People have eyeballs. Systems typically don’t have eyeballs. People interpret situations and circumstances to make decisions. Systems take actions based on clearly defined rules. Why is this important? When checking application compliance against documented business rules, some checks can be easily automated and others are best left to actual people with eyeballs and cognition.
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On October 13, 2015 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has changed the definition of a child for purposes of inclusion in clinical research. The change was made to reduce confusion among stakeholder groups (applicants, peer reviewers, grantees, subjects).
The change is that for the purpose of NIH’s inclusion policy, the age of a child will be defined as individuals under...
On October 13, 2015 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has changed the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals. The change was made to simplify the application/proposal, and to remove redundancy with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review.
The changes consist of:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1). This new guide will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. As highlighted by NSF, significant changes include:
Enforcement of 5 p.m. submitter’s local time across all NSF funding opportunities;
Implementation of NSF’s Public...
The White House Office of Management and Budget has updated the webpage listing Federal agency contingency plans from 2015. The website will be updated as more plans are posted.
Please see your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.