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Mar
22
2016

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) met February 25 - 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. All OSR staff are encouraged to read the COGR Meeting Report Summary available here. Some key discussions topics are also summarized below.

1.  Reform Efforts – Jean Feldman, Policy Head, and Richard Buckius, COO, NSF discussed efforts to reduce administrative burden for grantees and findings from a recent survey.  Top-rated areas from the survey included:

Feb
09
2016

In response to Winter Storm Jonas, NIH released a reminder of the NIH Natural Disaster Policy (NOT-OD-16-061).

When applications cannot be submitted because the applicant organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or other emergency, NIH will consider accepting those applications late, on a case-by-case basis, under the following circumstances:

Feb
09
2016

NOT-OD-16-059 replaces NOT-OD-16-045 to clarify that the salary limitation does not apply to contract awards. All references to NIH extramural research and development contract awards have been removed in this announcement.  Please disregard NOT-OD-16-045 and reference NOT-OD-16-059 for information on the FY 2016 salary limitation.

Feb
01
2016

In mid-November, a search committee was convened to conduct a comprehensive national recruitment for the new Director of Research Management Services.  Marge O’Halloran, who has led the unit since its inception in 2011, retired at the end of January.

Feb
01
2016

NIH has two policies regarding genomic research; however, these policies are very different in scope and purpose.

I.            Genomic Array Policy

II.           Genomic Data Sharing Policy


 

I.                   Genomic Array Policy

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