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February 2013

RESEARCH INKLINGS Multi-Project Applications

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced their plans to make changes to the application process for multi-project applications. These changes include: transitioning multi-project applications from the

paper grant application to the standard form 424 research and related (SF424 R&R), and simultaneously transitioning to electronic submission of these multi-project applications. Continued on page 2

FEBRUARY 2013 In this issue: Multi-Project Applications: Transitioning to Electronic Submission

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Getting Your University Startups Funded, March 2013

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7th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day

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Maintaining Cognitive Health with Aging: Healthy Aging and Age-Related Disorders

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium

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COHR Pilot & Feasibility Project Program

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My NCBI Publications Report for the PHS 2590 with MY NCBI

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New F&A Rates

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Research INKlings is an on-line newsletter prepared by the Office of Research Development providing research news, policy changes and other relevant information for MUSC faculty, staff and students.

College of Dental Medicine: 3rd Annual Scholars Day The 3rd Annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholars Day will be held February 21, 2013, in the Drug Discovery & Bioengineering Building from 9:00-2:00 pm. Dr. Martha Somerman, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, will provide the keynote address to a group of faculty, students and staff. Her keynote address “Accelerating Health Through Innovation” is scheduled at 12 pm in room 110 of the Drug Discovery Building. Dr. Somerman oversees an extensive research portfolio and leads the Institute’s team of more than 400 scientists and administrators.


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Multi-Project Applications: Transitioning to Electronic Submission To meet NIH’s long standing goal of receiving all grant applications electronically, the NIH and the Grants.gov program management staff worked together to develop an online application system called ASSIST (Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking) to accommodate electronic submission of NIH’s multi-project applications. ASSIST will allow users to develop and store their applications in a secure online environment. The system will also provide many of the features that have been requested by users over the years, such as error checking the application against both Grants.gov and many agency business rules before submission, providing the assembled application for viewing before submission, allowing applicants access control by component (subproject) and more. The Grants.gov Program Management team plans to leverage this collaborative effort to develop an online forms capability for the entire federal grants community.

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Organizations that use system-to-system solutions to transmit applications via data stream to Grants.gov rather than using the Grants.gov forms will be able to send multiproject applications through Grants.gov using the same interfaces they do now. NIH and Grants.gov have made technical information on multi-project applications available for systems developers so they can plan for any system adjustments they need to make to accommodate these applications. NIH plans to transition all multi-project applications to electronic submission using the SF 424 R&R form. The transition will be done by activity code, in the same way NIH has completed previous electronic application transitions. As each activity code transitions, all applications submitted in response to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for programs with that activity code will require electronic submission.


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Getting Your University Startups Funded March 2013 The Annual Entrepreneurial University Startups Conference will be held March 20 to 23, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer organizes the annual conference. The Government Co-Hosts are the National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership and National Institutes of Health Office of Tech Transfer. National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the venture capital sponsor. The Entrepreneurial University Startups Conference is a unique conference series dedicated exclusively to the best practices for creating and funding globally

competitive, venture-backable university startups. The conference brings together universities creating startups with venture capitalists, angel investors, SBIR program managers and Fortune 500 technology scouts funding them. The conference also includes NSF, NIH, NIST, DOD, DOE, DHS and other government agencies working on improving the Innovation Economy by increasing the quality and quantity of startups coming out of universities. The conference will showcase the best 100 university startups as nominated by the universities to the Global 1000, VCs, angel investors and SBIR program managers. For more information, please visit www.ncet2.org.

7th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day On January 22nd, the Department of Medicine (DOM) hosted the 7th Annual Research Day in the Student Harper Center. The day served as an excellent opportunity for all DOM scientists and/or emerging scientists to present their research findings – as well as for collaborators, potential collaborators and interested colleagues to learn about current DOM research activities. Faculty teams judged all the presentations, providing constructive criticism and guidance. Graduate students, basic research postdoctoral fellows, clinical resident/fellows, and basic and clinical junior faculty members affiliated with the Department of Medicine presented their recent findings. Seven individual awards were presented for best poster in the following categories: graduate student, medical students, postdoctoral fellow, residents/fellows, basic/clinical research junior faculty.

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The 9th Annual Aging Research Day will focus on Maintaining Cognitive Health with Aging, Healthy Aging and Age-Related Disorders with plenary speaker, Mary Sano, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Research and Development, Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital. The retreat is Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8:30-5:30 pm in the Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

Ernest E. Just Symposium The Ernest E. Just Symposium will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013. The symposium celebrates the life and scientific achievements of Dr. Ernest E. Just, a prominent African American marine biologist and Charleston, SC native. Undergraduate students and their advisors from throughout the state and region are sponsored to come to MUSC to participate in the symposium. The format includes a morning session with invited speakers who introduce the life of Dr. Just and discuss career development. Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will provide the key note address titled, “Science: A Powerful Tool for Justice.” In the afternoon, the visiting undergraduate students are accompanied on a campus tour and meet for a breakout session with representatives of their College of interest. The full program for this year’s symposium can be found at the website: www.musc.edu/grad/just/index.html.

February 2013

COHR: Pilot and Feasibility Project Program The Center for Oral Health Research (COHR) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Applications (RFA) and Application Submission Guidelines for the 20132014 funding cycle of the COHR Pilot and Feasibility Project Program. The program will support three general grant categories: • • •

Early Career New Direction Novel Methods & Technologies

The letter of Intent is due February 11, 2013 and the application due date is February 18, 2013. The RFA may be accessed through the COHR website.

The SCTR Obesity Leadership Summit was featured on the NCATS Grantee & Partner News website. To view the full article, click on the link: http://www.ncats.nih.gov/news-andevents/grantee-partner/grantee-partner.html.

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My NCBI Publications Report for the PHS 2590 with MY NCBI Most NIH-funded principal investigators (PIs) have extensive bibliographies, which include publications resulting from or in support of their funded research grants. PIs registered in eRA Commons have been able to use the publications page of their personal profiles in Commons as a repository for their publications.

such as journal articles, manuscripts accepted for publication, books, and book chapters.

NIH is now providing Commons users with a more efficient, accurate and userfriendly way to manage their professional bibliographies, associate publications with their grant awards and adhere with the NIH public access policy.

Grantees are encouraged to begin using the PDF report immediately on a voluntary basis. Submitting the My Bibliography PDF report will be required at the same time that the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is required for all Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards, expected in the Spring of 2013 (see NOT-OD-12-142).

Through the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) portal, this enhanced tool called “My Bibliography� manages a list of all of your authored works

My Bibliography can now generate a PDF report of publications that may be printed and submitted as Section 2.2.6, Section E. Publications, of the paper PHS 2590 progress report.

The My Bibliography PDF report facilitates grantee reporting in two ways. First, it quickly provides the public access compliance status of each publication arising from the award in an easy to understand format. Second, it ensures grant-paper associations reported on the PHS 2590 are captured in RePORTER and other NIH electronic systems. Instructions for the PDF report are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pu bs/techbull/nd12/nd12_my ncbi_pdf.html.

New Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Rates MUSC has a new Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rate agreement for organized research. The agreement was negotiated and approved by the DHHS in conjunction with the Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting. The new F&A rates should be used for all new and competing continuation proposals with clarifications noted on the ORSP website. Proposals with a start date of FY13 (July 1st, 2012 through June 30th, 2013) will use the 49% F&A rate. New proposals with a start date in FY14 and beyond must use the 49.5% F&A rate. Detailed information on the new rates may be found on the Proposal Preparation section of the ORSP website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/research/orsp/proposal_preparation/.

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