Effective January 30, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the following changes in FastLane to support the policy updates in the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) and to run new and enhanced automated compliance checks on proposals:
Two new types of proposals will be incorporated into the PAPPG with new required supporting documents...
Effective November 30, 2016, all eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR and iEdison), web services and websites will use ‘https only’ secure connections.
eRA has been working on strengthening the security of its modules, web services and websites to the federally mandated ‘https only’ secure connection required for all federal agencies.
The ‘https’ connection offers “the strongest privacy...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued two policies that impact the conduct of clinical trials that the NIH funds, either partially or in full. They are as follows:
NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information
NIH Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-Funded Clinical Trials
The first policy requires that all...
NSF is compliant with the Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID Act. As of October 10, 2016 additional States will be added to the list of non-compliant States. For this reason if traveling to NSF it is suggested that you bring your Passport as ID for entry.
Below is a list of additional states that will be added to the noncompliant state list. While the list isn't final and states can be...
As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.
Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes (or uploaded PDF if the Project Summary contains special...