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Federal ID# – 54-0505965
DUNS# – 05-691-5069
U.S. Congressional District – 4th (VA-007)
Virginia House District – 68th
Virginia Senate District – 10th
Authorized Institutional Representative – Laurie F. Melville, Senior Associate Vice-President & Controller

Fringe Benefit Rates

Please see the University's Fringe Benefit & Indirect Cost Rates, Effective July 1, 2018.

(See the University’s policy on the Distribution of the Indirect Costs Recovered.)

NIH Applicants

Please note that in accordance with NIH policy notice NOT-OD-06-054, the University is required to have you sign an assurance certification whenever you submit an application, report, or prior-approval request to any institute within the National Institutes of Health. Future applicants will receive the form at the time of submission. Contact FCGR at (804) 289-8005 for additional information.

NSF Applicants

Please note that as of January 10, 2011, the Cost Sharing Policy has been revised and in general is not allowed. Please refer to the FAQ.

Data Management Plan

The Data Management Plan component of federal grant applications is becoming increasingly important, as you are expected to share results and make information available from government grant-funded projects. The University of Richmond Librarians have created this very helpful website:
http://libguides.richmond.edu/datamanagement

Policies

The University's policies and procedures are designed to assist grantseekers during the proposal development process and beyond. Please contact the Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations if you have any questions.

Revised Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Grant Funded Research

Effective August 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency regulating the National Institutes of Health, has issued new Public Health Service regulations regarding the management of financial conflicts of interest (FCOI). Accordingly, the University of Richmond has a revised Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Grant Funded Research. Briefly, faculty and staff involved in sponsored research are required to disclose significant financial interests held by themselves or family members. They must also complete online training and present certification of successful completion of training prior to applying for funding. The complete Policy, the Disclosure Form, and information on registration for training are available on the Policies page of the website of the office of Foundation, Corporate & Government Relations.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Research Misconduct Policy

The University of Richmond expects adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards in the conduct of research and scholarly activity by all members of the University community, including faculty, staff and students. Research misconduct is fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting research. Definitions of these and other terms are provided in the University of Richmond’s Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct. Students, faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with this important policy.

Under the University of Richmond’s research misconduct policy, the University of Richmond Provost will serve as or designate the “Deciding Official” for allegations of research misconduct. The Provost will also designate the Research Integrity Officer (RIO), who is currently the Director of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity. The full University of Richmond Research Misconduct Policy is also available at the websites of the Institutional Review Board and the Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations (FCGR).

Responsible Conduct of Research

To minimize the risks of conducting research misconduct, researchers should participate in available training on the responsible conduct of research. This training is available for free to all University faculty members, students and staff. The training is made available through the University’s subscription to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). CITI training on the responsible conduct of research can be downloaded HERE. Note that there are four different RCR courses and researchers should be careful to register for the appropriate course:

1. Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
2. Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
3. Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
4. Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course.

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity provides excellent resources on the responsible conduct of research (RCR), including an online book, Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research. Please contact the IRB Chair or Dr. Jacque Fetrow if you have any questions on these policies.

Conflict of Interest

The University of Richmond recognizes the need to protect the integrity of research and educational activities, and has adopted this policy to provide for the appropriate management of actual or potential financial conflicts of interests. This policy also fulfills the requirements of grantee institutions as set forth in the National Institutes of Health’s guidelines, as well as the National Science Foundation’s conflict of interest policies.

To read the policy in full, please see Financial Conflict of Interest for Grant-Funded Research

Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.

Research Misconduct

Policy summary: University of Richmond policy and procedures for responding to allegations of research misconduct.

This University's policy for responding to allegations of research misconduct is adapted from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity’s Sample Policy. For ease of use this policy does not “quote” the extensive use of this sample material; nor does it include frequent references to the Public Health Service, which originally promulgated the policy on which the model policy was based. This policy replaces the previous research misconduct policy of the University, effective Jan. 31, 2011.

The University expects adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards in the conduct of research and scholarly activity by all members of the University community, including faculty, staff and students. This policy applies to research misconduct, which is fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting research. Definitions of these and other terms are provided in this policy.

Under this policy, the University provost will serve as or designate the “Deciding Official” for allegations of research misconduct. The provost also will designate the research integrity officer (RIO), who is currently the director of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity.

When a member of the University community has reason to believe that research misconduct has occurred, he or she is obligated to report such concerns to the RIO. A potential complainant may also seek guidance from the RIO as to whether or not such concerns warrant a complaint. Upon receipt of a complaint, the RIO will assess allegations and determine whether or not an inquiry will be conducted. The process can end at this time with a determination by the RIO that an inquiry is not warranted.

If an inquiry is warranted, an Inquiry Committee will be appointed by the RIO, in consultation with other University officials. The Inquiry Committee will interview the complainant, the respondent (the subject of the complaint), and other key witnesses, as well as review relevant evidence. A draft inquiry report will be provided to the respondent for comment. The Inquiry Committee will decide, in consultation with the RIO, if an investigation is recommended and report its findings to the deciding official. The deciding official will determine in writing whether or not an investigation is warranted. If an investigation is warranted, an Investigation Committee is formed. The RIO will provide the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) with the deciding official’s written decision and the final inquiry report.

The purpose of the investigation is to develop a factual, detailed record of the allegations and evidence and make a recommendation to the deciding official. Members of the Inquiry Committee may subsequently serve on the Investigation Committee. After a thorough review, the Investigation Committee and the RIO will prepare a draft report, which will be made available to the respondent for comment. After the Investigating Committee makes its final report, the deciding official will make a final decision in writing as to whether or not the University accepts the investigation report, its findings, and its recommended actions. The RIO will notify the complainant and the respondent of this decision and provide required materials to the U.S. ORI. The deciding official will ensure that appropriate administrative actions are taken. Records will be retained for seven years.

For more information, please see the full Research Misconduct Policy.

Intellectual Property

The purpose of this Policy is to set forth the procedure for timely identification, commercial development and protection of faculty and staff created works and inventions. The Policy will also provide some individuals an opportunity to share in returns that result from works and/or inventions used in a commercial manner.

To read the policy in full, please see Intellectual Property Policy

Indirect Costs

Facilities and administrative (F&A), or indirect, costs are awarded to reimburse the University for expenses incurred in support of sponsored research and training activities. It is the University's policy to recover the full amount of indirect costs allowable by a granting agency, whether publi
c or private.

The University periodically negotiates a federal F&A reimbursement rate with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The University of Richmond’s current F&A Cost Rate, applied to salaries, wages, and fringe benefits, is 53 percent on campus and 23 percent off campus, which is used if more than 50 percent of a project is performed off campus. Faculty who are preparing proposals should contact the Office of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations to verify this rate, which is subject to change.

To read the policy in full, please see Indirect Costs Recovery Policy

Research Incentive Accounts

The University of Richmond’s policy is to recover the full amount of indirect costs allowable by a granting agency, whether public or private.  In acknowledgement of the effort required to seek and secure external funding, the University electsto return ten percent (10%) of the indirect costs recovered to faculty members who serve as the principal investigator (PI) on grants that include indirect costs through the creation of research incentive accounts.

To read the policy in full, please see Research Incentive Accounts Policy