Forms, Policies & Procedures

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Policy: Research Office
3-Business-Day Internal Proposal Deadline Policy
Policy: Research Office

3-Business-Day Internal Proposal Deadline Policy

  1. SCOPE OF POLICY

    This policy addresses the internal deadline set forth for proposal review and submission by the Research Office, and applies to all departments, faculty, and staff involved in externally sponsored research at the University of Delaware (UD).

    UD investigators must have their proposals to the Research Office by 8:00am, at least three business days prior to the agency deadline – or they are not guaranteed to be submitted to the sponsor.

    Currently, the Research Office processes over 1,800 proposals per year at UD, and of that number, between 600 and 700 proposals typically are funded by a wide range of sponsoring agencies. Successful proposals account for an influx of more than $161 million in research expenditures each year.

    Depending on the funding agency and program, these proposals, with their required text, cited references, budgets, forms and appendices, may range in size from a few pages for a small proposal to more than a thousand pages for large, multi-institutional efforts. The Research Office conducts a thorough review of proposals prior to submission to increase their funding success rate. Due to the large volume of proposals submitted, the 3-Business-Day Internal Proposal Deadline Policy has been established to facilitate this review and ensure a smooth and successful proposal submission process at UD.

  2. DEFINITIONS
    1. Funding Opportunity – A formal request by an external sponsoring agency to request participation in an upcoming project, outlining project-specific goals, deadlines, eligibility, and deliverables.
    2. Proposal – A formal application by UD to participate in an externally-sponsored project, made in response to a funding opportunity.
    3. Sponsor or Sponsoring Agency – A external entity responsible for providing project funding if UD’s proposal is accepted and an official award agreement is subsequently executed.
    4. Proposal Review and Submission – The process by which a proposal is formally reviewed by UD and submitted to an external sponsoring agency.
    5. Internal Proposal Deadline – The deadline by which proposals must be provided to the Research Office for full review prior to the sponsor proposal deadline.
    6. Funding Opportunity – A formal request by an external sponsoring agency to request participation in an upcoming project, outlining project-specific goals, deadlines, eligibility, and deliverables.
    7. Sponsor or Sponsoring Agency Proposal Deadline – The deadline by which a UD proposal must be submitted to an external sponsoring agency for review and consideration, typically outlined via the funding opportunity.
  3. POLICY STATEMENT
    The Research Office is committed to facilitating the submission of proposals of the highest quality to increase the probability of research funding success at UD. The 3-Business-Day Internal Proposal Deadline Policy allows the Research Office to conduct a meaningful review of the final proposal package prior to submission. This includes a thorough review for compliance with sponsor and UD rules and regulations, while allowing time for principal investigators and their administrators to finalize the scientific content.
  4. POLICY STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
    1. Internal Deadlines for Proposal Submission
      1. UD investigators must have their proposals to the Research Office by 8:00am, at least three business days prior to the agency deadline – or they are not guaranteed to be submitted to the sponsor. Recognizing that the proposal’s technical content requires maximum time to develop, the Research Office accepts proposal packages for review excluding the final technical component/narrative. This allows the proposal package to be prepared and readied for submission while the technical content is finalized. Final technical content must be provided to the Research Office no less than 9 business hours prior to the agency deadline to ensure all formatting requirements are met and potential submission issues are avoided.
      2. Submitting departments, units, and schools may have their own review timeline that is outside the scope of the Research Office deadline. Both the Research Office and the Principal Investigator’s submitting department/unit need adequate time to review and approve proposal submissions. Proactive coordination is important to ensure all complexities are understood and addressed well in advance of the sponsor deadline, especially for complex awards.
    2. Proposal Packages
      1. Proposal packages must contain all elements listed below for review by the Research Office. If any of the elements below are missing, the proposal will be considered incomplete, and will be returned to the Principal Investigator:
        1. Program Solicitation
        2. Fully-Approved Proposal Webform
        3. Statement of Work (SOW) and/or Abstract.
          1. Final Science/Technical content must be provided to the Research Office no less than 9 business hours prior to the agency deadline.
        4. Detailed Budget
        5. Budget Justification
        6. Subaward Documents (SOW, Budget, Budget Justification, etc.)
        7. Up-to-Date Conflict of Interest Disclosure (per the COI Policy)
        8. Other Components (per Sponsor and UD requirements)
    3. Proposal Review and Submission
      1. Proposals received prior to the 3-Business-Day deadline will take precedence over those received after the internal deadline. After all proposals received on-time have been processed and submitted, the Research Office will review and submit, to the best of its ability, all other proposals.
      2. The Research Office follows a “staggered” review process wherein the date a proposal is received dictates the level of review provided per below:
        1. Full Review if received at least 3 business days prior to the sponsor deadline.
        2. Limited Review if received 2 business days prior to the sponsor deadline.
        3. Minimal Review if received 1 business day prior to the sponsor deadline.

           

          Full Review
          ≥3 Business Days

          Limited Review
          2 Business Days

          Minimal Review
          ≤1 Business Day

          PI Eligibility

          Fully-Approved Proposal Webform

          UD, Federal, and State Compliances

          Sponsor Guidelines, Terms, and Conditions

           

          Consultation with Other UD Administrative Offices

           

          Proposal Details

           

           

          Other Management Plans

           

           

           

      3. Proposals received after the 3-Business-Day internal deadline will be submitted to external sponsors with “Minimal” or “Limited” review per above. Any proposal submitted without “Full” review is subject to the following:
        1. If any grave errors are found (i.e. budget and/or compliance) upon full review post-submission, the application will be withdrawn by the Research Office.
        2. The submitting department/unit agrees to assume responsibility for any budget errors/omissions made in the proposal.
        3. The submitting department/unit acknowledges that proposals may contain terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable and, if not resolved, may require UD to decline an award.
      4. Proposals submitted with insufficient review present a greater risk of being rejected/invalidated from the sponsor and/or becoming subject to various adverse scenarios such as:
        1. Risk of proposal rejection due to non-compliance with sponsor guidelines
        2. Risk of proposal rejection due to electronic system failure
        3. Risk of department/unit incurring financial burden due to budget errors or omissions
        4. Risk of UD withdrawal of proposal post-submission or UD rejection of the award

 

Policy Details:

OWNER: UD Research Office

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: UD Research Office

ORIGINATION DATE: January 3, 2007

REVISION DATE(S): 9/16/19, 3/01/2021

Policy Source Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51418

Policy: General Counsel
Abandoned, Found, Removed, or Unclaimed Property
Policy: General Counsel

Abandoned, Found, Removed, or Unclaimed Property

  1. PURPOSE
    To establish a uniform and consistent policy for the retention, accounting, and disposition of abandoned, found, removed, or unclaimed property.
  2. SCOPE OF POLICY
    A University employee finding, coming into possession of, or removing abandoned, lost, or unclaimed property shall forward these item(s) either to the Department of Public Safety or an appropriate authority* within or nearest the facility in which the item was located.

The complete policy and more can be found on the General Counsel’s web site.

 

Policy Details:

OWNER: Executive Vice President

SECTION: Campus Safety and Security Policies

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Office of Campus and Public Safety

POLICY NUMBER (Legacy): Jul-33

ORIGINATION DATE: October 11, 1988

REVISION DATE(S): 1-Mar-96

Policy Source Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51572

Form: Research Office
About Material Transfer Agreements
Form: Research Office

About Material Transfer Agreements

Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) establish which party is the provider and receiver of materials, the extent of the provider’s ownership and the receiver’s usage, compliance with the individual terms and conditions on use of materials, and also protects the intellectual property interests of both the provider and receiver.   The UD Research Office handles both incoming MTAs, where the University is receiving research materials from other entities, as well as outgoing MTAs, where researchers are sharing UD materials with an outside entity.  To request an MTA, please complete the Material Transfer Agreement Webform below.  In addition to information related to the transfer, the form requires that the requestor attach a completed MTA draft:

  • For incoming materials, attach the agreement template given to you by the provider institution. If no agreement was provided to you by the outside party, complete the Incoming MTA form provided in the forms below.
  • For Outgoing materials complete and attach the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA)for biological materials or MTA template for non-biological materials, or as an alternative to the UBMTA if desired.

The system will automatically populate the routing sequence for each request, however, the requestor may include additional approvers who should review/approve the transfer request.  The Research Office will review the template, and secure appropriate approvals for final execution of the MTA.  The Research Office will notify the requestor once all approvals have been met, and the agreement has been fully-signed.  Note that materials cannot be sent or received until the MTA has been fully-signed.

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Form: Research Office
Account Closeout Checklist
Form: UD Research Office

Account Closeout Checklist

The account closeout checklist is to be used for Contracts and Management. It includes technical reporting, cost share/match, after-end-date charges, over expenditures, unallowable charges, outstanding transactions, equipment inventory, subcontracts, salary JV’s, F&A, potential inventions or other intellectual properties, purpose and project, final expenditure total, labor allocations module.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: UD Research Office

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: UD Research Office

ORIGINATION DATE: October 14, 2008

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51472

Procedure: Human Subjects in Research
Administrative Review
Procedure: Human Subjects in Research

Administrative Review

Please review the material carefully and if there are any questions, please refer to the Regulatory Affairs page.

In addition to the types of review listed above, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) may provide administrative reviews when appropriate. Administrative reviews are used in cases in which the University of Delaware needs record of research with human subjects in which UD is engaged, but for which review and approval are not issued by the UD IRB. This is the case, for example, when UD investigators are part of a research team performing research at another institution. Depending on the nature of the research and the collaboration arrangement, UD IRB may rely on the review and approval from the other institution’s IRB. UD keeps record of that reliance via an administrative review.

All UD investigators involved in collaborative research with human subjects must consult with UD IRB and submit that proposed effort to the UD IRB regardless of other IRB reviews sought after.

 

Procedure Details:

OWNER: UD Research Regulatory Affairs

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Research Office

Procedure Source Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51464

Policy: General Counsel
Alarms and Security Monitoring Systems
Policy: General Counsel

Alarms and Security Monitoring Systems

  1. PURPOSE
    To establish a review and approval procedure governing the design, selection, purchase and installation of any intrusion alarms and other security monitoring systems to ensure maximum system compatibility and effectiveness.

  2. SCOPE OF POLICY
    Any person or unit of the University considering the purchase or installation of an intrusion alarm or security monitoring system on the University premises must consult with and receive prior approval from the Director of Public Safety or his designee.

The complete policy and more can be found on the General Counsel’s web site.

 

Policy Details:

OWNER: Executive Vice President

SECTION: Campus Safety and Security Policies

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Office of Campus and Public Safety

POLICY NUMBER (Legacy): 28-Jul

ORIGINATION DATE: October 2, 1985

REVISION DATE(S): 1-Apr-96

Policy Source Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51591

Form: Research Office
Alternative Research Agreement
Form: UD Research Office

Alternative Research Agreement

This form is a research agreement between a company and the University of Delaware. It has the following formal wording:

__________________________________________________________________

RESEARCH AGREEMENT BETWEEN COMPANY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

THIS AGREEMENT is between , with offices at (hereinafter referred to as COMPANY), and the University of Delaware, with offices at Newark, Delaware 19716 (hereinafter referred to as UNIVERSITY), an educational nonprofit institution chartered under the laws of the State of Delaware. …

__________________________________________________________________

For a full description of the applicability of the “Research Agreements with Industry” please download this pdf. There are two options available to PI’s in IP Term Negotiations which include Standard Research Agreement and Exclusivity of Licensing to Private Sector Partner overviews.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: UD Research Office

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: UD Research Office

ORIGINATION DATE: May 26, 2016

REVISION DATE(S): 4/10/18, 7/09/2020

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51486

Policy: General Counsel
Ambulance Service for University Employees
Policy: General Counsel

Ambulance Service for University Employees

  1. PURPOSE
    To assist in providing immediate medical attention for University employees who are injured or require medical attention while at work.
  2. SCOPE OF POLICY
    When an employee is injured at work or is suffering from an ailment that in the exercise of good judgment requires emergency first aid or examination/treatment by a physician, the employee, the supervisor, or someone else who is present should immediately call 911. Outside of the Newark Campus, contact should also be made with Public Safety at 831-2222 (or 645-4333 in Southern Delaware).

The complete policy and more can be found on the General Counsel’s web site.

 

Policy Details:

OWNER: Executive Vice President

SECTION: Campus Safety and Security Policies

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Office of Campus and Public Safety

POLICY NUMBER (Legacy): 5-Jul

ORIGINATION DATE: March 1, 1996

REVISION DATE(S): December 2000; July 1, 2005

Policy Source Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51573

Form: Environmental Health and Safety
Application for Analytical X-Ray Equipment Utilization
Form: Environmental Health and Safety

Application for Analytical X-Ray Equipment Utilization

Application required in order to use X-Ray equipment for research.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: Environmental Health & Safety

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Environmental Health & Safety

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51545

Form: Grants.Gov
Application for Federal Assistance SF 424 (R&R) Sample Form
Form: Grants.Gov

Application for Federal Assistance SF 424 (R&R) Sample Form

This form is used to help manage the resources allocated from grants, gifts and sponsored agreements. Both the University and the government have specific protocols in place to prevent the misuse of funds and other resources. Please contact your assigned contract and grant specialist if you have specific questions, or if you have questions about other forms and steps in the award process. If you are unsure of who holds the contract and grant specialist position for your department, please refer to the Administrator Directory search on the Staff Directory Page.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: UD Research Office

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: UD Research Office

ORIGINATION DATE: July 20, 2007

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51473

Form: Environmental Health and Safety
Application for Radionuclide Utilization
Form: Environmental Health and Safety

Application for Radionuclide Utilization

Application outlining the personnel and quantities of radionuclides being used for a specific research project.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: Environmental Health & Safety

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Environmental Health & Safety

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51556

Form: Environmental Health and Safety
Application for Use of Open Flame Devices
Form: Environmental Health and Safety

Application for Use of Open Flame Devices

Application needed in order to have an open flame in University Facilities. Application must be completed and submitted to EHS 2 weeks prior to the event using the open flame.

 

Form Details:

OWNER: Environmental Health & Safety

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: Environmental Health & Safety

Download Form Email https://research.udel.edu/forms-policies-procedures/?entry=51541

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