Research Flash Archives - July 7th, 2011
July 7th, 2011
New law to extend ARRA reporting to all federal awards
On June 13th of this year a bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives that would extend ARRA-type reporting to all federal research awards. This bill, HR 2146, if passed into law would repeal Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), but add significant reporting burden to all federal awards. Click here to view the joint statement from AAU, APLU and COGR about the bill. You can also find this document on the AAU web site.
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of social media in strategic communication. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Request for Information (RFI): Input on Reduction of Cost and Burden Associated with Federal Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)
This Notice is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) offering the opportunity for input on potential revisions to OMB Circular A-21, 2 CFR Part 220 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_a021_2004) that could reduce administrative burden or costs associated with compliance requirements for Federal research grants and contracts awarded to educational institutions. You can submit your comments and suggestions at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfi_files/a-21/add.htm
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
Topic1: eSPAF and Routing
In the next episode of eRATV we will go over use of the eSPAF for NIH submissions including electronic routing and approval. Participants will learn how to prepare and process the new electronic SPAF through our NIH submissions pilot program, as well as how to review and approve a proposal routed electronically for approval. Don't miss this important webinar.When: Thursday, July 14th, 2011, Noon
Where: Wherever you are
Topic 2: Personnel Wizard and Budgeting
In the next episode of eRATV we will go over how to add personnel into the proposal using eRA@TU Personnel Wizard. We will also demonstrate how to enter your budget information into the proposal. Don't miss this important webinar.When: Thursday, July 14th, 2011, 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? eRA@Temple.edu eRA@TU: Don't be the last to know.
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Technology Development & Commercialization
After Stanford v. Roche: Bayh-Dole still stands (from IPWatchdog)
Now that the dust is settling down after the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the much debated Stanford v. Roche case, we need to take stock of its pragmatic impact. We are happy to report that Bayh-Dole remains unscathed. After all was said and done, the underlying case was a standard debate over ownership of a valuable invention between two parties who had been working together. Click here for more information.
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: Thursday, September 8th, 2011, Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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- NIH Welcomes Proposals for 2011 NIH Director’s Award Programs
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