Category Archives: RAS

Physician Fringe Rate Established for FY 2020

Beginning in FY 2020, Emory will have a new fringe rate for faculty physician employees.  Our faculty physician employees are unique because of their dual appointment positions within the University and Healthcare and across our tripartite missions: research, teaching and clinical care delivery. Physicians currently have some of their benefits funded by the University fringe […]

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New Webinars and Program Now Available in ELMS

How to register: Register for the webinar/program in ELMS. To locate the webinar/program, please search using class code listed next to the corresponding webinar/program. Questions: Please contact Ashley Myers at aemyers@emory.edu.

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Upcoming NCURA Webinars

Upcoming NCURA webinars How to register: Register for the webinar in ELMS. To locate the webinar, please search using class code listed next to the corresponding webinar. Questions: Please contact Ashley Myers at aemyers@emory.edu.

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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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NIH ALERT: New NIH Submission Requirements Effective January 25, 2018

To all Investigators proposing human subjects research to the NIH, For NIH submissions with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, it is imperative to make an accurate determination of whether your study meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial.  The NIH has broadly defined a “clinical trial” resulting in stringent requirements—some are […]

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FGC Operations, Departmental Restructuring

  As of September 1, 2017, Operations moved to a structure of three Financial Managers, each supporting three RAS Units. Each Financial Manager will lead a team consisting of one Lead Financial Analyst, one Senior Financial Analyst. This reorganization will allow us to leverage the experience and knowledge of our senior staff in developing our […]

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FY18 Federal Fringe Rates Effective 9/1/17

  Each year Emory negotiates new fringe rates with the federal government. We recently received approval of our FY18 federal fringe rates. The table below represents the university’s finalized fringe benefit rates for fiscal year 2018. Please use these rates for any new proposals. For proposals already routed, please be aware that the new fringe […]

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NIH Changes Process to Complete Relinquishments

NIH has changed the process to complete relinquishments. In the past, the PHS3734 form was completed noting an estimated amount of direct and indirect cost being relinquished. Upon obtaining all required signatures, the completed form was emailed or mailed to the noted sponsor contact. The process has changed. All forms are now populated and completed […]

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Change to RAS Satisfaction Survey Process

RAS Central Operations launched faculty satisfaction surveys for pre and post award services provided by their home RAS unit in March of 2014. During the subsequent two years, surveys were distributed monthly and bi-annually for pre and post award activities, respectively. Despite numerous adjustments to the process we continue to experience multiple challenges including: low […]

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What are the Responsibilities of a PI on a Sponsored Award?

Written By: Kerry Peluso, AVP Office of Research Administration The Principal Investigator (PI) of an award is responsible for oversight and direction of the sponsored project including both the technical and the administrative/financial aspects of the award. Section 2.1.2 of the current NIH Grants Policy Statement describes this in further detail: Program Director/Principal Investigator. A […]

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