August 18, 2022

Workshop on research-related services on Aug. 22

All faculty are invited to a workshop later this month that will acquaint them with services from the university’s research administrative offices.

The workshop, set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22, in rooms 150-160 in the Student Services Building, will focus on services offered by the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) and the Office of Research Compliance (ORC). Organizers also will assist faculty in setting up a PIVOT account – an online tool that helps identify funding opportunities, said Costas Tsatsoulis, vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school, who began his duties at SIU on Aug. 1

OSPA staff also will cover key steps in the proposal submission process, and ORC staff will discuss the complexities of research compliance, Tsatsoulis said.

“While the workshop is part of the onboarding of faculty who are joining SIU Carbondale this fall, we would like to extend an invitation to all faculty who would like a refresher of the OSPA and ORC services,” he said.

Those attending should bring laptop computer for setting up their PIVOT account during the workshop. Lunch also will be provided.