Category Archives: OSP

OSP, OTT and FGC Discuss Guidelines for Interactions with Sponsors

Joint Announcement from: Kerry Peluso and Holly Sommers, Office of Sponsored Programs Todd Sherer and Cale Lennon, Office of Technology Transfer Bill Lambert, Finance — Grants & Contracts Guidelines for Interaction with Sponsors Office of Sponsored Programs/Office of Technology Transfer The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) should always be […]

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NIH eRA Commons Enhancements – Additional Prior Approval Requests

Effective March 2, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented the ability to electronically submit two additional types of prior approval requests via the eRA Commons system: Request for No-cost Extension (NCE) which requires NIH prior approval; Request for Change of PD/PI These requests are in addition to the original features of the […]

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Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Issued by National Institute of Health Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant).  The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY).  At […]

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Notifications From NIH Regarding 2017 Funding

NIH has published additional information regarding FY17 funding.  The “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017” signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016 continues government operations through April 28, 2017 at 99.8099 percent of the FY2016 enacted level.  Consistent with past NIH practices, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a […]

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2017 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

The National Institutes of Health is hosting the 2017 Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in New Orleans on May 3-5 and in Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 25-27, 2017. These seminars offer a comprehensive program including such topics as fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal […]

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Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions

The Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG.  Each […]

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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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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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