Sponsored Research News | July 2019
Federal Regulatory Updates
SciENcv Designated NSF-Approved Biosketch Format
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is encouraging the use of the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) to generate biographical sketches for NSF proposals.

Beginning with the next PAPPG (January 2020), NSF will only accept biographical sketches generated through an NSF-approved format such as SciENcv. A description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the 2020 PAPPG is issued.

Reporting 25% Carryover to NIH
For awards under SNAP, a justification is required if more than 25% of the current year's total approved budget (including prior-year carryover) will be carried over to the next year. Encumbrances (i.e. unliquidated obligations) should not be reported as unobligated balances. Address encumbrances in the justification (as NIH will question any difference from PMS due to encumbrances) and indicate plans for expenditure of carryover funds within the current budget year.

University Updates
OSP Deep Dive: Contracting Basics
The OSP Deep Dive Series are topic-specific seminars that delve into key areas of research administration and are taught by subject-matter experts. Dive into problematic contractual terms and conditions (e.g. publication, intellectual property, insurance, indemnification, governing law, and disputes) and gain a general understanding of the complexities of contract negotiation.
Mark Featherston
Assistant Director of Contracts & Agreements, OSP
Wednesday, July 24th @ 2:00
POB 2.402

Fall CRA Study Group
OSP facilitates weekly CRA study groups on main and Pickle campuses. The Fall testing period for the CRA certification exam is November 2-16, and the study group will commence the last week of July. Join us for an informational meeting:

Main campus (Tuesday 7/23 @ noon, POB 3.408)
Pickle campus (Thursday 7/25 @ noon, WPR 3.328)

Continuing Education
The Office of Sponsored Projects and other research support units offer educational opportunities on campus each month. Check the OSP Calendar for free on-campus training that is applicable to CRA re-certification. Below are training opportunities that were available last month as well as those coming up in the month ahead.
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Learn More
Find the latest Federal regulation and UT Austin policy and procedures related to sponsored research on the OSP News & Alerts page.

Reserve your seat for live-cast webinars and workshops on Research TRACKS (where your research-related continuing education credits are recorded).
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