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Office of the Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer

 

Vicerrector

The University of Alicante (UA) and its governing board have placed their trust in me to coordinate the research and transfer policies of our University. This is a great responsibility and I am proud  to relead again the R&D policies after seven and a half years of parentheses in which I have been in charge of different responsibilities at the UA. Together with the current rector, Manuel Palomar during his time as responsible for this office, I had the opportunity to work on the implementation of different projects that today are an example to follow, such as policies to promote technology-based companies (EBT), the creation of units such as the Office of International Project Management (OGPI), the Innovation Unit or the Science Park Foundation. Initiatives that have served to make the University of Alicante a reference in research and knowledge transfer.

In this new stage I will promote new actions that I believe have room for improvement and which have not been addressed in its full breadth. I hope that my time in charge will serve to lay the foundations for a new impetus, necessary for research and knowledge transfer.

The research structures of our university, such as university research institutes, research groups or technology-based companies, deserve transparent and effective R&D policies that free up from bureaucracy, and also to put at their disposal all management structures to facilitate the day-to-day application and project management, creation of EBTs, etc.

I can only be proud of the research services available in our University. I am convinced that teamwork will allow us to improve their results for the benefit of research, the University of Alicante and society.

 

Rafael Muñoz Guillena

Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the exceptional situation arising from the measures taken to combat the spread of COVID 19, this office will carry out all its activity in a non-presential basis from the 16th of march until further notice. Any communication or request may be made through our institutional mail: vr.investi@ua.es or through electronic administration UACloud.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

17/09/2020
2020 Call Alberto Sols Awards

 18th Call Alberto Sols Awards

The awards "ALBERTO SOLS" 2020 grants two prizes to the best research work and the best scientific work. Bases of the awards

Deadline for the proposals end October 31st, 2020

27/07/2020
TECH TRANSFER AGRIFOOD CALL

Tech Transfer Agrifood finances the execution of proofs of concept and startups that provide solutions to challenges of the Food Chain.

 

This fund aims to offer a new investment tool specialized in the Agri-Food Sector, to be a specialized channel of communication between demand and technological supply.

 

Call

22/07/2020
CRUE-R&D communication regarding negotiation with Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and ACS publishers
 

The following link provides CRUE-R&D communication regarding negotiation with Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and ACS publishers, whose contract ends in December this year.

 

See CRUE statement here

 

Also in the following link you can consult the contingency plan provided in the case that the negotiation process with the publishers would not have positive results and cancel access to the resources of a particular publisher which includes the alternatives that universities and the CSIC could offer to their research staff to try to access a resource.

 

See contingency plan here

01/07/2020
BASES OF THE CALL OF THE PROGRAM OF THE VICE-RECTORATE OF RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR THE PROMOTION OF R&D AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE

The purpose of this call is to regulate 2020 concession procedure, under the principle of publicity, objectivity and competitive competition, of the different types of financial aids that include the program of the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer aimed at promoting scientific research, technological development and innovation at the University of Alicante.

This  program includes six lines of action:

1. Incorporation and training of research and technical personnel.

2. Competitive research.

3. Internationalization.

4. Scientific-technological infrastructures.

5. Dissemination of research.

6. Actions of public-private collaboration regarding transfer of knowledge.

04/06/2020
Bases of the urgent call of the Social Council of the UA for the promotion of R&D to reactivate the post-COVID-19 tourism sector

 

The purpose of this call is to regulate the 2020 concession procedure of the urgent call for financial aid of the Social Council of the University of Alicante managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Knowledge Transfer, for social innovation projects led by UA teaching and research staff providing immediate responses that allow the revival of the tourism sector.

 

Proposals must include research and social innovation projects that present the immediate development and implementation of, among others, technological applications, products, services, models and good practices from any field of knowledge and multidisciplinarity. When the implementation of the projects affects people, they should consider the possible gender impact, as well as the inclusion of functional diversity. They should also consider the possible environmental impact. In both cases, corrective measures must be anticipated.

 

The financial aid granted under this call will be financed with contributions from the Social Council, the Office of the Vice President for Social Responsibility, Inclusion and Equality (UA Social Lab), the University Institute for Tourist Research, Gasterra, the Chair of Tourist Studies Pedro Zaragoza Orts, the Vectalia Chair of Mobility and the Chair of Social Responsibility, both from the UA and business patronage.

 

The maximum amount destined to finance the subsidies of this subprogram will be 100,000 euros according to budget availability.

 

See full resolution here

03/06/2020
UA resolution on the application of RDL 11/2020 by adopting urgent complementary measures in the Social and Economic field to deal with COVID-19 in relation to actions financed by its own institutional program to promote

 

Resolution, 3 july 2020 of the University of Alicante on the application of Royal Decree Law 11/2020 of March 31, which adopts urgent complementary measures in the Social and Economic field to deal with COVID-19 as regards to the actions financed by the own institutional program for the promotion of R&D

Resolution

01/04/2020
University of Alicante urgent Call against COVID-19

It has been published in the BOUA the bases for an urgent call to deal with COVID-19 aimed at funding COVID19 research projects , in accordance with the principles of social need, emergency and efficiency given the general interest. The FUND – COVID19 by the University of Alicante will finance an amount of 90,000 euros.

Application deadline April 8, 2020 at 14 h.

 

Bases of the call

Corrigendum to the call

Annex I memorandum Covid-19

Resolution of concession

01/04/2020
Thirteenth additional provision RD 11/2020 of 31 March extending temporary contracts of research personnel funding from public calls for human resources in the field of research

 

On 1 April 2020, the following additional provision of RD 11/2020 of 31 March has been published extending temporary contracts of research personnel funding from public calls for human resources in the field of research

 

FULL TEXT OF THE PROVISION:

Thirteenth additional provision. Rules applicable to employment contracts signed from the financing of public calls for human resources in the field of research and the integration of contracted staff into the National Health System.

 

1. Entities which have entered into fixed-term employment contracts from funding from calls for human resources aid by state science system funding agents, Technology and Innovation, under any working modality and within the framework of Law 14/2011, of June 12, on Science, Technology and Innovation, may extend the validity of the same under the conditions provided for in this additional provision, only when it is a year or less to the completion of the corresponding employment contracts.

2. The extension of the contracts may be agreed for the duration of the alarm status and its extensions linked to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19, as provided for in RD 463/2020 of 14 March, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. For justified reasons, contracts may be extended for up to three months in addition to the duration of the alarm status and its extensions.

 In addition, where contracts have been suspended to enable contracted persons to be integrated into the National Health System to address contingencies arising from the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the suspension time shall be added to the one set out in the preceding paragraph.

3. In any event, the total duration of the employment contract and its eventual extension may exceed the maximum time limits laid down in Law 14/2011 of 1 June.

4. The extension of employment contracts shall require the conclusion of the corresponding agreement between the procuring entity and the personnel employed, prior to the expected date of termination of the contract.

5. The labour and social costs arising from such an extension shall be financed from the budgets of the body, body or convening entity, under the same economic conditions as the corresponding call. The holders of the higher and managing boards, presidents and directors of the boards are authorized to make the necessary budgetary changes and variations to give rise to such financing, including those carried out from remnants of the treasury, as well as the re-settling of the corresponding expenditure files.

6. The boards and entities may issue the decisions which are necessary to adapt the conditions laid down in their corresponding calls for aid provided for in this RD by law, being able to modify by them the conditions and deadlines of the execution and justification of the aid, as well as any issues that could affect the proper development of the contracts in their different modalities and other concepts of expenditure because of the alarm status and the application of the provided in this provision.

More info

20/03/2020
Urgent call for research projects on SARS-COV-2 and COVID19 disease

URGENT REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR EXTRAORDINARY FUNDING OF RESEARCH PROJECTS ON SARS-COV-2 AND COVID19 DISEASE

 

Form and deadline of submission:


1. The interested parties shall submit the proposals by email to the address: covid19@isciii.es using the template that can be downloaded from the website of the Carlos III Institute of Health (www.isciii.es).


2. All information may be published throughout the processing of this call on this website and/or at the ISCIII website https://sede.isciii.gob.es published.


3. The deadline for submission of proposals will start on 19 March 2020 and shall remain open until the termination of the funds for COVID19 which will to be communicated.


4. Send a copy of the application proposal submitted to vr.investi@ua.es and convopu@ua.es
Any data you need  of the proposals or clarification about the call, you can contact the following email: convopu@ua.es

More information about this call

17/03/2020
Comunicación sobre los plazos administrativos de la AEI a los beneficiarios y solicitantes de sus ayudas en relación con la crisis sanitaria ocasionada por el COVID -19

 

Se interrumpen los plazos administrativos de los actos y procedimientos derivados de las convocatorias gestionadas por la Agencia Estatal de Investigación

Real decreto 463/2020

26/09/2019
NUEVAS APLICACIONES INFORMÁTICAS PARA DIFUNDIR Y GESTIONAR LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

 

Video realizado por el servicio de informática para presentar las nuevas aplicaciones

19/06/2019
BASES OF THE CALL OF THE PROGRAM OF THE VICE-RECTORATE OF RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR THE PROMOTION OF R&D AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE

The purpose of this call is to regulate 2019th concession procedure, under the principle of publicity, objectivity and competitive competition, of the different types of financial aids that include the program of the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer aimed at promoting scientific research, technological development and innovation at the University of Alicante.

This  program includes six lines of action:

1. Incorporation and training of research and technical personnel.

2. Competitive research.

3. Internationalization.

4. Scientific-technological infrastructures.

5. Dissemination of research.

6. Actions of public-private collaboration regarding transfer of knowledge.

05/06/2019
The State Research Agency publishes a calendar of opening and resolution of calls for R&D

 

The State Agency of Investigation (AEI) has published for the first time a calendar with the dates of opening and resolution of calls for 2019 and 2020 of the current State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020.

 

Planning

22/05/2019
Professor Lluís Montoliu Workshop, Ethics and integrity in scientific research

 

In the following link you can access the presentation of the lecture given by Professor Lluís Montoliu, doctor in Biology and scientific researcher of the CSIC in the National Center of Biotechnology,  "Ethics and integrity in scientific research" on May 10, 2019.

Ethics and integrity in scientific research

16/01/2019
PRESENTACIÓN DEL PROFESOR SALUSTIANO MATO SOBRE EL NUEVO SEXENIO DE TRANSFERENCIA

 

En el siguiente enlace, podrá consultar y descargar la presentación impartida por el profesor Salustiano Mato sobre el nuevo sexenio de transferencia.

Presentación

Vídeo de la conferencia

14/09/2017
AdHERENCE OF THE UA TO THE AGREEMENT OF TRANSPARENCY IN ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

 

The University of Alicante has joined the agreement on Openness on Animal Research, promoted by the Federation of Scientific Societies in Spain (COSCE), with the collaboration of the European Association of Research Animals (EARA), and launched the 20th September 2016.

Institutional statement

 

 

 

 

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