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Who is Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

March 7, 2017

Appointed members of standing NIH study sections, NIH Boards of Scientific Counselors, NIH Advisory Boards or Councils, or NIH Program Advisory Committees are all eligible for continuous submission (submitting R01, R21, and R34 applications at any time in response to active funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that have standard due dates). Reviewers who have served on at least 6 qualifying NIH study sections during an 18-month period starting January 1 of one year and ending June 30 of the following year are also eligible for continuous submission under the “recent substantial service… Read more about Who is Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

How Can I Check If I Am Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

March 7, 2017

NIH’s continuous submission policy provides members of review and advisory groups and reviewers with recent substantial service the benefit of submitting R01, R21, and R34 applications at any time in response to active funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that have standard due dates. Check your eligibility to submit applications under NIH’s continuous submission policy by logging into eRA Commons, and following the instructions outlined here.

NIH recently published consolidated guidance on… Read more about How Can I Check If I Am Eligible to Submit an Application Under NIH’s Continuous Submission Policy?

New Features in eRA Commons for Requesting No Cost Extensions, and Change of PI/PD

March 6, 2017

New features have been added to eRA Commons to allow designated institutional officials to submit requests for No Cost Extensions (NCEs), or to initiate the request for a Change of Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI). Both features can be found under the “Prior Approval” tab, which was added to eRA Commons in September 2016 to provide an electronic option to submit requests for application withdrawals.For more information on the new prior approval features, read the February 28 update: eRA Enhancements: Two… Read more about New Features in eRA Commons for Requesting No Cost Extensions, and Change of PI/PD

Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

March 6, 2017

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 PM EST

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. The topic of the third ERA Forum will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative. This Forum will specifically… Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

Meet NIH & HHS in New Orleans for the NIH Regional Seminar, May 3-5!

March 3, 2017

Do you remember walking into the person’s office down the hall from you when you needed to ask a question, instead of “popping” them an email, instant message, or text? There’s no disputing that the digital age definitely has its advantages – making information sharing faster, cheaper, and more convenient, and allowing us to communicate locally and abroad in seconds. But in this fast paced world of instant communication – the internet, email, and all of our social media choices – sometimes we forget how valuable face-to-face interactions can be.

That is exactly one of the reasons I… Read more about Meet NIH & HHS in New Orleans for the NIH Regional Seminar, May 3-5!

Person of Interest Roles in GMAS

February 27, 2017

If you have ever tried to add a person to your research team or project in GMAS only to find they are not listed, the reason could be how they were set up in the Identity Management System (IDM/MIDAS).  The IDM system is used by HR to assign HUIDs and manage Harvard’s personnel identity data, such as job information and status, as well as start and end dates for positions. 


It can take up to three days for GMAS to receive new appointment records (a new person or a new position), however sometimes we find that even after 3 days we still do not see the person listed in GMAS. … Read more about Person of Interest Roles in GMAS

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