NOT-OD-16-006 announced and described the changes implemented to simplify and remove redundancies in the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) for NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract applications. The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) recently released an online training module for the VAS that can be completed in 20-30 minutes. The module provides:
NOT-OD-20-155 announces the upcoming changes to the format of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Award (NoA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a standard Page One to be used across HHS effective October 1, 2020.
The majority of the change will affect the appearance of Page One of the NoA. There will be four sections (see the NOT-OD-20-155 for details):
The potential impact of the respiratory illness COVID-19 continues to evolve. UCSF Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA) are actively monitoring the impacts to research activities and funding.
NOT-CA-20-082 announces an opportunity for NCI Principal Investigators whose postdoctoral fellows have temporarily lost stipend support from a non-profit sponsor as a result of COVID-19. This administrative supplement will support the postdoctoral fellow’s salary plus F&A for time and effort, up to 6 months, on active NCI funded grants and cooperative agreements in the area related to the focus of the postdoctoral fellow’s work.