COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Sponsored Research
The Grants and Contacts Office (GCO) is closely following the coronavirus and its effects on sponsored projects. This webpage contains information about COVID-19 as it relates to the conduct of research and sponsored projects. Communications will be sent via email on the Research Listserve and this page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Availability of GCO Staff
The GCO is operating under normal business hours. Continue to contact your designated GCO contact person for any questions you have.
Allowability of Costs
The GCO is reviewing questions relating to the allowability of costs on sponsored projects associated with delays or disruptions due to the effects of COVID-19. Send questions to your designated GCO Grants Specialist.
Mount Sinai Policy
- Research Roadmap COVID-19 Guidance
- Sponsored Projects Finance (SPF) Flexibilities Available to Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19
Funding Agency Guidance
The links below provide COVID-19 related guidance and information.
- Council of Governmental Relations (COGR)
COGR maintains a list of federal agency and institutional responses to COVID-19.
- American Heart Assocation (AHA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Last Updated: March 31, 2020
Most research and sponsored project applications are prepared in InfoEd and routed for approval through the department(s) in which there are key personnel each year of the project. There are very limited exceptions.
Exception to InfoEd Submission – BRANY Projects
Do not submit the project to the GCO if BRANY serves as the IRB and also negotiates the clinical trial agreement on behalf of Mount Sinai.
Exception to Yearly Submission –Expedited IRB Projects Without External Sponsored Project Funding
If the IRB has provided a three year approval and there is no external sponsored project funding (e.g., ISMMS, industry clinical trials negotiated by FACTS, and cooperative trial research projects), GCO submissions are also only then required every three years.
All sponsored projects must be submitted through InfoEd and reviewed by the GCO before submitting to an external funding agency, including those where an institutional signature isn’t required.