University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

Issued: August 21, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Issued: August 14, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Department of Energy, Office of Science Open Access Requirement
To integrate data management planning into the overall research plan, the following requirements will apply to all Office of Science research solicitations and invitations for new, renewal, and some supplemental funding issued on or after October 1, 2014. These requirements apply to proposals from all organizations including academic institutions, DOE National Laboratories, and others. These requirements do not apply to applications to use Office of Science user facilities.
All proposals submitted to the Office of Science for research funding must include a Data Management Plan (DMP) that addresses the following requirements:

  1. DMPs should describe whether and how data generated in the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved. If the plan is not to share and/or preserve certain data, then the plan must explain the basis of the decision (for example, cost/benefit considerations, other parameters of feasibility, scientific appropriateness, or limitations discussed in #4). At a minimum, DMPs must describe how data sharing and preservation will enable validation of results, or how results could be validated if data are not shared or preserved.
  2. DMPs should provide a plan for making all research data displayed in publications resulting from the proposed research open, machine-readable, and digitally accessible to the public at the time of publication. This includes data that are displayed in charts, figures, images, etc. In addition, the underlying digital research data used to generate the displayed data should be made as accessible as possible to the public in accordance with the principles stated above. This requirement could be met by including the data as supplementary information to the published article, or through other means. The published article should indicate how these data can be accessed.
  3. DMPs should consult and reference available information about data management resources to be used in the course of the proposed research. In particular, DMPs that explicitly or implicitly commit data management resources at a facility beyond what is conventionally made available to approved users should be accompanied by written approval from that facility. In determining the resources available for data management at Office of Science User Facilities, researchers should consult the published description of data management resources and practices at that facility and reference it in the DMP. Information about other Office of Science facilities can be found in the additional guidance from the sponsoring program.
  4. DMPs must protect confidentiality, personal privacy, Personally Identifiable Information, and U.S. national, homeland, and economic security; recognize proprietary interests, business confidential information, and intellectual property rights; avoid significant negative impact on innovation, and U.S. competitiveness; and otherwise be consistent with all applicable laws, regulations, and DOE orders and policies. There is no requirement to share proprietary data.

DMPs will be reviewed as part of the overall Office of Science research proposal merit review process. Additional requirements and review criteria for the DMP may be identified by the sponsoring program or sub-program, or in the solicitation.

Issued: August 7, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Call for Applications for Women's Health Training - Sept. 15 deadline

The NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women' Health (BIRCWH) program is seeking applications from outstanding junior faculty interested in participating in a unique training program focused on women’s health. Junior faculty members who are interested in developing research in women's health are encouraged to submit an application. Details regarding the BIRCWH program, application information, along with contact information can be found in the attached flyer.

Internal Approval Form no longer routinely required for non-competing continuations

Effective immediately, an Internal Approval Form (IAF) is no longer routinely required for non-competing progress reports. This change primarily effects multiple year awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). An IAF will still be required for significant changes (for instance, if there is a 25% or greater change in budget from the proposal that was originally routed, if a co-Investigator is added or if the Enrichment distribution changes).

This change is being made now for two reasons: 1) most NIH programs now use the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) which is submitted electronically through eRA Commons; 2) the annual on-line Financial Disclosure process is mature and reliable, making the investigator certification on the non-competing IAF unnecessary.

OSPA must change the access status in NIH Commons to allow Principal Investigators to submit the RPPR without an institutional certification. When the change is made, each Investigator will receive an automatic email notification from NIH Commons. Please note that the PI makes certain certifications when submitting and should not delegate submission authority. If a particular NIH program requires an institutional signature, Commons will not allow the PI to submit.

RPPR Resources:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Davis, OSPA.

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Updated 08.21.14 by Alicia Gregory

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