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Graduate School seminars for the month of April

The seminars sponsored by the Graduate School for the month of April include sessions from the Graduate Education Administration Series, Graduate Education Policy Series, Human Research Protections Series, Intellectual Property Series, Research Administration Series, and Responsible Conduct of Research Series. These sessions are open to all members of the campus community.

The sessions require registration through the Office of Human Resource Development website: http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/Home/. To register you must know the titles of both the series and the session.

The Graduate School Seminar Series sessions for April 2009 are as follows:

Graduate Education Administration Series
Research Policy – Human Research Protection Series:

  1. Informed Consent
  2. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will provide an overview and brief description of the elements of informed consent, as required by Federal regulations. There will also be a discussion describing the differences between: waiver of documentation of consent vs waiver of consent, assent and consent for research involving minors and active vs passive consent.
    Presented by Lillian Larson and Mike Bingham

  3. Applying Wisconsin Law to Human Subjects Research (RESCHEDULED from 3/3/09)
  4. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:30 – 3:45 PM Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will focus on little known Wisconsin laws that apply to human subjects research. Included in this topic will be a discussion of laws which apply to minors and to guardians, reporting requirements and medical records research.
    Presented by Lisa A. Wilson

  5. Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Human Subjects Research
  6. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:00 – 3:30 PM G5/119 Clinical Science Center

    The basic ethical issues in research involving human subjects will be discussed, followed by a brief history of the regulatory history, and the recent shift from protection of human subjects to protection of the institution.
    Presented by Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics and Bioethics

Research Policy – Intellectual Property Series:

  1. WARF’s Role in Patenting and Licensing and the Activities in Between
  2. Thursday, April 9, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    WARF is a national leader in technology transfer. This talk will focus on the basics of WARF’s evaluation of disclosures for patentable and licensable intellectual property and efforts the organization is making to enhance the potential of promising UW technologies to make it into the marketplace.

  3. Copyright on Campus – What You Need to Know
  4. Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 – 11:30 AM Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This is a presentation of the basic principles of copyright law as they apply to the university community. The topics covered will include:
    * Assemblage and use of published materials for instruction and research
    * What types of intellectual property copyright protects
    * Who owns papers, software and graphics produced at UW-Madison
    * Protection of copyrightable materials
    * Rights of copyright owners and copyright infringement
    * “Fair use” and obtaining permission to use copyrights materials
    * Research and publication issues; licensing your copyright to others Presented by: Nancy Lynch, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services; Edward Vangemert, Associate Director, General Library; Krista Coulson, Digital Assests Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Press

  5. Legal Issues in Sponsored Research
  6. Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will address the legal issues that may need to be resolved before the University can accept sponsored research agreements. Specific examples of contract and grant provisions that most commonly are an issue between the university and a sponsor will be discussed. The presentation will last approximately one hour. An open discussion period will follow for those who wish to stay.: Presented by Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services

  7. Trademarks and Corporate Sponsorship
  8. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will focus on two separate but related topics – trademarks and corporate sponsorship. The first part of the seminar will involve a discussion of the basic principles of trademark law, how trademarks differ from copyrights, when formal trademark registrations may be helpful or necessary, and what campus resources are available to faculty and staff. The second part of the seminar will involve a discussion of campus policy and legal issues related to the sponsorship of university activities by non-university entities, including the process for establishing a sponsorship agreement, and limitations on how sponsorship support can be acknowledged by the university.
    Presented by Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services

  9. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug and Medical Device Approval Process
  10. Friday, April 24, 2009 10:00 – 12:00 PM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will provide useful information for basic researchers (basic, translational, clinical, and chemists) synthesizing and working with new and potentially efficacious chemical entities or developing new medical devices. Specifically, this seminar will examine the path that a new drug or medical device takes through the FDA until it receives final regulatory approval for commercial sale. Specific topics to be discussed include initial new drug (IND) applications, new drug applications (NDA), premarket approvals (PMAs) and 510K’s, abbreviated new drug applications (ANDA) and generics, biologics, new chemical entity exclusivity and patent exclusivity and the extension of patent terms for FDA regulatory review.
    Presented by Lisa Mueller, Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC

  11. Plant Variety Protection Boot Camp
  12. Friday, April 24, 2009 1:30 – 3:30 PM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will provide useful information for plant researchers regarding the “ins and outs” of the plant variety protection act. Specifically, this seminar will examine the steps involved in filing a plant variety protection act application, including suggestions for collecting the information required for filing a plant variety protection act application and enforcement of plant variety protection certificates, including a discussion of “essentially derived varieties”.
    Presented by Lisa Mueller, Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC

  13. Guidelines for Keeping Laboratory Notebooks
  14. Monday, April 27, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will the cover the “why, what and how” of maintaining research laboratory notebooks are s covered in this seminar presented by Cheryl Scadlock, WARF’s Information Specialist. Also discussed are the issues related to saving, accessing, and archiving electronic research data. Cheryl has seven years of industry experience working with scientific research staff and patent attorneys. Protecting your invention is easy, once you know how!
    Presented by Cheryl Scadlock, Information Specialist, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

  15. Export Controls and Government Control of Sensitive Information
  16. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar will provide a summary of the export laws that are most likely to apply to university research; possible exceptions to these laws; and campus policies and resources available to researchers with questions in this area. Other governmental controls including reference to “sensitive information” will also be discussed.
    Presented by Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services

  17. What’s Your Data Plan?
  18. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    Biotechnology Center Conference Room 1360 (425 Henry Mall)

    Are you managing a growing set of data you or others have captured or collected while conducting research? Are you writing a grant proposal for research that will generate a sizeable body of data? Come learn about the basic components of a data plan that can help guard against loss of your valuable research findings. Presented by Dorothea Salo, (librarian specializing in digital archives, Memorial Library), Cindy Severt (data librarian, Data and Information Services Center, Social Sciences), and Jan Cheetham (research technologies consultant, DoIT), will provide a data plan ‘blueprint’ and discuss data formats, metadata, data storage, sharing data, and requirements of external funders for data plans. They will answer your questions and provide a guide to resources on and off campus for managing data.

  19. Resources for Starting a New Business
  20. Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    Biotechnology Center Auditorium (425 Henry Mall)

    This seminar covers resources on UW-Madison campus available to assist faculty staff or students who are exploring potential for starting a new business venture. Topics to be discussed include company formation issues, identifying customers, defining the market for the venture, and marshalling the talent and resources needed to pull it off. For companies that will be based on WARF technologies, additional considerations will be discussed including:
    * Conceiving and disclosing an invention
    * Standstill agreements that hold your technology for you to license
    * Deliverables you must provide to exercise your option to license
    * Terms and conditions of WARF equity agreements
    * WARF start-up company handbook
    * Resources available beyond the campus for start-up companies
    Presented by Allen Dines, Assistant Director, Office of Corporate Relations

Research Administration Series:

  1. NIH Institutional Training Grants-Post Award Issues
  2. Thursday, April 16, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    1360 Genetics – Biotechnology Center (425 Henry Mall)

    An explanation of the types of extramural agreements that facilitate research including Material Transfer Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Cooperative Agreements, Grants, Contract, Gift, Fixed Price Agreements and Fee-for-Service Agreements.
    Presented by: Tammy Kuhn Martin, Dawn Herrick, Steve Harsy
    Intended Audience: Research administrators and researchers

  3. Research Administration 101, Session 4: Award Management
  4. Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Engineering Centers Building (1550 Engineering Drive), Room 1003

    This seminar will review the process that needs to happen to manage an award including monitor project spending, cost transfers, financial reporting terms and conditions, audits, cash deposits, and invoicing.
    Presented by: Carol Hillmer, Ken Mount, Petra Schroeder

    Research Policy: Responsible Conduct of Research Series:

  5. Outside Activity Reporting (OAR) and Financial Conflict of Interest
  6. Monday, April 27, 2009 10:00 – 11:30 AM
    G5/119 Clinical Science Center

    Federal grant-funding agencies and the State of Wisconsin have policies addressing conflicts of interest between the public and private activities of faculty and academic staff. This seminar will cover the following aspects of these policies:
    * Applicable laws, regulations and requirements
    * Procedures used by the University to assess potential conflicts of interest
    * Ways in which actual conflicts can be eliminated, minimized or managed
    * Examples of common conflicts of interest
    Presented by Brian Fox and Kathy Irwin

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