OVPR and Office of International Education have partnered with EITS to create procedures that help assure these mid- to long-term visitors have access to services and facilities, from libraries to research services, transportation and housing. Key to accessing services is an UGA ID. A new OVPR web page provides a step-by-step guide to assuring visiting researchers are provided with a UGA ID, from before 3 months before arrival, to on and just after arrival, with clear assignment of roles for the sponsoring department, the visitor, and the unit HR representative.
Resources – from airport information to transportation information to housing and child care – also are available to help assure productive visits to UGA.
Whether you want to gain more familiarity with the NIH peer review process, or are looking for a comprehensive description of the purpose, principles, and core values of peer review, a new NIH report, “NIH Peer Review: Grants and Cooperative Agreements,” is for you. This report is a one-stop explanation of the core values of peer review and the NIH policies that uphold them. More information about peer review can also be found online on grants.nih.gov and on the Center for Scientific Review website.
NIH has set up a new website to keep the small business research community abreast of its implementation plan for the many changes resulting from the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act. Applicants and grantees interested in the SBIR program can stay tuned to this website, as well as the SBIR listserv and Twitter feed, for news as the implementation plan rolls out.
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-6, enacted on March 26, 2013) contains a provision that places restrictions on the types of research projects that can be funded through the Political Science Program. Read more from NSF.
The new pricing structure is available as a result of a partnership between Fisher Scientific and Atlanta-based COSH Healthcare, Ltd., a minority/woman-owned supplier of scientific, medical, laboratory and research supplies, equipment and furniture. Use of COSH Healthcare can assist researchers in meeting goals established in Small Business Subcontracting Plan in two separate areas: Small Disadvantaged and Woman-Owned. More information: 770-939-2007. Download COSH_Healthcare flyer.