Research Commitment Index: A New Tool for Describing Grant Support

January 26, 2017

On this blog we previously discussed ways to measure the value returned from research funding. The “PQRST” approach (for Productivity, Quality, Reproducibility, Sharing, and Translation) starts with productivity, which the authors define as using measures such as the proportion of published scientific work resulting from a research project, and highly cited works within a research field.

Significant Change in NIH Prior Approval Policy on Fixed-Price Subawards

January 26, 2017


Co-Chairs of the FDP's Subawards Subcommittee shared a clarification received from NIH about the prior approval needed before issuing a fixed amount sub exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold. Scrol below for the full text of the email. For any questions about the contents of this email, please contact Amanda Humphrey at

Dear Colleagues,

Have you ever had a quick question about GMAS? Our website has a helpful list of FAQs just for you!

January 25, 2017

The GMAS website has a list of FAQs for quick answers to commonly asked questions. They are a great resource and link to Job Aids when applicable!

You can access our FAQ page through this link or by hovering over User Resources and clicking FAQ from our main website.

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Making the most of the new GMAS search

January 19, 2017

As part of updating the GMAS homepage, there is a new search box at the top of the screen that allows you to search based on fund, project id, PI name, and project title/nickname. It is now easier to search from more places in GMAS, so you can spend less time moving between different projects.

If you search based on fund or project id, you will automatically be taken directly to the segment home for that project. All the other options will take you to the search results page.