All submissions must be accompanied by a request form. Required items are marked with asterisks.It is a good idea to list the samples submitted, especially if they are trimmed and in cassettes, so we'll know if there is a missing cassette or tissue. If there isn't enough space on the form, just continue on another copy or attach a list.
Please include any special instructions!
When tissues are submitted without instructions other than the stain(s) requested, the tissues will be processed, embedded, and sectioned according to standard procedures.Trimmed tissues in cassettes are embedded "down face up," that is, the samples are embedded so that the side facing the bottom of the cassette will be placed at the surface to be cut, and will thus be sectioned first. Standard embedding of skin and hollow organs is perpendicular to the plane of sectioning. Thus, the histotechs need to know if you need the tissue oriented in a particular way in the block, and, if you're submitting untrimmed tissues, how you want them trimmed.If you're interested in a very small area of the tissue, and you've trimmed the tissue so that the area is right at the surface, it may be lost when the block is "faced." (The first few sections will often not include the entire area of the tissue and will be discarded.) In such cases it is very important that you discuss your needs with the histotech beforehand.If you have special requirements, it's a good idea to send a copy of your protocol each time you submit tissues. We try to keep them on file, but sometimes months or longer go by since the last similar request, and some investigators have several different protocols, so it's not always possible to be sure we have the right one in hand.
Histology Submission Form (*.doc)
Histology Submission Form (*.pdf)
Over the past few months several new OSP eReports have been released. These reports have been developed with input from representatives from users on campus.
Currently, Fee for Service (FFS) agreements are processed at UAB by University Contracts and are assessed a 5% of revenue administrative processing fee. As Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are not currently assessed on those FFS activities related to research, UAB academic units do not receive any F&A distributions in support of their research missions, despite the fact that these FFS activities result in true research infrastructure expenses. In addition, current FFS activities are not counted toward UAB’s national metrics on research expenditures (e.g., NSF HERD, etc).
As such, and consistent with practices of peer institutions, all agreements (and contract renewals) with terms beginning on or after July 1, 2016 for research-related FFS contracts will be processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and be assessed F&A at a rate of 30% on cash received. Budgets for research-related FFS contracts should include recovery of full direct costs in accordance with the University’s Direct Costs Policy (available on Financial Affairs website) and the appropriate F&A rate as described above.
The UAB Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the newly revised procedure for review of NIH proposal submissions for large submission deadlines involving NIH Research Project Grants (R01), Research Career Development Awards (K) and Research Fellowship (F) proposals. In order to review NIH proposals as quickly as possible, OSP has implemented a proposal review pool which will allow OSP to introduce additional reviewers to assist with proposal review when needed.
NIH proposal submissions to OSP for deadline dates of June 5th and July 5th (R01), June 12th and July 12th (K) and August 8th and 13th (F), will be assigned rotating through a pool of reviewers instead of an assignment to a specific officer by department. The reviewer will be identified in the Receipt of Submission email once a complete submission is received by OSP. This change is effective immediately.
NOTE: This is only applicable to new NIH proposal submissions for the above mentioned NIH deadlines. All other NIH proposal submission deadlines will be routed to the officer assigned to your specific department. All NIH awards will continue to be processed by the OSP officer assigned to your specific area.
Please continue to follow the OSP Review Plan to ensure that your reviewer has sufficient time to properly review the proposal.
Please forward any questions regarding the NIH proposal review process to Tim Parker at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the launch of our new OSP website. The new OSP website offers users a more efficient navigational design structure with enhanced content categories.
For more information about changes to the new OSP website, please visit our welcome page. If you currently have forms or pages from our existing website bookmarked, these links should be automatically redirected to the new the website content.
For additional information, please contact Mike Matthews at email@example.com or Jonathan Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science presents
Professor Robert W. Motl, PhDDepartment of Kinesiology and Community Health Neuroscience ProgramUniversity of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign:
Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis - What We’ve Learned and Where We Need To Go
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00-1 p.m.School of Health Professions Building Executive Learning Center, Room 640
Bring Your Lunch
Beverages will be provided
To RSVP, please contact Jane Moore at (205) 934-5909 or Email: email@example.com no later than Noon Wednesday 4/13