December 2010

NIH Requiring Use of xTrain Commons

Beginning January 1, 2011, the use of the National Institutes of Health’s xTrain Commons module will be required to electronically prepare and submit the PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment form and PHS 416-7 Termination Notice for nearly all NIH institutional research training, fellowships, education, and career development awards. For more details on which awards will be affected, please see this notice:

Potential users are encouraged to review the xTrain instructions and training resources available on the eRA Commons website at:
. This website provides new users with information on getting started in the XTrain system and a sample environment to learn about its features.

General questions concerning using xTrain should be directed to the eRA Commons Helpdesk at

If you do not yet have an eRA Commons account, please contact Rhanota Edwards ( in the Office of Research Administration (ORA). Rhanota will create an eRA Commons account for you.

Changes to Postdoctoral and Student Insurance Information

There has been an update to the insurance information for postdocs and students in the Sponsored Project Handbook appendix on Indirect Cost Rates and Fringe Benefits Rates. To review this new information, please click here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.

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December 2010 articles:
Seminar Series
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Mary Kay Foundation - Cancer Research Grant Program for 2011
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program for 2011
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award Program
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2011
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research
NIH Requiring Use of xTrain Commons
Changes to Postdoctoral and Student Insurance Information

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