September 28, 2017

Grant Connections | September 2017 Notes

Attached are the meeting notes from the September meeting. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Please plan to join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m.  Our topic will be on “When should your Investigators engage MU Information Technology”.  Presenters will be attending from MU DoIT.




September 25, 2017

Grant Connections - September 2017


Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda

  • Hot Topics
  • Grants.gov Workspace --- Have you heard?  Grants.gov legacy PDF applications are retiring in December.  It’s time to learn how to prepare your proposal application in the new Grants.gov web-based submission solution called Workspace.   If you prepare or plan to prepare proposals to federal sponsors (e.g. U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor), please join us as we learn the steps necessary to prepare your next proposal in Grants.gov Workspace.  You will get instruction in registering, creating, completing, and submitting your proposal. 

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
·         Wednesday, October 25, 2017
·         Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):                                 
Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, CAFNR
Marty Carter, Senior Business Operations Associate, School of Medicine
Craig David, Director, OSPA
Shelly Hilton, Manager, Engineering Research Office
Sheryl Koenig, Grant Proposal Manager, Bond Life Sciences Center
Brenda Leuenberger, Senior Compliance Manager, OSPA
Cameron Purves, Business Support Specialist, Orthopedic Surgery
Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
Jamie Szabo, Associate Director, OSPA

We ask that meeting attendees refrain from using products that contain fragrance when attending these meetings. In particular, we ask that employees avoid using perfumes, scented hand and body lotions, scented hand soaps, cologne, and aftershave. Thank you in advance for your assistance in creating a scent-free environment for all employees.

Please forward this email on to anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

Processing of legal agreements related to sharing materials and confidential information with outside collaborators

To: All MU Research Faculty,

Effective Monday, September 25th, responsibility for oversight and processing of Confidentiality Disclosure/Nondisclosure Agreements (CDA, NDA), and incoming/outgoing Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) will occur at the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA). Foremost in this effort is the continued protection of investigator’s confidential information and the preservation of information being shared, as well as the protection and ownership of intellectual property. 

Please continue to send these documents with relevant and appropriate contact information directly to MU’s central processing inbox for these agreements at agmts@missouri.edu.   

If you have an in-process agreement currently pending, the Office of Technology Management & Industry Relations (OTMIR) will work with you to finalize those documents.   New agreements and inquiries following Monday’s effective date will be administered in the Office of Sponsored Programs.  


Chase Bunger, Senior Compliance Manager in OSPA will serve as your point of contact beginning on Monday.  He can be reached at bungerc@missouri.edu, or (573) 882-0275.

August 30, 2017

Grant Connections | August 2017 Notes


Below are the meeting notes from the August meeting. 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Please plan to join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m.  Our topic will be “Workspace Overview: On December 31st, 2017 the Grants.gov legacy PDF application packages will be retired.  Applicants will now apply in the web-based grants.gov Workspace. We will cover the basics of how to apply for grants using Workspace”.  

August 22, 2017

Grant Connections - August 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center
           

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • One Card --- Join us as Accounting Services and the Controller’s Office discuss the reconciliation process changes:  The University of Missouri System has been involved in the redesign of its Commercial Card, or One Card, program for the past year. As the final step in the project, the reconciliation process will be moved from the JPMorgan (JPM) PaymentNet product to the Travel & Expenses (T&E) module in PeopleSoft Finance at the university. Moving the process to T&E will meet objectives to utilize existing electronic workflow approvals and allow attachments to be scanned and linked to the transaction.

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
·         Wednesday, September 27, 2017
·         Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):                                 
Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, CAFNR
Marty Carter, Senior Business Operations Associate, School of Medicine
Craig David, Director, OSPA
Shelly Hilton, Manager, Engineering Research Office
Sheryl Koenig, Grant Proposal Manager, Bond Life Sciences Center
Brenda Leuenberger, Senior Compliance Manager, OSPA
Cameron Purves, Business Support Specialist, Orthopedic Surgery
Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
Jamie Szabo, Associate Director, OSPA

We ask that meeting attendees refrain from using products that contain fragrance when attending these meetings. In particular, we ask that employees avoid using perfumes, scented hand and body lotions, scented hand soaps, cologne, and aftershave. Thank you in advance for your assistance in creating a scent-free environment for all employees.


Please share this to anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

August 16, 2017

Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects

NIH has prepared and provided several announcements with regards to planned changes to application packages in their efforts to improve the stewardship of clinical trials, beginning with the information requested in grant application packages. Most notable is the updated standard due date “parent FOA’s”, and specific Forms E application packages. With regards to the upcoming Forms E changes, Annotated Forms, Additional information and an instructional video can be accessed here.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need assistance.


August 3, 2017

August Grant Connections | Time Change



MU Grants Community,


Our August Grant Connections meeting will be held on August 23rd from 2-3 p.m. in 172 Bond Life Sciences Center. Accounting Services and the Controller’s Office will present on the changes to the One Card reconciliation process (additional details below), and we can discuss the impact on grants. We’re sending two reminders about GC this month due to the change from our normal 11 a.m. timeslot.


We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd at 2 p.m.!

August 1, 2017

Grant Connections | July 27 Notes



MU Grants Community,


Attached are the notes and presentation materials from the July Grant Connections meeting. Mark your calendars with our upcoming meeting planned for August 23, 2017.


And … it’s not too late to join us tomorrow, August 2, as we learn about Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE) at 8:30am in Stotler Lounge I in the Memorial Union. Registration is needed, but as always there is no cost to attend.

Please visit https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/courses to sign up.



July 27, 2017

Registration Now Open! Certificate Series: Federal Contracts and Cost Sharing

Dear MU Grants Community,

Seats remain for the following courses:
View full details and register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/courses.

Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
Utilizing case studies, review EVR, PCE, and cost transfer examples and their application to sponsored projects. Discuss compliance requirements for each of these activities. Identify common issues and risks of noncompliance.

Subawards and Consulting Agreements
Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
Utilizing case studies, analyze the difference between subrecipients/subawards and vendors/consulting agreements as they pertain to sponsored projects. Discuss the subaward process throughout in the award cycle, from the documentation needed before a subrecipient can be named in a proposal submitted to a sponsor to closing out the subaward. Discuss the consulting agreement process throughout the award cycle, from issuing the consulting agreement to receipt of deliverables and payment.
                         
Total Solar Eclipse – Registration not Required…
Monday, August 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  - Totality at 1:12 PM
In between Subawards and Salary Cap something exciting is happening in Columbia.


Salary Cap, EVR, and Effort Tracking
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
Provide an overview of salary and effort issues above and beyond the general EVR, Cost Transfers, and PCEs session, discussing concepts such as the DHHS salary cap implications and monitoring, effort commitments, and tracking effort. Discuss roles and responsibilities of OSPA, DRA, and PI. Note: This advanced course is not required to complete the Post-Award Track and earn your certificate of completion.



And now Open for registration:

NEW: Federal Contracts
Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I
Differentiate between a grant and a federal contract. Associate varying compliance requirements with pre- and post-award processes. Define and examine Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and other requirements specific to federal contracts. Note: This is an Intermediate/Advanced-level course spanning both pre- and post-award.

NEW: Cost Sharing
Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge I

Define cost sharing and the different types, including mandatory, voluntary committed, and voluntary uncommitted. Understand compliance requirements related to cost sharing. Discuss third-party and unallowable cost share and the related impacts on facilities and administrative (F&A) cost recovery. Utilizing case studies, identify different types of cost sharing, discuss proper documentation and reporting, and examine issues of noncompliance.

July 24, 2017

Grant Connections - July 2017


Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics 
  • Dan Hodill (OSPA) will review with us the Fly America Act. 
  • Julia Rodriquez (Bond Life Sciences Center) will discuss “Using Guidelines for successful Proposals and Awards: Square Pegs for Square Holes”. This discussion will focus on the best uses for common elements of the funding opportunity announcements during the proposal preparation and award administration. 

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 


Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):

Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, CAFNR
Marty Carter, Senior Business Operations Associate, School of Medicine
Craig David, Director, OSPA
Sheryl Koenig, Grant Proposal Manager, Bond Life Sciences Center
Brenda Leuenberger, Senior Compliance Manager, OSPA
Cameron Purves, Business Support Specialist, Orthopedic Surgery
Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
Jamie Szabo, Associate Director, OSPA


We ask that meeting attendees refrain from using products that contain fragrance when attending these meetings. In particular, we ask that employees avoid using perfumes, scented hand and body lotions, scented hand soaps, cologne, and aftershave. Thank you in advance for your assistance in creating a scent-free environment for all employees.

Please share with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.