Tip of the Week

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

What should I include in my MyRA submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs for dbGaP requests? (Part 2 of 2)

The Office of Sponsored Programs reviews the following prior to approval:

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Friday, August 31, 2018

I need to access dbGaP data for my research. How do I request it? (Part 1 of 2)

Principal Investigators wishing to access data from the NCBI database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) must...

Monday, August 6, 2018

What should I do if I started to draft my federal Funding Proposal before the IP Assignment question changed in MyFunding?

Per the announcement on August 1, 2018 regarding changes to the IP Assignment requirements for federally sponsored research, the Office of Sponsored Programs has changed its related question in ...

Friday, July 27, 2018

What is the FDP FCOI Clearinghouse, and how do I use it?

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), of which Pitt is a member, allows institutions and other entities to document that they are in compliance with...

Friday, July 20, 2018

Should I submit my NIH supplement proposal through eRA Commons or MyFunding’s System-to-System feature?

National Institutes of Health (NIH) supplement proposals are required to be submitted via system-to-system within the PERIS...

Friday, June 29, 2018

What Are the Different Types of Office of Sponsored Programs Communications?

The Office of Sponsored Programs regularly sends communications to the university’s research community.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

New Financial Officer for the University

Effective June 18, 2018, please be advised to list the following information on sponsored programs documents requesting contact information for Pitt’s Financial/Fiscal Officer (ex: cover sheets,...

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Importance of Submitting Progress Reports and Final Reports on Time

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

I want to ship materials to an outside entity. Do I need an MTA?

Outgoing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are always required when sending out ...

Friday, May 18, 2018

What does the Office of Sponsored Programs mean by an internal proposal deadline for MyFunding?

At the present time, complete and final proposals, including the PI Certification, must be received by the Office of Sponsored Programs in ...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Who do I contact at the NIH for questions about my proposal or award?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourage regular communication with both administrative and scientific staff throughout the grant life cycle.  NIH staff roles include:

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Friday, April 13, 2018

What information should I include when emailing OSPintake@pitt.edu?

The Grants Management Team accepts internal forms and information electronically through ...

Friday, April 6, 2018

Completing your COI Annual Disclosure by April 16

The deadline for the 2018 annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure filings is Monday, April 16, 2018.  Annual COI disclosures must be completed and current prior to the Office of Sponsored...

Friday, March 23, 2018

How are future funding option periods handled in federal contracts?

Sometimes a federal contract will provide funding for a base period of performance and then provide estimates for future options. Options for federal contracts are typically at the discretion of...