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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs


Coronavirus update:

Update 4/1/2021 - DU Remains at Level Blue

As the City and County of Denver continues to monitor the positive COVID-19 cases, the University of Denver is currently operating under Level Blue. Important notes about this phase regarding human subjects research:

  • Visitors are allowed on-campus, so long as they are following protocols
  • This includes approved in person research and clinical services
  • In-home visits are still prohibited at this time

For faculty and student research investigators, there may be situations where the research must continue. For clinicians who have appointments with clients and cannot or should not postpone the appointment, a waiver can be issued if the situation or circumstances meet the criteria for an appeal.

Update 4/7/2021 - Upcoming Research Town Halls

Please join Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld and the entire ORSP team quarterly for an update on research at the University of Denver. Dates (and corresponding recordings) can be found below. A calendar invitation will be sent to the PI listserv two weeks prior to each town hall. If you would like to receive these communications and are not on the listserv or unsure, please send a request to

Next town hall: May 12 @ Noon

4/7 Recording (view here)

Foreign influence update:



The University of Denver takes the issue of foreign influence very seriously and is taking steps to increase oversight and protect U.S. research, including new requirements for principal investigators. If you have or are applying for federal funding, this applies to you.

• PIs are now required to disclose foreign activities in "Current and Pending Support" and "Other Support" in federal proposals, as well as in award progress reports.
• Foreign influence training through CITI will be required for all investigators on federal proposals.
o Check back for more information on accessing training and an FBI presentation on the topic.

More information on foreign influence and DU's approach for preventing it can be found in this video.



changes to certification of effort update:

Individuals who are paid by grant funding are required to certify their effort to ensure proper and timely payment. Recently, with the termination of the Adobe Flash Player, the portal for this certification has been redesigned. The process is still very much the same, however, you'll notice that the log in is in a different location via PioneerWeb.

More information on how to log in and certify your effort can be found here.

More information on certification of effort and who is required to do so can be found within the ORSP website.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Windsor Wall.

Additional resources

For additional resources please reference the COGR website FAQs here. These FAQs were created to provide guidance on a variety of issues relating to the administration of federal awards that are arising due to the continually evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a matrix on how all federal agencies are handling the COVID-19 situation.

As the situation continues to evolve and additional agency guidance becomes available, COGR will update this document accordingly with a date and version number. The latest version of this document will be located on the COGR website.

In addition, COGR continues to update their web page on Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources. 


The Proposal Tracking, Award Tracking, Standard Reporting and SPIN modules are now open to our full research community! For more information, click here.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs is committed to providing the financial and regulatory stewardship required in today's research climate. Understanding the lifecycle of a grant can be confusing, which is why the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has developed a grant lifecycle approach to help faculty, staff, and students better manage their proposals and awards. This management approach allows departments to better understand all stages of a grant.

Navigate through the following links to find out more about all aspects of The Grant Lifecycle.

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To access Grants and Contracts forms, please navigate here.

research integrity and education

Research Integrity and Education

The Office of Research Integrity & Education (ORIE) provides services that support the efforts of the DU research community in their research endeavors to ensure active adherence to the ethical principles and professional standards essential for the responsible practice of research.

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Export Control

Export Control

The University of Denver Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to adhering to all applicable export control laws and regulations that pertain to the conduct and dissemination of research. Although most of the research conducted at DU is exempt from export control regulations, we still commit to comply with the regulations.

  • Do you work with foreign nationals or foreign entities?
  • Do you have publication restrictions or limitations?
  • Do you travel internationally?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, please contact Jerry Mauck immediately and navigate to our Export Control section to find out more information regarding your next steps.

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Intellectual Property and technology transfer

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer 

Our mission is to facilitate and celebrate innovation within the University community for the purpose of enhancing the University's reputation and visibility. Whenever possible, we will contribute to the public good through economic development.

For more information about the Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer, please visit us at