Double Check: Will the NIH institute or center accept your proposal?

July 18, 2018

In recent years, some NIH institutes and centers have pulled out of participating in parent funding opportunity announcements in favor of running institute-specific opportunities. For example, over the course of the past year, the following institutes have withdrawn from the Parent R21 competition: NIMH , NICHD , NINDS , and...

Automated Award End-Date Notices to Begin in July

June 21, 2018

Beginning in July, Principal Investigators (PIs) and Department Research Administrators will receive a monthly notification that serves as a courtesy reminder for awards that are approaching their end date within 30, 60 or 90 days. These notices help trigger the process for PIs and departments to begin preparations to closeout...

Procedural Guidance for PI’s Departing CU Boulder

May 11, 2018

The Office of Contracts and Grants is excited to announce that a comprehensive procedural statement and associated tools and forms are now available when a current CU Boulder PI changes their relationship with the university – usually transferring to another institution. This documentation covers Roles & Responsibilities, Sponsored Projects, Property...

Changes to NSF Proposal Submission System effective April 30

April 27, 2018

Beginning on April 30, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will take a first step in transitioning proposal submission from FastLane to Research.gov. The initial rollout, effective April 30, will allow the option of submitting non-collaborative proposals through Research.gov. Additionally, NSF has introduced a streamlined account registration process through Research.gov. OCG...

New NSF Account Registration Process Effective March 26, 2018

March 22, 2018

Effective March 26, 2018, NSF is introducing a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that will provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities. This...

New Tags for Budget Attachments in infoED

March 5, 2018

Effective immediately info ED users will begin to see new tags on some budget related attachments. The purpose of these new naming conventions it to clearly differentiate between the internal estimation tool (used to help PIs and departments build a proposal budget) and the actual proposal budget of record submitted...

Run-time Version of FileMaker for Legacy Data

Jan. 9, 2018

On June 29, 2015, the Boulder campus transitioned from a FileMaker database server to the info ED eRA system. Not all records from the FileMaker database were converted to info ED, so the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has been maintaining the legacy data since the conversion. Monitoring the...

NIH Policy Changes for Human Subjects Research and Clinical Trials

Nov. 17, 2017

On January 25, 2018 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will implement new policies related to human subjects research and clinical trials. Researchers whose proposed work meets the expanded definition of “Clinical Trials” will be required to meet additional proposal and compliance requirements. The following provides information and resources for...

Updated version of the Proposal Submission Request (PSR) form

Oct. 24, 2017

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has recently updated the Proposal Submission Request (PSR) form. Please use the latest version of the PSR form (updated 10/05/2017) . OCG made several changes based upon feedback received. These changes include: Only the lead PI is now required to sign the form...

NEW requirements for NASA Grant No-Cost Extensions

Aug. 16, 2017

NASA has updated their process and requirements for No-Cost Extensions. There are two specific changes that are significantly different than in the past. All NASA No-Cost Extensions must attach the most recent progress report. All requests must be submitted within 30 days prior to the last day of the Period...

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