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Inside Industry with IREO podcast drops new episodes

Check out the latest “Inside Industry with IREO” podcast with Allison Coffin, associate professor of Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver. Trained as a fish biologist, Coffin originally studied and researched how fish sense their surroundings and hear. Unlike humans, fish can regenerate their hearing. Now, she uses fish at the Coffin Lab in Vancouver to understand how people hear.

Coffin also serves as the chair of Science Talk, a non-profit organization that engages and promotes science communication and outreach, networking, and holds an annual conference that features keynote science speakers, workshops on science communication, and opportunities for researchers to share their stories.

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First phase of MyResearch and Workday integration now live

The first connections between MyResearch and Workday are now live! New grant accounts being setup in Workday should now populate information inside of MyResearch by clicking on the Workday Award number inside a MyResearch grant record.

Faculty and research admin staff should now see current award and award line information straight from Workday. This is our first phase of Workday integrations and there will be many future improvements and connections to come, but we are excited that the transition with Workday is now unfolding in MyResearch.

Learn about services provided by WSU labs at the Spring 2021 Instrument Expo

Join us at WSU’s Spring 2021 Virtual Instrument Expo hosted by the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships to learn about the capabilities of labs from across the University.

Presentations will show specialized instrumentation in biosciences, imaging, nuclear science, material characterization, chemical analysis, and more. Research resources are available for use by WSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as researchers outside of WSU.

Please RSVP online to receive a Zoom link to the event to be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 7.

OR healthy lifestyle challenge connects employees across campuses

Among the many life changes felt as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one change may be felt most: the decrease of physical activity and focus on healthy living choices. In an effort to promote a healthy living lifestyle and encourage WSU employees to get up and move, the Office of Research partnered with WSU Spokane to host the New Year, New You: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for 2021, which ran from Jan. 11 – Feb. 7.

The challenge also focused on creating a network of people to interact with during a time when the pandemic has compounded the effects of social isolation.

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WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research Foundation with matching funds from the Office of Commercialization.

“The innovations of this year’s awardees demonstrate near market-ready technologies with the potential to improve lives and enhance the economies of the state of Washington, the nation, and the world,” said Sita Pappu, assistant vice president for the Office of Commercialization … » More …

International Laboratory Animal Technician Week recognizes WSU animal care staff

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) is hosting the 2021 International Laboratory Animal Technician Week on January 31 through February 6. This annual celebration recognizes laboratory animal technicians for their essential contributions as members of the research team.

Washington State University employs many essential workers that come to their work location every single day, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. One group of these heroes are the laboratory animal and veterinary staff technicians who care for the many animals that are essential to the scientific discoveries, teaching endeavors and education of future veterinary, agricultural and … » More …

NIH certification for safe and healthful work environment now available

The new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Certification about Safe and Healthful Work Environment form is now available on the Office of Research and Support website at

In order to remain compliant with NIH policy NOT-OD-20-124, found here, this form will be required for all awards where there is an Arrival, Departure or Changes in PI/Key Personnel Named in Notice of Award (including multi-PI arrangements), Reduction in Effort of those PIs/Key Personnel of 25% or more (this includes changes submitted on the RPPR). Each PI/Key Personnel with these changes for an award must submit a form.

ORSO Contracting Group to provide help with sponsored research agreements

Come to the Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO) Contracting Group if you need assistance with your sponsored research agreements!

The ORSO Contracting Group is ready, eager, and able to help with more than just the interpretation, negotiation, and acceptance of complex sponsored research contracts. The ORSO Contracting Group will support you with material transfer agreements (both incoming and outgoing), data use agreements (both incoming and outgoing), nondisclosure agreements (whether bilateral or unilateral), and other no-money agreements that are critical to the success of your research project.

Additionally, if you have already received an award and need to issue funding to external collaborators, the … » More …

The Office of Research releases the FY2019 Research Annual Report

The Office of Research announces the FY2019 Annual Research Report is now available online. The report highlights significant and impactful research and achievements.

With this report, we are excited to highlight the outstanding research, scholarship, and creative activities conducted by Washington State University faculty, staff, and students and their collaborators during fiscal year 2019. We are proud of our researchers accomplishments as they push back the frontiers of knowledge and seek novel solutions to societal problems in support of the University’s land-grant mission and President Kirk Schulz’s Drive to 25.

WSU research continues to grow. In FY2018, we set a record of $360.5 million in … » More …

VCR and ADR provide research support for faculty and staff

As we have transitioned between in-office and remote work, we know you have questions and need support. The Office of Research works closely with Vice Chancellors for Research (VCR) and Associate Deans for Research (ADR). They may be a great resource you may not know you have.

Your VCR’s and ADR’s are there to help with more than leadership. They are your faculty representation for research-related committees, help with research coordination and faculty development, and can assist with internal reviews of proposals and other applications. They also support and mentor faculty and oversee the adherence to compliance mandates, policies, and procedures within and on campus … » More …