Work Product and the ‘Forgotten’ Rights

As we’ve discussed previously (perhaps even ad nauseum), one of the most important terms to be negotiated for any award is the ownership of intellectual property created under the sponsored research.  When the sponsor is a government agency, clauses regarding copyrights and patents routinely write themselves.  However, when your funder is a non-public entity, there is more latitude available to carve out the rights that each party will receive.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Given the size of many research institutions, it wouldn’t be altogether unexpected if two PIs submitted proposals for governmental funding directed to the same scope of work.  However, as Patricia Hawk (Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Oregon State University) details in this week’s edition of NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday, it behooves the ORA to be aware of such situations so as not to fun afoul of the Antideficiency Act.

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They’re Here! NIH’s New FCOI Regulations And What To Look For

After all of the webinars, articles and presentations, we are now only two days away from the new NIH regulations on Financial Conflicts of Interest taking full effect.  As a reminder, these regulations apply to each Notice of Award received from the Public Health Service (PHS) of the DHHS and any related unit, most notably NIH.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Though it requires a significant amount of effort on the part of your ORA, departments, faculty and administrators, an NCURA Peer Review can be incredibly beneficial to learning what is working within your office and what could use improvement.  (For example, our Social Media platforms were borne from such a review last year, as a way to further communicate with JHSPH faculty and personnel.)  In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Peggy Lowry, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance at Oregon State University, discusses several policy-related issues that are frequently uncovered during the course of a Review:

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