Sponsored Projects

The research administration staff of the Business and Research Administration Office (BARA) is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to KSAS faculty while ensuring compliance with Federal, sponsor, and university policies and regulations.  BARA research administrators work with principal investigators and department staff throughout the process of proposal development and submission, award negotiation, day-to-day award management, and award closeout, serving as a “one stop shop” for all sponsored project-related needs. 

In addition to pre-award services such as proposal review and submission and award negotiation, the BARA research administration staff:

  • assists departments in preparing proposals through Coeus;
  • ensures awareness of and provides education on sponsored projects topics;
  • reviews subrecipient invoices to ensure compliance with all sponsor and university requirements;
  • ensures compliance with effort reporting requirements;
  • serves as a liaison with Sponsored Projects Shared Services; and
  • resolves post-award issues, working with departmental staff.

The above list is illustrative rather than exhaustive; the BARA research administrators are here to assist with all sponsored project needs. The information contained on these pages is intended to serve as a guide or “starting point” as you navigate the world of sponsored projects administration.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

News and Updates

**NEW*** NIH Required Training for Investigators Conducting Clinical Trials

The NIH has issued a policy requiring all NIH-funded investigators and their research staff who are involved in the conduct of clinical trials, as defined by the NIH, to complete Good Clinical Practice (“GCP”) training.  This policy is effective January 1, 2017, and applies to both new applications, and on-going programs.  The NIH definition of a clinical trial is “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.”   This definition encompasses trials that do not involve drugs or devices, and investigators should review the NIH definition for more detail:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-015.html

Although GCP training is typically associated with FDA regulated drug or device studies, the training requirement also applies to NIH funded studies that are only studying behavioral interventions.  In addition, all members of the research team who may be engaged in the research must complete the training.

In order to comply with the NIH GCP training requirement, JHU investigators and their research staff who may be subject to this NIH requirement should complete the CITI GCP training module, which is available through mylearning, or may demonstrate compliance through providing a certificate of other acceptable GCP training to ORA and/or the JHM IRB.

**NEW*** NSF Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  Significant changes to the document are summarized at the beginning of the document.  For guidance on proposals submitted or due before January 30, 2017, and awards made before January 30, 2017, continue to reference the PAPPG dated January 25, 2016.

A briefing Webinar on the new PAPPG was held November 7, 2016; slides from that Webinar are available by clicking HERE.

Sponsored Projects Shared Services Assignments

Click HERE for a list of sponsored projects shared services staff departmental assignments (effective August 3, 2015)

Facilities and Administrative Cost and Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement 6/1/16

The F&A rates listed are for new awards and competitive renewals starting in fiscal year 2016.  Awards entered into during the prior predetermined agreement will remain at the fiscal year 2015 F&A rates for the remaining life of those awards.



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