21st Annual HHS Small Business Program Conference: Empowering Innovation

The 21st Annual U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Small Business Programs Conference, scheduled for April 28-30, 2020 at the Luxor Hotel Las Vegas will be hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The conference will offer over 40 sessions focused on successfully submitting funding applications, approaching potential partners and investors, accessing the technical assistance programs HHS offers to awardees, and discussing specific questions with HHS SBIR/STTR subject-matter experts. Continue reading

Spring Brings Computing Clouds and eRA Downtime

With the coming of spring, eRA modules and data will be migrated to the Amazon Web Services cloud. From 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20, all eRA modules will be unavailable. This effort will affect all the eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, iEdison, etc.) and informational websites (era.nih.gov, etc.). Any affected due dates will be extended and the 2-day viewing window for successfully submitted applications will be adjusted to provide the full two days. Continue reading

Reminder of NIH Requirement to Adhere to the Revised Common Rule and Use a Single IRB for Multi-Site Studies

As of January 20, 2020, studies subject to the Revised Common Rule Cooperative Research Provision (45 CFR 46.114(b)) must use a single IRB as required by the terms and conditions of award. This includes studies that are not subject to the NIH sIRB policy – such as domestic, multisite career development (K) and fellowship (F) awards. Continue reading

NIH & HHS Experts Ready to Meet & Share with You in Baltimore, MD this Spring!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to talk with NIH & HHS program, review, grants management and/or policy experts then keep reading! From April 20-22, 2020, over 100 NIH & HHS experts will be on hand at the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, ready to provide you with the latest policy and process information. Continue reading

Involved in Lab Animal Care and Use Programs? Upcoming ICARE Academy Workshops Are for You!

Looking to better understand research animal welfare, federal regulations related to the care and use of animals in research, and IACUC oversight issues? Then the Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Academy is for you. The 2-day Introduction to IACUC … Continue reading

Clarifying Due Dates vs. Expiration Dates on Funding Opportunity Announcements

An application due date is not the same as a funding
opportunity expiration date. If you submit on the expiration date – you’re
late, the opportunity has expired. The Key Dates section of each funding opportunity either
lists specific due dates or points to our table of standard
due dates. When standard due dates are used, applicants can submit
applications to any of the appropriate due dates up until the funding
opportunity announcement (FOA) expires. Continue reading