Posts Tagged ‘Research administration’

More information about the changes coming to NIH applications

  As you are likely aware, big changes are coming to NIH applications, and the critical deadline of January 25, 2018 is fast approaching. That’s when the new Forms E go into effect. These changes affect the content and format of most PHS applications so all PIs should read the new guide and ensure they are using the correct funding opportunity announcement. But the biggest changes will affect those doing clinical research. NIH has created a series of initiatives to enhance … Read More

NIH under continuing resolution: What does it mean to you?

The NIH released a notice on December 19 indicating that all Department of Health and Human Services agencies will be acting under a continuing resolution through Jan. 19, 2018. (Note that Congress extended funding after the NIH notice was released.) This means that until at least mid-January, grants will be funded up to 90% of the previously committed level. Adjustments may be made later, but there are no guarantees. So be cautious of spending ahead on your award. … Read More

Coming Changes to NIH Clinical Trials and How They Affect Your Research

Beginning in 2018, NIH is changing the definition of a clinical trial—expanding it beyond its current scope. If you work with human subjects, your research may be affected, including the indirect cost rates you can put on your grants. But not all NIH institutes are following the same guidelines. You’re invited to hear the latest on these changes and what they may mean for you from our experts in OPAM. Session 1 Date: Thursday, December … Read More

Join RAIN: Research Administration Information Network

Research Administration Information Network, or RAIN, serves the research community, particularly those who take part in the many aspects of research administration. Monthly RAIN meetings provide the latest NIH updates, award administration news, learning opportunities, process improvement projects, RDA staffing updates, and other information that affects research administration at OHSU. Research Development and Administration units, members of research departments, and other members of the OHSU research community present information and answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend RAIN … Read More

Upcoming class: RDA 101, Oct. 5th

Are you new to research at OHSU? Looking for guidance on how to navigate research administration? At Research Administration Training & Education (RATE), we connect the research community with workplace learning. The RATE Program offers classes for research administrators as well as others who support research at OHSU, outlined in the research learning portal. RDA 101 is a great place to start whether you are new to OHSU Research or not. RDA 101: Introduction to … Read More

Eric Smith named director of OHSU Clinical Research Support Office

Eric Smith, M.S., M.B.A., has been named the director of the OHSU Clinical Research Support Office. The CRSO was launched on July 3, 2017, in order to bring clinical research support functions under one umbrella and focus on partnering with the research community to support OHSU’s clinical research leadership. Smith comes to this position from the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, where he has served since 2011 as associate director of translational research and dermatopathology, … Read More

When and how to request an urgent IRB review

Submissions for IRB review are typically reviewed in the order in which they are received. However, there are situations that require more urgent attention.  Examples of these are: Subjects are critically ill and awaiting IRB approval of an initial submission or modification. Imminent funding deadline (e.g., NIH just-in-time notifications). Projects with tight timelines, such as a summer student research project. In urgent cases, please take the following steps: Ensure your submission is complete and accurate to … Read More

IRB fee changes go into effect Oct. 1

On October 1, 2017, OHSU Institutional Review Board fees will increase for industry-sponsored projects submitted through eIRB. Study teams should begin incorporating the fee structure in clinical trial budgets for new projects anticipated to be submitted on or after this date. Existing contracts will not be affected. IRB fees are charged for industry-sponsored studies; no fees are charged for the review of foundation, federal, internally funded, or unfunded research. IRB fees are directly invoiced to the … Read More

New NIH Policy requires single IRB for multi-site research

On January 25, 2018, new rules take effect for NIH-funded multi-site research studies. Non-exempt human subjects research studies that are conducted at more than one U.S. site and use the same protocol must use a single IRB. This applies to all competing grant applications: new, renewal, revision, or resubmission. What does the new policy mean for OHSU researchers? OHSU has already begun streamlining the multi-site review process, using IRB reliance systems to waive oversight to … Read More

Clinical trials administration reorganized to speed processes

Shortening clinical trials contract turnaround by 20 percent—that is the goal of the new Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO). Processes for study staff and investigators will be simplified over time, and the institutional support functions are being brought under a single umbrella. The new structure, launched on July 3, will streamline communications and functions across administrative units and offices, including clinical trials contracting, clinical research billing, and the clinical trials management system. The contracting triage function will … Read More

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