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NIH eRA Commons Enhancements – Additional Prior Approval Requests

Effective March 2, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented the ability to electronically submit two additional types of prior approval requests via the eRA Commons system: Request for No-cost Extension (NCE) which requires NIH prior approval; Request for Change of PD/PI These requests are in addition to the original features of the […]

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Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Issued by National Institute of Health Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant).  The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY).  At […]

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Notifications From NIH Regarding 2017 Funding

NIH has published additional information regarding FY17 funding.  The “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017” signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016 continues government operations through April 28, 2017 at 99.8099 percent of the FY2016 enacted level.  Consistent with past NIH practices, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a […]

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2017 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration

The National Institutes of Health is hosting the 2017 Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in New Orleans on May 3-5 and in Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 25-27, 2017. These seminars offer a comprehensive program including such topics as fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal […]

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October is NIH’s Biosafety Month

Use this opportunity to assess your biosafety habits. Are you: Registering all of your biological work with the Biosafety Office? We switched to an electronic platform, BioRAFT, this year. Use this new system to submit your work. Practicing good lab techniques? Disinfect surfaces after work and wash your hands every time you leave the lab. […]

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New NIH Guidelines for Human Gene Transfer

NIH’s Office of Science Policy has released guidelines for registration and review of human gene transfer protocols. These protocols involve the transfer of recombinant nucleic acid molecules or their derivatives and/or synthetic nucleic acid molecules into human research participants. For the new guidelines, click here: http://bit.ly/2d1cR5E

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Impact of FLSA Changes on NIH Funded Post Docs

NIH has issued guidance on projected FY2017 stipend levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).  NIH’s plan is to raise the minimum NRSA compensation level to above the new Department of Labor (DOL) threshold of $47,476 which becomes effective December 1, 2016 (for exemption from overtime rules). […]

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NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Notices Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NOT-OD-16-105) National Institutes of Health Revised: Notice of Reissuance of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (NOT-OD-16-107) National Institutes of Health Findings of Research Misconduct (NOT-OD-16-111) National Institutes of […]

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National Science Foundation Significantly Changes and Clarifies Its PAPPG

Written By: Viraj Parmar, JD Office of Sponsored Programs The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently changed and clarified numerous sections within its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). As many of our researchers and staff know, the PAPPG consists of two parts: Part I, titled NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), contains NSF’s proposal […]

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Notice of National Biosafety Stewardship Month & Health and Safety Requirements for NIH Grantees

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-163 Release Date: Sept. 29, 2015 Issued by: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Link: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-163.html This is the second year that NIH specifically reminds its grantees of: meeting applicable federal, state and local health and safety standards; and establishing and implementing necessary measures to minimize their employees’ risk of injury or illness in activities related to […]

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