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New Investigator Requirements

New and/or first-time UMMS employees with intentions to submit sponsored-project applications are required to sign the UMMS Participation Agreement and acknowledge receipt  of the institutional conflict of interest and intellectual property policies before being granted Principal Investigator status. 

The forms and policies are listed below. Once completed, please scan signature page from each agreement to OSP


PI Eligibility Policy

Participation Agreement (includes Intellectual Property policy)

Acknowledgement Form (Includes Conflict of Interest policy)

Once these agreements are signed, the next step is to request an eRA Commons ID or to affiliate your existing ID with UMMS. Please use the eRA Commons Account Request Form to initiate this request. 

New faculty, postdocs and graduate students intending to submit grant or fellowship proposals to federal funding agencies via, as well as those providing their administrative support, will require a Cayuse account. Please e-mail to Sponsored Programs the following information:

Full Name
Department Name
Full School Address including 9 digit zip code
Title (e.g., Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Associate, etc.)
Role (e.g., Principal Investigator or Assistant)
Phone & Fax
UMMS e-mail address

Project Directors/Principal Investigators and those associated with their funding responsible for the design, conduct and reporting of research must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Conflict of Interest mini-course before an award will be institutionally accepted. Click here for information on compliance with PHS regulation and UMMS policy on significant disclosure of financial interest.