Must take three.
Participants must complete three sessions, one from each topic area.
This topical area covers the development and preparation of NIH proposals and activities up to receipt of an award. Pre-award activities for NIH grants encompass many different functions ranging from funding and proposal development to budgeting basics.
Examples of sessions that would meet the pre-award requirement include budgeting basics, the SF 424 application, proposal review process, and in-depth presentations on specific award mechanisms (e.g. training grants).
This topical area covers activities related to the receipt and management of an NIH award and can also encompass a variety of functions.
Examples of sessions that would meet the post-award requirement include understanding agency terms and conditions, prior agency approvals, grant close-out, and even 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance.
(Either Animal Research or Human Subjects Research and Non-Compliance)
To protect the interest and well-being of research animals, the Animal Welfare Act imposes restrictions on any experiment calculated to cause pain and specifies rigorous guidelines for their care and housing. To receive NIH support, an institution must submit an animal welfare assurance documenting its procedures for complying with federal regulations and appoint an institutional animal care and use committee (institutional animal care and use committee) to oversee compliance. This session will provide a thorough understanding of the animal welfare regulations and the animal rights movement, explaining and emphasizing the underlying ethics fuelling both.
Human Subjects Research and Non-Compliance
This session will provide attendees with an overview of non-compliance with respect to human subjects research, with emphasis on issues of particular interest to institutional review boards (IRBs). An overview of non-compliance and examples will be provided along with a discussion of how grant professionals may assist IRB professionals and the IRB in the area of non-compliance. This session will also include an interactive piece where attendees will be asked to provide examples from their own experiences.