New policy statements for Institutional Base Salary and Summer Salary Limits effective September 2018

Sept. 26, 2018

Effective September 1, 2018, CU Boulder adopted policy statements addressing Institutional Base Salary and Summer Salary Limits. Federal requirements, through the Uniform Guidance, require the University to clearly define what is included in Institutional Base Salary (IBS) and apply it consistently for all tenured and tenure-track faculty. IBS is used...

NIH and others place emphasis on compliance disclosures

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder is committed to protecting the intellectual property and work of our robust research community, and we closely monitor the guidance, directives and information coming from our federal sponsors. NIH recently issued a letter to grantees about the importance of ensuring all support and financial interests are properly disclosed...

Surge in research awards: urgent emails to OCG need to be titled "URGENT"

Aug. 14, 2018

July and early August have been exceptionally busy for incoming research awards. That trend is expected to continue as we move into the Federal fiscal year end (September 30). All sponsored awards must be processed, reviewed and negotiated through the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), before Sponsored Projects Accounting...

New procedures for managing awards to sponsor's level of budget detail

July 19, 2018

On September 4, the Office of Contracts and Grants and the Campus Controller's Office will be modifying procedures to align budget detail in our sponsored project award and financial management systems with the detail required by the sponsor and University. While the start date is September 4 th , sponsored...

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 For example, over the course of the past year, the following institutes have withdrawn from the Parent R21 competition: NIMH , NICHD , NINDS , and...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...

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