Regulatory Affairs (Human Subjects, Clinical Research, COI, Export Control)
- MSU Office of Regulatory Affairs
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
- Human Subjects Training
- Project Nature Definitions for Human Research
- Clinical Research Definition Policy
- NIH Clinical Trial Definition
- NIH Clinical Trial Phases
- CLICK Compliance System Learning Resources
- Youth Protection Policies
- Resources for Faculty Disclosures
- Export Control & Trade Sanctions
- Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) Export Control Procedures
Conflict of Interest
MSU’s Conflict of Interest Policy can be found in the Faculty Handbook. A full chart of requirements can be found here. Investigators are required to complete a training program.The training is completed online by registering for the Financial Conflict of Interest (FDCOI) course on MSU’s Non-credit Registration System. To get started on your training, click here.
Disclosures, which are reported in Kuali Research (KR), are completed to be compliant with MSU, State of Michigan, and federal policy:
- Annual Disclosures are required to be submitted by all faculty and research staff;
- Project Disclosures are required to be submitted by all Investigators and Key Personnel before a research proposal is submitted;
- Travel Disclosures are required to be submitted by Investigators and Key Personnel on any U.S. Public Health Service funded project when they have completed any sponsored or reimbursed travel.
For a complete guide to Conflict of Interest, see the COI page.
Data Management Plans
- NSF Data Management Plan
- Download Jeff Cole’s tips and overview on Writing Data Management Plans.
- IES Data Management Plan Guidelines
- MSU Libraries Data Management Plans (includes guidance)
- Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Data Management Plans – Resources for MSU
- Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Data Management Plans – Sponsor Requirements
Kuali Research (KR) Help
Investigator Proposal Review and Approval and Completing the Related COI Disclosure. For video instructions, click here and here.
Chair and College level instructions for reviewing and approving proposals. For video instructions, click here.
Costs & Rates
- MSU Specific Identification of Fringe Benefits
- MSU Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates (aka overhead, indirect costs). Additional information: video demonstration of facilities and administration cost calculations.
- Academic Salary Minimum Salary Guidelines
- Graduate Assistant Stipend & Fringe Benefits for all levels @ 50% & 25%
Graduate Student (GA) annual year salaries for College of Education assistantships and fringe benefits.
- Cost Share or In-Kind Contributions
The College of Education does not contribute cost share except in very rare circumstances. If a solicitation requires cost share, please talk to your Chairperson and Lisa Reeves in the Dean’s Office as soon as possible. Click on the link above for more information about cost share or in-kind contributions.
- Guidelines for Faculty Load
- Summer Salary
- PI Exceptions
Regular faculty members and research or fixed-term faculty employees of the University with a rank of assistant professor and higher may be identified as the sole or co-principal investigator on proposals seeking support for a sponsored research, education, or service project. Individuals holding other appointment titles, such as research associates, specialists, postdoctoral fellows, or visiting, adjunct and clinical faculty, normally may submit proposals only as co-investigators/key personnel with a regular MSU faculty member. Upon approval of the appropriate department chairperson, college-level research associate dean, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, these non-regular faculty may serve as principal investigators or co-principal investigators. See full policy here. Read Request Recommendations for process in the College of Education.
- See full list of College of Education Policies.
- Signature Authority
- Proposal Submission Deadline Policy
- Outside Work for Pay / Overload
- Institutionally Limited Proposals
- Research and Creative Endeavor
- List of links to other policies for MSU and Sponsored Programs Administration.
- MSU Manual of Business Procedures
Important Numbers & Information
- DUNS Number: 193247145
- Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): R28EKN92ZTZ9
- IRS EIN: 38-6005984
- Michigan Congressional District: MI-008
- Research Facts
- Other Frequently Required Budget and Proposal Data
Complete list of frequently required budget and proposal data, including other identifiers, legal name, AOR contacts, congressional district, Audit statements, tax exempt status, etc.
Capacity & Compliance Statement
MSU Office of Affirmative Action Compliance Statement (GEPA)
To view or download a copy of Michigan State’s General Education Provision Act (GEPA) Statement.
- Consultant Writing Services with Tom Hollon and Sara Steenrod
- Writing Winning Grants
- Other Writing Resources
- MSU Guidelines on Authorship
- Budget Development Guidelines
- MSU Office of Research Facilitation & Dissemination Proposal Preparation Assistance
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Merit Review
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Peer Review
- Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Peer Review
- FAQ’s NSF Automated Compliance Checking in FastLane.
- Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (IES and NSF)
- Researchers are encouraged to use SciENcv to create their biosketches. SciENcv is “a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research investments from federal agencies.” Using SciENcv is a convenient option to create your biosketch while ensuring you are using the most up-to-date version for both NSF and NIH in line with their respective requirements. You simply upload your information to your online account then selecting the federal agency to which you are applying and download your CV.
Other Training and Resources
Agency Specific Guides including National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), State of Michigan, U.S. Department of Education (USDE), and more.
Download a Facilities Boilerplate of resources in the College of Education. Contact the ORA for other templates.
SciENcv for Biosketches – MSU Libraries Research Guides
CED Faculty Panel October 2015 – NSF Review Process Video
Four Education senior faculty members (Joe Krajcik, Jack Smith, Bob Floden and Gail Richmond) with extensive and successful experience in applying for funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) share their perspectives on the NSF grants making process.
More information on Sub-contracts
Agreement Types (i.e. Gift, Grant Agreement, Contract, Research MOU, No Money Agreement, Material Transfer Agreement, Non-Disclosure, Data Use, Intellectual Property, Fellowship agreement)
Roles & Responsibilities Guidance
Effort Reporting Overview & FAQ
Dr. Frank Lawrence, senior statistician, is appointed with the MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) and ORA. Dr. Lawrence has impressive statistical credentials that include HLM, SEM, growth models, generalized linear models, and working with complex survey data in social science settings. You can reach Frank at email@example.com, 517-432-0427.
College of Education Grant Mentor Program
CED grant mentors can (a) engage you individually or collectively in conversations about agencies or specific competitions, (b) answer your questions about applying for a grant, (c) read and comment on a portion of your grant (not the full grant proposal, but a small section or page or so), (d) discuss strategies for contacting/engaging program officers, and (e) other similar activities. Reach out directly to connect and benefit from the mentors in their respective areas of expertise:
- Marisa Fisher – Institute of Education Sciences (IES) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Higinio Dominguez – National Science Foundation (NSF) email@example.com
- Kristen Renn – Spencer Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org