In an effort to streamline the process for both incoming and outgoing federal subawards, UAB has joined the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s (FDP) Expanded Clearinghouse. This is a pilot program for certain FDP institutions and provides audit, demographic and fiscal information needed by pass-through entities (PTEs) when they are issuing federal subawards. Now, when UAB issues a federal subaward to another entity in the pilot program, collection of the Subrecipient Assurance form is no longer required. Instead, the necessary information will be obtained from the entity’s profile in the Expanded Clearinghouse; a searchable list of the participating entities along with their profiles can be found FDP Expanded Clearinghouse website.
Attached is a PDF of the participating institutions. Project-specific information (such as Human Subjects use, Animal Subjects use, etc.) will still need to be collected from the entities including a new, project specific form for that will be released shortly.
For incoming subawards, we will no longer need to complete forms containing this information from other pilot institutions. The FDP web site has sample language to send to other pilot participants when we are asked to complete such forms.
Additional information can be found on the FDP website and will be available shortly the Office of Sponsored Programs website. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 24th 2012, financial conflict of interest training became mandatory for all research personnel responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research. The Federal Final Rule that established this requirement also stipulates that re-training is required every four years. For many investigators, re-training will be required this year. Email notifications will be sent out informing investigators when they need to re-train. Please contact the Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board (OCIRB) at (205) 975-9691 if you have any questions about re-training.
Join us on Wednesday, August 24 in Spain Auditorium at 4 pm for an open discussion on the implications of the FLSA mandate on postdoc salaries. Deans and Central Administration are investing in a plan that we see as striving to be fair to all our postdocs, while at the same time easing the burden on our investigators in order to minimize disruption to ongoing research programs. We will also discuss the Research Career ladder and its implementation. Event information can be found here.
Expect new features and improvements to be released on August 18, 2016, for the Extramural Trainee Reporting and Career Tracking (xTRACT) system.
Post-release details and screenshots will be made available through Online Help for xTRACT resources. Review the original article in the attached PDF or on the eRA News website.
A new version of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist is now available. Revisions include:
Please take this opportunity to download the 8/10/2016 version of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist from the Office of Sponsored Programs Forms webpage.
David Brown, PT, PhD, SHP Department of Physical TherapyDori Pekmezi, PhD, SOPH Department of Health BehaviorCeren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD, SOM Department of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationRob Motl, PhD, SHP Department of Physical Therapy
P. Darrell Neufer, PhDDirector, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity InstituteProfessor, Departments of Physiology and KinesiologyEast Carolina University
Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhDProfessor and Chair, Department of Physical TherapyUniversity of Florida
Scott Trappe, PhDProfessor and Director, Human Performance LaboratoryBall State University
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhDProfessor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public HealthMember, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterUniversity of Washington
Mike Roberts, PhDAssistant Professor, School of KinesiologyAuburn University
The NIH Extramural Nexus Updates for July 2016 have been released. Stories highlighted this month include:
Intramural grants for pilot and feasibility studies in research related to arthritis, inflammation, or autoimmunity are available to support innovative, imaginative, and promising investigations. The optimal proposal will utilize and expand upon existing Core technologies within the Comprehensive Flow Cytometry Core (CFCC), the High Resolution Imaging Facility (HRIF), the Epitope Recognition & Immunoreagent Core (ERIC), the Transgenic & Genetically Engineered Models Core (TGEMs) or the Rheumatology Arthritis Database and Repository (RADAR), to answer cutting edge questions and advance the field of rheumatic diseases research. Modest support ($20,000 in direct costs) is available for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, for research in disciplines related to the broad mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting application for two positions on our Research Development Project Research Training Core for trainee fellowships. One position is available for a graduate student, and another is available for a postdoctoral fellow.
The Research Training Core is designed to provide support for one year, with the option for renewal for a second year upon documentation of satisfactory productivity. The Graduate Student fellowship will total $12,500 total, and can be applied to stipend, tuition, and fees. The Postdoctoral fellowship will total $43,680 total per year towards salary and fringe.
Since 2001, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) has funded 23 research grants at UAB, the University of Alabama and Auburn University. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to help supplement research in the field and to stimulate junior investigator interest in this area.
The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting application for pilot and feasibility projects to support new research initiatives in cystic fibrosis pathophysiology and intervention. The pilot and feasibility mechanism is designed to provide support for a limited time (two years, up to $75,000/year direct costs for translational research). Projects should test innovative hypotheses that may have significant impact on basic or clinical aspects of the disease and lead to preliminary data for independent grants in the area of cystic fibrosis science.
Medical Rehab Researchers: Let Us Help You
Have a research concept that needs a boost to take your science to the next level? The REACT Center, whose mission is to catalyze high-impact clinical trials that will define optimal rehabilitation strategies, now offers a voucher program making available funding relating to medical rehabilitation research.