December 13, 2013

Responsible Conduct of Research update and more new Quick Links | OSPA SPPG

OSPA has significantly revised the Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Training section of the Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG). Please review the full text and take note of the following:

·          The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has added training in RCR to its Research Terms and Conditions. As with National Science Foundation (NSF) awards, OSPA will monitor compliance with the training requirement and contact PIs and project personnel as needed.
·          NSF and National Institutes of Health (NIH) RCR requirements are unchanged; however, revisions in the SPPG intend to clarify the distinctions among the three agency policies. Note in particular that each agency’s policy defines differently which project personnel must complete training.
·          The CITI RCR Training page is also newly revised.

A couple of other notes:

·          More Quick Links! Similar to the new ePSRS Security Changes and New Sponsor Request Form pages introduced recently (see below), please use a new-and-improved request process for the following as well: Request Grants Module Access, PI Eligibility Access, and Adding Budget Categories/Keywords to PeopleSoft. “New ChartField Request” and “eRA Commons Registration” will be added soon.
·          Oops! The revised Investigator Form was not made fillable with the latest revision. It is fixed now. Thank you for accessing the newest version so promptly, and apologies for the inconvenience.

December 3, 2013

OSPA Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide update | EVR, ePSRS, FCOI, and more!

For your referencing pleasure, the OSPA website is updated with a new release of the Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG). The attached document describes the revisions and additions for this release in detail.

We also want to take this opportunity to introduce a couple of new features in the Quick Links menu on the OSPA main page. The New Sponsor Request Form page and ePSRS Security Changes page streamline requests previously made to As before, OSPA will notify the requestor by email when the requested change is made. 

As a reminder, it is a good idea to refer back to the OSPA website each time you need a form or information—including the Grant Fact Sheet— to ensure you have the latest and greatest. As always, please contact OSPA with questions or suggestions.

November 18, 2013

Grant Connections - November 2013

Please join us Wednesday!

November 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 (Reading Room) of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Grant Connections is off to a fantastic start. Thank you to all who have contributed to the conversation so far. And to those who have not had a chance to come out yet, we hope this Wednesday is perfect timing for you to join in. As before, we will open the floor for you to share breaking news or ask burning questions. We also plan to focus on a few areas, listed below, to highlight shared resources and discuss how to best utilize them.  
·         Updates on various grants issues
·         Proposal Checklist updates
·         Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide
·         No Cost Time Extension form and process

Organizational Committee
Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
Brandi Clements, Grants & Contracts Administrator, College of Education
Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, College of Ag, Food, and Natural Resources
Amber Neely, Business Manager, Animal Science
Craig David, Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Jamie Szabo, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Jill Ferguson, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Sheryl Koenig, Senior Grant Writer, Bond Life Sciences Center

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