Registration for the 2-Day Seminar (May 3-4) is now sold out! Please watch for updates and join the listserv on the General NIH Regional Seminar Home Page.

For questions, please email or contact us by phone at 800-277-5708×5.

Are you a current Loan Repayment Program recipient? If so, please email us at for special pricing prior to registering online. 

Are you a 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. 


Pricing for 2-Day Seminar

Early Registration Oct 23 - Dec 15$320
General RegistrationDec 16 - Mar 16$350
Late Registration/Onsite Registration*Mar 17 - May 4$395

Pricing for Seminar and Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops

CategoryTitleDatesLengthAvailable SessionsRate
Seminar2-Day Seminar
Thursday, May 3 -
Friday, May 4
Two DaysSee agendaSee rate
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Workshop*Human Research
Protections Workshop

Wednesday, May 2All Day8:30 AM - 4:30 PM$110
WorkshopeRA Workshop:
Grant Application Preparation & Submission
Wednesday, May 2Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Afternoon Session
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
WorkshopeRA Workshop:
eRA Commons Account Administration &
Post Submission Processing
Wednesday, May 2Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Afternoon Session
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
WorkshopIntellectual Property: Understanding
Requirements and Recipient Responsibilities
(Beginner to Intermediate)
Wednesday, May 2Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Workshop**Intellectual Property: An In-Depth Look
at Bayh Dole and Reporting Requirements
(Intermediate to Advanced)
Wednesday, May 2Half-DayAfternoon Session
(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 2Half-DayMorning Session
(8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Afternoon Session
(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

*The Workshop on Human Research Protections runs for the full day on May 2; 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.

***The Administrator’s Boot Camp is 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.

This year’s 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 April 6, 2018, 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 April 6, 2018, 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 April 6, 2018, 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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