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Neal WoodburyA message from Neal

Heartfelt thanks and a retrospective look at everyone's hard work.

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As we head into the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary resilience, adaptability and dedication demonstrated by all of you over the past several months. 

Earlier this year, the entire university mobilized to apply skills and knowledge to the singular goal of lessening the impacts of COVID-19, for ASU and for our community. Faculty and staff played a critical role in this effort, and the major accomplishments have been captured in a six-month retrospective digital flipbook
Additionally, I want to remind everyone that all employees are required to participate in Community of Care Training. This training is designed to inform, educate and encourage healthy living and learning and to provide additional guidance specific to navigating the pandemic.
Thank you for your hard work and tremendous accomplishments this year and for your continued dedication to the Knowledge Enterprise. 

Neal Woodbury
Interim Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise
Chief Science and Technology Officer

GRASP 2020 sessions now available online

If you happened to miss ASU's Grants, Research, and Sponsored Projects (GRASP) 2020 conference, or just want to review a few sessions, you're in luck. The entire 2020 GRASP conference is available online at

ASU faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and research support staff are all invited to utilize these conference recordings and resources. Keynote speakers were Neal Woodbury, Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer of Knowledge Enterprise and Catherine “Cady” Coleman, the Global Explorer in Residence at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and for the Interplanetary Initiative.

Hosted by ASU's Researcher Support teams, conference sessions cover many important research life-cycle topics including:

  • Responding to funding announcements
  • Business collaborations
  • Research Computing
  • Humanities research
  • Proposal design and submission best practices
  • Research data management
  • Analyzing sponsored proposal data
  • Electronic research notebooks
ASU Adopts Electronic Laboratory Notebooks

ASU provides Electronic Research Notebook service at no costs for researchers, instructors, and students. Electronic Research Notebooks are designed to replace paper notebooks and lab manuals to support research staff productivity and efficiency, and securely protect lab research with automatic backups and comprehensive audit trails. Our Electronic Research Notebook solution is powered by LabArchives, a cloud-based solution that enables 24/7 collaboration and sharing of content, from any device with a web browser.

Electronic research notebooks also support funding agencies’ Data Management Plan requirements, manage team progress remotely, and interconnect all your lab data and image files to your observations and notes.

LabArchives solution is used by more than 300,000 scientists and professors at leading universities such as Duke Medical, MIT, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Washington University of St. Louis, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Utah, Caltech, University of Pennsylvania and many others. A vetting process was performed last year which included members from IT, Information Security, Data Management, Libraries and a multidisciplinary steering committee including faculty from departments across campus.

There are upcoming LabArchives Training Sessions:

Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 2-3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 from 2-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.

Add Experts to your iSearch profile

You can now add your link to ASU iSearch directory profile. This lets you connect your research publications, grants and networks with your personal bio, teaching and service information in a single location. 

Experts is the public-facing searchable website used to profile ASU’s research activities, find expertise, showcase publications, and characterize the strengths of research units. Tenure-track faculty, research professors and researchers with high sponsored research activity have profiles as Experts.

To link your Experts profile to your iSearch profile:

  1. Log in to My ASU.
  2. Click on “Profile” in the top navigation bar.
  3. In the “Directory Information” box, click on “Edit Profile.”
  4. Select “Research” in the menu on the left.
  5. Paste your Experts link into the “Experts.asu” field.
COVID-19: Community of Care training

As we safely ramp up university research and support operations, ASU Environmental Health and Safety developed the COVID-19: Community of Care training. This live training is offered via Zoom June 1-5, 2020 to all interested employees. Please note that the Zoom links are unique for each training and attendees MUST REGISTER in advance to attend.

Community of Care training will cover:

  • How to clean and disinfect workspaces and maintain personal hygiene.
  • Personal wellness, self-health assessments, and reporting COVID-19 exposure.
  • How you can do your part to mitigate infection, such as social distancing and wearing cloth face covers.
  • University efforts to welcome back our ASU community safely.

Please share with your staff and others in the ASU research community.

Check out the EH&S Facilities CVD-19 guide to learn more about university cleaning and sanitation details.

Visit KE's Research Intensification Plan for more information about increasing on-campus research.

Google Drive Storage solutions workshop

ASU Research Computing Cluster will host a workshop on utilizing the UTO-provided unlimited Google Drive storage. RC hosts a high-speed scratch file system to quickly compute results and provides 100GB of storage in users' own personal home directories. Using Globus, this workshop will interactively teach users how to transfer data to Google Drive from their scratch or home directories.

Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 2-3 p.m.