The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Villanova University provides service to faculty, staff, and students while protecting the institution in sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research compliance.
ORA Recognizes the PI of the Month
Each month, ORA recognizes a Principal Investigator (“PI”) who contributed positively to the administration of research at Villanova, including both grants administration and research compliance. PIs are nominated for: being proactive, improving processes, collaborating effectively, and demonstrating concern for quality. Recipients receive a small gift from ORA, and recognition to the Chair and Dean of their department/college.
For November/December 2017 ORA recognizes Dr. Joseph Toscano, Assistant Professor Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dr. Toscano converted a complex legacy (paper) IRB protocol to the electronic Cayuse IRB format. The new record resulted in a clear and understandable set of Cayuse protocols, enabling the IRB to accurately assess and help mitigate risk to subjects, with the added benefit that his protocols could be managed more efficiently in the future. Dr. Toscano was responsive, congenial, and courteous throughout the process, demonstrating understanding of the regulations, ethics, and administrative processes that guide the IRB approval process.
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11AM – 11PM Eastern Time
During the maintenance window, all parts of the Research Suite will be intermittently unavailable (including Cayuse 424, SP, and IRB), but all existing records will be preserved and no action will be necessary on the part of any end user. Please note, even if your application appears to be working, we strongly advise against attempting to enter data during the maintenance window.
Please see the notice form NSF about changes to the PAPPG, effective January 29, 2018: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18001. Significant changes can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/sigchanges.jsp
Application packages with a due date on or after January 25, 2018 must use FORMS-E. See NOT-OD-18-009 for more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-009.html
This will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. There will be a webinar on December 8, 2:00 PM EST to review the changes. Registration is available here:
For more information, the agenda, and to register, go the conference website below:
Research investigators who anticipate the need for a December Full Board review of a Human Subjects Research protocol submission: The deadline for the December IRB meeting is Monday, December 4, 2017. The Villanova Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly during the academic year. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 4220.
Overview of the Application process
Part 1: Prepare to Apply
Part II: Write the Application
Part III: Submit
For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/video/index.htm