The National Institutes of Health has published new guidance on disclosure of outside activities, related to the prevention of inapprorpate foreign inluence. This information, including useful tables, can be found at NIH's "Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation" webpage.
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
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.”
The National Science Foundation has issued an updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedure Guide (PAPPG), effective June 1, 2020. Please note the following (linked) notice from Jean Feldman, head of NSF's Policy Office. The notice includes an outline of significant changes as well as information on managing conflicts of interest and protecting research.
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.
So, you have controlled unclassified information (CUI) or are assessing your project for CUI compliance. We've put together some frequently asked questions to help our research community navigate this compliance initiative that centers on the protection of data.
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.
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.