July 17th, 2012 by Mary Wood
The UC Center for Laboratory Safety has been created to improve the practice of laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. The Center will operate under the oversight of the UC Center for Laboratory Safety Advisory Board with technical support from the UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety and the UCLA School of Public Health – Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
.UC Center for Lab Safety, BioRAFT, and Nature Publisng Group Launch Survey to Study Laboratory Safety
The international Laboratory Safety Culture Survey will gather data on researchers’ safety practices and attitudes; information to provide guidance for future safety policies and procedures
The University of California Center for Laboratory Safety, BioRAFT, and Nature Publishing Group have joined forces to launch an international survey to identify issues impacting laboratory safety. The survey invites tens of thousands of researchers to anonymously answer questions about lab safety practices and attitudes. The results will provide information needed to design policies and lab safety programs that protect researchers from harm without unduly impacting their work, that reduce institutional risk, and that can be used to develop software solutions that ease compliance oversight and management.
Laboratory safety practices are coming under increased scrutiny following several accidents that have resulted in injuries or death. Many institutions implement or alter policies with the intent of improving laboratory safety, but without independent evidence and an understanding of existing culture, they cannot ensure that they are achieving the desired results. This survey is the first step to gather data required to study these issues more closely, and to better understand the reality of modern-day lab safety from the perspective of the researcher.
UC Davis Safety Services – Chemical and Laboratory Safety
September 15th, 2011 by Mary Wood
Speaker: Carly Strasser, UC3
CDL has recently launched a new project dubbed Digital Curation for Excel (DCXL), funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Microsoft Research. The goal of the DCXL project is to facilitate data management, sharing, and archiving for earth, environmental, and ecological scientists. The main result from the project will be an open source add-in for Microsoft Excel that will assist scientists in preparing their Excel data for sharing. Initial ideas include generating metadata, incorporating links to scientific data repositories and their requirements, and using controlled domain-specific vocabularies. The project is in its early stages, so the time is ripe for input from the UC libraries community, the digital archiving and preservation community, and the scientific community. This webinar will cover the project’s goals, timeline, and plan, and leave plenty of time for input and questions from webinar participants.
- Title:Digital Curation for Excel (DCXL)
Speaker: Carly Strasser (CDL)
Slides | Webinar
The UC3 Summer Webinar Series is a forum for timely topics of interest to the UC community. We will highlight projects, services, and developments in areas of digital preservation, web archiving and data curation. We hope to raise awareness of these issues, and the resources and services available to the UC community. Our webinars will feature librarians, scientists, and technologists.
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March 15th, 2011 by Bruce Abbott
March 8th, 2011 by Deanna Johnson
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff will give a Discovery Workshop at UC Berkeley on June 6-7, 2011. The workshop will consist of four intensive 2.5-hour hands-on training sessions, each emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Participants will also be able to set up individual consultations with NCBI staff.
The sessions will focus on NCBI resources related to the following topics:
Sequences, genomes and maps (Monday June 6, 9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Proteins, domains and structures (Monday June 6, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
NCBI BLAST services (Tuesday June 7, 9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Human variation and disease genes (Tuesday June 7, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions.
To register, go to http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/ncbi_workshop.html. Registrants should receive a confirmation e-mail within a week. Early registration is recommended to ensure a spot.
The sessions will be held in a large auditorium with wireless Internet access. They are intended to be hands on sessions so you should plan on bringing a laptop computer. Participants will be notified of the location. For more information about the sessions, please see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/workshops/.
May 20th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson
On May 18, 2009 Gary Falle, Associate Vice President for Federal Governmental Relations, announced the introduction of the University of California Federal Stimulus Opportunities website: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/economicstimulus/.
As federal stimulus funds are being disseminated from federal agencies and as additional information, including compliance information, is being distributed, UC has developed the website to provide campuses, faculty, researchers, students and staff with the latest information on grant opportunities, agency updates as well as compliance, review and accountability information.
The site will cover the diverse research occurring across the University of California system, though will not have all stimulus information that is available. Accordingly, faculty, researchers and administrators are urged by Gary Falle to work with campus governmental relations representatives and to monitor the federal agencies specific Recovery Act websites for additional information not covered in this site. Questions or comments should be directed to Gary Falle.
Websites of interest:
UC Federal Stimulus Opportunities: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/economicstimulus/
NIH and the ARRA: http://www.nih.gov/recovery/
NSF and the ARRA: http://www.nsf.gov/recovery/
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