104 Research Administration Building

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

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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OGCA Coffee Chat RESCHEDULED for 5/1/12 - Cost Policies – CAS, OMB A‐21 (Nancy Stewart)

03/22/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Common Cost Policies applicable to our sponsored research will be presented including:

Administrative http://www.umass.edu/research/policy‐procedure/administrative‐costs

OGCA Coffee Chat - Querying the OGCA database Jordan on line, custom reports (Marcia Day/Wayne Gelineau)

03/13/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Has my proposal been submitted yet? Has anyone ever submitted to this sponsor? How many proposals/awards did my department submit last month? Tips and tricks for using JOL, our on‐line database query system to access information, run custom reports, etc. Bring your needs/suggestions for kinds of information requirements you may have!

OGCA Coffee Chat - Export Controls (Jennifer Donais)

03/08/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Increasingly greater attention is being paid by the federal government to what types of data, information, and equipment are being studied and developed at universities. National security concerns have fueled the government’s growing interest in enforcing export restriction and the use of foreign nationals on university research projects.

OGCA Coffee Chat - SBIR/STTR (Carol Sprague)

03/01/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will present an overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, discuss the differences between the two, and the proposal submission requirements for each. Specific documentation and procedures will be highlighted.

OGCA Coffee Chat - NIH National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Fellowships ‐ Spring (Jim Ayres)

02/28/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tips on preparing your application including guidance on “budget” preparation, and pointers on interpreting program announcement guidelines, will be provided. To get the most out of it, go to http://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm and print out the relevant fellowship announcement and guidelines.

OGCA Coffee Chat - Subcontractors, Consultants, and Collaborators (Theresa Girardi/John Fillio)

02/23/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Subcontractors, consultants, collaborators – who are they, and how are they different. Why is it important to know and how to identify them. When is it appropriate to budget them in your proposal. We will define each and help to distinguish the differences between these types of participants in University sponsored projects. In addition, you will learn how the government and the University expects you to budget for each, as well as the documentation required for inclusion in the proposal.

Coffee Chat - Conflict of Interest (Jennifer Donais)

02/16/2012, 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.

OGCA Coffee Chat - Why Certain FARS (Federal Acquisition Regulations) are unacceptable to UMass (Andrew Cote)

02/14/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session will discuss those common FARS that agencies pass down to the University that are not acceptable: which FARS, what they mean, what their implications for the University and the PI are, and why the University cannot accept them.

Coffee Chat - NSF: new policies effecting research proposals (Kimberley Broderick)

02/09/2012, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Updates on new NSF policies will be presented including proposal requirements, program
changes, guideline highlights, etc. .

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