Research Development and Compliance
105 Twamley Hall
Phone (701) 777-4278
Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) provides various services to the institution in the research arena and to faculty and staff pursuing funding from external sponsors. Services to the faculty include the following: assisting faculty in locating funding opportunities; preparing grant proposals; negotiating terms and conditions of awards; providing training in grant-related activities; and serving as liaison between the University and sponsors. RD&C is also responsible for reviewing proposals for compliance with sponsor and institutional policies.
The Associate Vice President for Research in RD&C is the official authorized by the University to sign all proposals submitted to external agencies. Before proposals are submitted to RD&C for administrative review, the proposed budgets are checked and approved for compliance with the financial policies of funding agencies by Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA). The signing official is responsible for providing requested certifications and assuring compliance with policies and regulations required by the Federal government and other funding agencies. These policies and regulations involve human subjects, animal care and use, copyrights, intellectual property, responsible conduct of research, radioactive materials, export control, and recombinant DNA. The negotiation of contracts, grants, subcontracts, and subgrants is a joint process involving GCA, RD&C, and the Principal Investigator.
RD&C also provides administrative support to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, the Research Seed Money Committee, the Associate Deans for Research Committee, the UAS Research Compliance Committee, the Senate Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct Committee, and committees required by Federal regulations, particularly the Institutional Review Board, which approves research projects involving human subjects; the Institutional Biosafety Committee, which approves research projects involving DNA and hazardous materials; and the.