Tag Archives: change

News Roundup: Research Terms and Conditions, IP in the News, and Computer Updates!

The proposed Research Terms and Conditions under the Uniform Guidance have been released.  Comments are solicited by December 14. You can view the proposed terms and conditions here. This is a “revised set of RTCs as they apply to research and research-related grants made by the following awarding agencies to institutions of higher education and […]

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News Roundup: New Rules, Political Bullying, and Opportunities at VCU

OHRP is holding a series of webinars about new rulemaking: DHHS and 15 other federal units have announced plans to “modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.” “In order to help the public better understand the goals and impact of the new proposals, the Office for Human […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Things I Learned While Working From Home

This week’s Top Ten is all about what I learned while working from home during the UCI World Cycling Championships last week. 1) I am much more productive with fewer interruptions! 2) No matter what else is going on in the world, the grants still get submitted.  The world came to Richmond, and we still […]

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Have You Participated in the Open Dialogue?

The government has opened a National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees. The purpose of this dialogue is to reduce the costs associated with managing federal dollars (grants, contracts, and associated subawards). You can submit your own ideas, or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others. If you […]

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Trolling: Not Just for Students Anymore

I recently read an article in Inside Higher Education by Heather VanMouwerik from the University of California. The article, entitled “Stop Feeding the Trolls!” delved into the issues around student behavior online, and the increasing incidence of trolling by students against faculty. “Trolling, ..is deliberate and angry online communication meant to shame, humiliate, and scare the recipient..” […]

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Funding Monday: When You Should NOT Submit a Proposal

Philanthropic News Digest has a great post on their site right now about the timing of proposal requests to foundations. Basically, if the financial markets take a nosedive right before your submission is set to go out, it might be wise to wait! The article lists three things you should do to improve your strategy […]

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NCURA AM57 Recap

Heather and I really enjoyed last week’s NCURA Annual Meeting in Washington DC!   Here’s a quick recap of the conference (with more specific info to come, of course!): Our very own Thursday Top Ten post went slightly viral (or as viral as you can be as a research administrator). Research administrators from all over […]

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Transferring a Grant to Your New Institution? Not So Fast…

It’s been a fairly standard practice when transitioning from one university to another for faculty to take any grant awards on which they are PI with them to their new institution.  It’s referred to by Paul Basken at the Chronicle of Higher Education as an “unwritten rule.”  A new case in California courts could change […]

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News Roundup: NSF Compliance Update, Animal use in biomedical research, NIH eRA Commons Accounts, and more

This week’s news roundup is chock full of fun: NSF is making updates to FastLane on July 24 that will implement a new set of automated compliance checks in the system.  This makes it more likely that your proposal will not make it to review (or possibly even submission) if you don’t follow the guidelines! […]

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Funding Monday: Commonwealth Health Research Board

This just in from the Office of Research:  The Office of Research and Innovation has been notified of a limited submission opportunity from the Commonwealth Health Research Board. CHRB has revised their guidelines this year to include a reduction in the number of submissions permitted along with a change to the timeline.  Only ten (10) […]

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