The safety of UGA personnel and visitors is paramount, and the protection of minors participating in research activities at UGA is critical. There is tremendous value to the intellectual development of minors through participation in supervised research activities in the university setting; however, there may be some risk involved. The Policy on Minors (not Acting as Students/Employees) in Research Laboratories, Clinics and Animal Facilities aims to help ensure the safety and security of minors. The policy designates when minors will be allowed to perform research in university laboratories, greenhouses, clinic areas or animal facilities when not acting as a university student or employee. The policy also aids in ensuring that any potential risks are mitigated.
The policy was developed in collaboration with the Advisory Committee for the UGA Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors and is an extension of that overarching policy. Input on the policy was solicited from a faculty advisory group with experience hosting minors in their labs and the Research Safety Committee. The final policy was reviewed and approved by the Research Safety Committee. The Office of Research Safety will operationalize the policy.
The policy will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2022, with an expectation that researchers working with minors will meet the policy’s provisions by the end of the spring semester. Additional communications are forthcoming about how researchers can comply with the policy and where they can get assistance with any questions.
Agency: Dept. of Education
Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities and Demonstration and Training Programs: National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.326E
Due date: Aug 28, 2020
Brief Description: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing TA, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
This FOA encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.
Deadline: December 1, 2020
ACR/ARP members are encouraged to submit applications through the following awards: Scientist Development Award (early-stage investigators); Investigator Award (early-stage investigators with faculty appointment); Innovative Research Award (awards projects focused on discovering new treatments and cures for rheumatic diseases) and Innovative Research for Community Practitioners (must be practitioner, may partner with researcher).
Deadline: varies by award
Mozilla is announcing today the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS). Through this fund, we will provide awards of up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in some way.