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Office of Sponsored Projects

Hinman Box 6210
11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3007
Fax: 603-646-3670

Welcome to OSP

The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research enterprise at Dartmouth by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.


NSF Requires Public Access Effective January 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF or Foundation) has developed a plan outlining a framework for activities to increase public access to scientific publications and digital scientific data resulting from research the foundation funds. The plan, entitled "Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries," is consistent with the objectives set forth in the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Feb. 22, 2013, memorandum, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research," and with long-standing policies encouraging data sharing and communication of research results.

As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF will require that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:

  • Be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF;
  • Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;
  • Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;
  • Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and
  • Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.

This NSF requirement will apply to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will be issued in  January 2016.  Please monitor the NSF webpage and notices from OSP.  Resources for securing the necessary rights from publishers are available on the Library website

Export Control Resources Updated

A decision tree tool has been added along with other information.   Please see the Export Control resource page.

PIVOT:  A Funding Resource

Have you tried using PIVOT, Dartmouth's funding opportunity search engine?  PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) is a searchable database of federal and private funding opportunities in all fields.  The Office of Sponsored Projects maintains a subscription for PIVOT for all Dartmouth faculty, staff and students. Click here to log in.  Watch a Youtube video to learn more about searches.

RAPPORT Full Grants

The Office of Sponsored Projects, in collaboration with our colleagues in Computing, deployed a new version of the grants module on March 16, 2015.   The "full grants" module of RAPPORT (Research Administration and PI Portal) represents the next phase of the project to implement a common system for IRB, Grants, and Conflict of Interest. The "full grants" phase is the final phase in moving from our legacy system, Coeus.    Read more

New On-line Process for Wage and Cost Transfers:

Effective March 30, 2015, all Wage Transfers, Cost Transfers and Simple Re-Class SPUD Journals will need to be electronically submitted using OnBase.  Please note that any Wage Transfers involving PTA Accounts will need to have attachments uploaded into the OnBase e-Form showing the payroll transactions being moved hit the account that is being credited.   Note that other requirements concerning approvals and justification (based upon the timing and dollar thresholds described in the OSP policy) are not changing.  Accordingly, Principal Investigators will receive email notifications to approve transfers that require their approval.  We recommend that the PI follow the links in the email to quickly approve the transfer.    Please refer to the OSP Cost Transfer Policy and the attached slides concerning the new process.

NIH Requires Use of New Biosketch Format May 25, 2015

Please review the guidance and references on the OSP resource page here.

New OSP Web Page on the Federal Uniform Guidance

Please monitor our site for important reference materials, training materials and Dartmouth implementation plans for the changes in federal grant policy.  Link to the Uniform Guidance

New Definition of Clinical Trial:  In October 2014, NIH revised its definition of “clinical trial” in order to make the distinction between clinical trials and clinical research studies clearer and to enhance the precision of the information NIH collects, tracks, and reports on clinical trials. The change is not intended to expand the scope of the category of clinical trials. No changes have been made to the NIH definition of a “Phase III clinical trial.”  The revised definition will replace the current clinical trial definition in relevant extramural and intramural NIH policies, guidance, and instructional materials. It will apply to competing grant applications that are submitted to NIH for the January 25, 2015, receipt date and subsequent receipt dates and to contract proposals that are submitted to NIH on or after January 25, 2015.   Please review the NIH website for further details at this link.

OSP Updates

Read the latest news from the Office of Sponsored Projects, July/August 2014 issue.

click here to read the newsletter

Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

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Last Updated: 11/4/15