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InfoEd Grants Management Software System to Become Mandatory for Proposal Preparation and Internal Approval Routing Beginning September 1, 2014

In December, 2013, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) implemented grants management system, InfoEd, for use by faculty and staff in managing grant activities. A major function of InfoEd is to provide an electronic portal where UNR faculty and staff can prepare and route grant proposals for internal approvals. Since December 2013, over 400 UNR […]

InfoEd Proposal Development and Electronic Approval Training

To-date, over 400 UNR faculty and staff members have received training on how to prepare grant proposals and route them for internal approvals in the InfoEd grants management software system. Training for the School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences and College of Business will continue through June. Then, regularly scheduled trainings will commence and […]

Methods of Calculating Indirect Costs: What to Include and Exclude

To assist faculty and staff with completing grant proposal budgets, below is an explanation of the methods for calculating indirect costs and what to include and exclude from the calculation. Note that there is one minor change to the Modified Total Direct Cost that will be effective December 1, 2013: Participant Support will be included in […]

NIH Public Access Compliance Now in Effect

As of July,  2013, the NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from the award are not in compliance with the public access policy. The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance. Compliance with the Public Access Policy is not a factor in the evaluation of grant […]

NIH Offers New Website on SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act

Due to the many changes that will result from the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act, NIH has set up a new website to keep the small business research community informed. Applicants and grantees interested in the SBIR program can visit the website as well as the SBIR listserv and Twitter feed for news as the implementation plan rolls out.

NIH Releases New Video Tutorial on Submitting a Reference Letter in eRA Commons

A new five- minute video from NIH that outlines what applicants and their referees need to do to successfully submit a reference letter is now available. Since many career (“K”) development grant applications require reference letters, anyone who is new to the NIH application process is encouraged to view the video.

Sponsored Projects Summer Training Opportunities

Summer is almost here, and with the weather heating up, now is a great time to get those burning sponsored projects questions answered! Erika Waday, Information and Training Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Projects, is available to provide UNR faculty and staff with one-on-one training for a variety of sponsored projects topics including budget […]

InfoEd Site Visit April 29 – May 2

Software vendor, InfoEd Global, will be visiting the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) April 29 – May 2 to perform business process mapping for the new grants management software suite currently being implemented. During the visit, the OSP software implementation team will participate in hands-on software functionality demonstrations and information sessions. OSP is very excited […]

Sequestration: The Impact on Nevada and Possible Impact on Grant Awards

The recent federal sequester, which implemented across-the-board spending cuts, could have substantial impacts on Nevada as well as federal grant recipients at the University of Nevada, Reno. A few of the agencies most likely to be affected by the sequester are the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy

Policy Overview Implemented in 2008, the NIH Public Access Policy acts to ensure that the public has access to published results of NIH funded research. More specifically, the policy requires NIH funded investigators to “submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central (PMC) an electronic version of their final, […]

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