Research & Sponsored Program Development
The Office of Research & Sponsored Program Development supports the OneUND Strategic Plan and its goal to enhance discovery at a level consistent with research intensive universities (Carnegie R1).
The Office administers the proposal submission and award negotiation processes for sponsored funding applications on campus. The research functions managed by the Office include:
- Proposal development
- Proposal review
- Proposal submission
- Notice of award receipt
- Negotiation and Execution of Awards & Sub-awards
- Temp Requests
- Award modifications, including:
- Budget Modifications
- No Cost Extensions
- Change of Principal Investigator
- Change of Scope
Members of the UND community are also welcome to stop by to see us in person at the Tech Accelerator located along 42nd Street, between the Hilton Garden Inn and the railroad tracks.
Travel Advisories - 12.20.2019
Please be aware of recent situations where researchers have attempted to export research materials abroad. The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies have increased their surveillance efforts to identify transport of research materials and verify that those exports comply with federal laws. We’re told that these efforts are part of a nation-wide enforcement action to control the transport of biological materials that may present a threat to our national security, or reduce the theft of intellectual property developed in the US, much of it with federal funds.
Transporting certain materials may require import/export permits or other documentation from federal agencies, including US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the FDA, USDA, Fish and Wildlife, and the CDC. We urge researchers to be aware of these requirements.
Exporting Research Materials Resources
If you have questions regarding exporting research materials abroad or foreign travel, please contact UND's Export Control Manager, Michael Sadler (777.4152; michael.p.sadler@UND.edu).
The NIH recently announced that ORCID IDs will soon be required for many grants offered by the NIH, AHRQ and CDC. This requirement focuses on individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards. Some awards will require ORCID IDs as early as October 2019, while others will begin to require ORCID IDs in January 2020. For the awards affected by this change, the eRA system will validate that ORCID IDs have been linked with eRA Commons profiles, and applicants without a linked ORCID ID will not be accepted. Please see the eRA guidance for linking an ORCID ID with a Commons profile.
ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides faculty, researchers and students with a unique alphanumeric identifier. The ORCID ID is a non-proprietary means of establishing your author name and identity and can be associated with scholarly works such as articles, books/book chapters, posters, videos, professional activities such as editorial work or grant submissions, and more. The ORCID ID remains the same throughout your career regardless of affiliation history or name changes. This is especially useful for faculty, researchers and students who have common names or name and affiliation changes during their career.
Registering for an ORCID ID and linking research activities in an ORCID record provides researchers with several benefits, including:
Enter Once, Reuse Often. The ability to submit an ORCID ID with a manuscript submission or with a grant proposal. Publishers and funders use ORCID IDs to streamline submission workflows and to link published articles to authors’ ORCID records, increasing discoverability of the authors’ other works. With the ORCID holder’s authorization, individual publishers and funders will automatically push a researcher’s publications or grant citations into the individual’s ORCID record.
- Comprehensively Collect Research Activities. Connecting an ORCID ID to all of one’s research activities in a scholarly record that stays with the individual throughout their career enables easy discovery and association with the researcher. Research activities may include publications, grants, patents, presentations, datasets, artistic works/performances, peer reviews, and other works.
- Disambiguate Names. If two or more researchers share a name, each person can distinguish their work from the others’ with the ORCID ID. Researchers who publish using different versions of their name or change their name during their career can link these name variations together with the ORCID ID.
- Increase Discoverability. Researchers can raise their visibility by adding their ORCID IDs and linking their ORCID records to their websites, email signatures, and publications.
For inquiries concerning the policy described in this Notice, contact: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov. For technical assistance or inquiries, contact the eRA Service Desk, via one of the options described on the NIH support page.
New Proposal Transmittal Form
The Division of Research & Economic Development has updated the proposal transmittal form. Effective 3/29/19, we will no longer be accepting the old proposal forms, so please make sure you communicate with your faculty and staff. We appreciate your help in implementing this change.