New Release of Federal RePORTER


Oct 13

A new release of Federal RePORTER is now online. Federal RePORTER contains detailed, searchable data on Federally funded science projects, grants, and awards.

The new release greatly expands the number of agencies in Federal RePORTER. Additions include:

US Department of Agriculture research agencies:

  • Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • US Forest Service

Health and Human Services operating units:

Campus Research Board (CRB) - 2014 Pilot Grant Program


Sep 26

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the 2014 OVCR (aka CRB) Pilot grant program. Awards support the development of preliminary data or other materials necessary for new extramural submissions, or in some cases, resubmission of external applications based upon sponsor reviews.

Pilot Grants are available for any disciplinary area of research falling within the Basic Life Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Natural Sciences & Engineering or the Social Sciences.

Proof of Concept Acceleration Workshop Series


Sep 18

Innovate@UIC invites all UIC faculty, students, staff, and peers interested in commercializing complex research to join us for our Proof of Concept Acceleration Workshop Series.

Produced in concert with the UIC Chancellors Innovation Fund, the series is designed to support recipients of the funds, current and future applicants and any researcher interested in taking an idea from the lab to market and exploring this critical proof of concept stage. The series is aimed at academic innovators conducting market oriented technology development.

Mandatory New Training Requirements for All Animal Researchers


Aug 1

This notice is to inform investigators of new training requirements for all animal researchers.  All research institutions are responsible for providing training to individuals working with animals as part of the institutional animal care and use program.  One of the key and essential required functions of the UIC ACC is to ensure that investigators and staff who use animals in research, testing and/or teaching are appropriately trained and qualified to do so.  Both the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals mandate this requirem

eRA Alert: Issue Identified Accessing Documents in eRA Commons - Resolved!


Jul 29


The issue that was generating an error message when attempting to access documents such as RPPR, e-applications and Just-in-Time in eRA Commons has been resolved.  The system has been returned to full functionality.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We have received reports that some users are receiving an error message when attempting to access documents such as RPPR, e-applications and Just-in-Time in eRA Commons.  We have identified the cause of the issue and are working to have the systems returned to full functionality soon.