Ms. Tricia Mayhew-Noel appointed CCNY Research Compliance Administrator

From the desk of Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Lawrence C. Bank, PhD, PE

I would like to let you know that President Coico has appointed Ms. Tricia Mayhew-Noel as the CCNY Research Compliance Administrator.  Her duties as the Administrator of the CCNY Research Compliance Office are as follows:

  1.  Manage and support the research compliance committees and compliance activities at CCNY. These include the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), the Responsible Conduct of Research Program or Research Integrity, Conflicts of Interest (COI) Committee, and Export Control (aka ITAR);
  2. Serve as the IACUC Administrator and Animal Facility Compliance Liaison;
  3. Serve as the Laboratory Safety Liaison (Biosafety, Radiological Safety, and Chemical Safety); and,
  4. Serve as the Point-of-Contact (POC) for CCNY with CUNY for all these matters.

Please join me in congratulating Tricia on her expanded administrative role at CCNY.  Her brief biography is below.





Tricia Mayhew-Noel, MS, CIP, is an experienced certified Institutional Review Board (IRB) professional with over 12 years of IRB management experience. She works in managing the daily IRB administration and policy processes in reviewing and preparing human subject research protocols for IRB approval. Tricia previously worked in the IRB Office at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where she began her IRB professional career as an Assistant IRB Administrator, and later worked at North General Hospital as the IRB Administrator, and at New York University Langone School of Medicine as an IRB Manager.

Tricia possesses a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Robert Milano School of Graduate Studies at The New School and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Medgar Evers College at CUNY. Her IRB certification is granted by the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) which covers topics such as; Foundations and Concepts of IRB practice; Organizational and Personnel Knowledge; IRB Functions and Operations; and IRB Records and Reporting.

NSF Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) 12-552

Due Date: 7/17/2012

The Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program seeks to advance research at the frontiers of STEM learning and education, and to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM learning and education in current and emerging learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from before school through to graduate school and beyond into the workforce.

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New & Improved Grant Funding Database COS Pivot for Researchers Training

Presented by:

Chris Horn, Customer Education & Training Manager, RefWorks-COS Adam Greenberg, Acting Director, Office of Research Administration

Only Two Sessions on Tuesday, May 22
12:30 – 1:45 PM & 2:15 – 3:30 PM
NAC 5/212
Only 34 seats per session so please register early!


Pivot enables researchers to discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with colleagues. Designed for research development professionals, faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students, Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained databases of funding opportunities and scholar profiles available. Pivot links scholars with funding and funding with scholars using powerful and intuitive tools. Continue reading

NSF 12-544 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)


White Paper: Friday, April 27, 2012
Committee Decision: Friday,May 4, 2012 (anticipated)
NSF SNM Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2012

Program Synopsis

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a second year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations.  This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future (  Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to produce relatively small quantities of nanomaterials and devices, the emphasis of this program is research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production levels.  The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT).  Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes: Continue reading

Data Management

CCNY Data Management Plan Template

Data Management Plan Requirements

Beginning January 18, 2011, all NSF proposals must include a two-page “Data Management
Plan” outlining how the project will address NSF’s policy on the dissemination and sharing of
research results. This Data Management Plan, uploaded as a supplementary document, “will be
reviewed as an integral part of the proposal, coming under Intellectual Merit or Broader
Impacts or both, as appropriate for the scientific community of relevance” (NSF Grant
Proposal Guide). See Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Chapter II.C.2.j for full policy
implementation. For PDF version Click Here.

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