Category Archives: OSP

Important Agency Updates from NIH and NSF

Please note that NIH and NSF have recently issued important updates to their proposal and award policies and procedures. ORA will work to summarize the most pertinent parts of these updates in a future newsletter. However, we wanted to be sure that the Emory Research Community was made aware of these updates as quickly as […]

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NIH Expands Notice of Interest in Diversity

On November 22, 2019, the NIH rescinded its 2018 Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-18-210) and replaced it with an expanded Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031).  In this expanded notice, the NIH issued the following revised diversity statement: “In spite of tremendous advancements in scientific research, information, educational and research opportunities are not equally […]

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CRA Study Group

About the CRA Study Group The CRA Study Group is a self-study program facilitated by small group meetings and designed for all Emory University research administrators who are interested in and qualify to take the certified research administrator (CRA) exam. The CRA exam is managed by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC), an independent certifying […]

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NIH Issues Reminder on Other Support and Foreign Components

On July 10, 2019, NIH issued NOT-OD-19-114 to provide clarification to the NIH grantee community on what should be reported in Other Support submissions, as well as what would be considered a foreign component on an NIH grant. NIH reminded the grantee community that they consider this a clarification of existing policy rather than an […]

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NSF Updates on Foreign Influence and Appropriate Disclosure of Financial Support

Dr. France Cordova, Director of the National Science Foundation, issued a “Dear Colleague” letter on July 11, 2019. In it, Dr. Cordova reaffirmed NSF’s commitment to maintaining a “vibrant and diverse research community that thrives on the values of openness, transparency, and merit-based competition,” along with NSF’s belief that “international collaboration is essential to pursuing […]

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Required Use of ORCID iDs for NIH Trainees, Fellows, and Career Development Awardees

ORCID iDs, or Open Researcher and Contributor IDs, are unique and persistent individual identification numbers which are used to identify individual scientific contributors and authors, and to distinguish individual scientists from others. Launched in 2012, ORCID iDs can particularly help distinguish individuals who have similar names. ORCIDs iDs are issued free of charge and are […]

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NIMH Announces Data Sharing Policy

The National Institute of Mental Health has recently announced that researchers who are funded by NIMH will be required to deposit all raw and analyzed data (including, but not limited to, clinical, genomic, imaging, and phenotypic data) from experiments involving human subjects into an informatics infrastructure which will enable the sharing and use of this […]

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NSF Mandates Use of Approved Systems for Biographical Sketches

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that after the next version of their Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) takes effect (anticipated January 2020), all biographical sketch PDFs must be generated using an NSF-approved format.  This requirement is intended to reduce administrative burden by providing a compliant way to maintain and update […]

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Expanded Use of Research.gov – Collaborative Proposals with Subawards and Other Enhancements

Since April of 2018, users have been able to prepare and submit non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov.  As of June 24, 2019, Research.gov has been expanded to support preparation and submission of collaborative proposals with subawards.  Future expansions will allow preparation and submission of collaborative proposals submitted separately by multiple organizations. In June, NSF enabled automatic […]

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NIH Announces Requirement to Use xTRACT System for Training Grant RPPR Data Tables

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) have announced that, as of October 1, 2019 (federal fiscal year 2020), grant recipients must create the data tables that are required for the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) using the xTRACT system. This requirement applies to the T15, T32, […]

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