NIH eRA Updates Research Performance Progress Report

NIH has updated their Research Performance Progress Report to include two variations. If you have not already done so, make sure to read the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061 as it explains in detail the timeline for submitting reports.   You can also visit March’s Items of Interest article on RPPR. Take note as part of the July release, the eSNAP option in Commons will be removed.

2013 Edition of Compilation of International Human Research Standards

The 2013 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

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.



Yitang Zhang Provides Major Step Toward Long-sought Proof Involving Pairs of Prime Numbers

UNH mathematician Yitang Zhang has made a major breakthrough towards solving a centuries-old problem - the twin prime conjecture. His results show that finds that there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers that are less than 70 million units apart. Although 70 million seems like a very large number, the existence of any finite bound, no matter how large, means that that the gaps between consecutive numbers don’t keep growing forever.

Five UNH Scholars Recognized for Their Expertise

Scholars from across UNH have been recognized recently for their expertise and contributions to their fields of research and creative expression.  They are: Grant Drumheller, Jack Resch, David Richman, Ann Dillon, and Martha Carlson.

Four New Books by COLA Faculty Published

College of Liberal Arts faculty members Kevin Healey, Brigitte Bailey, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Monica Chiu have had books published recently. They represent but a sample of the wide range of topics COLA faculty explore.  The books are:

Chemical Engineer Xiaowei Teng Receives Prestigious U.S. Dept. of Energy Early Career Research Award

Xiaowei Teng, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received an Early Career Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.  He will pursue research that will improve the ability to store energy in supercapacitors which hold promise as an alternative – or augmentation – to ion batteries in electric vehicles and other applications. 

Help create the next astrobiology road map

Be a part of the future of Astrobiology! It’s time to chart the future directions of astrobiology research and you can participate.

During the month of May, NASA will be hosting a series of on-line hangouts and discussions focusing on broad themes in astrobiology:

JoAnne Malloy Presents at Congressional Briefing for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

JoAnne Malloy, clinical assistant professor in the Institute on Disability joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and other mental health professionals at a legislative briefing for members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Join the Discussion on May 22: UNH and the STEM Workforce Challenge: What Is Our Role?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and the STEM “pipeline” have been in the news quite often recently, and universities like UNH are being called upon to be part of the solution.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Room 115, join your colleagues from Cooperative Extension, NH Sea Grant, the Center for Ocean and Coastal Mapping, and other education-related departments to enjoy some ice cream and engage in a discussion about UNH’s role in responding to the STEM challenge.

Come prepared to:


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