Research Affairs / 
Researchers' Alert, July 20, 2012


I. NEW CONFLICT OF INTEREST RULE GO INTO EFFECT AUGUST 24, 2012!

Changes to the conflict of interest regulations must be implemented by August 24, 2012. Under the new rules, investigators must disclose all significant financial interests (SFIs) that could reasonably appear to be related to their institutional duties (including research, teaching, administrative, clinical, etc.).  In preparation, Research Affairs has developed software for submitting disclosures.  The system was designed to be user friendly with the aim of reducing the impact of more demanding  regulations. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

We invite investigators to start using the new Conflict of Interest system (beta version) to submit their disclosures. Any information you enter will be available for future disclosures, thereby streamlining the process. To access this system, log on at https://mylluint.llu.edu/researchaffairs/CoI/  with your institutional user name and password. The login will take you to the ‘COI Summary’ tab. Simply click the ‘Submit Disclosure’ tab to start your submission.

Reminders:

  • For researchers and their families with no significant financial interests, disclosures need to be renewed only once a year, or until they acquire a new financial interest related to their professional duties.
  • Researchers with significant financial interests related to their work must update their disclosures with each new project (proposal, contract or study), but no less than once per year.  
  • A grant application cannot be submitted to a sponsor until all personnel listed on the study have submitted their disclosures.
  •  Research Affairs Financial Management cannot release funds nor can an IRB or IACUC release approvals until all personnel listed on the study have submitted their disclosures.


Questions? Contact:

  • Question related to COI - Sandra Figueroa, researchcoi@llu.edu or 909- 558-1000 ext. 85794.
  • Questions or comments about the electronic disclosure system - Sherie Donahue - sdonahue@llu.edu or ext. 83911.
  • Questions about your LLU ID or access issues - LLU Help Desk, ext. 48611.

II. RESEARCH AFFAIRS OPEN HOUSE

Thank you to everyone who visited Research Affairs during our Open House on Wednesday, June 6th.  More than 200 attended!  Our staff was pleased to celebrate the move to a new location and to share information about our services with so many of you.  Most of the attendees participated in the games and entered the prize drawings, including the grand prize of the iPad 2 wifi.  The winners are listed below.

Cold Stone gift card
Michael Wilson
Miriam Domingo
Mayra Dominguez
Teresa Meinken
Penelope Garcia
Chris Johnston
Edwin Hernandez
Pam Munz
Ram Lakhan
Ying Nie
Nellie Killion
Sandra Burton
Que Osler
Brian Kirk
Jesse
Vanessa Carmona
Salim Serrano
Jake Job
Leonard Brand
Carmen Jackson

Olive Garden gift card
Valerie Nusantara

Mimi’s Café gift card
Sandy Berch
Manoochehr Parsi

Loma Linda Market Gift Basket
Xiao Mao
*donated by Loma Linda Market

iPad 2 wifi
Zaida Cordero-Maclntyre
*donated by Sr VP for Financial Affairs office and The Campus Store
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III. INSTITUTIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS

To avoid adding a new user name and password, your institutional email user name and password will give you access to the new Research Affairs portal. Please note that correspondence from this system will be sent only to institutionally assigned email addresses..


IV. SAVE THE DATE: ON TRACK FOR RESEARCH SUCCESS

Research Affairs is pleased to invite investigators, research coordinators, staff, students and others involved in research to attend a half-day seminar on October 12, 2012 focusing on tools and information to assist them in their studies.  The seminar will provide nuts and bolts guidance on seeking funding, conducting human studies, working with the IRB, and understanding policies and regulations governing research activities, among others. There will be multiple table topics during the lunch hour with experienced investigators and representatives from Research Affairs to facilitate discussions.  The topics were selected from suggestions provided by researchers in a recent survey and the content is designed to help both new investigators and veterans improve their success. 

Registration is free and lunch is provided. This is an ideal opportunity to get answers to your tough questions and to learn about the services provided by Research Affairs. It will also put you in contact with other researchers on campus.

Since many more topics were suggested than could be accommodated in a single event, this session will be the kick-off for a series of lunchtime presentations on additional-research related subjects.  We look forward to seeing you!.


V. CDMRP WEBCAST: 'VARENICLINE: WHERE ARE WE TODAY?'

Save the date: The Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) will host a live webcast panel on Thursday, September 20th (10 am – 12:30 pm) to discuss ‘Varenicline: Where are we Today?’


And now, moving forward . . .

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. -- B. Tracy