Reminder from NIH to Work with OCGA When Sending Inquiries

The National Institutes of Health Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) has experienced an increase in inquiries from non-designated officials. In response, NOT-OD-21-151 was released to remind NIH research community members of best practices regarding submission of grants policy related inquiries. If a UCLA department is unable to resolve a question, they should contact the OCGA Officer or … Read More

NSF’s RCR course requirement for students and postdoctoral scholars

This is a reminder of a long-standing requirement that all students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral scholars supported by National Science Foundation must receive formal education in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Since the federal America COMPETES (America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science) Act went into effect in 2010, UCLA has met … Read More

OCGA Website Updated to Highlight Other and Current & Pending Support

As you are aware from recent ORA News items and Research Administration Forum (RAF) presentations and discussions, reporting and disclosure of Other Support or Current and Pending Support is an area of heightened concern for our federal funding agencies. Recognizing the importance of this topic and the need to keep our research community connected to the vast amount of information … Read More

Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

The National Science Foundation has released a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). This version will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. The full announcement from NSF is provided. Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Summer Quarter 2021

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu or through the EPASS System) five working days before they need … Read More

Pre-award and Post-award Disclosure Information in NSF Proposals

The National Science Foundation has published a helpful quick reference for Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support, which outlines disclosure requirements for personnel on NSF grants and proposals. We encourage you to review this information and refer to it often. The full announcement from NSF is provided below. Dear Colleagues: In an … Read More

OCGA Training Opportunity: What Constitutes a Complete Proposal Package?

As part of our ongoing Master Training curriculum, we are pleased to offer What Constitutes a Complete Proposal Package? Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:30 – 11:00 AM Virtual – Zoom Meeting* This session will address elements of a proposal needed to initiate a review. We will review and discuss minimum requirements for review and submission. This session is appropriate for … Read More

Updated OCGA Subaward and MCA Checklist Forms

As discussed at the Research Administration Forum on April 8th, the OCGA Subaward Checklist and MCA Checklist have been updated. Both, dated 4/15/21, are now available on the Outgoing Subaward Team’s Required Forms page at: https://ocga.research.ucla.edu/required-forms/. The previous versions of the Subaward Checklist, dated 12/1/2015, and MCA Checklist, dated 7/2015, will be accepted through June 30, 2021. Earlier versions of … Read More

Updates to NSF Research.gov System

The National Science Foundation announced important updates to Research.gov, effective yesterday.  The full announcement is provided below.  Please share this information with NSF investigators and administrators in your department. Dear Colleagues: Effective March 22, the National Science Foundation (NSF) enabled three new proposal types in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site. … Read More

Proposal Deadline Calendars – Spring Quarter 2021

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu) five working days before they need to be submitted electronically or … Read More