UNLV’s midyear research activity numbers for FY17 demonstrate significant strides in a number of areas, according to the Division of Research and Economic Development’s midyear reporting.
Sponsored Programs indicated that, compared to the same period last fiscal year, the cumulative dollar amount for proposals submitted has increased 6.3 percent to nearly $100 million, and the cumulative dollar amount for awards has increased nearly 38 percent to almost $45 million. Total cumulative expenditures increased by 7.6 percent, as did cumulative research expenditures by 10.4 percent. Recovered F&A has also increased nearly 13 percent to roughly $4.3 million from nearly $3.9 million this time last year.
Research Integrity noted an increase in the cumulative number of social behavioral and biomedical Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols submitted in Q2FY17 as well. Social behavioral submissions increased by 5 percent, while biomedical submissions increased by 22 percent.
Economic Development reported an 88 percent increase in the number of invention disclosures it received in Q2FY17 compared to the same quarter last fiscal year, noting the large role the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration played in boosting the numbers for that quarter. Compared to midyear in FY16, disclosures have increased 21 percent, cumulative license agreements have increased 38 percent, nondisclosure agreements have increased 450 percent, donations have increased 43 percent, and commercially sponsored research funding has increased 1534 percent.