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Regulatory Requirements

Conflict of Interest

All Investigators who submit proposals to NSF or PHS agencies must certify an Annual Disclosure prior to their proposal being submitted by the Office of Sponsored Programs.  Visit the Conflict of Interest Business Procedure FAQs webpage for a list of FAQs related to PHS and NSF COI compliance, as well as a link explaining how to complete an annual disclosure.

Investigators who have received awards from PHS agencies are also required to complete COI Training. Visit the MSU COI webpage for information on COI Training requirements as well as instructions on how to complete the training.

Export Control and Trade Sanctions

Review for compliance with export controls and trade sanctions is typically performed at the award stage rather than at the proposal stage.  There are a few circumstances that require an Export Control and Open Research Review Worksheet (ECORRW) to be completed prior to proposal submission.  For additional information on export control review visit the Export Control Procedures webpage.

Debarred Parties and Entities

MSU has a cross-campus site license to Visual Compliance software, which also provides searchable access to the lists of debarred parties and entities. When identifying a subcontractor or consultant to work with, it is recommended that you check the list early in the planning stage. You can do this by either providing the subcontractor or consultant's name to your OSP proposal team or you can contact ECTS for information on obtaining an ID for access to the Visual Compliance system if appropriate.

Human Subjects

The MSU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) oversees the review and conduct of any research using human subjects. This is accomplished via the MSU Institutional Review Board (IRB).

At the proposal stage the use of humans should be disclosed within the application and on the eTransmittal.  

Any Principal Investigator who anticipates the use of human subjects in his/her research must complete a protocol for review and receive approval by the IRB prior to award.  The protocol must be approved by the IRB prior to the start of any research activities involving human subjects. CGA cannot issue a project account number without this approval.

Animal Use

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the review and conduct of any research, teaching, or testing using live vertebrate animals.

At the proposal stage the use of animals should be disclosed within the application and on the eTransmittal.

Any principal investigator, who anticipates the use of animal subjects in his/her research, must complete a protocol for Animal Use and Care for review and approval by the IACUC prior to award.  The protocol must be approved by the IACUC prior to the start of any research activities involving animal subjects. CGA cannot issue a project account number without this approval.

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