Supplies

Supplies

Sources of frequently requested necropsy and histology materials

Instruments
The following are all you need for most mouse work.
Scissors, Mayo, 6 3/4", straight, Fisher #12-460-475* 50822617* 50822388*
Scissors, iris, 4 1/2", straight, Fisher #73-121-0 12-460-104 NC9060757
Tissue forceps, 1x2 teeth, 5", Fisher #64-52
Tissue forceps, 1x2 teeth, 4", Fisher #76-451
*These scissors are carbide-edged. They are expensive but well worth it, as they will stay sharp for a long time and outlast several pairs of cheaper ones. They can also be reconditioned to like-new by the manufacturer. The same or similar products are available from Roboz Surgical Instruments, Miltex Instrument Co., Fine Science Tools, World Precision Instruments, and VWR. Adler Instrument Co. (Norcross, GA) offers reconditioning services.

Dissecting boards
Dissection is much easier with a good dissecting board and specimen pins.
Thermo Shandon Neoprene Cork Dissecting Board 16" x 12" Fisher #36-119
Mopec Inc Neoprene Cork Dissecting Board 16" x 12" Fisher #NC9673323

Pins
OIC® Pushpins, Clear, Box Of 100 (Office Depot)
Gem® Aluminum Pushpins, 3/8" Shank, Box Of 100 (Office Depot)

Containers
Fisherbrand* Multipurpose Specimen Storage Containers (#14-955-11 series 4 oz to 8 oz sizes for mouse work)

Neutral buffered formalin 10% (NBF)
Fisher PROTOCOL* 10% Buffered Formalin (2.5 gal, #23-427-098)

Decalcifying solution (for bone)
Rapid decalcifying solution for routine use. There are others for specialized procedures such as IHC.
Fisher Cal-Ex* Decalcifier #CS510

Trimming blades and handles
PATHCO double edge blades Fisher #NC9734740
PATHCO handle for double edge blades Fisher #NC9620480

Cassettes
Fisher Tissue Path* IV Tissue Cassettes #22-272 and #22-292 series
Fisherbrand* Histosette II* Tissue and Biopsy Cassettes #15-182-701

Biopsy pads
Fisherbrand* Biopsy Foam Pads #22-038-221 (32mm x 25mm x 3mm rectangular)

Cryosectioning embedding compound
Cryo-OCT Compound Fisher #14-373-65

Cryomolds
Andwin Scientific Standard Cryomold Fisher #NC9643511

Additional News and Announcements

  • Recertification of Effort Form and Process Change

    Effective July 1, 2016, the Recertification of Effort Form will be used for recertifying a previously certified effort report and certifying a delinquent effort report. The Recertification of Effort Form, which replaces the form entitled ORC Review Request (commonly referred to as a "request to recertify effort"/"RFR"), is listed as follows on the Financial Affairs forms site:

    OSP-FA-Effort-160701.jpg

    The new form was drafted with considerable feedback from stakeholders on campus.  Enhancements to the form include:

    • More specific questions to be addressed by the submitter in order to help mitigate follow-up and expedite the review and approval;
    • Clear roles and responsibilities for each signing official; and
    • An accompanying informational attachment of the effort recertification process.

    In addition, there is a routing change. The effort recertification forms are to be forwarded directly to Financial Affairs by the Dean’s offices upon completion and approval rather than to the University Compliance Office (UCO). If you have any questions regarding this new process change, please contact the University Compliance Office at (205) 996-6540.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 07/01/16
  • Search Opened for Vice President of Research

    The UAB Office of Human Resources has posted information on the search for the next Vice President of Research, including information about the Opportunity, Search Committee membership, and current stage of the search process. 
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 07/01/16
  • New OSP eReports Released

    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. 

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 06/24/16
  • UAB Research-Related Fee-for-Service (FFS) change effective July 1, 2016

    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.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 06/06/16
  • OSP Announces Streamline of NCC Submission Process and Updated Checklists

    ​In a continuing effort to streamline submission processes, the Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce that NIH Research Performance Progress Report submissions (also known as RPPRs), other Noncompeting Continuation/Continuation submissions, and Pre-Application submissions no longer require a signed UAB Extramural Support Checklist, but should now be sent to osp@uab.edu with a UAB Expedited Checklist.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 05/27/16
  • NIH Proposal Submission Revised Procedure

    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 tmparker@uab.edu or askosp@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 05/26/16
  • UAB Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials F&A Rate Will Increase Effective July 1, 2016

    Effective July 1, 2016, the UAB Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rate for industry-initiated and sponsored clinical trials will increase to 30%. This change is only applicable to new submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on or after July 1, 2016. Clinical trials initiation fees charged to the sponsor, such as the UAB Human Subjects Review Fee, will not be affected.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 05/05/16
  • New Guidance Information on IRB Website

    The OIRB has provided updated guidance information on our website.  New information has been posted regarding the following:
    • Flowchart to determine who are key personnel
    • NIH description of ethnic and racial categories
    • IRB form compatibility

    Key Personnel

    The IRB has created a flow chart to help determine whether individuals involved with research should be considered to be key personnel involved in the conduct of human subjects research.  The Key Personnel Flowchart is available under the General category on the Other Guidance page of the IRB website.

    Ethnic and Racial Categories

    The table on the Investigator's Progress Report follows the reporting requirements of the NIH. The following is their description of how the ethnic and racial categories are defined:​​

    Ethnic Categories

    • ​​Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.  The term “Spanish origin” can also be used in addition to “Hispanic or Latino.
    • Not Hispanic or Latino​.

    ​​​​​​Racial Categories

    • ​American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America, and who maintains tribal affiliations or community attachment.​
    • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Note: Individuals from the Philippine Islands have been recorded as Pacific Islanders in previous data collection strategies.) 
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
    • Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as “Haitian” or “Negro” can be used in addition to “Black or African American.”
    • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

    IRB Form Compatibility Issues

    IRB forms on this page are compatible with Microsoft Word 2010 and newer on Windows and Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. Some features (e.g., checkboxes) are not compatible with older versions of Microsoft Word or any version of Pages for Mac. The newest versions of Microsoft Word are available at no charge to UAB faculty, staff, and students through UAB IT. Contact UAB IT for more information on upgrading your software. If you are unable to upgrade to a compatible version of MS Word, you may simply place an "X" before the checkbox that corresponds to your answer in the form.
     
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 04/22/16
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Announcement - New Website Launch

    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.

    Enhancements include:

    • Improved Search - Utilizing the search field found at the top right corner of every page on our site now yields more accurate, more relevant results, helping you find desired content easily and quickly.
    • Improved Quicklinks - Visitors can now immediately jump to desired content from our home page through the creation of an improved Quicklinks menu that links to our most demanded/visited pages based on page-view statistics.
    • Featured Pages - The website will now periodically feature pages promoting higher awareness of existing content or new content. This reinforces our commitment to providing users with effective knowledge, resources, and tools.

    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 mimatt@uab.edu or Jonathan Price at jonprice@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/21/16
  • Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science Guest Lecturer: Dr. Robert Motl

    Center for Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science presents

    Professor Robert W. Motl, PhD
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health Neuroscience Program
    University 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: djmoore@uab.edu  no later than Noon Wednesday 4/13

    Posted by Center for Disability Health and Rehabilitation Science | 04/12/16
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