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FY21 Fringe Benefit Rates Posted

The Fringe Benefit rates negotiated with the Office of Naval Research on behalf of all U.S. Federal Agencies and for use on grants, contracts and/or other agreements issued or awarded to the Georgia Institute of Technology / Georgia Tech Research Corporation have been posted for FY21. https://osp.gatech.edu/rates

OMB M-20-26: Keeping Campus Updated on Federal Sponsor Flexibilities

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget issued OMB M-20-26, giving federal sponsoring agencies the authority to “allow recipients to continue to charge salaries and benefits to active Federal awards consistent with the recipients' policy of paying salaries (under unexpected or extraordinary circumstances) from all funding sources, Federal and non-Federal.” 

Agency Guidance and Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19

The Office of Sponsored Programs is maintaining a webpage where you can find useful updates, agency guidance, and other resources related to COVID-19. This page can be found at http://osp.gatech.edu/coronavirus.

Important Alert Regarding Proposal Submission March 19-23, 2020

Dear colleagues:

There will be disruption in the ability for OSP and Industry Engagement to submit proposals later this week.  IRBWise and eCoI will also not be available.  Please submit proposals and protocols before midday on March 19, 2020.

Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities

The Office of International Initiatives has announced the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.

Prohibition for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR 42.204-25)

Effective August 13, 2019, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) was amended to include clause 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.  

Resources for Workday Transformation

Workday is going live on July 1, 2019, for Financial Management at Georgia Tech. We have assembled some resources that are available to support you during the transition. Your feedback is appreciated and your questions are valuable in building our FAQs.

Click here for resources and videos. 

 

Federal Government Shutdown Guidance

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.

Understanding Indirect Costs, F&A Rates

When Georgia Tech answers a call for proposals to solve a public problem, such as a national security initiative, development of transportation or its infrastructure, medical research or an industry-specific challenge, certain direct costs associated with the project at hand are easily identified and assigned to a project budget submitted with the proposal. However, other expenses support the aggregate of research and development at Georgia Tech and therefore are not as easily tracked in the budget of a single project.

Subaward FAQ:  IRB and IACUC Protocols

Question:
My collaborator will be working with human or animal subjects. What do we need to do?

Answer: 
You must submit an application to Georgia Tech’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

All research projects involving human or animal subjects require submission (full or shell submission based on the specific circumstances which vary case-by-case, project-by-project).

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