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February 2020

HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH

Managing Investigational Product Returns from Research Participants
Go online for important guidelines regarding investigational drug product documentation.

Update to Organization Policy on Registration of Clinical Trials

Changes in HSR Recertification
Go online for updated information on required training for Human Subjects Research Recertification courses.

Update on Insurance and Research Participant Financial Responsibility Information Sheet: Signature No Longer Required
Necesary updates detailed onilne.

Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Beginning August 1, additional fees will be collected for IRB review of commercially-funded studies with financial support in excess of $10,000.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
The CTSA Collaborative DSMB Workgroup announces online Training Manual to provide guidance, training and resources in DSMB practices for investigator-initiated research studies.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Register online for the 90-minute training sessions held on the fourth Friday of each month.

Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Go online to see new, approved rate reduction percentages effective for statements generated after March 1, 2018.

Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Important changes to those conducting NIH-funded research involving human subjects detailed online.

JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Go online for process to submit reliance requests to JHM IRB.

Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
SPIRIT, a partnership among seven universities including JHU, seeks to fund scientists researching varying health concerns, from creating tumor-destroying viruses to decreasing large numbers of mentally ill in the criminal justice system.

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Check out the many services and clinical resources for faculty and student investigators on the ICTR website.

Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

ANIMAL RESEARCH

Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Go online for the most recent versions of important forms, policies, and guidelines.

Current Classes
A Small Animal Surgery class will be held on February 13. Class is free. Registration is required.

"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Form processing assistance available through the JHU Animal Care and Use Comittee office.


BIOSAFETY

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Go online to see sponsored training opportuniies, safety tips and highlights and updated DURC policies.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions Small Grants Program
Funding available to develop effective school-based health solutions to address barriers to health access among underserved students. Letter of intent deadline is February 14.

Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Foundation sponsors $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synucle in PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly. No application deadline.

 
GRANT AND CONTRACT PROCEDURES

New System to Request Outgoing Subawards
Effective March 1, 2020, the SOM ORA wil be using the Subaward Workflow Information Tracking System in place of Information Sheets for outgoing subaward requests. Schedue a training for your department.

Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
Clarification on IBO contact and LRP eligibility.

JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Clarification on NIH foreign collaboration policies available online.

Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
Details regarding conflict of interest regulations applicable to payments from foreign universities, research organizations, and government agencies on line.

New Institutional Letter of Support Required for Institutional Training Grant Applications
Effective January 25, certain NIH institutional training grants must include an letter outlining the policies JHU has in place to prevent discriminatory harassment. The letter is available for download.

Notice to the Johns Hopkins Community Regarding the National Science Foundation Grant Reporting Requirement for Harassment Findings and Actions
The NSF requires institutions receiving NSF funds to report findings about any NSF funded PI or co-PI of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other harassment.

Prohibited Mention of Prior Review for New Replacement Applications
If you are submitting a revised application that does not qualify as an A1 resubmission, you must present the application as new.

NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
Approval reminder and the latest announcement clarifying that the policy also applies to foreign conduct of any of the work scope regardless of the source of funding. Go online for details.

Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
Project outcomes submitted on or after October 1, 2017 are available to the general public via NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool.

NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
An extension of the NIH RePORTER, the new tool makes it easy to find similar projects already funded by the NIH.

NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants
Four-part series covers the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting an application.


RECENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
 
PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Deadlines for February, March and April

 
CORE FACILITIES

Seminars and Symposium at the Genetic Resources Core Facility
Dates and details for Genetic Resources Core Facility special events.