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National Institute of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

October 6, 2017

Funding Opportunity PAR-17-341 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The goal of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) program is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained scientists available to address the Nations biomedical research agenda....

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Implementation of RTCs NASA and DOC

September 29, 2017

Effective October 1, 2017, Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) for the Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be implemented and include a revision of the following documents:

  • Appendix A (Prior Approval Matrix)

  • Appendix B (Subaward Requirements)

  • Appendix C (National Policy Requirements Matrix)

  • DOC & NASA Agency Specific Requirements.

RTCs are posted on the...

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Avoid Funding Delays: Ensure your Progress Reports are Compliant

September 27, 2017

To advance science and improve human health, peer-reviewed articles arising from NIH funds must be made available to the public on PubMed Central. Grantees should ensure their peer-reviewed manuscripts arising NIH funds are deposited into PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, as well as reported in their annual Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), to be compliant with the NIH public access policy.

As described in NIH Guide Notice ...

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NIH Presents: sIRB & the Exceptions Process Webinar

September 27, 2017

The NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research becomes effective January 25, 2018. On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30pm EST, a webinar is offered to learn more about the implementation of the NIH Single IRB Policy, how to write your single IRB plan,  how to effectively request an exception to the policy directly from NIH experts.and how to request exceptions to the policy. Registration required and  space is limited. See...

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Developmental Awards: HIV/AIDS Research

September 27, 2017

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) is offering Developmental Awards for early-career investigators for HIV/AIDS research. Applications are due on November 21, 2017 for awards beginning February 1, 2018. The Award is intended to support junior investigators who are on a career path leading to an independent research program. Recognized as an extended transition, applications will be considered from candidates beginning at the time of their transition from a training grant or similar support to...

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Patents and the Relative Citation Ratio: Correlations to Assess NIH Impact

Patents and the Relative Citation Ratio: Correlations to Assess NIH Impact

September 18, 2017

We previously referenced Ioannidis’ and Khoury’s “PQRST” mnemonic for describing research impact: “P” is productivity, “Q” is quality, “R” is reproducibility, “S” is sharing, and “T” is translation.  We wrote several blogs about “P,” productivity, focusing on publications, citations, and more recently the Relative Citation Ratio.  Now we’ll focus on a different kind of “P” for productivity, namely patents (which arguably are also related to “T” for translation).  We’ll...

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September 25th Release Highlight - Segment Research Team

September 15, 2017
As part of the September release scheduled for the 25th, elements of the segment research team and confirming the research team screens are being redesigned. The changes being implemented are the result of input provided by a University wide committee formed to investigate practices related to the entry and tracking of sponsor commitments and to make recommendations for improvement and standardization.
 
In response to requests from the committee, the following enhancements to the segment research team screens have been made:
  • Addition of the...
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Reminder to Review Accuracy of Your Institution’s Grant Award Data before October 9

September 11, 2017

Now that we are in the closing stretch of the fiscal year, we remind research institution officials to review whether your awarded grants are accurately assigned to the correct department/school within eRA Commons. This ensures that the grants are reported correctly in tools like RePORT for year-end reporting, and displayed under the right division/school in eRA Commons. On October 9, data for the government’s fiscal year will be frozen, and cannot subsequently be changed in our year end reports, so we encourage you to review your information now and...

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