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eRA Enhancements: New features for xTRACT

August 28, 2017

Users are now able to upload participating trainee information in batches by providing a file separated by tabs that contain certain information for each trainee. For each row of information in the file, a participating trainee will be either inserted or updated as appropriate. SImilarily, users will also be able to perform a batch upload of participating student information. The information included in the upload file will follow the same format as participating trainees, with one exception: The only allowable values for Student Type...

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Is it a clinical trial?

August 18, 2017
NIH has embarked on a number of initiatives that aim to improve the quality and transparency of NIH-funded research involving human participants, e.g., clinical trials. To know if your human subjects research will be affected by new policies resulting from these initiatives, researchers should ask and answer these four questions:
  1. Does the study involve human participants?
  2. Are the participants prospectively assigned to an intervention?
  3. Is the study designed to evaluate the effect of the intervention on the participants?...
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LMA IACUC’s Ceded Review Process

August 11, 2017

If HMS/HSDM/HSPH receives federal funds (as prime or sub) covering animal work, including custom antibody production, performed at an external performance site (outside of HMS/HSDM/HSPH), the lab should inform the Office of the IACUC (OOTI) via the recently updated “Ceded Review Request” and “Custom Antibodies Request” forms (“My lab receives federal funds for animal work taking place at another institution” link on the forms page of the IACUC’s...

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