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  • January 17, 2024 – Presentation slides
    • Agenda
      • New FCOI Form – Kristen Tremblay, FCOI Research Committee
      • Pre-award
        • Federal Sponsor Updates
          • U.S. Department of Energy Pre-Award Information Sheets
          • NIH Foreign Subawards policy
        • Proposal Tips & Tricks
        • Federal Contracts Team Updates
        • Award Set-Up Updates
        • Post-award
          • GEMS Transition – RPPR Reporting Update
          • Final Reporting Enforcement
        • SPA Training announcements
          • New e-learning modules
          • Resources
          • Next SPA meeting

 

  • November 15, 2023 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • InfoEd v13 Portal View Sunset
      • Pre-Award Services
        • Organizational Updates
        • Federal Sponsor Updates
        • Proposal Tips & Tricks
      • Pre-Award Services – Fed Team Updates
        • Requesting Award Action or Review
      • Post-Award Services
        • Cost Transfer Best Practices
      • SPA Training
        • NCURA – Region 1 Spring Meeting
        • SPA Training Resources
        • December SPA meeting
  • October 18, 2023 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • AP/Travel Updates – Dan Warren and Nancy Patrylak
        • Update on Concur Working group
        • Outstanding University Travel Card transactions as well as Concur Expense reports
      • Effort Reporting Updates
      • Pre-Award Services
        • Federal Updates and Deadlines
        • DMPTool Resource
        • Proposal Tips and Tricks
      • Pre-Award Services – Fed Team
        • Read and Comply for “TikTok Ban”
      • Post-Award Services
        • InfoEd – Post-Award Overview
        • GEMS Transition – Reporting
        • NSF Project Reporting Enforcement Pilot
      • SPA Training resources
  • September 20, 2023 – Presentation Slides
    • Agenda
      • IBC presentation – Danielle Delage and David Cavallo
      • Procurement updates – David Denuzzio and BJ Pivonka
      • Pre-Award Services
        • Reminders re: Full Applications
        • Federal Updates/Deadlines
          • NSF RCR requirement
          • NSF FastLane (9/29/23) and ScIENcv (10/23/23) deadlines; CPS document certification
          • Upcoming NASA COI change (12/1/23); upcoming CT Space Grant deadline (10/13/23)
          • NIH DMS Costs (no longer in a single line item) (10/5/23)
        • Proposal Tips & Tricks/Upcoming Guidance
            • Transfer application IDC rates
            • Cost Share Priority Grid
        • SPS Agreements
          • Two Teams: Fed and Non-Fed
          • Single Inbox for agreements
      • Post-Award Services
        • Rebudgeting Best Practices
        • Consulting/Professional Services Invoice Checklist guidance
      • SPA Training – upcoming classes
    • May 17, 2023 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Contracts Update
        • Staffing Updates – SPS
        • Pre-Award Services
          • Federal System Updates
          • Creation of System Logins
          • Reps and Certs
          • Proposals Tips and Tricks: 
            • Upcoming Resources
        • Post-Award Services
          • New Awards Best Practices
          • Year End Reminders
        • SPA Training
          • Upcoming SPA Training classes –  class attendance request
          • Next SPA meeting
    • April 19, 2023 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Pre-Award Services
          • Review of Late Submissions
          • Redaction of NASA ROSES Budgets
          • NSF: Safe and Inclusive Research Update​
          • NSF:  Results from Prior NSF Suppport
          • Proposals Tips and Tricks: 
            • FCOI Reminders
        • Post-Award Services
          • Closeouts Best Practices
        • SPA Training
          • Upcoming SPA Training classes
    • March 15, 2023 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Pre-Award Services
          • Cost Share Budget Fringe Benefit Rates​
          • U.S. Department of Energy Interim Conflict of Interest Policy​
          • Proposals Tips and Tricks: 
            • IDCs on Cost-Shared Expenses 
            • Participant Support vs. Human Subjects
        • Post-Award Services
        • SPA Training
          • Upcoming SPA Training classes
    • February 22, 2023 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Tax & Compliance Office
          • BEC Designations in Concur
        • Pre-Award Services
          • NIH Reminders: NRSA Stipends Updated 
          • Pre-Award Delegated Signature Authority 
          • NSF Safe & Inclusive Work Environment Requirements 
          • Top 5 IPR Pitfalls 
          • Final Submission Documents Reminder 
          • Proposals Tips and Tricks: 
          • Using the OSA rate  
          • F&A Costs for State Entity Sponsors 
        • Post-Award Services
          • Best practices for submitting No-Cost Extensions
          • NCE Matrix
        • SPA Training
          • Updated SPS Policies
          • CRA study group
          • Upcoming SPA Training classes
    • January 25, 2023 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Pre-Award Services
          • January 2023 Federal Agency Updates
          • New SPS Federal Disclosure Resources
          • Full Proposal Document(s) at Intake
          • Proposal Tips and Tricks!
        • Contract Services Group
          • Non-Disclosure Agreements
        • SPA Training Update
    • November 16, 2022 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Procurement Process Challenges & Improvement Plan – Joe Thompson
        • InfoEd updates
        • Pre-Award Announcements and Reminders
        • Best Practices: Proposal Materials
        • Proposal Tips and Tricks
          • Determining PI Eligibility
          • Budgeting – Equipment vs. Supplies
        • Concur from the Post Award Lens
        • Overview of Agreements reviewed/negotiated by Contracts Group
        • SPA Training Announcements and Update
    • October 19, 2022 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Accounts Payable – Concur Best Practices
        • NASA Certification Reminder
        • NIH Data Sharing and Management Plan
        • Proposal Tips and Tricks!
        • Greenphire Update
        • Annual Data
        • SEBAC increases final update/review of payroll transactions & anticipated impact on effort reporting
        • Contract Submission reminders
        • SPA Training – upcoming classes
    • September 21, 2022 – Presentation Slides
      • Agenda
        • Introduction of new Pre-Award staff
        • Salary increases and proposal budget escalation
        • Grants.gov downtime 9/23-29
        • Transition from FastLane to Research.gov
        • NASA Questionnaire
        • NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy – upcoming changes
        • Budgeting of fellowships vs. salaries
        • Post-Award staff changes
        • Post-Award operations updates
        • Contract Services Group – contacts and updates
        • SPA Training – Upcoming classes
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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