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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.


NIH Forms E Coming Soon

New NIH "FORMS-E" Grant Application Instructions Available for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018 Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-119

Watch the video from the recent Forms E OSP session.   Click on the link here.    View the slides here.

OSP Summary of Changes Here


NIH Single IRB of Record Requirement

NIH funded research: Applications submitted on or after January 25, 2018 for multi-site non-exempt research involving human subjects for new or competing renewals must describe the use of a single IRB.  Please review information on the website for the Committee for the Protection Human Subjects.

NIH News:  Certificates of Confidentiality Policy Changes

Under the new policy, as of October 1, 2017, NIH funded researchers will no longer have to request a CoC, nor will they receive an actual certificate. The CoC will be issued automatically to NIH funded grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and intramural research projects research funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collects or uses identifiable, sensitive information. Compliance with the requirements of the law will become a term and condition of award. All research that was commenced or ongoing on or after December 13, 2016 and is within the scope of this policy is issued a Certificate through this policy.  See Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-109

NIH Announces Changes for Projects that Involve Human Subjects

Changes to Clinical Trial Definition will impact all HS researchers

In an email from Mike Lauer to Grantee Community, Mike described important changes to applications and awards that involve human subjects:

If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, we want to call your attention to important changes that may affect how you:

    • select the right NIH funding opportunity announcement
    • write the research strategy and human subjects sections of your application
    • comply with appropriate policies and regulations

Review the notice and other training materials at this link.   OSP and CPHS will provide additional information soon.

NEW:  Further Refining Case Studies, January 4, 2018



Miss the PIVOT sessions held last month? PIVOT is a funding search engine/database that includes thousands of funding opportunities.  Explore PIVOT on your own or contact OSP for more information.   

NIH FORMS E Training Sessions

Faculty Info Sessions for NIH FORMS E Changes

  • Have you heard about the new NIH Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form?
  • Are you planning on submitting a NIH application?
  • Did you know that there are significant changes to the NIH application process as of January 25, 2018?
  • Do you know how the NIH changes will impact your applications?

Please join representatives from OSP and CPHS who will highlight the most important aspects of these major changes for faculty at the following sessions:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:45AM
Occom Commons, Goldstein

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 PM – 4:45PM
Auditorium B, DHMC

The presentation will cover the new NIH Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form by showing the additional required questions and how to select the correct FOA.

Previous Announcements

New F&A Agreement (Fringe Rates for FY18)

Download the new agreement here.

NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

NIH award recipients have a responsibility to submit  complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports as required by the  NIH Grants Policy Statement, a term and condition of all NIH grant awards.  Read more. Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-074

NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH: Updated Policies on Post-Submission Materials

The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have updated their policies for post-submission materials for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017. Post-submission materials are those submitted after submission of the grant application but prior to initial peer review. They are not intended to correct oversights or errors discovered after submission of the application, but rather allow applicants the opportunity to respond to unforeseen events. New: For grant applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017, citations of issued patents will be accepted as post-submission materials. For additional information on allowable and non-allowable post-submission materials see Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials NOT-OD-17-066.

Research Terms and Conditions Implementation

As announced on March 14th in the Federal Register, the revised Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) have been made available to research agencies for use with research and research-related awards. The RTCs address and implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200).  NSF, NIH and the Department of Energy released research terms and conditions in April including a prior approval matrix and agency specific terms.   The research terms and conditions for all agencies can be accessed on the NSF website at    Other federal agencies will be releasing similar guidance in the coming months.

Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

NOT-OD-17-057 The purpose of this Notice is to provide additional guidance  regarding the process recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training  grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) will need to follow in order to properly reflect  adjustments to appointment records for trainees when the training grant  received supplemental funding in response to NOT-OD-17-002.   This notice also alerts training grant awardees meeting the  criteria established in NOT-OD-17-002 that they must submit applications by  June 30th, 2017, in order to receive supplemental funding from NIH to  accommodate stipend level increase.

NIH: Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products

The NIH encourages investigators to use interim research  products, such as preprints, to speed the dissemination and enhance the rigor  of their work. This notice clarifies reporting instructions to allow  investigators to cite their interim research products and claim them as  products of NIH funding.  See Notice

What is F&A Really?

Due to recent concerns raised over Facilities and Administrative Costs, the Council on Government Relations (COGR) has prepared three documents to help explain and clarify what F&A costs are and how the system works.  It is critical that we are all aware of these issues and have the facts.

PI Transfer Checklist and Guidance 

Updated Subaward Issuance and Oversight Procedures

Conflict of Interest "Refresher" Course

Per NIH regulations, researchers are required to take COI training every four years.  The Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course is available on the CITI curriculum. If you do not have one already, you will need to create a CITI Program account. Once you have registered, please log in to your CITI Program account (, and click on "Dartmouth College Courses" and "Add a Course or Update your Learner Groups". On the "Select Curriculum" screen, scroll down to "Question 4", which will allow you to add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your "courses" dashboard. You may then return to the "Main Menu" page to start the course.

Export Control Resources  

A decision tree tool can be found along with other information.   Please see the Export Control resource page.

PIVOT:  A Funding Resource

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.

 New SPUD Templates


Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

Access information here.




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