Update to the Monthly Bioinformatics Call for Services:

Modifications have been made to the Bioinformatics Call for Services in order to clarify the goal of the Call (to expand the range of bioinformatics resources and services available to UA biomedical and health researchers beyond those currently available within the UA system) and to clarify the review criteria.  The funding cap has been revised to be $10,000 in direct costs and the page limit has been increased to 4 pages (excluding references and quote from service provider). And finally, the award announcement date has been adjusted to allow for four full weeks for the review process. The revised call is being posted today, September 25, 2015.  If you are applying for the October 2nd submission deadline and you have concerns about the revisions, please contact Dr. Johnston to discuss your application. You can contact Dr. Johnston by email at or by phone at 907-786-6567. To APPLY please visit the funding opportunity page.

Don't Forget! There's a NEW Biosketch Format

NIH has announced a new biosketch format for application due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032). The SF424 (R&R) forms page now includes directions and forms for both the standard and fellowship- specific biosketch, that must be used for individual predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, dissertation research grants (R36), and Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement).  For more information visit the Biosketch FAQ page.

eRA Commons IDs Required

The NIH now requires an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month (160 hours) or more. This information will be collected by INBRE for the NIH annual Research Performance Program Report (RPPR) that Alaska INBRE submits each year. Graduate students and post-docs will be required to complete their eRA Commons Profile, which includes certain demographic questions related to their date of birth, gender, race, ethnicity, disabilities, US citizenship status, and country of citizenship. And, where applicable, they will need to indicate their highest educational degree and the institution where it was earned. RPPRs lacking this data will receive an error and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH.

Anyone wishing to establish an eRA Commons account or affiliate with the University of Alaska must make a request to authorized personnel at their respective campus. To find out who the authorized representative(s) are at your campus, please email For the full notice, please see NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-097. The following tools for creating eRA Commons Accounts are also available:

eRA Commons Personal Profile Overview (video)
Personal Profile Online Help

News & Events

One Health Seminar Series 

Don't miss this semester's One Health Seminar Series sponsored by UAF Vet Medicine, BLaST, and Alaska INBRE.  Presentations will be every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Murie Auditorium on the UAF campus.  *If you are on the UAA campus the presentations will be shown (same time) in CPISB 101D.  Check out the lineup for October!


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