The new Uniform Guidance, which documents updated Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for all federal awards, became effective on December 26, 2014. Federal agencies are enforcing new closeout rules, so be sure you are informed. We have already held three information sessions on the impact of these changes. The last session is scheduled for Monday, 3/16! Read more about Final "Collaborating on Grant Closeout" Information Session: Monday, 3/16!
Today Dr. Sally Rockey in the NIH OER office published a blog post with updates on how the NIH is implementing the new Uniform Guidance. The recently released NIH Interim Grant General Conditions, which apply to “all new and supplemental funding provided by Notices of Award issued on or after December 26, 2014,” will serve as a placeholder until an official updated Grants Policy Statement is released. Dr. Read more about NIH Updates on Uniform Guidance Implementation
“Great! I’ll take REACH and then I’ll know everything there is to know about sponsored research!” Most will dismiss what was my initial sentiment towards REACH: Foundations as wildly naive. Even now I laugh, as this thought’s completion swiftly met the humbling absence of certainty inherent to this field. In a realm where the answer is most often, “Well, it depends…,” a definitive solution seemingly remains undiscovered, a theme reiterated by the volunteer teachers of Foundations this past fall. Anyone ignorant to the actual scope of the award lifecycle (myself included) quickly realized the strenuous challenge of our undertaking. Read more about A Student’s Take on REACH: Foundations