Federal travelers are required by 49 U.S.C. 40118, commonly referred to as the "Fly America Act," to use U.S. air carrier service for all air travel and cargo transportation services funded by the U.S. government. One exception to this requirement is transportation provided under a bilateral or multilateral air transport agreement, to which the U.S. government and the government of a foreign country are parties, and which the Department of Transportation has determined meets the requirements of the Fly America Act.
The U.S. government has entered into several air transport agreements that allow federal funded transportation services for travel and cargo movements to use foreign air carriers under certain circumstances.
There are currently four bilateral/multilateral “Open Skies Agreements” (U.S. Government Procured Transportation) in effect:
- U.S. Government and the European Union (EU) effective April 30, 2007
- U.S. - EU Amendment [pdf] effective June 24, 2010
- U.S. - EU Amendment effective June 21, 2011
- U.S. - Australia Open Skies Agreement [PDF - 4 MB] effective October 1, 2008
- U.S. - Switzerland Transport Agreement [PDF - 4 MB] effective October 1, 2008
- U. S. and Japan [pdf] effective October 1, 2011
Information on the four Open Skies Air Transportation Agreements (U.S. Government Procured Transportation) and other specific country agreements may be accessed via the Department of State's website.
The rights given to airlines concerning U.S Government procured transportation under the Open Skies Agreement do not apply to transportation obtained or funded by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department.
For more information on Fly America Act and Open Skies, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The behavioral components of U-M human subjects studies utlizing the routine fMRI procedures approved under U-M's master IRB protocol are reviewed by IRB-HSBS.
- fMRI Safety Screening Form (PDF) Form used to screen human research participants for eligibility to undergo routine functional magentic resonance imaging (fMRI) procedures. This form must be uploaded into IRB applications for studies utilizing routine fMRI procedures for the IRB-HSBS review of the behavioral component of the study.
- IRB Application Guidelines for Routine Functional MRI (fMRI) Studies (PDF) Outlines the information required in specific sections and questions within the IRB application for human research studies utilizing the U-M Routine fMRI master protocol.
- Routine fMRI Behavioral Component Informed Consent Template (Word) General template to create an informed consent document for studies using the Routine fMRI Master Protocol to be reviewed by IRB-HSBS. Last Updated: 03/29/2019
- Routine fMRI Master Protocol (PDF) IRBMED approved master protocol outlining the routine functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning procedures. This protocol must be uploaded into IRB applications for human subjects studies utilizing these routine fMRI procedures for the IRB-HSBS review of the behavioral component of the study.
- Routine fMRI Master Protocol - Child Assent (PDF) IRBMED approved informed consent document for a child assent to participate in a human research study utilizing the fMRI master protocol. Upload a copy of this assent document, as applicable, to the study-specific IRB application as a reference. Note: do not alter this consent document.
- Routine fMRI Master Protocol - Informed Consent (PDF) IRBMED approved informed consent document for the Routine Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain project (HUM00093760). For human research studies utilizing the fMRI master protocol, upload a copy of this consent document into the study-specific IRB application as a reference. Note: do not alter this consent document.
- Routine fMRI Master Protocol - Parental Permission Consent (PDF) IRBMED approved informed consent document for the parental permission for children to participate in a human research study utilizing the fMRI master protocol. Upload a copy of this consent document, as applicable, to the study-specific IRB application as a reference. Note: do not alter this consent document.
Funding Opportunity Announcement. This is typically for federal funding opportunities, that can often be selected in eRPM as a way to retrieve needed information for submissions.
Freedom of Information Act. As a public institution in the state of Michigan, the University of Michigan is subject to provisions of the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). See http://vpcomm.umich.edu/foia.html
- CRIIA Excerpt - MCL Section 390.1553
- FOIA, CRIIA (Confidential Research and Investment Information Act ) and U-M Sponsored Research
- Michigan Confidential Research and Investment Information Act (CRIIA) - Act 55 of 1994
- Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Act 442 of 1976 (MCL 15.231, et seq.) Full text of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Act 442 of 1976 (MCL 15.231, et seq.)
The performance of any significant scientific element or segment of a project outside of the United States, either by the grantee or by a researcher employed by a foreign organization, whether or not grant funds are expended. Also see International Engagement.
Full-Time Effort/Full Time Employee
It is the goal of the University of Michigan to recover the full costs of each individual sponsored project where permitted by the established policies of the funding agency. Full costs are defined as those costs that reasonably can be associated with and allocated to a particular project. They include costs that are generally treated as direct (costs that can be readily and specifically identified with a particular sponsored project relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy) and indirect (costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and, therefore, cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project).
Federal Wide Assurance
Fiscal Year (ex. FY2015 or FY15)