AnSRS4U – Answers for You
Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services (SRS) and the Division of Research is excited to announce that we will be beginning a series of monthly informational sessions. The sessions are titled AnSRS4U – Answers for You. The goal of the sessions is to provide valuable information to our customers. The sessions will address various research administration topics and issues. Our target audience is the department and college staff that support the research enterprise, but everyone is welcome to attend via Zoom.
SRS is here to provide answers to the research community, and we look forward to your participation in these informational sessions as we work together as a team to support the research enterprise.
If you have any questions regarding these sessions or would like to be added to our listserv, please email AnSRS4u@tamu.edu.
TAMU Sponsored Research Services (SRS) will host a presentation on International Travel, “Avoiding Turbulence When Traveling Internationally – First Class Tips for a Smooth Trip” on Thursday, October 19 from 10:00 to 11:00am via Zoom. The presentation will focus on the essentials of traveling abroad – export control considerations, Concur, and resources that are available. The presenters will be Tressie Truett from the Division of Research and Jason Boyle from the Division of Risk, Ethics & Compliance.
Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at https://tamu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIud-mgpj4uEtKWy8SPWEB60KgmIJden6bZ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The recording and slides from September’s presentation on Global Engagement/International Activities has been uploaded to the SRS website and will be available here.
This session covers considerations and requirements for international activities, including the new Global Engagement system regulation and university rule that require additional approvals for activities involving a country of concern. The presenters were Lesa Feldhousen, Executive Director, Conflict of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research.
This session covers the experience and expertise of the TAMU, AgriLife & TEES buying teams to efficiently navigate the procurement of goods and services. The topics covered were Procurement Cycle, Uniform Guidance Requirements (Existing Inventory, Sole Source, Buy American), Subaward vs. Subcontractor/Vendor, and Q&A. Presented by Mary Williams, TEES & TTI; Robby Bounds, TAMU; Noel Mason, AgriLife.
This session covers understanding the basic principles of research data management, being aware of data management planning tools, support and guidance which are available to academic researchers, and understanding the different requirements of funding agencies. Presented by Zhihong Xu of the TAMU Libraries and David Hollingsworth of TAMU Sponsored Research Services.
This session covers types of intellectual property commonly generated when conducting sponsored research and some of the pitfalls to be aware of. Presented by Mark Kelley (Intellectual Property Attorney, TAMUS Office of General Counsel), Janie Hurley (Program Director, AgriLife Intellectual Property and Commercialization), and Travis Young (Assistant Director, TAMU Sponsored Research Services).
This session provides an overview of current U.S. Government requirements for disclosing foreign conflicts of commitment and financial conflict of interest. Presented by Kevin Gamache, Ph.D. (Chief Research Security Officer for the A&M System) and Lauren Schroeder (System Director of Export Control Programs).
This session focuses on project payroll: cost allocations, corrections, justifications, salary cap, and departmental responsibilities. Presented by Ashlee Woolard (SRS Post Award Administrator), Laura Lyda (SRS Post Award Administrator), and Amy Caldwell (College of Engineering).
This session focuses on the research compliance areas of human subjects, animal research and biohazards and the process to receive approval to begin the research. Presented by Deanna Hawley and Shelly Grassinger (SRS Post Award Administrators), Andi Mitchell (Director Animal Welfare Office), Aliese Seawright (Director Human Subjects Research Protection Program), and Christine McFarland (Executive Director Biological Safety Office).
Maestro is a web browser-based application that is designed to support researchers and research administration across The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). This session will present information on how to better utilize the features of MAESTRO to successfully manage sponsored proposals and projects. Leonarda Horvat, Director of Research Information Systems, and Tye Rougas, Assistant Director, will be the presenters.