AnSRS4U – Answers for You

Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services (SRS) and the Division of Research is excited to announce that we will be beginning a series of monthly informational sessions. The sessions are titled AnSRS4U – Answers for You.  The goal of the sessions is to provide valuable information to our customers.   The sessions will address various research administration topics and issues.  Our target audience is the department and college staff that support the research enterprise, but everyone is welcome to attend via Zoom.

SRS is here to provide answers to the research community, and we look forward to your participation in these informational sessions as we work together as a team to support the research enterprise.

If you have any questions regarding these sessions or would like to be added to our listserv, please email AnSRS4u@tamu.edu.

This session covers recent updates announced by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Department of Energy that affect the preparation of applications.

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This session provides a brief overview of the Visiting Scholar process at Texas A&M University.  

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This session covers a demonstration of the Huron Disclosure System software.

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This session covers an overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) organization and fields of research that are supported by the NIH and covers aspects and components of proposal submission as well as the new policy on data management and sharing.

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This session covers an overview of the NSF organization, fields of research that are supported by the National Science Foundation, and aspects/components of proposal submission.  

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This session covers Maestro’s budget and cost sharing entry screens as well as view access available to project viewers.

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This session covers understanding the basic principles of research data management, being aware of data management planning tools, support and guidance which are available to academic researchers, and understanding the different requirements of funding agencies. Presented by Zhihong Xu of the TAMU Libraries and David Hollingsworth of TAMU Sponsored Research Services.

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This session covers sponsored research audits. Presented by Evan Bryant, SRS Director of Quality Assurance.

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This session covers types of intellectual property commonly generated when conducting sponsored research and some of the pitfalls to be aware of.  Presented by Mark Kelley (Intellectual Property Attorney, TAMUS Office of General Counsel), Janie Hurley (Program Director, AgriLife Intellectual Property and Commercialization), and Travis Young (Assistant Director, TAMU Sponsored Research Services).

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This session covers Sponsored Research Services (SRS) overview and metrics.

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This session covers what FCOI is, and how foreign influence has changed the way we review it. 

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This section covers specific closeout steps and addresses the importance of completing the closeout process within the specified timeframe and according to the sponsor’s requirements.

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This section covers the review process of our SRS Travel Auditor when applicable travel expenses require their review.

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This session covers the “Why?” of utilizing Proposals (S2S) and how to maximize the functionality that the program offers. Presented by Lyndal Arceneaux (Proposal Administrator – SRS).

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This session provides an overview of Cost Share. 

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This session provides an overview of allowable costs, Aggiebuy, and DCRs.

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This session provides an overview of Time & Effort (T&E) Compliance and applies these standards through the SSO Time and Effort System.

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This session provides an overview of current U.S. Government requirements for disclosing foreign conflicts of commitment and financial conflict of interest. Presented by Kevin Gamache, Ph.D. (Chief Research Security Officer for the A&M System) and Lauren Schroeder (System Director of Export Control Programs).

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This session focuses on project payroll: cost allocations, corrections, justifications, salary cap, and departmental responsibilities. Presented by Ashlee Woolard (SRS Post Award Administrator), Laura Lyda (SRS Post Award Administrator), and Amy Caldwell (College of Engineering).

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This session focuses on export controls and the processes each member uses to review and ensure compliance. 

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This session focuses on the research compliance areas of human subjects, animal research and biohazards and the process to receive approval to begin the research. Presented by Deanna Hawley and Shelly Grassinger (SRS Post Award Administrators), Andi Mitchell (Director Animal Welfare Office), Aliese Seawright (Director Human Subjects Research Protection Program), and Christine McFarland (Executive Director Biological Safety Office).

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Presented by Tamara Lopez and Lauren Bailey, SRS Award and Account Set-up and Expediting Team (AASET)

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Presented by Leslie Kerth and Lester Crenwelge, SRS Assistant Directors – Contracting.

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This session presents information on the steps for proposal development, preparation, and submission.  A section of the presentation will cover the use of the SRS budget spreadsheet for preparing proposal budgets.

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Maestro is a web browser-based application that is designed to support researchers and research administration across The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS).  This session will present information on how to better utilize the features of MAESTRO to successfully manage sponsored proposals and projects.   Leonarda Horvat, Director of Research Information Systems, and Tye Rougas, Assistant Director, will be the presenters.

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This will cover the basics of Uniform Guidance and how it translates into the rules that we are required to follow.

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The topic will be COVID 19 Questions & Answers Regarding Sponsored Research.  

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