Announcements


NIH Releases New Tutorial Videos on Navigating Status Within eRA Commons


Friday, January 17, 2014


Three new tutorial videos are available that are intended to help you navigate the Status screen in eRA Commons. These videos are the first in a series that will look at the Status option in detail.  Tutorial #1 is a Status Screen Overview that goes through the steps of how to get to the Status search options if you are a Signing Official (SO) or a Principal Investigator (PI); it outlines the importance of the Status screen; it also highlights some of the critical actions that must be taken to manage a grant application from submission to award to closeout. Tutorial #2 is focused on the tools available to a Signing Official.  The video reviews the three ways an SO can search for a grant application, and the various other search options available to them. Tutorial #3 covers the results of a search. The video highlights how search results are displayed and organized and the importance of checking the items listed in the Action column. Additional tutorials on eRA Commons Features and functions and the Internet Assisted Review (IAR) for Reviewers are also available.  If you have any questions regarding eRA Commons, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for assistance.

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Sample "FORMS-C" Grants.gov Package for NIH (with guidance)


Tuesday, November 12, 2013


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Resources for NIH Investigators!


Monday, April 08, 2013


The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) offiers a number of Grants Podcasts designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators and other stakeholders interested in NIH grants.  Hot topics are addressed, as well as specific information related to preparing a successful application, the review process and much more!  Be sure to take a moment and check out the podcasts available on OER's Grants and Funding page.

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New FAQ's Available from NSF for Proposal Preparation and Award Administration


Monday, January 14, 2013


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released anew Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on ProposalPreparation and Award Administration (updated as of January 2013) to coincidewith the changes implemented under the new NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs regarding any questions you mayhave regarding this document or the changes implemented in the new PAPPG.

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Auburn University Effort Certification


Friday, April 01, 2011


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NIH: "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct" (Video)


Thursday, February 24, 2011


From NIH Office of Research Integrity (ORI), this video simulation allows users to assume the role of a graduate student, post-doc, research administrator, or PI and make decisions that affect the integrity of research.

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NSF – Required Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training required for all undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in proposed research projects.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


NSF – Required Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Effective, January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will proceed with implementation of Section 7009 of the America COMPETES Act. This section of the Act requires that each institution have a plan for providing appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.

· At the time of proposal submission to NSF, a proposing institution’s Authorized Organization Representative must certify that the institution has a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and post doctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF to conduct research.

· Training plans are not required to be included in proposals submitted to NSF. However, institutions have been advised that they are subject to review.

· NSF will modify its standard award conditions to clearly stipulate that institutions are responsible for verifying that undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF to conduct research have received RCR training.

Click here to view the NSF RCR Training Process Diagram

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CITI Training required for all employees conducting Human Research - Enroll Here


Friday, October 16, 2009


Effective, January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) implemented of Section 7009 of the America COMPETES Act. This section of the Act requires that each institution have a plan for providing appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project. Auburn uses the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training module for this purpose. Please follow the link below for further instruction on the use of CITI and the requirement for training.

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