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Administrator Forum Meetings

September 2016: Our most recent Administrator Forum meeting included a discussion about late cost transfers. Joan Schenkel and Diane Domonovics clarified when it is (and is not) appropriate to submit a late cost transfer, and how the process works. See the attached slides for more information, and contact the SOM ORA for more information: som-resadmin@case.edu.


April's Admin Forum meeting included an announcement about a lab freezer program hosted by Facilities Services.

Facilities Services will support choosing an efficient upgrade for an aging freezer by offering a $3000 rebate for the purchase of a new Stirling Ultracold SU780UE ULT freezer. It has an incredibly low energy use, which helps support the university's energy savings program. It comes with a seven year warranty, and provides the lowest cost of ownership. For more information, you can see the brochure here.

For more information on the rebate program, please contact: Erika Weliczko, Energy Manager, CWRU, 216-368-1935, emw3@case.edu

For more information about the Stirling Ultracold SU780UE, contact: Kevin Dunleavy, Account Manager, 740-517-1644, kdunleavy@stirlingultracold.com

Finally, our own Scientific Instrument Repair Center director, Bill Frank, has become a certified repair manager in Stirling Ultracold freezers. Contact Bill at 216-368-3225, wmf3@case.edu


Research News

May 10, 2016: NIH Podcast - Writing the Vertebrate Animal Section

The NIH has posted a podcast outlining how to write the Vertebrate Animal section of your NIH proposal. The podcast is available here and is hosted by Dr. Patricia Brown, director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

April 14, 2016: Updated NIH Application Instructions

The NIH continues to make changes to the application process, in order to increase the transparency of the scientific significance.

Scientific Premise - Applicants are now required to describe the scientific premise for the proposed project, including consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of published research or preliminary data crucial to the support of your application. This includes addressing how prior research and/or preliminary data support your application, what gaps exist in prior published research and/or your preliminary data, and how those gaps will be addressed.

Scientific Rigor & Reproducibility- Applicants are now required to describe the experimental design and methods proposed and how they will achieve robust and unbiased results. Applicants must consider using statistical procedures to determine the appropriate group size, develop criteria for inclusion/exclusion of subjects, and plans to address missing data and follow-up. Applicants must also address relevant biological variables such as sex for vertebrate/human studies.

Authentication of Resources - A new attachment will be included on NIH grant applications to ensure the identity and validity of key biological and/or chemical resources used in the proposed studies. Quality standards for cell lines, specialty chemicals, antibodies, and other biologics that are integral to the proposed research must be be described.

For more information on these changes, please see the SLIDES LINKED HERE. They can also be found posted to the right.


Please check this page often for updates on research in the School of Medicine and at the university. We will be posting information from the Office of Research and Technology Management, Administrator Forum meetings, and the SOM Office of Research Administration. If you have a contribution, question, or suggestion, please contact the SOM ORA.