Category Archives: ORA

Upcoming NCURA Webinars Hosted by OSP

  EFFORT REPORTING Thursday, June 1: 2:00-3:30 pm EDT — Room 5C Registration opens April 26 Featuring: Lisa Mosley, Arizona State University; Jeremy Forsberg, The University of Texas at Arlington; David Ngo, The New School; Jayne Goby, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Linda Gregory, University of Illinois   DATA SECURITY Thursday, June 15: 2:00-3:30 pm […]

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Ashley Myers’ new role as ORA’s Training and Communications Specialist

    Ashley Myers has been with Emory for over 6 years as a Program Coordinator for the Office of Research Administration. She has been a tremendous asset to Emory’s Office of Research Administration handling a broad area of responsibilities.  Recently, Ashley has accepted an offer to become ORA’s Training and Communication Specialist. In this role, Ashley […]

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Impact of FLSA Changes on NIH Funded Post Docs

NIH has issued guidance on projected FY2017 stipend levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).  NIH’s plan is to raise the minimum NRSA compensation level to above the new Department of Labor (DOL) threshold of $47,476 which becomes effective December 1, 2016 (for exemption from overtime rules). […]

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FY17 Federal Fringe Rates Available Now!

We have received approval for our FY17 federal fringe rates from DHHS.  The table below represents the university’s finalized fringe benefit rates for fiscal year 2017. For any proposals already created and in routing, if prepared with the old rate, the proposal may be submitted with old rate if the deadline is approaching. Departments, schools, […]

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Significant Emory HIPAA Policy Changes: Effective September 1, 2016

As previously announced, significant Emory HIPAA policy changes were to be effective pending changes to the HIPAA sections of our electronic IRB submission system.  The testing is concluded, and the effective date of the updated HIPAA policy will be September 1, 2016.  All studies created on or after this date will fall under the updated […]

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Eligibility Screening Questions May Require Informed Consent and/or HIPAA Authorization

Whether done over the phone, online, or in person, collecting identifiable private information for study screening purposes requires informed consent (and HIPAA authorization, if applicable). This consent/authorization can be much shorter than for the form for the study itself and the IRB can waive the requirement for a signature, if needed. The IRB has a […]

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Requests to rely on Central IRBs

Emory looks at several considerations when deciding if we can cede review to an external IRB. Currently we rely on one commercial IRB – Western IRB or WIRB – for industry-sponsored Phase IIb-IV drug/device studies. We will not rely on any other commercial IRBs. We often enter into study-specific reliance agreements when the relying institution’s […]

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NSF Implementation of the Department of Labor’s new FLSA Final Overtime Rule

As we have announced previously, the Department of Labor has revised the Fair Labor Standards Act to update rules related to overtime pay. These new rules raise the threshold for requiring overtime pay to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. These changes may have impact on staff working on federally-funded research grants, including postdoctoral researchers. NIH […]

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GBP Requires License Renewal by June 30, 2016 for Animal Research Using Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs

2016 is the renewal year for all persons holding a Researcher Pharmacy registration from the Georgia Board of Pharmacy (GBP Researcher). GBP Researcher registrations expire on June 30 of even numbered years. You must maintain active status of your registration to lawfully possess Dangerous Drugs or Controlled Substances obtained using this registration. Renew prior to […]

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Program Updates from COI: External Investigators Engaged in Emory Sponsored Research

External investigators, who are engaged in Emory PHS -sponsored research and are following Emory’s COI policies, must complete the External Investigator Report of Financial Interests in Research Form at: Proposal submission; Annually if said investigator is engaged on the project that particular year; and Within 30 days of learning of a new financial interest related […]

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