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List of NIH Activity Codes Subject to the DMS Policy

October 3, 2022

NIH released a list of activity codes subject to the DMS Policy. To determine if the DMS Policy applies to your application, be sure to check out the complete list of NIH activity codes subject to the DMS Policy, as well as the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

The DMS Policy applies to all research that generates scientific data, including:

  • Research Projects...
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Reminder: Institutional Letters of Support Signed by the Dean

October 3, 2022
The Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD) coordinates all letters of institutional support that are to be signed by the Dean’s Office (Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty), including letters of institutional commitment, which are used for all training and Center grants that will provide graduate student support. ORSD enhances and strengthens the language used in the letters and, upon request, can provide templated language to assist in drafting letters.

IORSD may monetize resources (financial support, effort support, and... Read more about Reminder: Institutional Letters of Support Signed by the Dean

Special Reminder: AHRQ Natural Disaster Policy (Hurricane Ian)

October 3, 2022

AHRQ issued Notice NOT-HS-22-025 to inform the research community that AHRQ will implement the following Policy, as described below, to those affected by Hurricane Ian. AHRQ realizes that the widespread damage caused by Hurricane/Tropical-Storm Ian and aftermath may lead to problems for investigators who are planning on submitting grant applications and reports. When delays occur because the applicant or recipient organization is officially closed due to a natural...

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Revised Guidance: Budgeting HUIDC for Multiple Subawards

September 28, 2022
On June 6, 2022, the Harvard Chan School shared the Budgeting HUIDC for Multiple Subawards Procedure, which stated that “F&A will no longer be taken on multiple subs to the same institution/PI combination on the same sponsored competing segment.” After further review, it has been confirmed that a subagreement will be issued for and HUIDC collected on each separate Scope of Work (not by PI or institution) on an award per competing segment.

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NIH FFRs Will No Longer Be Converted to Interim Annual Reports in the PMS

September 26, 2022
NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-22-215 to provide an update to NIH recipients who need to submit an SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR). Effective October 1, 2022, NIH Final FFRs will no longer be converted to Interim Annual FFRs. Therefore, this Notice serves to rescind NOT-OD-21-138, "NIH Final Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) will be converted to Interim Annual Reports in the... Read more about NIH FFRs Will No Longer Be Converted to Interim Annual Reports in the PMS