Need a form or an explanation of a form?
Scroll down to find an extensive list of forms relating to grants and contracts with some accompanying explanatory documents, as well as links to external sources of commonly used sponsor forms, both government and private.
Common Requested Information - A one-page, easy-to-read document to assist you in completed application cover sheets and budgets.
Proposal Development Forms
|Calendar Months Converter||An Excel spreadsheet to help convert number of months to percentage of year. Frequently asked questions.|
|Contract Checklist||Used by ORA when reviewing contracts|
|NIH Grant Forms||Grants.gov website|
|NIH PHS Forms||DHHS's PHS 398 website|
|Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Subcontract Templates||
Link to templates used by FDP members including the Air Force, Army Medical, Army, Dept. of Energy, EPA, NASA, Navy, NIH, NSF & USDA.
|Letter of Intent to Establish Consortium||Microsoft Word document last updated 2012-07-01|
|Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Template||Microsoft Word document last updated 1999-07-07|
|Non-FDP Template (Boilerplate)||Microsoft Word document|
|Non-FDP Amendment||Microsoft Word document|
|PHS 398 Spreadsheet||An Excel file to be used for calculations only. NOT suitable for submission.|
|Subcontract SBIR Template (NIH)||Microsoft Word document|
|CWRU Subcontract NIH STTR Template||Microsoft Word document last updated 2007-05-11|
|Subcontract Agreement - Non-Federal||Microsoft Word document|
|Subcontract Template (NIH)||Microsoft Word document last updated 2007-05-09|
|Subcontract - Exhibit D||Microsoft Word document|
|Industry - Guidelines for Sponsored Research Agreements & Sponsored Services Agreements|
|Industry - Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) Template||Microsoft Word document last updated 2012-07-01|
|Industry - Sponsored Service Agreement (SSA) Template||Microsoft Word document last updated 2016-10-19|
Award Management Forms
|Certification of Invoice for Payment||Subaward Invoice Certification Memo from the Project Director(a Microsoft Word document) last updated 2007-06-13|
|Effort Reporting||Forms for reporting effort are available in Spiderweb.|
|Post-Award Department Assignments||last updated 2016-03-31|
|Late Cost Transfer Form|
|Non-Salary Costs||Supplemental info on non-salary costs transferred to a federal grant or contract|
|Operating Advance Clearance Form||last updated 2012-07-01|
|Form PHS 2271||Information and instructions for completing a statement of appointment|
|DHHS Statement Relinquishing Interests and Rights in a Public Health Service Research Grant|
|VA Form 2||
CWRU/LSCDVAMC/CVAMREF: Joint Appointment & Memorandum of Understanding. Utilized when a VA employee will be working on a NIH grant at CWRU, assignment is up to 12 months and VA will be invoicing CWRU for salary of VA employee.
|VA Form 3||
Case Western Reserve University/Louis Stokes Cleveland: Research Foundation Memorandum of Understanding
last updated 2018-10-05
|Conflict of Interest (COI) Mandatory Training|
|Consortium Agreement Statement of Intent including FCOI Language|
|Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) Application||Microsoft Word document last updated 2015-11-09|
|Export Control Checklist||Fact Sheet|
|IRB (CWRU) Electronic Submission System||CWRU's SpartaIRB application|
|IRB in a Nutshell at CWRU|
|Microsoft Word document|
|Guidance on Child Assent for children ages 8-17: The CWRU IRB suggests that researchers utilize a written and signed child assent form for subjects in this age range (in addition to parental permission). When drafting a written assent form, researchers may find it helpful to create a simplified version of an adult informed consent document, appropriate for the reading level of the subjects (see "Example Informed Consent Document" above).|
|IRB (CWRU) Short Form IC||Guidance on the use of a Short Form: A Short Form may be used for non-English speaking individuals or for individuals who struggle with literacy. A Short Form consent form is a document that contains a brief paragraph that affirms all the elements of informed consent (as required by the federal regulations) were reviewed with the participant in a language understandable to the subject. The Short Form must be in the participant´s native language. last updated 2015-11-09|
|HIPAA Authorization Language for Consent||Microsoft Word document|
|HIPAA: 18 Identifiers Considered Protected Health Information (PHI)||Definition of PHI and list of 18 identifier considered being PHI under HIPAA.|
|Human Genomic Data Sharing Certification Process||
Description of how an investigator will acquire an Institutional Genomic Data Sharing Certificate for human large scale genomic data generating studies
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission when study procedures are limited to participant interactions where the participants will not be exposed to any biomedical or clinical components.|
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission when there will be participant interventions which include (but are not limited to): blood draw, biopsy, MRIs, CTs, X-Rays, drug and/or device administration, hair and nail samples, and specimen collection for the purpose of the research study.|
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission when study procedures are limited to chart review or analysis of specimens collected for non-research purposes.|
|IRB (CWRU) Exempt Protocol Template|
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission.|
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission when the Investigator is requesting to rely on an outside IRB or central IRB, including other institutions where an IAA has been or will be executed.|
|This document will serve as a protocol document to a SpartaIRB study submission when the biomedical/clinical study protocol has been provided by the sponsor.|
Technology Transfer Forms
|Material Transfer Agreement Review Form||PLEASE NOTE: This form must be filled out for ALL Material Transfer Agreements|
|Invention Disclosure Form||Revised October 2009; includes instructions|
|Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) / Confidentiality Agreement|
|Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA)|
|Sponsored Services Agreement (SSA)|
|Outgoing Physical Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)|
|Outgoing Biological Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)|
|Outgoing Human Samples Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)|
|Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) Implementing Letter|
Need to find a common policy or guideline?
Proposal Development Policies
|2017 F&A Rates||Detailed information about 2017 F&A rates, fringe rates and salary cap.|
|Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine NIH Grants Guidelines||Procedures that should be followed for NIH grants that involve both CWRU (non-CCLCM) faculty and CCLCM faculty.|
|Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Policy||
CWRU faculty, staff, and students may, from time to time, be involved in professional activities (teaching, research, service or clinical care) at both CWRU and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Generally, this requires a joint appointment at each institution.
|NIH Calendar Months Converter||
An Excel spreadsheet to help convert number of months to percentage of year. Frequently asked questions.
|NSF Proposal + Award Policies||
Effective for proposals submitted on or after January 18, 2011.
|Principal Investigator (PI) / Project Director (PD) Policy||Definitions and responsibilities of principal investigators (PI) and project directors (PD). Last updated 2005-06-01.|
|Proposal Policy (Five Day Due Date)||
To ensure that the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) properly executes the University's responsibilities with adequate time to provide investigators with appropriate feedback on their applications and to ensure timely submission to the funding agency, it is necessary that the applications with published and/or established agency deadlines be received by OSPA at least five (5) business days prior to the due date.
Award Management Policies
|Authorship Guidelines at CWRU||CWRU guidelines on authorship of research and scholarly publications.|
|Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy||Important information about CWRU and sponsor regulations regarding conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest.|
|CWRU IBC Policy||Current CWRU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) policies and procedures.|
|CWRU Policies and Procedures||
Revised October 2015The CWRU SBER IRB policies are a tool for faculty, staff and students who perform non-biomedical, social/behavioral science research.
|Custody of Research Data Policy||Important University requirements regarding the recording and storage of research data.|
|Human Participants in Research Policy|
|Letter of Cooperation-Guidance & Templates||
|Ohio Attorney General's Position on Publication Rights||
CWRU's stance and the Ohio Attorney General's position on publication rights related to sponsored projects.
|Texting while driving policy|
Technology Transfer Policies
|Intellectual Property Policy||Adopted by the Board of Trustees on July 23, 2003.|