Sponsored Programs Administrations is responsible for certain post-award functions, including the following:
NIH Public Access Policy
If you receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you may be subject to the NIH Public Access Policy. This policy requires that NIH-funded researchers submit a copy of their refereed journal articles to PMC (formerly PUbMEd Central) upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after publication.
Note: The NIH has announced that, beginning May 2013, it will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance.
Creighton University Resources
- Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy presentation (PDF)
- My NCBI Training presentation (PDF)
- NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) presentation (PDF)
- Sample Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
- Creighton University Health Sciences Library tutorial, "Create a My NCBI account"
- RPPR Screen Shots
- NIH Public Access Policy
- Webinar, "Changes to the NIH Public Access Policy and the Implications to Awards"
- Public Access Training
- Public Access FAQs
- NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Information and Training Resources
- Log in to My NCBI
- My Bibliography Tutorial on NCBI Website
- My Bibliography: Public Access Compliance Video
- My Bibliography: Managing Compliance to the NIH Public Access Policy
- Video: Approving Submission of an Article in PubMed Central
- What Do I Do If NIH Systems Incorrectly Show a Publication as Falling Under the NIH Public Access Policy?
No-Cost Extension Requests
Principal Investigators are primarily responsible for requesting no-cost extensions from sponsors, with assistance from Sponsored Programs Administration. If an investigator believes a no-cost extension is necessary for a project, he or she must contact Sponsored Programs Administration no less than 90 days before the end date of the grant.
Documents received from the sponsor at the time of the award will normally detail the type and timing of required reports. The Principal Investigator must monitor these requirements to ensure reports are submitted in a timely fashion. The Principal Investigator is responsible for preparing all technical reports. The Principal Investigator must then coordinate with Sponsored Programs Administration for submission to the sponsor. Grants Accounting submits all financial reports.
Creighton University will submit all financial, performance, and other reports to Federal agencies within 90 calendar days after the completion of the award or in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. Grants Accounting shall submit the final financial report, in coordination with the Principal Investigator. The Principal Investigator shall prepare the final project report per sponsor guidelines. The Principal Investigator must then coordinate with Sponsored Programs Administration for submission to the sponsor.
To request to move funds on a grant that has been awarded under expanded authority (as stated in the terms and conditions of the award statement), investigators shall submit a request in writing to Sponsored Programs Administration. Sponsored Programs Administration will review the sponsor guidelines and award statement and, if the requested change is allowable, will approve the request and forward it to Grants Accounting.
Prior Approval Requests
Prior approval is required to significantly change aspects of the program from those originally proposed and approved, and to meet other requirements specified in the award or contract.
The Principal Investigator is responsible for coordinating with Sponsored Programs Administration the submission to the iEdison system of inventions resulting from a Federal award.
For information on grant expenditures and financial reporting, contact Accounting Services at 402-280-3986.
Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)
Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to Kathy Taggart, Associate Vice Provost for Research & Compliance, at 402-280-2360.