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Announcing the OSP Newsletter - "What's New in OSP?"
Our November 2017 inaugural issue includes website updates, training and events and programs in development.
OSP Is Developing A “Finding Funding” Website
At the Collaborating for MIT’s Future poster session, OSP presented concepts for a “Finding Funding” website, whose goal is to facilitate the process of finding internal and external funding. OSP is seeking input from the MIT community. See ways you can contribute to the development of a valuable MIT resource.
New Research Fundamentals Training: Intro to fCOI in Research
An understanding of the financial Conflict of Interest (fCOI) regulations is important in supporting researchers in meeting Institute and sponsor compliance requirements. This training will build your fCOI knowledge about the history and evolution of the financial conflict of interest in research regulations.
Join the MIT Research Administration Listserv
All administrative, financial and central office staff involved in the administration of sponsored projects at MIT should be subscribed to the RA Listserv*. Subscribers receive official messages and announcements from OSP with important information about
- Funding opportunities
- Updates to F&A, EB and VA rates
- Changes to policies and procedures affecting research
- Kuali Coeus updates and maintenance announcements
- OSP Forums and other learning opportunities
Kuali Coeus Maintenance
Kuali Coeus will periodically undergo routine maintenance. This routine maintenance will take less than 1 hour, and will occur during non business hours (sometime between 10pm and 6am, EST). If there are any outages during normal business hours or that will take more than 1 hour, advance notification will be posted on this website and MIT’s IS&T Services down website (http://3down.mit.edu/3down), and an email will be sent to the Community via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News
November 30, 2017
The Kuali Coeus system will be undergoing an upgrade this weekend beginning Friday evening, 12/1/17, at 10pm. We expect the system will be back online early Saturday morning, 12/2/17, at 2am.
November 1, 2017
At the recent Collaborating for MIT’s Future poster session, OSP presented concepts for a proposed
September 15, 2017
The NSF may be caught up in their move to Alexandria, VA this month, but here at MIT, we’re keeping an eye on the deadlines for the core NSF programs, most of which repeat annually in September through November.
June 27, 2017
MIT has recently signed an agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for fixed F&A rates for FY18. As of today, Kuali Coeus (KC) has been updated with these new rates (effective July 1st, 2017).
May 15, 2017
The update below was sent to all MIT PIs who have current or pending NSF awards and proposals with OSP. However, eligible Assistant Professors who have never applied to the NSF before may also be interested in the CAREER program, and would not have received it.
May 9, 2017
Are you or others in your department or program travelling soon? With the upcoming busy summer travel season, we would like to bring to your attention several travel resources on the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) website that may be helpful.
April 20, 2017
Effective April 23rd, OSP will be activating Technical Report reminder emails for reports that are either due to a sponsor within 30 days or 30 days overdue. These reminders are based on the reporting requirements dictated by the award on which a PI is named.
NSF Announces New Pilot Requiring the Use of a Spreadsheet Template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations informationApril 11, 2017
Please see the message below from Jean Feldman, of the NSF Policy Office. As of April 24th (two weeks from today), all NSF proposals submitted through Fastlane will need to use an excel templa
April 11, 2017
Carol was nominated by her team to receive this award, given each year to teams and individuals for significant accomplishments in their departments, labs, or centers or in other DLCs with which they collaborate.