April 2010

eIS Conversion to COEUS Training

Effective 3/15/2010, the eInformation Sheet (eIS) Webform system will no longer accept new eIS documents. COEUS Proposal Development (Coeus PD) must be used in place of a new eIS for all proposals submitted by Departments for ORA Review.

The ORA Website has been updated with new information regarding the proposal submission process. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/ora/Forms/

Department staff should complete their full COEUS training as soon as possible and use COEUS for all Grants.gov system-to-system (S2S) submissions effective June 15, 2010.

Register for COEUS hands-on instructor led training through the JHU Financial and Information Technology Training (FITT) website: http://training.jhu.edu/html/ITTraining/
itlinks/registration.asp. You must complete the basic required prerequisite courses before hands-on training COEUS training. The prerequisite courses include a basic understanding of the financial and business systems of the Johns Hopkins University.

The School of Medicine will offer additional training sessions for individuals who have completed the two FITT required prerequisite courses. If your Department would like individual training, please contact rreese@jhmi.edu for scheduling individual departmental training.

NIH Clarification on Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) Information

This notice clarifies the information that must be included in the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) of grant applications and cooperative agreements that use live vertebrate animals in research. It also explains how the VAS is evaluated within NIH peer review process and is considered in overall scoring. The oversight role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and review responsibility of the NIH Scientific Review Group (SRG) are distinguished. If you perform research with live vertebrate animals, please click here to view the complete notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-027.html.

Recovery Act of 2009, Revised NIH Award Terms Available

This notice reaffirms to NIH grantees the goals of the Recovery Act (job creation and acceleration of research); reminds project directors, principal investigators and institutions to expend funds in timely manner; and reminds grantees to review and follow all terms of agreement.

The policy on no-cost extension for Recovery Act grants is clarified: as with other NIH grants, grantees retain the ability to extend the final budget period of a project period without additional NIH funds without prior written approval. The notice reminds grantees that a second no-cost extension must request approval from the NIH IC, and must document need, etc.

NIH is carefully stewarding Recovery Act resources and closely observing the terms of agreements. Investigators are urged to re-review their agreements and ensure all efforts in compliance with these terms. To view the complete notice, click here:


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April 2010 articles:
Clarification on Role of Study Team Members
Clarification on Changes in IRB-Approved Research Protocols
Seminar Series
Faculty Resources Site Now Open to All SOM Staff
Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee Updates
Department of Defense (DOD) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program, May 2010
Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust - Cancer and AIDS Research Program for 2010
U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Call for Proposals in Transformative Science
DOD Fiscal Year 2010 Autism Research Program (ARP)
NIH - Millennium Promise Awards: Non-communicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program
eIS Conversion to COEUS Training
NIH Clarification on Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) Information
Recovery Act of 2009, Revised NIH Award Terms Available

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