Tell us about your exciting accomplishments!

OVPR staff is excited about the breakthroughs in research and scholarly accomplishments on our campus. If you have been awarded a grant, submitted a paper for publication or been notified that your research is being published in a scholarly journal, please contact us at so we can share the news with the rest of the OUHSC research community.

"The ORA submission process: A review for new investigators"
New PI Training 04-20-16 Final

Other helpful information

On this page, you will also find useful Institutional Data that you may be asked to provide when submitting a proposal.   Please let us know if there is additional information or links you would like to see on our site. Simply complete our Suggestion Form.

ORA News/Deadlines - June 19, 2017

NIH Sponsored Workshop on Targeted Quantitative Proteomics – IdeA National

Resource for Proteomics


Two dates still available: July 18-20, 2017 or August 1-3, 2017

Goal: to help workshop attendees understand these methods and incorporate this powerful tool

into their own research projects using either their local mass spectrometry resource or the IDeA

National Proteomics Resource. Fifteen attendees will be supported for each workshop. 

Workshops will be tailored to include people with moderate to limited to no mass spectrometry

experience.   Attendees will receive lecture-style presentations on topics such as fundamental

principles of proteomics, experimental design for proteomics experiments, sample preparation,

data collection, data analysis, and interpretation.  Laboratory demonstrations of the practical sides

of sample preparation and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry methods will also be used. 

All travel, lodging, and meals paid for the participants.

The workshops are supported by supplements from the NIH to the Oklahoma INBRE

(P20GM103447-17S1) and Arkansas INBRE (P20GM103429-15S1). 

Application deadline: is July 7, 2017.  Complete Applications Required: go to

For more information, contact

Mike Kinter ( or Cecilia H. Nguyen, Coordinator (



Administrative Supplements to Develop Research on Alzheimer'sDdisease and

Alzheimer's-Related Dementias (ADRD)

NIA is encouraging applications for supplements to expand existing NIA awards that are not

currently focused on Alzheimer’s related research to allow them to develop a focus on Alzheimer’s

disease and other dementias. NIA active awards with project end dates in FY 2018 or later are

eligible to apply for the supplements.

If an investigator does not have a NIA grant but is interested is applying for a supplement, they

can apply for a supplement through the NIA-funded Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center on Aging.  

The RFA describing the program can be found at:

The deadline for the applying for a supplement grant is July 3; however, to get the grants submitted

on time, the Shock Center needs to have the grants in hand by  Wednesday, June 28th.    

It is also important to let Arlan Richardson, Director of the Shock Center (

know if you plan to submit an administrative supplement through the Shock Center asap.



NIH Alters Course on Grant Support Index, Launches Next Generation of

Researchers Initiative
At the June 8 NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) meeting, NIH leadership announced

they are changing plans to implement the Grant Support Index (GSI), a proposal to limit the number

of NIH research project grants that an investigator could hold at any one time. In place of the GSI,

NIH launched a new initiative to directly support early-stage investigators (ESIs) and, especially,

mid-career investigators (MSIs) with additional funds to be set aside across NIH. Individual institutes

and centers (ICs) will determine how to reprioritize funds to support ESIs/MSIs most effectively. In

their presentation, NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak,

DDS, PhD, said that the new "Next Generation of Researchers Initiative" would dedicate $210 million

in the first year to support ESIs and MSIs whose grant applications score well but fall just outside of

paylines. After five years, the program would reach over $1.1 billion.




As a researcher involved in human subjects research that may be subject to HIPAA, you understand

the importance of protecting your participants’ PHI.  Please be sure that your study team members –

including residents, fellows, and other trainees – understand that as well by sharing this email with them.

5 HIPAA Reminders for Researchers:

  1. Email participant PHI off campus only via a secure transmission, such as by placing

[secure] in the subject line of the email.  This is required, regardless of who the recipient is –

even if it’s the sponsor.

  1. Store paper documentation that includes PHI, such as Informed Consent forms and films,

in a locked drawer, cabinet, or file room.

  1. Store electronic documentation that includes PHI in the University’s secure data center. 

If you must store PHI on a portable device or desktop, the device or desktop MUST be encrypted. 

Your Tier 1 or IT representative can help.

  1. If the sponsor requires participant records to be de-identified, you must remove ALL identifiers,

including initials and last 4 of SSN.

  1. When a sponsor visits your site, the sponsor must sign the HIPAA Confidentiality form prior to

getting access to participant PHI.  If the sponsor will have access to an EMR system, the sponsor

must also sign the EMR form.

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that the members of your study teams are aware of the HIPAA

requirements to protect participant PHI.  If you have any questions about the above reminders or about

how HIPAA applies to research, please contact Jill Raines or Donna Hogan:

Jill Raines, Office of Legal Counsel at

Donna Hogan, Human Research Participant Protection (HRPP) at



NIH - New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting NIH Grant Applications

New to the NIH grant Process?  NIH has put together new tutorials on preparing and submitting an

NIH grant application.  Go to:



PLEASE NOTE: Upcoming Grant Deadlines:  The Office of Research Administration (ORA)

would like to ask for your patience for the next 6-8 weeks.  The grants team is short three

(3) people and there are several major grant deadlines coming up.  Our responses to emails

and phone calls may be delayed during this time period, but we will get back with you as

soon as we can.  We thank you for your patience.




HHS issues PHS 2017-2 SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations (NOT-OD-17-070)


NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports



Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2017 (NOT-OD-17-075)


Notice of Correction to Eligibility of Foreign Institutions for RFA-AG-18-010 "Uncovering the Causes,

Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01)" (NOT-AG-17-010)


Notice of Change in RFA-MH-18-400 "Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining

Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01)" (NOT-AT-17-012)


Notice to Update Due Date for RFA-FD-17-006 "Developing Biomarkers for Trastuzumab-Induced

Cardiotoxicity" (NOT-FD-17-011)


Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the

NIGMS Medical Scientist (M.D.-Ph.D.) Training Program (MSTP) (NOT-GM-17-009)



Please Note:  When only one application is allowed per Institution according to the sponsor

instructions, a one-page letter of intent summarizing the proposed project should be submitted

to the Vice President for Research at least one month prior to the application deadline (unless

otherwise noted).  The letters of intent will be reviewed and a single application will be chosen  

for submission from the University.




Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (UM1) (RFA-CA-17-027) – Deadline August 16, 2017


Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12) (RFA-HD-18-007)

Deadline October 30, 2017


PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation

Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-17-302) – Deadline September 5, 2017


PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant

Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) (PA-17-303) – Deadline September 5, 2017


Imaging the Persistent HIV Reservoir (R01) (PA-17-305) – Deadline September 7, 2017


Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21) (PA-17-306)

Deadline September 7, 2017


Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp) (PA-17-307)

Deadline October 15, 2017


Exposure Analysis Services for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)

Program (Admin Supp) (PA-17-308) – Deadline August 1, 2017


NeuroNEXT Small Business Innovation in Clinical Trials (U44) (PAR-17-300)

Deadline September 5, 2017


Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for ORIP Special Emphasis Research Career Award

(SERCA) K01 Recipients (R03) (PAR-17-301_ - Deadline February 13, 2018; AIDS Deadline May 7, 2018


Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research

(IDeA-CTR)(U54) (PAR-17-304) – Deadline October 2, 2017





Department of Defense (DOD) – Military Burn Research Program – Investigator Initiated Research Award

PreApplication (required) Deadline June 26, 2017 and Full Proposal Deadline October 5, 2017


Department of Defense (DOD) – Military Burn Research Program – Exploration Hypothesis Development

Award – PreApplication (required) Deadline June 26, 2017 and Full Proposal Deadline October 5, 2017