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New Global Activities e-Disclosure Requirement for PIs and Key Personnel

Whether or not they have global activities, new disclosure requirement for principal investigators and key personnel

To support faculty in the required federal funding agency disclosures and to assist faculty in addressing any potential conflicts, the Office of Research and Innovation has developed the Global Activities e-Disclosure (GAED) web-based form to supplement other required disclosures. The GAED Form asks if principal investigators, co-investigators, and key personnel (as defined by sponsor) have any current or pending, compensated or uncompensated collaborations, appointments, affiliations, or resources with or from any non-domestic entities.

Undisclosed working relationships between scholars in U.S. institutions and non-domestic entities (e.g., universities, companies, and governments) have increasingly been a concern of federal agencies. Responses will help MSU understand the scope of interactions with non-domestic entities and what assistance is needed to enable compliance with university and federal agency requirements. Submission of the GAED form by principal investigators, co-investigators and key personnel will be required for proposal submission to federal agencies sometime in the future.

For additional information, please see the memo from Provost Woodruff and Vice President Gage related to a new disclosure requirement for faculty and academic staff and the Global Activities e-Disclosure FAQs page. Instructions on how to complete the form are available on the Completing the Global Activities e-Disclosure (GAED) page.

Questions on the GAED form can be directed to:
Brian Mattes, Faculty Conflict of Interest Officer, Faculty Conflict of Interest Office, at
Laura Johnston, Asst. Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, at
Katie Cook, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, at
Joseph R. Haywood, Asst. VP, Office of Research and Innovation, at
Twila Reighley, Asst. VP for Research & Innovation, Sponsored Programs Administration, at

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