Research Flash Archives - September 13th, 2011

September 13, 2011


  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs
    The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas - clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 15, 2011.
  • Extension for Comments on Proposed Human Subject Regulations
    The Department of Health & Human Services has announced an extension of the comment period for the proposed rule changes to human subject research. The new deadline is October 26, 2011. You can go to the Federal Register notice for information on how and where to submit comments.
  • First eRA@TU User Group Meeting
    This meeting is designed to allow eRA users from across the University to meet and discuss tips, techniques, issues and more. The first meeting will last approximately 90 minutes and will consist of a short introduction, a brief presentation on a "hot" topic, followed by an open forum. A detailed agenda will be sent before the meeting. Our User Group Planning Committee is comprised of research administrators from across the University. Meeting location will be determined by the size of the room we will need so if you are planning on attending (and we hope you will), send an RSVP to with the number of folks from your area that will be attending. See you then!

    When: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, Time: 9:00am
    Where: TBD

eRA@TU Electronic Research Administration

  • Temple Research Services Announces Next eRA@TU WebEvents

    The Office of Temple Research Services has announced the next in a series of eRA@TU webinars.

    eRA@TU Reporting Tool
    In the next episode of eRATV we will go over using the eRA@TU Reporting Tool to generate your reports. This webinar will show you how to run our current 'canned' reports, how to modify those canned reports, how to develop your own reports as well as how to avoid the common mistakes. Don't miss this important webinar.

    When: Wednesday, September 21st, Noon
    Where: Wherever you are
    A panel of subject matter experts will be available to answer your questions during these webinars. You can begin to login 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Reminders will be sent the day before the session.

    Got a question? Don't be the last to know.

Regulatory Compliance

  • For News & Information from the Institutional Review Board call (215) 707-3390.
  • For News & Information from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee call (215) 707-9741.

Technology Development & Commercialization

  • Senate Approves Patent Reform Bill | Chemical & Engineering News
    The Senate on Thursday gave overwhelming approval to the most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in almost six decades, streamlining the review process and giving the Patent & Trademark Office the financial resources to begin reducing a backlog of nearly 700,000 unexamined patent applications. Read more.
  • Mark Your Calendar: Panel Discussion on Patent Reform
    Distinguished panelists will discuss the legal and business ramifications of the transition to a first to file patent system in the United States. Read More.

    When: Friday, September 23, 2011, Time: 8:30am
    Where: 1st Floor Conference Room, 401 Plymouth Road,Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    BioStrategy Partners and the Office of Technology Development & Commercialization will sponsor 20 registrations for Temple faculty, staff, and students. Please contact Renita Fields,, 1-5732 to register.

Educational Opportunities


EHRS Training Dates

Radiation Safety Annual Refresher Training
When: Thursday, September 15, 2011, Time: 10:00am - 11:00am OR 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Pharmacy/Allied Health Building Room (HSC) B-49

Note: Need only attend one session on this day to be in compliance. Course can also be taken online via Blackboard.

Initial Safety Training
When: Monday, September 19, 2011, Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: Pharmacy/Allied Health Building Room (HSC) B-49

Radiation Safety Initial Training
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Pharmacy/Allied Health Building Room (HSC) B-49

Please contact Kisha Grady at 2-7697 to register for these courses.

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Future of Funding in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH and NSF The Temple Institute for Survey Research (ISR) will host an open house and symposium entitled "The Future of Funding in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH and NSF". We are honored to have two distinguished directors from NIH and NSF who will provide keynote lectures: Dr. Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation and Head of the NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate and Dr. Robert Kaplan, Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and Associate Director of NIH. The ISR open house is open to the Temple community. Please email Dionna Robinson-Davis to RSVP.

    When: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Where: Anderson Hall Women's Studies Lounge Room 821

Funding Opportunities

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