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On Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, all the ANR servers will be taken offline for planned annual ANR IT server maintenance during the upcoming curtailment.
There will be no access to the ANR portal, websites, file servers and applications, etc. between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you plan to work on something that requires information from the ANR servers, please access the necessary data before Dec. 27 to work offline. If you are scheduling social media posts for Dec. 27 during this time period, please don't link to ANR websites.
ANR email will be unaffected by the server maintenance.
ANR IT plans to carry out these critical projects during the curtailment period to have a minimal impact on our colleagues.
The IWP, otherwise known as the Integrated Web Platform project, will begin replacing the current ANR website ucanr.edu in July in an effort to help make UC ANR's educational content more accessible to the people of California.
To prepare for conversion to the IWP platform, we need all ANR website owners to do three things:
1. Register their websites at https://ucanr.edu/portal/iwp_content_registration.cfm.
2. Remove unwanted files and delete or hide unwanted pages.
3. Update administrators for each website, using the SiteBuilder administration area to remove separated personnel and add anyone who would like to be part of the migration conversation for the site.
The IWP will provide a more current website ecosystem, which will help make content easier to find and bring more consistency in user experience and visual design across our websites. The current system presents challenges of co-mingling of internal and external content (human resources, development, and internal communications) which the IWP also aims to solve in later phases.
Successful implementation of the IWP will provide audiences with timely, user-friendly access to the information they need.
Selected sites associated with members of steering committees and some county sites will be transferred onto this new platform by the end of July 1.
If you haven't heard from the IWP core team, your content will move into the IWP after July. Once the full migration to the IWP is complete, the SiteBuilder platform will be retired. (No need to worry - The team will be in touch well before any changes are made.)
More information and FAQs can be found at https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Integrated_Web_Platform. Updates are posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Updates. If you have any questions or concerns related to IWP, please feel free to contact the IWP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to review the new ucanr.edu design refresh.
Strategic Communications now has a Website Redesign Feedback survey that offers an opportunity for additional input. You'll find links to the proposed designs for desktop, tablet and smart phone. It shows the website interactions and a survey, where you can rate various elements of the website project and offer open-ended comments and ideas, at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=22172.
Please submit your feedback by Friday, Dec. 1.
AVP Wendy Powers announced the letters of intent (LOIs) for which principal investigators have been invited to submit full proposals to ANR's Competitive Grants Program and High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program. The list of 51 approved projects can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/261626.pdf.
This year ANR received a total of 108 letters of intent — 97 for the Competitive Grants Program and 11 for the High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program. Strategic Initiative leaders and their respective panels reviewed all letters of intent thoroughly to address the appropriateness of the proposals in addressing the goals and criteria outlined by each funding opportunity.
ANR Competitive Grants Program
The purpose of the ANR competitive grants program is to address high-priority issue areas identified by at least one of the strategic initiatives: Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD), Healthy Families and Communities (HFC), Sustainable Food Systems (SFS), Sustainable Natural Ecosystems (SNE), and Water Quality, Quantity and Security (Water).
ANR Competitive Grants Program 2017 Cycle:
- Full proposals due June 19
- Technical peer review: mid-June – early September 2017
- Strategic Initiative review and recommendations: end of September 2017
- Program Council review and recommendations: October/November 2017
- Announcement of funded grants: November/December 2017
High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program
Given the complexity of societal problems, high-risk research is necessary to achieve gains for real progress in addressing present and emerging challenges. This program will provide funds to initiate and complete research and proof-of-concept efforts that serve as the basis for larger funding opportunities. These projects must be of a high-risk/high-reward nature that are best conducted in a controlled, research setting and, if successful, lend themselves to subsequent larger funding opportunities and/or intellectual property development.
Proposed projects must be within the scope of the ANR Strategic Vision. All ANR academics with PI status are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted using the same timeline as outlined for the traditional competitive grants program, but reviewed separately due to the nature of the proposal.
For questions about ANR's competitive grants program or high-risk/high-reward grants program, please contact Melanie Caruso at email@example.com.
The Nutrition Policy Institute has launched a news brief called Research to Action. The publication will provide information on research, policy, news, announcements, events, articles and action items focused on nutrition and healthy communities.
The first issue looks at the work of the National Drinking Water Alliance (NDWA). NPI is the “hub” for NDWA, which engages in and coordinates evidence-based efforts going on all over the country to improve tap water safety and access, especially for children, and to provide drinking water education and promotion. The NDWA website is a “go-to” resource for information on drinking water.
Future editions of Research to Action will be sent several times per year. Please sign up for the Research to Action mailing list, and please share Research to Action with colleagues who would be interested in receiving it.