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Guidance to Faculty for Disclosing International Relationships and Activities to USC and Federal Agencies

The U.S. Government is increasingly concerned about inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. A primary focus resulting from this concern is ensuring federally funded researchers at U.S. institutions disclose their relationships and activities with foreign institutions and/or funding agencies, which could jeopardize an individual's eligibility to receive future funding. UofSC encourages international collaborations while reiterating the importance of our faculty and investigators being transparent about their involvement with foreign entities. The following information is provided to guide the research community on how to meet the obligations associated with reporting outside activities to federal agencies. The recent message from the funding agencies is clear: investigators and their universities must disclose completely all foreign activities to their federal funding sponsors.

Guidance for USC Faculty Participation in SBIR and STTR Business Development Programs

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide great opportunities for faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activity. These awards have some unique requirements that are important for faculty to follow as they prepare to submit applications.

SAM Launches New Federal Grant Proposal Submission System, Cayuse 424

The Office of Sponsored Awards Management is implementing a new submission system for federal sponsored award proposals. The new system, Cayuse 424, will streamline the process of submitting most proposals to Grants.gov.

Single Institutional Review Board Required for NIH-Funded Multi-Site Research

Some applications for non-exempt human subjects research with multiple sites submitted on or after January 25, 2018, must use a single Institutional Review Board.

NSF to Implement Account Management Changes

Effective Monday, March 26, the National Science Foundation will introduce a new, centralized and streamlined account registration process.

New Grants.gov Workspace Submission System to Launch January 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2018, Grants.gov Adobe forms application packages will be replaced with Grants.gov Workspace.

Changes to NIH Policies May Affect You

If your NIH application/proposal involves human subjects, it may be deemed a clinical trial. Beginning with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, clinical trials must be submitted to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or request for proposal (RFP) that explicitly states that it will accept clinical trials.

 

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