Status Report

Upcoming NSPIRES Changes Affecting Proposal Submission

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2009
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This email is to give you a first notice of upcoming changes to NSPIRES that will affect submission of proposals to NASA. These changes are being implemented to improve the process by which potential conflicts of interest are determined.

1.) For solicitations with a due date between July 11, 2009 and August 7, 2009

All proposal team members should establish an organizational relationship, i.e., identify the organization or other auspices through which you are participating in a given proposal. Note that establishment of an organizational relationship will become a requirement for proposal submittal (see #2 below), so we strongly encourage all team members to confirm their organizational relationship once the function is released on July 11, 2009. This identification of organization satisfies the team member commitment requirement described in the Guidebook for proposers.

New explanatory procedures will be in place on NSPIRES to guide both existing and prospective team members through this process.

2.) For solicitations with due dates on or after August 8, 2009:

Confirming an organizational relationship for all proposal team members will be a prerequisite for proposal submission. A proposal cannot be submitted if an organizational relationship is missing for any team member.

Further email updates will be sent during July and August to keep you abreast of any changes to these timetables.

If you have questions regarding this email, or any other NSPIRES business, please contact the NSPIRES

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SpaceRef staff editor.