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[December 7, 2010] Where is the best place for reporting progress in NIH competitive renewal applications? The new NIH restructured application allows some flexibility regarding the location of the progress report in your NIH competitive renewal. While the progress report must be within the Research Strategy section of the application, it is up to you whether to place the report in the Approach subsection as suggested in the NIH guide notice "Restructured Application Forms and Instructions for Submissions for FY2011 Funding", or you may place it - or parts of it as applicable -, in two other subsections of the Research Strategy, namely Significance and Innovation. More>>  [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 12/09/2010]

[November 9, 2010] How will the elimination of the NIH Error Correction Window affect e-submissions? Beginning with due dates on/after January 25, 2011, NIH will eliminate the error correction window from the application submission process.  Applicants will be able to review their application, reject, fix, and submit a corrected application only PRIOR to the due date. Applicants submitting on the due date will no longer have time to address warnings and errors, nor correct critical issues (e.g. occasional inability to view/read one's entire application due to technical glitches; other text/graphics issues). Therefore, all applicants are strongly urged to submit early to allow time for a successful submission and proper review of the final application posted in the eRA Commons. More>> [was previously sent to Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 11/11/10]

[October 26, 2010]  What does the National Science Foundation (NSF) normally fund? As stated in NSF’s Guide, Introduction, Section A, the NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for NSF support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible. More>>  [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 10/28/2010]

[October 26, 2010] What does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) normally fund? NIH looks for grant proposals of high scientific caliber that are relevant to public health needs and are within NIH Institute and Center (IC) priorities. NIH awards many grants for research, and it also supports research-related activities, including construction, training, career development, conferences, resource grants and more. NIH strongly encourages investigator-initiated research, projects must be unique and, by law, NIH cannot support a project already funded or pay for research that has already been done. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 10/28/2010]

[October 26, 2010] How should an NIH “resubmission” application be classified, if the resubmission is also a “renewal” application? Per NIH SF424 guidelines, institutions submitting revision or renewal applications that are also resubmissions  are instructed to select “Resubmission” in the “Type of Application” field (Item 8) of the SF424 (R&R) Cover component.  For additional information, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-10-052.  For both renewal and resubmission applications, enter the IC and serial number of the previously assigned application/award number (e.g., CA987654) into the “Federal Identifier” field (Item 4) of the NIH SF424 (R&R) Cover component.  For additional information, see NIH SF424 Application Guide (page I-45).  For more information on NIH requirements for resubmission applications, see SR-PD Tip dated September 15, 2010. [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 11/11/10]

[October 13, 2010] How should NIH be notified of an anticipated balance from one budget period to the next on a grant that is subject to SNAP? For NIH grants subject to SNAP (Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process) the grantee is required to address an anticipated balance as part of their annual progress report in SNAP Question #3: "Is it anticipated that an estimated unobligated balance (including prior year carryover) will be greater than 25% of the current year's total approved budget?" If the answer is "yes", the grantee should justify why there is a significant balance and how it will be spent in the next budget period. More>>  [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 10/14/2010]

[October 13, 2010] What is the NIH time limit between the submission of a New, Renewal, or Revision application and a Resubmission (A1 version) of that application? Per NIH new policy, a Resubmission that is submitted later than thirty-seven months after the date of receipt ("receipt date") of the initial New, Renewal, or Revision application will not be accepted. The time limit is intended to stimulate new research directions for projects that were not successful initially and may have become outdated over the course of several years. This policy applies to all NIH mechanisms and will go into effect for Resubmissions intended for the January 25, 2011 receipt date and thereafter. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 30, 2010] What is Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)? Responsible conduct of research is defined by NIH and others as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity (NOT-OD-10-019). RCR involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 30, 2010] Who is required to take Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training on campus? The current institutional requirement is that all pre- and post-doctoral appointees on NIH funded NRSA programs must attend an RCR/Ethics course in the first year of their appointment (Tri-Institutional Ethics). In addition, all first year Graduate Fellows and third year Biomedical Fellows must attend, so that they are trained in ethical considerations from the outset of their graduate education.  The Dean's Office oversees the RCR training requirement on campus. More>>

The NSF requires institutions to verify that undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers supported by NSF to conduct research have received training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). More>> [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 30, 2010] What are the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) resources available for University researchers? The Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center collaborate to povide joint formal training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research through a Tri-Institutional Ethics Course. The course is offered annually and at The Rockefeller University the RCR training is overseen by the Dean's Office. The course focuses on ethical considerations relevant to the conduct of research, and presents federal, state and institutional policies, regulations and procedures, providing trainees with critical analysis and problem solving skills for ethical decision-making. [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 30, 2010] What is the expected scope of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training plan in your NIH funding application? Review the program guidelines and if required, your RCR training plan should describe how the instructional components outlined by the NIH Policy are incorporated: format, subject matter, faculty participation, duration, and frequency. Full details at NIH NOT-OD-10-019. [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 15, 2010] What should be included in the Introduction of an NIH resubmission application? Per NIH SF424 guidelines, the Introduction is separate from a Cover Letter and must be responsive to the issues and concerns raised in the Summary Statement. An Introduction also specifies all substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application. If changes are so extensive that essentially all of the text would be marked, explain this in the Introduction. The page limit for the Introduction may not exceed one page unless the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) indicates otherwise. Full details are in Part I, Section 2.7 (P. I-24) of the SF424 Application Guide. [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/30/2010]

[September 15, 2010] What are the requirements for an NIH resubmission application? Per NIH SF424 guidelines, acceptance of a resubmission application will not automatically withdraw the prior version. eRA Commons keeps all versions of a grant application active. If any version of an application is awarded, all other versions will be automatically withdrawn without any additional action by applicants or staff. Resubmission applications must meet all NIH requirements, including: the Summary Statement must be available in PD/PI(s)'s eRA Commons account; scientific changes must be clearly highlighted in the text of the application; the PD/PI(s) must make significant changes to the application and they must be clearly highlighted; an Introduction must be included; for Mentored Career Development Award applications, new up-to-date Reference Letters must be submitted. See Part I, Section 2.7 (P. I-23) of the SF424 Application Guide for full details. For more information on how NIH distinguishes between new and resubmission applications, and on the current NIH resubmission policy see previous SR-PD Tips dated April 26, 2010. [Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 09/16/2010]

[July 16, 2010] What is the purpose of the budget justification section in sponsored research applications?
Budget justifications are expected to explain each category on the budget, and to describe clearly and succinctly how the requested funds will facilitate the proposed project and how the cost estimates were calculated (e.g. NIH SF424 Application Guide,  Part I, P. I-87). All expenditures on the budget must be reasonable and necessary for the conduct of the grant activities, as well as allowable and allocable as a direct cost to the grant.  All sponsors require budget justifications, and specific sponsors may have special requirements. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 07/22/10]

[July 16, 2010] Does the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals apply to the production of custom antibodies? Yes, per PHS policy, the generation of custom antibodies is considered an activity involving vertebrate animals. An organization producing custom antibodies for a grantee must have or obtain an Assurance, or be included as a component of the grantee’s Assurance.  In addition, the applicant must provide the date (verification) of project-specific IACUC approval for the production of the antibodies.  Read more on the PHS policy and institutional procedures for submitting applications that use custom antibodies

[July 6, 2010] Is placing central administration staff on grants allowable? Placing central administration staff to provide administrative support on sponsored research grants is not allowable under OMB Circular A-21 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions). The Circular states that 'general administration' includes those expenses incurred by administrative offices that serve the entire university. These expenses may never be charged to a grant. If the sponsor allows an administrative core and defines a project as a 'major project', an exemption may be considered if 1)the specific administrative department head agrees, and 2) the campus administration approves. However, such an exemption may only be applied to “departmental” administration (academic departments and academic deans’ offices).  [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 07/08/10]

[June 16, 2010] What is the new NIH policy on budgeting for Genomic Arrays (GA)?  Per NIH Notice NOT-OD-10-097:  Effective May 13, 2010, for purposes of budgeting for high volume purchases of GA in excess of $50,000 per year, the standard treatment of these resources as 'supplies' in determining the Facilities and Administration (F&A) base of an award will be non-applicable. Instead, the requested costs for GA will utilize the concept of subcontracts. This policy will be applied to new commitments established by competing awards and by administrative supplements, and is effective for new competitive segments of awards.  NIH staff will review pending budget requests for GA and, if inconsistent with the new policy, will request a revised budget. Contact your SR-PD GMS if your funding requests for GA exceeds $50,000/year. More>>
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[June 16, 2010] What is a compliant salary request on regular funding applications?  Unless a sponsor states different compensation requirements in their guidelines, pay levels on all regular funding applications should be determined by the annual compensation paid by the employer for each individual listed on the requested budget.  Contact your SR-PD GMS if you need more information. [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 06/24/10]

[May 26, 2010] What is the New NIH Policy on Post-Submission Application Materials? For the majority of applications submitted for the September 25, 2010 receipt date and thereafter, the new policy will only allow grant application materials to be accepted after submission of the application but before the initial peer review if they result from unforeseen administrative issues. The deadline for receipt of post-submission materials is one month (30 calendar days) prior to the peer review meeting. Exceptions to this policy, acceptable and unacceptable post-submission materials under the new policy and more are described in NIH Notice NOT-OD-10-091. [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 06/10/10]

[May 19, 2010] From NIH/ARRA FAQ: If an applicant accepts a two-year ARRA award that covers general progress on all the original aims, what are the future submission options in two years? A renewal application (also known as a competing continuation or Type 2) should be submitted in this case. A brief cover letter should be included, explaining why progress on the aims may be less than expected. [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 05/27/10]

[May 19, 2010] Can an ARRA award be terminated early to enable the start of a competitive renewal? An ARRA award/competitive revision may beterminated if PI submits a renewal early and gets a fundable score. PIs are advised to discuss with their program officials before determining their submission timeline. More>>  [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 05/27/10]

[May 19, 2010] Is a no-cost extension on NIH/ARRA supplements and competitive revisions allowed? As with regular grants issued under expanded authorities, while NIH expects investigators to use awarded funds as planned, you may extend your grant's project period one time for up to 12 months if you have unobligated ARRA funds left. Keep in mind that in the case of a competitive revision, a no-cost extension will delay your next non-ARRA award. A second no-cost extension may be granted only in extremely dire circumstances, and will require a scientific justification and your funding I/C's prior approval. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 05/27/10]

[May 19, 2010] What is the new NIH policy regarding the Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and e-submission? Beginning with SNAP progress reports due on/after August 1, 2010, the NIH will require the use of the eRA Commons eSNAP module for the submission of all SNAP progress reports. eSNAP enables grantees to submit an electronic version of the SNAP Type 5 (non-competing) progress report through the eRA Commons. Concurrently, NIH is expanding the eSNAP provisions to all SNAP awards. Provisions will include the submission of SNAP Progress reports 45 (instead of 60) days prior to the next budget start date and other new requirements. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 06/10/10]

[April 26, 2010] How does NIH determine that an application submitted as new, is indeed 'NEW'? Per NIH,applications are screened multiple times to determine if they are NEW. The first check is done within CSR, and subsequent checks are performed by the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) in charge of the review meeting and by NIH program staff. Compared to a resubmitted application, a NEW application is expected to be fundamentally brand new in content and scope. For example: rewording of the Title and Specific Aims or incorporating minor changes in response to comments of reviewers does not constitute substantial changes; requests for review by a different review committee or funding consideration by a different NIH Institute are not sufficient reasons to consider an application as NEW; submission to a different FOA is not sufficient to make an application NEW (for exceptions see NOT-OD-09-100. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 05/13/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[April 26, 2010] What are the latest features implemented for the eRA Commons? New eRA Commons features include the display of an investigator's citation’s PMCID (PubMed Central Reference Number) or PMID (PubMed referencenumber); the integration of eSNAP and citations; a user’s continuous submission eligibility status and a list of all eligible meetings for the past two- to 18-month period; the editing of FCOI information. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/29/10]

[April 26, 2010] What is the current NIH resubmission policy?  Per NIH, applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2009 are allowed only one resubmission (A1). This policy applies to all types of applications, every activity code, and applications submitted in response to Program Announcements (PA, PAR, PAS) or Requests for Applications (RFA). All applicants who submitted A0 applications that were assigned up through August 2009 council are permitted two resubmissions; the A2 should be submitted before 2011 for most grant mechanisms. All applicants who submitted A0 applications that were assigned to October 2009 council or later are permitted only one resubmission.  More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/29/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[April 15, 2010] How do I capture resulting publications in my NIH eSNAP submissions? In order to properly capture your peer-reviewed publications directly relevant to your project in NIH eSNAP (Electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award Process) progress reports, the full citations should be reported in the Publications Information section as described in the Commons Help Page. Designed to enable better reporting and an effective review of outcomes, per NIH this requirement will become mandatory soon. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 06/10/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[April 14, 2010] What is the NIH policy on sharing data generated by NIH-funded Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)? Per the NIH Application Guide SF424, Subsection 1.5.3, all applications, regardless of the amount requested, proposing a genome-wide association study are expected to provide a plan for submission of GWAS data to the NIH-designated GWAS data repository, or provide an appropriate explanation why submission to the repository is not possible. Data repository management (submission and access) is governed by the Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies. For the purposes of this policy, a genome-wide association study is defined as any study of genetic variation across the entire human genome that is designed to identify genetic associations with observable traits (such as blood pressure or weight), or the presence or absence of a disease or condition.NIH GWAS databasesincludethose hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), such as the Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility (CGEMS), and the database for Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP).More>>[Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/15/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[April 14, 2010] What is dbGaP? dbGaP, the NIH DataBase of Genotypes and Phenotypes, archives and distributes the results of studies on the interaction of genotype and phenotype. dbGaP features two levels of access - open and controlled - in order to allow broad release of non-sensitive data, while providing oversight and investigator accountability for sensitive data sets involving personal health information. Summaries of studies and the contents of measured variables as well as original study document text are generally available to the public, while access to individual-level data including phenotypic data tables and genotypes require authorization. Investigators who agree to dbGaP terms of use may not restrict other investigators' use of primary dbGaP data by filing intellectual property patents on it. The use of primary data from dbGaP to develop commercial products and tests to meet public health needs is encouraged. While dbGaP is an NCBI data distribution service, the control and management of the data housed in dbGaP is under the jurisdiction of the specific study's sponsoring NIH institute or center. dbGaP Help and More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/15/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[March 31, 2010] What are the updated requirements regarding the submission of late materials prior to NIH initial peer review? As of March 19, 2010, shorter page limits of supplemental information are required, and additional materials must provide evidence that the concurrence of the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) is provided. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/01/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[March 26, 2010] Do issues in the use of human subjects, vertebrate animals, and/or biohazards impact NIH priority scores? Per NIH: The priority score for an application is based on each individual reviewer’s assessment of the five key criteria NIH defined, plus criteria regarding the protection and inclusion of human subjects, vertebrate animal care and welfare, biohazards, as well as application-specific criteria. Applications that present serious issues in the use of vertebrate animals, biohazards, and/or select agents are designated as Not Recommended for Further Consideration (NRFC) and do not proceed to the second level of peer review (National Advisory Council/Board) because they cannot be funded. More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/01/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[March 10, 2010] Why are investigators required to provide a complete and signed Routing Form before their applications can be submitted? The Routing Form facilitates compliance with federal, state, sponsor, and university policies. A sponsored funding application can be submitted only after a Routing Form is completed and signed by the Principal Investigators (PI), by his/her HOL, and when needed, by University senior administration. The Form assists and protects investigators and their institution by maximizing the systematic, streamlined and cross-departmental oversight of compliance areas such as human and animal subjects work, laboratory safety, SFI, and others as needed. Used to document mandatory assurances for all proposals and other activities involving sponsored support, the Form also serves as a checklist of regulatory requirements for investigators and for institutional reviewers. [Res Admins 03/18/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Feb. 3, 2010] Is NSF's FastLane enabled to remind those submitting a proposal of the requirement for mentoring plan? Beginning in April 2010, FastLane will check for the mentoring requirement of the America COMPETES Act (ACA). Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include a mentoring plan as supplementary document. Just like other proposal documents, on the same page, FastLane will provide a link to upload the Mentoring Plan. If the Postdoc line in the budget is greater than zero and the mentoring plan is not included, FastLane will not allow the proposal to be submitted. See NSF’s Grant Proposal Guide GPG Chapter II.C.2.j for the types of information appropriate for submission in this section, as required. [Faculty and Res Admins 02/04/10]

[Jan. 27, 2010] What are the major updates enabled in the recent InfoEd upgrade? The Rockefeller University InfoEd electronic research administration system (Proposal Development, Proposal Tracking, SPIN, Technology Transfer) has gone through a major upgrade on 1/11/10, from V. 12.801.04 to the latest V. 12.801.06. Major improvements include the use of NIH Adobe B forms required for all NIH submissions deadlines on/after 01/25/10, support of Proposal Development for all opportunities that can be submitted via NIH, DoD, DoE, USDA, NSF, etc., resolution of many outstanding issues identified in previous versions, more tools for managing internal processes prior to the official proposal submission. While the transition has been challenging and demanding, along with ongoing NIH transition to electronic submission and restructured applications, the timely upgrade of the InfoEd environment has been critical. More>> [Faculty and Res Admins 02/04/10]

[Jan. 27, 2010] What does NIH require to include in Other Support for Senior/Key Personnel?Per SF424 Application Guide (12/22/09): Other Support is required for Senior/key Personnel, excluding consultants. Do not include Other Support for individuals listed as "OtherSignificant Contributors" unless their involvement has changed so that they now meet the definition of "Senior/key Personnel." NIH will request Other Support information on a Just-in-Time basis: this information should not be included with the grant application, unless especially requested by sponsor. Other Support includes all financial resources, whether Federal, non-Federal, commercial or institutional, available in direct support of an individual's research endeavors, including but not limited to research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and/or institutional awards. Training awards, prizes, or gifts do not need to be included. Neither the application under consideration nor the current PHS award for this project should be listed as Other Support. More in Part III Section 1.8 of SF424 [Faculty and Res Admins 02/18/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Jan. 27, 2010] What does NIH require to include in Other Support for Senior/Key Personnel who hold multiple appointments?  Per SF424 Application Guide (12/22/09): When an individual, who is defined as Senior/Key Personnel on the project, holds multiple appointments involving support for research activities, information from each appointment must be included separately in the Other Support documentation. In such cases, work with your GMS and ensure that the support from each funding source is clearly and separately delineated so that the separate appointments can be onsidered independently when NIH evaluates potential overlaps. Note that when an individual has multiple appointments it is possible that the combined effort can result in excess of 12 calendar months (not from any one institution, but a combination of multiple appointments). In all cases, an individual’s combined total professional effort must meet a test of reasonableness. More in Part III Section I.8 of SF424 [Faculty and Res Admins 02/18/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Jan. 27, 2010] Do non-research awards (e.g. infrastructure, instrumentation, training, others) have regulatory and other requirements? Similar to research grants, non-research awards come with regulatory and other requirements with which investigators and the Institution must comply. NIH Instrumentation Grants (S10), NIH Construction Grants (C06), NIH Renovation Grants (G20), NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, New York State Instrumentation Grants from NYSTEM, are all examples of grants that while supporting research, do not necessarily fund particular research projects/individual investigators. Awardees need to review their awards' terms and conditions closely and discuss with their GMS the specific program requirements. For example, reporting requirements could extend well beyond the end of the grant, in some cases for 10 years or more; the appropriate use of funds (as originally approved) may need to be re-certified periodically, years after the award has ended; systematic reporting of resulting publications on work that benefited from the purchased instruments, the renovated facility, the new construction, and/or the like, would normally be required. Just as with research grants, non-research grant support must be acknowledged in all resulting deliverables (papers, chapters, posters, and/or the like). [Faculty and Res Admins 03/04/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Jan. 25, 2010] What does NIH consider a new, rather than resubmitted, fellowship application? Per NIH's SF424 Individual Fellowship Application Guide, Sections 2.7 and 2.9 on Resubmission: After two reviews (original plus one resubmission) any subsequent fellowship application (now a new application with a different number) is expected to be substantially different in the mentoring plan and the content and scope of planned research training with more significant differences than are normally encountered in a resubmission application. Simply rewording the title and responding to comments from the previous summary statement(s) does not constitute a substantial change. When noted in the summary statement, changes to the research training plan should produce a significant change in direction and approach for the research project. More >> [Res Admins 03/18/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Jan. 7, 2010] What is the salary limitation for NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards? Per NIH Notice NOT-OD-10-041 every year since 1990 Congress has legislatively mandated a provision limiting the direct salary that an individual may receive under an NIH grant. For FY 2010 and effective January 1, 2010, the salary limitation is $199,700. More>> [Faculty and Res Admins 01/21/10]

[Jan. 4, 2010] When should Investigators register in eRA Commons and/or Fastlane? The eRA Commons (NIH and others) and Fastlane (NSF and others) are electronic environments that interface with applicants/grantees and support the full life cycle of grant applications and resulting awards. To submit a grant application, a Principal Investigator (PI) MUST be registered in these systems via their Institution (Commons FAQ;Fastlane FAQ). Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact their RU GMS @ SR-PD and start the registration process as soon as they join the University, and at least four weeks prior to their first federal grant submission deadline. PIs previously registered through other institutions should contact their GMS @ SR-PD for updating their institutional affiliation in the Commons and Fastlane. More on Commons>> More on Fastlane>> [Faculty and Res Admins 03/04/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

[Jan. 4, 2010] When should Investigators join InfoEd? To submit a grant application to NIH and several other sponsors, a Principal Investigator (PI) MUST be registered in InfoEd (RU's System to Sytem - S2S - submission platform). Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact their RU GMS @ SR-PD and start the InfoEd registration process for themselves and for their project personnel as soon as they join the University. [Faculty and Res Admins 03/04/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs, GMS FAQs and InfoEd FAQs

Tips From Other Departments
[July 15, 2010] Markus Library: What is NIH My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool and how to use it?  Seeking to integrate existing databases, NIH partnered eRA Commons and My NCBI to benefit Commons users from My Bibliography’s ability to populate citation data from PubMed , PubMed Central, and the NIH Manuscript Submission system, and to allow them to maintain their bibliographies in a streamlined fashion. As of July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage them  (see MY NCBI how-to-steps).  Contact the Markus Library for questions.  More>> [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 07/22/10]

[April 30, 2010] Markus Library: How do researchers look for multiple PMC numbers at once?
First, check the Faculty Publications list. The library is actively working to add PubMed IDs (PMID) and PubMed Central IDs (PMCID) to the title field of all citations in his list, with publication dates from 2008 forward. Second, go to the PMID Converter and you can enter in the dialogue box, multiple PMID numbers (separated by commas) and then run a search. The system will return all matching NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) and PMCID numbers for those PMID numbers. All other methods involve searching citation by citation. More on the Library site. [Faculty, Postdocs, and Res Admins 04/29/10] Posted on SR-PD FAQs and GMS FAQs

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