By Andy Howard, on behalf of the Office of Research Integrity on September 7, 2017
Under the new policy, as of October 1, 2017, NIH funded researchers will no longer have to request a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC), nor will they receive an actual certificate. The CoC will be issued automatically to NIH-funded grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and intramural research projects research funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collects or uses identifiable, sensitive information. Compliance with the requirements of the law will become a term and condition of award.
Recently, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has noticed that an increased focus on subrecipient monitoring has more agencies asking to see what type of risk assessment we perform on proposed subrecipients during the selection process.
Tips from Roberta Burke, Associate Director for Contracts, OSP
Scenario: You are highly interested in responding to a solicitation from the Department of Defense (DoD) seeking research proposals in your field of study. Per the solicitation, the award may be a Grant, Cooperative Agreement, or Contract. “What is the difference?” you ask. Well, there are significant differences of which you should be well aware.
Trudy M. Riley joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2017 as Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. She brings over two decades of service from the University of Delaware including a joint appointment as Associate Deputy Provost for Research Administration and the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. In this role, Trudy oversaw both pre- and post-award administration, directed the management of five university institutes, three core facilities, and the Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine.