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Newsflash Archive

Number Name Date Issued
376 Reminder: Using the Negotiation Module in Kuali Coeus 9/29/2020
375 NSF Updates to the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) 9/28/2020
374 Research.gov Implementation Update 9/24/2020
373 NIH Encourages SOs to Review the Accuracy of Grant Information 9/24/2020
372 Enforcement of NSF-Approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats 9/15/2020
371 DCG Training Program Update 9/03/2020
370 eRA Enhancement – Ability to Select Awarded Components on RPPR Screen 9/02/2020
369 NSF Issuance of Proposal Preparation & Award Administration FAQ 8/31/2020
368 Additional Foreign Collaboration Certifications and Questions Added to KC Proposal 8/04/2020
367 Updates to Existing NSF Proposal & Award Policy-Related Guidance 7/31/2020
366 Now Available on Research.gov Proposals – Cost Sharing and Single Copy Documents 7/28/2020
365 FAQs on NSF’s Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26 7/21/2020
364 NIH Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic 7/15/2020
363 Federal Mandate for Disclosing International Collaborations 7/06/2020
362 Updated Fringe Benefit Rates 7/01/2020
361 Requirement for Electronic Submission of All Administrative Supplements 6/29/2020
360 NSF CAREER Program Deadline 6/26/2020
359 Additional Proposal Questions Added to KC Pre-Award 6/12/2020
358 Guidance Regarding Change in Status, Including Absence of PI and Other Key Personnel Named in the Notice of Award 6/12/2020
357 Please RSVP – Project Restart Webinars 6/3/2020
356 Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and Delays to Biographical Sketch & Current and Pending Support Changes 5/22/2020
355 Introducing the New Sponsor & Subaward Request Form 5/4/2020
354 xTRACT and xTrain Changes to Accommodate Transition to FORMS-F for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2020 4/28/2020
353 Temporary, Emergency Situations Due to COVID-19 and NIH Application Scores Received During Peer Review 4/28/2020
352 NIH COVID-19 Funding and Funding Opportunities 4/14/2020
351 New CIRM Salary Cap (Effective 7-1-2020) 4/7/2020
350 ASSIST Has Been Streamlined to Support Easier Initiation and Submission of Administrative Supplements 4/7/2020
349 eRA Enhancement – Two Factor Authentication Login Option Coming to eRA Modules 4/6/2020
348 COGR NIH-Specific FAQ Regarding COVID-19 4/2/2020
347 COGR’s FAQs and Resources on COVID-19’s Impact to Federal Awards 4/2/2020
346 Revision of NSF’s Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 4/2/2020
345 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Current and Prospective Awardees Impacted by COVID-19 4/1/2020
344 NSF-Approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats 4/1/2020
343 Research.gov Expanded – Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations Now Available 3/31/2020
342 Responding to Frequent Questions on Flexibilities Related to NIH Funding and COVID-19 3/27/2020
341 DOD Issues FAQs for Proposers and Awardees Impacted by COVID-19 3/24/2020
340 NSF Implementation of OMB Memo M-20-17 – Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus due to Loss of Operations 3/23/2020
339 Minimum Level of Effort for NCI-Funded Awards 3/23/2020
338 Guidance for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19 3/17/2020
337 Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 3/13/2020
336 NSF COVID-19 Website, FAQs and Other Materials 3/12/2020
335 Notice of Transition to New System for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality for Non-NIH Funded Research 3/9/2020
334 NSF Releases FAQ Regarding COVID-19 3/6/2020
333 NRSA Stipends, Tuition, Fees, and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020 2/10/2020
332 Increase to NIH Salary Cap 2/05/2020
331 Additional Guidance on the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research 1/27/2020
330 Revised Postdoctoral Scholar Minimum Salary Requirement 1/16/2020
329 Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement 1/10/2020
328 Launching DCG Training (Adobe Flash Update) 1/5/2020
327 Upcoming Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF) 12/13/2019
326 Winter Recess 12/12/2019
325 International Collaborations, Export Controls and Disclosure Requirements 11/20/2019
324 FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable 10/22/2019
323 Requesting KC Privileges for PIs 10/11/2019
322 KC Requirements for Pre-Proposals 09/30/2019
321 Best Practices for Urgent & Non-Urgent Review of IRB Applications 09/24/2019
320 Important Update Regarding the Use of New Job Code and Description 08/28/2019
319 Online Resources for Researchers 08/19/2019
318 New Job Title Clarification 08/14/2019
317 Sponsor Policies on Disclosure of Other Support 07/30/2019
316 Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies Related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components 07/11/2019
315 Support for Collaborative Proposals with Subawards in Research.gov 06/25/2019
314 Frequently Asked Questions on USC Faculty Foreign Research Relationships 06/24/2019
313 July 4th Holiday & Proposal Deadlines 06/18/2019
312 NSF-Approved Biographical Sketch Format 06/17/2019
311 Grants Management Training (Technical Update) 06/07/2019
310 eRA Modules Affected by Intermittent Network Outages 05/09/2019
309 eRA Update – The Intermittent Issues with Publications Affecting RPPRs and xTRACT Has Been Resolved 05/06/2019
308 eRA Alert – Hold off on Submitting RPPRs with Publications For Now 05/01/2019
307 Increase to NIH Salary Cap 04/18/2019
306 DOD Funding – Research Protection Memo 04/04/2019
305 Looking for Help Developing Your NIH Biosketch 04/03/2019
304 New Ability to Export Study Records From the Human Subjects System 03/08/2019
303 NIH Fiscal Policies in Effect for FY 2019 02/21/2019
302 New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1) 02/13/2019
301 Updated NIH Policy for Resubmission of New Investigator R01 Applications 02/08/2019
300 Implementation of the Final Report Submission Portal 02/04/2019
299 NIH eRA RPPR Notices 01/29/2019
298 Resumption of Operations at NSF 01/28/2019
297 Online Training for Research Administrators 01/25/2019
296 Government Shutdown 01/08/2019
295 PAPPG (NSF 19-1) Policy Changes 12/19/2018
294 Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement 12/18/2018
293 TARA Advisory — Cayuse issues impacting TARA users (UPDATE) 09/04/2018
292 National Research Administrator Day on September 25, 2018 09/04/2018
291 Issue with ONR Award Notification System 08/29/2018
290 Additional Information Regarding the IP-Assignment, Capture and Tracking (IP-ACT) System 08/28/2018
289 Launch of IP-Assignment, Capture and Tracking System 08/24/2018
288 NSF Discontinuing Research.gov System-to-System Service 08/23/2018
287 Grants Management Training for Faculty Refresher 07/13/2018
286 Proposal Submission Failures Due to Nationwide Internet Traffic Issues 06/29/2018
285 The DCG HSC Office Has Moved! 06/22/2018
284 The DCG HSC Office is Moving! 06/14/2018
283 NIH Transition from Inclusion Management System to New Human Subjects System (HSS) 06/07/2018
282 Clarification of NIH’s Policy Regarding a Change in Program Director’s/Principal Investigator’s Status 06/06/2018
281 Changes in Bayh-Dole Regulations 06/06/2018
280 Non-PDF Attachments Now Allowable in Cayuse 05/23/2018
279 NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2018 05/21/2018
278 Revisions to the Independent Contractor Service Request Form 05/18/2018
277 New CIRM Salary Cap (Effective 7/1/2018) 04/25/2018
276 Multiple Business Systems Will Be Off-Line on Thursday, April 26th 04/25/2018
275 Multiple Business Systems Will Be Off-Line All Day on Saturday, April 21 04/18/2018
274 New NSF Account Management System 03/14/2018
273 Increase to NIH Salary Cap 03/08/2018
272 Cayuse Proposal Submissions via Research.gov Not Working 03/08/2018
271 Changes to the TARA HelpDesk 02/26/2018
270 Revision of NSF Terms and Conditions 02/15/2018
269 NIH Clinical Research Reforms 02/15/2018
268 PAPPG (NSF 18-1) Policy Changes and Proposal Compliance Checking Updates 01/24/2018
267 Key Information Regarding Federal Shutdown and Continuing Resolution (CR) Through February 8, 2018 01/23/2018
266 Due Dates on Holidays/Weekends/NIH Office Closures 01/09/2018
265 Cayuse and Forms-E 01/08/2018
264 Revised NSF Grants.gov Application Guide 12/18/2017
263 Cayuse (KC S2S) and Grants.gov Workspace 11/29/2017
262 Kuali Coeus (KC) Updates 11/17/2017
261 Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities Matrix 11/14/2017
260 Updated NSF PAPPG 10/31/2017
259 KCS2S Federal Identifier Value Accidently Cleared With Specific Action 10/10/2017
258 Updated F&A Rate Agreement 09/01/2017
257 NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter – Issue III 08/21/2017
256 Important KCS2S Budget Issue Identified 08/20/2017
255 4 Questions For Researchers and Institutions Involved In Human Subjects Research 08/17/2017
254 Fiscal Policy and Salary Cap Guidance for 2017 08/16/2017
253 Kuali User Advisory – 2017 Fiscal Closing 08/03/2017
252 July 4th Holiday & Proposal Deadlines 06/28/2017
251 USDA NIFA AFRI Validation Error in KC S2S 06/15/2017
250 NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT until Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT 06/14/2017
249 Annual Disclosures are Due! 06/13/2017
248 NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter 05/31/2017
247 Grants Management Training for Faculty Update 05/11/2017
246 Reminder on Effort Reporting 05/05/2017
245 NSF Spreadsheet Template for Identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information 04/11/2017
244 International Research FAQ 04/11/2017
243 Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation 03/23/2017
242 eRA xTRACT Enhancements 03/22/2017
241 The DCG HSC Office is Moving! 03/17/2017
240 Reminder of Submission Policy When NIH Offices Are Closed 03/14/2017
239 eRA Enhancements & Prior Approval Requests 03/01/2017
238 “Opportunity Unavailable” Errors in Cayuse/KC S2S 02/22/2017
237 Council on Governmental Relations Update on FY17 NIH Salary Cap 02/15/2017
236 NIH Final RPPR Clarification 02/07/2017
235 Regulatory Freeze and EPA Grants 01/27/2017
234 KC/KFS Restart Schedule 01/27/2017
233 FastLane Changes 01/20/2017
232 New Appendix Policy for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications 01/19/2017
231 New ASSIST AND eRA Commons Features and Functionality 01/18/2017
230 Earn a Certificate in Research Administration in 2017! 01/09/2017
229 NIH FAQ Regarding Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials 12/23/2016
228 New NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide FAQ 12/14/2016
227 Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement 12/06/2016
226 NIH Will Raise Postdoc Salaries, Despite Threats to Overtime Rule 12/05/2016
225 NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR) 11/30/2016
224 Winter Recess Closing 11/29/2016
223 Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference – Live Webcast 11/08/2016
222 Fulfilling our Commitments and Increasing Our Impact Through Commercialization 10/28/2016
221 New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide 10/26/2016
220 TARA Help Customer Support Changes and FAQ 10/25/2016
219 Online Training for Research Administrators 10/11/2016
218 Automated Compliance Improvements on NSF Proposals 09/21/2016
217 Identification of Cost Sharing in Proposals 09/15/2016
216 NSF Implentation of New Password Resetting Process 09/12/2016
215 Kuali Coeus FCOI Reminder 09/08/2016
214 New NIH Stipend Levels 09/02/2016
213 New Online Webinars for Research Administrators 08/26/2016
212 NSF Implementation of the FLSA Final Overtime Rule 08/01/2016
211 Updated F&A Rate 07/27/2016
210 NSF Servers Down 07/25/2016
209 New NSF Validation Checks 07/13/2016
208 Revised Postdoctoral Scholar Minimum Salary Requirement (FY 2017) 06/15/2016
207 Important Changes to Grants Management Training for Faculty Program 06/13/2016
206 Cost Share Changes in Kuali Coeus 05/11/2016
205 Kuali Coeus Proposal Reminder 05/04/2016
204 OnCore Implementation Update 04/04/2016
203 New Cardinal & Gold Curriculum Classes 03/03/2016