Longwood Focused Topics

Focused Topics are one to one-and-a-half hour sessions on a specific topic.  Topics have been chosen based on requests from departments, areas of risk or a new policy or procedure.  For all Focused Topic sessions:  Please register on the OFS/iSite/Training Sign up page.  Look for the next round of topics this fall.

Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR)

Next Session: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., FXB-G10
Facilitators:  Vanessa Barton, Senior Sponsored Research Administrator and Elizabeth Solinga, Senior Grants and Project Manager

Description: Progress reports are required annually to document grantee accomplishments and compliance with terms of award. They describe scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that federal agencies implement a federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) to standardize recipient reporting on federally-funded research projects.

NIH has begun transitioning progress reports to RPPR, beginning with eSNAP.  Traditional paper submissions will follow.  The format of this focused topic will be an open discussion to give participants an opportunity to share their transition from eSNAP to RPPR experiences.

Audience: Anyone involved in RPPR submissions

Other Support

Next Session: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Kresge 202
Facilitators:   Vanessa Barton, Senior Sponsored Research Administrator and Kathryn Barlet, Sponsored Research Adminstrator

Description: Questions often arise as to what to include in Other Support.   In particular how to handle dual appointments of senior/key personnel, what is meant by measurable effort, and what to include in an effort or scientific overlap statement.   In this session you will learn how to handle these situations and apply what you learn to a case example.

Audience: Research Administrators responsible for putting together Other Support Documentation.