2017 Archive

  • Updates for NSF grants and proposals
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.
  • NIH change for clinical trial submissions
    The National Institutes for Health (NIH) is changing how they accept NIH-defined clinical trial applications.
  • New FORMS-E for NIH and AHRQ
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) have created new FORMS-E, grant application instructions.
  • Grants.gov workspace
    Grants.gov is changing to be more effective in 2018.
  • Fostering entrepreneurship through Innovation Districts

    UB is creating Innovation Districts to increase university research and student engagement with industry and other strategic partners.

  • Tune up your grant proposals with faculty workshops

    The Office of Research Advancement supports faculty  grant proposals, including workshops to help with the preparation. Two left in the fall line-up: NIH specific aims and Proposal development - Working with an editor.

  • Seeking AAHRPP re-accreditation
    Looking to continue strong protections for its research participants, UB has initiated the AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs) re-accreditation process.
  • Approving Proposals

    Effective Oct. 1, 2017, SPS will not submit a proposal without a fully signed approval form.

  • Click Portal Downtime Notice
    On Friday, September 8 from 12PM until Monday September 11 7AM, University at Buffalo CIT Department will be performing maintenance on the CLICK Portal system.
  • Encouraging collaboration through reviews

    Fostering collaboration and innvoation through VPRED reviews of interdisciplinary centers to ensure they stay true to their missions and goals.

  • Now: eSignature for New Technology Disclosure

    UB's Technology Transfer office is making it easier for inventors to disclosure their new technology with eSignature.

  • Name change for UB's OED
    The former UB Office of Economic Development (OED) is now Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, a name change that reflects enhanced services.
  • Alternatives to Effort Reporting
    UB is no longer using the ecrt system for effort reporting.  Changes to the federal regulations governing effort reporting offers the ability to reduce administrative burden on faculty by transitioning to an acceptable alternative method for certification.
  • Policy and rate updates for non-federal clinical trials
    UB is following best practices in the management of non-federal clinical trials by updating the Indirect Cost rates and the policy regarding the Residual Balance on Fixed Price Contracts for Sponsored Projects.
  • UB helps builds the region in 2016

    UB is postponing any changes to salaries and time reporting unless already processed. All employees continue to report their time in the systems and processes as they currently do.