Tag Archives: research administration

Latest Happenings in CHS-OSP

You may notice this week that our blog posts are less frequent than usual.  This will likely continue over the next few weeks because we are in the middle of our busiest time of the year, when our biggest sponsors schedule their biggest deadlines at the same time. This is also usually the same time we […]

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News Roundup: Welcome Back!

  Though we’ve been back from break for a few days now, I want to welcome you back to work, and back to the blog! There are a few things happening here that I am really excited to tell you! First, we want to congratulate Maggie Gallagher-Mondak on successfully passing the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) […]

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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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Spotlight on Policy: Integrity and Compliance Training

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Spotlight on Policy:  Integrity and Assurances In the spirit of the Integrity and Compliance Training VCU requires its employees to complete every year around this time, this week’s Spotlight on Policy blog post covers a few of the gems covered in the training and how they may be connected to Research Administration. […]

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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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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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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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What’s Happening in Research Administration at VCU?

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been really busy around here lately! Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the days and weeks to come: Friday October 30 marks our annual College of Humanities & Sciences Research Orientation.  We’ll be talking about how the VCU system works, as well as new faculty issues on […]

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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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