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Workshop Invitation: Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop (IU Center for Bioethics)

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, we invite you to participate in the fifth annual Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop taking place April 17–19, 2013 at the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, 410 W. 10th Street, Room 1110, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

TaSkR is part of the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi AREP), a program supported by a recently renewed grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. The TaSkR workshop is an annual highlight of IU-Moi AREP and is designed to build research ethics capacity at both universities.

The overall objective of TaSkR is to enable participants to enrich their knowledge of intellectual foundations, pedagogical methods and skills for teaching international research ethics. Typical participants have been faculty and graduate students involved (or intending to become involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings. TaSkR instructors are experts in international research ethics. Different pedagogical approaches have been used at TaSkR itself, including group work, panel discussions, light lectures, debates, and other formats.

Woven throughout each TaSkR program is a theme in international research ethics selected for its relevance. The theme allows participants to augment their knowledge in the field as they acquire pedagogical skills and allows for previous TaSkR participants to gain exposure to novel content each year. The theme for this year is “Individuality, Community and Personhood in International Research Ethics: The African Context.” This theme is of central importance in international research ethics, having implications for such issues as informed consent, community engagement, privacy, and perception of risk and harm. Speakers presenting on the theme will include Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University), Isaac Mwase (Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics (2004-2008), National Cancer Institute (2008-2010)), Joseph Kahiga (Moi University) and Rachel Vreeman (Indiana University).

Although there is no cost to register for TaSkR V, we urge you to do so promptly. There are a limited number of spots available on a “first come, first served” basis. Please register online at <> below the “TaSkR V” overview.

We certainly hope you are able to join us for an engaging and productive workshop.

IUPUI Arts & Humanities Workshop: Research Commercialization, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Where: University Library, Room 1126

IUPUI faculty and students from across the disciplines are involved in innovative and exciting research projects — some of which might lead to inventions, technologies, software programs, or businesses.  This workshop introduces faculty and students to the basics of research commercialization, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship in the IU system.

Representatives from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IU Research and Technology Corporation will outline the steps from research idea to commercial implementation in this informative session.  They will answer such questions as: What are IU’s intellectual property policies? Should my software be open source or proprietary? Are there other researchers or community partners that can help me develop my idea? How do I translate my university research into a commercial product?

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Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Cities, counties and regions across Indiana are encouraged to apply for a facilitated workshop in their community that could help them better understand their past and prepare for a monumental event in their future – Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Each year, Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University hold a Community Conversations series designed to help communities tackle challenging issues. The focus of the  series for the next three years will be Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana.

The 2013 deadline to apply is March 15.

If selected, communities will develop a local steering committee and meet with Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs to create a customized program to be held in summer or fall, 2013.

The goals of the Community Conversations will be to:

  • Convene regional conversations among community leaders and citizens from public, private and non-profit sectors to better understand the community’s past and future;
  • Evaluate possible solutions for addressing community challenges and discuss best practices;
  • Provide regions with access to resources, technology, and expertise in the creation of solutions to regional problems;
  • Provide ongoing consultation to continue to address these challenges.

The workshops vary by community and audience. They are typically a one-day workshop that spans several hours, beginning in the morning and concluding in mid-afternoon.  However, they can also be a two-hour event with a keynote speaker, a mobile bus tour, or anything in between. A nominal fee can be charged to participants to cover the cost of meals and materials. The cost of the speakers, planning and promotion will be covered by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Indiana Humanities, and event sponsors. After the workshops, The Bowen Center for Public Affairs will provide additional consultation as requested.

Regions must submit a proposal by March 15 to Dr. Vasicko at or:

Dr. Sally Jo Vasicko, Co-Director
Bowen Center for Public Affairs, North Quad 294
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Name and contact information of lead community partner
  • List of partner organizations and contact person for each organization (It is recommended that applicants include a broad range of community organizations that will play a role in the planning and implementation process.)
  • Three potential dates from June 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Why is this topic an important one to the community?
    • How will better understanding your past help position your community for the future?
    • What do you want to accomplish during the session?
    • Applicants will also need to identify a follow-up strategy for after the conversation and provide a name and contact information for the person leading the follow-up session.

Communities will be selected and notified by mid-April, 2013.

Visit for more information, or contact Dr. Vasicko at 765.285.5875.

Over the past four years more than 20 Indiana regions have been selected to participate in the Community Conversation series, which is aimed at helping the community build on its strengths and meet its challenges.

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) Grant Information Session

Sponsored by The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

When: Thursday, February 07, 2013 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of the IAHI internal funding opportunity, how to apply and more importantly how to develop a competitive proposal. Members of the IAHI grant advisory group will be present to answer questions, as well as IUPUI faculty who have received IAHI funding and who have reviewed arts and humanities proposals.


Preparing Arts & Humanities Proposals Workshop

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012
TIME: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM


This workshop will target the essentials of developing a successful grant proposal in the arts and humanities. Wide-ranging topics will be covered from developing a strong foundation for your application to key components of the narrative, the basic budget, writing styles, and interpreting agency guidelines.

IU New Frontiers and IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant Information Session

Grant Workshop Announcement

DATE: September 27, 2012
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of the deadlines for these funding opportunities, how to apply and more importantly how to develop a competitive proposal. Members of the IAHI and New Frontiers grants advisory groups will be present to answer questions, as well as IUPUI faculty who have received one or both of these grants and who have reviewed arts and humanities proposals.

To register for this event, go to  Question may be directed to Jason Kelly at