Beginning on January 15, 2016, a new URL will be available to PIs for mobile access to their status information in eRA Commons. The new URL will be: https://m.era.nih.gov/cmb This new mobile access means it will be significantly easier for PIs to track and manage grant applications and awards because the Status screen will be [...]
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US Dept. of Ed. - G5 System Down Nov. 19 - 24 The U.S. Department of Education (Department) will be upgrading the G5 Grants Management System production application. The G5 System will be unavailable for all activities, including the drawdown of payments, from 9:00 p.m. Eastern standard time (EST), Wednesday, November 19, 2014, until 6:00 [...]
Faculty: Spring semester's human subjects research deadlines and to-do list USU's Institutional Review Board has created a short list of questions faculty members can consider to prepare for the upcoming spring semester. Are you planning to make an assignment to your students where they will be doing research with human participants as part of your [...]
RGS commits $50,000 to Graduate Student Travel Award The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is allocating $50,000 to the RGS Graduate Student Travel Award. The program, which replaces the Graduate Student Senate funding program, promotes student involvement in their disciplines by partially funding travel costs associated with professional presentations at regional, national and international [...]
Conflict of interest regulations prompting USU to implement new procedures USU is implementing a new set of procedures responsive to recently issued regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The implementation of the new regulations can be seen as a result of recent incidents like the one in Georgia where a psychologist [...]
Joan Rudd named new senior coordinator of programs The Office of Research and Graduate Studies has announced the selection of Joan Rudd as new senior coordinator of programs for the School of Graduate Studies. “I am very excited to be filling this position,” said Rudd. “I enjoy working with students and their department advisors to [...]
Students benefit from SURCO support The Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grant program has enabled more undergraduates to pursue their research interests. “We figured that there would be a fairly strong demand for this program, but we did not expect the exceptionally high demand we eventually saw,” said Scott Bates, associate vice president for [...]
EHS excels in unannounced inspection The latest inspection of USU environmental health and safety found that the division continues to be in compliance with standards outlined by the state Division of Radiation. USU’s license to use radioactive material in research includes provisions for review by the DRC licensing agency. The review includes on-site inspections at least [...]
Changes made in waste pickup request form The Environmental Health and Safety division in USU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies has purchased a new program to track chemicals for waste pickup. As a result, EHS has made amendments to the waste pickup request form, which can be found on its website. “The new program [...]