Articles from April 2018

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GOLDrush crowdfunding program seeks new proposals for summer, fall

GOLDrush, the University of Iowa’s official crowdfunding platform, is seeking proposals from faculty, staff, and students for projects that support research, education or engagement and generally require no more than $10,000 in funding. Interested groups should have a strong idea, a small team of people to help manage the campaign, and a “crowd” of friends, family, or other people who might be...

University of Iowa changes supplier for biosafety cabinet services

The contract for University of Iowa biosafety cabinet (BSC) services was recently amended to list ENV Services as the primary supplier, with Pharma-Lab designated as the secondary supplier. These changes are effective immediately. All UI faculty and staff who own and/or use biosafety cabinets (BSCs) outside of cleanrooms will be affected by the switch to ENV Services as the primary supplier...

UI ahead of curve on IP reporting requirements under new Bayh-Dole rules

University of Iowa researchers may have recently heard about new regulations related to the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act around Intellectual Property (IP) for universities that receive federal grants. The regulation change is small but important. It requires universities to put in writing what was already established by the Bayh-Dole Act, which is that universities own inventions that their researchers make...
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UI celebrates excellence in research, scholarship, entrepreneurship

University of Iowa thinkers, explorers, mentors, creators and inventors were celebrated for their work during the Office of Research and Economic Development’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday. Titled “Celebrating Excellence,” the 2018 event at Hancher brought together faculty, staff and students involved in research and scholarship as well as its translation into medical...