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Implementation Updates for the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

August 8, 2022

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 information to help the community prepare (see recently released NOT-OD-22-189). For some scientific communities, data sharing is already standard and things will largely be business as usual. For others, this policy may require some pretty...

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FORMS-H Coming for January 2023 Due Dates

August 8, 2022

Applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2023 must use updated application forms and instructions identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-H” (NOT-OD-22-195).

The primary change to the updated application forms is the addition of an “Other Plan(s)” attachment on the PHS 398 Research Plan and PHS 398 Career Development Supplemental forms as part of the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Applicants must attach the...

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Buy-to-Pay: Supplier Onboarding Policy & Inactivation Date Guidance

August 8, 2022
Supplier onboarding is complex, but you asked and B2P answered. A new resource with supplier onboarding guidance is available to support your commonly asked questions on the policy and business process. This guide clarifies inactivation dates, documents, and information required for each type of supplier, and considerations as you engage with individuals and companies doing business with Harvard.

Buy-to-Pay: Update on PR/NR Form Functionality

August 8, 2022

Update August 2, 2022: The "Update Favorite" feature is now OK to use, but users should continue to review the Transaction Type and Location of Activity fields.

Original Post: Please be advised that we have seen a change in the functionality for “Update Favorite” related to PRs & NRs as a result of this past weekend’s release in B2P (screenshot below for reference). This feature appears to pre-populate forms for everyone, not just the user who saved it. We are asking users not to use...

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eRA Update: Ability for Users to Consolidate Multiple Commons Accounts Coming in Early 2023 

August 8, 2022

Users with multiple eRA Commons accounts were asked to hold off on moving to two-factor authentication while using eRA Commons and/or ASSIST until there was a solution in hand. The proposed solution, to consolidate those accounts and provide them the ability to maintain one eRA Commons account going forward, is expected to be available in early 2023.

For more information, refer to the full ...

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Updated FAQs for NSF Current and Pending Support

August 8, 2022
On July 21, 2022, NSF updated their Current and Pending Support FAQs. Information regarding NSF pre-award and post-award disclosures relating to the biographical sketch and current and pending support is available on the Policy Office website. The site includes a table that identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports.

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What Demographic Information Does NIH Collect on Researchers and How Is It Used?

August 1, 2022

NIH collects demographic information including sex, ethnicity, race, and disability status from researchers as part of their eRA personal profile. The data collected are confidential and used for aggregate statistical reporting only, not for consideration of funding of individual grant applications.

For more information, refer to the following resources:

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