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  • Roundtable Session - NSF Updates

    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    9:30 - 10:30 AM
    Plant Science Building, Room 404
    RSVP requested

    Join us at our next OSP Roundtable to review updates from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Learn More

  • Research Administration Certification Program (RACP)
    Winter 2019 Call for Applicants



    Module 1: Monday, January 7, 2019
    Module 2: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    Module 3: Monday, January 14, 2019
    Module 4: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Module 5: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Modules 1 - 4: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Module 5: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)

    Location: East Hill Office Building, 395 Pine Tree Road,Training Room 140

    Deadline for applications: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 5:00pm. Accepted applicants will have their registration confirmed by December 19, 2018.

    Conditions of acceptance: Attendance at all sessions is required. At this time, we are unable to provide remote connections to the course, necessitating in person attendance on the Ithaca campus. If you are interested in attending, we highly recommend that you tentatively block your schedule to ensure your availability, if selected.

    For more information about this program, please visit: RACP

  • Revision to the Pre-Proposal, White Paper, LOI guidelines for submission (10/18/2018) The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has revised the guidelines for submission and approval of pre-proposals, white papers, and letters of intent (LOI).
    For more information Click Here

  • Revision to the PI Eligibility Policy (10/17/2018) In an effort to streamline the process, the new policy removes the requirement for completion, review and Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) approval of Form 5. The Form 5 process has been replaced with a review process internal to each College’s research office to ensure that the eligibility requirements for certain positions have been, and will be, met for submission of proposals and for the duration of funded projects. These requirements include confirmation by the Department and/or College that sources of funding for the individual acting as PI will allow time to be spent on research proposal writing and submission, and that appropriate oversight is in place when individuals in non-academic titles serve as PIs. For more information Click Here

    To see the full Revised PI Eligibility Policy Click Here

  • Revised OSP process for Non-Financial Agreements (MTAs, NDAs, DUAs...) (07/19/2018) As we prepare to launch RASS (Research Administration Support System), OSP is engaging in a critical review of our processes and looking for opportunities to streamline and reduce administrative burden for faculty and staff. This review has led us to significantly revamp the routing and approval process for non-financial agreements - Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Data Use Agreements (DUAs) and other agreements that do not involve sponsored funding (MOUs, Teaming Agreements, Collaboration Agreements etc).

    Two important changes are detailed below:

    1. Effective immediately, OSP will no longer require Department Chair/Center Director signatures on the Non-Financial Agreement (NFA) form. (Read More)

    2. Effective immediately, OSP will no longer require a NFA form for Addgene MTAs or track Addgene MTAs in the Sponsored Portal. In addition, OSP will not perform a compliance review of Addgene MTAs. PIs will be solely responsible for ensuring that all protocols and permissions are in place prior to use of the material. (Read More)

    Link to NFA Page and Form

  • SF 424 Forms Version E

    Effective January 28, 2018 all proposals submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) must use federal Standard From (SF) 424 Application Package Form Version E (FORMS-E). As of this date, these four PHS agencies will no longer accept proposals submitted in the previous Standard Form (SF) iteration, FORMS-D. The most significant change to the Standard Forms package is in response to the updated definition of clinical trial to include behavioral studies and the new single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) policy. Learn more

  • Workspace

    Effective January 1, 2018 all applicants will need to use Workspace to submit proposals to many of our federal sponsors. Applicants will no longer be able to download an entire application package as a single PDF package for offline data entry and proposal submission. Instead researchers, research administrators, and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will need to use the online Workspace environment to access, complete, and submit proposals. To ensure a smooth transition into this new proposal submission environment, we encourage the Cornell research community to review available Workspace resources in advance of this change. Learn more

  • New Form 10 and Non-Financial Agreement (NFA) Routing Forms

    Fewer forms and more options for signing . . .

    The Office of Sponsored Programs has released a new, shorter version of the Form 10 (Proposal Routing and Approval Form) and a new NFA Form (Non-Financial Agreement Routing and Approval Form). Both forms ask only for the minimum information needed to handle proposals and non-financial agreements... read more

  • NIH Fiscal Policy For Grant Awards - FY 2016

    NIH recently provided guidance for their Fiscal Operations for FY 2016 implementing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), which was signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015. With the passage of the Act, NIH has $32.31 billion in budget authority which is an increase of $2 billion over FY 2015... read more

  • Uniform Guidance

    Effective December 26, 2014, new federal awards are subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200). Existing awards may also be subject to the new requirements as new increments are released. The Uniform Guidance combines and consolidates 8 existing Circulars, including A-21, A-110 and A-133.

    Cornell University has set up a University-wide Uniform Guidance Task Force to keep the Cornell research community informed about changes that will affect the work of PIs, researchers, administrators and others involved in sponsored projects. In addition, a webpage has been established to provide information and updates on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new material becomes available. For more information go to: Uniform Guidance.

  • Form 10 and related forms have been updated on the Form 10 page.
    New COI forms have been added to the main Forms page.
    New guidance documents have been added to the Policies and Procedures page, under "Ethics and Conflicts."

  • Past Announcements

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8:30 am - 5:00 pm

You can visit OSP by using the TCAT Route 82 bus