Federal Agency Disclosure Information

Disclosing “other support” in proposals for US federal sponsored research

In addition to UMD’s internal Outside Professional Activity reporting requirement, many research funding agencies also require these types of activities to be disclosed during the proposal process and, in some cases, after the project is awarded. The funding agencies use these disclosures to identify possible Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and also ties with foreign entities. Disclosing accurate and complete information is required by US law. Also, when you certify your proposal in the Kuali Research system, you are certifying that you have provided all of the required information. If you have any questions, please contact your contract administrator in ORA.

The policies on exactly what needs to be disclosed and how the disclosures are made vary by funding agency. We have provided an overview of the current* policies in this document but it is important to review the requirements from the information sources to ensure you have the most-up-to-date information.


*The federal policies and requirements in this document are frequently changing. Please refer to source information to ensure you have the most current and accurate information.


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