Many grant awards have specific requirements. You are responsible for fulfilling all requirements of the funding agency once you have accepted an award.
Conflicts of Interest
PIs must be aware of any potential for conflict of interests throughout the life of a funded project. Anyone supported by grant funding should be trained about conflicts of interests. Conflicts should be reported the College.
Unless a longer period is specified by the funding agency, the PI should maintain unaltered copies of all data created by the project and all budget-related documentation for a period of three years following the final close-out of the award. These records must be made available to College officials, auditors, and/or representatives of the funding agency upon request.
Reporting on a funded grant is a critical piece of the grantmaking process. Grant reports allow the funding and funded organizations to share the progress, successes, and challenges encountered while implementing the funded grant. Reports also allow grantmakers to gather information on the impact they are making in their own mission areas. In most instances, a grantmaker will not accept another request for funding until the organization has completed the report on their previous funding. A PI's failure to make required reports on time may affect funding opportunities for the College and their colleagues.
Check our Research Compliance page for additional compliance resources.