Research Affairs / 
Researcher's Alert for January 18, 2013


I. Meeting date correction for Research Affairs monthly seminars

The next Research Affairs monthly lunch seminar will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 12-1 pm, not March 12, 2013. We invite your suggestions for future seminar topics and they can be sent to Lorraine Sarmiento (lsarmiento@llu.edu).


II. IRB application deadline for February 27 meeting

Due to the upcoming President’s Day holiday, all IRB applications for the February 27 meeting must be submitted on or before noon on Friday, February 15.


III. Translational science conference to be held April, 2013

The Translational Science 2013: Increasing the value of your research through team science’ conference will be held April 17-19 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. More information can be found here or at http://www.translationalsciencemeeting.org/.


IV. 2012 GCAT awardees announced

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2012 Grants to Promote Collaborative and Translational Research (GCAT) awardees.

  • Drs. Kearns-Jonker and Hasaniya, for their project titled “Stem Cells for Cardiovascular Repair”
  • Drs. Brian Oshiro & Eugenia Mata-Greenwood, for their project titled “Characterization of Vitamin D status and metabolism in preeclampsia"
  • Drs. Thomas O’Callaghan and Nathan Wall, for their project titled  “The Role of Exosomes in Traumatic Brain Injured (TBI) Patient Outcomes”
  • Drs. Nirmalya Ghosh and Elia Haddad, for their project titled  "Automated Core-Penumbra Quantification in Acute Ischemic Stroke"

V. Items of Interest: Non-compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy will delay the processing of non-competing continuation awards

Starting in April 2013, NIH will hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from the grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy. (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/index.htm). The Public Access Policy applies to any manuscript that is peer-reviewed, accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008, and arises from any direct funding from NIH in the Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond.

There are four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (see http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm). Authors may use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. Note: The PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) is different from the PubMed reference number (PMID). PubMed Central is an index of full-text papers, while PubMed is an index of abstracts.

Investigators will need to establish a ‘My NCBI’ (National Center for Biotechnology Information) account to gain access to their online portal—“My Bibliography”—where users maintain and manage the list of all of their authored works, such as journal articles, manuscripts accepted for publication, books, and book chapters and link these publications to their grants [data to populate My NCBI comes from PubMed Central and the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) systems]. Linking a Commons account to a new or existing My NCBI account then allows references saved in My Bibliography to automatically appear in users’ Commons accounts for submission in progress reports. It is suggested that investigators use the ‘sign in with NIH Login’ option to set up their My NCBI account.

Manuscripts are to be submitted through the NIH Manuscript Submission System. NIH awardees are responsible for ensuring that all steps of the NIHMS submission process are complete within three months of publication.

NIH training materials related to the Public Access Policy, including how to use the My NCBI and My Bibliography systems,  are located at: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/communications.htm. Please contact Sherie Donahue (x83911, sdonahue@llu.edu) or Cindy Dickson (x 44571, cdickson@llu.edu) if you have any questions about this policy or if you need clarification on whether or not one of your publications is compliant.