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Principal Investigator Certification

The below certification is legally required for EVERY proposal submitted. SPA cannot provide the final UVM Authorized Institiutional Signature until the Principal Investigator provides this certification. The certification is usually* provided electronically within the InfoEd electronic routing process.

When the Principal Investigator kicks off the route for internal approvals, the InfoEd system automatically prompts the Principal Investigator for the Principal Investigator Certification. The Principal Investigator provides certification using their UVM Net ID and password.

*If there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible for the Principal Investigator to start the route InfoEd and thereby providing the required electronic Principal Investigator certification, contact your SPA Research Administrator as soon as possible to make an alternative arrangement for certification.

Principal Investigator Certification (last updated March 10, 2009)

(a) By signing this form, the Principal Investigator certifies the following: I have read and understand the University's conflict of interest policy and have made disclosures required by it, if any; and will comply with any conditions or restrictions imposed by the University to manage, reduce or eliminate actual or potential conflicts of interest. As the federal regulations require that disclosures be made by anyone at the institution who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research or educational activities funded or proposed for funding by NSF or PHS, I have informed the relevant personnel on this project of this requirement; I am not currently debarred, suspended or ineligible to receive federal funds; I have not used federal or non-federal funds to influence an officer or employee of Congress, or any other person with regards to this application; as Principal Investigator of this proposed project, I acknowledge the responsibility associated with this role and agree to comply with the sponsoring agency's terms and conditions for the award; I understand and agree to comply with the University of Vermont's policies and procedures regarding sponsored projects. (03-10-09)


(b) For NIH proposals I certify I am aware of and will comply with the NIH Public Access Policy requiring that all publications resulting from NIH funded research be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication through the National Library of Medicine's database PubMed Central. (03-10-09)


(c) I also certify: (1) that the information submitted within the application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge; (2) that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties; and (3) that I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of the application. (03-10-09)


(d) For NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship proposals as a Fellow and/or Sponsor I certify (1) the information submitted within the application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my  knowledge; (2) any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties; (3) that I (as the Sponsor(s)) will provide appropriate training, adequate facilities, and supervision if a fellowship is awarded as a result of the application; and (4) that I (as the Fellow) has read the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Payback Assurance and will abide by the Assurance if an award is made, and that the award will not support residency training.(03-10-09)


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