The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016 (SB1052) strengthened and formalized the partnership between the state of Maryland’s two most powerful public research engines - the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) - and resulted in hundreds of collaborative proposals since 2012. https://mpower.maryland.edu/
Tracking MPower Metrics in Kuali Research
The MPower the State unit code (1420301) should be added to all proposals where there is a collaboration between the two campuses, including those proposals that will not result in a subaward relationship, e.g., administrative supplements, child accounts, and training/fellowship activities.
The unit code should be applied as a secondary unit for all investigators receiving DRIF credit split (MPower receives 0% credit split).
Additionally, all proposals must use the MPowering the State Research Collaborative Arrangement letter. No additional subrecipient forms are required for MPowering proposals.
The collaborative letter and unit code allow for increased accuracy in reporting the total research impact of the MPowering the State Strategic Partnership at the University, System, and State levels.
Direct questions regarding this information to Dr. Beth Brittan-Powell, Director, Research Compliance Initiatives, email@example.com.