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.
Spring 2022
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5/25/2022The Division of Occupational Health and Safety and Office of Research Facilities Portfolio Assessment Reporting Branch have collaborated to establish a new safety tool designed to track active research spaces within the NIH intramural program.
Novel Biosafety Tool
Novel Biosafety Tool Facilitates Safe Oversight of Biomedical Research at NIHMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022​Each year, the Division of International Services (DIS) welcomes hundreds of NIH administrators to their annual Immigration Conference.
20th Annual
20th Annual NIH Immigration Conference for Administrative StaffMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Over the past 4-5 years there has been a pair of Canada geese who decided that the roof over the Building 10 library is their special “home" to return to annually. They lay their eggs there and intend to raise their goslings on the over 10-foot-high roof.
Goose family
Seasonal Gosling Rescue at Building 10May 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022 The winner for the NIH Mission First Safety Always Award is Mr. Nathan Marchiano, section lead for Emergency Release drills, Clinical Center (CC).
NIH Mission First Safety Always Award 2021May 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Over 1200 staff recently received an email from Cathy Ribaudo, NIH Radiation Safety Officer, announcing the launch of the 2022 General Radiation Safety Refresher Training.  Yes, it's that time again.
DRS Refresher Training Launch
It’s Radiation Safety Refresher Training Time!May 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022In OIIT, Marquette manages the technicians that support ORF, ORS and the NIH Children's Inn staff with their computer and technology needs. He first learned about NIH in the early 2000's from a fellow colleague at the Washington National Opera.
Spring 2022 ORS Staff
I AM ORS Spring 2022May 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Many of you have or are returning to the workplace and might have questions regarding the quality of the drinking water in NIH buildings.
Your Role in NIH Water QualityMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022The DOHS, Biorisk Management Branch was happy to welcome two new staff members earlier this year. The branch is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance as it pertains to select agents and biological research conducted at the NIH.
Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Biorisk Management Branch Welcome New StaffMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022The NIH Library can help. The Library licenses iThenticate, a plagiarism detection software, to identify missed citations or paraphrased wording that is too similar to a published source.
iThenticate Ad for ORS N2U
iThenticate Plagiarism Checking Service Available at the NIH Library!May 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Save the Date: After a two-year hiatus, the 13th Annual Take a Hike Day will be held on  June 16. The fun begins in front of Building 1, starting with a warm-up at 11:45 am and a walk, roll and run around the NIH perimeter beginning promptly at 12:00 pm.
Take a Hike DayMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Childcare Center Enrollment – Contractors seeking enrollment for their preschool children ages 36-59 months and have a Maryland worksite are now eligible to join the NIH Childcare Waitlist.
The Child & Family Program UpdatesMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022If you are getting frustrated with receiving large amounts of unwanted advertising mail, there are two available option to eliminate them at no cost to those placing requests.
Opting Out of Unwanted Advertising MailMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022NIH's Division of Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC) has been going through a process of submitting and adjudicating reinvestigations for the NIH population occupying public trust positions at the Tier 2 (T2) and Tier 4 (T4) levels.
Certain Public Trust Positions Require Reinvestigation
Certain Public Trust Positions Require ReinvestigationMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Do you have a Clinical or Graduate Medical Education (GME) Fellow looking to complete their fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)?
Processing the Clinical and Graduate Medical Education FellowsMay 25, 2022Spring 2022
5/25/2022Metro's Platform Improvement Project is making platforms safer and more accessible for all customers. As part of this multi-year project, Metro identified platforms at 20 outdoor Metrorail stations to rehabilitate.
Free Shuttle Bus Service
WMATA Final Phase of the Platform Improvement ProjectMay 25, 2022Spring 2022

Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards
Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards

Metro is investing in new, faster and more reliable fare payment systems, including new faregates on rail and new fareboxes on Metrobus. As part of this transition, beginning March 1, 2022, SmarTrip® cards purchased before 2012 will no longer work and must be replaced.

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.