Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops (Wednesday, May 3)

Note: To register for the optional pre-seminar Workshops below, you must also be registered to attend the 2-Day Seminar, with the exception of the Human Research Protections Workshop and the Intellectual Property workshops.

This year, we are excited to offer the following Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops on Wednesday, May 3:

Pre-Seminar Workshops

Session Title
Morning Session
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Afternoon Session
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Human Research Protections Workshop (8:30am-4:30pm)
Full-Day
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eRA Workshop: Grant Application Preparation & Submission
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eRA Workshop: eRA Commons Account Administration & Post-Submission Processing
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Intellectual Property: Understanding Requirements and Rights & Recipient Responsibilities (Beginner)
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Intellectual Property: An In-Depth Look at iEdison (Intermediate - Advanced) 1:00-5:00pm (4 hours)
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Administrator’s Boot Camp: Getting Started with NIH

Human Research Protections Workshop – “Human Research Reviews: Mastering the Process”

See Detailed Agenda and Target Audience – Full Day

This workshop aims to provide participants with the necessary information to successfully navigate their NIH grant applications and research protocols through human research protections review. It will focus on clearly explaining the relevant regulations and providing practical advice for questions commonly encountered during IRB review.

eRA Workshop: Grant Application Preparation & Submission

Detailed Agenda – Half Day (AM)

Are you new to the NIH grant application process or overwhelmed by the logistics of submitting a grant application to NIH? Then this NIH eRA Workshop is for you.

We will guide the novice user through all the steps in the application submission process from preparing to apply to verifying your application has been successfully received at NIH. The session will focus on the process for submitting a standard research grant application (R01) and will point out key differences found with other programs. You’ll learn handy tips for avoiding common errors along the way.

Once you’ve learned the basics, we’ll walk you through the initiation, completion and submission of a sample application during a live demo of NIH’s Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions, share their experiences, learn from others, and expand their professional network.

This “how-to” workshop lays the perfect foundation for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. During the two day seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to build on that foundation and learn more about the policies and regulations, or the “why’s,” behind the “how’s.”

eRA Workshop: eRA Commons Account Administration & Post-Submission Processing

Detailed Agenda – Half Day (PM)

Are you new to NIH grant administration? Have you recently started a new position or been given an eRA Commons account and you don’t know what to do with it? Then this NIH eRA Workshop is for you.

In this interactive session, we will guide the novice user through key aspects of account administration, maintaining profiles, and post-submission processing in eRA Commons. Status, delegation, Just in Time (JIT), No Cost Extension (NCE), progress reporting, administrative supplements, Closeout, Federal Financial Report (FFR), and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) are among the topics covered.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions, share their experiences, learn from others, and expand their professional network.

This “how-to” workshop lays the perfect foundation for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. During the two day seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to build on that foundation and learn more about the policies and regulations, or the “why’s,” behind the “how’s.”

Intellectual Property: Understanding Requirements and Recipient Rights & Responsibilities (Beginner)

Detailed Agenda – Half Day (AM)

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas Edison

Like a great idea, this Intellectual Property workshop starts at the beginning. This three hour workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of intellectual property; intellectual property rights and responsibilities; the Bayh-Dole Act and recipient compliance with the Act; and Inventions & Reporting via iEdison. Participants will interact with staff by participating in case studies and asking questions to NIH faculty.

Intellectual Property: An In-Depth Look at iEdison (Intermediate – Advanced)

Detailed Agenda – Half Day (PM)

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas Edison

Now that you have an NIH funded invention, how do you comply with NIH policies and the Bayh-Dole Act while shepherding your invention to success? This is four-hour workshop for intermediate-advanced Grants Management, Sponsored Program, or Technology Transfer Professionals is designed to give participants a demonstration of Interagency Edison. To educate participants about compliance requirements, NIH faculty will provide a demonstrative walk through of the iEdison process from creating an iEdison account and disclosing inventions to reporting patent applications and patents to requesting waivers & submitting utilization reports and final invention statements. This workshop will also provide participants with an update regarding pending changes to the Bayh-Dole Act and an opportunity to participate in case studies and ask questions to NIH faculty.

Administrator’s Boot Camp: Getting Started with NIH

Detailed Agenda – Half Day (AM or PM) – Seats are limited for each workshop!

Administrator’s Boot Camp is an introductory level, hands-on workshop for new NIH applicants. Sessions will provide information and case studies on the basics of the pre-award process — highlighting key activities, timelines, considerations, and resources.  Starting from the very beginning of the pre-award process through the time of award, topics will include identifying funding opportunities, using the application guides, and understanding the Notice of Award and selected post-award requirements.