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.
In light of the recent lapses in biosafety practices involving federal laboratories, the National Security Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy sent a joint memo to all federal departments and agencies involved in life-sciences research urging them to take immediate and longer-term steps to address the underlying causes of the incidents and strengthening overall biosafety and biosecurity at federal facilities. The Dartmouth Environmental Health and Safety Office has issued guidance on their website. Please review the materials at this link.
Check out the OSP Funding Opportunity Page for new limited applications and the 10 most popular funding opportunities of the week from PIVOT.
Read the latest news from the Office of Sponsored Projects, July/August 2014 issue.
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On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in the Federal Register. This Uniform Guidance will take effect December 26, 2014, and will replace the administrative,
accounting, audit rules and principles in eight OMB circulars, including A-21 (Cost Principles), A-110 (Administrative Requirements), and A-133 (Audit Requirements). Each agency will be issuing its own implementing regulations for the Uniform Guidance.
NIH annual progress reports received on/after October 1, 2014 must include a section to describe how individual development plans (IDPs) are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. Click here for the NIH Guide Announcement
The Graduate Studies Office recommends that all PhD graduate students complete myIDP (Individual Development Plan). MyIDP is a free online tool to help science graduate students explore possibilities and set goals to pursue a career path that best fits their skills and interests. Click here for guidance from the Graduate Studies Office
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This document revises the Dartmouth policy and criteria for accepting clauses concerning publication restrictions in sponsored research agreements. In its role as an educational and research institution, Dartmouth seeks to contribute knowledge to the world. The results of its sponsored activities should, therefore, be accessible to the public and be disseminated on a non-discriminatory basis. The revised document explains the criteria for such language and replaces previous language described in the faculty handbook.
As described in recent OSP sessions, research performance progress reports for NIH non-competing applications (SNAP) and Fellowships must be submitted using the new on-line system, RPPR. The RPPR is available on the NIH Commons. Caution: the system will allow you to start an eSNAP using the old system. However, submission is not possible using the old system. If you start a non-competing in eSNAP, you will need to contact the NIH help desk and request that the report be deleted and you will need to start over in RPPR. Also, non-competing applications are currently being delayed by NIH if publications are not compliant with NIH public access rules and reporting in My NCBI; For additional information, please review OSP slides from presentation on the OSP Faculty resource page
The OSP website now includes information concerning how to address security requirements for certain proposals. The new page provides high level information concerning funding opportunity or award terms that might entail additional measures to protect data. Certain funding announcements may include complex terms or references to regulations such as Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), NIST 800-53, Investigators should review these terms carefully since there may be costs and time involved in implementing the needed compliance infrastructure.
Based on recently issued FAQs from NIH, Dartmouth College has revised its policy regarding Travel Disclosures required of PHS-funded investigators. Read more.
Link to Conflict of Interest Resource Page here.
Be sure to monitor new helpful guidance and FAQ on the OSP Rapport website
Last Updated: 9/2/14