Registration Open for the Spring 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration - New Orleans, Louisiana

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-039

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Release Date: January 19, 2017

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The time is now to register for the first NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration of 2017. Make plans to join NIH, HHS and your peers in New Orleans, Louisiana for this valuable and unique opportunity occurring May 3-5!

What does the 2-day seminar offer?
The NIH Regional Seminar offers a comprehensive program for the NIH extramural community about the NIH grants process and related policies, including such topics as fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal and human subject research, and how to interact electronically with NIH. In addition to a strong, track for of sessions for administrators, a track for new investigators will provide step-by-step guidance on mapping your career, an understanding of the funding process and what can be expected up to the time of award. To add to the array of topic choices, special interest sessions are provided on topics like research integrity, foreign collaborations,, public access, and so much more.

Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops offered
A variety of optional workshops are offered on the day prior to the 2-day seminar for attendees wanting a more in-depth look at various grants policies and processes. These include day and full day options. NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) experts provide a workshop on application preparation and submission, as well as topic issues related to the eRA Commons; policy and grants management experts provide a 1/2 day NIH Boot Camp designed for administrators with no or very little experience working with NIH; for those involved in Intellectual Property policies and iEdison, NIH experts will be providing two workshop options; and a full day OHRP-NIH workshop provides guidance on how to get research protocols through human subjects review.

Who will be there from NIH and HHS?
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and attend sessions provided by approximately 70 NIH and HHS policy officers, grants management, review and program officials, as well as NIH senior leadership all in a central location and ready to share their knowledge and experiences.

Who should attend?
The NIH Regional Seminar is intended for those new to the grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, and others involved in the NIH grants process. Over the course of two days, it also provides an opportunity to those with more experience to obtain updates on grants policies and procedures. Approximately 600-800 attendees are expected, providing extended opportunities for sharing and learning from peers, as well as the NIH experts.

What's the goal of the Seminar?
The goal of the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is to offer participants an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with their peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, so that they may return to their offices and/or labs with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.

When can you register?
Registration is now open for New Orleans! These seminars often reach capacity before the seminar dates so start making plans soon. Once again, a "Trainee Discount" will be offered (further details on the registration site.)

Are there other dates and locations?
For those who are unable to attend the spring seminar in New Orleans, there is one more opportunity in 2017. The 2nd and final NIH Regional Seminar this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25-27. Registration opens in April and more information will be available on the Baltimore Regional Seminar website as it becomes available.


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