Tip of the Week

Friday, June 7, 2019

How are outgoing Subawards handled in MyFunding, and where have my subaccount Subawards gone?

Outgoing subaward agreement and amendment requests  continue to be required through Contraxx, and no major changes have been made in the overall...

Friday, May 3, 2019

What is an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)?

An Other Transaction Agreement/Authority (OTA) is a legal contract with the federal government that is not a grant, cooperative...

Friday, April 26, 2019

When should I include osp@pitt.edu as a recipient on emails?

osp@pitt.edu is an email address used by the Grants Management Services Team in the Office of Sponsored...

Friday, April 19, 2019

NIH Releases Guidance for FY19 Salary Cap

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released on April 17, 2019 the increase in salary cap for Executive Level II of the ...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Using MyFunding instead of OSPIntake@pitt.edu

With the rollout of Phase 2 of the PERIS...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Completing your COI Annual Disclosure by April 15

The deadline for the 2019 annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure filings is Monday, April 15, 2019.  Annual COI disclosures must be completed and current prior to the Office of Sponsored...

Friday, February 22, 2019

What is the Council on Governmental Relations?

What is the Council on Governmental Relations?

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Friday, February 8, 2019

What is a CRADA?

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Where can I find data on NIH funded projects and award information?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) makes award information publicly available through the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT). Awards can be searched using many different...

Friday, November 16, 2018

How do I know if I need prior approval from a sponsor?

Many sponsors require prior approval to complete certain actions on an award.  For example, a sponsor may require prior approval for significant re-budgeting, changing the PI, adding a new...

Friday, November 9, 2018

Does the Office of Sponsored Programs process non-research related proposals and awards too?

Yes, the Office of Sponsored Programs processes all sponsored programs, which include, but are not limited to research projects.  Some characteristics of a sponsored project include:

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Friday, October 19, 2018

What is the difference between a WARNING and an ERROR in my NIH submission?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

Friday, October 12, 2018

Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software in Federal Projects

Recently, Federal Contracts have been including a new FAR Clause 52.204-23 Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered...

Friday, October 5, 2018

What should I do if I need to have something signed in the Office of Sponsored Programs?

Many sponsors require endorsement letters or signature pages to be signed by the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR), who for the University of...