Tip of the Week

Friday, September 9, 2022

PERIS™ MyFunding “Email Specialist” Clarification

Departmental research administrators seeking to communicate with an Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) staff member should use the “...

Friday, September 2, 2022

Faculty Transfers and Non-Financial Agreements

Faculty who are transferring to another institution should consider materials or data they want to move to the new institution. Some materials and data require, in addition to internal permissions...

Friday, August 19, 2022

Federal Government Fiscal Year End Activity

Since the Federal Government’s fiscal year is October 1 through September 30, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) receives a high volume of urgent...

Friday, August 12, 2022

What is SciENcv?

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is an electronic system of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that...

Friday, July 29, 2022

What is the difference between a Pre-Award Office and a Post-Award Office?

Under the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is Pitt’s central pre-award office. OSP’s main...

Friday, July 1, 2022

Including Foreign Collaborations in NIH Progress Reports

Recently, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has been receiving more inquiries from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) related to foreign collaborations and Research Performance Progress...

Friday, May 13, 2022

What is a Material Transfer Agreement?

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are contractual documents used for the acquisition of various biological and research materials developed by nonprofit, government, and private industry. The...

Friday, May 6, 2022

How does the NIH define Senior/Key Personnel?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) define senior and key personnel to be:

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Completing your COI Annual Disclosure by April 15

The deadline for the 2022 annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure filings is Friday, April 15, 2022.  Annual COI disclosures must be completed and current prior to the Office...

Friday, April 1, 2022

Removing eRA Commons Delegates

Faculty with eRA Commons accounts may have delegated certain actions to administrators with Assistant (ASST) roles to aid with processing and routing items related to their National Institutes of...

Friday, March 25, 2022

Do I need a subaward or a services agreement?

To help determine if a subaward should be issued from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) or if a services agreement should be issued from...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Preventing Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism in Proposals

Federal funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), are paying close attention during the review of submitted materials (ex:...

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Which PAYMENT address should be provided to sponsors?

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) has recently noticed an increased frequency of checks being delivered to...

Friday, March 4, 2022

What is CoRA?

The University of Pittsburgh Committee of Research Administrators (CoRA) is a committee of certified research administrators. CoRA facilitates the recertification process for Pitt and UPMC...