News & Announcements

Faculty Handbook Now Available

The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Faculty Handbook is now available on the new Faculty Handbook website (JHED credentials required). The website also contains documents on, Degree Audit Tips, Junior Clearance Directions for Faculty Advisors, and the Faculty Search Process.

New NSF Grant Term

On October 21, 2018, a new grant term will be incorporated into all new NSF awards, and into any funding amendments made to existing NSF grant awards.  This new grant term and condition is part of NSF’s efforts to ensure that research and training environments are free of sexual and other forms of harassment; a […]

NIH Single IRB Requirements and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

As Johns Hopkins prepares for the January 25, 2018 effective date of the NIH requirement that all domestic, multi-site, non-exempt research studies utilize a single IRB (“sIRB”), adjustments have been made to the JHU Policy on Individual Financial Interests and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. The primary change has been to limit the application of […]

Conflict Review Committee

Information on the Conflict Review Committee has been moved to the “Boards, Committees, & Councils” section of KASPER. Please visit that page for information about: Conflict Review Committee By-Laws and Roster, Guidelines for Reporting, Divisional Policies on Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest, Reporting Conflict of Interest and Commitment Handbook, and more.

New Website

We have migrated KASPER from SiteExecutive into WordPress. By moving the site into WordPress, a much more intuitive and easy to use content management system, it will be easier for stakeholders to update their pages. The site may have a new theme, but the information is organized largely in the same way.

Upcoming Society of Research Administrators International Section Meeting

Attend the 2017 Society of Research Administrators International Section Meeting April 2-5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Workshops, sessions, round tables, and learning cafe opportunities will be offered covering multiple areas that impact research administration. While you are attending, you can earn a certificate in one of four areas.

NSF Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  Significant changes to the document are summarized at the beginning of the document.  For guidance on proposals submitted or due […]

NIH Required Training For Investigators Conducting Clinical Trials

The NIH has issued a policy requiring all NIH-funded investigators and their research staff who are involved in the conduct of clinical trials, as defined by the NIH, to complete Good Clinical Practice (“GCP”) training.  This policy is effective January 1, 2017, and applies to both new applications, and on-going programs.  The NIH definition of […]

New ORIS Website

The Office of Research Information Services (ORIS), and the COEUS system, has a new website. Please update your bookmarks from the old website ( to the new website: for anything COEUS related. ORIS manages the COEUS system, a cradle to grave system that simplifies and streamlines the proposal development process for sponsored funding.