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Revision of the Research Terms and Conditions

Earlier this week, NSF and NIH provided the following update on the revised Research Terms and Conditions:

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated awarding agencies adopt recent revisions to 2 CFR §200; Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) effective November 12, 2020. The purpose of...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about the upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for session details and how to register.

ECRT Basics Training

Date/Time:

Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 9:30am - 11:00am. Live webinar/systems demo via Zoom 

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on...

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NSF ERA Forum Webinar on November 5, 2020

The next National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar will be on November 5, 2020 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM ET.

From the NSF ERA Forum webpage:

The topics for this Forum webinar will tentatively cover the Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission: New Proposal Preparation Demonstration Site and Upcoming Features in Research.gov, Decommissioning Font Size and Font...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to tell you about the upcoming training opportunities coming up in October. Please see below for session details and how to register.

SciENcv Info Session

Date/Time/Location: October 13th, 2020 / 11:00am-12:00pm / Live Virtual Training

Description: SciENcv is our best tool to help manage and generate your biosketch. It provides quick formatting of a researcher's biosketch using the required templates for NIH, NSF and other federal agencies. A user’s publication information,...

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NSF Virtual Grants Conference

National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced their first NSF Virtual Grants Conference. Registration is free. Please see below for details from the NSF Fall 2020 Virtual Grants Conference website [link inactive; removed 2/14/2022]:

This virtual conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions.

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Upcoming Training Opportunity

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about an upcoming training opportunity. Please see below for details and how to register.

NCURA Webinar: Foreign Influence Requirements Roundup: Agency by Agency Current Expectations Plus a Sneak Peek at What We Think is Coming (University-Wide)

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Virtual Live Web Conference

Description: With the wealth of information constantly coming out (or being promulgated) related to foreign influence issues,...

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Reminder: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on October 5, 2020

As a reminder, the enforcement of the NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats begins on 10/5/2020. For more information, please see the following message distributed by NSF via email earlier this week:

Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies &...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators, 
We wanted to take a moment to let you know about the upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for details and how to register.

NCURA Webinar: Compliance and the Uniform Guidance (University-Wide)

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Virtual Live Web Conference
Description: The Uniform Guidance is one of the most important regulatory changes implemented in decades. While its purpose was to reduce administrative burden and safeguard against waste or misuse of funds, compliance remains the...

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