May 30, 2014

NIH Notices: RPPR | Biosketch Pilot | NIOSH Application Submission Policy

Please take note of the following:
  • NIH Will Require the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on October 17, 2014
    (NOT-OD-14-092) National Institutes of Health
  • Piloting Modified NIH Biosketches
    (NOT-OD-14-091) National Institutes of Health

  • NIOSH Announces Updated Policy for Application Submission
    (NOT-OH-14-006) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Effective immediately, for application due dates after May 28, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. NIOSH will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIOSH encourages applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

Should you have questions about the applicability of these policies to current or anticipated projects, please contact me or your OSPA Pre-Award or Post-Award staff. 

May 27, 2014

RE: New Position on Intellectual Property

The following policy and procedure documents and forms are available on the OSPA website:

F&A Cost Recovery
Revision date: May 2014

Intellectual Property
Revision date: May 2014

OSPA Forms page

Industry-Sponsored Project Agreement

  • Applicable for research or service activities funded entirely by a for-profit entity, with no federal or federal flow-through fund involvement, when the Company requires rights in data to the exclusion of the University and/or claims ownership rights to intellectual property that may be developed by the University under the project.
  • Requires an accompanying Industry-Sponsored Project Agreement Intellectual Property Waiver.

Intellectual Property Waiver

  • Utilize for projects governed by any agreement other than the MU industry-sponsored project template agreement (above).

May 25, 2014

Upcoming NIH Submission Deadlines and eRA Downtime

A busy NIH deadline period approaches. Please be aware of the following: 

  • Adjustments to May 25-28 Grant Application Due Dates(NOT-OD-14-070) National Institutes of Health. 
    Reminder: Over Memorial Day weekend, all eRA services will be completely shut down (this means both Commons and ASSIST). 
    The systems will be brought down at 8:00pm on Friday, May 23 and are expected to be restored to service by Tuesday, May 27 at 6:00am.  This downtime is to complete the upgrade of all eRA systems so they are Unicode capable. 
    Applications are due to
    your OSPA Satellite Office five (5) full business days prior to the applicable due date and time.
  • Due Date: Thursday, June 5, 5:00 pm CT
    R01: NIH Research Project Grant Program (PA-13-302)
    U01: Research Project Cooperative Agreement
    Applications are due to your OSPA Satellite Office by 8:00am on Friday, May 30.  
  • Due date: Thursday, June 12, 5:00 pm CTK series: Career Development AwardsApplications are due to your OSPA Satellite Office by 8:00am on Friday, June 6.
  • Due Date: Monday, June 16, 5:00 pm CTR21: NIH Exploratory/Development Research Grant Program (PA-13-303)Applications are due to your OSPA Satellite Office by 8:00am on Tuesday, June 10.  

Should you have questions, please contact me or your OSPA Pre-Award staff.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend,


May 9, 2014

New Position on Intellectual Property

Please see below for an announcement from Dr. Foley, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. Related policy and procedure documents and forms will be posted to the OSPA website shortly.

The next campus Grant Connections meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 11:00am in the Bond Life Sciences Center (Room 171). If you have questions, please submit them to me between now and then in anticipation of a Q&A session specific to this topic. Of course questions and conversation on the day of the meeting are most welcome, too.