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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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NIH Announces Requirement to Use xTRACT System for Training Grant RPPR Data Tables

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) have announced that, as of October 1, 2019 (federal fiscal year 2020), grant recipients must create the data tables that are required for the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) using the xTRACT system. This requirement applies to the T15, T32, […]

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Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations

Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations Over the past several months, Congress and federal funding agencies have voiced their concerns about the potential for improper foreign influence in U.S. academic research. On April 18, 2019, Dr. Bruner sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to the Emory research community. Highlights and Reminders To ensure complete disclosure, faculty should: […]

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NIH Announces Salary Cap for FY2019

Effective Date: January 6, 2019 The HHS Appropriations Act provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for FY2019. This Act 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 6, […]

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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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Single IRB Review Reminder

If your NIH RFA will involve collaborating sites, and NIH requires the use of a single IRB (“sIRB”), we remind you to consult with the Emory IRB very early on in the grant-writing process, and to not submit your sIRB plan without our prior review. We also remind you that reliance on an independent IRB is […]

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October is Biosafety Month

2018 is the 5th anniversary of Biosafety Month. The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP) initially created National Biosafety Month to encourage institutions to highlight the importance of biosafety and undertake activities to strengthen their biosafety programs. The 2018 Biosafety Month theme is “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility” with […]

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What is the Purpose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a Biological Research Facility?

It’s really not a simple answer and requires an understanding of general biosafety. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines biosafety as principles, practices, and strategies aimed at minimizing the unintentional release of a biological agent. Biosafety is achieved by utilizing the four primary controls – engineering, PPE, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and administration. These controls […]

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Common Rule Delay and Single IRB Requirement for Federally Supported Studies

On January 17, 2018, changes to the common rule that were scheduled to be effective on January 19, 2018, were delayed 6 months.  The new effective and compliance date is July 19, 2018.  This will allow time for the regulatory agencies to develop more guidance around the 2018 Common Rule, and they will also work […]

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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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