RJOS/Zimmer Biomet Clinical/Basic Science Research Grant
a. Complete all sections of the Grant Application.
a. Refer to the specific instruction for each essay question.
Collaborators and Consultants
a. Most scientific work requires collaboration among researchers. Determine the expertise needed for your research study.
b. Include letters of commitment in your application that clearly outline the roles of the collaborators. The grant application should contain a signed letter from each collaborator to the applicant listing the contributions he or she intends to make and his or her commitment to the work. These letters are often the primary assurance the reviewers have that this work will in fact be completed.
c. For consultants, letters should include rate/charge for consulting services.
Budget and Budget Justification
a. Enter budgets for the proposed budget period. Include justification for each expense and category in the Justification section.
b. Salaries and wages: Enter the name, percent of time on project and salary requested, as well as normal fringe benefits, i.e., pay for vacation, sick days, and holidays charged to the grant. Include details on what each person will do in the Justification section.
i. Funds may not be used to augment the salary or stipend of a resident.
c. Permanent equipment: Any major piece of equipment or apparatus costing more than $500 should be itemized and justifications made.
d. Consumable supplies: Glassware, chemicals, supplies and all expendable materials may be grouped in this category under appropriate subheadings.
e. No travel expenses, overhead or direct costs can be charged against this grant.
f. No indirect costs can be charges against this grant.
a. The Research Plan describes the proposed research, stating its significance and how it will be conducted. The Research Plan should be a maximum of six (6) pages including all figures and tables. A Research Plan usually includes:
i. Specific aims
ii. Background and significance
iv. Approach (including statistical analysis)
a. Bibliography and references: Include a bibliography of any references cited in the Research Plan. Each reference must include the names of all authors (in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication), the article and journal title, book title, volume number, page numbers, and year of publication.
b. Care and use of animals in research
i. Use of animals and number requested for project must be justified by institution. If applicable, provide IACUC statement from your institution’s animal care committee approving use of and number of animals requested for project.
ii. All animals used in research supported by RJOS/Zimmer Biomet grants must be acquired lawfully and be transported, cared for, treated and used in accordance with existing laws, regulations and guidelines. Decisions as to the kind and sources of animals that are most appropriate for particular studies must be made by scientists and institutions. RJOS policy requires that such decisions be subject to institutional and peer review for scientific merit and ethical concerns and that appropriate assurances be given that NIH principles governing the use of animals are followed.
c. Consortium/Contractual Agreements
i. Explain all arrangements to be made between the applicant organization and the consortium organization(s).
d. Inclusion of women, minorities and children in research
i. The reviewers will assess the adequacy of plans to include subjects from all genders, racial and ethnic groups and subgroups, and children, as appropriate for the scientific goals of the research. Plans for the recruitment and retention of subjects will also be evaluated.
e. Protection of human rights
i. Use of human subjects and sample size must be justified. If applicable, IRB statements from your institution’s human subjects committee must be provided. IRB approval is required for patient x-rays.
ii. Reviewers will assess the potential risk to human subjects in proposed research and evaluate what protections are in place to guard against any research-related risk.
f. Resources and Environment
i. Ensure that the resources and environment address all the requirements of the research plan.
ii. Ensure that resources and budget are consistent.
iii. Ensure that letters of collaboration are included.
i. Include biosketches for all investigators and collaborators.
Additional Documents/Forms Required
a. Prepare and include the following required Lists:
i. List of facilities available at the institution
ii. Biographical sketches including research funding over past 5 years and funding with potential overlap with this project.
iii. RJOS FDA Form
iv. RJOS IRB Statement (if applicable)
v. RJOS Financial Disclosure for all authors/investigators
Policy on Transfer of Grant
a. If the grant has not started at the first institution and the principle investigator moves to a new institution, the grant will be cancelled. The principle investigator can re-apply from the new institution for the following year’s funding.
b. If the principle investigator moves to a new institution, s/he must submit a letter detailing resources, personnel and curriculum vitae of investigator at the new institution. The Scientific Committee Chair shall review the request to determine whether the change in institution is approved and respond to the principle investigator.
a. Grantees are required to submit a final report to RJOS sixty (60) days after termination of the grant.
b. RJOS reserves the right to deny additional grants to any institution where the final reports have not been submitted within six (6) months.
c. Grant recipients will be asked to give a brief verbal report at the RJOS Annual Meeting following the year end of the grant proposal.
Budget Policies and Reports
a. A twelve month budget report with a summary of the completed research shall serve as the final report for this one-year grant. It should be submitted no later than sixty (60) days after the grant has terminated.
b. Separate accounts must be maintained for each grant. These accounts, with substantiating invoices and payrolls, must be available at all times to representatives of RJOS.
c. Grantee may terminate a grant prior to normal expiration date by notifying the RJOS office in writing and stating the reasons for termination. Unexpended funds must be returned to RJOS within sixty (60) days, together with a final report of expenditures. RJOS reserves the right to terminate grants at any time upon three months written notice.
a. RJOS and Zimmer Biomet encourage free publication of research findings by grantees, but require that the following acknowledgement be used as a footnote on the first page of the text, “Aided by a grant from the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Zimmer Biomet.”
b. Also, when a grantee presents a paper at a professional scientific meeting, the above credit line must be included.
c. RJOS should be sent reprints of all papers and publications resulting from work done under a grant, even those that appear after the grant has been terminated.
d. RJOS imposes no copyright or other restriction on publication(s) by grantee.
a. If any patents accrue from investigations supported by grants funded by RJOS, RJOS reserves the right to negotiate a proportionate interest in the resultant royalties.