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A-Z Index and Glossary
RTC: Federal Wide Research Terms and Conditions
For the agencies that have adopted them, RTCs provide a common set of rules for implementing the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
These RTCs are maintained on the National Science Foundation (NSF) website:
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.
- Spill and Exposure Response Procedures Guide for reporting spills of or exposures to BSL1/BSL2 etiological agents or recombinant DNA (rDNA).
SAM (System for Award Management)
Formerly known as the CCR or Central Contractor Registry, the System for Award Management, or SAM, is the official U.S. Government system that consolidates Central Contractor Administration and other contractor databases. It is accessible to all. Click on Search Record using Cage Code #03399 or DUNS# 073133571 to access U-M information, expiration date, etc. Choose View Details and Reps & Certs to download the FARs or DFARS.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Single Administrative Point of Contact
SAW (Sponsored Awards on the Web)
Sponsored Awards on the Web. Web search for sponsored awards. Data is drawn from the eRPM data set (replaced PRISM).
Small Business Administration
- 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).
Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review
Faculty, researchers, and students do not have the authority to sign (or accept funds to enter into) external research agreements that commit university resources, including the use of space, personnel, equipment, and services.
As a U-M researcher, you can propose research activity with external sponsors / collaborators, but you do not have the authority to negotiate and approve the legal aspects of any research agreement on behalf of U-M.
Only specific individuals have been granted by the university the authority to sign on its behalf. Internal forms researchers 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, collaborative human subjects study. Common Rule agencies/funding sponsors (e.g., NIH) require an sIRB for domestic multi-site, collaborative studies.
- Collaborative Research: IRB-HSBS sIRB Process
- 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.
- IRB Authorization Request - U-M as a Relying IRB IRB-HSBS form to request establishing IRB authorization agreements for multi-site, collaborative projects where U-M will cede oversight to an external sIRB and be a relying institution for the project. Last updated 05/05/2020.
- IRBMED webpage: sIRB and Multi-site Research (MSR) Guidance
- Lead PI/Study Team Guidance and Checklist IRB-HSBS checklist of actions the U-M PI/study team needs to complete to establish and manage a multi-site, collaborative project where U-M will be the IRB-of-Record (sIRB). Last updated 04/02/2020.
- Relying on an External IRB - FAQs FAQs for U-M study teams ceding IRB review to an external IRB. Last updated: 04/23/2020.
- Reviewing IRB Instructions to Relying Sites IRB-HSBS guidance and template for relying sites and study teams engaged in a multi-site collaborative project where U-M is the single IRB-of-Record (sIRB). Last updated: 04/02/20.
- Single IRB Review Core - Features and Guidelines (MiCORES) Overview of the sIRB Core tabs and features, including MiCORES account set-up details. Last updated: 02/04/2021
- sIRB Communication Plan Template IRB-HSBS template, based on the SMART IRB model, to develop the communication plan required for multi-site projects with three or more engaged external sites. Last updated 04/23/2020.
- UMICH Single IRB Review Core (MiCORES login) Link to go to the sIRB Core upon authentication to MiCORES (UMICH login required)
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 Activity
Statement of Work
Sponsored Project Administration
Space - square footage
Space rate for certain private sponsors for full cost recovery and space survey.
U-M Standard Practice Guide
Sponsor Principal Investigator