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A-Z Index and Glossary
Michigan Research Library Network
During the project life-cycle, Awards can be changed for the following reasons:
- Incremental Funding
- Change to PI/Key Personnel
- No Cost Extension
- Budget Changes/Corrections
If ORSP determines that an Award Change Request should be a modification, ORSP will create an Award Modification. It will have its own ID (AWD000000-MOD000). The Award state will become Modification in Progress.
Tracking Award Modifications
In-progress and completed Modifications are listed on the Modifications tab in the Award Workspace. See the Modifications tab and Award Modification Workspace for more details.
Memorandum of Understanding
Michigan Chapter of Society of Research Administrators
MTDC (Modified Total Direct Costs)
Modified Total Direct Costs. The basis on which most U-M indirect costs are calculated (calculated as total costs minus equipment, tuition, patient care costs, and the portion of a sub-contract in excess of $25,000).
Materials Transfer Form
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Navigate: Fundamentals Course
The Navigate: Fundamentals course is provided for U-M research administrators with zero to about two years of working experience. It consists of eight full-day instructor-led sessions with capstone projects to demonstrate success. There is a cost to attend. Learn more about the Navigate: Fundamentals course, and review our Frequently Asked Questions.
No Cost Extension
National Council of University Research Administrators
National Institutes of Health. See: http://www.nih.gov/grants.
- U-M NIH Access Policy for Publications (ORSP Link) Information on the NIH Public Access Policy and the use of the My NCBI's My Bibliography for managing eRA Commons and for complying with the Policy.
- NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) Guides and Documentation Excellent support for eRA Commons resources including: Just-in-Time, ASSIST, IAR, RPPR, FCOI, FFR, iEdison (Invention Reporting).
- NIH FORMS-H Human Subject and Clinical Trials Information Worksheet
- Rock Talk Blog Gain a better understanding of NIH grants issues, and weigh in on current happenings that affect the extramural community with Rock Talk (link is external), the blog of Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, who directs the Office of Extramural Research.
- RPPRs at U-M
- Sponsor-Specific Resources
- A fillable PDF worksheet with an extraction of some of the questions in FORMS-E for the SF424 forms set. This worksheet is intended to help Research Administrators (RAs) collect the detailed data and scientific questions they will need from their principal investigators (PIs) to more readily complete FORMS-E in the eResearch Proposal Management System.
- Working with DoD
- Working with NIH
- 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.
- NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules HTML version of NIH Guidelines for rNDA/sNA research, April 2019.
NIH Public Access Policy
To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication.
- NIH My Bibliography My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates.
- NIH Public Access Policy
- NIH Public Access Policy Process Map 101 (U-M Library Research Guides) This downloadable PDF provides a visual step-by-step process map to simplify the compliance process.
- NIH PubMed Central PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
- Open Letter to Publishers from U0M Medical School (2009)
- U-M Library Research Guides on National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy (NIHPAP)
No Cost Extension (NCE)
A No Cost Extension (NCE) request typically to a funding institution, for additional time beyond the originally awarded grant end-date, to finish the scientific portion of a project. Requests for extensions are initiated by a Principal Investigator and are appropriate if additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to assure adequate completion of the original scope of work within the funds already made available. The fact that funds will remain at the expiration date is not in itself justification for an extension.
The term for NCE, which is not longer in use, was NCTX for No Cost Time Extension.
- NSF - Preparing an NCE or No-Cost Extension Request Grantee-Approved No Cost Extensions and NSF-approved No Cost Extensions are now in Research.gov.
Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties to share confidential material, knowledge, or information. ORSP negotiates NDAs for research activity involving U-M and are completed via an Unfunded Agreement (UFA) form in the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system.
National Science Foundation
Not Separately Priced. This is an acronym used in contracts for an item that is not separately priced (NSP), but the price is included in the unit price of another contract line item.
O&M: Operations and Maintenance Costs
Office of Contract Administration
Original Equipment Manufacturer. A term used often by the Procurement, especially in reference to service or upgrades of equipment.