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Research Resources Reporter – March 6, 2018

CONTEST DEADLINE TOMORROW (March 9)
Enter your amazing science images in the 2018 Cool Science Image Contest. The winner of a previous contest was Sarah Swanson of the Newcomb Imaging Center with this photo of a tick (left).  Perhaps your core or shared facility has also produced an award-winning photo!
BadgerConnect Research Services Fair on May 3, 2018
Event hosted by the School of Medicine and Public Health and Carbone Cancer CenterInviting researchers across campus to attend the 1st annual BadgerConnect Research Services Fair at the Health Sciences Learning Center on Thursday, May 3, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, light dinner included.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss projects, learn about cutting-edge technologies and latest products, and find out how others’ research has been supported by the services. Poster sessions and workshops will introduce you to research resources and technologies available to facilitate your research. Geared to foster research collaborations, this fair has ample networking time for research services, vendor partners and researchers at all levels – faculty, staff, postdocs, students – across campus. Please join us!
FP&M Service Excellence Update    
Communications from Facilities Planning & ManagementFacilities Planning & Management recently published updates about three projects under its Service Excellence initiative, which aims to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of FP&M service delivery processes. More information about recent improvements to renovation project delivery and the process for responding to after-hours facility issues, as well as updates on the purchase and implementation of a new facilities management software system can be found here.
UW-Madison Resources for Core and Shared Resource Managers
Campus resources for networking and communicationLab Management Community of Practice
Community driven best practices for lab management professionals at UW-Madison. Collaborate with colleagues who share similar challenges. Share your expertise. Join us to discuss ways to optimize lab and core success. This community is for anyone who is in a lab management role including research labs, core labs and instructional labs. Visit the Lab Management COP and/or join the email list.Campus Supervisors Network
The one-stop shop for promoting leadership and personnel management at the UW-Madison. Campus Supervisors Network is a Community of Practice, formed out of the desire for more communication and discussion between managers in the various divisions and units of our vast organization. A mini session, Fostering a Culture of Employee Appreciation and Recognition, will be held April 5, 2018.

Forum for Lab Managers
Purchasing Services hosts a discussion board for topics of interest to lab managers and purchasers.  Harness the collective wisdom from the hundreds of labs across campus and engage creatively with each other.

UPCOMING EVENT DATES and DEADLINE REMINDERS

Data Science Initiative from OVCRGE application deadline March 15.
SIFAR (limited) Internal Review application due March 19.
SIG and HEI (not limited) Notice of Intent due April 2.

ABRF (Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC April 22 – 25, 2018.  Early registration EXTENDED to March 14.