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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is your starting point for doing business with UAH faculty, research staff, and students.

OSP will prepare/process the following:

• Teaming Agreement • Non-Disclosure Agreement • Equipment/Facility Use Agreement • Proposal Preparation

• Review/negotiate/execute all contract documents • Letters of Support/Intent • Certifications and Representations

• Notary support available, contact Mirael Parker  256-824-2656

Let Us Work With You!

OSP is your first stop in the management of projects and contracts. We offer training on a number of different proposal processes and will work with you to ease the initial agreement discussions and then maintain compliance. GET STARTED


Agency Revisions and Updates

Now on a new page! Agency Revisions and Updates.

Be sure to check it often.

National Science Foundation (NSF) System Enhancements to Project Reports Module in

Effective March 27, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made system enhancements to the Project Reports module in to enable the auto-population of dataset metadata submitted to the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) into NSF in-progress (i.e., unsubmitted) project reports. Dataset metadata auto-population helps to reduce administrative burden for Principal Investigators (PIs)/co-PIs and improves project report data quality. There are no changes to NSF's Public Access policy or project reporting requirements.

Please see the How to Add Datasets to the NSF-PAR and NSF In-progress Project Reports guide and the How to Remove Datasets from the NSF-PAR and In-progress Project Reports guide on the About Public Access page for additional details. Information about the NSF Public Access Initiative is also available.

Questions? If you have IT system-related questions about these enhancements, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via Policy-related questions should be directed to


Division of Information Systems

National Science Foundation

updated: November 2022

NSPM-33 instructs the federal funding agencies to adopt "digital persistent identifiers" and streamline their reporting to reduce the administrative burden on researchers. All US government agencies that fund research must,

  • Submit their plans for ORCID adoption by Dec 31, 2024
  • All agencies update their policies regarding ORCID by Dec 31, 2026
  • All agencies must implement ORCID adoption by Dec 31, 2027

It is important that UAH is proactive in ensuring all faculty, research staff, and research students are aware of these requirements and take appropriate action.

Rebecca Brothers, Librarian, created an ORCID ID help guide to assist you with creating your account, ORCID ID help guide

Why You Need an ORCID ID: Benefits For Faculty, Researchers, And Student Researchers

Changing Security Requirements from U.S. Federal Research Funding Agencies

updated: January 2023

Today, January 25, 2023, marks the implementation date for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy). As such, for all applicable research, researchers will be required to submit a plan for outlining how scientific data and accompanying metadata will be managed and shared.

NIH will continue to work with the community to ensure the policy achieves our shared goal of accelerating biomedical research discovery. Please check out our resources, such as archived webinars and sample Data Management and Sharing Plans, available at

Dr. Lawrence Tabak has issued an NIH Director's Statement to mark this day.

If you have any questions, please contact us at
You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

Kuali Technical Reports Notification

– Effective November 28, 2022

PIs will receive notifications from Kuali when a technical report is due. Notification will continue until the report is submitted and the OSP Administrator has been notified. Please copy your OSP administrator on all reports emailed to the appropriate individuals per your award document.
Please see the document Kuali Technical Reports Notification for complete instructions to understand your requirements and responsibilities.

New PI Projects Dashboard Link in myUAH

There is a new "PI Projects Dashboard" link active in myUAH for Principal Investigators under the Research section.  This link will display active Sponsored Research Projects and includes financial information and period of performance dates. If you have questions about this new dashboard, please contact your department staff.

Control Self Assessment Proposal Submission Process

The Office of Sponsored Programs working with Internal Auditing completed a Control Self Assessment on its proposal submission process. The survey was sent to the entire campus for input. 

Results of the assessment.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rodgers at