104 Research Administration Building

Coffee Chat - Conflict of Interest (Jennifer Donais)

Date/Time: 
03/27/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What is a conflict of interest, what are my responsibilities, and whom do I report a conflict to? Some conflicts are not as obvious as others and could take you by surprise. Join us for a discussion of different conflict of interest situations and how these can be avoided. Please bring your own experience and questions.

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OGCA Coffee Chat - Overview of Research Development Services (Loren Walker)

Date/Time: 
05/10/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will provide an overview of the Research Development Office and the services it provides including early stage proposal development, training through workshops and seminars, and funding sources and opportunities.

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OGCA Coffee Chat - E-Verify (Carol Sprague)

Date/Time: 
05/08/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What is E‐Verify and how will it affect my ability to appoint personnel using my grant? The Department of Homeland Security has now introduced another employment verification process to insure that we will not hire any illegal aliens on federal funds. The new clause will be included in some government contracts that are in excess of $100,000 and have duration of at least 120 days. Please come in and learn what this requirement involves and how it may affect the hiring process on these contracts.

OGCA Coffee Chat - GAMS – budget building, routing IPF’s Electronically (Leanne Every)

Date/Time: 
05/22/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will provide an overview of how the campus‐wide software system, GAMS, can assist you in building a proposal budget, create an IPF, and route the IPF electronically.

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OGCA Coffee Chat - NIH post award actions (Nancy Stewart)

Date/Time: 
04/24/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will cover an array of topics including: rebudgeting, PI transfer, sabbaticals, invention reports, progress reports, no cost extensions, subcontractors, and more. For most grants, NIH passes down “Expanded Authorities” that allow the University to maintain the paper trail required for audit on many post award actions. This coffee chat will provide specifics on post award actions: how do you initiate, who do you contact, etc. Post award actions that always require sponsor approval will be specified. Time will be provided for specific questions and discussions.

OGCA Coffee Chat - General Q and A session (Theresa Girardi/John Fillio)

Date/Time: 
04/19/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your questions on any topic proposal or award related. We will provide answers and guidance
to help assist you. Please email your questions in advance of the session to either presenter:
twg@research.umass.edu or  fillio@research.umass.edu

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OGCA Coffee Chat - Navigating the Research Website (Leanne Every/ Wayne Gelineau)

Date/Time: 
04/10/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You know the information is there, you just need to find it. Come in for an overview of the Research Area’s new website! Learn how to navigate it and where to find valuable information concerning all aspects of sponsored research from proposal development to post award assistance.

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OGCA Coffee Chat - Cost sharing‐ mandatory, voluntary, policies governing (Marcia Day)

Date/Time: 
04/03/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an informal discussion about cost sharing, including a review of definitions and University policies relating to cost share. Goals for the session include understanding the various types of cost sharing, which categories of cost are eligible and what approvals are required.

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OGCA Coffee Chat - Roles and Responsibilities: PI, Business Managers, OGCA, Development Office.. (Carol Sprague)

Date/Time: 
03/29/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We all play a part in the successful submission of proposals and administration of awards. This
session will identify the roles and responsibilities of the main parties involved with the goal of
managing proposals and awards more effectively and efficiently.

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