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Office of Research Compliance Review (formerly called the Office of Human Research Compliance Review)
- SOP 101.0 Not-for-Cause/Routine Review Outlines the process and procedures that the Office of Research Compliance Review (ORCR) follows to conduct a routine, or "not-for-cause" review of a U-M human subjects research project.
- SOP 102.0 For Cause Directed Review Outlines the process and procedures that the Office of Research Compliance Review (ORCR) follows to conduct a for-cause, directed review of a U-M human subjects research project.
The electronic mail group formerly used to communicate to the research administration community. We now use a Newsletter instead. Sign up for Newsletters & Communications.
Other Sponsored Activity refers to programs or projects that involve the performance of work conducted under other than research or instruction. See also Class Codes and Definitions for Sponsored Awards. At U-M these could include:
Per U-M, State of Michigan, and federal research policies, investigators must disclose, at least annually, any outside interests related to their U-M job responsibilities and expertise. An "outside interest" is a personal, professional, commercial, or financial interest or activity with an entity external to the University of Michigan.
- M-Inform Disclosure Criteria Lists the disclosure criteria with examples (as seen in M-Inform) for an outside interest, activity, or relationship.
- M-Inform Disclosure Questions (Sample) [PDF] Use this resource to assist disclosers in your unit. DO NOT use to submit disclosure information.
- M-Inform Outside Interest Disclosure Decision Tree Use this visual diagram to walk through the considerations to determine whether to disclose an outside interest/activity in M-Inform. Last updated: 06/18/2018.
- Maintaining Department Information in M-Inform Instructions to assign M-Inform roles (e.g., unit reviewers of outside interests for the unit or an individual) and send M-Inform reminder emails to disclose to individuals.
- Non-UM Affiliate Financial Interests Disclosure Form Outside interest disclosure form for use ONLY by non-UM employees (i.e., non-UM affiliates) when required to disclose to U-M.
- Prepare/Update a Disclosure for Another in M-Inform M-Inform instructions for proxies (i.e., unit assistants) to data enter outside interest disclosures for another U-M discloser.
- Review an Outside Interest Disclosure in M-Inform M-Inform instructions to review and approve outside interest disclosures on behalf of the discloser's U-M unit.
- Reviewer Demonstration Video demonstration of the Unit Reviewer workspace, tabs, and functions (e.g., approve disclosure, return disclosure) in M-Inform (2:33)
- Submit an Outside Interest Disclosure in M-Inform Instructions to add new, edit existing, and remove outside interests from your M-Inform disclosure, including restoring previously inactive outside interests.
- Submit Information for a Research Initiated Certification Instructions for a discloser to answer a series of follow-up questions regarding an outside interest disclosure from a COI Office using M-Inform.
The former name of the Office of the Vice President for Research. The current name is the U-M Office of Research (UMOR). UMOR has primary responsibility for research policy, oversight of responsible conduct of research education and compliance, and oversight of administration and support of research activity by the faculty. See: http://research.umich.edu/umor/.
The project/grant number (P/G number) is one piece of a set of chartfields that allows U-M to identify your account. This number is used for all financial transactions. Organizations that desire to use U-M facilities or who expect to receive funds must use this.
Chartfield Requests - https://ssc.umich.edu/accounting-services/chartfield-requests/
See Modfications. Project Award Changes (PACs) is a legacy term. PACs were the modifications distributed in a legacy version of the eResearch Proposal Management System (eRPM) to identify any changes in terms and conditions, additional funding, time extensions, and other modifications (such as a no-cost time extension) after an award notice goes out. This document most closely relates to the Modification that is now requested using the Request Action/Modification.
The Project Award Change and the Modification should not be confused with the Post Award Change Request Process and Form (sometimes called a PACR).
Post-Award Change Request form. The form that is sent to the ORSP project representative explaining the project change needed.
Proposal Approval Form (PAF).
The PAF is a summary of information about the project that is used for internal review and approval and data management. It contains proposal information that must be routed via the U-M eResearch Proposal Management system and signed by university officials.
The PAF-R (Restriction) is now handled by the Agreement Acceptance Request (AAR) process.
A Project Award Notice (PAN) was the document name used for an award notice in a legacy process of managing awards. This term was used at the University of Michigan for many years, even back in the “paper” system that preceded the 2008 launch of the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system.
The PANs associated with legacy PAFs (those closed out before the August 20, 2018, Award Management launch) can be viewed under Manage Data > View All Award Notices on the PAF workspace in eRPM.
Learn more about how Awards work at the University of Michigan.
When a proposal is submitted to more than one sponsor with the understanding that funding would be accepted from only one sponsor.
The main project p/g to which sub-p/g's are subsidiary.
The Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship.
PEERRS is the University's online Program for Education & Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship.
U-M Principal Investigators: take applicable PEERRS courses to fulfill RCR and compliance-specific training requirements.
U-M Students & Postdocs: take applicable PEERRS courses upon direction of your school/college.
For information on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, visit: http://research-compliance.umich.edu/responsible-conduct-research-rcr-tr...
A small project that is generally funded through internal sources to help develop a project to the point where external funding can be obtained. See U-M Faculty Grants & Awards.
Payment Management System
For post-award changes the Post-Award Change Request Form is required. This form is to be used by Principal Investigators (PIs) and Project Teams to submit requests for changes to active, funded projects. Sometimes ORSP may have the authority to approve the requested change; other times, prior sponsor approval is necessary before ORSP can process the change. Therefore, this form must be submitted to ORSP early enough to allow time for administrative processing and, when applicable, early enough to secure the sponsor's approval in advance of the requested change.
In the research lifecycle there is a period after you have Routed and Submitted your proposal, and before it's been awarded, that you additional steps are needed. We refer to this as the Post-Submission / Pre-Award and associate it with Setup Project in the Project Lifecycle.