Research and Sponsored Projects Manual (RSP)

Effective: 11/1/2015

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RSP Manual Revision Notice Table

RSP 004: Definitions. Revised to remove the definitions “Activity Distribution Report (ADR),” “Senior Vice President for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development,” and “University Prior Approval System (UPAS)”; to update the definitions “Allowable Costs,” “Budget,” “Collaboration,” “Companion Accounts,” “Complainant,” “Cost Sharing,” “Effort,” “Fully Burdened F&A Rate,” “International Travel” (from “Foreign Travel”), “Mandatory Committed Cost Sharing,” “Matching Funds,” “Program Income,” “Sponsored Project,” “Subrecipient,” “Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing,” “Voluntary Uncommitted Cost Sharing,” “Waived Prior Approval Authority” (from “Expanded Authorities”)

RSP 101: General Research Policy. Revised to update the Source; to update authoritative guidance references/resources for sponsored project funding for grants and cooperative agreements from federal and sub-federal sources

RSP 303: Proposal Budget Preparation. Revised to update the Source; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 401: Agreement Negotiation and Acceptance. Revised to update the Sources; to update the language on agreements based on Arizona Board of Regents’ (ABOR) policies; to remove a Cross-Reference

RSP 406: Publication. Revised to update the language on allowable publication delays

RSP 501: Establishment of a Sponsored Project Account. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to update “physical award file” to “electronic award file”; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 502–01: Personnel Employed on Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to update the term “intra-university” to “intra-institution of higher education (IHE)”; to update the Cross-Reference

RSP 502–02: Leaves and Absences for Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 502–03: Certification of Sponsored Project Effort. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language on specific agency requirements; to update the term “intra-university” to “intra-institution of higher education (IHE)”; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 503–03: Consultants, Guest Lecturers, and Other Professional Services for Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to update the term “intra-university” to “intra-institution of higher education (IHE)”; to update the Cross-References

RSP 503–05: Subcontracts/Subaward Agreements. Revised to update the Sources; to update a position title; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 504–01: Sponsored Projects Travel for ASU Employees. Revised to update the Sources; to clarify that the U.S. flag air carriers requirement is for federally-funded sponosred projects; to update the Cross-References

RSP 504–04: Conference Registration and Per Diem Costs for ASU Employees on Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 504–05: Sponsored Project Travel and Related Costs (Non-ASU Employees). Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language on lodging and per diem reimbursements; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 506–02: Cost Transfers to Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 506–03: Cost Sharing Documentation for Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to clarify policy details on cost sharing, funds, and accounting; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 507–01: Sponsored Project Award Changes. Revised to update the Sources; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 508–01: Charging Direct and Facilities & Administrative Costs to Sponsored Projects. Revised to update the Sources; to update the policy language to refer to RSP 101, “General Research Policy” for federal authoritative guidance; to link to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Web site; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 508–02: Facilities & Administrative Costs. Revised to update the Sources; to update a position title; to update a federal agency department name; to add a Cross-Reference

RSP 510–02: External Audits and Programmatic Reviews. Revised to update the Sources; to update a position title; to add a Cross-Reference

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