Agenda

TimeActivity (Scientific Faculty)Activity (Grants Administrators)Comments
Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:00am-8:45amRegistration and Continental BreakfastRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am-9:00amWelcome and overviewWelcome and overview
9:00 am – 9:30 amWhere does your cancer research fit? An introduction to the NCIWhere does your cancer research fit? An introduction to the NCI
(Five minute presentations from NCI PDs giving an overview of their division)(Five minute presentations from NCI PDs giving an overview of their division)
9:30 am – 10:30 am Introductions from the Institutes (different institutes give a 10 minute overview of their institutions and research priorities)Introductions from the Institutes (different institutes give a 10 minute overview of their institutions and research priorities)This will depend on number of institutes and how you would like to prioritize
10:30 am – 11:00 am BreakBreak
11:00 am – 12:00 noonFundamentals of the NCI grant submission process: quick overviewFundamentals of the NCI grant submission process: quick overview
Objective: Provides faculty and administrators with information on the basics of the NCI grant submission process and overview of key resources and websites needed to be successful.Objective: Provides faculty and administrators with information on the basics of the NCI grant submission process and overview of key resources and websites needed to be successful.
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch and motivational speaker (TBD)Lunch and motivational speaker (TBD)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmSession 1a·        Administrator’s boot camp part 1. Federal research policy
·        Planning your application and preparing budget and NIH/NCI policies (for faculty) (for grants administrators)
·        Effective grant writing strategies (for faculty)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Effective grant writing strategies·        Administrators boot camp part II. ERA Workshop and grant submission- preparation and submission (for grants administrators)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmBreakBreak
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Human research protections and ethical issues(From 3:30 to 5:30)
Administrator’s boot camp part III:
Objectives: to discuss responsibilities regarding human subjects protections, including the Common Rule including Federal-wide Assurance, IRB reviews, informed consent, and other policies. How to build an efficient and effective grants management office
Scientific Rigor and ReproducibilityObjective: provide information to grants administrators on functions needed to help faculty submit a competitive application.
Objective: Provide faculty with information on how to address rigor, scientific integrity, accountability, and social responsibility in grants.
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmInvestigator Consulting with NCI StaffIndividual 30 minute meetings must be arranged ahead of time and specific aims and 2 page summary forwarded 3 weeks in advance
(30-minute session)
Objective: provide faculty with individual time with an NCI Program Officer and obtain feedback on their aims and research idea.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmEvening Networking Reception: Opportunities to Bridge Collaboration?
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 am -11:00 amBudget Basics (for administrators) People will be assigned as reviewers for the grant ahead of time and can sign-up during registration.
Objective: help increase faculty understanding of the grant review process and what make a successful grant application by participating in a mock grant review. Mock grant will be provided prior to the meeting?
Objectives: to provide administrators with information on how to develop the best budgets, review types of budgets, common errors, and post-award actionsChairs will be selected from those who have served on peer review for NIH  
The review process and How to deal with summary statements (for faculty)(originally scheduled for 3 hours, check with Carole and Crystal on appropriate length
Mock grant review sessions
11:00 am - 12:00 noonNIH Biosketch and SCiENcv
Objective: provide an overview of SciENcv, common strategies for developing strong biosketches
12:00 pm -1:30 pmLunch and speaker (current issues at NIH)
Objectives: learn about the newest policy updates and how their respective institutions may be impacted. 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmClinical Trials Reporting
Objective: gain a better understanding of both the NIH policy and the final rule and how it applies to extramural grants and key considerations for ensuring your institution is meeting the requirements of the policy and the law.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmThe Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
Objective: This session will focus on NIH’s goals for the program and provide perspective on how to write a competitive AREA application.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmOpen Mike (for everyone) and adjourn