Debarment and Suspension Certification Policy
The amount of spending on federal government grants and contracts and increased reporting of contractor misconduct have prompted regulations around debarment and suspension. All vendors and key personnel engaged in federal grants or contracts must be checked against the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) database to certify they are not debarred or suspended. Supporting documentation that provides evidence of certification must be maintained.
Financial Conflict of Interest Policy
This Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Policy is designed to meet PHS and NSF regulatory requirements. It is predicated on the expectation that Investigators conduct their affairs so as to avoid or minimize conflicts and respond appropriately when conflicts arise. Investigators have an obligation to become familiar with and abide by this policy.