Tag Archives: resources

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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Spotlight on Policy: Cost Share

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s spotlight is a light refresher on Cost Share.  Once the cat is out of the bag (or the cost share is proposed), we can’t just forget about it.  There is an important amount of follow up to do post-award, and today’s post will provide some general background, remind us what follow […]

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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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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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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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“Faculty Speed Dating” for Research Comes to VCU!

Are you a VCU faculty member looking for research partnerships?  Meet researchers outside your discipline at this fast-paced networking event for clinicians, scientists and engineers! Talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange business cards, and then move on!  This event is part of the Ready, Set, Grant! series of workshops and is sponsored by […]

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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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