RAIN Notes – April 2022

Agency Updates

On March 17, 2022, three major federal agencies – OMB, NIH, and NSF – presented updates on research policy. These updates were recorded and can now be streamed for free (by ECU personnel) using the links below.

  • Office of Management & Budget (OMB) |  Video  |  Slides
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) |  Video  | Slides
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) |  Video  | Slides

Written summaries of each webinar are also available.

Financial Services Workshop

Join us at the Financial Services Workshop for status updates on research administration issues. This year’s topics include identifying and justifying “questionable costs” charged to sponsored programs; importance of monitoring/managing subrecipients; financial management tools (and what to do with them).

The CMSI session is on Thursday, 21 April, at 11:00.

New Awards with Delayed Research Subject Approval

Under most circumstances, ORA will not open Banner funds without documentation of IRB or IACUC approval of the project. When appropriate, a grant fund may be established without these approvals if certain conditions are met.

April RAIN Meeting – 27 April

The April RAIN meeting will take place on 27 April – e-mail CMSI if you need an invitation.

The Research Administrator’s Information Network (RAIN) is an open forum for ECU personnel interested in research administration issues. There are monthly RAIN meetings, a Microsoft Team, Grant Alerts, and these monthly issues e-mail. If you would like to be included in RAIN meetings and receive additional RAIN information, click here.


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