Delay in new procurement requirements

Per the Federal Register notice dated 05/17/2017, The Ohio State University is delaying implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 until July 1, 2018.  The university will continue to comply with the procurement standards in the OMB guidance at 2 CFR §200.110(a) until that time.

2017 NIH Salary Cap

Per NIH notice NOT-OD-17-049, the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II.  Effective January 8, 2017, Executive Level II increased to $187,000, up from $185,100. Investigators may use the 2017 cap of $187,000 in preparing proposal budgets.  However, in keeping with the practice we have used in the past, Ohio State …

New F&A rate agreement received

The university has just completed negotiations with DHHS on a 4 year F&A rate agreement. The agreement, dated September 23, 2016 establishes the rates shown below. These rates will apply through the end of FY20 and will continue to be used after that date until a new rate agreement is established. Activity Period On-Campus % MTDC Off-Campus % MTDC Research …

Changes to NASA applications/proposals

When do the changes go into effect? NASA issued the RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE AND EARTH SCIENCES – 2016 (ROSES-2016) on February 19, 2016. The changes in this document are effective for applications and proposals that are submitted on or after April 22, 2016. The two major changes of note are: NASA no longer wants salary, fringe benefit or indirect …

New Required Training for PIs

A new training requirement will go into effect on October 1, 2016, that will impact your continued access to information in the PI Portal. The Office of the CIO recently revised the Institutional Data Policy that classifies all university records and data as public, internal, private or restricted. Some data related to research grants falls into the restricted category—specifically voucher/invoice …

2016 NIH salary cap

The NIH has announced that the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II.  Effective Jan 10, 2016, Executive Level II will increase to $185,100, up from $183,300. Investigators should begin using the 2016 cap of $185,100 immediately in preparing proposal budgets.  However, in keeping with the practice we have used in …

Changes to NIH and NSF application instructions

Changes to NIH Applications/Proposals and RPPR Reports When do the changes go into effect? On 11/25/15, via NOT-OD-16-029 the NIH announced the release of the new, revised application forms and guides effective for applications due January 25 through May 24, 2016.   During this period, revised FORMS-C application forms and instructions should be used. In a second phase of the 2016 …

Delay in new procurement requirements

The Ohio State University is delaying implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2.CFR.200.320 until July 1, 2017.  The university will continue to comply with the procurement standards in the OMB guidance at 2 CFR §200.110(a) until that time.