Archive for 2014

IRB Notes eIRB Helpdesk: Top Tips for IRB Submissions

1. I need to add or remove a staff member on my eIRB study. What’s the best way to do this? You should submit staff changes independent of other changes to your study. Normally, staff-only modifications can be turned around within 24 hours, allowing your change to take effect quickly. If you pair this change with other items, the staff has to wait for the approval of the entire modification. 2. I am trying to … Read More

IRB Brown Bag: STudents As ResearcherS: STARS in the IRB Sky

STudents As ResearcherS: STARS in the IRB Sky Student Research Lynn Marshall – IRB Vice Chair Thursday September 25th, 2014 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM UHS 8B60   IRB Vice Chair Lynn Marshall will lead a space walk through of the basics of submitting your research to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review. She will cover our online submission system, the documents you need to prepare, what elements should be in the documents, and … Read More

Deadline extended: Graduate Research Fellowship applications for Neurobiology of Disease due Sept. 26

The OHSU Brain Institute announces the 2014 Neurobiology of Disease Fellowship Award Program (this award includes base stipend plus $2,000) that can support graduate students (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) pursuing research relevant to the neurobiology of disease. Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, novelty, relevance of the research to the neurobiology of disease, the commitment of the student to ongoing research on the neurobiology of disease, and the mentor’s qualifications. The deadline to … Read More

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations proposals due Nov. 12

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its research topics for the 14th round of its Grand Challenges Explorations grant program. This program is intended to foster unconventional ideas that could transform health and agricultural development in the world’s poorest countries. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to applicants at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Projects … Read More

Fall Vollum Writing Program starts Sept. 24

The Vollum Writing Program is a 6-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure; Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage; Strategies for revising; Dealing with writer’s block and time … Read More

OHSU startup Orexigen earns FDA approval

The office of Technology Transfer and Business Development is happy to announce that a drug from  Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., called Contrave, has been approved by the FDA. This drug helps with weight management, along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, in adults with an initial body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) who also have at least one weight-related comorbid condition. Contrave has two components: … Read More

RAIN is back from summer break

The Research Administration Information Network (RAIN) is back from its summer hiatus, with the latest announcements, updates, and news from research administration at OHSU. RAIN is a forum for research staff across the university who take part in aspects of research administration. At RAIN meetings, we deliver the latest information on NIH updates, award administration, learning opportunities, RDA staffing, and any other notable activity in research administration. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend either in person … Read More

IRB Notes From the Chair: A New Electronic IRB

  eIRB Upgrade Coming summer 2015!   The new eIRB will help us support the rapidly growing research community at OHSU and maintain our high standards of compliance as a world-class research institution. We expect this new version will provide a much simpler, understandable and streamlined approach for submitting your studies for IRB Review.   The eIRB Upgrade project has been divided into two phases: Phase 1 –  Design & Phase 2 – Development and … Read More

IRB Notes from the Manager: IRB Billing Tips

We have recently received a few questions about the billing for industry sponsored studies. Below is a reminder of the types of modifications that are “billable” and “not billable” on these studies. As a reminder, including “no charge” or similar language in the title of your modification does not serve as a trigger for whether items are billed. If you have questions or concerns about IRB billing, please email Dave Holmgren, IRB Manager.

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

Are you submitting a Career Development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. The Design Studio has openings at four … Read More

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