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Technology Incubation Program (TIP)

UConn offers expansive innovation and entrepreneurship capacity developed in response to state and national needs, and is well positioned to help your business start, compete and grow. Its Technology Incubation Program (TIP) offers startups and expanding R&D operations the opportunity to locate on UConn campuses and to leverage University resources to enable their success. Offering a collaborative entrepreneurial environment, TIP provides access to business and technical talent as well as world class R&D capacity as part of UConn’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Visit TIP at tip.uconn.edu

Salary Charging

Sponsors, mostly federal but also some non-federal, impose a salary cap or salary limitation as a requirement in proposing and when accepting an award. A salary rate cap or limitation of salary imposed by a sponsor may be due to one of the following:

  • The Consolidated Appropriations Action, 2014 (H.R. 3547/Public Law 113-76) the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) agencies with the exception of the FDA (funded under the USDA appropriations bill) and the Indian Health Service (funded under the Department of Interior appropriations bill) are required to:
    • Impose a salary rate cap applicable to grants, cooperative agreements and contracts (with the exception of those that are clearly defined to be exempt from the cap) for all DHHS agencies (i.e. HHS, NIH, AHRQ, CDC, HRSA, SAMHSA, etc.).
    • Sets the salary rate cap at the Executive Level II of the Federal Pay schedule.
  • Sponsors (federal and non-federal) other than the sponsors identified above may have a salary reimbursement request limitation as a matter of policy (Ex. NIH K awards and NSF Awards); and
  • Sponsors (federal or non-federal, including subawards or pass-thru awards) may have a salary rate cap that may be program specific limiting the recovery of salary.

For more information:

http://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/salary-rate-limitation/index.html
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-049.html
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm

Award Management System

Award Management System (AMS) supports pre-award requests and automated notifications of award setups, in addition to the electronic Labor Redistributions (LDCAs), Effort Reporting, Committed Effort Management and the My Funding grant review module. Over the coming year, the system will be expanded to include other grant management functions.

Link to AMS: https://ets.uchc.edu

Request AMS Access

AMS uses a single-sign on portal which means it uses your UCH assigned User Name and Password. Employees are automatically registered in AMS. Please contact Ella Sun at esun@uchc.edu or at 860-679-8961 if you are a new user in AMS so you can be assigned an appropriate position which will activate your account in AMS.

AMS Help-AMS Quick Guides

Committed Effort

Committed effort that is promised to a sponsor (as part of the proposal) for principal investigators (PIs), co-principal investigators and key personnel is available for review by faculty and departmental staff at UConn Health via the Committed Effort Report which can be accessed from AMS. These reports are entered and tracked by the AMS-Committed Effort module.

  • Fund Setup Team enters all faculty member’s and key personnel’s committed effort based on the grant application when completing the fund setup.
  • Fund Setup Team deletes/edits faculty member and key personnel’s existing committed effort if change in committed effort is approved by the sponsor.
  • It is expected that the PIs and his/her department administrators will report significant reductions in committed effort for PIs and additional key personnel to sponsors.

Important Effort Reporting Dates

Effort Reporting Timelines

Quarters Report Generation Department Admin Review PI Certification
Q1 End of September October November
Q2 End of December January February
Q3 End of March April May
Q4 End of June July August

CRA Study Group

Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is developing a Certified Research Administrator study group to prepare members for the test that is administered through the Research Administrators Certification Council.  If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

Sponsored Programs Administrators Meetings

The Sponsored Programs Administrators (SPA) Meeting is held monthly during the academic year to provide information to department administrators.  Please send any suggestions or comments to brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

 

Upcoming Meetings – all will be held at 11:00 am

February 19, 2019  Tuesday, ARB Large Conference Room

March 19, 2019  Tuesday, ARB Large Conference Room

April 16, 2019  Tuesday, Location to be announced.

May 14, 2019  Tuesday, Location to be announced.

June 18, 2019  Tuesday, Location to be announced.

 

For information from previous meetings, visit the SPA Meeting Archive.

Research Administrators Education Opportunities

Sponsored Program Services (SPS) is developing a comprehensive research administration education program.  The program will include in-person interactive learning experiences, video tutorials, reference guides, and other workshops and events meant to provide support and professional development for research administrators, faculty, and students involved in research.

As the program develops, opportunities will be listed below.  Please send any suggestions or comments to brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

Federal Costing Principles Interactive Learning Experience

Federal Costing Principles

January 23, 2019, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Munson Road Training Room

Link for registration:  http://s.uconn.edu/fcpregistration

You will register for this session using your UConn Health Net ID

Registration for this session is limited to 30 people.

 

For questions regarding any UConn or UConn Health Training, please contact brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

In this three hour interactive learning experience, research administrators will engage in activities designed to help them:

  • confidently explain the importance of Uniform Guidance in research administration
  • evaluate costs to federally funded accounts against Uniform Guidance requirements to ensure compliance
  • make informed and accurate costing decisions using Uniform Guidance requirements as the foundation
  • make use of available UConn/UConn Health resources for questions and assistance

UConn Health Funding Module Training – Account Management System

Pertains to UConn Health Faculty and Staff members who use the Account Management System (AMS).

This 10 minute video explains the funding module available in the (AMS).  Faculty and Staff can use this video to learn how to navigate the AMS system to find the information needed to manage their awards.  Please contact ersadmin@uchc.edu for questions regarding the AMS system.  For questions regarding any UConn or UConn Health Training, please contact brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

Subaward Procedures from Proposal to Closeout – An Interactive Learning Experience

In this three hour interactive learning experience, research administrators will engage in activities designed to help them:

  • accurately evaluate, compile, prepare, and submit subaward documentation for a proposal
  • accurately evaluate, compile, prepare, and submit documentation for new subaward or an amendment
  • confidently explain the roll of the PI, the department administrator, and Sponsored Program Services from proposal to closeout
  • make use of available UConn/UConn Health resources for questions and assistance

This learning experience will be presented in-person on both the Storrs and Farmington campuses in February 2019.  Exact dates and times, as well as registration information, will be posted here when available.

For questions regarding any UConn or UConn Health Training, please contact brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.

Account Monitoring and Management Interactive Learning Experience

In this three hour interactive learning experience, research administrators will engage in activities designed to help them:

  • effectively monitor and manage sponsored program accounts to facilitate speedy processing of account activities and reduce the need for cost transfers
  • make informed and accurate account management decisions using UConn/UConn Health requirements as the foundation
  • make use of available UConn/UConn Health resources for questions and assistance

This learning experience will be presented in-person on both the Storrs and Farmington campuses in March 2019.  Exact dates and times, as well as registration information, will be posted here when available.

For questions regarding any UConn or UConn Health Training, please contact brenda.lowther@uchc.edu.