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Important Recent Updates from the Office of Sponsored Programs

Principal Investigators,

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) posted a number of updates before the winter break. Given the importance of these updates, we wanted to re-share the details with you. Please let us know if you have any questions about any of these updates by reaching out to us at

Industry-Sponsored Agreements Updates

OSP and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) have coordinated with several businesses, State Risk in the Idaho Department of Administration, and many Boise State University offices to develop new industry-friendly agreement templates and associated processes that support our Strategic Plan and industry sponsors’ needs.  Four changes apply to industry sponsored agreements effective on January 1

  1. “Opt-In” to Use the New Industry-Sponsored Research Agreement Templates
  2. Applicable F&A Rates
  3. Include Fee/Profit in Project Budgets
  4. Industry Partnerships Webpage

A full description of these requirements are available in the PI News Posting from December 19.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy Update

The new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy requires DMS plans to be submitted for all NIH proposals for research that will result in the generation of scientific data submitted on or after January 25, 2023, regardless of the budget amount.  All researchers involved with NIH proposals and awards are encouraged to review the PI News Update from December 15 to prepare for this upcoming requirement.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Updates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1), which includes several important updates of which every Principal Investigator who works with NSF should be aware. The PAPPG update includes several significant changes:

  1. NSF Disclosure Requirements
  2. Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Templates
  3. Safe and Inclusive Working Environment Plans for Off-Campus and Off-Site Research
  4. Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR or RCR)

A template for preparing a Safe and Inclusive Working Environment Plan is now available on OSP’s Forms and Templates page. Anyone submitting to and receiving awards from NSF should review the PI News Posting from December 6.