December 18, 2012

SPO Web Site Redesign

The Sponsored Projects Office web site has been revised using UC Berkeley campus templates. This redesign fits with the other previously updated Research Administration and Compliance sites.

The new format will allow users to find all of the information contained on SPO’s previous web site, but the new organization and format will enable users to find this information more easily.

SPO will continue to add information and new features to assist the campus community with contracts and grants, so your comments and suggestions are welcome.

December 04, 2012

NIH RPPR Requirement Coming in Spring 2013

In Spring 2013, National Institutes of Health researchers will be required to use the new Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) to submit Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship progress reports for the following activity codes:

R01-like SNAPs: D71, DP1, DP5, G08, G11, G13, P40, R00, R01, R03, R18, R21, R33, R34, R36, R37, R56, RC1, RC2, RL1, S10, S21, S22, SC1, SC2, SC3, UB1, UC2, UH1, UH2, UH3, UP5, P01, P20, P30, P40, P41, P50, PL1, R24, S11, U01, U10, U19, U24, U34, U54

Individual K SNAPs K01, K02, K05, K06, K07, K08, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K99, KL1

Education SNAPs: D43, K30, R13, R25, RL5, T14, T36, U13, U2R

Fellowships: F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37

SBIR/STTR SNAPs: R41, R42, R43, R44, U43, U44

Although this will be required in the spring, NIH grantees now have the option of using the RPPR for SNAP and Fellowship progress reports now. See the NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) web page for resources to assist researchers and department administrators make this transition.

December 03, 2012

PRIM&R IRB Meeting Coming to Berkeley in February

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator 101 and IRB 250, two educational programs sponsored by PRIM&R and hosted by UCB and UCSF, will be held on the Berkeley campus on February 11-13, 2013. Registration is now open.

IRB 101 focuses on Administrative staff of the IRB. IRB 250 is more focused on IRB members and researchers in three specific topical themes (research with biological specimens, international research, and internet research).