Seminars & Workshops
Planning for NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Changes

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Seminar handout

Do you know about the planned changes to policies, forms and instructions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant applications submitted in 2016? Beginning in January, these changes will impact how you develop and write your research strategy section. In addition, there are form and format changes to the SF424 application package.

Find out more information and specific details at Planning for NIH/AHRQ Grant Application Changes, led by Tufts University’s Zoya Davis-Hamilton, EdD, CRA, Senior Associate Director of Research Administration and Amy Gantt, MA, the Director of Research Development.

This seminar reviews upcoming changes to rigor and transparency in research, inclusion reporting, data safety monitoring, vertebrate animals, definition of child, research training, appendices, biosketch clarifications, font requirements and post-award changes.

The seminar is split into two sections, the first half will focus on the changes to the research strategy section of the application and the second half will focus on the administrative changes.

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the changes to the NIH/AHRQ policies, instructions and forms
  • Explain which changes are required in January 2016 and which changes will be required in May 2016
  • State details on each area of change
  • Describe how to apply the new guidelines
  • Discuss how to include robust and unbiased results factoring.

This event was hosted by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center.


Dissertation Defense
Utilizing Patient-Reported Outcomes to Assess the Impact of Complex Medical Disorders in Children

Tufts CTSI and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences invite you to a dissertation defense by Angie Mae Rodday, MS, a PhD candidate in Clinical and Translational Science. She will defend her thesis, Utilizing Patient-Reported Outcomes to Assess the Impact of Complex Medical Disorders in Children, on Tuesday, December 22, 2:00-4:00PM in room 221 (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston).