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.
It's that time again. The new PHS regulations went into effect four years ago. Per the regulations, researchers are required to take COI training every four years. The Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course is now 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 (https://www.citiprogram.org), 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.
Note: only add the Conflict of Interest Refresher-Course to your dashboard, please do not choose any of the other courses or modules offered on the "Select Curriculum" screen. Instead, answer "Yes, the Refresher Course" to "Question 4" and then hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen.
The Technology Transfer Office has released new policies on patents and acceptance of equity. These new policies, along with related documents (coming soon) can be found on the new Agreements Policies page.
The FY2015 A133 audit report is available on the OSP website at this link.
The Executive Level II salary was set at $183,300, increasing to $185,100 effective January 10, 2016. Read full announcement on how to implement.
From NIH Office of Extramural Research: To briefly recap, in October, NIH announced updates to the application instructions and review criteria for most research grants and individual mentored career development awards. These updates instruct applicants to address four key areas NIH deems important for enhancing rigor and transparency in research: 1) the scientific premise forming the basis of the proposed research; 2) rigorous experimental design for valid, robust, and unbiased results; 3) consideration of relevant biological variables; and 4) authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Read full article.
View on-line: NIH Training Module on Rigor and Transparency.
Authentication section: The authentication plan should be included as an additional attachment (not as part of the research strategy), and it should should state, in one page or less, how you will authenticate key resources, including the frequency, as needed for your proposed research. The resources that require authentication will vary depending on the reagent/resource and the experimental context in which it will be used. You do not need to provide authentication data itself in this one page attachment; reviewers will be asked to assess the adequacy of the plans you propose for authenticating key resources Read more
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2016 NOT-OD-16-047
The changes focus on the following areas:
New York Academy of Sciences article on this important funding opportunity. Click here.
The annual report provides data on awards and expenses including detailed breakdowns by Division, sponsor type and other categories. The report can be found on the OSP report/resource page.
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:
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.
Effective for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2015. See 3/31/2015 NIHGPS for prior budget periods. See NOT-OD-017 for a description and notable changes since the 3/31/2015 version. See also the Significant Changes document (PDF - 42 KB) which summarizes the significant changes in this revision of the NIH GPS.
FORMS-C application forms have been revised. These instructions must be used for application due dates on and between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016. An application guide for the new FORMS-D forms is expected in late March, which must be used for application due dates on or after May 25, 2016. The new forms will be patched to RAPPORT grants when made available by the vendor. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-029.html
A decision tree tool has been added along with other information. Please see the Export Control resource page.
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.
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
Last Updated: 5/23/16