FAQs

How do I acknowledge/cite funding from NSF/ESPCoR or the state through BioSNTR?

  • NSF/EPSCoR Funding
    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation/EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #IIA-1355423 and by the State of South Dakota. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
  • State Funding
    This material is based upon work supported by the State of South Dakota through BioSNTR, a South Dakota Research Innovation Center.

How do I cite my affiliation with BioSNTR?
List your information in this order:

  1. [department],
  2. [home institution],
  3. BioSNTR,
  4. [institution city],
  5. SD [institution zip code], USA

Example: Plant Science Department, South Dakota State University, BioSNTR, Brookings, SD 57007, USA

Where can I get the logos I need for reference in my publication/presentation/etc?

I have a question regarding patents and/or licensing. Who do I contact?
BioSNTR works closely with each major instution's Tech Transfer Office to ensure smooth progress on patents and licensing. Please contact the appropriate person at your institution office for all questions:

What is Drupal, and how do I use it?
Drupal (also known as the ER Core) is a participant database used by EPSCoR to track participant research "products", collect information on grant submissions and awards, and generate the participant counts that EPSCoR is required to submit to NSF for education and outreach activities. The following links can be accessed for more information:

PLEASE NOTE: Mj is no longer with SD EPSCoR, so any questions regarding Drupal should be forwarded to Elizabeth Martinson.

Will BioSNTR pay my publication fees?
BioSNTR is willing to cover some publication fees. Please contact BreeAnn Brandhagen for more information.

WIll BioSNTR help fund my travel to conferences/seminars/workshops?
In some cases, BioSNTR is able to help with paying for travel expenses. Please contact BreeAnn Brandhagen for more information.

Can I invite guest speakers and/or visiting scientists?
In some instances, yes. Please contact a member of the Executive Team to discuss any ideas or suggestions.

What is TIG, and how can I take advantage of it?
TIG (The Implementation Group) is a multi-service consulting firm located in Washington DC. BioSNTR will fund a select number of grant proposals to be reviewed by TIG every year, processed through EPSCoR. For more information please visit EPSCoR's Proposal Preparation Assistance page. If you are interested, please contact a member of the Executive Team.

Where can I find information and recordings of past seminars?

Useful Links

  • Research Park at SDSU  |  The Research Park at South Dakota State University strives to provide an environment where dreams become reality, businesses are grown, and knowledge, research, and resources are turned into economic opportunities.
  • Sanford PROMISE  |  The Sanford Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration connects the communities in the region with new frontiers in science and research. Their goal is to increase community understanding of science, raise awareness of the benefits of research, and emphasize the role of both in society. 
  • SD Bio  |  South Dakota Biotech is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). This non-profit organization is dedicated to developing biotechnology through expanding research, advocacy, funding, education, infrastructure development and promotion.
  • SD BOR  |  The South Dakota Board of Regents has constitutional authority to govern the system of public higher education in the State of South Dakota.
  • SD BRIN  |  The South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network provides resources to researchers throughout South Dakota by supporting core facilities in proteomics, genomics, DNA sequencing and genotyping, and bioinformatics.
  • SD DOE  |  The South Dakota Department of Education focuses on high quality standards and instructions, effective teachers and leaders, and an environment conducive to learning.
  • SD EPSCoR  |  The South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research's mission is to strengthen research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across South Dakota to increase science literacy and drive science-based economic development.
  • SD GOED - Bioscience  |  The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development strives to retain and expand existing businesses, foster new businesses, facilitate business succession and recruit out-of-state businesses. One of their four targeted industries is Bioscience.
  • USD Discovery District  |  The USD Discovery District is a resource to help grow companies in South Dakota and connect universities with innovation-driven businesses.
  • Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship  |  Their entrepreneurship ecosystem brings the area's most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders together with universities, venture capital, and civic and government agencies to increase the speed to launch and success rate of early-stage companies.