Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
The official MUSC deadline to submit a complete proposal package to ORSP for review and institutional approval is three business days before the sponsor’s submission deadline date. This MUSC policy was established by MUSC’s University Research Council in April of 2005.
Complete proposal package defined:
A complete proposal package means ALL of the *sponsor-required-sections/forms (e.g. face page, budget, research aims, biographical sketches, etc.) of the proposal are completed and submitted to ORSP along with a fully routed and approved electronic Proposal Data Sheet (ePDS).
Note the official 3 business day count begins when the complete proposal package is sent to ORSP. Often this is the date of the last non-ORSP approver on the required ePDS form, provided the proposal is attached to the ePDS or has already been received by ORSP.
ORSP understands and anticipates improvements, tweaks and/or revisions may be necessary during the 3 business day window prior to the actual submission date. However, if any required section (e.g. face page, budget, research aims, biographical sketches, etc.) is missing or incomplete inside of the 3 business day window, then the proposal would not be approved as having met the 3 business day deadline.
*Sponsor-required-sections/forms may also include MUSC forms such as up-to-date MUSC VA Memorandums of Understanding (VA MOUs), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) External Investigator forms or any other form (internal or external) required for a fully compliant proposal submission.
Required Institutional Approvals
The electronic Proposal Data Sheet (ePDS) contains information required for institutional approval to perform the work proposed in the research contract or grant application. This information is used for reporting to the University, the Board of Trustees and the General Public. This form web based and must be completed on-line from http://erma.musc.edu. Signatures/Approvals are used as follows:
If proposal is being managed by a department or unit other the PI's home department:
If co-investigators or anyone listed on the budget are in a different department from the PI:
|Federal EIN (Entity ID - Tax #)||157-6000-722-A2|
|Non-Federal EIN (Corporate, Foundation, etc)||57-6000722|
|DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System)||183710748|
|CAGE (Commercial Governmental Entity)||02LK0|
|NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)||611310|
|FICE (Federal Interagency Committee on Education)||003438|
|CMS NPI (Center for Medicare & Medicaid National Provider Identifier)||1073605879|
|NIH Institutional Profile Number|
|Human Research Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)||00001888 (expires 9/7/2021)|
|Animal Research Multiple Project Assurance (MPA)||MUSC - A 3428-01 (expires 4/30/2020)|
VAMC - A3137-01
|MUSC Congressional District||SC-006 ***This changed January 2013|
|MUSC Organization Type||Public - State|
|NIH Stem Cell Codes||http://escr.nih.gov|
|AAALAC Accreditation Status||Full|
|AAALAC Accreditation Date||1987|
|Last AAALAC Site Visit||July 2014|
|Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates|
(DHHS rate agreement dated 7/10/2017)
|Cognizant Agency: DHHS|
Point of Contact (POC): Darryl Mayes
POC Phone: 202-401-2808
|30% TDC - effective 7/1/2013|
|Off Campus Research||26% MTDC|
Other Sponsored Activities
|34 % MTDC|
*MTDC - Modified Total Direct Costs are costs which exclude equipment, alterations and renovations, student aid, patient care costs, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships, and the portion of a sub-grant or sub-contract in excess of $25,000.
#Other Sponsored Activities - programs and projects which involve the performance or work other than instruction and research. Examples include health or community service projects.
|Composite Rates (includes insurance)||For FY2018|
|Employment Type||Negotiated Rate||Applicable to Employment Types|
|Post Docs||29.8 %|
|Temporary Faculty, Temporary Non-Faculty||29.5 %||Temporary Faculty|
NIH Salary Cap
Effective January 8, 2017 $187,000
Debarment and Suspension
|NO (usually but not always)|
Delinquent Federal Debt
Research Misconduct Annual Report
DHHS F & A Cost Rate Agreement
YES Agreement dated 3/15/16
Civil Rights Assurance (HHS form 690)
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (HHS form 690)
Sex Discrimination Assurance
Age Discrimination Assurance (HHS form 690)
Assurance of Compliance w/ Title IX (HHS form 690)
|Data System Compliance - 21 CFR 11||January 2008 memo|