General Faculty Meeting 3 December 2014


  • Updates/News

Growth & Finance

  1. Ask for additional information in dbconnect requests so that they can be appropriately routed for approval.
    1. Note distinction among funding from grants, APS, BCC, research reward, discretionary (current versus accumulated), etc.
    2. Still working with school on ability to spend discretionary funds from prior years.
    3. Reminder that any item purchases with Vanderbilt funds is the property of Vanderbilt.
  2. Reminder that all computer purchases should go through Dale for the specifications.
    1. School needs to approve all hardware purchases in advance.
    2. iPads are not considered equipment that can be purchased with BCC funds. Generally not considered a robust computing tool for biostatisticians.
  3. COEUS Ė reminder that Frank needs to approve the absence of staff effort in advance of COEUS approval.
    1. Helpful to initiate this discussion with Frank early in the process if planning to make this request. Donít wait for Frank to contact faculty.
  4. Please inform Amie as soon as possible when faculty are informed about participation in a grant application. There are still some requests that come in and we have not heard from the PI. We have to contact the PI while the COEUS application awaits approval.


  • Updates/News

Department updates

  • Review/Participation of Biostatisticians in Studios
  • 2525 Security Issues
  • All Department Meeting next Wednesday, December 10th, 1:30 p.m. MRB III Room 1220
  • End of the Year Celebration Potluck, Friday, December 19th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 2525 WEA
Topic revision: r2 - 03 Dec 2014, AshleeBartley

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