NCURA REGION VI HOT TOPIC WORKSHOP: Managing Data Security - June 6th, 2017

Cybersecurity and data integrity requirements such as CUI and NIST 800-171 are the new normal in the world of research data. The aim of this workshop is to bring together the affected parties - faculty, contract and grant administration and IT professionals - for a discussion on how to efficiently facilitate research with these new priorities and requirements. This workshop will provide a regulatory overview, a discussion on creating awareness, getting buy-in, policy issues and approaches to IT security architecture. Participants will hear from a faculty panel regarding their experiences.

For more details please see the NCURA events website and consult the provided flyer.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NCURA REGION VI TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 59TH ANNUAL MEETING

Applications for a travel award for the 59th Annual Meeting are now being accepted. Region VI will be supporting up to two (2) travel awards of $800 each to offset the cost of attendance at the NCURA 59th Annual Meeting, to be held August 6-9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Each award is intended to assist with the travel costs associated with meeting attendance.

The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, Washington). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award.
  2. Applicants must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference. Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g. Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility.
  3. Applications and support letters must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance.
  4. The application and/or the support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager’s or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.
  5. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance.
How to Apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form, found at http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/TRA.aspx.

The individual applying for the Travel Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s résumé. The letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance. The letter(s) of support and résumé should be uploaded into the online application form prior to its submission.

Selection Considerations:

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Regional Award Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

  • Benefit of attendance.
  • Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to the organization if able to attend the meeting.
  • Relevant experience of the candidate.
  • Strength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)
  • Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.

Questions? Contact Billy Gellepis (Chair, Region VI Awards Committee) at billy.gellepis@cshs.org

The travel awards for the 59th Annual Meeting are expected to be announced by June 5, 2017.

2017 Region VI/VII Meeting

"Navigating Research Administration: Pioneers Adjusting to Our New Future"

Dates: November 5-8, 2017
Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront - Portland, OR

The Research Program Proposal date has been extended to April 14, 2017
Follow the link to submit proposals for workshops, presentations, and discussion groups, topics you would like to see, or sign up to be a co-presenter
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C89VPTR

NCURA REGION VI ELECTION RESULTS

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Region VI 2016 Election results!  Please join me in offering a warm welcome to our new leadership-elects for the Region.  Their terms will begin January 1, 2017.

Chair-Elect:   Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara
Treasurer-Elect:   Randi Wasik, University of Washington
Secretary-Elect:   Samuel Rodriguez-Flecha, Washington State University
Member of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC):   Erika Blossom, University of California, Irvine
Regionally-elected Member of the NCURA National Board of Directors:   Julie Guggino,   Central Washington University

Our congratulations to these elected candidates.  We are also grateful to all who submitted their names for consideration and showed their willingness to serve the Region.  You are all very much appreciated.

And thank you to the Nominating Committee, for your hard work and efforts in reviewing the nominations and managing the elections. You are greatly appreciated for your service to the region.

Allison Ramos
Secretary, Region VI

Election Information for Region VI 2017 Officers-elect/2018 Officers

The Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for this year’s NCURA Region VI Election (terms of office will begin 1/1/2017):

Chair-Elect/Chair:
Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lisa Jordan, SRI International

Treasurer-Elect/Treasurer:
Randi Wasik, University of Washington
Mike Legrand, University of California, Davis

Secretary-Elect/Secretary:
Theresa Caban, Kaiser Permanente
Samuel Rodriquez-Flecha, Washington State University

Regional Advisory Committee At-Large Member:
Ericka Blossom, University of California, Irvine
Christine Van Dyke, University of California, San Francisco

NCURA Board of Directors Committee At-Large member:
Derick Jones, LA BioMed
Julie Guggino, Central Washington University

The candidates’ bios/CVs and statements are available for your review on the Region VI website: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/elections.aspx

Access to the electronic ballot is located via the link sent from NCURA on June 21, 2016. You may cast one vote for each position. The electronic polls are now open, and will close at 5:00 pm PDT on Thursday, July 21, 2016. You have the opportunity to select leaders for these important positions. The individuals elected will be instrumental in helping to shape the direction of Region VI --- YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

If you have any problems accessing the ballot or misplace the e-mail containing the ballot and survey link, please contact Emily Ainsworth at ainsworth@ncura.edu.

Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Nancy Lewis, University of California, Irvine - Chair
Kimberlee Eudy, University of Southern California
Julie Guggino, Central Washington University
Rosemary Madnick, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Georgette Sakamoto, University of Hawaii
Dan Nordquist, Washington State University

Call for Nominations

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO May 23, 2016

Dear Region VI Members,

This year, our region will be holding elections for five regional leadership positions—Chair-Elect, Secretary-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, Regional Advisory Committee At-Large member and National Board of Director’s Member. We are looking for dedicated and exceptional regional volunteers and leaders to fill each of these roles!

The Chair and Secretary positions involve a two year commitment comprised of one year in the elect position and the following year as the incumbent. In addition, the Chair position includes a third year as Immediate Past Chair following service as Chair. The Treasurer position involves a three year commitment comprised of one year in the elect position and two years as the incumbent. Regional Advisory Committee members and the National Board of Directors members serve for two years. Descriptions for each position can be found below.

Please consider nominating yourself or a qualified colleague who would be willing to serve the region in one of these open positions. The nomination form can be found online here: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/nomination.aspx .

The closing date for nominations is Monday, May 23, 2016.

Thank you on behalf of the Region VI Nominating Committee!
Nancy Lewis (University of California, Irvine)
Kim Eudy (University of Southern California)
Julie Guggino (Central Washington University)
Rosemary Madnick (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Georgette Sakamoto (University of Hawaii)
Dan Nordquist (Washington State University)
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Regional Chair 

The Regional Chair serves Region VI as its chief executive officer for a period of one year, beginning January 1 of the year following election, and reports to the membership and the National Board of Directors. The Region VI Chair shall be responsible for planning the regional meeting each year, calling meetings, establishing ad hoc committees, appointing committee members, and performing other duties as required in directing the activities of the region.

The Region VI and VII Chairs shall share joint responsibility for planning the regional meeting, including all logistics such as site selection, negotiation of the hotel/conference center contract, and developing the meeting program.
The Regional Chair, at the conclusion of the term of office, shall serve as Immediate Past Chair on the Regional Advisory Committee.

Chair-Elect 

The Chair-Elect serves Region VI for a period of one year, beginning January 1 of the year following election, and shall assume the duties of the Regional Chair in his/her absence. The Chair-Elect reports to the Region VI Chair. The Chair-Elect shall assume the office of Regional Chair at the expiration of the Chair-Elect's term of office, or upon the death, recall, or resignation of the Regional Chair.

The Chair-Elect shall assist the Regional Chair, as requested, in directing the activities of the region.

Secretary 

The Secretary serves Region VI for a period of one year, beginning January 1 of the year following election, and shall report to the Region VI Chair. The Secretary shall be responsible for taking and distributing minutes of regional business meetings, maintaining the official membership roster of the region, and making appropriate reports at regional meetings. The Secretary will also be responsible for assisting with Regional Meeting logistics.

Secretary-Elect 

The Secretary-Elect shall serve the Region for one year beginning January 1 of the year following election, and shall report to the Regional Secretary. The Secretary-Elect shall assist the Regional Secretary, as requested, in fulfilling his/her responsibilities so as to ensure continuity and a smooth transition to the position of Region VI Secretary the following year, beginning January 1.

Treasurer 

The Treasurer serves Region VI for a period of two years, beginning January 1 of the year following election, and shall report to the Region VI Chair. The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the financial records of the region including the collection, depositing and disbursing regional funds, preparing the region's annual budget for the incoming Treasurer, and making appropriate reports at regional meetings. The budget period will coincide with the Regional Chair's term of office (January 1 through December 31). The Treasurer shall also be responsible for the preparation of the annual financial reports and submission to the NCURA National office, as well as for assisting with Regional Meeting logistics.

The Treasurer shall confer with the Regional Chair and Regional Advisory Committee about the investment of funds when applicable, and the development or modification of fiscal policies and plans. The Treasurer will follow the national guidelines as outlined in the Regional Treasurer's Quick Financial Handbook.

Treasurer-Elect 

The Treasurer-Elect shall serve the Region for one year beginning January 1 of the year following election, and shall report to the Regional Treasurer. The Treasurer-Elect shall assist the Regional Treasurer, as requested, in fulfilling his/her responsibilities so as to ensure continuity and a smooth transition to the position of Region VI Treasurer the following year, beginning January 1.

Regional Advisory Committee Member 

The Advisory Committee shall consist of eleven members in good standing of the Region. The Regional Chair shall serve as Chair of the Advisory Committee. The Committee shall advise the chair on regional business, develop strategies for regional activities, evaluate regional issues, and serve as a general sounding board for the chair and the membership. Every year, one member will be elected by the Region membership and one member will be appointed by the Region Chair. All members will serve two-year terms beginning January 1 of the year following election. Members are eligible for reappointment or re-election to successive terms without restriction. If an elected member is unable to complete the full term of office, the Chair may appoint a member for the remainder of the term, with the concurrence of a majority of the Advisory Committee.

National Board of Director’s member

Serves as a member of the Board of Directors, the primary governing body of NCURA, for a period of two years beginning January 1 of the year following the election. The National Board of Directors actively supports the mission and goals of the entire organization by controlling and directing the affairs of NCURA and determining its policies. Responsibilities in this position include: Review of all minutes, reports, special studies, petitions, and other documents brought before or provided to the Board. Participation in special non-routine Board working groups as needed. Liaison with Board appointed Task Forces as assigned. Design, deliberate and approve new policies and changes to existing policies as appropriate for the mission of the Co uncil. Acts as a Liaison to the Region VI Advisory Committee and as such be responsible for reporting on activities or other issues that impact the Region.
 
Website for position descriptions: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/bylaws.aspx#webguidelies

NCURA Regional VI, VII, VIII, Call for Proposals - 2016 in Hawaii

October 2-5, 2016 - Grand Wailea Hotel and Restort - Maui, Hawaii

Aloha! Would you like to be a presenter at our Fall 2016 Regional Meeting? RVI, RVII and RVIII leadership invites you to submit your session or workshop proposal here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/regionsVI-VII-VIII 

Regional Meeting Travel Award Recipients Announced

The Region VI Awards Committee is pleased to announce two Travel Award recipients for the upcoming Regional Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT on October 4-7, 2015

Ryan Moritz, University of Alaska Fairbanks: $500

Anastasia Rutherford, Kaiser Permanente: $500

Congratulations to both of our recipients, and thanks to the Awards Committee for their continuing dedication to supporting and recognizing our regional membership!

NCURA REGION VI ELECTION RESULTS

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Region VI 2015 Election results!  Please join me in offering a warm welcome to our new officers-elect for the Region.  Their terms will begin January 1, 2016.

Chair-Elect:    Sinnamon Tierney, Portland State University
Treasurer-Elect:     Caroline Jones, Stanford University
Secretary-Elect:     Heather Kubinec, University of California, Irvine
Member of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC):    Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara

Our congratulations to these elected candidates.  We are also grateful to all who submitted their names for consideration and showed their willingness to serve the Region.  You are all very much appreciated.

In addition, we would like to announce that a vacancy on the Regional Advisory Committee has recently been filled.  Due to a member elected in 2015 relocating outside the region, in accordance with our bylaws the Region Chair has nominated, and the RAC has endorsed, Michiko Taniguchi Pane, Stanford University, to complete the term, through December 31, 2016

Thank you to the Nominating Committee and to the RAC for your hard work and efforts in reviewing the nominations. You are greatly appreciated for your service to the region.

Matthew Kirk
Secretary, Region VI

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NCURA REGION VI TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 2015 REGION VI/VII MEETING

Applications for a travel award for the 2015 Region VI/VII Meeting are now being accepted.  Region VI will be supporting up to two (2) travel awards of $500 to offset the cost of attendance at the NCURA Region VI/VII Meeting, to be held October 4 – 7, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Each award is intended to assist with the travel costs associated with meeting attendance.

The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015.

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Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, Washington). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award.

2. Applicants must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference. Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g. Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility.

3. Applications and support letters must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance.

4. The application and/or the support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.

5. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance.

How to Apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form, found at http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/TRA.aspx

The individual applying for the Travel Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s résumé. The letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance. The letter(s) of support and résumé should be uploaded into the online application form prior to its submission.

Selection Considerations:

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Regional Award Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

* Benefit of attendance.

* Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to the organization if able to attend the meeting.

* Relevant experience of the candidate.

* Strength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)

* Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.

Questions?  Contact Stella Sung (Chair, Region VI Awards Committee) at shsung@ucsd.edu

The travel awards for the 2015 Region VI/VII Meeting are expected to be announced by August 28th.

Election Information for Region VI 2016 Officers-Elect/2017 Officers

The Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for this year’s NCURA Region VI Election (terms of office will begin 1/1/2016):

Chair-Elect/Chair:
Kim Small, Washington State University
Sinnamon Tierney, Portland State University

Treasurer-Elect/Treasurer:
Caroline Jones, Stanford University
Rosine Sarafian, California Institute of Technology

Secretary-Elect/Secretary:
Heather Kubinec, University of California, Irvine
Lisa Miller, California Institute of Technology

Regional Advisory Committee At-Large Member:
Ben Holstein, University of Southern California
Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara

The candidates’ bios/CVs and statements are available for your review on the Region VI website: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/elections.aspx

Access to the electronic ballot is located via the link in an email that will be sent from NCURA during the week of 6/15-6/19/2015. You may cast one vote for each position. Once the email is sent, the electronic polls will be open, and will close at 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, July 10, 2015. You have the opportunity to select the leader for this important position, and the individual elected will be instrumental in helping to shape the direction of Region VI. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Many thanks to our candidates and to you for participating!

If you have any problems accessing the ballot or misplace the email containing the survey link, please contact Chris Hansen at hansen@ncura.edu.

Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Csilla Csaplár, Stanford University - Chair
Kimberlee Eudy, University of Southern California
Julie Guggino, Central Washington University
Rosemary Madnick, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Joseph McNicholas, Loyola Marymount University

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NCURA REGION VI TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 57th ANNUAL MEETING

Region VI will be supporting up to four (4) travel awards of $750 to offset the cost of attendance at the NCURA 57th Annual Meeting, which is to be held August 2-5, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Each award is intended to assist with registration, hotel, meal, and/or transportation costs associated with meeting attendance.

Applications for a travel award for the 57th Annual Meeting (AM57) are now being accepted.  The deadline for receipt of applications is FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, Washington). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award. 
  2. Applicants must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference. Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g., Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility. 
  3. Applicant’s Statement of Merit and Letter(s) of Support must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance. 
  4. The Applicant’s Statement of Merit and/or the Letter(s) of Support must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting. 
  5. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance. 

How to Apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form, found at http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/TRA.aspx

The individual applying for the Travel Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s résumé. The letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance. The letter(s) of support and résumé should be uploaded into the online application form prior to its submission.

Selection Considerations:  

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Regional Awards Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

Benefit of attendance:

  • Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to organization if able to attend the meeting
  • Relevant experience of the candidate
  • Strength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)
  • Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.

Questions? Contact Stella Sung (Chair, Region VI Awards Committee) at shsung@ucsd.edu.

The travel awards for the 57th Annual Meeting will be announced by Friday, May 22, 2015.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - REGION VI AND REGION VII FALL MEETING - Salt Lake City, Utah ~ October 4 - 7, 2015

On behalf of the Salt Lake City Program Committee and the leadership of Regions VI and VII, we are inviting you to share your expertise with other NCURA members by proposing to lead a concurrent session, discussion group, workshop or spark session.  An individual or group of individuals may submit proposals for the upcoming Regional meeting.  The submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee for possible inclusion in the program.  We encourage panels and workshops comprised of multiple presenters from different institutions to provide broad expertise, spread the load, and involve many NCURA members.

--The Call for Proposals is now closed.  Please contact Melissa Mullen or Marj Townsend with questions regarding presentations at the upcoming meeting--

First review of proposals will start on April 3, 2015, so please make sure to have your presentation ideas submitted before then to receive priority review.

Respectfully,

Your Region Chairs:  Christine Marquez (RVII) and Melissa Mullen (RVI)  

PRA/FRA Travel Award Recipients Announced

The Region VI Awards Committee is pleased to announce two travel award recipients, one each for the Pre-Award Research Administration (PRA) Conference and the Financial Research Administration (FRA) Conference.  Both meetings are being held in Orlando, Florida during the week of March 2-6, 2015.

PRA:  Wanda Kao, University of California, Irvine, $500

FRA:  Ikuko Bentsi-Barnes, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, $500

Congratulations to both of our recipients, and thanks to the Awards Committee for their continuing dedication to supporting and recognizing our regional membership!

The Region VI Awards Committee will begin accepting travel award applications in the spring for the 57th Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. August 2-5, 2015.  Watch your email for the formal announcement!

Link to Announcement Archive