News & Updates
Please check out important bulletins on Contract and Grant protocols, policy updates, and general office procedures.
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New! - Data Management Tool: Effective January 1, 2011, NSF proposals must include a 2-page Data Management Plan (DMP). The plan should describe how the proposal will confirm to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. If proposals do not include a DMP, they will not be submitted. If you have questions about this new tool, please contact the UCLA Library at email@example.com. A DMPTool is available to researchers through UCLA Library at https://dmp.cdlib.org/. Check out the New Video Demo of the DMPTool here!: http://blogs.library.ucla.edu/sel/2012/02/02/new-video-demo-of-the-data-management-plan-tool-dmptool.
New! - NIH Salary Cap: Effective 12/23/11, the Executive Level II salary cap has been decreased to $179,700. Link to NIH notice: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-035.html.
Reminder! - Late Document and Award Submissions: Please be reminded that proposals and supporting internal documents are due to OCGA for review 5 working days before they need to be submitted electronically or mailed. OCGA still continues to receive "late" proposals and supporting documents which can result in serious ramifications when the proposal undergoes the review process.
Incomplete proposals risk the following:
- Delayed award set-up
- Insufficient time to for a meaningful OCGA review due to delay in obtaining at least the minimum documents
- Full compliance with sponsor regulations is not ensured if sponsor regulations are not provided
- Insufficient time to correct errors/validations that arise from sponsor systems
Dangers in late proposal submission include:
- Sponsor rejection of incomplete proposals
- Invalidation and system errors
- Underfunding due to budget errors
- Compliance issues that would cause UCLA to reject the award
- Delas in processing awards
Don't let this happen to you! NIH warns against potential dangers when submitting an application too close to the deadline. See NIH OER article on "Dangers in Delay" : http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2011/12/28/the-dangers-in-delay/.