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GW OVPR Proposal Preparation Boot Camp 

January 20, 2015, Time: 1:00 - 4:30, Location: TBD

Contact reshelp@gwu.edu for more information and to RSVP.

Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) Effective December 26, 2014

Reminder!  The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) goes into effect on December 26, 2014. Information regarding these revised regulations can be found on the Sponsored Projects website. Several guidance documents have been prepared and are also available on this website. This guidance includes a PI Guide, a guide to the cost principles of uniform guidance, and a proposal submission guide.  Contact your sponsored projects administrator with any questions.  Additional training sessions will be held beginning in January.

Eight GW policies have been updated and approved to reflect changes resulting from the implementation of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) regulations.  On December 26th, the following policies will be posted online and will conform to the updated regulations:

  1. Award Management and Closeout Policy
  2. Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects
  3. Cost Transfers on Sponsored Projects
  4. Direct Charging of Administrative Costs Associated with Sponsored Projects
  5. Effort Reporting Policy
  6. Identification and Treatment of Unallowable Costs on Sponsored Projects
  7. Managing Program Income Generated on Sponsored Projects
  8. Subrecipient Monitoring Policy
All policies are available on the GW Policy website.
NSF has released a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 15-1), effective December 26, 2014.  The PAPPG has been revised to implement 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The PAPPG also has been revised to incorporate other significant changes and clarifications unrelated to the Uniform Guidance implementation.  The Guide can be accessed online.

OVPR‘s partners in the GW Libraries and the Division of IT work closely with researchers on several aspects of their proposals and award management.  The GW Libraries offers pre-award/proposal assistance in the development of data management plans.  Additionally, the Division of IT is available to consult with researchers on post-award data security. Please feel free reach out to me or your Sponsored Projects Administration staff if you have any questions or would like additional information on any of these services.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

GW offers in-person and online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. The online training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). For NSF awards, this training meets the NSF requirement that all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers supported on a full or part-time basis on any NSF award receive RCR training. We also conduct in-person, interactive RCR presentations and an RCR Lecture Series that meets NIH requirements for RCR training. NSF PIs and those who are required to be trained are receiving email notices regarding this requirement. More information is available on the RCR webpage, or by contacting Robert Donnally at 202-994-9329 or rdonnall@gwu.edu.  Both the online and in-person interactive RCR training are also available to all university faculty, staff and students!

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