January 2014
GRANT AND CONTRACT PROCEDURES- Back


ORA has revised its due date to 3 days before submission date to sponsor

In keeping with the JHM strategic initiatives for enhancing our environment for biomedical discovery, Antony Rosen, Vice Dean for Research, Michael Amey, Associate Dean for Research Administration and Nicole Leonard, Deputy Director of the Office of Research Administration are pleased to announce several changes that should better support our investigators' efforts to obtain research funding and accelerate the agreements necessary to launch and maintain successful research projects. These include a new 3 day due date for proposals to be submitted to ORA prior to the sponsor's deadline, as well as new ORA structure to ease processing of contracts and research agreements.

In December we completed a survey of NIH applicant PIs from the past year. That survey documented our expectation that our investigators needed more time to prepare competitive grant proposals, and that we needed to process sponsored contracts and other research agreements more quickly. To address those goals we are revising the organization and deployment of our existing Miller Research Building ORA staff into two teams, and are making several additional changes that will assist investigators in submitting grant applications:

1. NEW ORA MRB Teams:
a) a larger grants team that will have the responsibility for all grant applications, including the more complex applications that have previously been reviewed by the ORA senior level negotiator staff, and
b) a contract and research agreement team of specialists and senior negotiators , who will no longer be responsible for complex grants.

The grants team will be directed by Alex Galea who is promoted to Assistant Director for Grants and Rosalind Palmer will join the team as an additional Grants Associate. Tom Burns, Associate Director, will be responsible for the specialists supporting contract negotiation.

2. NEW 3 (three) day due date:
Effective February 17th, these changes enable us to revise the current grant application date due at ORA to 3 (three) days prior to submission to the sponsor, instead of the current 5 days. Please Note: Grant and Contract applications will need to be final when submitted to ORA, as the new three day due date will not allow sufficient time nor staff to process corrections after applications are submitted to ORA.

3. More Timely Contract and Agreement Processing:
These changes should also provide for a more timely contract and agreement review/negotiation, by not involving the contract and agreement staff in complex grant applications. We will monitor the results of these changes to determine whether additional resources are needed.

4. Research Administration Training:
Research application and agreement processing begins at the department level. We are continuing to enhance research administration training for departmental staff through:

  • Research Administration Training Program for new and existing staff
  • Support for the SOM Research Administration Professionals group
  • Monthly departmental staff training by ORA
  • Guidance for the new JHU Masters in Research Administration degree program

We strongly believe that these changes will smooth the path for submitting proposals, and enhance investigators' efficiency in this critical area. We look forward to continuing to assist investigators to maximize their effectiveness.


Dean's Research Integrity Lectures

The Office of Policy Coordination presents the following lectures as part of the Dean's Research Integrity series. Each lecture has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SPRING 2014  
 
Date:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time:
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Topic:
Research Integrity, the Importance of Collaborative Research
Speaker:
Lisa Jacobs, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology
Location:
Tilghman Auditorium and simulcast to Carroll Auditorium, Bayview
CME:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
   
Date:
Monday, March 17, 2014
Time:
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Topic:
Research Integrity, the Importance of Mentor/Mentee Relationships
Speaker:
Janice Clements, Ph.D., Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Faculty Affairs, University Distinguished Service Professor, Vice Dean for Faculty
Location:
Chevy Chase Auditorium and simulcast to Alpha Commons, Schmidt Room, Bayview
CME:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 
Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time:
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Topic:
Research Integrity, the Importance of Data Acquisition and Management
Speaker:
Randall Reed, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Director, Center for Sensory Biology, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Professor, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Location:
Hurd Hall and simulcast to Carroll Auditorium, Bayview
CME:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


 


 

 
   
February 2014 articles:
eIRB 2 Launch
 
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Applications Now Being Accepted for Clinical and Translational Neurofibromatosis Research
American Asthma Association
NIH-ORIP Shared Instrumentation Grant Program for 2014 - PAR-14-073
Bay Area Lyme Foundation 'Emerging Leader Award'
2014 Open Application: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
EMD Serono - Grant for Oncology Innovation
American Cancer Society - Research Scholar Grants/ Mentored training and Career Development Grants/ Research Professor Grants
2015 HHMI Investigator Competition
ORA has Revised its Due Date to Three Days Before Submission Date to Sponsor
Dean's Research Integrity Lectures

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for February, March and April

       

 

JHM AppointmentsEmployment @ JHM | Finding a Doctor | Disclaimer | Maps & Directions | Contact JHM 

 

                                                                                                                                                           The Web Center