Stony Brook University Office of Research Services
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RF Report Center Training

To: RFSUNY Principal Investigator Award Interface (PIAI) and QuickView Users:

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As announced in a campus memo on April 4, 2014, RFSUNY will be upgrading RF Oracle to version 12 and replacing the current suite of reporting tools that include PIAI and QuickView. On May 5th, 2014, a new set of reporting tools called “PI Dashboard” and “RF Activities Interface Reporting” will take the place of previous tools. These tools are collectively called RF Report Center.


There will be a series of 90-minute training sessions on April 23rd and 24th in the DoIT Training Room #126 located in the ECC building on the main campus. Registration is required and is limited to 20 attendees per session. You may sign up for any one of the seven sessions using the following link:


There are several enhancements in the new Report Center that make the following data easily available:

  • Employees terming in next 45 days
  • Awards and Projects terming in next 90 days
  • Progress Reports past due
  • New Awards or Projects created in past 30 days
  • New Person Assigned on a Grant in past 30 days
  • Direct Expenditures at 90% or above

What happens to the existing PIAI functionality?

All PIAI functionality (Admin Inquiry, APT Inquiry, PO Inquiry, Monthly Summaries) is also retained in the new RF Report Center.

With the release of the new tools, you can login with your Campus NetID instead of the current RF Portal login.


You can get familiar with these tools in the following ways:

(If the Youtube training videos are blurry on your screen, please view them in 720p mode. )

For any questions, contact Grants Management at 632-4886.

Sheila Routh, Director of Grants Management

Provost’s Lecture Series: Deeper Learning by Design: Seven Key Lessons from a Quarter Century of Research

Dr. Thomas Angelo is Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Over the past twenty-five years, Tom Angelo has served, often concurrently, as a faculty member, faculty developer, academic administrator and/or researcher at several institutions, including: Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, California State University, Long Beach, Boston College, the University of Miami, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and La Trobe University (Australia). He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. Throughout, he has continued to teach undergraduate courses in political science, freshman composition, teacher education, and introductory statistic, as well as postgraduate courses in applied linguistics, assessment and evaluation, and higher education. His research interests focus on formative assessment, curriculum renewal and redesign, and research-led teaching. His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition (with K. Patricia Cross, 1993), with more than 100,000 copies in print. A substantially revised 3rd edition will be published later this year. Other publications include Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success,Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findings, and more than thirty-five articles and chapters. Co-Sponsors: Teaching, Learning & Technology Faculty Center; College of Arts and SciencsProgram in Undergraduate BiologyCenter for Science and Mathematics EducationCenter for Inclusive Education.

Abstract: Over the past 25 years, research in cognitive science, psychology and higher education has advanced dramatically. Yet other than new technological tools in use, and some changes to teaching practice, how significantly has the design of most courses and programs changed as a result? In this highly interactive lecture, we’ll consider seven potentially transformative “lessons” and their implications for promoting deeper learning through research-informed curriculum design. Topics will include: metacognition, critical thinking, distraction/multi-tasking, self-assessment, stereotype threat, studying, and feedback. In each case, we’ll identify relevant, practical applications to curriculum design and teaching and even try out a few ourselves. Whatever your discipline, you can expect to take away at least three research-based strategies/techniques to apply to your own work, as well as resources and references for future use.

Thursday, August 8, 4:00 pm,  Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2

RF Policies and Procedures Available on Public Website

The Research Foundation (RF) has achieved a major milestone in service to campuses by making its policies, procedures and guidance documents available on the RF public website.”The accomplishment of this key operational goal provides a valuable and desired service to our campuses and sponsors, and supports our commitment to transparency to our public constituencies and stakeholders,” said RF President Dr. Timothy Killeen. “The public posting of this information allows sponsors of SUNY research to see how our policies and procedures conform to federal and state laws and regulations, and enables RF employees at campus locations across the state to perform their work more efficiently and effectively. This has been a collaborative effort across the SUNY research enterprise to which campus input and expertise was essential.”RF policies and procedures cover every step of the research grant life cycle – from application review and agreement execution to copyright and intellectual property protection. A new focused search allows users to quickly find a particular policy, procedure, or guidance by keyword and the alphabetical index lets users scan for a document by title or keyword (for example, the Bids and Proposals policy is found under both “B” for Bids and “P” for Proposals).

The RF Compliance Office is directing the next phase of this project – a long-term effort to review and standardize all policies and procedures, prioritized by risk. 

View RF Policies and Procedures.

Contact RF Compliance Office.