Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Kuali Coeus 6.x: A New User Interface for Proposal Development & Budget
Presenters:
Chris Carsten,Tracey Castaneda
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
"New & Improved User Interface Available Now” … Based on feedback and input from the wide variety of colleges and universities participating in the ongoing development of the web-based Kuali Coeus research administration application, the appearance and flow of the data entry fields for the proposal and budget sections of KC has been transformed. The new interface is intended to be more user-friendly, and will look more like other websites and web-based forms. The highlights include simplified initial data entry, fewer open browser windows or tabs, easier navigation, and a lighter, more open look in place of the densely packed multiple tabs and panels of the original design.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: This session will be an overview of the new look, with a limited demonstration of functionality, but not a full training session. Targeted audience: 1. Department research administrators and research faculty/staff who will use KC to create proposal records and develop budgets for review by Sponsored Programs and submission to external funding agencies or for applicable internal funding opportunities. 2. Sponsored Programs pre-award staff who will use the application for the proposal review and submission process.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Big Data: Big Opportunities or Big Trouble?
Presenters:
Shea Swauger,Kathy Partin
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Big data is changing how research is being conducted and allowing new kinds of questions to be asked. Meanwhile, data management has enabled a rapid increase in the dissemination and preservation of research products and many funding agencies like the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health now require data management plans in their grant applications. The combination of big data applications and data management processes has created new opportunities and pitfalls for researchers. In the past year, prominent scientists including the Director of the NIH have suggested that inappropriate methodology for data acquisition, analysis and storage has led to a gap in the translation of basic research findings to clinical cures. In this session we will track data through all research stages, describe best practices and university resources available to faculty grappling with these important issues.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Attendees will learn about big data and data management as they relate to research compliance issues in a university setting as well as the resources available to mitigate these issues. Target Audience: faculty, research staff, graduate students or anyone interested in big data, data management or research compliance.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Tools and emerging metrics for articulating your research impact
Presenters:
Michelle Wilde,Allison Level,Merinda McLure
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Your research makes an impact at CSU and beyond. Come and discover how new metrics are changing the ways we look at and evaluate scholarly impact. What value can new tools like Altmetrics and ORCID offer? Why are older established tools such as Web of Science still relevant?
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn about new scholarly impact metrics such as Altmetrics and ORCID. This session will be of interest to individual researchers, members of research groups, graduate students, representatives of CSU departments, and others.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
How to Optimally Price Research Contracts with Industry
Presenters:
Mark S. Wdowik,Pam Harrington
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
We all know how to budget for federal grants, but working with industry poses some unique challenges, as well as opportunities. This session will focus on how to optimize pricing for research sponsored by corporations. We will discuss innovative pricing models and strategies, including fixed price and full cost reimbursement models, and will also discuss various ways to recover "other direct" expenses, provide for a risk pool reserve, and ensure timely payments by the sponsor.
Goals and Target Audience:
Research faculty, department heads, business officers, pre-award personnel.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Export Control Reform: How It Will Impact Your Research
Presenters:
John Williams,Jennifer Strange,Grant Calhoun,Scot Allen
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Join us as we untangle the web of federal regulations related to Export Control (known to fans as Ex Con). Do you have questions about export control and your research? Does your research involve dual use items of concern? Do you need to develop a technology control plan? What about international researchers on your project? Come and get answers to your questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
To protect researchers, CSU's global engagement, and the university's reputation, we must comply with complex requirements. Using a case-study approach, this session will help administrators, researchers, and graduate students learn what you need to know about export control and the support CSU offers.

Tuesday, January 13th

3:15 PM

Session Title:
What’s New with Sponsored Research Data
Presenters:
Diane Rees
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The Kuali Coeus award module is up and running and exciting things are happening with sponsored research data. Come join us in conversation to find out what award data is now available in the university data warehouse (ODS) and learn more about the tools and resources provided by the office of Research Services such as Research Project Status (RPS) and MyRAM portal.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide information to faculty and staff on tools and resources available for accessing sponsored research data.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
CSU Research Data Systems and Data Management
Presenters:
Shea Swauger
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session will cover the infrastructure for research data at CSU. Topics will include solutions for management of large and complex data files, security and storage and accessibility, privacy and shared access. In addition, the CSU Data Management Committee will be introduced to the CSU community. This is the committee whose job it is to help you deal with the above issues and to represent faculty needs. Come learn about the current state of infrastructure and data management solutions and provide feedback about what issues need to be addressed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: faculty, staff, researchers, students or anyone interested in data management. Goal: Attendees will learn about CSU’s research data ecosystem, including the infrastructure, systems, policies and people involved in producing, managing, disseminating and preserving research data.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to an on-line location-specific data platform for large-scale CSU transdisciplinary Agriculture/Environmental/Public Health/Climate Change global studies
Presenters:
Andrew Jones,Ken Nugent,John Corbett,Chad Hansell
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session will cover CSU’s role within the Rocky Mountain Consortium for Global Development (RMCGD), and introduce the audience to the RMCGD on-line location-specific data-provisioning platform that is being made available to CSU faculty, staff, and students for transdisciplinary studies. The Consortium members include Universities, Federal Labs, non-profit Organizations, and for-profit Companies acting under management by a non-profit, Global Development Analytics, Inc. (GDA). As a group, we are focused on providing accurate, location-specific and action-oriented output targeting food security in water limited environments, including the provisioning and linkage of climate change data through our partnership capabilities. Because food security in water limited environments is never a single issue, we also address water, public health and energy issues as they relate to food security. The aWhere, Inc. on-line data provisioning platform is a key enabling technology that researchers at CSU can now use free-of-charge in many regions of the globe. In addition, public health and water resource issues are a key part of a transdisciplinary approach to large-scale global development issues. Discussion will focus on how CSU provides data to the consortium partners, and how in turn CSU benefits from the sharing of partner-contributed environmental data resources for global development research projects working with near real-time global data sets at an unprecedented scale and ease of availability for CSU research projects.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, researchers, students or anyone interested in global development research and climate change impacts.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Using the Digital Collections of Colorado, Your Scholarly Archive
Presenters:
Daniel Draper,Nicole Kaplan,Jocelyn Boice
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Faculty members, researchers and projects on campus produce materials in addition to formal refereed works, which contribute to scholarly endeavors at CSU. Many of these materials sit on local servers, laptops, or in file cabinets and are not considered for wider distribution to a broader audience. CSU Libraries presents opportunities to self-archive these works in the Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) and make them available to the global research community and discoverable via the Internet, leading to increased citations and satisfied mandates for open access. The DCC is a consortium of eight academic libraries including CSU-Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Colorado-Health Sciences Library, the Auraria Library, Colorado Mesa University, and the Colorado School of Mines. It hosts over 50,000 digital objects produced at CSU, including research data, oral histories, presentations, video, posters, reports, conference proceedings, and photographs. The DCC provides a stable online repository with responsive services to preserve and provide access to digital works. We will introduce services available through the Libraries’ College Liaisons and repository staff, and show faculty members, researchers, and scientific support staff examples for organizing and prioritizing their digital objects for the DCC.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Give overview of Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) as the institutional repository of CSU, which serves to preserve and provide open access to collections of scholarly works. Audience: Faculty members, researchers, and scientific support staff.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Customized Graphics with Deducer
Presenters:
Ann Hess
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Deducer is a free, easy-to-use program for graphing and data analysis. Deducer is an R based program, but does not require command line programming. The menu based system allows users to quickly create customized graphics. Example graphs will include scatterplots, bar charts and boxplots. This session will focus on Deducer’s graphing capabilities, but a few data analysis examples may be shown. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops, but should have R and Deducer installed prior to the session. Download instructions are available from www.deducer.org.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide an introduction to graphing with Deducer. The targeted audience is anyone interested in making summary graphics.