8. New ORR Policies
The Office of Research Resources has recently instituted two new policies approved by the CUSON Deanís Office:
Policy: Notification of the Status of Grant Submissions
The recent advent of electronic grant submissions and the online NIH eRA Commons system has streamlined the process whereby investigators can learn the status of their grant submissions. Knowing the status of pending grant applications is important for accurate school budgeting and financial forecasting. In addition, the Office of Research Resources (ORR) carefully monitors the schedule for future grant submissions, and time planning is essential for successful submissions. For these reasons, the School of Nursing faculty members must immediately convey all information regarding the status of grant funding (e.g., scored, "just in time," etc.), whether from the eRA Commons or other sources, to Elaine Larson, Associate Dean for Research, 212-305-0723, email@example.com. (adopted 02/08)
Policy: The Office of Science and Technology Ventures (STV)
What is STV and when are they involved?
Science Technology Venture (STV) is the administrative department which negotiates agreement terms and contracts that protect the rights of the University and/or investigator regarding intellectual property (data rights, inventions, copyright) created or obtained in funded research. STV should receive early notification when a faculty member is considering collaboration with an industrial partner on corporate-sponsored research, a gift, a grant, a material transfer agreement, or as a subcontractor. STV should also be notified when a subcontract in the post-award phase has intellectual property language or sublicensing clauses. Other reasons to involve STV in the pre or post award phase of a research project or contract include the transfer of intellectual property or the invention of a new product which involves a potential patent(s).
Standard Operating Procedures related to STV
If a faculty member anticipates or suspects that a potential contract/agreement falls under the jurisdiction of STV, the following steps should be taken: