October 23, 2017

Grant Connections - October 2017

Wednesday, October  25th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center
           

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • MU Information Technology – Hear from experts at MU DoIT regarding when and how your Investigators should engage MU Information Technology for their proposed research needs.  Join us to learn what to look for in research proposals that may require early collaboration with MU IT to ensure that your Investigators will have what they need when awards are received. 

Mark your calendars! Our final Meeting of the year is scheduled for the following date:
·         Wednesday, December 6, 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
Brenda Leuenberger, Senior Compliance Manager, OSPA
Cameron Purves, Compliance Manager, OSPA
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 information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

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.

July 19, 2017

New Subjects added to the Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG)



Two new subjects have been added to the Sponsored Programs Procedures Guide located on the OPSA webpage.

-Export Control (Identifying and Managing Restricted Research)

-Fly America Act



Please visit the webpage for information on these and many other subjects of interest. As always, if you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

June 29, 2017

Grant Connections | June 2017 Notes

Notes and the presentation from the June 28th meeting are attached. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on July 26th.


June 26, 2017

Grant Connections - June 2017


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda

  • Hot Topics 
  • Raghu Raghavan, Sustainability Manager for MU Campus Sustainability Office (website), will present on Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) and how sustainability research at MU impacts our STARS rating. We will discuss PeopleSoft tools that are used to track our progress in the areas that are included in STARS ratings.
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):
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 information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

June 21, 2017

Registration Now Open! August 2017 OSPA Certificate Series for Specialized Grants Training



Dear MU Grants Community,

I hope you enjoy the Summer Solstice today and the gift of a few extra minutes of daylight! After a bit of a break, the OSPA Certificate Series is back and courses for August are now open for registration! Continuing with our the Post-Award Track Training, the sessions below are now available. Additional courses will be announced and added as they become available.

View full details and register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/courses.


Now Open…

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.

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.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Updated Federal RePORTER Tool



In a recent NIH “Open Mike” Blog, the Federal RePORTER database was mentioned:

[The Federal RePORTER is an initiative of STAR METRICS® to create a searchable database of scientific awards from federal agencies and make this data available to the public.]


The database makes it very easy to drill down to award information by federal agency, by year, and by Institution. It can be displayed in a number of ways and allows you to export the information on funded federal projects into Excel for manipulation. It is suggested in the article that it can help you by presenting what type of research is being funded by the various agencies, as well as assist in identifying possible collaborators at MU or across the country. I’ve provided a screen shot example below of the data as presented by “topics” - one of the options available in the database:


Enjoy this easily interactive update to the Federal RePorter!

June 8, 2017

Grant Connections | May 2017 Notes

Notes from the May 24th meeting are attached. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on June 28th.


June 6, 2017

Grant Fact Sheet Updated | 2017 - 2018 Graduate Student Support (GSSP) Rates




MU Grants Community,


A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 06/05/2017, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version
here, noting an update made to the 2017-2018 Graduate Student Support Program Rates for 2017-2018.

May 22, 2017

Grant Connections - May 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon 
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center    

Agenda 
  • Hot Topics
  • Jamie Szabo will discuss Fiscal Year End processes. 
  • Jenna Sapp (Biological Engineering), Melina Richardson (Biochemistry), Todd Storm (Anesthesiology), and Cameron Purves (Orthopaedic Surgery) will be presenting the post award management tools they use for grant administration.
 Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 
Grant Connections Organizational Crew (send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):                               
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 information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.
 
 

Grant Connections | April 2017 Notes


Notes from the April 26th meeting are recorded below.  We look forward to seeing your at the May meeting
.

May 19, 2017

Grant Fact Sheet updated | Graduate Student Medical Insurance Subsidy 2017- 2018

MU Grants Community,

A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 05/19/2017, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version
here, noting the update made to the 2017-2018 Graduate Student Medical Insurance Subsidy for 2017-2018. Tuition rates are expected to be forthcoming soon and we will provide the information as soon as it becomes available.
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April 25, 2017

Grant Connections - April 2017

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

Agenda
Hot Topics

Invited Guest: Mark McIntosh – Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development. Dr. McIntosh will share his insight on budget planning guidance and processes released by UM System to each campus as they may relate to research administration and research programs here at Mizzou.

Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
Grant Connections Organizational Crew:
Send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group.  Please share this information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.


April 21, 2017

Grant Fact Sheet Update 04/20/2017

MU Grants Community,

A new version of the Grant Fact Sheet, dated 4/20/2017, is available on the OSPA website. Please access the current version here, noting the following changes:

Page 2: DHHS Rate Agreement Date



Page 3: Fringe Benefits Rates: Updated to include fiscal year (FY) 2018 federal and calculated fringe benefit rates and projected rates for FY2019-FY2022.


Note: The new rate agreement may not yet be uploaded on the UM System Controller's office webpage but will be soon.

April 11, 2017

Effective 04/24/17: New NSF Form for Identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations on Grant Applications

MU Grants Community,

Please see below information related to a new format for the Collaborators and Other Affiliations document included in your grant application forms in NSF Fastlane.

Dear Colleagues:
On April 24, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals.
The NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) requires PIs, co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on NSF proposals to individually upload Collaborators and Other Affiliations information as a Single Copy Document (see PAPPG Chapter II.C.1.e).
NSF uses this information during the merit review process to help manage reviewer selection. To expedite identification of potential reviewers, having a standard, searchable format for this information is essential. The new pilot will standardize Collaborators and Other Affiliations information across the Foundation and will ensure that the information is submitted in a searchable format. Results from the pilot will be assessed and will determine how to proceed with this section of the proposal in the future.
Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the submission of a spreadsheet template to identify collaborators and other affiliations. Please note that the spreadsheet template:
  • Has been developed to be fillable. However, the content and format requirements must not be altered by submitters.
  • Must be saved in .xlsx or .xls formats and directly uploaded into FastLane as a Collaborators and Other Affiliations Single Copy Document.
  • Will be converted by FastLane from an .xlsx or .xls file to a PDF file.
  • Has been tested in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and LibreOffice.
  • Will enable preservation of searchable text that otherwise would be lost. Must be uploaded in .xlsx or .xls formats only. Uploading a Collaborators and Other Affiliations Single Copy Document in any other format may delay the timely processing and review of your proposal.
  • Will be directly linked in FastLane. The template and associated instructions may also be accessed directly at: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp.
In addition to the merit review process benefits, the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template will reduce administrative burden and improve efficiencies by providing submitters with a compliant and reusable format to maintain this information for use in subsequent proposal submissions to NSF.
Please be advised that the new Collaborators and Other Affiliations pilot beginning on April 24 will only be for FastLane proposal submissions. Grants.gov proposal submissions will continue to follow the instructions in NSF Grants.gov Application Guide Chapter VI.2.4.
We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. For system-related questions, please contact FastLane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or fastlane@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.

Thank you,

NSF ERA Forum Team
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230


April 3, 2017

Grant Connections | March 2017 Notes

Notes from the March 22nd meeting are attached. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on April 26th.


March 23, 2017

Follow Up RE: New Format Effective for Advance and Pre-Award Account Grant Award Summary (GAS)

Dear All,

As a follow up to the earlier email reflecting the new format for your Pre-Award GAS please be aware that the budget item categories, although entered in PeopleSoft as $0.00 will not appear in detail on your grant award summary (see below). As mentioned earlier, you will still be able to post expenses without error.


March 20, 2017

IMPORTANT: Interim Guidance on NIH Salary Cap | New Format Effective for Advance and Pre-Award Account Grant Award Summary (GAS)

MU Grants Community,

Two Important notices picked up from the March 17, 2017 NIH Table of Contents (TOC)
  • NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution (NOT-OD-17-048) National Institutes of Health 
NIH, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to operate under the “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017,” (Public Law 114-254) signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016. In short, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent notice of award. When FY 2017 appropriations are enacted, upward adjustments may be considered by NIH.
  • Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (NOT-OD-17-049) National Institutes of Health 
NIH has released Interim Guidance on Salary Limitations (Salary Cap) in NOT-OD-17-049.

Grant Connections - March 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • FY16 Single Audit: Jeremy Cox will give a brief overview of our FY16 Single Audit (formerly A-133 Audit).
  • MyVita Demonstration: Kathy Felts, Associate Director for the Provost, and Jamie Szabo, OSPA, will do a demonstration of MyVita and discuss how it will be used in the colleges. We will share how grant data pulls from PeopleSoft Grants Module into MyVita.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grant Connections Organizational Crew(send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group):

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

February 24, 2017

OSPA Forms Update: Intellectual Property Waiver and Publication Restriction Waiver

MU Grants Community,

Two important forms have been updated on our OSPA Forms Page – The Intellectual Property Waiver and the Publication Restriction Waiver. Please begin using these updated versions when requesting a waiver.

The new waiver forms were created to streamline the IP and publication waiver process among all UM campuses. The requirement to notify all employees and students working on the project has extended from IP waivers to publication waivers in an effort to ensure everyone, especially any student who may be working on their thesis, is aware the restrictions are in place. There is space in Appendix A of both forms to list the project personnel so that OSPA may notify them a waiver exists; there is no need to obtain their signatures. In addition, we have eliminated one of the institutional signature lines on the publication waiver, further streamlining the process.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Minor changes and updates to forms occur from time to time. Obtaining forms from the OSPA Forms Page ensures you always have the most up-to-date materials related to grant activities.

February 20, 2017

Grant Connections - February 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • Invited Guest: Michele Kennett - Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Compliance and Research Integrity Officer in the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development. Michele will share information about the role of research administrators for research compliance and integrity for both pre- and post-award administrators.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 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
Please share this information with anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

February 6, 2017

Grant Connections | January 2017 Notes

Notes from the January Grant Connections meeting are included below for your reference. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd.

 

January 24, 2017

Grant Connections - January 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Agenda
  • Hot Topics
  • Updates from FDP
  • Panel Discussion: Pre to Post – how do you make this essential transfer occur in your department or division? A panel of grant administrators from across the campus will discuss this topic.
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Grant Connections Organizational Crew:
(send your suggestions for future topics and questions to this group)

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

January 19, 2017

Grants Training Reminder | eRA Commons downtime and ASSIST update planned | NIH Closed January 20 - Inauguration Day

MU Grants Community,
Please see below for important information and share as applicable.


Seats remain available for the first Certificate Series session of 2017! Join us for Fundamentals of Sponsored Programs tomorrow Wednesday, January 18, from 8:30 to 10:30am in Memorial Union. Register here: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017) Impact on NIH Grant Application Due Dates and Support
(NOT-OD-17-033) National Institutes of Health



eRA Enhancements: eRA Commons Upcoming Release and Scheduled Downtime for Wednesday, January 18
Friday, January 13, 2017

Scheduled Downtime for the January Release:
eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 18 and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Thursday, January 19, 2017. When the system is available again, you will see new features and functionality have been added to the system.

Highlights of ASSIST’s January Software Release