Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

MSC09 5220
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
1650 University Blvd NE
Second Floor, Suite 2200

Phone: (505) 272-6264
Fax: (505) 272-0159

Policies & Guidance

Appropriate External Billing

Guidance on who bills what and why (Dept. vs Central Office).

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Average Compensation Increase

Used as average increases for budgeting on Contract & Grant budgets.

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Calculation of HSC Fringe Benefits

Methods for calculation of fringe benefits on Contracts & Grants and for use in budget justifications.

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Cell Phone Reimbursement for Restricted Awards

Guidance on how to request reimbursement for cell phone usage and the disallowance of reimbursement on restricted awards.

Detailed information on this policy can be found at:  http://ua.unm.edu/cell-phone-reimbursement.html

Corporate Intellectual Property (IP) Research Memo

Guidance on processing Intellectual Property within UNM.

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Electronic Submission Deadlines



Details on deadlines to the Sponsored Projects Office.

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Federal/Federal Pass-through Funding on Contracts &Grants

Federally funded projects must be recorded, processed, and billed through Financial Services in compliance with A-133 Audit Standards.

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HRRC Fees

Fees associated with initial review.

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IHS & VA Contracts: Must Have F&A

Guidance on F&A rate to be used on projects sponsored by Indian Health Services and The Veteran's Administration.

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Lapsed IRB Study Procedure

Guidance on IRB studies that lapse into expiration of HRRC approval.

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Maximum FTE & Extra Compensation for HSC Faculty

Document that elaborates on the purpose of maximum FTE and conditions for extra compensation.

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Minimum 1% PI Effort on Awards

Guidance on what projects do/do not require 1% minimum PI Effort.

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Outside Professional Activities

Defines conditions of professional activities outside of the University and/or outside of responsibility as faculty members.

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Participation in Vendor-Sponsored Events

Guidance on faculty members being permitted to participate in a vendor-sponsored event.

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Research Benefits the Public

Guidance on selecting "Research" vs. "Public Service/Other".

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Memo for National Science Foundation (NSF)

Memo explaining the National Science Foundation's (NSF) mandatory "Responsible Conduct of Research" (RCR) training requirement.

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SOM 95% Maximum Effort

Document explaining maximum effort policy on restricted funds for the School of Medicine. 5% must be available for general contractual duties.

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Stem Cell Research Policy

Document outlining the UNM HSC policy regarding research involving human stem cells, including embryonic stem cells.

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Submitting Manuscripts to PubMed Central: New NIH Requirements

Information regarding the revised NIH Public Access Policy, the new requirements, and the manuscript submission process.

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Sunshine Act: Physicians Payments

Mandate from the Affordable Care Act requiring manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologicals to track and report payments and items of value to physicians and teaching hospitals; guidance on faculty responsibility.

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Text Messaging While Driving: adherence to FAR 52.223-18

The Federal Government has added a clause to all documents with federal funding which expressly bans text messaging while driving.

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UH Patient Care Rates for Research

Pricing patient care procedures and accounting for expenses of UNMH Services.

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Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Please visit:  http://www.ecfr.gov for more information on uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards.

University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAPPM)

This University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAPPM) is published by the UNM Policy Office and serves as the official reference source for institutional policies and procedures. It is intended to be a "Users Guide" to assist those persons in the various organizations of the University responsible for carrying out the administrative functions of their organizations.

The UAPPM can be found at:  http://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/index.html

VA/UNM (Joint Appointment) Proposal Processing

Guidance on when to submit through the University vs. VA with a joint appointment.

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Whistleblower Policy

Applies to all employees working for Federal contractors, subcontractors, grantees and sub-grantees.

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