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  • E-Verify Compliance

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    An internet based system operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Employee information is entered into E-Verify where it is checked against federal databases to confirm identity and employment eligibility. 

    e-verify: this organization participates in EVerify

    New hires on covered contracts must be E-Verified within three (3) days. Existing employees on covered contracts must be E-Verified within thirty (30) days.

    Beginning in January 2015, the Sponsored Programs Office will assist U-M Human Resources to identify employees who, after being paid from a federal contract containing the E-Verify requirement for more than 120 days, have not been E-Verified. Finance-Sponsored Programs will work with the appropriate unit contact to determine whether the employee can be E-Verified, or if the unallowable salary and fringe benefit expenses should be removed from the federal project. 

    If you have questions or need to learn more about this process, visit E-Verify on the Human Resources website.

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  • Early Termination

    Early Termination / Close Out – In certain instances, a project may be terminated prior to the original expiration date. Possible reasons for early termination include: the PI has expended all of the awarded funding in compliance with the award terms and conditions, and has submitted all project deliverables; the PI is leaving U-M and the project will not be transferred or assigned a new PI; and the sponsor has requested an early termination. Award agreements typically include a clause for how an early termination situation will be handled, so individual awards should be reviewed for specific guidance. Generally, sponsor-initiated notices will be sent to ORSP, in which case ORSP will inform the PI and Sponsored Programs Office. This form should be used when the PI either wants to initiate an early termination or receives an early termination request from the sponsor. In the latter case, the sponsor's notice should be provided to ORSP. 
    Important: In the event of early termination, all required reports (e.g., financial, technical, property and patent), must still be provided to the sponsor. Departments should also be mindful of whether an early termination may negatively impact the sponsor's willingness or contractual requirement to make final payment on outstanding invoices.

  • EDGAR

    Education Department General Administration

  • Effort Certification

    Employees appointed directly to a sponsored project sign an annual certification that the distribution of effort on their appointment form is correct.

  • Environment, Health & Safety

    The EHS department promotes health, safety and environmental compliance within the U-M campus community.  At the U-M, protection of the environment and safety on the job is everyone’s responsibility.  EHS provides leadership at all levels of the university to maintain a healthy workplace. See http://ehs.umich.edu/

  • eRA Commons

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    Electronic Research Administration. NIH's online interface with applicants/grantees which supports the ability of institutions and PIs to access and share administrative information throughout the full life cycle of the grant, from submission through closeout.

    Reports handled in eRA

    • Internet Assisted Review (IAR): The ability for a PI as a reviewer to submit critiques and preliminary scores for applications being reviewed.
    • Financial Status Reports (FSR): The ability for financial report filing via the Commons by the University's Sponsored Programs Office. Financial reports are submitted automatically by Sponsored Programs.
    • Closeout reports: The ability to submit final closeout reports electronically for grants that have ended. NIH closeout reports and questions should be addressed to orsp-nih-rppr@umich.edu.
  • eResearch (eRPM, eRRM, eRAM)

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    U-M's web-based system for managing research-related activities. See: http://eresearch.umich.edu/

    • eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM)
      • ​Electronic routing, approval, and submission for proposals to external sponsors, including Grants.gov
      • Project management (project award notices and project change notices)
    • eResearch Regulatory Management (eRRM)
      • Review and approval process for Human Subjects Research Applications and IBC Recombinant DNA Registrations
    • eResearch Animal Management (eRAM)
      • ​Review and approval process for use of animals in research and education
    • eResearch Tips and Tricks A comprehensive listing of job aids and resources from eResearch for the eResearch Proposal Management System (eRPM).
  • Experts Database / Expertise Portal

    U-M along with other leading research universities in Michigan, along with Elsevier, developed a free online Expertise and Resource Portal, a searchable database  enabling companies in Michigan and around the globe to tap into the expertise of the universities’ faculty researchers, high-tech facilities and other academic resources responsible for $2 billion in annual research.
     
    Developed and maintained by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), a unique collaboration of six research universities and Michigan’s University Research Corridor, it was officially released In October 2013.
     
    The portal uses Elsevier’s SciVal® Experts technology to showcase Michigan’s leading research experts and facilities and was funded by a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The portal provides an easy way for companies to find experts who can help them develop new products or deal with technical challenges, for example, thereby facilitating essential knowledge transfer.  MCRN universities provide an incredible amount of university-to-business resources including: Michigan State University in East Lansing, the University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor and Dearborn and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan Technological University in Houghton and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo 
     
    Users can search a database of of 6,632 researchers and 103 core research facilities that have produced more than 290,000 publications and received nearly 30,000 research grants.  
     
    “By using this portal, companies can get assistance with advancing a new product or process, or in finding a solution to a particular challenge – all without having to guess at which researcher or facility is the best one to contact,” said Daryl Weinert, Associate Vice President at the University of Michigan Office of Research and Sponsored Projects in Ann Arbor. “We know companies need timely answers to remain competitive, and we can make sure they are connected to the right university resources quickly.” 
     
    In this rare collaboration, business engagement officers at all six universities work together to develop a strategy for connecting companies with appropriate and available university resources. The portal is part of an array of programs offered by MCRN and funded by the MEDC to help businesses connect with university resources in an effort to boost Michigan’s economy while strengthening the collaboration between academia and industry.

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  • Export Control Compliance Manual

  • Export Control Manual

  • Export Controls