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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To prevent NIAID from making an award before an institution has its research misconduct documentation in place.
To receive funding for any grant except a conference grant, institutions have to establish and maintain an assurance that certifies they have a process for responding to allegations of research misconduct as described in federal regulation 42 CFR Part 93.
Institutions establish their assurances the first time their institutional business officials sign the SF 424 Cover page (for an electronic application) or the Face Page (for a paper application). The grants management specialist forwards the cover pages to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), who establishes a record for each institution and sends a welcome letter.
ORI will impose a bar to award for any institution that has not submitted its annual report.
Grants Management Specialists
ORI's assurance program manager—Contact for NIAID Staff
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Bars to Grant Awards SOP
NIAID's Application portal
ORI's Assurance Program
Allegations of Research Misconduct SOP
Last Updated February 08, 2013
Last Reviewed February 08, 2013