EHS and IBC have a strict protocol for immediatly reporting spills of and exposures to potentially hazardous biological materials. See Reporting Safety Incidents for details and procedures.
Sponsored Awards on the Web. Web search for sponsored awards. Data is drawn from the eRPM data set (replaced PRISM).
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
- Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress in 1982. It is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) was established in 1992. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
Several federal agencies participate in the SBIR/STTR programs and are required to set aside a percentage of their extramural budget so that domestic small businesses can engage in R&D that has a strong potential for technology commercialization.
A six-digit number in the U-M financial system related to a specific project/grant and used for certain financial transactions (e.g., payroll, procurement).
Only specific individuals have been granted by the university the authority to sign on its behalf.
Internal forms you may typically sign include:
- Proposal Approval Form (PAF)
- Human Resources (HR) documents
- Financial project reports
- Subcontract invoices
However, training, research, grants, and contracts may need to be signed by an authorized ORSP representative.
- U-M Business, Contracts, and Signature Authority
- U-M Standard Practice Guide (SPG) 601.24: Delegation of Authority to Bind the University to External Agreements on Business and Financial Matters
- U-M Procurement Website - Authority Delegations pursuant to SPG 601.24 (see pages 50-62)
- Proposal Approval Form Information
A Single IRB (sIRB) is the IRB-of-Record, selected on a study-by-study basis, which provides the ethical review for all sites participating in a multi-site study. Some sponsors (e.g., NIH) require sIRB for domestic multi-site studies. For details see: Single IRB-of-Record (IRB) Process.
- Commercial IRB Guidance Link to IRBMED's Central IRB Information (External IRBs) webpage. This webpage includes "Working With" guidance documents for each of the commercial IRBs with which U-M or Michigan Medicine has a master agreement.
- External sIRB Fee Schedule Depicts a sample budget worksheet outlining the fees for services that may be charged by an external (e.g., commercial) institutional review board (IRB) when that IRB is serving as the single IRB-of-record (sIRB) for a multi-site non-exempt human subjects project.
- IRBMED: Changes to the Common Rule Link to IRBMED's Seminar Series webpage containing two presentations explaining the changes to the 2018 Common Rule. The presentations differ in content based on information known as of the presentation date.
The Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) makes use of the federal-wide Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR process requires that progress report submissions begin 45 days prior to the budget start date.
Statement of Work
Sponsored Project Administration
SPIN: Sponsored Projects Information Network. An on-line search system for research opportunities. See Funding Databases.
Any externally funded research or other scholarly activity that has a defined scope of work or set of objectives which provides a basis for sponsor expectations. In accordance with Section 3.06 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents, ORSP or Contract Administration is the President's delegated representative to grant prior approval for submission of proposals which if accepted will lead to funding for a sponsored project. Learn more about what is a sponsored project.
Society of Research Administrators. An international group for providing education, professional development and information about research management.
A subrecipient (or subawardee) is arranged for with a subcontract (sometimes called SubK). A subcontract provides for funds to perform part of a project as a collaborator or co-Principal Investigator. Can be either a formally-designated project in which the direct sponsor receives funds from a prime sponsor or an arrangement in which the University provides funds for performing part of a project to another organization.
- Letter of Commitment to Establish a Subrecipient Agreement
- Letter of Commitment to Establish a Subrecipient Agreement (U-M as Subrecipient)
(Note: A Subcontract is NOT a Subproject (formerly Subaccount). Please see Subproject.)
- FDP Checklist to Determine Subrecipient or Contractor Involvement A useful resource from Federal Demonstration Partnership to help determine Subrecipient versus Contractor involvement. At U-M, knowing the difference impacts indirect costs and as well as whether your project is handled by the Office of Contract Administration or Procurement.
- Subawards, Hybrid Agreements and Purchase Orders
- Subrecipient Monitoring Guide and Roles & Responsibilities Appendix Refer to this for an overview of departmental and central administration roles and responsibilities during a subaward.
System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. Government system, accessible to all, that consolidates Central Contractor Administration and other contractor databases. See Frequently Requested Proposal Data. SAM was formerly known as the CCR or Central Contractor Registry.
(Please note that SAM is not related to the Award management functionality in U-M's eResearch Proposal Management System (eRPM)).