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- A-Z Index and Glossary
A-Z Index and Glossary
Call for Intent to Submit
The Call for Intent to Submit process relates to the many Limited Submission funding opportunities that exist. We communicate both the Calls for Intent to Submit and the Limited Submissions in a single communication.To be informed of the opportunities we have identified, you can sign up for our Research Blueprint newsletter, which is distributed twice-monthly. Interested parties declare their interest for a Call for Intent to Submit and/or submit competition materials for a Limited Submission competition. For a comprehensive list of currently open limited opportunities, visit the UMOR Limited Submissions Homepage. Questions: contact email@example.com.
'CAR' is an acronym for a Conflict of Interest (COI) Administrative Record that houses all the relevant COI information (e.g., final management plans, Financial COI reports due to sponsors, approved Regental Action Requests [RARs]) and indicates the status of the COI review and RAR approval, if applicable.
Career Award/Career Development Award (NIH/NSF)
An award that allows significant programmatic flexibility to a senior investigator with a successful history with the agency or a junior investigator with high research potential.
Cost Accounting Standards. Specific rules promulgated by the federal government to achieve consistent accounting practices for sponsored projects.
CCR (Central Contractor Registry)
Now known as SAM. See Frequently Requested Proposal Data.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Certificate of Confidentiality
A certificate of confidentiality (CoC) protects the privacy of human research subjects by prohibiting the forced disclosure of their individually identifiable, sensitive research information, records or data to anyone not associated with the research. For details, see the U-M HRPP Certificates of Confidentiality webpage.
- CoC Funding Quick Facts (PDF) One-page snapshot of key CoC information by funding/non-funding source. Last updated: 05/28/2021
- CoC Quick Facts for U-M Researchers This document provides U-M faculty and graduate students with quick facts about CoCs. Last Updated 05/19/2020
- HRPP Guidance: Protecting Participant Privacy and Maintaining Confidentiality of Data Outlines the privacy and confidentiality considerations and responsibilities for the investigator conducting research and the IRB in reviewing studies to protect participants of human subjects research, with links to resources. Last updated: 05/12/2020
- NIH Online CoC System User Guide Instructions and information to use the NIH online certificate of confidentiality system to request a CoC. (PDF)
- U-M HRPP CoC Application Instructions with Key Personnel Listing Template (Download) Provides instructions to prepare the CoC application package for U-M HRPP review prior to submission to the NIH; includes key U-M data required for the NIH online form and the Key Personnel Listing template. Last Updated: 06/02/2022
Certs & Reps
See also Representations & Certification.
Call for Applications
CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
Chief Financial Officer
Call for Proposals
Code of Federal Regulations
Chartfields are the building blocks of the University of Michigan's financial reporting structure. The following Chartfield elements are relevant to Sponsored Programs, and provide a common framework for internal and external financial reporting and analysis.
The account is the beginning of a Chartfield string.
A Fund Code is a value that identifies the source and intended purpose of funds and how they should be spent.
A Department is a value that identifies an academic or administrative unit.
Alpha Programs are designed to be used by units throughout the university, and numeric Programs are generally specific to an individual unit.
Class identifies the functional nature of an expense.
Project/Grant is a value used to identify a specific pool of money or activity over a finite period of time.
A Shortcode represents a string of Chartfield values.
Child Assent and Parental Permission
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
The class chartfield is used to denote the functional nature of an expense, which is essential for external and internal financial reporting. Codes should be used appropriately and consistently among like transactions. See this list prepared by Cost Reimbursement for the codes relevant to research and sponsored projects. Learn more about this topic and download class code definitions on the Finance website.
Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF)
The Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF) allows study agreement contract negotiations to proceed in parallel with budget negotiations and regulatory approval. The Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF) is typically required for all activity in 31200, Clinical Trial Site Activity and for investigator-initiated industry-sponsored clinical trials (in the Research class codes) when there is a draft agreement prior to a PAF routing.
See ITS Clinical Trial Routing Forms Quick Reference Card for the steps to enter a Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF) in eRPM.
Clinical Trials Activity
Clinical Trials is a type of "Other Sponsored Activity."
Clinical Trials fill a key role not only at the U-M Medical School, but with the entire University research enterprise. To streamline the initiation of clinical trials, the Michigan Medicine Office of Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) have developed a program where several steps in the trial contracting process have been clarified and made more efficient.
A major component of the program is a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) template that can be signed by the school without routing to ORSP for negotiations if the sponsor agrees to the terms. This NDA is intended to expedite the process for exchanging and protecting a sponsor's confidential information prior to entering into a sponsored clinical trial agreement. Often the parties are simply exploring the possibility of a clinical trial that may or may not result in the University and sponsor establishing an agreement. The goal is to provide a fair and balanced NDA that protects the sponsor's information and also meets the needs of the University as a public body.
Another important component of the program is the use of the Clinical Trial Routing Form (CTRF) which allows study teams to send draft agreements for the trial to ORSP for contract terms review prior to the routing of a PAF with final financial arrangements. Further information on the CTRF is available.
If you have further questions, contact a ORSP Clinical Trials Project Representative for information on Clinical Trial Agreements and Medical School Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Clinical Trials Studies
Clinical Studies health research at the University of Michigan: https://umclinicalstudies.org/
- ICMJE Clinical Trial Registration Policy
- ClinicalTrials.gov Support Materials The ClinicalTrials.gov site contains all the information you need to register a study, edit a registration record, and report results from policies to specific procedures to data element definitions, templates, and checklists.
- Final Rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission
- NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information
- A fillable PDF worksheet with an extraction of some of the questions in FORMS-E for the SF424 forms set. This worksheet is intended to help Research Administrators (RAs) collect the detailed data and scientific questions they will need from their principal investigators (PIs) to more readily complete FORMS-E in the eResearch Proposal Management System.