eRA Commons Account Clean-up

June 29, 2017

If you have more than one eRA Commons account, watch for an email this summer notifying you of duplicate accounts. Instructions will be provided on how to select your preferred account once you are logged into eRA Commons.

This effort strives to keep accurate counts of applications and grants, and the proper association of committee service to an investigator. One of the most common reasons for duplicate accounts? Researchers use one login for their peer reviewer role, and another account when submitting an application. The Commons

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Appointment of HMS Executive Dean

June 27, 2017
On Monday June 19, 2017, Dean George Q. Daley announced the appointment of Lisa Muto as the new executive dean for administration at HMS. Lisa has served in the interim role since October 2016. She has worked throughout the University for more than 25 years.

"In her new role, Lisa will assume responsibility for managing our vital administrative functions and will partner with our extraordinary community to advance the excellence of our scientific and educational missions," Daley wrote in his email to the community. "Her immediate
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NSF Systems Shutdown 6/30/17

June 27, 2017

The NSF website and NSF’s Fastlane and systems will be unavailable from 8:00 PM on Friday, June 30 through 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 4. NSF is moving its Data Center IT servers to its new headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, during this systems shutdown. The NSF staff is relocating in August 2017. During the outage, no access to these websites will be availble, proposals

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Perspectives on Evidence-based Funding

June 23, 2017

At the NIH Regional Seminar this past May, I had the pleasure of giving the keynote talk and presenting different perspectives on how NIH can further the impact of our research funding. Some of the topics I presented in this talk will be familiar to frequent Open Mike blog readers – our concerns about the hypercompetitive nature of applying for NIH support, for example. Others we haven’t discussed in depth here yet – such as how we might measure the contributions of NIH-supported research to treating

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