Preparing Your Proposal: Questions Tab

Key Questions

The following four questions must be answered for each proposal submitted to SPO or IAO. A “yes” answer to any of these questions will prompt additional questions about the details.

Will this project involve any of the following potential compliance issues?

  • Travel outside the U.S with scientific or technical equipment
  • Travel to or involvement of any kind with countries sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Shipping of equipment, materials, or software outside the U.S.
  • Radionuclides, radiation-producing machines, recombinant DNA, or lasers
  • Stem cell research
  • Large-scale human or non-human genomic data (NIH-funded research only)
  • Nuclear fuel cycle research
  • SCUBA or small boats
  • Custom antibodies

Will this project involve any of the following potential cost/financial issues?

  • University or third-party cost sharing
  • Program income

Will this project involve any of the following potential space issues?

  • Off-campus project
  • New or newly renovated space
  • Research on, and/or modification to, existing Berkeley campus grounds or buildings

Select Yes if any of the following apply to this project.

  • This is a full proposal in response to a previously submitted preproposal
  • This proposal is for supplemental funding for an ongoing project, or for a competing continuation/renewal
  • Faculty release time is requested as part of this proposal
  • Project personnel will have access to third-party proprietary or confidential material in the course of preparing this proposal
  • Proprietary or confidential material is included in the proposal
  • Federal projects: direct charging of administrative/clerical salaries

Additional Details and Guidance

More details on the questions are provided below, with links to additional guidance on some topics. For information on the Questions tab, see Preparing Your Proposal for Submission to SPO or IAO.

Will this project involve any of the following potential compliance issues?

  • Will members of the project team be traveling outside the US with scientific or technical equipment in the course of performing this project? Scientific conferences are exempted. If yes, please provide an explanation and destination country.
  • Will any equipment, materials, or software be shipped or transmitted to other countries? If yes, please provide an explanation and destination country.
  • Will this project involve in any capacity: persons, entities, or institutions from any of the following countries/regions? NOTE: the list below is subject to change. Please refer to this list. If yes, please identify which country or countries, and the persons, entities, and/or institutions involved.
    • Belarus
    • Burma
    • Burundi
    • Central African Republic
    • Cuba
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • North Korea
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Syria
    • Ukraine (Crimea Region)
    • Venezuela
    • Western Balkans (Bosnia, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia)
    • Yemen
    • Zimbabwe
  • Will this project include travel to any of the following countries? If yes, have you already obtained the necessary license(s) from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control?
    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • North Korea
    • Sudan
    • Syria
    • Ukraine (Crimea Region)
  • Are EH&S issues (radionuclides, radiation-producing machines, recombinant DNA, lasers, SCUBA or small boats, nuclear fuel cycle research) involved in this project? If yes, contact EH&S for more information. (See Office of Environment, Health & Safety for more information.)
  • Stem cell research (See Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee for more information.)
    • Adult?
    • Embryonic? If yes, Please indicate the federal cell line.
  • Will custom antibodies be generated in the course of performing this project? If yes, if known, please provide the name and Public Health Service (PHS) approved Animal Welfare Assurance number of the company or institution that will provide the custom antibodies. See approved domestic entities and approved foreign entities. (See Custom Antibodies for more information.)
  • Will large-scale human or non-human genomic data be generated/used from NIH-funded research? See NOT-OD-14-124: NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy for additional guidance.

Will this project involve any of the following potential cost/financial issues?

  • Is cost sharing included as part of this proposal? If yes, attach supporting documentation in the Attachments panel. (See Cost Sharing Basics for more information.)
  • Is program income anticipated as part of this project? (See Program income for more information.)

Will this project involve any of the following potential space issues?

  • Is this an off-campus project? If yes, attach supporting documentation in the Attachments panel and provide the location.
  • Is new or newly renovated space required for this project? If yes, please visit Real Estate.
  • Is this a project that will require research on, and/or modification to, existing Berkeley campus grounds or buildings? If yes, please visit Real Estate.

Select Yes if any of the following apply to this project.

  • Is the proposal a full application related to submission of a preproposal or preliminary application? If yes, please indicate the SPO/IAO proposal number or Phoebe proposal ID.
  • Is this proposal for supplemental funding, or for a competing continuation/renewal? If yes, please indicate the sponsor award number.
  • Are any key personnel requesting faculty release time in this proposal? If yes, please indicate the name and amount of time as either percent effort or person months.
  • Will project personnel have access to any third-party proprietary, confidential, or privileged information in the course of preparing this proposal? If yes, please explain.
  • Will proprietary, confidential, or privileged information be included in the proposal? If yes, mark the title page and each page of restricted data with appropriate legend. See FAR 52.215-1(e) for model legend.
  • Federal projects only: will administrative/clerical salaries be charged as direct costs?