Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) has revised the Sponsored Program Proposal Internal Approval Routing Form (aka “Yellow Sheet”) to reflect new financial conflict of interest in research requirements. It is available on the Research Office website.
Federal regulation (Common Rule 45 CFR 46) and UNH policy require that all UNH research activities proposing to involve human subjects must be reviewed and receive written, unconditional approval from the UNH Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research before commencing. This applies to all research
Financial (and other) conflicts of interest can arise naturally from an individual’s engagement with the world beyond campus, and the existence of a conflict does not imply wrongdoing on anyone’s part. When conflicts of interest arise, they must be recognized and eliminated or managed appropriately.
Principal investigators are responsible for ensuring that all effort commitments for their sponsored programs are: regularly reviewed to reflect actual work performed; consistent with proposed effort; and, ultimately, certified.
A transferred cost must comply with all UNH policies and sponsor terms and conditions, including rules for allowability, reasonableness, allocability, and consistency.
Cost transfers, when necessary, must be timely; late cost transfers (more than 90 days after the end of the month in which the transaction occurred) must meet additional documentation criteria and be approved by Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA).