21st Annual HHS Small Business Program Conference: Empowering Innovation

February 5, 2020

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.

Spring Brings Computing Clouds and eRA Downtime

February 5, 2020

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.

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

February 4, 2020

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.

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

February 3, 2020

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 Function workshop is for those IACUC and animal program personnel who are new to the … Continue reading “Involved in Lab Animal Care and Use Programs? Upcoming ICARE Academy Workshops Are for You!”

New “All About Grants” Podcast on Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs)

February 3, 2020

When dutifully scanning the weekly Table of Contents email for the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts every Friday afternoon, have you found yourself wondering where all the Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) came from? And, what is a NOSI anyways? Dr. Jodi Black, Deputy Director of NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, joins us in … Continue reading “New “All About Grants” Podcast on Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs)”