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Research Week in Review

In the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship, over 250 professionals guide faculty, staff, and learners through the entire Research Lifecycle, from project conception and grant submission to sharing results with the world and creating commercial opportunities

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Announcements & Reminders

Announcing 2022 Holiday Schedule

OVPRS's Division of Regulatory Affairs and Assessment Holiday Schedule

The Division of the Regulatory Affairs and Assessment (RAA) in the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research + Scholarship at the University of Miami is dedicated to ensuring the integrity, safety, and compliance of the sponsored programs we undertake. During the upcoming holidays, units of the RAA division will be observing the below holiday periods. The staff in these units will be available but will have limited response times during the Holiday season.

Export Control

  • November 24 and November 25, 2022
  • December 19, 2022, to January 3, 2023 

Human Subjects Research

  • November 24 and November 25, 2022
  • December 23, 2022, to January 3, 2023 

Disclosures & Scholarly Activities Management (DSAM)

  • November 24 and November 25, 2022
  • December 23, 2022, to January 3, 2023


  • November 24 and November 25, 2022
  • December 23, 2022, to January 3, 2023

Research Integrity

  • November 24 and November 25, 2022
  • December 23, 2022 to January 3, 2023

Message from Laura Kozma, Associate Vice President, Research Administration

Research Administration Holiday Coverage and Deadlines

In accordance with the University of Miami’s Holiday Schedule, Research Administration will be closed November 24 and 25; December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2. As such, the Research Administration staff will not be available during those dates. There will be staff available for urgent needs and to ensure deadlines are met on December 28 and 29. 

To ensure timely processing of proposal submissions and awards prior to the holidays, please note the following deadlines:

  • PROPOSALS with Due Dates from DEC 23 - JAN 3 – Provide complete and final proposal packages to ORA Monday, DECEMBER 19.
  • CONTRACTS requiring review by December 31 OR NEW ACCOUNTS to be opened in Calendar Year 2022 – Provide documents to ORA by Friday, DECEMBER 9.

Questions may be directed to your research administrator. All contact information is available at: Who is My RA Contact.

Monthly Metrics

Research Administration October 2022 Metrics

Research Administration continues to provide monthly metrics for services provided to the University research community. 

Below are the metrics for the month of October.  

Award Setup

93 new awards setup

555 amendments, adjustments and corrections processed

5 awards pending setup for 30 days or more

Contracts (excluding clinical trials)

230 contracts executed

There is currently a backlog of subawards as Research Administration feel behind while short staffed and had an increase in subaward volume. With new staffing in place, we are working on catching up and appreciate your patience!

The times here include all aspects of the process once the agreement is routed to ORA:

  • Review of the terms
  • Negotiation
  • Review by other UM offices when required (Office of Technology Transfer, Office of General Counsel, etc.)
  • Sponsor review time
  • Signing

Message from the Bioinformatics Committee, Office of Executive Dean for Research

Bioinformatics Assessment Survey for Miller School of Medicine Research Community

We are exploring the development and advancement of bioinformatics resources at the Miller School of Medicine to advance our research mission.

We kindly ask for your participation in a needs assessment survey. We appreciate your input by Friday, December 2nd, via completion of this short survey. The responses from our community will guide our efforts. 

If you have any questions, please contact


Beginning in December

Inventory Certification

The Uniform Guidance requires assets purchased on sponsored awards to be inventoried once every two years. The University of Miami (UM) is currently in the tagging phase and the asset certification phase will begin in December. Emails will be sent to Senior Business Managers (SBM’s) with instructions and deadlines. If you do not tag and/or certify these assets, the department risks escalation and potential removal of the equipment from sponsored awards. Any questions should be directed to Property Inventory at

Important NIH Notices

NIH Notices

  • Forms-H Coming for January 23, 2023 Due Dates. Applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2023 must use updated application forms and instructions identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-H” (NOT-OD-22-195). The primary change to the updated application forms is the addition of an “Other Plan(s)” attachment on the PHS 398 Research Plan and PHS 398 Career Development Supplemental forms as part of the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Applicants must attach the required Data Management and Sharing Plan in this new field in FORMS-H applications (NOT-OD-22-189).
  • Notice for the NIGMS Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will host an informational webinar series for faculty and sponsored programs/research development personnel from institutions building research and research training capacity. During the webinars, suggestions will be shared for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. Attendees will learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing a grant application, and seeking appropriate feedback. Registration is required to attend.
  • Do you have questions about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Inclusion Plans?  In Part 1 of this NIH All About Grants podcast mini-series, NIH's Inclusion Policy Officer, Dawn Corbett, discusses how to consider inclusion plans when putting together your application (MP3 / Transcript). Part 2 of the podcast covers inclusion plans during peer-review and post-award (MP3 / Transcript). NIH's All About Grants episodes can also be heard on iTunes and Spotify. Read the article in the Extramural Nexus.
  • Updated Requirements for NIH Notification of Removal or Disciplinary Action Involving Program Directors/Princial Investigators or other Senior/Key Personnel. Section 239 now requires that, “[t]he Director of the National Institutes of Health shall hereafter require institutions that receive funds through a grant or cooperative agreement during fiscal year 2022 and in future years to notify the Director when individuals identified as a principal investigator or as key personnel in an NIH notice of award are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions.” Therefore, effective 60 days from the publication of this Notice, NIH recipient institutions are required to notify NIH when individuals identified as PD/PI or other Senior/Key personnel in an NIH notice of award are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined by the recipient institution due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation or hostile working conditions. Notification must be provided by the Authorized Organization Representative within 30 days of the removal or disciplinary action and must be submitted to NIH through a dedicated web form.
  • NIH NIAID Technology Transfer Fellowship ProgramFellows will be mentored by professionals that work side-by-side with with world-renowned NIAID and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists and will be part of the team that helps transfer innovations from the lab to commercial products (including vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics) that benefit global public health.
  • NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. Dec 2021) This update is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021. This update supersedes, in its entirety, the NIHGPS dated April 2021. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as standard terms and conditions of award for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2021. This update incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated April 2021.
  • Childcare Funding Available for Pre/Post Docs Full-time appointed predoctoral  and postdoctoral NIH-NRSA supported trainees are eligible to  receive $2,500 per budget period for childcare costs provided by a  licensed childcare provider. For households where both parents are eligible full-time predoctoral or postdoctoral NRSA trainees, each parent is eligible to receive $2,500.
  • Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements This Notice provides information regarding the salary limitation for NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards. Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY). At this time, NIH has not received an FY 2022 appropriation and is operating under a Continuing Resolution, the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022" (Public Law 117-70), that applies the terms and conditions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.