The line that differentiates Quality Assurance (QA) activities and research activities is not always readily discernable. It is for this reason that subsection 17.1 of our SOPs (access Section 17, “Special Topics” here: https://web.stonybrook.edu/research/humans-sop/Shared%20Documents/Section17.aspx ) provides investigators with some guidance as to which activities are definitely QA, which are definitely research, and which may be a blend of both. Included in this section is the process to follow in all possible scenarios (QA requires Dr. Bill Greene’s approval, Research requires IRB approval). Please review this section so that you may better understand the sometimes ‘gray’ distinction between what SBU considers QA and Research.
Stony Brook University, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, is pleased to announce the first annual symposium on Recent Advances in Neuroscience Research. This cooperative symposium will feature talks by and discussions with 10 scientists from BNL, CSHL, and SBU brought together to present their ongoing research on topics ranging from systems to cellular neuroscience and utilizing technologies from bioimaging to biophysics. In addition, the symposium will host 25 poster presentations.
The Symposium will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wang Center Theater. Abstracts for posters must be submitted by May 31st; selected poster presentations will be notified by June 5th. Breakfast and lunch are free to all attendees, but all attendees MUST pre-register by June 5th 2011. Registration is available on-line at:
Please pass along this information to faculty, staff and students you feel may be interested in this special event. Seating for the symposium and attendance to the poster sessions are limited to pre-registered individuals on a first-come basis. Again, register now on-line at: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/neurosymposium.html.
Registration will close at 240 participants or by June 5th , whichever comes first!
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s announcement of the NYSUNY 2020 Program.
“NYSUNY 2020 is exciting for SUNY, for Stony Brook University and for our region,” said President Stanley. “We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher as well, for her commitment and support; together they are advancing the role of SUNY’s research institutions and the future of the State’s prospects for economic development.
“The Governor’s plan calls for an infusion of capital dollars for construction keyed to research and requires long term economic and academic plans which Stony Brook has finalized recently and will promptly submit for consideration,” said Dr. Stanley. “This visionary plan presents the opportunity for Stony Brook to increase tuition resulting in additional operating revenue while helping us generate the necessary private funding that will enable us to populate new facilities with leading research faculty and staff, and provide opportunities for the most exceptional students. In so doing, the plan will further our mission of education, research, and discovery of cutting edge technology and new medical treatments.
“As a top-tier research university and member of the prestigious AAU, Stony Brook University is poised to be the engine of a dynamic, interconnected and entrepreneurial regional network for economic innovation and will help NY excel under NYSUNY 2020. SBU accounts for 97% of all SUNY royalties; its average royalty income is $10 million – $15 million per year, and SBU’s gross royalty income for FY 09 was $17,220,322.57. In addition, SBU researchers have filed approximately 1,400 invention disclosures and have been awarded more than 800 patents.
“It is exceptional that the Governor and the Chancellor have recognized the track record of Stony Brook and the other University Centers for their leadership and ability to have a positive and productive impact on regional economic development. We look forward to working with the entire Long Island delegation, the Long Island Association and other key business leaders on Long Island to get their full support, which is critical for NYSUNY 2020 to succeed.
News Release from Gov. Cuomo’s Office: GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SUNY CHANCELLOR ZIMPHER UNVEIL GROUNDBREAKING “NYSUNY 2020″ PROGRAM