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The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides full life cycle administrative support to facilitate innovative research that positively impacts the world. ORS provides excellent customer service through knowledge-based leadership and stewardship. This includes timely clear communication to build partnerships with the Penn research community and our external sponsors.
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Prohibition on Participation in Malign Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs

Effective May 20, 2024, the NSF has implemented a prohibition on individuals participating in Malign Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs from submitting proposals or participating in NSF-funded research.  This requirement is part of the implementation of a federal-wide requirement.  For more information, please see Penn’s new Research Security webpage and review our new Sponsored Programs Policy […]
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Prohibition of TikTok on Penn Devices Used for Research

As you may be aware, there is a growing concern with data security on social media applications, such as TikTok, and a call for federal and state lawmakers to regulate these security risks. A Congressional Research Services Report from March 2023 highlighted some of the major concern areas regarding data security on social media applications, […]
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NSF Policy on Safe and Inclusive Working Environments

NSF has implemented a new policy (see Chapter XI.A.1.g. of PAPPG 23-1) to foster safe and harassment-free environments wherever science is conducted. This policy is effective for proposals with off-campus or off-site work due on or after January 30, 2023, and requires proposers to certify that they have a plan in place for creating and […]
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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy becomes effective for applications submitted on or after January 25, 2023.  The policy applies to all NIH supported research that results in the generation of scientific data. It does not apply to other activities such as training, infrastructure development, and non-research activities. The Data Management and Sharing Plan […]
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