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

  • 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program

    ​​UAB has been invited to nominate an early stage investigator for the 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars ProgramThe full application is not due until January 20, but our office has to formally nominate UAB’s candidate by December 9. 
     
    It is asked that interested investigators please discuss with the Chair or Division Director and then contact Dr Kent Keyser by Wednesday, December 7th with a 1 page summary of the project and a 2 paragraph assessment of the candidate, signed by the Chair or division director.
     
    We apologize for the short timeline. 
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 12/02/16
  • ​Victoria Leslie Cooper, CIP, named Director of the Office of the Institutional Review Board (OIRB)

    Victoria Leslie Cooper, CIP, has been named director of the UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) effective January 1, 2017.  Leslie comes to this position with over 17 years of experience in human research protections.  Over 13 years of that experience is with the OIRB, having previously held positions of assistant director and associate director in the OIRB.
     
    During her tenure in the OIRB, Leslie has coordinated submissions of industry-sponsored trials to Western IRB (WIRB).  More recently, Leslie has been a leader in the field as human research protection programs develop single and central IRBs.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 12/02/16
  • OSP News and Updates - November 29, 2016

    • Unit Assignments/OSP: OSP Officers are assigned by unit to more evenly distribute the workload.  The listing will help you identify the appropriate contact(s) when you need assistance in proposal preparation, contract assignment, or help with post award issues and questions.
    • Training Needs Survey: OSP would like your feedback on campus training needs in the area of sponsored projects.  We encourage you to complete this short survey so that we can develop a comprehensive training program. 
    • Fee for Service (FFS)- Amended policy for research related FFS to be retroactive to 7/1/16: The F&A rate is changing from 30% to 15%.  Executed fee-for-service agreements assessed at the 30% F&A rate will be retroactively corrected to 15% F&A rate.  To assist the campus in determining to which office to send your FFS, we have developed a decision tree.  Please note submission through OSP requires completion and attachment of the Extramural Checklist including the Responsible Personnel List.
    • Uniform Guidance (UG) Brochure: A Uniform Guidance Quick Guide brochure has been developed with faculty and administrators in mind.  This brochure highlights the most important aspects of UG that faculty need to know regarding federal funding.  We hope you find it useful. Please print 2-sided in color for best effect.
    • At-Risk Accounts for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Agreements: Along with three academic departments, OSP, the IRAP support team, and GCA have been piloting a pending account process for industry sponsored clinical trial agreements for the last several months.  “At-Risk Accounts” (aka “Pending Accounts”) are used to assist in tracking the actual cost of conducting a clinical trial, therefore, it is very important that the clinical departments use the At-Risk Account to facilitate appropriate accounting for expenditures associated with study activation including, study start-up fees and personnel expenses. 
      Effective January 1, 2017, this process will be rolled out across campus.

      What is the Process?
      1. OSP receives your complete submission; including a signed Extramural Checklist for an Industry sponsored clinical trial.
      2. The OSP Officer reviews the Extramural Checklist and updates IRAP, which triggers a notification to grants and contracts accounting.
      3. Accounting sets up the At-Risk Account and notifies the PI/department. The start date of the pending/at risk account will be 1 year prior to the receipt date of the checklist by OSP to enable sites to charge activities related to study start up. And the account will remain ‘pending’ for 1 year after creation unless the account is either activated or terminated.
      4. Department/Site applies start-up charges to the new account and then continues to use when becomes active. This includes start-up fees for IRB, Pharmacy, Radiology, etc., as well as personnel expenses associated with the time required for study activation procedures.
    • Reminder Regarding Revised Responsible Personnel List (RPL) Instructions: Revised RPL submissions are submitted when you are adding or removing responsible personnel from an existing project.  When submitting a Revised RPL, please only include the names of those Responsible individuals being added to or removed from the project. For each individual, list the name, BlazerID, and project role and check the Add or Remove box, as applicable.  Do not list everyone on the proposal; only list changes.  For full instructions, please click here.
    Attachments:
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/29/16
  • Final RPPR To Be Used Effective Jan. 1, 2017

    The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout, effective January 1, 2017.  The F-RPPR will be available for use in eRA Commons on January 1, 2017. For small businesses, the new F-RPPR will be in effect at least 2 months later, due to the unique final reporting requirements that they face under the SBIR/STTR policy directive. If you have a final progress report due, and you wish to use the old FPR format of an uploaded document, you must submit the FPR before January 1, 2017. NIH will no longer accept any of the old format FPRs on or after January 1, 2017.
     
    For more information, see Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-022. Visit the NIH RPPR web page, and check out November’s eRA Items of Interest article
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/25/16
  • UAB Effort Reporting Policy FAQs Published

    UAB has recently published Effort Reporting Procedures in the UAB Policy Library.  Subsequent to its publication, additional information has been added in the form of FAQs.  These FAQs have been appended to the bottom of the page. 
    The Effort Reporting Pocedures page can be found in the UAB Policies and Procedures  Library here:   
    http://www.uab.edu/policies/content/Pages/UAB-UC-PRO-0000778.aspx.  Please note that additional FAQs may be added over time, so please reference the official page for any updates.
     
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 11/16/16
  • NIH Notices - November 14, 2016

    Notices:

    • Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
      (NOT-OD-17-002) National Institutes of Health

    See the full web version of these notices and more here.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/14/16
  • NIH eRA items of Interest - November 2016

    The latest NIH eRA Items of Interest for November 2016 is now available.
     
    Included Topics:
    Review the attached PDF or visit the NIH eRA Items of Interest page for more information.
    Posted by | 11/09/16
  • Selection process for UAB NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant Now Open

    NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant applications are due at NSF on January 11th, 2017.
     
    Further information is available at this link: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260 
     
    UAB is allowed up to three submissions, two for instrument acquisition and one for instrument development. In the event that more than 3 groups express interest, the VP for Research Office will assemble a panel to select the three UAB proposals.
     
    If you are interested, please submit a letter of intent including an abstract for the NSF MRI proposal, biosketches for each of the lead faculty, and a list of participants, to Dr. Kent Keyser (kkeyser@uab.edu) by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016.
     
    Submitters will be notified of the selection panel's decision by December 1.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 11/03/16
  • Request for Proposals (RFP) for Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)

    ​UAB would like to solicit white papers for a university down-select to choose UAB’s three proposal submissions to the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4). 
     
    RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions.
     
    For complete details, please read the full announcement.
     
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 11/03/16
  • Call for Proposals: NSF Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

    UAB is soliciting white paper submissions for NSF EPSCoR published a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC), see: (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17503/nsf17503.pdf), in the following focus area:
     
    “Understanding the relationship between genome and phenome – Our vast and ever-increasing storehouse of genomic data has enabled rapid progress in many fields allied with the biological sciences, but it remains a challenge to mechanistically understand how genotype elicits phenotype. A fuller understanding of the emergent processes underlying this relationship would have profound implications in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, evolution, and other fields. Proposals should pursue innovative, interdisciplinary approaches toward quantitative, predictive understanding of the complex interactions between genome and environment that generate variable phenotypic traits. These efforts may include the work of biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, informaticians, and other scientists. Proposals may use any combination of experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches with any appropriate model system(s).” 
     
    Please click here for more information about how to submit, requirements, and deadlines. 
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 10/28/16
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