Sponsored Research News | August 2019
Federal Regulatory Updates
Foreign Interests & Other Support
N IH has published a notice directing NIH-funded researchers to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest . Researchers disclose Other Support during Just-In-Time procedures and in RPPR submissions.

Other Support Includes:

  • Project work performed in the U.S. by a foreign researcher
  • Foreign resources/labs that are not used by the NIH project
  • Foreign funding for the PI's research at another U.S. institution

Stay tuned for more detailed guidance on this subject on the OSP website in coming days.

University Updates
New ERA Help Ticket Application
OSP is excited to provide a new on-line tool for submitting and tracking your ERA system related requests:

  • PI Status Exception Requests
  • Unit Code Requests
  • Systems Access
  • RMS Reports

Attend a demo of the tool on Friday, August 9th at 10:00 (POB 2.402). The tool will be available on the OSP website Monday, August 12th.

NCURA Virtual Workshop
Rules and Regulations: Where Does It Say We Have To Do That? Federal regulations drive our institutional policies, but to what extent are our policies/procedures required by federal regulation versus the institution? Are these choices a best practice of peer institutions, or simply institutional culture? Can you respond confidently when one of your researchers asks the question, “where does it say we have to do that?”

Main campus
(Wed 8/7, 12PM, POB Avaya Auditorium)

Pickle campus
(Wed 8/14, 9AM, WPR Barton Springs)

Background on Foreign Threats
On May 13th and 14th, 2019, Renee Gonzales, Associate VP for Research and Director of OSP, presented guidance and an overview regarding Federal government and sponsoring agency responses to foreign threats related to sponsored research and intellectual property.

If you missed that presentation, a recording is available on the OSP website.

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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