OSP Blog

The OSP blog contains news, updates, and other information of interest to the research administration community.

HHS and NIH Push for Increased Reporting of Clinical Trials

Date: 
11/24/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the NIH both took steps to increase enforcement of clinical trial reporting. The HHS proposal aims to enforce reporting requirements from the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, which applies to certain kinds of clinical trials. The NIH proposal goes further by requiring reporting standards for all clinical trials funded by the NIH. All such clinical trials would have to be registered in ClinicalTrials.gov.

Upcoming Event - Research Misconduct: Current Trends & Risk Mitigation 12/10/14

Date: 
11/21/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes
Join Keri Godin, Harvard Medical School's Associate Director, Research Compliance, as she talks about the costs of research misconduct, current trends, and modifiable environmental factors that contribute to questionable research practices and fraudulent behavior.

New Effort Reporting Policy Training in Longwood on December 1st

Date: 
11/21/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

In response to questions raised during training for ecrt, the University’s recently implemented electronic effort reporting system, a new Effort Reporting Policy Training has been developed. This training is strongly recommended for school based research administrators, tub effort coordinators, and central staff dealing with grant management or effort reporting.

NCURA RADG and Holiday Party on 12/10/14: BRAIN Science and the Federal Funding Landscape

Date: 
11/20/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

On December 10th, the National Council of University Research Adminsitrators (NCURA) Region I is holding its final Research Administration Discussion Group (RADG) of the year at the Brookline Holiday Inn (1200 Beacon Street). Networking and registration begin from 1:00pm-2:00pm, the session is from 2:00pm-4:00pm, and the holiday party is from 4:00pm-5:30pm. To register, please visit the NCURA Region I website here. For more information, please see the attached flyer and the summary below.

New Effort Reporting Policy Training in Longwood on December 1st

Date: 
11/19/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

In response to questions raised during training for ecrt, the University’s recently implemented electronic effort reporting system, a new Effort Reporting Policy Training has been developed. This training is strongly recommended for school based research administrators, tub effort coordinators, and central staff dealing with grant management or effort reporting.

Strategic Management Utilizing Sponsored Research Metrics - What to Measure and Why

Date: 
11/14/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

Don’t miss this upcoming seminar on sponsored research metrics, presented by Cathy Breen, Senior Director, Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Stewart Clark, Senior Financial Analyst, Office for Financial Strategy and Planning (OFSP).

New Effort Reporting Policy Training - Longwood Offering on December 1st

Date: 
11/14/2014
Author: 
Andrea Gomes

The next offering of the new Effort Reporting training is in Longwood on Monday, December 1st, so please click the link to register today!

Final Rule Issued Regarding ‘500 Series’ Articles

Date: 
11/13/2014
Author: 
Megan Moore

As part of the federal government’s ongoing Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State, published its final rule Wednesday governing the move of certain spacecraft systems and related items, including certain satellites, from the United States Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL).

NIAID Releases ClinRegs, a Database for Global Clinical Research Regulations

Date: 
11/10/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

For your potential research project, do you need to be aware of the clinical research regulations in Peru? 

The NIAID recently released a website that offers a growing database of clinical research regulations across a variety of countries. The website, ClinRegs, is still in beta and accepting feedback from users, but it hopes to become a robust resource over time. 

Clear Communication for Researchers and Research Administrators

Date: 
11/07/2014
Author: 
Eric Dorman

This week the Inside NIA blog posted excellent tips for scientists when explaining their research. Explaining scientific research is indeed an art; it’s not difficult to find poorly written scientific articles. But unclear communication in the research community is not limited to the researchers themselves.