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 2021
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11/18/2021Do you need a passport photo?  What about an official portrait or a headshot for your organization's webpage?  Are you hosting an event and need photography support?
Photography Requests at NIH November 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021The contactless pickup service is for print/physical materials only. Requested items that are available online will still be delivered electronically. Turnaround time may exceed 5 business days.
Contactless Pickup Now Available at the NIH LibraryNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021What changes can you expect to see the next time you visit Masur Auditorium? Want to stay fit during the holiday season? Get these updates and more on staff amenities.
NIH Staff Amenities UpdateNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021The Office of Research Services (ORS) is comprised of a diverse portfolio of services that support the NIH mission. In this section - I AM ORS, we showcase the exceptional employees behind these vital programs.
I AM ORS Fall 2021November 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021If you're an Authorized User and you've ever been confused about the list of labs assigned to you on your monthly DRS report, this explanation should help.
Radation Safety Lab Numbering ExplainedNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021This year the U.S. Postal Service will institute a temporary price increase for their retail parcel products for the 2021 peak holiday season. Price increases went into effect on October 3, 2021 and will remain in place until December 26, 2021.
2021 USPS Holiday Season Price IncreaseNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021The past year and a half have been a time of great transition and uncertainty for all of us at the NIH, both personally and professionally.
Annual Training Inspires Employee Courage Renewal and Wellness November 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021Radiation Safety staff and stakeholders attending the exit briefing were pleased to hear the inspectors share phrases like "excellent and strong safety culture" and "robust safety discussions" and "pro-active and preventative culture of safety".
NRC Inspection Completed NIH Awaiting Final ReportNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021Did you know that the NIH Library has an extensive training program for NIH staff? Or, we provide remote access to bioinformatics and data science tools?
Learn How the NIH Library Can Help You in this Quick VideoNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021Effective November 15, 2021, the GSA FedRelay contract with Sprint expires, and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) program will begin to fund five of the seven services.
Federal Relay Transitions November 2021November 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021The smell of food on items such as wrappings, yogurt containers, beverage cans and napkins, becomes even stronger over time and attracts pests including mice, ants, flies and cockroaches to the workspace.
Trash Talking Important Reasons Not to Leave Food in Wastebaskets and Other Integrated Pest Management TipsNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021
11/18/2021The Division of the Fire Marshal wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable winter holiday season. To that end, we are disseminating the following information to help us all celebrate safely here at the NIH. Much of this is equally appropriate for your home.
Holiday Decorating GuidanceNovember 18, 2021Fall 2021


On April 27, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that the REAL ID full enforcement date will be extended by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. This extension is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the REAL ID Extension.