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Update to Emory University’s IBC Policies and Procedures

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) updated the Policies and Procedures of the Emory University Institutional Biosafety Committee. The current version is on the EHSO website under Forms/Documents. This document outlines the responsibilities of the Emory University Institutional Biosafety Committee in accordance with NIH Guidelines, which includes the review of research that involves recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids.  A highlight of the changes includes updates to:  Appendix 1 Guidelines […]

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Important IRB Updates

We have updated Data and Safety Monitoring guidance for Investigator-Initiated studies that are more than minimal risk. It is posted here under “DSMP, Site Monitoring, and DSMB Guidance,” under “Related Guidance.” Please note that some high-complexity studies do require external/independent monitoring, so please consult with the IRB, and/or Margaret Huber in the Office of Research […]

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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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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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Requirements for Disclosure of Other Support, Foreign Relationships and Activities, as well as Conflicts of Interest

In recent weeks, numerous reports and presentations have been published by NIH and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on principled international collaborations, protecting research against foreign influence, and ensuring the security and objectivity of research.  NIH has a website specifically addressing these issues entitled Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation.  NSF […]

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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 Changes to NSF Biosketches and Current and Pending Support!

If you are planning to submit an NSF grant proposal in the spring or summer of 2020 (or beyond), please read this article in its entirety. It contains important information on how to ensure your proposal will be accepted by NSF. As discussed in the “Important Agency Updates” article posted 12/20/2019, NSF has announced that […]

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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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