Category Archives: Announcements

ORA Welcomes Inger Jackson Garnett as the Director of Strategic Operations for the ORA Dragon Team

Please join us in welcoming Inger Jackson Garnett to the ORA family.  As of July 1st, Inger is the Director of Strategic Operations for the newly formed ORA Dragon Team.  In this role, she will recruit & train a team of 3 staff focused on process improvement opportunities across all offices in ORA. Inger brings […]

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Emory Research Administrator Spotlight- Rashonda Harris

This month we are proud to highlight one of our Emory Research Administrators, Rashonda Harris, for her inspiring volunteer work with the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) to bring four complimentary NCURA workshops to Puerto Rico in February 2019. In September 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by the devastating hurricane Maria. Since that […]

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Activity ID Overview

What are Activity IDs? Activity IDs were established as part of the recent PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade based on feedback received from the listening tours indicating the need to reduce the number of projects being utilized.  Activity ID now equals the budget year. What were the changes with the PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade? Activity ID = Project’s […]

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COI Update- Fall 2018

We appreciate our faculty’s and researchers’ commitment to the principle of open and objective inquiry in the conduct of Emory’s research mission.   A variety of relationships between Emory researchers and industry complement our research and are essential for advancing discoveries for the benefit of our patients and community.  With recent events at the Georgia Institute […]

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TRANSITION OF NIH INCLUSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO NEW HUMAN SUBJECTS SYSTEM (LIVE 6/8/18)

The National Institutes of Health has recently announced that it will replace the current Inclusion Management System (IMS) which is used to report the sex/gender, race, and ethnicity of participants in human subjects research studies. The new system will be the Human Subjects System (HSS). The HSS will consolidate human subjects and clinical trial information […]

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New Webinars Available in ELMS.

In the table below, you will find the Course Name and the Course Code of the recently added webinars. You may register for any of the following in ELMS.

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Spring 2018 ORA Leadership Speaker Series

On behalf of Dr. David L. Wynes: Dear colleagues, To support ORA’s goal to invest in the training and development of all staff and leadership within the division, ORA launched the Leadership Speaker Series in April 2017.  In continuing the ORA leadership speaker series, please mark your calendars for March 15, 2018, at 8:30 am. […]

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Complete Your Annual Certification for 2017

ANNUAL CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE IN eCOI The 2017 Annual Certification is open and available for your completion at http://www.ecoi.emory.edu/. The 2016 Annual Certification is closed and no longer available for completion.  All Emory faculty members who are involved in research are required to complete the Annual Certification once a year. It may help to have your 2017 […]

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Overruns and Over-the-Limit Transactions

The Payment Management System (PMS) is a secure, online grants payment platform, which provides awarding agency and grant recipient customers with efficient grant and grant-like payments, cash management, and personal grant accounting, support services. PMS is widely used by NIH for most awards administered by NIH. PMS supports the entire financial assistance payment process for […]

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Is it an Unliquidated or Unobligated Training Grant?

Unliquidated vs. Unobligated, Training Grants A NIH Training grant is awarded to eligible institutions “to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the institution, who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research” (NIH Grants Policy Statement).  Training grants are commonly referenced by the acronym NRSA = […]

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