Category Archives: OSP

Change in F&A Rate for Clinical Trials Effective 4/1/2021

The below message was sent on behalf of Dr. Robert Nobles, Vice President for Research Administration: March 12, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share the outcome of an extensive review of our clinical trial definition and Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A) rate. Over several months, we organized a working group that included faculty, […]

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Updated Guidance on Biosketch/Other Support Implementation

*Catch up on the Thursdays at Three (T@3) webinar addressing changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support here May 7, 2021 Dear Colleagues, We are writing to provide you the most up-to-date information on the transition to new formats for NIH Biosketches and Other Support pages. According to the most recent issue of the […]

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ORA Contract Leadership Announcement

The Emory Office of Research Administration (ORA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janette Hannam Hayes as Interim Director of Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as of April 1, 2021.  Janette has served OSP for over 23 years.  In that time, Ms. Hannam Hayes has provided leadership in various roles such as Senior […]

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NIH Application Policy- Quick Reminder on Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks! They’re not everywhere you want them to be! OSP would like to issue a quick reminder regarding the inclusion of hyperlinks in NIH proposals as we have seen a number of applications come to us which include hyperlinks where they shouldn’t be included. While we have not yet seen an application rejected for this […]

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Update to Fringe Rates for FY21

In July 2020, the Fringe Rates for FY21 were posted to the Emory Finance website.  This information was shared in the July ORA Newsletter article here. As of 1/1/2021, Ways & Means has decided to lower the non-federal physician fringe rate from 17.4% to 17.0%.  All other rates remain unchanged for the rest of FY21. […]

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Rapid Response Expedites COVID-19 Related Studies at Emory

In January 2020, the Georgia CTSA Quality & Efficiency program finalized their SOP for the Rapid Response Team to obtain fast-track approvals across the Emory system. This new SOP allows for the coordination of needed approvals within 48 hours. The process was a collaboration, with Office for Clinical Research (OCR) leading Emory’s Rapid Response Team […]

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New NIH “FORMS-F” Grant Application Forms and Guidelines Coming for Due Dates on/after May 25, 2020

New NIH “FORMS-F” Grant Application Forms and Guidelines Coming for Due Dates on/after May 25, 2020 NIH/AHRQ applicants, there’s a new form application coming soon. Applicants submitting applications with due dates on or before May 24, 2020 must use the current FORMS-E application package. Beginning May 25, 2020 those submitting applications are required to use […]

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NIH Announces Salary Cap for FY2020

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 5, 2020 The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale.  The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 5, 2020, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is […]

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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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