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September 2018

Research Administration Training Program for Existing Staff

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Program details, including pre-requisites, curriculum, and nomination requirements can be found on our website.

Some things to consider before submitting a nomination:

  • The first year of the program requires roughly 1-3 hours a month out of office; the second year experience may require a day or more a month.
  • The program does require you to travel to several campuses to train, shadow, etc.
  • When nominating, the supervisor of the nominee must commit to the required time out of office.
  • Supervisors are eligible and encouraged to attend any training beneficial for their professional development as well.

Nominations may be completed online (Nomination Form for RPES Cohort VIII applications). All application materials are due by Monday, October 1, 2018. Please direct any questions to RATPack@jhu.edu.

Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

The next time you are completing your interim or final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for your NIH grant, pay special attention to writing the project Outcomes section (Section I). Any project outcomes submitted on or after October 1, 2017 will be made available to the general public via NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORTER).

Please see the blog post from Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research for more information and tips on how to write the Outcomes section of your RPPR.

NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects

Matchmaker is a new extension of the NIH RePORTER website system that makes it easy to find similar projects already funded by the NIH. Matchmaker takes user-submitted scientific text, and analyzes it for relevant terms and concepts and compare those terms and concepts to other funded research projects from the NIH. Matchmaker then returns up to 100 similar projects, including a graphical overview highlighting the study sections that reviewed similar projects, the NIH institutes and centers that funded the projects, and the activity codes of those similar projects. More information about Matchmaker and NIH RePORTER page can be found at http://projectreporter.nih.gov. You may also view this short informational video about Matchmaker.

NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants

The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) has developed several video tutorials to walk researchers through the process of applying for grants. The 4-part series covers the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting an application. Review these video tutorials on the NIH OER website.

NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

Adding a foreign component under a grant to a domestic or foreign organization requires NIH prior approval. For purposes of this policy, a foreign component is defined as performance of any significant element or segment of the project outside the United States either by the grantee or by a researcher employed by a foreign institution, whether or not grant funds are expended. Activities that would meet this definition include the following:

  • The involvement of human subjects or vertebrate animals at a foreign site.
  • Extensive foreign travel by grantee project staff for the purpose of data collection, surveying, sampling, and similar activities.
  • Any activity of the grantee that may involve the population, environment, resources, or affairs of a foreign country.
Examples of other grant-related activities that may be significant are:
  • collaborations with investigators at a foreign site anticipated to result in co-authorship;
  • use of facilities or instrumentation at a foreign site; or
  • receipt of financial support or resources from a foreign entity.
A change in the performance site within a foreign country or the addition of a performance site in a country other than that specified in the approved application requires NIH awarding IC prior approval. The transfer of work by a domestic grantee to a foreign component also requires awarding IC prior approval. For more information on this policy, visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2013/

September 2018 articles:
Clinical Research Annual Reports
Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Change in Federalwide Assurance [FWA] Numbers
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
NIH requirement for Single IRB (sIRB)
JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Johns Hopkins Research Network
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
SANOFI Innovation Awards Program
NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Research Administration Training Program for Existing Staff
Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for September, October and November

September Events at the Genetic Resources Core Facility


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