The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research enterprise at Dartmouth by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.
Next Roundtable: February 7, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00pm, DHMC Fuller Board Room
December 6, 2016, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Occum Commons. Thanks for attending. You can find the slides at this link.
For researchers and administrators that manage NIH Training grants of fellowships, please be aware that NIH will make adjustments to awards in order to meet new minimum levels. Please see:
Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-002, Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-002, November 7, 2016
As previously announced (NOT-OD-16-134), stipend levels for postdoctoral NRSA recipients with 0, 1 or 2 years of experience will be increased in furtherance of the NIH mission. This increase is distinct from a projected cost-of-living adjustment for postdoctoral stipends that is subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriations.
Read complete notice here.
One page guide on Rigor and Reproducibility from NIH. Click here.
Reviewer Guidance on Rigor and Transparency:Research Project Grant and Mentored Career Development Applications Click Here
From NIH Office of Extramural Research: To briefly recap, in October, NIH announced updates to the application instructions and review criteria for most research grants and individual mentored career development awards. These updates instruct applicants to address four key areas NIH deems important for enhancing rigor and transparency in research: 1) the scientific premise forming the basis of the proposed research; 2) rigorous experimental design for valid, robust, and unbiased results; 3) consideration of relevant biological variables; and 4) authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Read full article.
NIH Website on Rigor: News, goals, guidance and timeline for implementing new requirements. Access website. Frequently asked questions can be found here.
View on-line: NIH Training Module on Rigor and Transparency.
Authentication section: The authentication plan should be included as an additional attachment (not as part of the research strategy), and it should state, in one page or less, how you will authenticate key resources, including the frequency, as needed for your proposed research. The resources that require authentication will vary depending on the reagent/resource and the experimental context in which it will be used. You do not need to provide authentication data itself in this one page attachment; reviewers will be asked to assess the adequacy of the plans you propose for authenticating key resources Read more
A principal investigator (PI) needs to seek prior approval from the NIH before submitting a grant application with direct costs of $500K or more for a single budget year.NIH has been developing a way to provide you with an option to electronically submit these prior approval requests through eRA Commons. And effective Sept. 15, this option is a reality. Click here to read more.
Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-022, For NIH, the Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for closeout effective January 1, 2017. Read more.
NSF has announced a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. In addition to the significant change mentioned above, other revisions include:
Webinars to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on November 7th and January 19th at 1 PM EST. Registration is required on the outreach events website.
It's that time again. The new PHS regulations went into effect four years ago. Per the regulations, researchers are required to take COI training every four years. The Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course is now available on the CITI curriculum. If you do not have one already, you will need to create a CITI Program account. Once you have registered, please log in to your CITI Program account (https://www.citiprogram.org), and click on "Dartmouth College Courses" and "Add a Course or Update your Learner Groups". On the "Select Curriculum" screen, scroll down to "Question 4", which will allow you to add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your "courses" dashboard. You may then return to the "Main Menu" page to start the course.
Note: only add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your dashboard, please do not choose any of the other courses or modules offered on the "Select Curriculum" screen. Instead, answer "Yes, the Refresher Course" to "Question 4" and then hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen.
The Technology Transfer Office has released new policies on patents and acceptance of equity. These new policies, along with related documents (coming soon) can be found on the new Agreements Policies page.
A decision tree tool has been added along with other information. Please see the Export Control resource page.
Have you tried using PIVOT, Dartmouth's funding opportunity search engine? PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields. The Office of Sponsored Projects maintains a subscription for PIVOT for all Dartmouth faculty, staff and students. Click here to log in. Watch a Youtube video to learn more about searches.
Last Updated: 2/1/17