Sponsored Programs Administration

Throughout the life of your proposal and award, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) provides oversight and administrative support to investigators and departmental administrators.

UMB investigators were awarded $688 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2020. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.

What's New?

The new eRA Commons home screen (log-in screen) and landing screen (screen when first logged in) will be available on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. Once authenticated, you will be able to navigate to various eRA modules within Commons via the apps icon in the upper left corner. Clicking the icon will present a dropdown menu of the eRA modules. Buttons to get to Status, ASSIST, Personal Profile and Account Management (Admin) will be available on the landing screen itself. Sneak Peek

Kuali Research - New Look as of 12/1/2020. When you log into Kuali Research as usual, you will be greeted with the new Dashboard. Use the Dashboard instead of your Action List to identify proposals enroute for approval or in progress. To create a proposal, select "Common Tasks" from the Left Navigation menu, and then select Create Proposal (under the Proposal Development card). Common Tasks will also lead you to the usual search options for each module. Dashboard orientation and instructions

Subaward Requests. The Subrecipient Commitment Form is required when the Subaward Request is submitted, for all actions. Have the the current version of this form signed by the subrecipient and upload it to the Subaward Request.

Review our new Subaward Request FAQs

NIH: New online learning module on the Vertebrate Animals Section in grant applications

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research Now Available

Sponsored Programs Basics This video is intended for those new to sponsored programs and research administration. Share the link with your new hires!

COVID-19 resources related to sponsored projects:

Important to Know:

Kuali Research - Identifying COVID-19 Funding:  As we find and submit funding opportunities, along with receiving awards for COVID-19 research, the State is requiring us to report all COVID-19 funding requests and awards. In order to comply, we have created a new question within the custom data tab in Proposal Development. This question asks if the funding is for COVID-19. Respond yes or no. This question in KR is required.

REAPPRAISED checklist aims to help readers assess whether a paper has flaws that call its integrity into question. Nature article with checklist Nature 577, 167-169 (2020)

NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-075:  NIH is updating its Certificate of Confidentiality online system that is used to request an NIH-issued Certificate of Confidentiality for non-NIH funded research. If this applies to you, read the notice for details.

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-109: Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020
Related blog post:  Linking ORCID Identifiers to eRA Profiles to Streamline Application Processes and to Enhance Tracking of Career Outcomes

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-114 - Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components

NIH responds to:  "Where do I put the information I know you’d want, but didn’t ask for?"

Kuali Research instructions and resources

Distribution List Information: SPA and SPAC use email distribution lists to facilitate communications with department administration. To add or remove an email from your unit's distribution list, contact: Information Services for School of Medicine (help@som.umaryland.edu); Dean’s Offices for Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and part of Social Work; Colin Hunter in CITS for School of Law, part of School of Social Work, Central Administration users

Federal and Sponsor Notices and Information: More policy updates and links to listservs, blogs, and more