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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about the upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for details and how to register.

ECRT Basics Training

Date/Time:

Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Live webinar/systems demo via Zoom

Description:

This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about an upcoming training opportunity. *Please note, the session information and description have been updated*. Please see below for details and how to register.

NCURA Webinar: Navigating the Revisions to the UG (University-Wide) (*updated)

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Description

In this webinar we will discuss key changes reflected in the 2020 revision to the Uniform Guidance,...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about the upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for details and how to register.

Updates to the Procurement Policy - Sneak Peek

Get a preview of the revised Procurement Policy effective January 1, 2020. This session will provide an overview of updates to the Procurement Policy. 
Updates include:

  • An increase of the micro purchase and small purchase threshold
  • Debarment requirements...
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New Proposal Types in Research.gov

Yesterday, National Science Foundation (NSF) sent the following announcement about new proposal types available in Research.gov:

 

Dear Colleagues:

Effective today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) enabled three new proposal types in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Research.gov demo site. These are the Rapid Response Research (RAPID), EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and...

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Winter Recess: OSP Pre-Award Deadlines

Dear Colleagues,

The University and the Office for Sponsored Programs will be closing for Winter Recess on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 5:00pm and reopening on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 9:00am. Please review the information below related to the process and timelines for research administration related items in advance of and following the Winter Recess.

  • Proposals (Initial Requests and Competing Renewals) due to the sponsor during Winter Recess must be locked and routed by Friday, December 11, 2020, at 9:00am. If a proposal submission deadline falls during...
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Updates to the Procurement Policy - Sneak Peek

Get a preview of the revised Procurement Policy effective January 1, 2020. This session will provide an overview of updates to the Procurement Policy. 
Updates include:

  • An increase of the micro purchase and small purchase threshold
  • Debarment requirements when using federal or cost-share sponsored funds.
  • The revised version of Vendor Justification Form (VJF)
  • The work-flow in Buy to Pay as it relates to sponsored funding
  • Following an overview of the updates, we plan to reinforce this new information...
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Revision of the Research Terms and Conditions

Earlier this week, NSF and NIH provided the following update on the revised Research Terms and Conditions:

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated awarding agencies adopt recent revisions to 2 CFR §200; Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) effective November 12, 2020. The purpose of...

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