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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) exists to help CSUEB employees apply for and secure external funds in support of their creative ideas and professional interests. The office provides guidance, information, and technical assistance to faculty engaged in externally funded research, instruction, community service and other scholarly activity. In accomplishing this mission, ORSP ensures accountability, compliance and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by the values of our campus and by all applicable Federal, State, and University policies, procedures and regulations. 



Important updates from ORSP - July 2018

Faculty Support Grants
The Chancellor’s Office has allocated funds for Faculty Support Grants for AY 2018-19. ORSP will prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the next month and it will be available on our InfoReady site:
Here are some tentative details:
1. Applications will be due Sept. 12
2.  Untenured faculty that receive assigned time for professional activity from Academic Affairs are eligible for research and student support (not release time).
3.  Tenured faculty are eligible for research/student support and/or up to 3 units of release time.
4.  The maximum award will be $6000.  
5.  Successful applications will identify a specific product such as a proposal to an external funder, major publication, juried show, or public performance that is the direct result of their funded project.  
More information about the FSG competition will be included in the Academic Affairs newsletter and on our InfoReady site.  

Recent Awarded Grants to CSUEB

Congratulations to the Most Recent Awarded Grants to CSUEB:

  • Title: Greenhouse Gas Equipment
  • PI: Reza Akhavian


  • Title: Minor in Japan Language & Culture
  • PI: Meiling Wu


  • Title: Central Coast Groundwater
  • PI: Jean Moran


Recent Policy Changes

Harassment: National Science Foundation has released its Federal Register notice on Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of SexualHarassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual AssaultNSF has developed a new award term and condition that will require grantee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment, or any other kind of harassment regarding a PI or co/PI or any other grant personnel. The award term and condition also will require the grantee to report the placement of the PI or co-PI on administrative leave relating to a harassment finding or investigation."


Data Sharing: Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work.


IRB: Common Rule: Institutions are allowed to employ three provisions from the revised Common Rule (2018 requirements) (HHS 2018b).

  • New definition of “research” 
  • Elimination of continuing review requirement for no more than minimal risk research 
  • Elimination of IRB requirement to review grant applications

Institutions that transition ongoing research studies to the 2018 requirements during the delay period must document and date their determination (HHS 2018b). The research that is transitioned must also fully comply with all of the 2018 requirements beginning on the general compliance date (21 January 2019). 

The revised Common Rule requires that for any clinical trial conducted or supported by a Common Rule department or agency, one consent form be posted on a publicly available federal website within a specific time frame.  The consent form must have been used in enrolling participants in order to satisfy this new provision. 

At this time, two publicly available federal websites that will satisfy the consent form posting requirement, as required by the revised Common Rule, have been identified: and a docket folder on (Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2018-0021).  Additional federal websites that would satisfy the revised Common Rule’s clinical trial consent form posting requirement might be identified in the future.




Mid-Year Compliance Reporting

At the end of every January is the due date for the mid-year Compliance Reporting. These include Cost Matching/Share Reporting, Subrecipient Monitoring, Centers and Institute Report, Conflict of Interest, etc


Week Of Research

See the research of the faculty and student. Once a year, the researcher can present his or her work in poster format to the campus community. Tuesday is the faculty poster session. Wednesday is the student poster sessions. Also, the 10 students going to the statewide research competition presenting their oral presentations.


End of Year Compliance Reporting

At the end of every July is the due date for the end of the year Compliance Reporting. These include Cost Matching/Share Reporting, Subrecipient Monitoring, Centers and Institute Report, Conflict of Interest, etc

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