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    North­eastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity co-​​hosted a con­fer­ence on Tuesday to dis­cuss the need to strengthen trans­porta­tion resilience to major dis­as­ters like Super­storm Sandy. The event, held at the Stevens Insti­tute for Tech­nology in Hoboken, N.J., kicked off a series of four day­long sym­posia focused on enhancing the resilience of trans­porta­tion, energy, health […]

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    Research Administration and Finance has created this resource page to keep the Northeastern University community informed on current communications from funding agencies, Northeastern leadership, and other research support sources regarding the across the board federal budget reductions (sequestration) that went into effect on March 1, 2013 (see OMB announcement). As the University works with our partners in federal government to assess and ameliorate the impact, we will post updates and materials to the site as they become available. Please direct any questions or comments to the ORAF@neu.edu.

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    NIH Offers Loan Repayment Program to Encourage Outstanding Health Professionals to Pursue Careers in Research. These programs often allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation. Opportunities are available in clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility […]

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  • Changes are coming to the interim reporting formats used by federal agencies. Be prepared for RPPR. Per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Extramural Research (OER): “The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that federal agencies implement a federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) for submission of required […]

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  • Follow this link to read the latest NIH Extramural Nexus, the best way to stay informed about biomedical research funding.

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  • The NIH Office of Extramural Research has posted guidance on the reauthorized small business programs. You can read more at the Extramural Nexus blog at http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2012/03/08/small-business-program-reauthorized/.

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  • Stay abreast of the issues and concerns in the biomecial research community. Read the January issue of the OER Extramural Nexus.

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  • The NIH has issued notice NOT-OD-12-036, providing guidance for the fiscal operations plan for fiscal 2012 and implementing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, signed on December 23, 2011. Please see NOT-OD-12-036 for the full text of this notice.

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  • The NIH has issued a notice regarding the salary limitation on grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. The full text of this notice can be read at NOT-OD-12-035. Please note that the salary limitation has been reduced for the first time, and is effective with FY2012 awards with an initial issue date on or after December 23, 2011.

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  • Please note that on Thursday, January 5, 2012, the NSF issued a warning that users may experience intermittent outages. The NSF is advising FastLane users to save their work frequently, and when possible maintain a second copy of their work outside of FastLane.

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