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Hosted by: Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), NIH Biomedical Research Workforce, and National Training Grant Community of Practice (NTGCOP)

Join experts from the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce, and the National Training Grant Community of Practice (NTGCOP) for an informative panel discussion. This session will shed light on the FDP’s role in reducing the administrative burden of federally sponsored research and the NTGCOP’s role in discussing best practices, sharing resources, and making recommendations to NIH on behalf of the training grant community.

This session will specifically address the NIH’s upcoming modifications to institutional training grant applications, effective for proposals due on or after January 25, 2025. These changes include updates to the NRSA Data Tables aimed at minimizing the administrative burden on researchers, as well as other updates.

Participants will explore potential collaborative opportunities among the three entities to evaluate burden reduction and incorporate faculty feedback for ongoing enhancements.


  • Ericka Boone, PhD, Director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) in the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER), Training Co-Chair
  • Liz Stein, PhD, Chair of the National Training Grant Community of Practice (NTGCOP), Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development and Training at Northwestern University
  • Kelly Moore, PhD, Lead in Organizational Outreach and Partnership for NTGCOP, and Director of the Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) at Emory University

Moderators and FDP Representatives:

  • Robert Nobles, DrPH, MPH, CIP, Vice President of Research Administration, Emory University
  • Stephanie Scott, MS, CRA, Director of Policy and Research Development, Columbia University