Loan Repayment Program recipient? If so, email us at for special pricing prior to registering online. 

Pre-doc, post-doc, or grad student? If so, you qualify for a $50 discount. Proof of trainee status is required at the time of registration. 

Volunteer registration. Due to the incredible response from our local universities, volunteer registration is now closed. 

Traveling internationally? If you need an invitation letter or have any questions, please email and we can process your request.

Please also watch for updates and join the listserv on the General NIH Regional Seminar Home Page.

Registration is best to use in Chrome. 

Pre-event registration is now closed. Onsite registration is available.


Pricing for 2-Day Seminar

Early Registration May 24 - June 30, 2019 (This rate has ended!)$320
General RegistrationJuly 1 - Oct 11, 2019$350
Late Registration/Onsite Registration*Oct 12 - Nov 8, 2019$395

Pricing for Seminar and Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops

CategoryTitleDatesLengthAvailable SessionsRate
Seminar2-Day Seminar
Thursday, November 7 -
Friday, November 8
Two DaysSee agendaSee rate
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Workshop**Human Research
Protections Workshop

Wednesday, November 6All Day8:30 AM - 4:15 PM$110
Workshop****eRA Workshop:
Grant Application Preparation & Submission
Wednesday, November 6Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Afternoon Session
(1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Workshop****eRA Workshop:
How Does eRA Commons Fit in the Grant Process Puzzle?
Wednesday, November 6Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Afternoon Session
(1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
WorkshopIntellectual Property: Understanding
Requirements and Recipient Responsibilities
Wednesday, November 6Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Workshop***Intellectual Property:
An In-Depth Look at Bayh Dole and Reporting Requirements
(Intermediate to Advanced)
Wednesday, November 6Half-DayAfternoon Session
(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Workshop****Administrator's Boot Camp
Wednesday, November 6Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Afternoon Session
(1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

**The Workshop on Human Research Protections runs for the full day on November 6th; however, if you have registered for the 2-day seminar, you may register for any of the half-day workshops as well. Be advised these are concurrent sessions and you will miss half of the Workshop on Human Research Protections. There is no discount for only attending half of the full day workshop.

***The workshop Intellectual Property: An In-Depth Look at Bayh Dole and Reporting Requirements is a 4-hour session from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

****Both eRA workshops and the Administrator’s Boot Camp are offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.


Registration Policies

Included in Registration

The 2-Day Seminar and optional Pre-seminar Optional Workshop registration fees include:

  • the cost of registration;
  • conference proceedings;
  • conference materials; and
  • access to presenter presentations.

The conference does not include food and beverages.

Payment Details

Payment must be made by credit card or check. Credit card charges will appear on your statement as “Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.” Checks must be received within 3 weeks of registration submission or before October 11, 2019, whichever is first, for registration to be valid. Participants paying by check will be notified by email if their registration is cancelled due to checks not received. Checks should be sent to:

Ripple Effect Communications
2400 Research Blvd. Suite 305
Rockville, MD 20850

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be made on or before October 11, 2019, via email to Requests submitted via phone, voice-mail message, fax, or mail, are neither valid nor accepted. For cancellations, Ripple Effect Management will refund the full amount of your registration payment minus a $40.00 processing fee within 30 days of the close of the event. All refunds will be issued in the original payment type. After October 11, 2019, no requests for refunds will be honored; however, substitutions are allowed and requests for such must be submitted by email to Ripple Effect Communications. Once a payment has been processed, the registration fees cannot be transferred to another form of payment. Refunds are not given for change of payments.

Refunds are not given for no-shows. Shared registrations are not allowed, nor are seminar fees transferable to future events.

Video & Photography Notification 

Portions of this seminar will be videotaped & recorded, and photographs by the NIH may be taken throughout the seminar. The videotapes, recordings and photographs may be used in the public domain, but no individual names will be associated with this media.


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