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Updated RPPR Process

Sponsored projects issued to the University are contractual obligations between the sponsor and the institution for a specific period of performance. The University assumes responsibility for assuring the accuracy of the information submitted to the sponsor and complying with requirements imposed by the sponsor upon acceptance and throughout the life of a sponsored project.

To ensure the university remains in compliance, all Progress Reports must now be routed to the department’s assigned JHURA Grants Associate for review, approval and submission and require a Coeus Continuation record. This will ensure that JHU has the most up to date compliance documentation on file for each award. Instructions for this new process can be found here.

Published: September 9, 2021

Previous related announcements are posted below in chronological order.

Previous Related Announcements

Published: July 21, 2021

Please note that all NIH RPPRs should be routed to your department’s assigned JHURA Grants Associate via Commons. Please notify your GA once it is ready for review, approval, and submission to NIH.

Instructions on how to route an RPRR can be found here. When preparing the RPPR, please remember that the new NIH Other Support and Biosketch forms must be used.

For all applications and submissions on or after May 25, 2021, JHURA and School of Medicine ORA will require the use of the new NIH Other Support and Biosketch forms, without the new signature/certification requirement. The signatures/certifications will not be required from JHU faculty until January 25, 2022.

While JHU has decided to delay implementing the NIH signature requirement for the Other Support page, all investigators remain personally responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their Biosketch and Other Support disclosures on all submissions, including proposals, JIT requests, and RPPRs.

Investigators should ensure that all agreements that relate to any foreign appointment or an item listed on the Other Support page have been reviewed and approved by their Dean’s Office prior to being included in the Other Support documentation of the RPPR. JHURA will not include any agreement that has not been vetted through the investigator’s Dean’s Office, but NIH may request such documents. Therefore, please be sure that all outside appointments and related agreements are on file, translated, and ready to be submitted to NIH upon request.

Information about each school’s process for reviewing foreign appointments may be found here.

Please consult the original NIH Notice and FAQs, as well as JHU’s Current and Pending Support page for additional guidance on what needs to be disclosed.

Please contact your research administration representative with any questions.


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