The NIH has announced that its 2012 “Sustainable Laboratories: Choosing the Right Equipment” conference will be held on December 13 and 14, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. This is an opportunity for researchers and clinicians to learn about the latest advances in laboratory equipment, which utilize cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies for biomedical research laboratories. The conference may be of special interest to those involved in managing research equipment and writing construction grants. Day one: Innovative energy-saving … Read More
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is promoting the use of the PhenX Toolkit, a resource that allows substance abuse researchers to gather, share, and compare human-subjects data. Forty three new Measures have been added to the Toolkit as part of a larger initiative by the NIDA called, ‘Genetics Data Harmonization,’ whose aim is to promote common measures that can be used by researchers across research fields. According to an NIH notice released earlier … Read More
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) has just posted four sample R21 applications and their summary statements. Even if you’re planning to submit to another institute, these samples are a great way to familiarize yourself with how reviewers are evaluating R21s in the new format. Are you still wondering: Is R21 the right mechanism for me? NIAID spells it out in a short article in their Funding Newsletter.
Watch this short video to learn what’s new with NIH RePORT, a database of currently funded NIH projects and other resources on NIH programs. NIH is continually working to make this website as user-friendly as possible so that you can locate strategic plans for specific disease areas, search for collaborators, and find out which study section is reviewings proposals similar to yours.
This year’s NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration are being held April 16-18, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN, and June 20-22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (As you may recall, one of these conferences was held in Portland back in 2010.) Both new and seasoned administrators, researchers, students, and grant writers are invited to attend—although many sessions are designed for individuals who are new to NIH grants. Sample topics for this year include: After … Read More
If you subscribe to the NIH RSS feed, you may have noticed that starting this week, administrative supplements are being communicated in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) format, not in the traditional NIH notice format. In conjunction with the FOA format change, the NIH has begun accepting administrative supplements electronically. As originally described in NOT-OD-12-024, if the activity code of your parent award requires electronic submission, you may now submit your administrative supplement requests online, … Read More
Join us on Tuesday, February 28 for a “nuts and bolts” guide to the Salary Cap as it applies to federal grant management at OHSU. This advanced level Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) course covers the history and regulations, including the December 2011 changes, and translates those into practical applications of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Salary Cap, specifically as it relates to salary distribution, cost sharing and certifying effort. This course is … Read More
Concerned about the NIH reduction in the salary cap? What about the cost of living increase limits? To see how these new policies will affect you personally or your research unit, we invite you to attend a special workshop on February 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Old Library Auditorium. This workshop will offer guidance in preparing and managing grant budgets in light of these federal policy changes. The workshop will be led … Read More
Faculty Forum on NIH Conflict of Interest – February 7, 1 to 2 p.m., Vollum M1441 Don’t forget–there’s a forum for anyone concerned about the new NIH rules for reporting financial conflicts of interest. Please join Kara Drolet, Mark Slifka, and the OHSU Research Integrity Office on February 7 at 1 p.m. for a forum to discuss what these rules mean and how OHSU should respond to them. The Research Integrity Office is sorting out the … Read More
Faculty Forum on NIH Conflict of Interest – February 7, 1 to 2 p.m., Vollum M1441 Concerned about the new NIH rules for reporting financial conflicts of interest? Worried about the reporting threshold for travel? Wondering to what extent such rules will affect processes such as peer review? Please join Kara Drolet, Mark Slifka, and the OHSU Research Integrity Office on February 7 at 1 p.m. for a forum to discuss what these rules mean and … Read More