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Announcements

  • 2019

    • DARE Kickoff Event

      October 24, 2019

      The enthusiasm and the level of response to the second DARE seed funding competition was impressive. We received 23 DARE proposal submissions from teams composed of 209 members. These participants represent our most research active, collaborative, and accomplished principal investigators. With only a limited number of awards, selecting awardees from this strong set of proposals was very challenging.

      Please join us for the DARE Kickoff Event, where awardee teams will provide an overview of their vision, goals, and deliverables as well as collectively celebrate the University's research mission.

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    • Funding Institutional Webinars

      October 16, 2019

      Elsevier's Funding Institutional (FI) is a searchable database containing data on funding opportunities, funders, and awarded grants, drawn from a wide range of governmental and private sources. Investigators utilizing FI may increase grant rate success, uncover new sources of funding, and maximize time and productivity.

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    • Drexel Social Science Research Committee Bus Trip to DC – Registration Ending Soon

      October 11, 2019

      Drexel Social Science Research Committee is pleased to announce that we will organize a bus trip to Washington, DC for Drexel social scientists to meet program officers from various federal grant agencies. Grant officers will have a panel discussion on topics like “How to write a proposal that fits a call?” They will also join Drexel social scientists in a roundtable discussion on how to be awarded federal grants with a social science focus. 

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    • SPARK Innovation Competition

      October 10, 2019

      SPARK is a 24 hour (Nov. 14-15) think-tank style competition giving you the chance to solve real-world problems alongside professional engineers, scientists and industry representatives.

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    • National Research Administrators Day

      September 25, 2019

      September 25th marks National Research Administrators Day, a day that we recognize the contributions made by research administrators every day. National Research Administrators Day was designed to acknowledge how administrators regularly support the faculty and researchers in their work, protect our institution's research reputation, and ensure the sound stewardship of sponsored research dollars. 

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    • NIH High-Risk, High Reward Program Seminar

      September 12, 2019

      Join Becky Miller, PhD, Program Officer for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, as she gives a presentation on the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program at NIH. This program supports researchers pursuing highly innovate research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences within the NIH mission. She will discuss the current NIH Director’s Awards that provide a diverse set of funding opportunities, including the Pioneer Award (senior investigators), New Innovator Award (early career investigators), Transformative Research Award, and Early Independence Award (recently graduated PhDs).

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    • 2019 STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Summer Showcase

      August 20, 2019

      The Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Research, a unit of the Pennoni Honors College, invites the Drexel community to join us for the 2019 STAR Scholars Summer Showcase on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

      This event serves to showcase the faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative work of the 175 rising sophomores participating in the STAR Scholars Program this summer. Please join us to celebrate their achievements.

      The poster sessions and Quick Pitch competition are open to the Drexel University community and the general public.

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    • COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSAL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT (CURE) 2020 FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM

      August 19, 2019

      This RFP invites Drexel University interdisciplinary program initiatives involving clinical, health services, and/or biomedical research. These funds will be used to promote research projects that will lead to high quality scholarship (i.e., publications), technology commercialization, submissions for extramural support and ultimately awards from the NIH, DOD, NSF, and other governmental agencies and foundations. Details are provided in the RFP.

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    • What is Funding Institutional and why should I use it?

      July 01, 2019

      The Office of Research and the Office of Institutional Advancement have subscribed to Funding Institutional (FI), a searchable database containing data on funding opportunities, funders, and awarded grants, drawn from a wide range of governmental and private sources. Investigators utilizing FI may increase grant rate success, uncover new sources of funding, and minimize time and maximize productivity using this resource.

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    • Research: Year-In-Review

      June 20, 2019

      With the close of AY2018-2019, Aleister and I, in recent discussions, appreciated that the research enterprise, although there is much work yet to be done, has reached significant milestones over the past year. I asked Aleister to summarize several of the achievements so we can share as a year-in-review. In addition, I offer my congratulations to all our DARE recipients. And, for other strong DARE proposals, I hope to find additional ways to continue your efforts. We hope you have a productive and refreshing summer.

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    • Introducing Dough Stay as Director, Electronic Research Administration

      June 17, 2019

      Today, Monday, June 17, 2019, we welcome Doug Stay to the Office of Research team as Director, Electronic Research Administration (eRA). In his role, Doug will oversee the research administration systems that are used to electronically conduct research administration processes and transactions for the university.

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    • Agency in Community: Research Forum Civic Engagement

      May 10, 2019

      The Social Science Research Committee (SSRC) is pleased to announce that we will organize a CIVIC ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH FORUM from 12:30 to 4:30 on June 10 (Monday; Gerri C. LeBow Hall 722).  If you would like to attend the forum, please register.  

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    • Social Science Research Committee sponsored by the Office of Research

      April 23, 2019

      The Office of Research has for the past six years sponsored a group of faculty to help spur social sciences research at the university. Originally named the Social Sciences Initiatives, we have recently renamed this group as the Social Sciences Research Committee (SSRC). We are pleased to announce the new members of the SSRC.

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    • New Director of Human Research Protection

      March 18, 2019

      We are pleased to announce that after an almost year-long search, Gabrielle Rebillard will become the new Director of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) within the Office of Research, effective March 18, 2019.

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    • New Intellectual Property Policy

      January 18, 2019

      In November, 2018, the University approved a new Intellectual Property Policy covering the innovations developed here at Drexel that are protected by patents and copyrights. Approval of this policy was the culmination of a long-term effort by the administration, Faculty Senate and academic leaders of the Colleges and Schools to modernize our policies in light of changes to federal law, policies and best practices. This new policy replaces the following policies, Patent, Copyright and Courses Delivered Over the Internet, which have been consolidated and updated into one policy.  Further, the new policy harmonizes Drexel’s approach to intellectual property, replacing three older policies that conflicted with governing law as well as each other.

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    • Drexel Plan to Implement Revisions to the Common Rule

      January 18, 2019

      The purpose of this announcement is to provide you with the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) plans to implement the revised regulations governing research involving human subjects, the Common Rule. We refer to the revised regulations as the Revised Common Rule or 2018 Regulations throughout this notice.

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    • 2018 Partial Federal Government Shutdown

      January 15, 2019

      The federal government shutdown started on December 22, 2018 which affects agencies that are not covered (funded) by appropriations bills already signed into law.

      The following federal agencies are funded by an appropriations bill so their grant agreements should not be affected:

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  • 2018

    • Information Regarding National Science Foundation Important Notice NO 144 Sexual Harassment

      October 24, 2018

      On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced plans to combat sexual harassment and other forms of harassment within the agency and organizations and field sites where NSF-funded research is conducted. The new policy, released on Friday, September 21, 2018, requires the 2,000 U.S. institutions of higher education and other organizations that receive NSF funds to report findings of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault by researchers beginning October 21, 2018. NSF plans to add an award term and condition that spells out core obligations for awardees and imposes new reporting obligations.

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    • Resignation of Leading Cancer Researcher Highlights Importance of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest

      October 11, 2018

      The recent, highly publicized case of Jose Baselga, MD, PhD, is an important reminder of the need for faculty to disclose institutional and financial conflicts of interest. Baselga, a world-renowned oncologist and researcher, was forced to resign his position as chief medical officer of New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after failing to disclose payments from pharmaceutical and health care companies.

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    • Lunch and Learn Sessions

      August 28, 2018

      The Human Research Protection Office will hold Lunch and Learn sessions for researchers on the first Tuesday of each month. They will be held at 12:00pm on the 7th floor of the Bellet Building.

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    • Impact of Final Rule Delay for Drexel University Researchers

      August 08, 2018

      On Wednesday June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Final Rule delay for the general compliance date of the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period until January 21, 2019. As a result of this delay to the general compliance date, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Common Rule until January 21, 2019.

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    • Budgetary Updates for Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowships for FY' 18

      May 24, 2018

      Effective May 9, 2018, under Notice NOT-OD-18-175, new guidelines for stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows have been established.

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    • NSF Revises Award Terms and Conditions

      May 24, 2018

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Award Terms and Conditions. Important changes include:

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    • Coming Soon: Journal Entry Workflow 2.0

      May 24, 2018

      On Monday, June 11 Journal Entry Workflow 2.0 will be introduced to the University community.

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    • Budgetary Updates for Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowships for FY18

      May 24, 2018

      Effective May 9, 2018, under Notice NOT-OD-18-175, new guidelines for stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows have been established.

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    • Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship for Students and Faculty

      May 24, 2018

      The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship for Exchanges with Israeli Universities competition for activities in Academic Year 2018-2019.

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    • NSF Revises Award Terms and Conditions

      May 24, 2018

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Award Terms and Conditions. Important changes include:

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    • Coming Soon: Journal Entry Workflow 2.0

      May 24, 2018

      On Monday, June 11 Journal Entry Workflow 2.0 will be introduced to the University community.

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    • Policy Revisions: Letter of Reliance and SMART IRB

      May 24, 2018

      The Human Research Protection Program (HRP) has updated the process for applying for Letters of Reliance and the opportunity to use the SMART IRBG platform for multisite collaborative research.

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    • General Data Protection Regulation

      May 24, 2018

      The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.

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    • Kent Lambert Named DVSRS Exceptional Service Award Recipient

      May 24, 2018

      Please join us in congratulating Kent Lambert, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Radiation Safety Officer in the Office of Research, on being awarded the 2018 Delaware Valley Society for Radiation Safety (DVSRS) Meritorious Achievement Award.

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    • COEUS Dreams Do Come True

      April 19, 2018

      Effective May 1, 2018, the Office of Research will no longer require COEUS records for Non-Competing Continuations and Budget Revisions. Yes, you read that correctly. You no longer need to stay awake at night riddled with anxiety about all of those Coeus records that you have on your to-do list.

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    • Online Training Now Availabe for eIRB COEUS

      April 19, 2018

      Training for eIRB COEUS is now available online.

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    • New WIRB Submission Process

      April 19, 2018

      Drexel Human Research Protection (HRP) and the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) worked together to update the process for initial submissions to WIRB, which will incorporate Connexus, WIRB's submission portal.

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    • DARE Seed Funding Competition

      April 19, 2018

      The Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) initiative will provide resources such that tow or three groups of faculty and students can each spend a year deeply engaged in an interdisciplinary research effort that spans at least three of our schools and colleges.

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    • New Chart of Account Elements for AAHS

      February 26, 2018

      On midnight, January 11, 2018, Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (SCHC) were sold by Tenet Healthcare Corporation to American Academic Health System (AAHS).

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    • Drexel Joins FDP Expanded Clearinghouse

      February 26, 2018

      Drexel has joined the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse, an online public database of entity profiles used in lieu of subrecipient commitment forms to obtain general institutional information needed by pass-through entities when they are issuing subawards or monitoring subrecipient entities.

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    • IRB #3 Leadership Change

      February 26, 2018

      Rita Naremore, PhD, former Chair of the Social-Behavioral-Education Institutional Review Board (IRB #3), retired from the board effective February 1. We appreciate Naremore's many contributions and leadership exhibited throughout her time as chair.

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    • National Science Foundation Update

      January 30, 2018

      The NSF has issued an updated version of their Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, which includes revisions to the Collaborators & Other Affiliations Information (new template) and Budget Justification (increasing from three to five pages).

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    • Change in IRB Training Requirements

      January 30, 2018

      There is an update in requirements to IRB Training.

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    • FY' 19 Fringe Benefits Rates

      January 30, 2018

      Drexel recently submitted its fringe benefit proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the fiscal year 2019 fringe benefit rates for sponsored projects. These rates are not final until we receive the official rate letter from HHS, however, we do not expect any significant changes when they are finalized.

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    • Final Rule (2018 Common Rule Revisions Delayed)

      January 30, 2018

      The compliance date for the Final Rule has been delayed until July 19, 2018.

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    • "Workspace" for Federal Proposal Submissions

      January 08, 2018

      As announced in the August issue of the Office of Research newsletter, legacy PDF applications are no longer being accepted by Grants.gov as of December 31, 2017. Instead, applications to federal agencies (other than NIH and NSF*) now must be submitted via the Grants.gov Workspace platform, a shared, online environment where multiple members of a grant team may simultaneously access different forms within an application. The platform will allow users to edit, save, upload, and submit applications via the cloud.

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  • 2017

    • 2017-2018 Research Scholarship and Creativity Awards

      December 14, 2017

      The Office of Research and the Office of Faculty Affairs are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards

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    • Call for Proposals: Coulter

      November 27, 2017

      The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership is pleased to announce the call for proposals for funding during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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    • 2018 CURE Funding Announcement

      November 27, 2017

      Drexel faculty are invited to apply to the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) 2018 Formula Grant Program. Funding is intended for interdisciplinary program initiatives involving clinical, health services, and/or biomedical research projects that will lead to high quality scholarship (i.e., publications), technology commercialization, submissions for extramural support and ultimately awards from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and other governmental agencies and foundations.

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    • NIH Review of Clinical Trials

      October 25, 2017

      The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using a multi-faceted approach to strengthen policies across the life cycle of a clinical trial.

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    • NIH Certificates of Confidentiality

      October 01, 2017

      Effective Oct. 1, 2017, certificates of confidentiality (CoC) will issue automatically for applicable NIH awards as part of the award terms and conditions.

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    • NIH Loan Repayment Program

      September 27, 2017

      Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.

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    • Next Generation Researchers Initiative

      September 27, 2017

      The NIH has announced a new policy designed to invest in the next generation of researchers while enhancing workforce diversity.

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    • IRB Review Changes

      September 27, 2017

      In preparation for transition to attain compliance with Final Rule, for those studies regulated by the Final Rule, the IRB will not accept submissions after 11/24/17.

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    • Reminder about Progress & Financial Reports

      August 30, 2017

      The NIH reminds recipients about the requirement to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports, which is a term and condition of all NIH awards.

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    • New Fringe Rate Agreement

      August 30, 2017

      Drexel University recently completed negotiations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to determine the fringe benefit rates for fiscal year 2018.

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    • New Consent Regulations

      August 30, 2017

      As of 20 June 2017, the PA Supreme Court ruled only physicians can obtain informed consent before performing medical procedures including clinical trials.

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    • Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

      August 30, 2017

      The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Jefferson Science Fellowship program.

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