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- A-Z Index and Glossary
A-Z Index and Glossary
SPIN: Sponsored Projects Information Network
SPIN: Sponsored Projects Information Network. An on-line search system for research opportunities. See Funding Databases.
A non-preferred abbreviation for Sponsored Programs
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.
Staff Fringe Benefits
Service Unit Billing
A formally designated project grant (P/G) that is subsidiary to a larger project within the University.
Subcontract / Subrecipient
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. A subrecipient may 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.
Helpful Tip: Don't confuse Subcontract/Subrecipient with a Subproject (formerly Subaccount). A Subcontract is not a Subproject.
- Cost / Price Analysis
- 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.
- Proposal Management Website: PI Sign SUBK (ITS eResearch Documentation)
- 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.
- Subrecipient Statement of Collaborative Intent / Letter of Commitment
- Working with Subrecipients / Subrecipient Forms / Letter of Commitment
System for Award Management (SAM)
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)).
T&A: Time and Attendance
Technology Control Plan
Tech Transfer was the name formerly used by Innovation Partnerships. It is a U-M entity that assists in transferring University inventions to the marketplace. See: http://www.innovationpartnerships.umich.edu.
- EPA Research Tools Policy Scroll to see PDF of EPA General Terms and Conditions Effective October 1, 2018.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) policy: Sharing Published Materials/Responsibilities of HHMI Authors
- NIH Research Tools Policy Federal Register notice on Principles and Guidelines for Recipients of NIH Research Grants and Contracts on Obtaining and Disseminating Biomedical Research Resources: Final Notice
- NSF Research Tools Policy Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results
- Research Tool/Biomaterial disclosure form Link to U-M Innovation Partnerships' online innovation disclosure form (https://innovationpartnerships.umich.edu/for-inventors/submit-your-innovation/). Click the Online Report Submission button to access the disclosure reporting system. Alternatively, a Word version of the Research Tool or Biomaterials Report can be downloaded and emailed to email@example.com(link sends e-mail). Contact U-M Innovation Partnerships at 734-763-0614.
Terms and Conditions
Legal terminology contained in a contract that controls various aspects of the performance of the University and the sponsor.
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- Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policies and Procedures (U-M Standard Practice Guide)
- Travel Mileage Reimbursement (Finance site)
- Travel office, University (Procurement)
- Note: No travel funding from UMOR or ORSP
U-Year (University Year) and Calendar/Fiscal Year Definitions
The University of Michigan uses the following definitions for the purpose of calculating the two-month limit on salary requested in the proposal budget for senior personnel:
- A calendar year is the 12 month period starting January 1 and ending December 31.
- A fiscal year is the 12 month period starting July 1 and ending June 30.
- A University Year (aka U-Year), per Sec. 5.01 of the University of Michigan's bylaws and as used in connection with appointments of members of the faculty and other personnel, contains any two terms in the calendar, as defined for the year in question.
Unrelated Business Income Tax. This is income from a trade or business, regularly carried on, that is not substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis of the organization's exemption.
University Committee on Use and Care of Animals (NOW USE IACUC)
University Intellectual Property
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine. ULAM provides animal housing facilities and veterinary care for animals on campus. They also educate students and faculty on the use and care of animals in education and research. See: https://animalcare.umich.edu/unit-laboratory-animal-medicine