If you have a renewable NIH grant (types P, T, R, or U) with a current end date between 11/30/2018 and 2/28/2019, you will need to submit your competing renewal application for the Cycle I due date to ensure continuity of support. This cycle starts on 1/25/2019 and goes through 5/7/2019. This is for an earliest start date of 4/1/2020.
When submitting to OSP, please kindly consider deadlines to ensure the most comprehensive review.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is closely monitoring the budget situation in Washington, D.C.. Impacts to application submission, award processing, and other tasks that require federal sponsor interaction are being assessed. Our commitment to help campus navigate sponsored programs administration is unchanged. We will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely as possible.
Effective January 1, 2019, all schools, centers, IRIs and colleges should have their individual workflows implemented so that they are using eRouting to route proposals through appropriate internal approvers prior to it being received in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).
Time to celebrate! The following members of Georgia Tech's research administration community successfully completed their Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation in December 2018. Join us in acknowledging this achievement in demonstrating a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.
I am pleased to announce that Rebecca Caravati will serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs beginning January 7, 2019. Rebecca needs no introduction for many of you since she was a part of the Georgia Tech Research Institute for 23 years, most recently as Deputy Director of GTRI for Finance and Research Administration. Currently Rebecca is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the University of Georgia Foundation. Rebecca brings her experience with academic cost principles, FAR 31.2, F&A rate proposals and negot
By Kelly Winn, Office of Research Integrity Assurance on December 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have issued revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule). These changes take effect on January 21, 2019.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. October 2018). The NIHGPS makes available in a single document the policy requirements that serve as the terms and conditions of NIH grant awards. The October 2018 revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2018.
Does your research project involve controlled unclassified information (CUI)? Compliance requirements in accordance with DFARS/NIST 800-171 include training requirements. (See our previous article on "What is Controlled Unclassified Information?")
The U.S. National Archives website includes a section with CUI Training Tools, including links to training modules by topic, videos, powerpoints and more.
The final version of NSF’s award term and condition entitled, “Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault” was published on September 21, 2018, in the Federal Register. A link to this Federal Register notice, as well as other important information regarding this important topic (including Frequently Asked Questions regarding the term and condition), is available at: www.nsf.gov/harassment.