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Award Closeout Policy Update

On September 1, 2021, we launched four new/updated policies related to award close outs.  These polices were developed in collaboration with RAS leaders, CBOs, and ORA leaders. They were designed to ensure sponsored awards are closed out promptly in COMPASS. This will benefit our research community by streamlining the process of award close out.  These […]

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Farewell to The Lab Rat, Welcome to Research Safety Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) division of Research Safety is changing the name of our monthly newsletter from The Lab Rat Newsletter to Research Safety Update, effective March 2021. As part of a larger EHSO rebranding effort, we have decided to allow The Lab Rat to retire. The new Research Safety Update will […]

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ORA Process Improvement Update

The Office of Research Administration subscribes to a philosophy of continuous improvement that informs our mission, vision, and values and improves the quality of service. We are enthusiastic to report progress that has occurred with ongoing initiatives. Of more than 160 individual recommendations arising from external reviews from expert consultants, 32 have been implemented. The […]

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Update to Fringe Rates for FY21

In July 2020, the Fringe Rates for FY21 were posted to the Emory Finance website.  This information was shared in the July ORA Newsletter article here. As of 1/1/2021, Ways & Means has decided to lower the non-federal physician fringe rate from 17.4% to 17.0%.  All other rates remain unchanged for the rest of FY21. […]

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Increase in Personnel Density for Research Laboratories

On November 30, personnel density for research laboratories will be increased from one person per 250 square feet per one person to one person per 150 square feet.  This increase in occupancy density continues to require the use of face coverings and maintaining a minimum distance of 6-feet between people.  This physical distancing requirement is […]

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Grant Forms and Relinquishment Form Update

RGC Operations is pleased to announce an update to grants forms. The Relinquishment form has been updated replacing “Budget Information” with “Relinquishment Information and “Total Authorized budget” with “Amt to Relinquish.”  We anticipate these changes will offer transparency and ease in completion. Below is a screenshot reflective of the update. If you have any questions […]

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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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eIRB Upgrade News (as of 12/23/19)

An important message from the Emory IRB with Glad Tidings of a Shorter Strategic Slowdown for the eIRB Upgrade!  We are very happy to announce that our upcoming strategic submission slowdown, to prepare for the eIRB upgrade, has been reduced from an anticipated three weeks to less than one week! Thank you to Emory LITS, […]

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