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|Grants||AURA Grants allows researchers to create a proposal in response to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), route it for approvals, and submit it electronically to the sponsor.|
|IRB||AURA IRB (Institutional Review Board) allows researchers to create a protocol for the use of human subjects in research and submit it to the IRB for review. AURA IRB requires a secure connection. Learn more...|
|COI-COC||AURA COI-COC (Conflict of Interest-Conflict of Commitment) allows faculty, as well as other academic appointments, to file their annual disclosure.|
|IBC||AURA IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) allows researchers to create a protocol for the use of biohazardous materials in research and submit it to the IBC for review.|
Latest News and Announcements
NIH Salary Cap
The Executive Order for the 2020 pay schedules has been posted to the Office of Personnel Management’s website. NIH has released a corresponding notice regarding the new salary limitation as well: NOT-OD-20-065.
The Executive Level II salary, on which the NIH Salary Cap is based, has been raised from $192,300 to $197,300, effective January 5, 2020. Any new funding proposals created with NIH as the sponsor should use the new $197,300 salary cap threshold. Additionally, you may rebudget existing awards to accommodate the new cap. AURA Grants has been updated to reflect the new salary limitation.
AURA Grants – Training Courses via Canvas
URA is providing AURA Grants e-learning training courses via Canvas. The live, instructor-led AURA Grants trainings have been condensed into three 10 – 30 minute self-paced learning videos.
Completion of these courses will be required for new department staff utilizing AURA Grants, prior to receiving access to the system. The courses can also be used as a resource for existing departmental staff with current access to AURA.
AURA IRB – Requires cVPN and Two-Factor Authentication
IRB requires a secure connection to UChicago's Virtual Private Network (cVPN). If you're using IRB while working off-campus, you'll need to visit https://cvpn.uchicago.edu and download the Cisco Anyconnect secure mobility client.
The Anyconnect application must be open and connected to cVPN prior to logging in.