Research on Research Integrity

 

The FOA will solicit applications for competing grant awards for the planning and implementation of conferences or workshops. Conferences or workshops must be designed to provide a forum for discussion and produce tangible outcomes related to at least one of the following themes: 1) responsible conduct of research training; 2) fostering an environment that promotes research integrity; 3) prevention of research misconduct; 4) handling of research misconduct allegations; 5) whistleblowing; 6) international issues in research integrity; or, 7) other topics clearly linked to research integrity and compliance with 42 CFR Part 93. Ideally, the proposed conference or workshop will generate publishable, quality materials or extramural funding applications.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.085
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241, Title 111, Part 42U.S.C., Section 301
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public, private or nonprofit agencies (including State and local government agencies) eligible Federal agencies, universities, colleges, hospitals and academic or research institutions may apply for research grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals and public, private, profit or nonprofit organizations
Credentials/Documentation
Nonprofit organizations must provide evidence of tax-exempt status. When projects involve the collaborative efforts of more than one organization or require the use of services or facilities not under the direct control of the applicant, written assurances of specific support or agreements must be submitted by the affected parties. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are submitted in response to specific announcements posted on Grants.gov. All applications must be submitted using the Department of Health and Human Services Standard Form 424. Each announcement provides specific additional instructions regarding the contents of the narrative description of the project, budget justification, and other required information. Application packages should be accessed through the appropriate funding opportunity announcement, found on Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov/). Consultation on a proposed project may be obtained from the Division of Education and Integrity staff responsible for the research. Applications are reviewed by principally nonfederal consultants recruited nationwide from the research and research integrity fields. The amounts of the award and period of support are determined on the basis of merit of the project and the nature of the grant mechanism. Electronic applications are submitted through the Grants.gov website.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by principally nonfederal consultants recruited nationwide from the research and research integrity fields. The amounts of the award and period of support are determined on the basis of merit of the project and the nature of the grant mechanism. Electronic applications are submitted through the Grants.gov website. All applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Research Integrity. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Director of the Office of Research Integrity makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Support is recommended for a specified project period, not in excess of five years. Prior to termination of a project period, the grantee may apply for renewal of support for a new project period. An application for renewal is processed as a new competing request.
How are proposals selected?
All applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Research Integrity. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Director of the Office of Research Integrity makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. More information can be found at https://www.hhs.gov/grants/grants/get-ready-for-grants-management/grant-process/index.html. Consultation on a proposed project may be obtained from the Division of Education and Integrity staff responsible for the research.
How may assistance be used?
Institutions can plan and facilitate conferences or workshops designed to provide a forum for discussion and produce tangible outcomes related to at least one of the following themes: 1) responsible conduct of research training; 2) fostering an environment that promotes research integrity; 3) prevention of research misconduct; 4) handling of research misconduct allegations; 5) whistleblowing; 6) international issues in research integrity; or, 7) other topics clearly linked to research integrity and compliance with 42 CFR Part 93.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 2 CFR 200.333, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a project period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are generally funded on a 12-month basis. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon acceptable evidence of satisfactory progress, continuing program relevance, and availability of funds. July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Bank transfer. A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the applicant organization.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program: Johanna Nestor Public Health Advisor 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750 Rockville, Maryland 20852 240-453-8400 Johanna.Nestor@hhs.gov Office of Grants Management: Roscoe Brunson 1101 Wootton Pkwy, #550 Rockville, MD 20852 240-453-8822 Roscoe.Brunson@hhs.gov
Headquarters Office
Roscoe Brunson
Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Roscoe.Brunsont@hhs.gov
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
http://Ori.hhs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0120-0-1-551
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17$249,971.00; FY 18 est $98,321.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$1,113,008.00; - Past years and current year: $50,000 - $262,500
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
2016: $249971 - $49,971-$50,000 2017 - $49971 - $50,000 Total $249,971 2018 - $48321 - $50,000 Total $98,321
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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