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Penn ranks among the top recipients of competitive research grants and receives more than $1.2B in external awards annually. The Office of Research Services works to ensure that these funds are properly administered and provides assistance to Penn’s principal investigators and business administrators.
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Disclosure Requirements for Federal Sponsors

Different agencies have different requirements for how to disclose other support and outside activities. The following table may be useful to help determine what should be disclosed to federal sponsors
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NIH Guidance on the Disclosure of Other Support, Foreign Relationships and Activities, and Conflicts of Interest

NIH has released information describing actions that NIH, institutions, and researchers can take to protect U.S. biomedical intellectual innovation, including disclosure requirements related to foreign relationships and activities.
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New NIH Requirements for Research with Human Fetal Tissue effective

In June 2019, HHS released a statement on changes to regulations and the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) related to research involving human fetal tissue (HFT). This new regulations apply to proposal submissions for due dates on or after Sept. 25, 2019 and solicitations issued after Sept. 25, 2019.
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New Guidance on Global Engagement

The Office of Research Services, in collaboration with Penn Global and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, has developed new guidance to assist Penn faculty and staff with useful information, best practices, and regulatory requirements when developing and managing foreign collaborations and hosting foreign visitors.
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