(From the December 2013 issue of Research Now)
Navigating the Road to Peer Review
The NIH has posted helpful tips on how to stay on top of important notifications as your grant application moves forward in Commons. You can find more info here: http://public.csr.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Submitting Data to NIH on Clinical Research Participants
When do you need to send the NIH information on the sex/gender, race and ethnicity of clinical research participants? As posted by the NIH on September 30, 2013, staff investigators need to include information on research participant sex/gender, race and ethnicity when submitting new applications, competing renewal applications, and progress reports (non-competing renewals.) When submitting a new or competing renewal application to the NIH, investigators should address plans for research participant inclusion on the basis of sex/gender, race and ethnicity in the Human Subjects section of the application and will also usually complete the Planned Enrollment Report. Additionally, investigators submitting a competing renewal application should also complete a Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report(s) to describe inclusion in the previous funding period. The layout of the enrollment forms has been simplified and you can now provide information on participants who identify with more than one race. When submitting progress reports, investigators describe progress in enrolling individuals on the basis of by sex/gender, race and ethnicity by completing an Inclusion Enrollment Report for each study in progress. Additional instructions for completing these forms are available in the application form packages.
New Subcontracting Sponsored Projects Officer
Some of you may have already met Cody VanMeter or seen his name showing up recently in eTrac. Cody’s primary responsibility is to work with the external sites that require subcontracts or consulting arrangements. Note that your SPO is still your point of contact, and will be working with you to determine if we need to be budgeting a sub site on the grant. Once we know that, Cody is here to help us make sure that we can gather budgets and issue agreements to the collaborating sites that will be working with us on your grant. Please be sure to welcome Cody if you see him.