As of March 26, 2018, NSF has made changes to the way accounts are created and managed. Users must now initiate the request for a new account through Research.gov. Users should request to be affiliated with one of the following organizations:
Our eCommerce and Data team has put together a presentation introducing you to our team with an overview of responsibilities and workflow. This OSP team supports our databases and reporting, application support, CIS and Oracle training, and much more.
December 31: DFARS/NIST 800-171 and New Mandatory Standards for Federal Research
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 aims to consolidate the Federal government’s procedures for handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), including CUI found in systems operated by federal contractors such as Georgia Tech. In the spirit of open government, these regulations aim to share government data with appropriate entities such as research universities, while keeping it out of the hands of prohibited audiences.
By Andy Howard, on behalf of the Office of Research Integrity on September 7, 2017
Under the new policy, as of October 1, 2017, NIH funded researchers will no longer have to request a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC), nor will they receive an actual certificate. The CoC will be issued automatically to NIH-funded grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and intramural research projects research funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collects or uses identifiable, sensitive information. Compliance with the requirements of the law will become a term and condition of award.
Recently, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has noticed that an increased focus on subrecipient monitoring has more agencies asking to see what type of risk assessment we perform on proposed subrecipients during the selection process.
When Georgia Tech answers a call for proposals to solve a public problem, such as a national security initiative, development of transportation or its infrastructure, medical research or an industry-specific challenge, certain direct costs associated with the project at hand are easily identified and assigned to a project budget submitted with the proposal. However, other expenses support the aggregate of research and development at Georgia Tech and therefore are not as easily tracked in the budget of a single project.
Tips from Roberta Burke, Associate Director for Contracts, OSP
Scenario: You are highly interested in responding to a solicitation from the Department of Defense (DoD) seeking research proposals in your field of study. Per the solicitation, the award may be a Grant, Cooperative Agreement, or Contract. “What is the difference?” you ask. Well, there are significant differences of which you should be well aware.