In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Femi Adedoyin, Grant and Contract Mananger, American University and Cristina Corvo, Grant and Contract Manager, American Univeristy discuss:  Working with first-time Principal Investigators

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SWFI Monday

Are lingering thoughts and stresses about the presidential election creeping into your dreams?  Is there perhaps a deeper meaning to our collective dreams of this year’s candidates?  For this week of SWFI Monday, marvel at the account of a scholar who has gathered more than 200 dreams of the 2016 Presidential Candidates. Ranging from the slightly odd to extremely bizarre, these dream stories seem to resonate truths of varying degrees.  But what is the true trigger for these visions?  Is it the day-to-day feelings of the dreamers?  Or could these collective dreams perhaps be prophesying the true nature of the 45th President of the United States? 

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FDP Expanded Clearinghouse Project Aims to Reduce Administrative Burden

In 2011, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) created a PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Clearinghouse as a mechanism for FDP member and non-FDP member institutions to document that they had a PHS FCOI compliant policy in place. This repository allowed participants to forego the exchange of thousands of individual transaction-specific documents. As of January 2016, 962 institutions are listed in the FCOI Clearinghouse.  The success of this initiative led to the concept of an expanded Clearinghouse that would contain audit, demographic, and fiscal information needed by pass-through entities (PTEs) when they are issuing subawards. The need for a national repository was exacerbated by release of the Uniform Guidance, which expands subaward risk assessment and monitoring obligations. Many institutions created “Subrecipient Commitment Forms” to collect such data, but the proliferation of many different forms collecting mostly similar information has underscored the need for national consistency and a more efficient process.

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