Tag Archives: NIH

News Roundup: Records Management, Leadership, and More

Are you following the proper Records Management procedures? This is an important, but often overlooked part of our responsibility as research administrators. There have been some changes at VCU recently, so the Records Management Office announces that registration for basic records management training is now open. The Records Management program seeks to educate all employees on […]

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Spotlight on Policy – Conflicts of Interest

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak What is a Conflict of Interest (COI)? A COI exists when individual interests outside of their position might influence official responsibilities.  A bias may exist that harms the University when Universities have an obligation to protect the reputation of their school and to not weaken public trust. Examples of COI: Financial – […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Outside Professional Activities

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Outside Professional Activity (OPA): “Any service rendered by a faculty member to persons or organizations external to the university, without university sponsorship, for the purpose of advancing, applying, or transferring knowledge in a field of endeavor related to the faculty member’s employment at the university.” While the dissemination of research findings is […]

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News Roundup: New NIH Requirements, the Ethics of MRT, Controversy, and More

NIH introduces new requirements: NIH has introduced some new requirements to address transparency and rigor in applications. There are a number of recent notices that pertain to this requirement:  NOT-OD-16-058, NOT-OD-16-034, NOT-OD-16-011, NOT-OD-16-031, NOT-OD-16-012, NOT-OD-16-005,  NOT-OD-16-004,  NOT-OD-15-103, NOT-OD-15-102.  In addition, Open Mike is blogging on the subject. OSP has also graciously shared a document outlining these changes created by […]

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News Roundup: Fraud Convictions, Harassment, and More

Remember those researchers at Lehigh University who were accused of defrauding NASA? They were convicted last week. One of the most important things about this case, in my opinion, is the fact that these were not “bad guys.”  They just did not think through their decisions and the implications thereof. “[A] juror said the panel believed […]

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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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Bonus News Roundup: NCURA Chair-Elect at VCU, US ORI News, and More

Big News for CHS-OSP.  I’ve recently been informed that I have been elected NCURA Region III Chair-Elect!  This means that I’ll be assisting the current Chair for a year (starting in May), and will be the official Chair for the next year’s Spring Meeting (2017).  I’m honored to have been chosen for this opportunity, and […]

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News Roundup: School Reform, Benefits for Postdocs, and More

School reform may impact higher ed. Congress has voted to scrap the No Child Left Behind act. Now they are working on what will replace it. Read more here.  “University lobbyists are hoping that Alexander can also wave his magic wand to make government oversight of academic research less onerous. He has promised to incorporate […]

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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: Gene Editing, NSF T/C, and More

In research administration news this week: Debate on the ethics of gene editing: As debate continues, US News and World Report has a great primer article about gene editing and its ethical issues. Targeting of scientists: PETA has sent out hundreds of letters to the neighbors of an NIH director and research scientist, urging people to […]

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