Division of Research
Announcements
  • Changes to NIH Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) Effective Immediately (October 6, 2014)
    The NIH has released Notice Number NOT-OD-14-113 regarding NIH Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) received on/after October 1, 2014... (read more)

  • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Requirements for Proposals Submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) (August 6, 2014)
    The Division of Research would like to remind the University Research Community of its obligations to report its outside activities and significant financial interests in accordance with FIU Policy #2370.005 at http://policies.fiu.edu/record_profile.php?id=572....(read more)

  • Proposal Deadlines Reminder (May 9, 2014)
    The Division of Research would like to remind the University Research Community that the Division of Research needs to have received via the Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF) the following items five business days before the sponsor’s deadline...(read more)

  • Fringe Benefit Rates for Proposals and Revised Internal Budget Sheet (April 25, 2014)
    The University has revised the fringe benefit rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, therefore the fringe benefit rates used at proposal stage have been revised as follows...(read more)

  • Updated Subawardee Forms (April 23, 2014)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the following forms related to subawards have been revised and are available on the DOR website at http://research.fiu.edu/forms/...(read more)

  • Whistleblower Protection (April 18, 2014)
    Florida International University is committed to ensuring that sponsored projects are conducted free of fraud, waste and abuse and in accordance with applicable law, the award document and the sponsor’s requirements...(read more)

  • NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15) Eligibility (April 17, 2014)
    The NIH has released its annual list of ineligible institutions for submission of applications in response to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15). For the period of April 2014 through March 2015...(read more)

  • New NIH and AHRQ Policy on Resubmission of Unsuccessful Applications (April 17, 2014)
    The NIH has released Notice Number NOT-OD-14-074 regarding a change in the policy on application submissions for unsuccessful applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...(read more)

  • Project financials in PantherSoft (April 14, 2014)
    During my recent meeting with researchers on March 20, I mentioned that the results of the DoR Annual Customer Survey showed that budget reports in PantherSoft continue to be a key area of persistent challenges. Additionally, I indicated that we would be providing new monthly reports for PIs...(read more)

  • Research Space Moves into Academic Health Center buildings (AHC1, AHC3, AHC4, and AHC5) (April 1, 2014)
    This message describes ongoing plans for research space assignments in the Academic Health Center buildings. The AHC4 building was completed last year and the AHC5 building will be completed within the next few months...(read more)

  • Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Effective Rate (February 14, 2014)
    The Division of Research (DOR) has received inquiries that are based on the misconception that the University is not interested or does not allow grant applications to funding agencies that do not allow F&A (indirects or overhead) or only permit low F&A rates...(read more)

  • Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Funds (i.e., overhead or indirect funds) (February 12, 2014)
    This message describes Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs on grants and contracts, and provides a summary of the recent use of F&A funds at FIU...(read more)

  • Salary Limitation for NIH Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts (January 27, 2014)
    Since 1990 Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards...(read more)

  • Purchase of General Purpose Software on Sponsored Projects (January 14, 2014)
    As a recipient of federal funds, the university is required to adopt costing policies that are in conformance with federal rules and regulations. The University's cost accounting practices...(read more)

  • Extreme Events Institute (EEI) (September 25, 2013)
    I am pleased to announce that FIU now has an Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and that the International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) is part of the new EEI structure...(read more)

  • NIH considering Funding Opportunity Announcements for Replication of Studies (September 23, 2013)
    Many of you are familiar with two publications (one in 2005 and the other in 2007) regarding the controversial subject that perhaps most study findings are false (2005 publication), and a subsequent response that replication may solve the problem of false findings (2007 article)...(read more)

  • F&A return to Principal Investigators (PIs) (September 18, 2013)
    The FIU chart of accounts redesign in PantherSoft was completed in July 2012. However, the process created some system issues, which have prevented the Division of Research (DoR) from completing the F&A return to PIs. We have been unable to distribute the 5% of F&A to PIs since July of 2012...(read more)

  • Division of Research Update (September 6, 2013)
    I would like to welcome all faculty to another academic year. I am looking forward to the continued positive impact FIU’s research has in our community and the nation. The remarkable achievements of FIU’s research are exemplified through discoveries and advances in science that have been highlighted by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and numerous prestigious journals...(read more)

  • Fringe Benefit Rates for Proposals and Revised Internal Budget Sheet (May 24, 2013)
    The University has revised the fringe benefit rates for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, therefore the fringe benefit rates used at proposal stage have been revised as follows...(read more)

  • Salary Limitation for NIH Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts (May 20, 2013)
    Since 1990 Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards (collectively referred to here as a NIH grants). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act...(read more)

  • Federal Regulatory Burden Survey (April 18, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the National Science Board (NSB), the National Science Foundation?s (NSF) policy and advisory board, has issued a request for information (RFI) for principal investigators with Federally funded research activity...(read more)

  • NIH Public Access Policy Reminder (April 18, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to remind the university research community that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced earlier this year that it will delay processing of noncompeting continuation awards starting this Spring...(read more)

  • NSF Fastlane Compliance Checking (March 14, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated compliance checking of all required sections of proposals...(read more)

  • The Impact of FY 2013 Sequestration Order on Federally Funded Research Grants & Contracts (February 28, 2013)
    As you may know, since passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the Executive Branch of the federal government and Congress have been working to reach an agreement on a deficit reduction plan. If an agreement is not reached by the end of this month...(read more)

  • NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Update (February 11, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the university research community that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that the use of the eRA Commons Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module...(read more)

  • Revisions to the Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF) (February 7, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the university research community of the following updates and revisions to the institution?s Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF)...(read more)

  • Purchase of Computers and Other Electronic Devices on Sponsored Projects (January 10, 2013)
    As a recipient of federal funds, the university is required to adopt costing policies that are in conformance with federal rules and regulations. The University's cost accounting practices are declared via the required filing of its Disclosure Statement...(read more)

    NSF Project Reporting in Fastlane (January 7, 2013)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be transferring all project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov on March 18th, 2013...(read more)

    NSF Revisions to the Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (December 26, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the National Science Foundation revised their Proposal Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013...(read more)

    NIH Public Access Policy Update (December 20, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the university research community that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it will delay processing of noncompeting continuation awards starting in Spring 2013...(read more)

    Update on FY 2011-2012 Research Merit Bonus Program (December 19, 2012)
    On August 13, 2012, I sent a message to faculty describing the Research Merit Bonus Program, which had been announced by the Provost in an earlier message on February 20, 2012. In the August 13th message, we asked for specific information on student support on grants...(read more)

    Federal Sequestration Update (December 7, 2012)
    The Division of Research and the Office of Governmental Relations have been monitoring the events taking place in Washington, DC regarding the Budget Control Act of 2011 (commonly referred to as the “fiscal cliff”)...(read more)

    Upcoming Changes to the IRB Approval Process (November 20, 2012)
    The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is in the process of implementing several changes to streamline the FIU IRB approval process and to strengthen the human subject research program. The following changes will go into effect on January 2, 2013...(read more)

    Upcoming IRB Quality Assurance Program (November 20, 2012)
    The Division of Research has developed an IRB Quality Assurance Program (IRB-QAP) The IRB-QAP will go into effect during the first quarter of 2013. Protocols will be randomly selected by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), but protocols may also be included at the request of the FIU IRB...(read more)

    TOPAZ Electronic Protocol Application System for Human Research (November 15, 2012)
    The Division of Research is in the process of deploying the TOPAZ Electronic Protocol Application System, which will allow investigators to submit their IRB protocols electronically online... (read more)

    Applied Research Center (ARC) Executive Director Appointment (October 19, 2012)
    I am pleased to announce that Inés Triay, Ph.D. has accepted the appointment as Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) effective October 15, 2012...(read more)

    Federal Research Update Webinar (October 16, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the university research community that the State University System of Florida, in conjunction with the University of Missouri and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, is offering a week-long free Federal Research Update webinar...(read more)

    Revisions to the Internal Clearance Form (September 12, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the university research community of the following updates and revisions to the institution?s internal clearance form...(read more)

    Comments on Proposed Changes to Biographical Sketch used for NIH Grant Applications (June 7, 2012)
    The NIH is requesting input from the research community to determine if the Biosketch used for grant applications should be modified to allow investigators to include a short explanation of their most important scientific contributions...(read more)

    Planned Electronic Internal Clearance Form Outage (June 5, 2012)
    The Division of Research has been advised that due to the planned transition to the new Chart of Accounts in the university?s PeopleSoft Financials Systems, the electronic internal clearance form (eICF) will be available in view only mode from Wednesday July 4th, 2012 ? Sunday, July 8th, 2012...(read more)

    Fiscal Policies for NIH Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts (May 4, 2012)
    As has been communicated by the NIH, for FY 2012 the NIH has implemented a series of fiscal policies that are currently in effect for NIH grants, cooperative agreements, and awards...(read more)

    Electronic Internal Clearance Form (eICF) (April 26, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the deployment of the Electronic Internal Clearance Form (eICF) has been completed...(read more)

    Fringe Benefit Rates for Proposals and Revised Internal Budget Sheet (April 6, 2012)
    The University has revised the fringe benefit rates for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, therefore the fringe benefit rates used at proposal stage have been revised as follows...(read more)

    Revised Agreement Request Form (April 3, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to advise the University Research Community that the Agreement Request Form on the Division of Research website has been updated and should be used effective immediately...(read more)

    Division of Research Prior Approval of Sponsored Project Proposals (April 3, 2012)
    The Division of Research would like to remind the University Research Community that all proposals to external sponsors for projects that will involve University faculty and/or staff must be reviewed and approved...(read more)

    New or Updated Division of Research Policies (March 16, 2012)
    Please be advised that the following Division of Research policies are new or have recently been updated:? Policy number 2320.065, Only Allowable Direct Costs May be Charged on Federally Sponsored Project Proposals...(read more)

    Salary Limitation for NIH Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts (March 8, 2012)
    Since 1990 Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards...(read more)

    Changes in Electronic Internal Clearance Form (eICF) to allow sharing of F&A across colleges in proposals involving multiple colleges (March 6, 2012)
    As science and funding agencies continue to move in the direction of interdisciplinary research as the approach to address today?s scientific questions and challenges, we have established more mechanisms...(read more)

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