Category Archives: RAS

PI Financial Portal to Provide Financial Overview for Faculty

Have you ever had a question about your financial portfolio, but were unsure who to ask about a speed type or the balance of a project? Have you dreamed of a “snapshot” where information about your awards and projects are consolidated for easy viewing and access? We have heard these questions and ORA is committed […]

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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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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On November 22, 2019, the NIH rescinded its 2018 Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-18-210) and replaced it with an expanded Notice of Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031).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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RAS Graduates First Cohort of Coaches

RAS launched RAS LEAP (Lead, Energize, and Accelerate Performance) to train a cohort of coaches to be deployed in FY20.  All new RAS hires will be assigned a coach for their first year.  The coaches are trained in the “coaching for commitment” model.  During regular sessions, coaches focus on staff members’ specific skills and development […]

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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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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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Call For Nominations- Faculty Service Dragon Award

The following message is sent on behalf of Dr. Deborah Bruner and Dr. Todd Sherer to Emory Faculty Collaborating with Research Administration Services Units   March 14, 2019 Dear Colleagues, The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has implemented a new staff recognition and award program named The ORA Dragon Awards.  During the next ORA’s Biannual […]

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