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Title FOA Number Organization Release Date Expiration Date Purpose Search Terms
Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Facility Inspections NOT-OD-20-145 NIH Jul 22 2020 N/A Request Information RFI) Flexibilities Conducting Semiannual Animal Facility Inspections Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-145 Key Dates Release Date: July 22, 2020 Response Date: October 22, 2020 Related Announcements None Issued Office The Director, National Institutes Health OD) Purpose Through Request Information RFI), NIH Office Laboratory Animal Welfare OLAW) seeking input flexibilities available conducting semiannual animal facility inspections. Background OLAW oversees Public Health Service PHS)-funded animal activities the authority the Health Research Extension Act 1985 HREA) the PHS Policy Humane Care Use Laboratory Animals Policy). HREA requires each animal care committee a research entity review care treatment animals all animal study areas facilities the research entity least semiannually evaluate compliance applicable guidelines. PHS Policy also requires Institutional Animal Care Use Committees IACUCs) review institution’s program humane care use animals inspect of institution’s animal facilities, including satellite facilities, least once every six months using Guide the Care Use Laboratory Animals Guide) a basis the evaluation. Animal facilities include buildings, rooms, areas, enclosures, vehicles, including satellite facilities, used animal confinement, transport, maintenance, breeding, experiments inclusive surgical manipulation. Semiannual inspections been identified an area which is opportunity reduce administrative burden the report Reducing Administrative Burden Researchers: Animal Care Use Research. Here highlight flexibilities are available IACUCs conducting semiannual inspections their animal facilities. Additional details resources be found Semiannual Facility Inspections. flexibilities be employed alone in combination meet individual needs circumstances each institution. Information Requested NIH seeking input the flexibilities described items 1 – 10 below are available IACUCs conducting semiannual inspections their animal facilities. Flexibilities Conducting Semiannual Inspections IACUCs consider following flexibilities conducting semiannual animal facility inspections: IACUC discretion determine best means conducting facility inspections. includes using qualified individuals ad hoc consultants. areas housing non-Animal Welfare Act AWA)-regulated species, IACUC use few one qualified individual conduct inspections. However, is always required semiannual inspections, IACUC member should involuntarily excluded the inspections, the IACUC remains responsible the evaluation report the Institutional Official IO).   timing facility inspections extend 30 days beyond six-month interval the last inspection, provided is forward drift the date year year.   IACUCs assign specific facility inspections subcommittees. However, conflicts interest should avoided. example, committee member qualified individual not the only person assigned inspect areas which person responsible.   IACUCs implement rolling inspection process, where designated facilities inspected over time. example, area group facilities inspected month until inspection all facilities completed the end the six-month period.   IACUCs choose whether inspections unannounced if animal care use personnel notified prior inspection. Announced visits facilitate inspection process having key personnel available answer any questions.   Although PHS Policy does specifically identify review approval animal facility standard operating procedures SOPs) a requirement IACUCs, SOPs frequently component an animal care use program. IACUCs choose frequency method reviewing animal facility SOPs. SOPs need be reviewed every six months should reviewed a regular basis part the overall review the animal care use program. SOPs referenced protocols should evaluated least once every three years according the PHS Policy ensure they current accurate.   While of institution’s animal facilities, including satellite facilities, must inspected least once every six months, IACUCs discretion regarding oversight areas used routine weighing, dosing, immunization, imaging, should monitor areas a regular basis effectively oversee activities the institution.   some circumstances for areas the program, including field study sites high containment facilities, IACUC find useful use videos, photographs, written descriptions, other appropriate remote methods conduct inspection. example, person the IACUC considers qualified provide prerecorded real-time virtual tour IACUC members areas housing non-AWA regulated species.   IACUCs use AAALAC accreditation site visit a semiannual inspection providing meets PHS AWA where applicable) requirements. IACUC members to informed the proposed semiannual facility inspection as have sufficient time request participation, no IACUC member wishing participate the inspection excluded. semiannual report is submitted the IO must signed a majority the IACUC members include following: description the nature extent the institution’s adherence the PHS Policy, Guide, the Animal Welfare Act; description and reason each departure identified; Deficiencies distinguished minor significant a reasonable plan schedule correcting deficiency; Any minority views. next IACUC inspection must no later six months plus 30 days when AAALAC site visit occurred. OLAW developed checklist help IACUCs conduct Semiannual Program Review Facility Inspection. Institutions not required use checklist, it be amended necessary reflect institution’s program needs. USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reviewed concurs the guidance provided this Notice. to Submit Response Comments must submitted electronically the RFI webpage. Comments must received or before October 22, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT. comments be available the OLAW website. Responses this RFI voluntary may submitted anonymously. Please not include any personally identifiable other information you not wish make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, sensitive information should be included responses. Government use information submitted response this RFI its discretion. Government reserves right use any submitted information public websites, reports, summaries the state the science, any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), cooperative agreement(s), in development future funding opportunity announcements. RFI for informational planning purposes only is a solicitation applications an obligation the part the Government provide support any ideas identified response it. Please note the Government not pay the preparation any information submitted for of information. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Office Laboratory Animal Welfare Telephone: 301-496-7163 Email: olaw@mail.nih.gov
Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Wildfires NOT-OD-20-176 NIH Sep 25 2020 N/A It is highly likely that wildfires in the US will adversely impact some NIH-applicants and recipients ability to submit applications and/or reports in a timely manner. Generally, NIH considers accepting late applications when delays occur because the applicant or recipient organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or other emergency. Given the current combination of the existing Presidentially-declared Public Health Emergency concerning COVID-19 and the hurricane disaster, NIH Institutes and Centers may, at their discretion, accept late applications to Funding Opportunity Announcements reviewed at their IC on a case by case basis due to other circumstances than an official closure. In addition, note the following: Institutions must submit applications or reports as soon as possible after reopening, not to exceed the number of days the institution was officially closed. Institutions must submit a cover letter with the application, with enough detail about the delay so that NIH staff can determine whether circumstances justify accepting the application late. Institutions need not request advance permission to submit late due to a disaster-related delay. We will continue to monitor the situations closely, identifying ways we can help and publishing any additional information in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Inquiries Please direct all inquiries to: Division of Grants Policy, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) GrantsPolicy@OD.NIH.gov
Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Hurricane Laura NOT-OD-20-172 NIH Sep 10 2020 N/A It is highly likely that Hurricane Laura will adversely impact some NIH-applicants and recipients ability to submit applications and/or reports in a timely manner. Generally, NIH considers accepting late applications when delays occur because the applicant or recipient organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or other emergency. Given the current combination of the existing Presidentially-declared Public Health Emergency concerning COVID-19 and the disaster, NIH Institutes and Centers may, at their discretion, accept late applications on a case by case basis due to other circumstances than an official closure.
Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Hurricane Isaias, Derecho NOT-OD-20-161 NIH Aug 28 2020 N/A It is highly likely that both Hurricane Isaias and an ongoing derecho will adversely impact some NIH-applicants and recipients ability to submit applications and/or reports in a timely manner. When delays occur because the applicant or recipient organization is officially closed due to a natural disaster or other emergency, the NIH will consider accepting applications late, on a case-by-case basis, under the following circumstances and in accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 2.3.9.
Reminder: Changes to Forms and Instructions for Research Training Grant, Fellowship, and Career Development Award Applications for Applications Due on or After May 25, 2020 NOT-OD-20-090 NIH Apr 08 2020 N/A Reminder: Changes Forms Instructions Research Training Grant, Fellowship, Career Development Award Applications Applications Due or After 25, 2020 Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-090 Key Dates Release Date: April 8, 2020 Related Announcements NOT-OD-20-077 NOT-OD-20-033 Issued National Institutes Health NIH) Agency Healthcare Research Quality AHRQ) Purpose way this Notice, National Institutes Health the Agency Healthcare Research Quality reminding biomedical health services research communities changes forms instructions research training grant, fellowship, career development award applications due dates or after 25, 2020. changes encompass following areas are described more detail the table, below: Training techniques rigorous reproducible research Training relevant quantitative data science approaches Training data tables Progress reporting renewal applications Required letters applications selected programs Applicants research training grant, fellowship, career development awards urged consult Forms-F Application Guides for detailed guidance. Research training grant applicants using xTRACT system prepare training data tables should note data table modifications expected be incorporated the xTRACT system April 24, users need update selected data entry fields prior finalizing research training datasets. Type Application Changes Institutional Research Training Institutional Career Development Program Plan section the application be expected include description how program faculty provide training rigorous research design relevant data science quantitative approaches. Applicants be required include new attachment, describing plan instruction research methods enhance reproducibility. Progress Report renewal applications be limited five pages the program one page each appointee the grant; applications exceed specified page limits be withdrawn. My Bibliography report publications arising work conducted appointees while supported the grant no longer requested Just-in-time, will collected the Interim Final Research Performance Progress Report. Minor modifications the data elements collected the research training data tables. Fellowship describing training goals objectives, fellowship candidates be expected address, applicable, any new research skills expect acquire the areas rigorous research design, experimental methods, quantitative approaches, data analysis interpretation. the Research Strategy section, fellowship candidates be expected describe a) strengths weaknesses the rigor the prior research serves the key support the proposed project, b) plans address any weaknesses the rigor the prior research, c) the experimental objectives proposed achieve robust unbiased results, d) relevant biological variables factored research designs analyses. applicable, fellowship candidates be required include attachment describing they authenticate key biological and/or chemical resources. Applicants diversity-related FOAs e.g., diversity-related F31) be required include attachment describing the candidate’s participation further goals the program. Individual Career Development describing career development plans, candidates career development awards be expected address, applicable, any new research skills expect acquire the areas rigorous research design, experimental methods, quantitative approaches, data analysis interpretation. Applicants diversity-related FOAs e.g., diversity-related K01) be required include attachment describing the candidate’s participation further goals the program. additional information Forms-F Application Guides, Application Packages, other resources, see NOT-OD-20-077. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Division Biomedical Research Workforce Office Extramural Research National Institutes Health E-mail: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov
Reminder: NIH Policy on Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications NOT-OD-20-174 NIH Sep 16 2020 N/A This notice serves to remind the applicant community about existing guidance that restricts use of hypertext (e.g., hyperlinks and URLs) in NIH applications.
Reminder of Upcoming FORMS-F and Inclusion Across the Lifespan Requirements for NIH Applicants and Recipients Submitting Post-Submission Updates Using the Human Subjects System (HSS) NOT-OD-20-125 NIH Jun 17 2020 N/A Reminder Upcoming FORMS-F Inclusion Across Lifespan Requirements NIH Applicants Recipients Submitting Post-Submission Updates Using Human Subjects System HSS) Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-125 Key Dates Release Date: June 17, 2020 Related Announcements NOT-OD-18-179 - Transition Inclusion Management System New Human Subjects System HSS) of June 9, 2018 NOT-OD-18-116 - Revision: NIH Policy Guidelines the Inclusion Individuals Across Lifespan Participants Research Involving Human Subjects NOT-OD-20-026 - New NIH "FORMS-F" Grant Application Forms Instructions Coming Due Dates or after 25, 2020 Issued Office The Director, National Institutes Health OD) Purpose NIH applicants recipients submitting post-submission updates using electronic Research Administration eRA) Human Subjects System HSS) reminded recent updates the FORMS-F PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Form requirements participant-level data sex/gender, race, ethnicity, age enrollment projects subject the NIH Policy Guidelines the Inclusion Individuals Across Lifespan Participants Research Involving Human Subjects. Users records currently progress of June 13, 2020 must submit any updates prior this date modify records meet new FORMS-F requirements after June 13. Note: HSS used submission human subjects-related information after peer review e.g.Just-in-Time, Research Progress Performance Reports RPPRs)). HSS not used post-submission materials prior initial peer review referenced the NIH Policy Post-Submission Materials. PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information Form not applicable NIH training T) grants. Key FORMS-F Changes the PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information Form of June 13, applicants recipients submitting post-submission updates the Human Subjects System HSS) use FORMS-F PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information Form the submission. records a status “Work Progress” “Ready Submission” include FORMS-F fields must meet corresponding requirements of date. records a status “Ready Submission” be changed “Work Progress” June 13. Significant changes include: new Inclusion Enrollment Report title field now available. Users creating new Inclusion Enrollment Report with Work Progress record of June 13, 2020 be prompted enter Inclusion Enrollment Report title. human subjects study title appear default records submitted prior June 13, 2020 may changed the user. clinical trials, “Brief Summary” field no longer appear Section 4. Brief Summary information submitted applications progress reports prior June 13, 2020 continue be available the PDF images those documents. Question 1.4.a. “Does study involve human subjects/participants” has default value yes cannot changed a user selects "yes" the human subjects involvement question the R&R Project Information Form. a study record should completed only research involving human participants, “No,” option no longer available this question the PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information Form a full list significant FORMS-F changes, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/electronicreceipt/files/high-level-form-ch.... Key Inclusion Across Lifespan Changes NIH Policy Guidelines the Inclusion Individuals Across Lifespan Participants Research Involving Human Subjects, announced December 19, 2017 NOT-OD-18-116, requires individual-level participant data sex/gender, race, ethnicity, age enrollment progress reports research supported NIH projects an awarded competing grant application submitted or after January 25, 2019, intramural research initiated on/after date, research conducted response contract solicitations posted on/after date. Recipients reporting actual enrollment progress a grant application submitted due dates January 25, 2019 later must provide participant-level data sex/gender, race, ethnicity, age enrollment the Inclusion Enrollment Report the PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information Form using HSS. Users must the spreadsheet template available HSS submit participant-level data. column titles must be altered, data should provided using values modeled the template. Changes the template result a submission error. Participant-level data must uploaded a comma separated values (.csv) file. Users should sure save template csv format. Users not need separately enter individual numerical fields the Actual Cumulative) Inclusion Enrollment Report table once csv file successfully uploaded. data provided populate actual cumulative) enrollment table within system. Resources Entering Inclusion Data Using Participant Level Data Template video transcript Participant-level Data Template eRA Human Subjects System HSS) information page Information the PHS Human Subjects Clinical Trials Information form Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: questions this notice, contact: Office Policy Extramural Research Administration Telephone: 301-435-0949 Email:grantspolicy@mail.nih.gov requests technical assistance using HSS, contact eRAService Desk.
Register for the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Oct. 27-30 NOT-OD-21-004 NIH Oct 01 2020 N/A We are announcing the fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration to be held Tuesday, Oct. 27Friday, Oct. 30.
Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs for IDeA States (STTR) (UT2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-GM-21-001 NIGMS Oct 30 2020 Jan 06 2021 This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to strengthen the regional technology transfer accelerator hubs for Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states. Accelerator hubs funded by the awards under this FOA are expected to develop, refine, and implement comprehensive programs for fostering biomedical entrepreneurship which will promote technology transfer, small business finance and management, and other business skills needed to move basic discoveries and technologies out of the lab into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance human health. Each Hub will serve a network of multiple institutional sites across the IDeA states in one of the four regions where the academic partners are located. The goals of this FOA are to: 1) build on regional technology transfer programs to further strengthen the capacity to bring scientific results from academic institutions into the market; 2) fund a pilot project program for product definition studies (e.g., feasibility studies, prototype development, proof-of-concept, and preclinical studies); 3) provide access to expertise and resources in areas required for early stage technology development; 4) provide skills development and hands-on experience in entrepreneurship; and 5) promote a sustainable culture of biomedical entrepreneurship within IDeA states. It is anticipated that the educational tools developed under this FOA will be licensed or sold to other institutions that wish to create accelerator hubs. Establishing public-private partnerships and securing additional non-federal funds will be critical for long-term success.
Reconfiguration of GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) /(Re)Building A Kidney (RBK) Data Hub (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-DK-20-014 NIDDK Nov 23 2020 Feb 19 2021 This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for a consolidated Data Hub for the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) and the (Re)Building a Kidney (RBK) consortium. The GUDMAP/RBK Data Hub will have both scientific and administrative responsibilities, including the operation of a searchable web-based data repository. The Data Hub will implement FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles and have appropriate domain expertise, such as in bioinformatics, website and software development, biocuration and ontology development (including specific expertise in appropriate organ anatomy and physiology), and workshop planning and administration. The Data Hub will also oversee an Opportunity Pool Program to promote collaboration in the formation of new partnerships and to actively enhance the database capabilities.

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