ORS News2Use

The ORS News2Use newsletter is published quarterly by the Office of Research Services (ORS), providing pertinent information and updates about ORS services to the NIH community.
Fall 2019
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11/14/2019November 9, 2019 officially marks the 40th anniversary of ORS becoming an organization. Today, ORS continues to progress in providing responsive and dependable services and support to the NIH community.
ORS Turns 40November 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019As of October 1, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer accept identification that fail to meet the minimum requirements and issuance standards for federal recognition per the REAL ID Act of 2005.
NIH Will Enforce Real ID Act Starting in October 2020November 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019In the recent months the NIH main campus has experienced several security breaches involving vehicles providing rideshare services. Follow these helpful tips to ensure you enter the campus lawfully and arrive at your destination on campus.
Entering Campus Lawfully Via Taxi and Rideshare ServicesNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019The Office of Research Services (ORS) is comprised of a diverse portfolio of services that support the NIH mission.
I AM ORS Fall 2019November 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019DPSAC's new Call Center went operational October 8, 2019.  Basic information, such as hours of operation are now provided via prerecorded messages in the system.
DPSAC Introduces an Automated Call Center SystemNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019Sally is a freestanding robot that prepares fresh meals in under 60 seconds at the customer's request. With up to 1,000 ingredient combinations, Sally composes delicious snacks and salads at the touch of a button.
Innovative Food Automation Comes to the Clinical CenterNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019​Did you know that in recent years the Postal Service has changed the way First Class Mail is priced? The recently changed pricing structure reflects the different costs to the Postal Service for processing each category.
Differences in Pricing for First Class MailNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019DRS has come a long way since the 1950s and the future holds more programmatic changes to come. In this article, we walk through the decades of challenges faced and see where radiation safety is now.
The Growth and Modernization of Radiation Safety at NIHNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019NED badge validation requires DIS to establish the lawful authorized work until date and initial date of entry into the US for foreign nationals in the VP, both Non-FTE and FTE.
DIS Updates NED Validation ProceduresNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019Following these four simple steps at home — Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.
Food Safety Tips for Fall OutingsNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019The NIH Library offers tools to help you find full-text articles and plan your trainings in advance. The Library offers additional tools to help with your publication analyses, as well as, statistical aspects of your research project.
New NIH Library Resources and Services to Help You with Your ResearchNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019DPSAC anticipates that by the end of January it will have completed replacing the last of more than 5,000 PIV Card readers across NIH campuses.
Initiative to Replace PIV Card Readers Makes ProgressNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019The philosophy of community-oriented policing is not simply on response, but also on prevention; resolving community problems, solving challenges, together as partners.
Community PolicingNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019For supervisors, ORS and OHR subject matter experts will again lead three in-person workshops, "Work-Life@NIH: A Supervisor's Guide to Enhancing Workforce Well-being."
A Work-Life Resource Exists for Every NIH EmployeeNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019
11/14/2019DPSAC has begun deactivating the PIV badges of individuals who have not completed all or part of their required background investigation.
NIH Begins Deactivating Badges for Individuals Who Didn't Complete Background InvestigationsNovember 14, 2019Fall 2019

QPSO Releases New Biological Export Declaration Form

The NIH Quarantine Permit Service Office (QPSO) has released a new version of NIH form 2388 “Declaration for Exportation of Biological Materials.” Among other improvements, it now offers certificate-based signature fields and Clear, Print Form, Save, and Submit Form buttons. You may learn more about the biological export and import services offered by QPSO by visiting our webpage, contacting qpso@mail.nih.gov, or calling (301) 496-2960.
Escalation Procedures

At ORS, our goal is to find solutions to our customers’ needs. If you have an issue with ORS that remains unresolved, we have developed an escalation process to effectively elevate an issue through the chain of command until you find resolution.