- FITC P2P Training: Training for the FITC P2P (Procure to Pay) system is still available. Please make sure that all shoppers in your research group attend a P2P for Shoppers training session to ensure that your group members can place orders using the new P2P system. Individuals may register for a training session through My Talent by visiting the Financial Systems Transformation site. A Training Calendar showing all available sessions is available on the myCommunity site. Individuals who prefer a desk side training session can email their request to email@example.com. The P2P help desk staff will contact them to schedule training.
- Proposal Preparation: If you are planning to submit a research proposal, please contact the HBC proposal preparation team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start the proposal process four to six weeks prior to the submission deadline. Keep in mind, all final proposal materials must be turned in at least two business days before the due date, otherwise HBC cannot guarantee the accuracy and timely submission of the proposal.
- Biomedical Sciences Symposium: This all-day event will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Graduate students participating in the NIH Chemical Biology and NIH Biotechnology Training grant programs will give presentations in the morning, and two invited Keynote Speakers will present in the afternoon. A Poster Session will be held mid-afternoon in the Atrium of the School of Pharmacy between the keynote addresses. HBC investigators, their students, and research staff, including researchers affiliated with the various core facilities in the biomedical sciences, are invited to attend the speaker presentations and encouraged to participate in the poster session. Plan to submit your poster abstract online before the 5:00 pm deadline on April 6, 2018.
HBC to Host Open House in April
The Higuchi Biosciences Center will be hosting an Open House during the last full week of April. This will be an opportunity to meet with our new Associate Director of Finance, Paula Hinman, and visit with the HBC Staff. This will also be an opportunity for the HBC to show our appreciation for serving you in your research needs and to celebrate the winding down of another academic year. We hope that you will be able to join us, so please be on the lookout for upcoming announcements of the scheduled day and location for this event.
PIs New HBC F&A Accounts
Due to the implementation of KU’s New Financial System, the HBC has created an HBC F&A account for all PIs with HBC administered grants. PIs who already have an HBC F&A account (such as 2970xxx; xxx being a three-number combination specific to each PI), will keep their current number. The new HBC F&A accounts are used in several new KU financial systems. In Streamlyne, it is used by our Proposal Specialists to create an HBC administered proposal (prefix 2970) that is assigned to a specific PI (last three-number combination). If the grant is awarded, the PBR SSC uses that number in FITC P2P and Concur to route transactions to your Award Coordinator for funding approval. This new number is also used in FITC Grants for F&A distribution. PIs’ F&A distribution on HBC administered grants will now be deposited in the newly created HBC F&A accounts rather than in departmental F&A accounts. However, F&A distributed from non-HBC administered grants will continue to be distributed to PIs’ departmental F&A accounts. Please, be aware that there will be a transition time before the F&A from all HBC administered grants is distributed to the new accounts because existing grants were transferred from the old financial system before the new HBC F&A accounts were set up. You will receive an e-mail that will provide you with your new/existing HBC F&A account number and your Award Coordinator at the PBR SSC will be able to provide you with a balance for this account and for your departmental F&A account (if applicable) upon request.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Centralizes User Accounts
Effective March 26, 2018, the NSF introduced a new centralized account registration process in Research.gov. The new accounts, created from this process, will provide a single sign on for both FastLane and Research.gov to access proposals and award activities. Existing NSF account holders will be transferred to the new accounts through a one-time operation when signing in FastLane or Research.gov. During this process, they will be required to verify the information that will transfer to the new system. Some helpful links are listed below:
- Users with existing NSF accounts can access the NSF ID Lookup page for their NSF ID. Forgotten passwords for established NSF accounts may be retrieved here.
- New users will be able to register directly with NSF through Research.gov’s account registration.
More information, such as job aids, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and instructional videos, are available on the About Account Management webpage.