Beginning in June 2017, a new Segment Closeout process will be implemented to ensure that GMAS provides an up-to-date and accurate record of project segments for internal and external reporting, audit, and compliance purposes.
What segments will be closed?
OSP/SPA will close segments where
all related subactivities have been disabled and
the anticipated end date of the segment is nine months in the past.
From time to time we need to update our application forms to maintain consistency with Grants.gov and Office of Management and Budget federal-wide requirements, and to incorporate changes in NIH policies and processes. NIH issued a Guide notice on April 27, announcing how we are gearing up for a transition from the current forms (“FORMS-D”) to the next iteration of forms for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. Highlights of the new FORMS-E will include:
NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) ClinRegs website provides clinical regulations for countries around the world. Since its initial release, the site has undergone several functionality upgrades to make the site easier to use. The updated site includes:
An additional question now appears in the “Other school info” section for Initial, Competing Renewal, Continuation, and Supplement Requests in GMAS. The question reads, “Does this request fall under the criteria for the HMS Efficiency Project (EP)?” It is the first question within the section. (See screenshot below).
If your department is not listed here, the answer to this question should always be “No."
Measuring the impact of NIH grants is an important input in our stewardship of research funding. One metric we can use to look at impact, discussed previously on this blog, is the relative citation ratio (or RCR). This measure – which NIH has made freely available through the iCite tool – aims to go further than just raw numbers of published research findings or citations, by quantifying the impact and influence of a research article both within the context of its research field and… Read more about Applications, Resubmissions, and the Relative Citation Ratio