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Roundup of New COVID-19 Resources for NIH Applicants and Recipients: Part 3

The NIH continues to add new resources to their COVID-19: Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding webpage. They hope they are helpful in navigating this unprecedented situation. Here is a summary of what’s new since the last Nexus: Updated infographic describing the peer review process…

NIAID Strategic Plan Details COVID-19 Research Priorities

Urgent public health measures are needed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Scientific research to improve our understanding of the virus and how it causes disease, and to develop strategies to mitigate illness and death, is of…

NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-082.html Purpose It is likely that the emergency declaration related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will adversely affect some NIH applicants’ and recipients’ ability to submit applications in a timely manner. Late applications When delays occur because the applicant or recipient organization is officially closed or unable to submit grant…

New Institutional Training Requirement for NIH funded Clinical Trials, Effective 12/05/2019

NIH Policy NOT-OD-16-148 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-16-148.html) requires all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials (biomedical or behavioral) to be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The NIH definition of a clinical trial is “a research study in which one or…

OSTP Sends Open Letter to US Research Community on Foreign Influence Concerns

On September 16, Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) publicly issued a letter to the US research community on efforts to ensure openness, transparency, reciprocity, and security in international scientific collaborations. The White House has established a federal Joint Committee…

New EndNote Licenses Available for 2019-20

EndNote Premium X9 licenses can now be purchased by UF departments for faculty, students, and staff use at reduced cost through UFIT. The popular software makes managing research extremely efficient, from compiling thesis bibliographies to preparing papers for publication. Version X9 was also upgraded with enhancements to the workflow options…

Office of Research Guidance on Foreign Activity Disclosure Requirements

To: All UF Faculty From: David P. Norton, Vice President for Research The University of Florida is deeply committed to and strongly encourages international research, collaboration, and scholarship. Our UF faculty, staff, and graduate students come from all parts of the globe, interact with researchers and scholars located in…