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 legacy PDF application packages will be retired.  Applicants will now apply in the web-based 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

  • 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 to sign up.