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eRA's ASSIST: August 31 Retirement of Form Versions Prior to FORMS-E

August 22, 2022
On July 15, 2022, Notice NOT-OD-22-182 was released to announce that eRA’s ASSIST module will retire application form versions prior to FORMS-E, effective Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 

Users who anticipate needing to copy information from applications prepared with a form set prior to FORMS-E should ... Read more about eRA's ASSIST: August 31 Retirement of Form Versions Prior to FORMS-E

Review Accuracy of NIH Grants By October 3

August 22, 2022
As the NIH fiscal year comes to an end on September 30, 2022, they have released Notice NOT-OD-22-194 to encourage Signing Officials to verify the accuracy of their grant assignments to departments or components within institutions of higher education using the Grant Re-assign function in eRA Commons. Any corrections to the data must be made by 8:00 PM EDT on Monday, October 3, 2022 to be reflected in NIH annual reports. 

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Updated FAQs for 2023 Data Management & Sharing Policy 

August 22, 2022
On August 2, 2022, NIH updated the Data Management & Sharing Policy (effective January 25, 2023), see 2023 Data Management & Sharing FAQs

As NIH works towards the January 25, 2023 effective date of the new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, they continue to develop resources and implementation... Read more about Updated FAQs for 2023 Data Management & Sharing Policy 

Updated Guidance: Participation Agreements and Visitor Participation Agreements

August 16, 2022

OVPR and OTD have issued updated guidance regarding Participation Agreements (PA) and Visitor Participation Agreements (VPA) as they relate to researchers who have left or will be leaving the University. Specifically, the guidance clarifies that such individuals continue to be subject to the provisions of their signed PA/VPA whenever they use Harvard-administered resources in their research or...

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Adjustments to NIH & AHRQ Due Dates Between September 22-30, 2022

August 15, 2022

Notice # NOT-OD-22-190 was released to inform the research community of NIH and AHRQ application due date adjustments to accommodate scheduled federal system downtime. Grants.gov has a planned production system outage from Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET to Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET (see Grants.gov calendar). Grants.gov will use this time to migrate their services to the Cloud.

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Preliminary Data on Childcare Cost Support for NRSA Individual Fellows

August 15, 2022
In April 2021, recognizing the high cost of childcare, NIH began allowing recipients of full-time National Research Service Awards (NRSA) fellowships to request support for childcare costs. Fellows could make these requests in new and continuation applications or as administrative supplements to existing awards. Each fellow is now eligible to receive up to $2,500 per budget period to defray childcare costs.... Read more about Preliminary Data on Childcare Cost Support for NRSA Individual Fellows

Review Accuracy of NIH Grants By October 3

August 15, 2022

As the NIH fiscal year comes to an end on September 30, 2022, they have released Notice NOT-OD-22-194 to encourage Signing Officials to verify the accuracy of their grant assignments to departments or components within institutions of higher education using the Grant Re-assign function in eRA Commons. Any corrections to the data must be made by 8:00 PM EDT on Monday, October 3, 2022 to be reflected in NIH annual reports. 

NIH develops standard reporting...

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