Tip of the Week

Friday, October 29, 2021

Do I need an MTA or a Collaboration Agreement?

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has a chart to help clarify when a...

Friday, October 22, 2021

Do not wait to create an FP in MyFunding

Once you are aware of a potential proposal that needs to be processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), create a Funding...

Friday, October 15, 2021

Utilizing the Contraxx Address Book

Remembering to update the address book in the Contraxx Electronic Subaward Request Form for Pitt contacts (PI, Requestor, and Financial Contact) guarantees...

Friday, August 27, 2021

What are the OSP electronic systems?

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) uses different electronic systems to process research and sponsored project requests from faculty and staff.


Friday, August 20, 2021

Take Advantage of the iThenticate Plagiarism-Detection Software

iThenticate is a plagiarism-detection software, marketed by Turnitin that is designed to be used by researchers...

Friday, August 6, 2021

Performing Work without a Contract

Investigators who conduct research or perform services for sponsors and collaborators outside of a written agreement or contract may be at risk for not being reimbursed for their work. In addition...

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Importance of Confidential Disclosure Agreements during Project Development

In order to secure funding or other support for a research project, an investigator will often be asked by a sponsor/third party to provide information about the potential project. Under these...

Friday, July 23, 2021

OSP Brochure and Lifecycle

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has a brochure that summarizes the Office’s services and illustrates the sponsored...

Friday, July 16, 2021

Using Pivot to search for funding opportunities

The University of Pittsburgh subscribes to Pivot, a comprehensive database of funding opportunities. Pivot is accessible to the campus community through the...

Friday, June 11, 2021

Common Reasons for Proposal Delays

The following administrative issues may cause delays in proposal submission to a sponsor or result in negative funding decisions:

  • PI Certification Missing
  • Missing COI...
Friday, April 23, 2021

The Importance of Submitting Progress Reports and Final Reports on Time

By receiving and accepting an award for funding, investigators are committing to meet all of the associated requirements, including the submission of on-time progress reports and final reports....

Friday, April 9, 2021

Completing your COI Annual Disclosure by April 15

The deadline for the 2021 annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure filings is Thursday, April 15, 2021.  Annual COI disclosures must be completed and current prior to the Office of Sponsored...

Friday, February 26, 2021

When do I contact an OSP Specialist vs. the PERIS™ Team?

Contacting the correct person in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will ensure that questions related to MyFunding are handled quickly and efficiently.

For non-technical...

Friday, January 29, 2021

NIH Releases Guidance for FY21 Salary Cap

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released on January 29, 2021 the increase in salary cap for Executive Level II of the ...

Friday, January 15, 2021

Uniform Guidance Readiness Guide

On August...