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2017-08-17 ora logo

ORA Quarterly Meeting Reminder

Join us for the Office of Research Administration (ORA) Quarterly Meeting scheduled at the Miller School of Medicine and the Coral Gables campuses. For more information, please click here >>

2017-08-16 ora logo

Important ORA Message

With the upcoming implementation of Workday Finance scheduled for September 1, 2017, ORA would like to bring a few important items to your attention. For more information, please click here >>

2017-08-15 ora logo

Moratorium on F&A Waivers

The following F&A Moratorium message is effective 8-2-2017. It does not impact proposals/contracts utilizing:

  • Sponsor-published rates
  • UM federally negotiated rates
  • Industry funded clinical trials - 29% F&A
F&A Waver Requests must be submitted or ORA at least 15 days prior to the deadline.  Please click here >>
2017-08-14 nih logo

Message from NIH Office of Extramural Research

If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, we want to call your attention to important changes that may affect how you. For more information, please click here >>

2017-08-04 ora logo

Revised PCRF-L, PCRF-S & New Outbound Subaward/Jackson Work Order Request

In anticipation of Workday, ORA launched a revised PCRF-L, PCRF-S and a new Outbound Subaward/Jackson Work Order Request. For more information, please click here >>

2017-08-03 ora logo

ORA Quarterly Meeting

Join us for the Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meeting scheduled at the Miller School of Medicine and the Coral Gables campuses. For more information, please click here >>

2017-07-17 ora logo

Important ORA Message

Please read the Important ORA message, please click here >>

2017-07-14 nih logo

NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports (NOT-OD-17-074)

NIH reminds recipients about their responsibilities and the requirement to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports to the NIH which is a term and condition of all NIH awards. For more information, please click here >>

2017-06-22 ora logo

ORA Newsletter - Special Edition

Please read the ORA Newsletter Special Edition. For more information, please click here >>

2017-06-15 ora logo

ORA Training Class Schedule

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) offers various classes in sponsored programs administration. For your convenience and to facilitate enrollment, ORA will be sending out this class schedule on a monthly basis. For mor information, please click here >>

2017-06-13 ora logo

Developing Study Budgets in Clinical Research Schedule

ORA is offering a two-hour course for Clinical Research Coordinators, Principal Investigators, Department Research Financial Administrators and anyone else involved in development and review of clinical research budgets. For more information, please click here >>

2017-06-13 ora logo

InfoEd Proposal Development Workshop Schedule

Please join us for a Hands-On InfoEd Proposal Development Workshop. InfoEd Proposal Development is the electronic system that the University of Miami uses to create and electronically submit any NIH applications through Grants.gov. For more information, please click here >>

2017-06-12 nsf logo

NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable (from Friday, June 30 at 8pm, until Tuesday, July 4 at 6pm)

A message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation's new headquarters in Alexandria Virginia from June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT through July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT. For more information please click here >>

2017-06-12 ora logo

ORA Intermittent Phone Access on Friday, June 23, 2017 (between 1 pm and 6 pm)

The ORA phones are being updgraded on Friday, June 23, 2017, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. During this time there will be intermittent phone access. For more information, please click here >>

2017-06-05 nih logo

Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post Submission Materials (NOT-OD-17-066)

This Notice updates and replaces the NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH policy for post-submission materials for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017. For more information, please click here >>

2017-05-26 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Discussion Group

Join the Office of Research Administration team in a discussion group designed to hear your ideas and concerns and to come up with solutions. For more information, please click here >>

2017-05-10 ora logo

UM/JHS Master Research Collaboration Agreement and New Process

 

 The University of Miami and the Jackson Health System have signed a Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MCRA) which outlines a new process for the initiation of funded research projects involving use of the JHS’ facilities and resources. For more information, please click here >>  

2017-05-08 ora logo

InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshops

InfoEd Proposal Development is the electronic system that the University of Miami uses to create and electronically submit any NIH applications through Grants.gov. For more information, please click here >>

2017-04-26 ora logo

Updates on Workday Implementation and FY 2017 Year End Close and Quarterly Meeting Presentation

In light of the recent Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) Executive Steering Committee’s decision to delay the Workday Finance implementation, ORA would like to communicate the following information, please click here >>

2017-04-17 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Discussion Group

Join the Office of Research Administration team in a discussion group designed to hear your ideas and concerns and to come up with solutions. For more information, please click here >>

2017-04-05 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meeting

Join us for the Office of Research Administration (ORA) Quarterly Meeting scheduled at the Miller School of Medicine and the Coral Gables campuses.  Dates: April 18 (Coral Gables) and April 19 (Medical). For more information, please click here >>

2017-03-31 nsf logo

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Prospective New Awardee Guide (January 2017)

 

NSF has posted the January 2017 Prospective New Awardee Guide.  The 2017 changes remove references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), Part I and the Award and Administration Guide (AAG), Part II. For more information, please click here >>

2017-03-29 ora logo

RRS Unavailable Due to Scheduled System Maintenance - Friday March 31 at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday April 01 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Please be advised that due to scheduled maintenance, the Research Reporting System (RRS), will be unavailable from Friday, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 01 at 8:00 a.m. You will receive a notification once access to the system has been restored.  For more information, please click here >>

2017-03-27

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Update: InfoEd Proposal Development Budget

The InfoEd Proposal Development system has been updated, and the Personnel Wizard is no longer available for adding personnel. Personnel should be added via the ADD button available at the top of the Personnel and/or Budget Items screens. For more information, please click here >>

2017-03-23 ora logo Office of Research Administration Discussion Group - Lunch provided

Join the Office of Research Administration team in a discussion group designed to hear your ideas and concerns and to come up with solutions. For more information, please click here >>

2017-03-22 nih logo NIH Policy on Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a policy to promote broad and responsible dissemination of information from NIH-fundedclinical trials through ClinicalTrials.gov. For more information, please click here >>
2017-03-21 nsf logo

Implementation of the Research Terms and Conditions

A Message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation regarding the Implementation of the Research Terms and Conditions. For more information, please click here >>
2017-03-20 nih logo

NIH Notices NOT-OD-17-048 and NOT-OD-17-049

Please note the following two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notices as they relate to continued operations under a Continuing Resolution and guidance on salary limitations for grants and cooperative agreements. For more information, please click here >>  
2017-02-27 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Discussion Group

Sr. Level Research Administrators, join us in an open forum to ask questions, to share best practices, and to discuss anything on your mind. For more information, please click here >>
2017-02-21 ora logo

Office of Research Administration
Developing Study Budgets in Clinical Research

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is offering a two-hour course for Clinical Research Coordinators, Principal Investigators, Department Research Financial Administrators and anyone else involved in development and review of clinical research budgets. For more information, please click here >>
2017-02-16 ora logo

The ORA Quarterly Meetings Originally Scheduled For Next Week Are Being Rescheduled

Because we value your time, ORA wants to deliver the most comprehensive set of updates and guidance for critical areas of change at the University. Therefore, the meetings next week are deferred to allow for resolution in several key areas. For more information, please Click here >>
2017-01-30 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Brown Bag Discussion Group

Please read the 2017 January through October schedule for the Office of Research Administration Brown Bag Discussion Group. Click here >>
2017-01-27 ora logo

InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshops

InfoEd Proposal Development is the electronic system that the University of Miami uses to create and electronically submit any NIH applications through Grants.gov. For more information, please click here >>
2017-01-25 ora logo

The Office Of Research Administration Quarterly Meeting 

Join us for the Office of Research Administration (ORA) Quarterly Meeting scheduled at the Miller School of Medicine and the Coral Gables campuses.  Dates: February 21 (Coral Gables) and February 22 (Medical). For more information, please click here >>
2017-01-25 ora logo

 

Two New Research Administration Resources

The Office of Research Administration has created two new resources to assist the research community with determining the difference between a gift and a grant and between a subrecipient and a contractor/consultant. For more information, please click here >>
2017-01-20 nih logo NIH Implementation of the Interim-RPPR Effective February 9, 2017, if the recipient organization has submitted a renewal application on or before the date by which a Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final-RPPR) would be required for the current competitive segment, then submission of an "Interim-RPPR" via eRA Commons is now required. For more information, please click here >>
2017-01-18 nsf logo

Updates Coming to FastLane on January 30 to Support PAPPG (NSF 17-1) Policy Changes and New and Enhanced Automated Compliance Checks

Please read a message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation. Effective January 30, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement changes in FastLane. For more information, please click here >>
2016-12-28 ora logo

Office of Research Administration Brown Bag Discussion Group

Please read the 2017 January and February schedule for the Office of Research Administration Brown Bag Discussion Group. Click here >>
2016-12-19 nih logo

Multiple NIH Notices

Please read the following important information regarding multiple NIH notices. For more information, please click here >>
2016-12-13 nsf logo

New FAQs on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration for Use with the new PAPPG (NSF 17-1)

Please read a message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation. A revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration has been issued. For more information, please click here >>
2016-12-12 ora logo

Coral Gables Campus - ORA Brown Bag Discussion Group

The ORA Brown Bag discussion will take place on December 12th, at the Coral Gables Campus. For more information, please click here >>
2016-12-07 nsf logo

Revised NSF Grants.gov Application Guide Issued

Please read a message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation. A revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been issued. Effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. For more information, please click here >> 
2016-12-05 ora logo

Guidance on Charging Rent on Sponsored Projects

Please read the message for guidance on charging rent on sponsored projects click here >> 
2016-12-02 nsf logo

Revision of the MREFC Eligibility Threshold

This Important Notice revises the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction threshold to $70M. For more information, please click here >> 
2016-11-28 nih logo

NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR)

The National Institutes of Health has announced that the Final Progress Report (FPR) will be replaced with the Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final RPPR) through a new eRA Commons module effective January 2017For more information, please click here >>
2016-11-18 nih logo

NOT-OD-17-021 - Publication of the REVISED NIH Grants Policy Statement
(Rev. November 2016) for FY 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. November 2016). This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016. For more information, please click here >>
2016-11-11 nih logo

Increased Stipend Level Adjustments for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipients

Recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016, will received increased stipends. For more information, please click here >>
2016-11-07 nsf logo Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference - Live Webcast Registration Please read a message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation. Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary (General) Sessions will be webcast live at no cost to the research community.  For more information, please click here >>
2016-10-31 ora logo InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshops InfoEd Proposal Development is the electronic system that the University of Miami uses to create and electronically submit any NIH applications through Grants.gov. For more information, please click here >>
2016-10-25 ora logo Research Reporting System (RRS) PI Portal As the Office of Research Administration continues to look for ways to improve transparency and provide service to faculty and staff, we are happy to announce the launch of the PI Portal in the Research Reporting System (RRS). For more information, please click here >>

2016-10-25

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Revised Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide

Please read a message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation concerning the revised PAPPG. For more information, please click here >>

2016-10-13

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Office of Research Administration
Developing Study Budgets in Clinical Research

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is offering a two-hour course for Clinical Research Coordinators, Principal Investigators, Department Research Financial Administrators and anyone else involved in development and review of clinical research budgets. For more information, please click here >>

2016-10-13

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Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meeting
Join us for the Office of Research Administration (ORA) Quarterly Meeting scheduled at the Miller School of Medicine and the Coral Gables campuses.  Dates: October 26 (Medical) and October 28 (Coral Gables). For more information, please click here >>
2016-10-11 nih logo Continuing Resolution, Optional Electronic
Submission and AHRQ Policy
Please view the NIH Announcements concerning Continuing Resolution, Optional Electronic Submission and AHRQ Policy. For more information, please click here >>

2016-09-20

nih logo Continuing Resolution, Optional Electronic Submission and AHRQ Policy Please view NIH Announcements concerning Continuing Resolution, Optional Electronic Submission and AHRQ Policy. For more information, please click here >>

2016-09-20

nsf logo Automated Compliance Improvements of NSF Proposals As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane. For more information, please click here >>

2016-09-19

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Policy on FOA for Clinical Trials and Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials

NIH issued notices on two policies: Policy on FOA for Clinical Trials and Policy in Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials. For more information, please click here >>

2016-09-16

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Projected NRSA FY 2017 Stipends

NIH issued a notice (NOT-OD-16-134) earlier this summer which you may have missed revising previous notice (NOT-OD-16-131) regarding NRSA stipends for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows. For more information, please click here >>

2016-09-15

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Strategic plan sets priorities, research direction for nursing science

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has released a new strategic plan that details the institute’s priorities for the conduct and support of future nursing science. For more information, please click here >>

2016-08-10

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ORA Brown Bag Discussion Group

The meetings will take place on August 30th at the Medical Campus and September 15 at the Coral Gables Campus. For more information, please click here >>

2016-07-28

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Quarterly Meeting presentation and video

The July 2016 ORA Quarterly Meeting presentation and video are now available

2016-07-27

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Issuance of FAQs on NSF's Implementation of the Department of Labor's FLSA Final Overtime Rule

Please click here >>

2016-01-22

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipens, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels for FY 2016 (NOT-OD-16-047)

The National Institutes of Health issued its new stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Kirchstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.Please click here >> 

2016-01-22

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NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2016 (NOT-OD-16-046)

This Notice provides guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2016 and implements the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015. With the passage of the Act, NIH has $32.31 billion in budget authority or equivalent (program level), an increase of $2 billion over FY 2015.The following NIH fiscal policies are instituted in FY 2016.  

2016-06-27

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Automated Compliance Validation Checks

Please read the message from Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, National Science Foundation.Please click here >>

2016-06-24

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National Science Foundation Revised Award Terms and Conditions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Award Terms and Conditions to implement the requirements stipulated in Appendix XII to Part 200 of 2 CFR § 200 (the Uniform Guidance)regarding the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), as well as otherclarifications to the conditions.For a detailed summary, please click here >>

2016-02-17

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association most recent Award Recipients - Alpha by Program Type

The American Heart Association announced its Award Recipients as of February 17, 2016.  For more information about research, visit the American Heart Association websiteView Award Recipients >