Office of Research Services

‚ÄčThe CU School of Dental Medicine Office of Research Services offers faculty research support services that include preparation and submission of grant and contract applications, budget preparation, post award financial oversight, advising researchers of funding program changes, regulatory guidelines, requirements, policies and more. 

Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Information and Guidance

March 2023

Drs. Trevor Williams and Hong Li were awarded a five-year grant of nearly $2.2 million from NIDCR entitled “In utero rescue of cleft lip and palate in a humanized mouse model”. Williams and Li have formed a collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Matsuda at National Jewish Hospital to explore the potential for treating pre-natal treatment to prevent common facial birth defects such as orofacial clefting.

Dr. Katherine Fantauzzo’s NIDCR funded project for over $2.35 million entitled “Srsf3-mediated alternative RNA splicing in craniofacial development” was recently awarded. The major goals of this project are to provide significant insight to mechanisms underlying gene expression regulation during mammalian craniofacial development and new therapeutic directions for the treatment of human craniofacial birth defects.


January 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $212,100.

New FORMS-H Package for are now required for grant applications beginning January 25, 2023. 

A key change in FORMS-H is the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management Sharing Policy. The new policy requires all grant submissions to outline how scientific data and any accompanying metadata will be managed and shared, taking into account any potential restrictions and limitations. Additionally, costs associated with the implementation of the revised Data Management Sharing Plans can now itemized in grant budgets. More details can be found at:


December 2022

Dr. Tamanna Tiwari received a one-year award from the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for $37,800. She will be collaborating with CDPHE’s Oral Health Unit in the evaluation of School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) in Colorado. The study seeks to identify best practices of SBHCs through the evaluation of common operations, successes and challenges SBHCs encounter during the implementation of oral health programs. The overall evaluation will help to better understand the needs for resources and assistance of Colorado’s oral health programs.


October 2022

Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMS): Effective January 25, 2023, NIH submissions will require a DMS.

  • Grant submissions will need to outline how scientific data and any accompanying metadata will be managed and shared, taking into account any potential restrictions and limitations.
  • Compliance with awardee’s plan as approved by the NIH ICO.

DMS applies to all research funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH that results in the generation of “scientific data.” Scientific data are defined as: “recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless whether the data are used to support scholarly applications.”


October 2022

Dr. Tamanna Tiwari received a $115,000 supplement award for her current National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research R03 grant entitled “Assessing completeness and accuracy of the EHRs harbored at BigMouth Dental Data Repository.” The additional funding will focus on exploring new methods and strategies to improve the usability of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data for the purpose of oral health  research, dental education and patient care.


October 2022

Dr. Katherine Chin will be collaborating with Dr. Vanessa Fabrizio in the School of Medicine, Pediatrics. The new award is funded by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center entitled “Reduction of bloodstream  infections from oral organisms in pediatric stem cell transplant: a randomized multicenter double-blind placebo-controlled study evaluating twice daily oral xylitol.” The study is being conducted at three institutions to evaluate the effectiveness of intraoral xylitol-wipe applications in reducing bloodstream infections among pediatric stem cell transplant patients.


May 2022

Ms. Abigail Mumme-Monheit was awarded a Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRF). The NSF GRF four-year award of $184,000 provides a yearly stipend, tuition, benefits and fees. The purpose of the program is to broaden the participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.