Research Affairs / 
Researcher's Alert for March 29, 2011

  1. DRA Network Meeting -- April 13
  2. Health Research Funding -- A New Opportunity for Unfunded Research Projects
  3. New NIH Schedule for the "next cycle submission option"
  4. EXISTING Policy and Procedure Modifications


Topic:  Animal Research at LLU

Presenters: Charles Ducsay, PhD, and Obed Rutebuka, PhD

Date, time & location:  Wednesday, April 13, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Center A-level Amphitheatre

This special meeting is especially pertinent to those investigators who are involved or plan to do animal research. Lunch may be purchased at the LLUMC Cafeteria; however, snacks will be provided.

RSVP is requested by Monday, April 11 to Deborah, at x44531 or

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Health Research Funding - A New Opportunity For Unfunded Research Projects

Health Research Funding is a new pathway designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources.

Researchers with promising projects that have been scored but not funded by the NIH are invited to submit their abstracts. By registering, you will be able to search for information about organizations that fund research and their requests for abstracts. Also, researchers with proposals that have been peer-reviewed but not funded by a NHC member patient advocacy organization may also register.

To register, go to

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New NIH Schedule for the “next cycle submission option” 

To give New Investigators who wish to use the consecutive review cycle option more time to prepare their resubmission (A1) application, NIH is changing the schedule for release of summary statements for the initial R01 (A0) applications and the due date for the next cycle resubmission. The new schedule will begin for initial R01 (A0) applications submitted for the June 5, 2011 due date and reviewed in the fall 2011 Study Section meetings.  The recurring Study Sections for the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will meet on a schedule to allow consecutive cycle resubmissions.

See the schedule at

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EXISTING Policy/Procedure Modifications:

The following policies/procedures (and Table of Contents) have been updated and uploaded to the LLUAHSC Handbook site,

                H-22A: Procedures for Institutional Review of Research

                H-37: Scope and Authority of the Clinical Trial Center

                H-38: Post Award Changes to Sponsored Projects

                H-38A: Procedures for Post Award Changes to Sponsored Projects

                H-39: Program Income from Sponsored Projects

                H-39A: Procedures for Program Income from Sponsored Projects

                H-40: Clinical Trial Medicare Coverage Analysis

                H-40A: Procedures for Clinical Trial Medicare Coverage Analysis

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A Final Comment: “Countries that have invested consistently in the broad spectrum of health research are now advancing rapidly in health and in economic development.” (Global Forum for Health Research)