Global Activities e-Disclosure Deadline Suspended
The implementation deadline has been suspended for the MSU disclosure requirement for global activities by principal investigators and key personnel. All disclosures currently required by federal agencies for grants and contracts remain in effect.
Last month, the Provost and I requested that faculty disclose compensated and uncompensated collaborations with non-domestic entities using a new Global Activities e-Disclosure (GAED) form. The purpose of the disclosure was to provide a simple means to better address updated federal regulations, and to support faculty with the increasing demands to provide this information on grant applications. As context, please reference the original memo.
While this process had been submitted to UCFA for review and comment last October, new concerns were raised this week by faculty governance representatives that some of the requirements, as well as the methodology used in the GAED, should be reviewed and modified. We will be meeting soon with a faculty task force to address those concerns, but for the time being we have suspended the March 8 deadline.
Thank you to the many faculty and key personnel who have already completed the Global Activities e-Disclosure form. As the GAED process is modified, we do not anticipate that any changes to your recent submission will be required. The information from those disclosures will be reviewed to help provide advice in relation to federal agency expectations for disclosure on grant applications to those that completed the form.
While we review the process, please be aware that disclosure of activities as required by agencies is still needed on federal grant applications and/or contract proposals. Federal agencies have communicated additional disclosure requirements related to information to be included in biosketch, facilities, conflict of interest, and other/current and pending support documentation. If you have questions, please see: Current and Pending Other Support Requirements by Sponsor or contact any of the individuals identified for questions in the original email or your assigned proposal team members in the Office of Sponsored Programs.
We appreciate receiving your feedback and we will use it as our team continues to review approaches toward accomplishing the goals of both supporting faculty and addressing federal requirements.
To reinforce an earlier memo from senior MSU leadership to faculty:
“It is the responsibility of all members of our community to uphold MSU’s values and to engage with others in ways that make them feel welcome, safe, and valued. Our thanks to each of you for continuing to make MSU an inclusive and welcoming community for all.”
Please contact my office directly with any questions or concerns at (517) 355-0306.
Thank you and best regards.
Douglas A. Gage, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation