104 Research Administration Building

OGCA Coffee Chat - E-Verify (Carol Sprague)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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