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Founded on an Ecosystem of Innovation (video)

Founded on an Ecosystem of Innovation: “If it’s new, novel and holds promise to change the world,” says President Amy Gutmann, “you’ll find it at Penn.” Penn was built on the concept of innovation. Bifocals, lightning rods, swim fins—the University’s founder Ben Franklin invented these everyday items with an innovative spirit that defined his legacy...

Revised Human Subject’s Training Requirements

Revised Human Subject’s Training Requirements The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is pleased to announce the following revision to current expectations regarding human subjects’ training. Effective April 2, 2019, the IRB will no longer require refresher training for human subjects’ research. The requirement to complete initial training appropriate for the type of research you conduct will...

Fall 2018 University Research Foundation Awards

Fall 2018 University Research Foundation Awards The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards (Conference and Seminar Support denoted by *) for the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below. Fall 2018 University Research Foundation Awards Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, SAS, Poetics of Empire: Literature and Political Culture at the Early...

Global Engagement: Guidance for the Penn Community

Global Engagement: Guidance for the Penn Community I. Penn’s Commitment to Global Engagement In recognition of the global nature of its community and its aspiration to eminence, Penn has made a deep commitment to global engagement as part of the Penn Compact 2020. As a global university, we are committed both to offering every student...

By the Numbers: Pennovation Works’ Ascendant 2018

By the Numbers: Pennovation Works’ Ascendant 2018 During its second year, Pennovation Works, a strategic blend of offices, labs, and production space that pushes for the advancement of knowledge and economic development, continued to move the needle on activating its space as an innovation destination. In 2018, Pennovation Works continued to foster forward-thinking—and fast-growing—companies like Aro Biotherapeutics, with its...

Promoting innovative, reproducible science: Penn’s Research Excellence Initiative

Promoting innovative, reproducible science: Penn’s Research Excellence Initiative The two-year effort includes electronic research notebooks, a research symposium, and a task force of faculty and students, all spearheaded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. In a grand hall in a 150-year-old historic building in Center City, the Philadelphia research community gathered to...

Electronic Research Notebooks Streamline the Scientific Method

For a few years now, Joshua Gold, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, had been interested in improving the way his lab’s research information, such as experimental protocols and the resulting data, was organized. During one of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine’s Responsible Conduct of Research training sessions for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students,...

Spring 2018 University Research Foundation Awards

Spring 2018 University Research Foundation Awards The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards (Conference and Seminar Support denoted by *) for the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below. Spring 2018 University Research Foundation Awards Erol Akçay, Biology, SAS, Evolution of social and genomic complexity *Daud Ali, South...

Research Notebook System for Penn Now Available

Research Notebook System for Penn Now Available LabArchives, a cloud-based research notebook software solution, is now available to Penn researchers, instructors, and students. The Vice Provost for Research and the Vice Provost for Education are pleased to provide both the Professional and Classroom editions of the software, available to the community to start using immediately....

Fall 2017 University Research Foundation Awards

Fall 2017 University Research Foundation Awards In the recent Fall 2017 cycle of Penn’s internally-funded University Research Foundation, URF Conference and Impact Seminar Support (noted with *), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below, including over $400,000 to the...

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