Category Archives: Technology/Systems

NIH To Make Research Project Outcomes Available on NIH RePORTER

Read any good books lately? How about some scientific studies? Well, if you are interested in the latter, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it plans to make it easier for the public to peruse the outcomes…

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Open Data Could Reduce the Need for Grant Forms

Imagine a world without forms! As the husband of a Girl Scout troop leader who has watched spend her much of her free time gathering, counting and reviewing the required forms for numerous events, I can tell you that completing…

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Sneak Preview: Comments Requested on CDER Library Definitions

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Officials overseeing the Common Data Elements Repository (CDER) Library are asking grant recipient stakeholders to suggest potential common definitions for thousands of data elements within the…

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DATA Act Reporting Begins; What Will Tomorrow Hold?

The countdown clock has reached zero for federal agencies to comply with the requirements under the DATA Act. Federal agencies now must provide their financial reports in a searchable, machine-readable format in compliance with federal data standards under the Act….

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DATA Act Preparations Are Coming Down the Homestretch

And down the stretch they come! That’s how it must feel for federal agencies preparing to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101), as they now have about one more month to get ready…

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New NIH Portal Provides Information on Human Subjects Research

Research institutions and individuals conducting studies involving human subjects, take heart!

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Sneak Preview: CMS To Clarify Medicaid Withdrawal Requirements

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing guidance to better clarify its requirement that states should…

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HHS Looking for DATA Act Pilot Survey Participation

Attention! This is an important week for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101) – and you can play an important role in making it even more…

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Sneak Preview: Comments Sought on Draft Data Collection Form

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking comments on a draft Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit…

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HHS Designates Special Office for DATA Act Management

In case you haven’t heard by now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading a grants pilot under Section 5 of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Even better, however, is that the agency is…

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