Q: How should recipients submit details on how COVID-19 has delayed or affected the progress of research activities on NIH-funded grant projects?
A: Recipients of NIH funded research must report on any effects on award in their next RPPR submission. Recipients are not to submit standard letters, but rather report on these details within the RPPR. The funding IC will consider the effects that are reported by the recipient when reviewing and approving the RPPR.
Q: If we have charged salaries on Federal contracts during the March 20-May 31 when the University was at reduced operations for research, do we need to request prior approval after the fact?
A: Yes, please contact your OSR SPS as soon as possible to request approval after the fact. Any administrative charges on federal contracts after March 20, 2020 require sponsor prior approval.
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