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With the new academic year starting up, we would like to remind college administrators to consider any faculty that are…
Don’t Forget to Link Your ORCID iD to Your eRA Commons Profile
We encourage everybody from graduate students to senior scientists to register for an ORCID account and link it to their eRA Commons personal…
Thoughts on How Institutions Can Promote a Culture of Research Integrity
Some thoughts on how institutions can promote a culture of research integrity from Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH's Deputy Director for…
NSF System Update
Effective August 26, 2019, proposers using Research.gov can delete in-progress collaborative proposals with subawards as well as associated in-progress proposal…
Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference – Save the Date
Fall Grants Conference Save the Date! Join us on November 18-19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts for the National Science Foundation’s…
Air Force targets drones during latest Pitch Day
The day-long event began with thirteen pitches from businesses, followed by deliberations by Air Force junior officers and civilians, who…
URGENT: On August 20, 2019, NSF will start enforcing the 30-day grace period for NSF accounts
On August 20, 2019, NSF will begin enforcing the grace period for users with multiple NSF accounts. Click here for information to…
Continuing to Work with the Community on Registration and Results Reporting for Basic Experimental Studies involving Humans
Basic research involving humans that seeks to understand the fundamental aspects of phenomena also may meet the NIH-definition of a…
Linking ORCID Identifiers to eRA Profiles to Streamline Application Processes and to Enhance Tracking of Career Outcomes
Enter once, reuse often. That’s the mantra of Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID), a non-profit organization that promotes the…
NSF will start enforcing the 30-day grace period for NSF accounts
On August 20, 2019, NSF will begin enforcing the grace period for users with multiple NSF accounts. Click here for information to…
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for 08-02-2019 (The NIH Guide TOC)
Notice of NIAAA Data-Sharing Policy for Human Subjects Grants Research Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism…
Continuing to Work with the Community on Registration and Results Reporting for Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans
The research that NIH funds doesn’t always fall neatly into a single category.  Basic research involving humans that seeks to…
National Science and Technology Council Meeting
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), with management guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy…
NIH and NSF Updates
NIH: Breaches of Peer Review Integrity It is a priority to us to continue to engage with the community about…
NCURA Region I Announcements
Announcements Election Results CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected officials for the term beginning January 1, 2020! The Region I Election…
2FA changes will affect ePAWS/Coeus
Gentle reminder: Access to NU-RES web applications (ePAWS 1.0, Coeus, eCD, eCLAWS) use the University’s single-sign-on. Beginning July 16, 2019, the…
Explore xTRACT Before Its Required Use in FY 2020
Gain experience with xTRACT before it is required with helpful resources such as the user guide, instructional videos, and FAQs,…
Now Available in Research.gov: Support for Collaborative Proposals with Subawards
We are very pleased to announce that as of June 24, 2019, the research community can prepare and submit full,…
RESOLVED 7-1-19: ePAWS 1.0 technical issue
The web server connection issue has been identified and solved. Login to ePAWS 1.0 is now available. Thank you for…
NSF has changed their email security protocols per the recommendations of DHS
This new program prevents NSF emails from being auto-forwarded from a Northeastern account to a personal account, such as gmail. …
Notice of Data Sharing Policy for the National Institute of Mental Health
Widespread data sharing by research communities adds significant value to research and accelerates the pace of discovery. The National Institute…
NSF-approved Biographical Sketch Format
Please be advised that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae)…
NIH Updates
Notice to Allow Requests for Budget Increases for NINDS Research Program Award (R35), the purpose of this Notice is to…
REMINDER: Expiration of NIH FY2014 Grant Funds
All Federal agencies are required by 31 U.S.C. §1552(a) to close fixed year appropriation accounts and cancel any remaining balances…
Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020
NIH and AHRQ announce that training grant recipients will be required to use the xTRACT system in the eRA Commons…
May 2019 FDP meeting highlights
NU-RES attended the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) meeting 5/20-5/21 in Washington D.C. Here are some highlights: NSF The ‘funding hiatus’…
Demographic Information Site Has Moved from FastLane to Research.gov
As you know, last year the National Science Foundation (NSF) made important changes to the way the research community registers…
Duplicate eCD notifications sent 5-13-19
On Monday, 5/13/19, duplicate eCD notifications were sent to full time benefits eligible employees. We apologize for the duplicate emails…
Redesigned eRA Website Provides New Resources
A newly revamped eRA website that serves as an informational gateway to applicants, grantees and reviewers was launched April 30.  The…
Reminder: NRSA Stipend Levels
As a reminder of the announcement from the December 2018 Brown Bag meeting, the stipend levels for fiscal year (Government FY) 2019…
NSF PAPPG 19-1: Improvements, and automatic compliance checks
NSF PAPPG 19-1 was effective February 25, 2019.  This version included significant changes; for example, “Chapter II.B.2, Proposal Font, Spacing and Margin Requirements, has…
eCD has launched!
Each year, the university requires that all benefits-eligible employees complete the Annual Conflict of Interest and Commitment Disclosure form. If…
Thank you eCD beta testers!
The successful launch of eCD would not have been possible without the time, help and feedback from our faculty: Ed…
Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019
The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, restricts the amount of direct…
NSF Accelerator Opportunities
The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot seeks to transform how NSF supports the most innovative science and engineering to accelerate use-inspired convergence research…
NIH Annual Snapshot – FY 2018 By the Numbers
The NIH recently released their annual web reports and success rate data with updated numbers for fiscal year (FY) 2018. These web products represent…
Update on NIH’s efforts to address sexual harassment in science
The NIH has provided an update on efforts to address sexual harassment in science.  As a reminder, NIH expects all members…
NSF ERA Feedback Forum-Collaborative Proposals
National Science Foundation (NSF) invites users to participate in the NSF Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum webinar on April 10,…
Keep Filenames in Grant Applications Short and Sweet
eRA systems now enforce the long-standing 50-character limit for filenames used for attachments in grant applications. The file name length…
Welcome the New Director for the NIH Center for Scientific Review – Dr. Noni Byrnes
This Open Mike NIH staffing update announcement contains information which is of interest to faculty and admins, as it provides…
COS Pivot Changes this Friday
As of Friday (March 01, 2019) all the references to Pivot URLs will be changed. Research Development website links will…
Update from NSF – PAPPG 19-1
NSF has provided the following update on the PAPPG 19-1: Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the…
Important Policy changes at Simons Foundation
Simons Foundation has changed several policies. Most importantly they have changed reporting due dates, carryover procedures and No Cost Extension…
NIH Regional Seminar – May 15-17, 2019
NIH is holding a Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD to give new faculty, researchers…
NSF Spring Grants Conference 5/20-21, 2019
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is holding a conference this Spring in Los Angeles to give new faculty, researchers and…
Federal Government re-opens…NSF updates
NSF is open and operating again after the 35 day Federal Government shutdown. The NSF Policy Office has provided information…
Partial Federal Government Shutdown
Federal agencies (e.g., NIH) that have received their full FY2019 appropriations are not affected by the current, partial shutdown of…
NU-RES Open House: November 26, 2018; Curry Ballroom 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The research administration, research compliance and research finance offices have successfully begun the implementation of their reorganization plan, which will…
Northeastern’s Fringe Benefits Rates have been updated for FY 2019
Northeastern’s Fringe Benefits Rates have been updated for FY 2019. The full-time Fringe Benefit Rate has increased to 23.4%. All…
Skip Your Postdoc with an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program provides machanism for exceptional early career scientists to bypass traditional postdoctoral training. The NIH…