Catalyst: News in the Field

by SRA International on January 18, 2017

Updates Coming to FastLane on January 30 to Support PAPPG (NSF 17-1) Policy Changes and New and Enhanced Automated Compliance Checks. Effective January 30, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the following changes in FastLane to support the policy updates in the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) and to run new and enhanced automated compliance checks on proposals.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NSF

by SRA International on December 23, 2016

‘Twas the night before Hanukkah and at OSP, We were lighting menorahs and trimming the tree, sIRB policy was all tucked in its bed, In hopes that the deadline extension will alleviate dread. Wondering whether the Common Rule soon will appear, Perhaps we will see it in the coming New Year?... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on December 22, 2016

You are invited to "Horizon 2020 Implementing Arrangement" at the Department of State on January 10, 2017. Under Secretary of State for Economics, the Environment and Energy, Catherine Novelli is confirmed to open the event.... Read more

Tagged with: Funding Opportunities, Horizon 2020

by SRA International on December 15, 2016

Federal grant proposals are public information, so why do scientists get cranky when you seek a copy?... Read more

Tagged with: Pre-award

by SRA International on December 13, 2016

NIH is making Good Clinical Practice for Social and Behavioral Research E-learning courses tailored for behavioral clinical trialists.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH, Professional Development

by SRA International on December 13, 2016

Important Notice No. 138: Revision of the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) Eligibility Threshold. NSF has established the Total Project Cost (TPC) eligibility threshold for potential inclusion in the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account at $70M.... Read more

Tagged with: Funding Opportunities, NSF

by SRA International on December 9, 2016

NSF Announcement: A revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration has been issued.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF, Post-award, Pre-award

by SRA International on December 2, 2016

Republicans in Congress have vowed to roll back a controversial new rule expanding the number of workers eligible for overtime pay when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January 2017. And a federal judge has already blocked implementation of the rule, which covers postdoctoral researchers and was supposed to take effect on 1 December.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on November 30, 2016

Authorship disputes are not uncommon. Even when there are no actual disputes over who did what on a project, there may be lots of authorship resentments. That’s because a lot of folks — by no mere coincidence, junior scientists more often — end up not getting as much credit as they think they deserve when a paper comes out.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership

by SRA International on November 27, 2016

The so called FLSA "Overtime Expansion" rule has been delayed by a nationwide preliminary injunction issued by a Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Employers are no longer required to implement the new Overtime Expansion rule on December 1st.... Read more

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