasized students' conceptual understanding of the science content and actively involved the instructor during the lab. The control group performed traditional lab exorcise while students who carried out the guided learning activities formed the treatment group. Both groups had similar demographic and academic backgrounds. This research compared student performances on the three labs: Density, Kinetic Theory and Chemical Reactions. Both groups completed pre-lab and post-lab quizzes and answered conceptual questions for each lab. Students also participated in a post-course quiz via email. Scores on all these assessments were compared using independent samples t tests. The treatment group outscored the control group on all summary assessments, and performed significantly better than the control group on the post-lab quizzes and conceptual questions for all three labs. Students in the treatment group demonstrated stronger Pearson's correlations between their ACT Mathematics, Science Reasoning and Reading Comprehension scores and their scores on the assessments. Student reactions to the guided learning style of lab were favorable. The implication is that guided learning labs improve conceptual understanding of chemistry concepts in a physical science lab course.

Farris, Barry

2005-07-01

473

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an introductory lab that examines the concept of uniform motion. In the lab, students use stopwatches to measure the velocity and acceleration of various moving objects, and then graph the data. Each investigation is based on a commonly-known physics lab activity which has been expanded to promote analytical reasoning. Materials are inexpensive and readily available. This item is part of a larger collection of online physics labs by the authors.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-07-31

474

Mississippi State Physics Labs: Graphs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This inquiry-based lab for introductory physics courses explores the purpose of graphs. Students measure simple circular objects and blocks, graph the data, and look for relationships in the graphs. The lab was designed to help students discover the advantage of using graphical representations to understand numerical relationships. This material is part of a larger collection of introductory physics labs.

Ferguson, Joe; Denson, Jack

2008-09-08

475

Graduate School of ExcellenceGraduate School of Excellence Lab Notes (how to keep a lab notebook)  

E-print Network

" - attitude, scientific research is a serious professional activity that costs a lot of public money. Detailed scientific data is generated electronically. Usually, a printout of the data should be filed with your lab

Manstein, Dietmar J.

476

From actors to authors: a first account about the involvement of patients in the informed consent governance of a major Italian translational research hospital.  

PubMed

From 2007 to 2009 Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, one of the major public research hospitals in Italy, has invested on a participatory action to promote a good practice of informed consent. The project focused on the improvement and innovation of informed consent considered as a participated act through the involvement of all the actors at stake. The main purpose was to improve the informative practices through the participatory innovation of institutional and organizational elements as conditions of possibility. Therefore the project has pursued the involvement of managers, healthcare professionals, patients and their associations in the institutional governance of informed consent. The involvement of citizens and patients within the whole process meant to put them in charge not just as actors or final evaluators of a good practice, but as co-authors in defining standards, tools and conditions for a good practice. Several actions were taken, including a phase of analysis which involved 20 patients from 8 Associations, a phase of innovation and education where 113 patients and citizens worked together with clinicians from 53 Units in deliberative laboratories, the institution of a multidisciplinary committee inclusive of representatives from 6 associations of patients.The project has produced different outcomes: new institutional guidelines adopted by the hospital; the renewal of consent forms and procedures as part of an explicit shared informative process; an increased implementation of institutional standards of good informative practice; the measure and communication of the outcomes of care and their bench-marking; bottom-up building of paths of validation; the creation of participatory electronic tools; an innovative education on the field for patients and clinicians. PMID:20539150

Casati, Sara; Monti, Paolo; Bonino, Ferruccio

2010-01-01

477

Maxwell Bertolero, PhD Student in the D'Esposito Lab @ UC Berkeley, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Columbia University 2012 Valedictorian.  

E-print Network

. Diablo Physical Therapy, Diablo, California, --Physical Therapist Assistant, 2003-2007 --Patient protocols, managing all of the research assistants, and subject recruiting. --Conference attendance: Society Assistant; September 2010 to May 2011. Columbia University Psychology Department --Teacher's Assistant, Fall

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Chime: A Windows NT based parallel processing system1 This research is partially supported by grants from DARPA/Rome Labs, Intel Corporation and NSF.  

E-print Network

Chime: A Windows NT based parallel processing system1 1 This research is partially supported that handles fault toler- ance and load balancing. Chime is implemented on Windows NT. The performance tests

Dasgupta, Partha

479

HIGH RESOLTUION GEOELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS OF BIODEGRADATION AND SURFACTANT REMEDIATION: LAB AND FIELD STUDES AND A NEW CHARACTERIZATION TEST CELL FIELD RESEARCH SITE  

EPA Science Inventory

Laboratory and field high vertical resolution geophysical research has shown that geoelectrical measurements can detect and monitor the natural attenuation of petroleum hydrocarbons. These results have lead to the continued development and refinement of the conductive model for h...

480

DOSAR/CalLab Operations Manual  

SciTech Connect

The Life Sciences Division (LSD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long record of radiation dosimetry research, primarily using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) and the Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Program Calibration Laboratory (CalLab), referred to formerly as the Radiation Calibration Laboratory. These facilities have been used by a broad segment of the research community to perform a variety of experiments in areas including, but not limited to, radiobiology, radiation dosimeter and instrumentation development and calibration, and the testing of materials in a variety of radiation environments.

Bogard, J.S.

2000-03-01

481

Food Newsletter Summary -August Scottish Government  

E-print Network

in fat and sugar, say researchers. In vitro meat: Lab-grown burger to be unveiled and tasted next week could "affect the food industry in a big way". Researchers question fructose's role in obesity and brain functioning Increases in childhood obesity levels, in part due to high intakes of fructose, may also have

Siddharthan, Advaith

482

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Office of Science Education of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The aim of the site is to aid Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education by increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under-representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers. The page offers links to teacher resources, a student zone, games and puzzles, and programs and events. The site focuses on physical science, but some sections are useful to students and teachers of the earth system sciences.

483

Lab Safety Training Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Princeton University's Environmental Health & Safety division, this extensive lab safety training guide provides basic information for working safely with laboratory chemicals and equipment. The "Introduction" to the site contains information specific to doing such work at Princeton, so visitors should direct their attention over to the left-hand side of the page. Here they will find sections that cover basic procedures regarding the use of flammable liquids, compressed gases, fume hoods, peroxides, and about a dozen other things that one might encounter in such a setting. Along with offering some lists of instructions, each area also has some helpful graphics that will help those just getting started in a lab identify key procedures and commonly-encountered pieces of equipment.

484

Fourth Grade Lab Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are a collection of sites related to the Fourth Grade CORE, to be explored in the computer lab. For SCIENCE explorations click below. 1. Clouds and the water cycle at the Enchanted Learning site. 2. Look at the Cloud Man&s pictures of clouds. 3. Cloud Types 4. Clouds and Precipitation: online meteorology guide 5. The Dirt on Soil 6. The Dirt on Soil 7. Soil Horizons For MATH activities click below. Math activities "A" ...

Boissonnault, Ms.

2005-06-23

485

Ethics and constitutional government.  

PubMed

The term ethics refers to a set of principles that govern acceptable, proper conduct. Attacks on the Constitution of the United States pose the most serious breach of ethics today. Our country was founded as a republic, not as a democracy. Our Founding Fathers' main concern was to protect citizens from the power of the federal government, so constitutionally, the central government has little or no authority over individual citizens except on federal property. One of the major problems today is the fact that we now have professional politicians. This is due in large part to the lure of financial gain from countless special interest groups. This would change under constitutional law because the federal budget would decrease drastically. Article 1 states that all legislative power is vested in Congress. Congress has only 18 enumerated powers, and almost half of these pertain to defense of the country. Many of our current problems are due to regulatory agencies that have become independent fiefdoms with unconstitutional legislative, as well as executive and judicial, powers. The regulatory agency most relevant to medicine, both clinical care and research, is the FDA. It is now obvious that its basic structure needs to be changed or abolished because its actions are identical to those inherent in authoritarian systems. Constructive change could come from Congress, but it would be most desirable if the Supreme Court would take the lead and reestablish the authority of the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. The FDA's function could be limited to the determination of safety, but preferably its mission would be altered to that of product certification. Defenders of the current system claim that such a drastic change would be too dangerous and their prime example is thalidomide. But it is now known that the market has already solved that problem prior to the government-imposed sanctions. Realistically, market forces and their ramifications, including our legal system, provide the most effective methods of protecting the public from harmful drugs and devices. Fortunately, a model for miracles is available. It is New Zealand, which had become increasingly socialistic after WW II. As a result, they had become noncompetitive, and with the formation of the European Union, they lost their major market exports. In order to survive they made some astounding changes in the mid-1980s. They studied every agency that depended on government funding and transferred much of this work over to the private sector. They turned the remaining agencies into profit-making enterprises. These agencies had cost the government about $1 billion/year. Now, they produce about $1 billion in revenue and taxes. Without question, a return to constitutional government would be an invigorating stimulus to bioengineering research in the future. It would flourish. The eminence of this country did not develop from a strong central government. It is due to its absence, but we are rapidly reaching a point of no return. PMID:18298395

Albright, James A

2007-01-01

486

Political Communications Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do polls of public opinion and political behavior work exactly? Well, it's definitely a complex answer, and when you add the mix of how exactly these polls work when done in a less "traditional" fashion, such as with the Internet, things get even more complicated. Part of the mission of the Political Communication Lab at Stanford University is "to develop and administer experimental studies of public opinion and political behavior through the use of both on-line and traditional methods". The site is a rather fascinating one, as it contains a number of informative areas on work at the Lab and on the current presidential election campaign. One of the group's projects that is worth a look is the Voter Attention Share project, in which the Lab is tracking the total number of daily references to key election issues across national TV newscasts and the 80 most widely read daily newspapers from June 1 to Election Day. Visitors can also read about the group's other projects and listen to a talk on online polling by Professors James Fishkin and Shanto Iyengar.

487

Open government information awareness  

E-print Network

In the United States, there is a widening gap between a citizen's ability to monitor his or her government and the government's ability to monitor a citizen. Average citizens have limited access to important government ...

McKinley, Ryan, 1976-

2003-01-01

488

HMA Standing Committee on Animals Lab-Level Emergency Response Guide  

E-print Network

of research animals in laboratories. Purpose: To provide guidance and action steps to lab personnel to help ensure the well-being of research animals in their labs when an emergency or disaster occurs. Responsibilities: The individual closest to the animals (e.g., research animal user) is responsible for assessing

Paulsson, Johan

489

Labs and Facilities Labs and Facilities  

E-print Network

of simulated conditions. Research Focus MTO research focuses on testing and evaluating new transportation. The availability of a wealth of high-quality video data is ideal for the use of machine-vision systems to monitor and categorize vehicle movements. Computer image-processing algorithms developed by University of Minnesota

Minnesota, University of

490

Assessment of government tribology programs  

SciTech Connect

An assessment has been made to determine current tribology research and development work sponsored or conducted by the government. Data base surveys and discussions were conducted to isolate current projects sponsored primarily by 21 different government organizations. These projects were classified by subject, objective, energy relevance, type of research, phenomenon being investigated, variables being studied, type of motion, materials and application. An abstract of each project was prepared which included the classification, sponsor, performing organization and a project description. It was found that current work is primarily materials oriented to meet military requirements. Other than the high temperature programs very few of the tribology projects accomplish energy related objectives.

Peterson, M.B.; Levinson, T.M.

1985-09-01

491

Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government CREATING PUBLIC VALUE BY ENGAGING BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT  

E-print Network

-Rahmani Center for Business and Govern- ment is to advance the state of knowledge and policy analysis concernMossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government CREATING PUBLIC VALUE BY ENGAGING BUSINESS both business and government, the Center conducts research, facilitates dialogue, and seeks answers

Schrag, Daniel

492

Routing cancer immunology and immunotherapy from the lab to the clinic 4–5 th March 2014, Center for Applied Medical Research and University Clinic, Pamplona, Spain  

PubMed Central

New approaches to generate effective anticancer responses by either inducing immune responses or inhibiting immunosuppression are under development to improve efficacy in patients. On March 4-5th, 2014, a symposium was held in Pamplona, Spain, to report the new strategies showing preclinical and clinical results regarding translational research efforts on the topic. Participants interacted through oral presentations of 15 speakers and further discussions on topics that included novel therapeutic agents for cancer immunotherapy, viral vectors and interferon-based approaches, experimental tumor imaging and immunostimulatory monoclonal antibodies. Promising agents to target cancer cells and therapeutic approaches that are under translation from bench to patients were presented. PMID:25060862

2014-01-01

493

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ITHEMBA LABS CYCLOTRON FACILITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

At iThemba LABS a K200 separated-sector cyclotron and its two K8 injector cyclotrons accelerate beams of light and heavy ions as well as polarized hydrogen ions to variable energies for nuclear physics research. For proton therapy a 200 MeV proton beam is used. For neutron therapy and radioisotope production a 66 MeV proton beam is available. The latest development work

J. L. Conradie; P. J. Celliers; J. G. de Villiers; J. L. G. Delsink; R. E. F. Fenemore; D. T. Fourie; I. H. Kohler; C. Lussi; P. T. Mansfield; H. Mostert; G. S. Muller; P. F. Rohwer; M. Sakildien; R. W. Thomae; M. J. van Niekerk; P. A. van Schalkwyk

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RiskLab - a joint Teaching Lab on Hazard and Risk Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the future natural disasters are expected to increase due to climatic changes that strongly affect environmental, social and economical systems. For this reason and because of the limited resources, governments require analytical risk analysis for a better mitigation planning. Risk analysis is a process to determine the nature and extent of risk by estimating potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that could pose a potential threat or harm to people, property, livelihoods and environment. This process has become a generally accepted approach for the assessment of cost-benefit scenarios; originating from technical risks it is being applied to natural hazards for several years now in Switzerland. Starting from these premises "Risk Lab", a joint collaboration between the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and the Institute for Economic Research of the University of Lugano, has been started in 2006, aiming to become a competence centre about Risk Analysis and Evaluation. The main issue studied by the lab concerns the topic "What security at what price?" and the activities follow the philosophy of the integral risk management as proposed by PLANAT, that defines the process as a cycle that contains different and interrelated phases. The final aim is to change the population and technician idea about risk from "defending against danger" to "being aware of risks" through a proper academic course specially addressed to young people. In fact the most important activity of the laboratory consists in a degree course, offered both to Engineering and Architecture students of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and Economy Students of the University of Lugano. The course is structured in two main parts: an introductive, theoretical part, composed by class lessons, where the main aspects of natural hazards, risk perception and evaluation and risk management are presented and analyzed, and a second part, composed by practical activities, where students can learn specific statistical methods and test and use technical software. Special importance is given to seminars held by experts or members of Civil Protection and risk management institutes. Excursions are often organized to directly see and study practical case studies (Eg. The city of Locarno and the lake Maggiore inundations). The course is organized following a "classical" structure (it's mainly held in a class or in an informatics lab), but students can also benefit from a special web portal, powered by "e.coursers" , the official USI/SUPSI Learning Management System , where they can find issues and documents about natural hazards and risk management. The main pedagogical value is that students can attend a course which is entirely devoted to dealing with natural and man-made hazards and risk, allowing them to resume geological, space planning and economic issues and to face real case studies in a challenging and holistic environment. The final aim of the course is to provide students an useful and integrated "toolbox", essential to cope with and to resolve the overwhelming problems due to vulnerability and danger increase of the present-day society. The course has by now reached the third academic year and the initial results are encouraging: beyond the knowledge and expertise acquired, the graduate students, that are now for the most part working in engineering studies or private companies, have shown to have acquired a mentality devoted to understanding and managing risk. REFERENCES PLANAT HTTP://WWW.CENAT.CH/INDEX.PHP?USERHASH=79598753&L=D&NAVID=154 ECOURSES HTTP://CORSI.ELEARNINGLAB.ORG/ NAHRIS HTTP://WWW.NAHRIS.CH/

Baruffini, Mi.; Baruffini, Mo.; Thuering, M.

2009-04-01

495

Research Students in the Centre for Business Law and Practice (as at October 2013) Abdullah AI-Oraini Disclosure and Corporate Governance in Saudi Arabia  

E-print Network

-Oraini Disclosure and Corporate Governance in Saudi Arabia Abdullah Alshebli Securities law in Kuwait Adekemi Omotubora E-Commerce Crimes - What is at Stake for Developing Economies? Nigeria as a Case Study Aleid in Saudi Arabia Bashayer Almajed Contract Law in Kuwait: A Comparative Analysis Chin-Lan Lo National

Berzins, M.

496

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

E-print Network

1 Digital Alba Iulia. The System Integrate for Regional E-government SIRE- go Integrating Risteiu, prof. Ioan Ileana, assoc.prof. Mihail Pascariu University of Alba Iulia Abstract The Digital manuscript, published in "International Conference of Territorial Intelligence, Alba Iulia : Romania (2006

497

Creating Synergies: Local Government Facilitating Learning and Development through Partnerships. A National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents the evolution and development of four learning communities in Victoria, which are involved in local government. It investigates the challenges and complexities involved in getting these communities off the ground and what roles, if any, vocational education and training (VET) institutions have played. Key principles emerging…

Waterhouse, Peter; Virgona, Crina; Brown, Richard

2006-01-01

498

The Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Expanding Research and Development of the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 Information Retrieval Standard. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Government Information Locator Service (GILS) is a response to the need of users to be able to identify, locate, and access or acquire publicly available federal information resources. GILS uses ANSI/NISO Z39.50, the American National Standard for information retrieval, and other relevant standards to support the deployment of agency-based,…

Moen, William E.; McClure, Charles R.

499

A Multi-Level Investigation into the Antecedents of Enterprise Architecture (EA) Assimilation in the U.S. Federal Government: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Research Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation reports on a multi-dimensional longitudinal investigation of the factors that influence Enterprise Architecture (EA) diffusion and assimilation within the U.S. federal government. The study uses publicly available datasets of 123 U.S. federal departments and agencies, as well as interview data among CIOs and EA managers within…

Makiya, George K.

2012-01-01

500

The Quality of Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate empirically the determinants of the quality of governments in a large cross-section of countries. We assess government performance using measures of government intervention, public sector efficiency, public good provision, size of government, and political freedom. We find that countries that are poor, close to the equator, ethnolinguistically heterogeneous, use French or socialist laws, or have high proportions of

Andrei Shleifer; Robert W. Vishny

1998-01-01