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After years of effort, the U.S. Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) has published the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects; Final Rule known as the “Common Rule”.  On January 21, 2019 the revisions to the Common Rule will be...


Below is a reminder to update you on two policies related to research:

The first of these is the recent NSF Policy and award requirement on “Notification Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault.” This requires the university to inform the NSF of:

  • Any findings or determinations that an NSF-funded...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a revised version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (19-1) effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 28, 2019. Significant changes and clarifications are summarized on the...


The NIH published its annual update to the Grants Policy Statement (GPS). For a synopsis, see Summary of Significant Changes to the NIH GPS (PDF)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced minor updates to the application instructions and review criteria language for Research, ...


During the first meeting of the semester on September 14, 2018, James Kitts was elected as the new Research Council Chair and Lori Goldner was elected as the new Research Policy Committee Chair.

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