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NIH Systematic Application Compliance Checking – What It Is and What It’s Not

Automated enforcement of business rules by NIH eRA systems plays an important role in the application submission process – it helps you and it helps NIH. Understanding what that role covers can be the difference between your application moving forward to review and not.

 

System-enforced application validations are what they are – nothing more, nothing less.

They ARE

NIH Wants Your Input on Sex as a Biological Variable in Research

In her September 11, 2014 issue of Rock Talk , Sally Rockey, National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research, reported on NIH’s efforts to develop policies requiring applicants for NIH biomedical research funds involving animals and cells to address sex as a variable.

NIH Updates Web-based Resources on Research Integrity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its Web-based resources on research integrity.  New resources include a videoclip, “Protecting Confidentiality in Peer Review”, and links to NIH training on the responsible conduct of research.  Other information includes related policies and regulations, research integrity professional codes, norms, and ethics training, and NIH bioethics resources.

NIH Works to Maximize Fairness in its Peer Review Process

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced late last month efforts underway at the agency to address problems in its peer review process.  Dr. Richard Nakamura, Director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, explained the initiative in a recent blog post.

NIH eSubmisson Basics - things to consider when submitting an application to NIH

  • Watch out for form fields required by NIH that are not marked required on federal-wide forms (e.g., credentials for PD/PIs and Organization for all entries on R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form; primary site DUNS on Project/Performance Sites form).
  • Use PDF format for all attachments. Follow PDF Guidelines.
  • Submit early – days, not minutes – to allow time to correct unforeseen errors.
  • Track your submission in the eRA Commons. Email can be unreliable.

NIH eRA Services Unavailable Memorial Day Weekend

All NIH eRA services (including both the eRA Commons and ASSIST) will be completely shut down for system upgrading over the Memorial Day weekend.  The systems will be brought down at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and are expected to be restored to service by Tuesday, May 27 at 7 a.m.

This downtime is necessary to complete the upgrade of all eRA systems so they are Unicode capable. As a result of this upgrade, eRA systems will be able to accept Greek characters and other scientific characters as they appear in the original scientific text submitted by applicants.

NIH FAQs on New Resubmission Policy

NIH FAQs on New Resubmission Policy can be found here http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/resubmission_q&a.htm.

NIH Grant Submissions Policy Update

On April 17, NIH and AHRQ announced a policy update, effective for application due dates after April 16, to allow applicants to submit a grant application as a new one, even if it has been reviewed previously.

National Institutes of Health Grantees How Tos

New to National Institutes of Health (NIH) eRA (Electronic Research Administration) Commons? Find how to's for basic tasks here.

 

Please contact your GCA for assistance.

 

 

eRA Information: eRA Commons & ASSIST Offline Overnight Saturday, March 23

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be offline overnight during the weekend of March 23-24, as eRA upgrades a specialized database that stores user names and passwords for user authentication. 

The upgrade is designed to improve recent log-in issues with eRA programs experienced by users. 

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23 until 5 a.m. Sunday, March 24. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience.   

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