Office of Strategic Research Development


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Upcoming Changes to InfoED Forms and NOA Processing Tasks

 Beginning on or about May 1, InfoEd users will see revised forms when initiating a new proposal or requesting set up when a NOA is received. Please contact Nancy Devino or your Preaward Analyst for any questions regarding the changes to the forms.

Changes to Forms effective May 1

Intent to Submit Form

New Question
Does your research have an impact on the recruitment or selection of UTMB talent based on race and/or ethnicity?
Why is OSP asking this?
The proposal may need to be reviewed for compliance with Texas Senate Bill 17 (SB17) which says that public institutions of higher education cannot engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion activities.
What happens if I check yes?
The PI will be sent an email to contact the Office of Strategic Research Development (OSRD) where staff will assist them in framing the project and using language that does not conflict with SB17.

UTMB Questionnaire

New Questions
Will this study require storage or transfer of secure data?
Will this study require that outside entities access data on UTMB servers?
Why is OSP asking this?
The project might require the involvement of UTMB Information Services (IS) staff to incorporate appropriate cybersecurity measures.
What happens if I check yes?
If awarded, OSP will refer the project to IS staff who will work with you to ensure the project complies with UTMB cybersecurity policies.

NOA Processing Tasks

New Departmental Task During NOA Processing
Provide a backstop account to be used for closeout. 
Why is OSP asking this?
The backstop account will be used to clear any award account deficit accrued as of the time of award closeout.
What happens if I leave it blank?
A backstop account must be provided to proceed with account set up. If not provided, the OSP Pre-Award Analyst will return the NOA workflow assignment to the department until the account number is provided.