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  • Vice President for Research : Indiana University
    Centers Institutes Communications News Traditions of Excellence Contact Us Research Gateway Office of the Vice President for Research Carmichael Center Suite 202 530 E Kirkwood Avenue Bloomington IN 47408 4003 Phone 812 856 2096 Fax 812 855 6396 E mail

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  • Vice President for Research : Indiana University
    opportunity to hear presentations from each of the teams about their Grand Challenge proposals and how each will address a complex large scale problem facing society The April 26 event will be held from 5 7 30 p m at the IUPUI Campus Center Theater the Bloomington event will be held from 4 6 30 p m in President s Hall inside Franklin Hall Both events are free open to the public with a reception to meet and greet Grand Challenge team members to follow Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP for either or both events The five final proposals and their team leaders are Health Equity in Indiana and Beyond Gabriel Filippelli Professor of Earth Sciences Purdue School of Science Director of the Center for Urban Health IUPUI and William Hetrick Professor and Chair Psychological and Brain Sciences College of Arts and Sciences IU Bloomington Preparing for Change Sustaining Nature s Assets Public Health and Human Well Being Ellen Ketterson Distinguished Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology Shaping Our Future Knowledge Science and Governance for Sustainable Water Resources Todd Royer associate professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental

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  • Vice President for Research : Indiana University
    the great research universities of the 21 st century and the preeminent research university in Indiana 14 Some of VPRO s strategic efforts focus upon research development understood most broadly helping IU s faculty members expand and strengthen their research and creative activity Equally important are those VPRO strategic efforts that focus upon research administration and compliance most notably minimizing the administrative burdens that divert the energy and attention of faculty members from the scholarly inquiry central to their work Three overriding principles focus VPRO s efforts in all areas to enhance IU s capacity for outstanding research scholarship and creative activity to enhance the impact of IU s research and creative activity to enhance IU s reputation for excellence in all areas of research scholarship and creative activity Enhancing IU s Capacity In an increasingly competitive global and national context IU faculty members already must work harder than in the past just to prevent losing ground In such a context then we cannot expect to increase capacity by working more we must rather work more strategically to enhance our capacity for excellence Through our efforts in research development VPRO helps to enhance IU s capacity for excellence in research and creative activity through financial and programmatic support ranging from seed funding programs to proposal development assistance and strategic efforts to diversify the sources of external funding for research and creative activity Through our work in research administration VPRO enhances capacity by minimizing administrative burdens and facilitating compliance with all institutional state and federal regulations Enhancing IU s Impact Central to Indiana University s mission is the creation and preservation of knowledge across all fields of inquiry and contexts As interesting as the wide variety of possible research foci may be however it is not enough for IU s research portfolio to be interesting Rather IU is deeply committed to research and creative activity that makes a difference in local communities across the state and more broadly across the nation and the world that is to research and creative activity with consequential impact VPRO enhances the impact of IU s research portfolio by working with faculty members to identify and focus their research around significant and timely topics such as the White House BRAIN Initiative VPRO also works to strengthen connections among IU researchers and between IU and other leading Indiana universities businesses and foundations Fostering collaborative and complementary research activity in these ways ensures that the whole is more than the sum of the component parts VPRO s administrative and compliance organizations also enhance the impact of IU s research The Office of Research Administration through which IU participates in initiatives like STAR METRICS and U METRICS 15 tracks the economic impact of sponsored program activity Additionally VPRO s Research Administration and Research Compliance organizations ensures that best business practices and efficiency and regulatory compliance and research integrity are the hallmark of all research and creative activity conducted at IU Enhancing IU s Reputation At most universities a significant amount of important research and creative activity passes largely unnoticed outside closely related programs or departments While the self effacing character associated with the gentleman scholar might have been admirable in previous generations cultivating a reputation for excellence at the institutional level as at the individual level is increasingly necessary Given the changing geographical balance of research and the more competitive nature of research funding reputation while no substitute for achievement is an undeniably important accompaniment to scholarly and creative achievement As more universities and individuals compete for limited opportunities to participate in significant collaborative projects like the Large Hadron Collider to perform at Carnegie Hall or curate an exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute intentional and strategic efforts to enhance IU s reputation must be central to the work of VPRO working with other university leaders Such efforts can enhance the capacity and impact of our researchers by helping to attract outstanding new faculty members to the university and by helping our faculty and students gain the place at the table their work and potential merit These principles enhancing IU s capacity impact and reputation for outstanding research and creative activity are of course interconnected and actions directed toward one will inevitably advance the others Together actions taken toward these principles over the next five years will help IU enter its third century in its strongest position yet VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH OFFICE STRATEGIC ACTIONS Strategic Action Capitalize on existing strengths to catalyze research addressing Grand Challenges In April 2014 President Obama called for companies universities foundations and philanthropists to identify and pursue the Grand Challenges of the 21 st Century As described by John Holdren Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Grand Challenges are ambitious but achievable goals that harness science technology and innovation to solve important national or global problems and that have the potential to capture the public imagination 16 The scope and potential impact of Grand Challenges sets them apart from typical approaches to research Taking a Grand Challenge approach in the past brought humanity into the nuclear age and onto the surface of the moon and mapped the Human Genome with almost incomprehensible detail and speed Science is not the only realm for Grand Challenges as Holdren notes When defined in terms broad enough to capture our imagination and with sufficient specificity to convey what success looks like Grand Challenges can spur significant developments in a wide range of domains such as health energy sustainability education economic opportunity and human exploration 17 Grand Challenges research a component of both the IUB and IUPUI Strategic Plans has the potential to enhance significantly the impact of IU research and creative activity To identify and successfully pursue truly Grand Challenges will require the very best that all of our Indiana University faculty members have to offer VPRO will therefore partner with IU s President and other university and campus leaders to catalyze Grand Challenges research through an annual university wide Grand Challenges Competition 18 No more than two projects will be chosen annually by a review board of national experts IU Grand Challenges will involve faculty teams from multiple disciplines or campuses working for up to 18 months to frame and complete proof of concept research for projects of broad importance and specific impact with the expectation of attracting follow on external funding thereafter Strategic Action expand IU s research portfolio and external funding The realities of the new research economy more global more competitive less able to rely on traditional sources of federal funding require IU to work intentionally and strategically to expand our research portfolio and external funding Doing so will rely upon a suite of coordinated and interrelated actions including investing in collaborative and multidisciplinary research National funding agencies are increasingly emphasizing collaborative research funding mechanisms and many of the most important national and international issues require interdisciplinary collaborative and multifaceted investigation to resolve Partnering with President McRobbie VPRO has invested more than 4M in the IU Collaborative Research Grants program since 2010 funding new collaborative research projects involving teams of IU faculty members from different disciplines departments schools or campuses The initial return on this investment is promising recipients of IUCRG funding in the program s first year have received more than 26M in new external funding while IUCRG recipients from the second and third years are well on their way to matching that success IUCRG is just one mechanism by which Indiana University must encourage and facilitate collaborative research as we approach our bicentennial Additional activities directed to this goal include partnering with schools and campuses to identify and support cross cutting collaborative research initiatives including strategic interdisciplinary or cluster faculty hires and establishing university wide research centers and institutes to facilitate collaborative research in timely important areas of research where IU has a critical mass of faculty strength providing additional incentives and support for efforts to increase external funding for research and creative activity While external funding is by no means the sole indicator of IU s robust portfolio of research and creative activity it is an important measure with substantial benefits to the university and the larger pursuit of knowledge Anecdotal evidence indicates that the more competitive federal funding landscape has led some faculty members to reduce their reliance on external funding 19 These and other circumstances that provide a disincentive to the pursuit of external funding and fellowships can be disrupted though concerted strategic action This is a trend that IU cannot support over the long run but more importantly it is a trend that we can disrupt by providing incentives and support for faculty members working to secure external funding even in a challenging funding environment To that end VPRO will establish and strengthen seed funding programs for teams preparing large scale Center P level and U level STC MRSEC 20 proposals so as to strengthen those proposals partner with the President and Responsibility Centers to provide a percentage of ICR garnered on federal research grants directly to PIs diversifying IU s external funding sources for research and creative activity Reductions in federal funding for research have resulted in significantly lower success rates for proposals to the NIH and NSF the two federal agencies from which IU receives the most funding While VPRO and campus research offices to work with faculty members in a variety of ways to maintain our success in securing funding from NIH and NSF we also recognize the need to diversify IU s sponsored research funding stream There are important opportunities to secure funding for research in other federal agencies that have been overlooked by many researchers at IU For instance the AAAS estimates that funding for research in the Department of Defense s science and technology programs including the DoD extramural medical research program will increase by 8 in FY 2014 over FY 2013 even as NIH funding is expected to decrease by 2 2 Given that IU s DoD sponsored program funding in FY 2013 totaled only 9 58 million the potential for increasing our market share is significant Over the past 18 months VPRO has worked with the Office of the Vice President for Public and Government Affairs and the IU School of Medicine to increase our funding for medical research from the Department of Defense As a result a significant number of faculty members have submitted initial pre proposals to DoD program directors several have been invited to submit full proposals for DoD funding This focused effort which will be extended to other areas of DoD funding over the next several years provides a model for how VPRO can increase IU s success with specific federal agencies Additional efforts to diversify IU s research funding include participation in public private partnerships such as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and the Digital Labs for Manufacturing and enhanced support for faculty members pursuing funding from high profile foundations such as the W M Keck Foundation While securing funding more non federal sources is an important component of IU s effort to maintain a robust research portfolio the distinct funding preferences of non federal funders means that we cannot simply replace federal funding with non federal funding 21 Diversifying IU s external funding stream will require a careful cost benefit analysis of specific funding sources in order to arrive at an appropriate and sustainable funding portfolio In order to appropriately diversify IU s funding sources in the federal philanthropic and industry arenas VPRO will engage in broad cost benefit analysis of different potential funding sources so that IU experiences no negative downstream effects of shifting the overall balance of funders in our portfolio engage in a strategic review of federal agencies philanthropies and private companies to identify those where IU has realistic potential for increased funding and develop and implement plans to support faculty members in securing funding from those agencies philanthropies and private companies Strategic Action increase international collaborations Indiana University has multiple important connections with universities across the world and has identified countries of strategic priority in Europe Africa the Americas Asia Oceania and the Middle East Even so we must do more to take full advantage of the range of opportunities within the new global research economy As Jonathan Adams contends The United States and the United Kingdom must build new networks by actively exporting students to burgeoning science centres such as China and India Researchers must stop expecting scientists from the new powerhouses to come to them and should visit collaborators to experience different approaches and be ready to learn not just to teach 22 VPRO will partner with the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs to increase the number of institutional and faculty research collaborations with top universities across the globe To promote research collaborations with international colleagues in particular VPRO will create a competitive International Research Fellowship program funding at least 3 major international research collaborations each year for the next five years Strategic Action facilitate development and implementation of university wide collaboration database Closely related to efforts to support collaborative research and team science is the need to help faculty members find others at IU whose expertise and interests dovetail with their own Over the past four years VPRO has brought together groups of IU faculty members around a number of research and scholarly foci including epigenetics pain religious studies network sciences and brain sciences In each case one of the most difficult tasks has been identifying those persons whose research is related to the broader topic Especially given the multi campus nature of the university it can be extremely hard to know which faculty members are engaged in what areas of research even though the information exists in Faculty Annual Reports curriculum vitae and faculty web pages VPRO will work with the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology the Executive Vice Presidents the Dean of the Library and expert faculty members to develop a searchable faculty collaboration database using IU s outstanding Information Technology resources and expertise Strategic Action invest in outstanding scholarship and creative activity in the arts humanities social and behavioral sciences New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities has been a hallmark program over the past decade at Indiana University Originally funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc and continued since 2009 by President McRobbie New Frontiers has made more than 280 major grants and more than 410 smaller travel fellowship grants to 425 faculty members from all 8 IU campuses Operas books theatrical performances archival research scholarly articles and gallery exhibitions have been initiated or completed through the auspices of this unique and highly successful program Particularly at a time when the value of artistic and humanistic work is regularly questioned in the public square investment in outstanding scholarship and creative activity in the arts and humanities must remain a core commitment of the university VPRO will continue to support creative groundbreaking activity in the arts and humanities beginning with a full review of New Frontiers in 2014 15 and a recommendation for a renewed program of support thereafter Of equal importance and long supported in different ways at Indiana University are the social and behavioral sciences IU faculty members are leaders in groundbreaking research in the social and behavior sciences and are rightly recognized as such And yet we are at critical moment for securing the place of social and behavioral sciences in the university and beyond as legislative questioning of federal funding for research in these fields is all too frequent Richard Lempert of the Brookings Institute notes that Research in the SBE sciences is crucial for the nation s well being and money spent to support basic social and behavioral science research in the last 20 to 25 years contributed far more to the country s well being in both dollars and non monetary outcomes than NSF has spent on social and behavioral science since its inception 23 Lempert cites basic social sciences research funded more than 50 years ago that has led to the development of algorithms that make possible a more efficient and open kidney transplant system than would otherwise be possible political science experiments in game theory that have been used to find new ways to attack cancer cells and auction theory which was used at a net gain of roughly 60B when the FCC allocated cell phone spectra IU faculty members are engaged in their own high return important research in the social and behavioral sciences which the university must make every effort to support VPRO will convene a summit of leading faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences from all campuses to assess the state and future of SBS research and to identify specific approaches that IU can take to invest in these important areas of scholarly activity Strategic Action engage in enhanced best business practices across the VPRO organization to maximize efficiencies ensure regulatory compliance and research integrity and reduce administrative burdens upon researchers Faculty administrators and staff have long noted the significant administrative burdens that accompany and indeed too often displace research and scholarly activity IU is an active member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership FDP 24 and participated in the 2007 and 2012 Faculty Burden Surveys which indicated that they spend 42 of their time on administrative duties By increasing efficiencies and leveraging information technologies in both the administration and compliance organizations VPRO will increase IU s capacity for research and the impact of IU s research by reducing administrative burdens that detract from research and creative activity Specific actions that VPRO will take in this effort include regularly measure levels of administrative burden form a university wide task force of administrative offices that impact administrative burden on researchers Research Administration Research Compliance Purchasing Accounting etc to review survey results and identify specific measures that can be implemented to remove administrative impediments to research activity further implement Administrative Proposal Preparation Support APPS and Compliance Protocol Preparation Support programs APPS has been

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  • Vice President for Research : Indiana University
    and Retirement Rates Previous Fringe Benefit and Retirement Rates MyRA Login Research News E mail Service Directories IU Address Book IU Faculty Staff Directory Financial CATS Resource Page OVPR Fee Remission Guidelines for Grant Proposals Sales Tax Matrix Hospitality Hospitality Request Form IU Policy on Hospitatlity allowable unallowable expenses Purpose of Request Human Resources Employee Handbook Forms FMLA Insurance Life Medical PERF IU Benefits Information IUB On the job injury

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  • University Institutional Research and Reporting
    enrollment retention graduation rates degree completions and financial aid for every Indiana University campus UIRR also completes myriad federal and state compliance reports for IU UIRR also provides decision support for university administration utilizing these reports Standard These reports include official university reports on admissions enrollment retention graduation rates degree completions and financial aid for every Indiana University campus Compliance IU must comply with a wide range of state and federal reporting requirements as well as other requests for institutional information from commercial and nonprofit agencies UIRR completes a portion of these reporting requirements for all campuses Enrollment Summary Tool EST This is a new version of the Enrollment Summary Tool that has been created using Tableau Software and does not need IUIE access as the previous version required It provides users with quick access to reports containing campus and university level fall spring and summer full term from 2011 enrollment and credit hour information The reports currently available include general enrollment information level residency sex course load etc academic group academic plan and geographical data by admission address Tableau Reporting Suite UIRR now has a Tableau reporting suite containing dashboard views for such primary topics as point in cycle

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  • University Institutional Research and Reporting
    Institutional Research and Reporting UIRR coordinates and completes myriad of external surveys on behalf of the IU campuses The following is a listing of the surveys submitted many of which provide links to the data provided American College Test ACT Association of American Universities Data Exchange AAUDE Barron s Chronicle Guidance Publications College Board College and Universities Personnel Administration CUPA Common Data Set CDS Fiske Guide to Colleges Global Research

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  • University Institutional Research and Reporting
    and Information Glossary UIRR Home Institutional Research Institutional Research University wide Institutional Research Services and Resources We serve the institutional research needs of Indiana University through three general activities Conducting institutional research studies to inform the entire university community on pertinent issues that impact higher education institutional planning management and operation Coordinating with IU campus institutional research staff and offices to promote the quality and consistency of work across campuses Developing information resources to broaden access to and effective use of institutional data for university and campus level strategic and tactical decision making Institutional Research Council IRC The primary objective of the Indiana University Institutional Research Council IRC is to promote and align the development of institutional research capacities across the campuses of Indiana University Members of the IRC communicate regularly to ensure that institutional research at Indiana University is effective at all levels and supports both campus specific and university wide needs in a consistent way The IRC conducts its work through a series of projects to improve information resources for and the practice of institutional research Indiana University Information Environment IUIE IUIE is one of the primary data repositories for reporting and analysis of institutional data It is

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  • University Institutional Research and Reporting
    We assist with the development of university performance metrics as guided by Indiana University s president to be accountable to the IU Board of Trustees the people of Indiana and a wide range of other stakeholders including alumni business and industry partners current and prospective students and research partners Federal and State Accountability Each year the federal and state governments collect a wide array of data from postsecondary institutions The two primary mediators of these accountability requirements are the Indiana Commission for Higher Education state level collections and the National Center for Education Statistics federal collections Indiana Commission for Higher Education ICHE The primary reporting requirements of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education ICHE include the annual submission of unit record data files on student profiles credits degrees conferred and financial aid National Center for Education Statistics NCES The U S Department of Education through the National Center for Education Statistics NCES collects a wide range of data on enrollment degree completions graduation rates faculty and staff financial aid and finances through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System IPEDS from every postsecondary institution in the United States NCES uses the data to respond to congressional requests for information They also

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