February 23, 2015

Grant Connections - February 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 (Collaboratory) of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics
  • Environmental Health and Safety: Steve Hynes, Mary Reichel, Sunny Hoffman
  • RPPR Roundtable Discussion: Tyeece Little (Division of Arts and Sciences), Ieshia Griffith (School of Medicine Grants and Contracts), Angie Hake (OSPA) and Karen Geren (OSPA)
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • March 25, 2015 
  • April 29, 2015 
  • May 27, 2015 

Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions)

Please forward this email on to anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

InFocus - Electronic EVR (eEVR)

The following editorial from Brian Burnett, Vice President for Finance and CFO and compliance update from Donna Johanning, Director of Financial Information Systems, was included in the InFocus - F&A Quarterly Newsletter released on February 20, 2015.

Welcome to InFocus!

The only constant in life... change.

With the diverse missions of the University of Missouri System and its campuses and operations, there is no question our ability to serve is increasingly financially strained under increasing demands for service from more students, limited state appropriation growth, tuition increase limits, and a challenging environment for competitive research funding. These are the realities we face as we work to serve the state of Missouri and the students who come to our campuses to learn and grow their abilities to be productive citizens of the state and nation. Thus, as the university continues to look for ways to not just survive but thrive in an era of a challenging funding climate, we must continue to examine ways to improve our operations and services. For the UM System Office of Finance, we must find ways to improve our operations and effectiveness of our services to the campuses we serve.

February 4, 2015

Notice to NIH Grant Applicants: eRA Information: Proactively Check Status of Application in eRA Commons

MU Grants Community, 

Please see the following alert from NIH issued Tuesday, February 3, 2015. OSPA checks the application status upon submission; however, as NIH suggests below, we also encourage PIs and Departmental Research Administrators to do the same. 

eRA Information: Proactively Check Status of Application in eRA Commons 
It has come to our attention that some notifications, sent upon application submission, are not being delivered to the email addresses listed on the SF424 R&R cover form of the application. 

We are looking into the issue and will send an update once we have resolved it.

Meanwhile, we encourage Principal Investigators and Signing Officials to proactively check the status of their submitted grant application in eRA Commons.

eRA Communications
Division of Communications and Outreach
NIH Office of Extramural Research

Questions? Please contact the eRA Help Desk. Check out self-help resources on the Help page before submitting an online ticket; or call Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552, Phone: 301-402-7469.  Help Desk hours are Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET