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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 $667.4 million in research, service, and training awards in Fiscal Year 2018. SPA will work with you to submit competitive proposals, negotiate agreements, and navigate the world of sponsored programs administration.
Required Letter of Support from Chief Accountability Officer for NIH T-series (training grant) proposals - NIH NOT-OD-19-029, Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications, requires that training grant applications contain documentation of UMB's policies and procedures related to prevention of discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices. Combine all Letters of Support into a single PDF file and upload as an attachment.
NIH Data Book - answers frequently asked questions about NIH research funding, such as summary statistics on grants and contract awards, grant applications, organizations that NIH supports, trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce.
NIH considers restrictions to counter foreign influence in research - article in Nature, 12/13/2018
U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data - article in New York Times, 1/6/2019
Unfunded Agreements: Enter and route via Kuali Research any unfunded agreements (teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements, and others) that will be reviewed and signed by SPA. What agreements are routed to SPA?
Human Subjects Study Record Decision Tree - tool to help ascertain whether the Human Subjects Study Record form is needed for your proposal and if so, how much of the form must be completed.
Office 365 Security (OneDrive) - for security of sensitive data at UMB, use of Microsoft Office 365 is recommended.
Important to Know:
Want to get a politician to listen to science? Here’s some advice (Science, 2/17/19)
Help to shape policy with your science (Nature, 8/28/18)
Reminder: For any Grants.gov funding opportunity, if you get an error message on linking to the selected opportunity, system-to-system submission may not be available. Contact your SPA team to confirm. With SPA approval, the proposal may be prepared in Grants.gov Workspace or NIH ASSIST.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); 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
NOT-OD-18-107: NIH Enforcement of Closeout Policies. "The purpose of this Notice is to alert the NIH extramural community that NIH is strengthening enforcement of longstanding closeout requirements, outlined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement Section 8.6, Closeout..."
NOT-OD-18-011: Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research and related blog post, "Continuing Steps to Ensuring Credibility of NIH Research: Selecting Journals with Credible Practices"
NIH NOT-OD-17-105: Reminder: NIH Applications Must Be Complete and Compliant With NIH Policy and Application Instructions At Time Of Submission
NIH: Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests (NIH RePORTER)
NIH Guidance on citing interim research products in applications, proposals, and reports
SPA Resources: Links to information of interest to investigators and administrators
Federal and Sponsor Notices and Information: More policy updates and links to listservs, blogs, and more