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Two Independent Pre-clinical Departments

November 19, 2018
Dean George Q. Daley announced the creation of two independent pre-clinical departments, developed from the Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology (MBIB). The Department of Immunology will be led by Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology and a world-renowned immunologist and expert in T cell regulation. The Department of Microbiology, will be led by Ann Hochschild, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of... Read more about Two Independent Pre-clinical Departments

New tool for Grant Managers: Account Breakdown Template

October 26, 2018

The HMS Office of Research Administration (ORA) developed an Account Breakdown Template for department grant managers to accurately provide the amount of funds to be allocated to each account for awards with multiple accounts in GMAS. The goal of this template is to expedite processing of awards and account set up. It allows department grant managers to allocate the direct costs and indirect costs for...

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NIH Policies to Address Sexual and Gender Harassment in NIH-supported Extramural Research

September 17, 2018

Several months ago, we learned in the press that an NIH-supported investigator was banned from his university campus pending an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.  The institution, which was the recipient of the awards in which this investigator was designated as principal investigator (PI), had not informed us of this situation.  Once aware, we contacted senior institutional officials to discuss the need to ensure the effective stewardship of the award under these circumstances. We requested that the institution provide us with alternative plans for conducting...

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RPPRs: Who Can Do What?

September 7, 2018

A new resource, RPPRs: Who Can Do What? provides a quick look at the Annual, Interim, and Final Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), including information such as due dates and how to access RPPR links. It also charts what happens to the Interim RPPR when a Type 2, Competing Renewal application is submitted. Continue reading

NSF Orientation Video: "The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals"

September 5, 2018
NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high quality proposal reviews. 
 
NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals,” which can be accessed in FastLane through the Panelist Travel and Reimbursement page and the Proposal Review, Ad Hoc Reviewers page. You can also view the video directly at...
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