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New Certificates of Confidentiality Policy in Effect

October 12, 2017

As discussed in recent Open Mike blog posts, NIH issued a new policy to enhance the privacy protections of individuals participating in NIH funded research studies. The policy eliminates the need for NIH funded investigators to apply for a certificate of confidentiality (CoC). As of October 1, 2017, NIH funded researchers no longer have to request a CoC. The CoC will be issued automatically to awards funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collect or use identifiable, sensitive information.

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Changes to Electronic Submission of Federal Applications

October 12, 2017

Several changes are taking place in 2018 that will impact electronic submission of federal grant applications. Review the following information and contact your SPA pre-award rep with any questions. Timeline: December 31, 2017 – Grants.gov phases out the legacy single-PDF application packages. Grants.gov Workspace will replace the legacy PDF packages -- January 1, 2018.  January 25, 2018 – NIH applicants must use the new FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. (FORMS-D must be used for due dates on or before January 24, 2018.)...

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Guidance for Institutions Impacted by Hurricane Maria, and a Reminder of NIH’s Natural Disaster Resources

October 11, 2017

Due to the exceptional impact of Hurricane Maria, we want to assure grantees that NIH will be doing our part to help you continue your research. Recently, we published an NIH Guide Notice that outlines the application and report submission flexibilities available for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We have previously published guidance for those affected by other major hurricanes this year (Hurricane Harvey and...

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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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