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SPA Meetings

The Sponsored Programs Administrators (SPA) Meeting is held monthly during the academic year to provide information to department administrators.  Please send any suggestions or comments to SPA.training@uconn.edu.

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Next Meeting – June 15, 10:30 a.m.

Agenda – to be posted by June 14

 

SPA meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM.

  • June 15, 2022
  • July and August – off
  • September 21, 2022

 

Previous Meetings

  • May 18, 2022 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • SPA Announcement
      • Pre-Award Announcements and Reminders
      • Demystifying Other Support and Current & Pending:  Tools, Tips, and Tricks
      • SPS Projects in the Works
  • April 20, 2022 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Year-end reminders
      • Transition from Fastlane to Research.gov
      • Transition to UEI usage – all subaward commitment forms and grants.gov packages
      • NIH FAQ
      • DocuSign drop-in sessions – learn about the visibility session
      • Proposal Policy Implementation Update
      • USDA IDC Rate calculation – Pre-Award and Post-Award perspective
  • March 16, 2022 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Site Survey and Attain Software Demonstration
      • NSF Desk Review
      • Post-Award Policies update
      • Post-Award Reporting line changes
      • Updates to Department Assignments
      • Pre-Award intake and Dashboard Statuses
      • DocuSign
      • Sponsored Program Reporting
      • SPA Training – new Level One Basics class and website updates
  • February 16, 2022 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Pre-Award Updates
      • DHHS/NIH Update – Salary Cap
      • Addition of UEI to Subrecipient Commitment Form
      • Update on NIH ‘Other Support’ process
      • Clarification on 5-day proposal process
      • Overview of 50K program
      • Subaward Invoice Review
      • FileLocker
      • Mid Year Review
      • Leadership Updates
  • December 15, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • NIH Updates
      • Holiday Hours
      • Staffing Notices
  • November 17, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Training Update
      • Open Mike
      • Clinical Trials
      • NIH Updates
  • October 20, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Research Development Services
      • Greenphire Updates
      • Fall 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration Registration
      • Change to NIDCD Admin Reduction Guidance for Modular R01 Awards
      • New Hires to SPS
      • Pre-Award Updates
      • Proposal Dashboard Addition
      • IPR Language Update
      • Black Friday Update
  • September 15, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Fall 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration Registration
      • Unique Entity Identifier for Federal Sponsors
      • NIH Updated Policy for Family Leave and Unpaid Leave for Extramural Loan Repayment Program
      • NSF Website Enhancements
      • Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post Submission Material Policy During COVID-19
      • NSF Pre-Award and Post Award Disclosures Related to the Bio-Sketch
      • Scope of Work Change
  • June 16, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Staff Introductions
      • Fringe Benefits
      • NSF Publications Repository Changes
      • New NIH Inbox for Biographical Sketch and Other Support Questions
      • Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement
      • eRA Commons Expanding Requirements for IDs
      • What’s an Application Packet and When is it Needed
      • Proposal Submission 9:00 am Due Date
  • May 19, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Effort Reports are available (no slide, just a reminder)
      • Introduction – Rashonda Harris, Director of Post Award
      • Year End Reminders
      • Proposal Submission Policy Timeline and Reminders
      • Fringe Benefit Rates
      • NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support
      • Training Reminders
  • April 21, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Joni Gould Retirement
      • C onsultants & Contractors on Sponsored Awards – Kathleen Kearney
      • Salary Cap
      • American Heart Association Carryover and No Cost Extension Updates and Reminders
      • Publications and Printing Costs on Sponsored Awards
      • IPR Routing Tips
      • eRA Commons Phasing Out Internet Explorer
      • Redesigned RePORT Tool
      • eRA Commons Login Tip
      • NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support

 

  • March 17, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Proposal Development Services Overview
      • IPR Form Overview
      • NIH Update
      • SPS Metrics YTD Comparison-Proposals/Awards
      • Proposal Deadline Implementation

 

  • February 17, 2021 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • New Initiatives with Trish Casey
      • Cost Transfers
      • NRSA
      • Salary Cap
      • Summer 2021 Effort
      • Pcard Transactions
      • SPS Personnel Update
      • Preaward Update/Presidential Group

 

  • December 16, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Foreign Influence-Wesley Byerly
      • Current and Pending – Other Support
      • General Ledger Transfers
      • HRSA/PMS
      • January Federal Costing Principles Training
      • SPA Meeting Calendar Request
      • ERA Commons Update

 

  • November 18, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Procard Presentation
      • Greenphire
      • UConn Sponsored Program Metrics
      • Effort Reporting Covid-19 Related Certification Statement
      • OVPR Proposal Submission Faculty Survey Results
      • Proposal Submission Update

 

  • October 21, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • F&A on Projects of $50K or Less
      • Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications
      • Cost Sharing Reminders and Clarifications
      • NIH Virtual Seminar
      • Expenditures on Sponsored Awards – Guidance
      • Pay on Federal Grants in June 2020 – PI Verification
      • Proposal Process – Under Development
      • Jeopardy!

 

  • September 16, 2020 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • Effort Reporting
      • NIH & HRSA Transition to Payment Management System
      • No-Cost Extension Request Form Updates
      • Subaward Invoice Review
      • KFS Upgrade – Non-Payroll Cost Transfers
      • Book Club and CRA Study Group Updates

     

    For information from previous meetings, visit the SPA Meeting Archive.