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  • Conference Blog Squad

    PRIM&R is pleased to introduce our blog squad member for the 2017 IACUC Conference (IACUC17): Scott Niles, PhD, CRA. Dr. Niles will write a series of posts before, during, and after IACUC17 to provide an insider's view of the conference for readers of PRIM&R's blog, Ampersand. Whether you're attending the conference or not, check Ampersand regularly for his latest posts!

    IACUC17 Blog Squad Scott NilesDr. Niles is the director of Research Integrity & Compliance at Morehead State University (MSU) in Morehead, KY. In this role, he oversees the daily and long-range compliance management of grants and contracts, including subaward negotiation, subrecipient monitoring and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). As MSU’s Institutional Official, he also directs the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects in research, and the Intellectual Property (IP) Committee.

    Dr. Niles has more than 12 years' experience as a grant writer and research administrator. He earned his PhD in Education Sciences at the University of Kentucky in May 2016. His dissertation focused on environmental change and adaptation among sponsored programs offices in Predominately Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) in Kentucky. He is a new member of PRIM&R, and a long-time member of both the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), where he is involved at both the regional and national levels in presenting and planning.

    About PRIM&R's Blog Squad

    The Blog Squad is a members-only volunteer opportunity ideal for those who enjoy writing about ethical issues in research. Blog Squad members share their perspectives on the topics covered during our webinars, topical meetings, and annual conferences; these contributions are then shared on PRIM&R&'s blog, Ampersand. Blog Squad members are selected through an application process (the application period for IACUC17 closed January 31, 2017) and they receive complimentary registration for the program they attend.

    We have a variety of Blog Squad opportunities throughout the year—learn more about this member benefit on our website.