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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.


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

Important Notice from EHS Concerning Biological Safety

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.

Funding Opportunities

Check out the OSP Funding Opportunity Page for new limited applications and the 10 most popular funding opportunities of the week from PIVOT.

OSP Updates

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

  • New Labor Verification System
  • Federal Grant Rule Changes
  • OSP Staffing Changes
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Data Management Plans
  • Paying Research Subjects
  • NIH
  • Sunshine Act
  • RPPR to be Required for All NIH Awards
  • RAPPORT Updates

click here to read the newsletter

New OMB Uniform Guidance

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 Announcement on Individual Development Plans

Revised Policy: Descriptions on the Use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Required in Annual Progress Reports beginning October 1, 2014

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

Display Problem on Our Home Page

There is a temporary problem with the display of our home page. Our site has recently been migrated to the new display format, and in some cases browsers do not immedidately incorporate the new format, making the site look as if it is under construction. A refresh of your browser page (the circular arrow in the address bar in Firefox, F5 in IE) should clear up the display problem. We apologize for any confusion.

Whistleblower Protection for Dartmouth Employees 

Access information here.

Criteria for Acceptance of Sponsored Activities Agreements with Disclosure Restrictions

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. 

New NIH Requirements for Progress Reports and Mandatory Compliance for Public Access 

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

Guidance for Researchers Concerning Data Security

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. 

Conflict of Interest Changes to Travel Disclosure Requirements for PHS-Funded Investigators

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

RAPPORT Grant Submissions

Be sure to monitor new helpful guidance and FAQ on the OSP Rapport website




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Last Updated: 10/24/14