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Catalyst: Compliance

by SRA International on January 18, 2017

Updates Coming to FastLane on January 30 to Support PAPPG (NSF 17-1) Policy Changes and New and Enhanced Automated Compliance Checks. Effective January 30, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the following changes in FastLane to support the policy updates in the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) and to run new and enhanced automated compliance checks on proposals.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NSF

by SRA International on November 15, 2016

Basics of Research Administration in San Diego - January 18-20, 2017 - The Pendry Downtown San Diego.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Finding Funding, Post-award, Pre-award

by Silke Blohm on October 25, 2016

For years research has seen a large increase in international collaboration measured by international co-authorship, citation rates and joint patent applications. A whole sector has worked on establishing worldwide standards of best practice and mechanisms to exchange data, materials, results and not at last bright students, post-docs and academics all facilitated by us research managers around the planet.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Funding Opportunities, Partner Societies

by Carson Harrod on September 26, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that peer-reviewed publications from investigators who are funded by NIH grants be made publicly available within one year after publication. The NIH has developed mechanisms and provided tools to investigators to verify compliance with the policy. This is the first in a series of articles that will describe the policy and how investigators can maintain compliance.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NIH, Public Access Policy

by Jason Guilbeault on September 20, 2016

The long awaited 2016 Compliance Supplement was released at the beginning of August, 2016, allowing us to finally review and digest the new Part 6 – Internal Controls section. As many of you know, the Uniform Guidance has a large focus on internal controls, and the new Audit Requirement in Subpart F applies to fiscal years that started December 26, 2014 or later, so many of us are only recently seeing the effects of the internal controls standards on our Single Audits.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Uniform Guidance

by SRA International on September 8, 2016

As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane. Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes does not exceed one page prior to submission, rather than the current check of 4,600 characters.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NSF

by Angela Yost on August 26, 2016

Perhaps not surprisingly, advances in human research, much like any other aspect of science, has really boomed over the last decade. With more research involving human subjects comes more responsibility and more public scrutiny. Research using human subjects raises two major questions: (1) Is it necessary to perform the experiment using human subjects to answer the question(s) at hand?, and (2) Is the research important enough to validate the need for human research?... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Human Subjects

by Jason Guilbeault on August 25, 2016

2016 Compliance Supplement Released - Repost from Research Administration List on behalf of Jason Guilbeault... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Uniform Guidance

by SRA International on June 29, 2016

NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff. Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure proposals comply with requirements outlined in Chapter II.C.2. of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NSF

by Gregory Simpson on June 19, 2016

How an ideal proposal should be “written, submitted, and administrated” from the point of view of a department or school within a university can involve many integrated components. However, the importance of the day to day “street level bureaucrat” is paramount in reaching the “ideal”.... Read more

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