Please remember that a PI Checklist is required whenever you respond to any funding opportunity


Every time you respond to a funding opportunity announcement of any kind, please submit a PI Checklist as soon as possible, but at least 5 weeks before the agency deadline.


A PI Checklist is necessary even if no budget will be included and even if ORSP will not make the initial submission (for example, with a letter of intent).


A PI Checklist is required for Letters of Intent (LOIs) with or without a budget, Pre-Proposals, Full Proposals, Subawards, Subcontracts, and Renewals.


Thank you.

Determination of Exemption from IRB Review


ORSP – Human and Animal Protections has recently released an online application for determining exemption from IRB review. This submission tool will enable researchers and students to submit their project descriptions online.  This online application is part of our continuing effort to streamline the protocol submission and review process


We are moving towards a new review process.  Please submit this information using the Forms page on our website:

Application for Determination of Exemption from IRB Approval

NIH & AHRQ submission policy change


Following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date.

Details: NIH & AHRQ announcement

Research opportunities at SF State's Children's Campus


Providing quality care and education for approximately 75 infants, toddlers, and preschool children (six months to five years old), Children’s Campus is a full-day, year-round program serving SF State faculty, staff, and families from the community.


The Children’s Campus invites researchers in fields including early childhood education, teacher preparation, psychology, kinesiology, social work, communications, and journalism to conduct well-designed studies at the center that advance knowledge and policies affecting children and families.


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NIH eRA systems now accept longer project titles


NIH’s eRA systems can now accept project titles (item 11 on the SF424 R&R cover form) of up to 200 characters. That’s right – eRA systems will no longer truncate your project titles to 81 characters. Over the years we have seen some rather unfortunate truncations so this is a welcome and long overdue change.


Keep in mind that when submitting a Revision application, you must use the exact project title displayed in eRA Commons for the awarded application. If the project title of the awarded grant was truncated to 81 characters, then only those 81 characters can be used for the Revision application.