OCGA 2021-22 Winter Holiday Closure

In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 17, 2021, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 3, 2022. To ensure timely review and processing of applications and other inquiries related to sponsored project activities, proposals with sponsor due dates between December 17, … Read More

Upcoming NSF eRA Forum

The National Science Foundation will be hosting a virtual eRA Forum on Tuesday, November 16 from 10:30 – Noon Pacific Time. We encourage you to take this opportunity to hear about the transition from FastLane to Research.gov and provide important feedback. The full announcement is provided below, and includes information about required registration. Dear Colleague: You are invited to participate … Read More

NIH Operating under a Continuing Resolution

NIH is currently operating under a continuing resolution. As a result, institutes may issue non-competing grant awards at a level that is below what was indicated in the most recent notice of grant award. All other legislative mandates for Fiscal Year 2021 for NIH, including salary cap and stipend levels, remain in effect during the continuing resolution. Please review and … Read More

Revised EPASS Form – 10/7/2021

The EPASS form has been updated to remove the following question: “If your department/unit has a single e-mail address for all proposal/award related correspondence, enter it here:” Effective immediately, you should use the version of the EPASS dated 9/28/2021 (attached). If you have saved previous versions of the EPASS on your local computer, please replace them with this version. Forms … Read More

NSF System Updates

Effective October 4, 2021, the National Science Foundation implemented a number of system updates to correspond with the current Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). The full announcement from NSF is provided below. Dear Colleagues: Effective October 4, 2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made a number of system updates for proposals submitted in Research.gov, FastLane, … Read More

NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

For a number years National Institutes of Health has held semi-annual Regional Conferences designed to help researchers, trainees, and administrators understand the NIH grant process. For many, the ability to attend these conferences has been limited by the costs associated with travel and registration. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference went virtual in 2020. The 2021 NIH Virtual … Read More

NIH: New Compliance Checks for Clinical Trial Registration and Reporting

Effective today, new compliance checks for clinical trial registration and results reporting will be performed in the Human Subjects System (HHS) in ASSIST. Details from NIH are provided below. Please share this information with NIH researchers and research administrators in your department/unit. eRA Enhancements: New Errors for Non-Compliance with Clinical Trial Registration and Reporting at Time of Award and in … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Fall 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

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