NIH Update Fall Newsletter 2018

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Monday and Tuesday, December 31 - January 01, 2019

NIH Update Fall Newsletter 2018

NIH Updates

eRA Enhancements - New Features In eRA Commons

NIH released new features in eRA Commons on October 18th, 2018. The new Features & Updates are:

·        Personal Profile on the Go — A mobile version of the Personal Profile screen will be available after the release, giving eRA Commons users access on the go. In addition, security has been enhanced for the entire Personal Profile.

 

·        No Zero for Person Months — A zero can no longer be entered for person months as level of effort in Section D.1 -Participants of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The zero reflected a time when only whole numbers were allowed, and users were asked to enter a zero if a person month effort for a participant was 0.4 or less. Since decimals are now allowed, the zero is no longer needed.

 

·        Security Enhanced — Security for eRA Commons has been enhanced to keep up with the latest technological advancements.

Additional electronic Research Administration (eRA) news can be accessed here: https://era.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_eRA.cfm

 

NIH releases Notice regarding Harassment and Discrimination Protections in Training Grant Applications

Applications for National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4) must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices. This policy applies to applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019. The specific section in which the harassment and discrimination protections should appear is detailed in Notice NOT-OD-19-029.

 

NIH publishes the Revised Grants Policy Statement ((NIHGPS, rev. October 2018) -The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. October 2018).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October 2017) as a standard term and condition of award.  Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2018.

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2019 (Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-036). - The National Institute of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) have announced stipend levels for trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.  Click here to view the full notice (NOT-OD-19-036) including stipend tables for FY2019 and details on tuition and fees, training related expenses, and institutional allowances for fellows.

 

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