Tag Archives: Health Research

Spotlight on Policy: Research Subject Payments

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak PROCUREMENT POLICY AT VCU: Payment options for research or survey participants: Direct pay – requires vendor setup in Banner, and the Direct Pay / General Encumbrance Form Petty cash Gift/Bank cards Payment for gift cards cannot be done with a p-card; purchase orders or petty cash only Departments can also purchase gift […]

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News Roundup: NIH Special!

We have a special News Roundup for you this week, and it’s all about NIH. NIH has raised the salary cap. NOT-OD-16-045 raises the maximum salary on NIH support from $183,300 to $185,100  effective January 10, 2016. We’ve updated our salary cap cost share calculator spreadsheet to assist you with calculations. CHS CSA for Sal Cap (MS Excel, 87 […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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News Roundup: DATA Act, Cancer Research, and Going Viral

Webinar on DATA Act for Federal Grant Recipients: Need to know about the DATA Act?  Log on for a helpful webinar Wed, Nov 18, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST “Reporting requirements under the DATA Act apply to the Federal awarding agencies. However, government-wide financial data standards will be established for all federal funds and […]

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News Roundup: NIH Policy Updates, Intellectual Property

NIH 2016 Grant Policy Updates are out!  Check out the significant changes here. Need to use the Closeout features in eRA Commons, but don’t know how? Not anymore!  FAQs are available here. Missing Salley Rockey?  Me too.  But to make it easier, Open Mike is now open for business!  Open Mike is the new Rock Talk in case […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Export Controls

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak What is an Export? When an item is transferred physically from the U.S. to a foreign country An export includes actual shipment of goods or carried during international travel, An export is also when information is transmitted to a person or entity in a foreign country, whether in writing, or via email, […]

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Spotlight on Policy: When is an IRB review required?

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak When is an IRB review required? Before we answer the main question, let’s back up a step and first ask What is an IRB? An Institutional Review Board or IRB is a committee established to review and approve research involving human subjects.  IRBs are also commonly referred to as human research ethics […]

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News Roundup: Free Lunch, NIH Post-Award, and More

‘Advance Your Research’: Free Workshop and Lunch with Fellow Researchers: VCU Libraries hosts a day of drop-in workshops in the James Branch Cabell Library, Room 250, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., designed to help make the research process better, faster and smarter. This event is free and open to all. Registration […]

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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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News Roundup: NSF and the IT Revolution, Audits, Changes to Human Subject Rules

NSF Reboots the IT Revolution: A report was released on September 1 to identify “fundamental research needs for advancing the burgeoning Internet of Things and catalyzing cutting-edge innovations.”  Read all about it here.  Audits: The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges has posted an article entitled “Who Audits the Auditor? Assessing the Quality […]

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