Certain university personnel will be required to complete CITI training courses depending on their status on sponsored projects. Please see the “Responsible Conduct of Research Training” and “Institutional Review Board” links below on this page for more information. If and when you are required to complete CITI training as a result of receiving external research funding, you will receive an email from OSP indicating the required module(s) that you must take.
Please complete the following steps to get started:
- Go directly to the CITI web-portal.
- Click on “register here”.
- Choose “Alfred University” from the drop down list of Participating Institutions, and register a username and password. Complete other required registration information as indicated.
- Enroll and complete the required course(s).
View the full RCR Policy for more information.
All individuals engaged in research involving human participants must also complete an educational program related to the responsible conduct of research prior to initiation of a research project. Alfred University utilizes the CITI web-based courses for delivering IRB training to satisfy requirements for researchers conducting studies using human subjects.
Alfred University operates under Federal Wide Assurance #IRB00007472.
Investigators at Alfred University are subject to university-wide policies, as well as specific State of New York law and federal regulations regarding the disclosure of financial conflicts of interest.
View more information on the University’s COI policy per the employee handbook.
Please review the University's full COI Policy document.
View more information on the University’s faculty consulting policy per the employee handbook.
Effort reporting is a federal requirement and a current focus of federal auditing. Any employee who accepts federal or state funding is also accepting this obligation as a condition of taking the funds.
View the full Salary Administration and Time and Effort Reporting Policy. This document contains important information specific to effort reporting requirements as well as general policies related to effort and salary administration on sponsored funds. Faculty involved in sponsored projects should be familiar with this information and may contact OSP with any questions.
Download a sample template of the time and effort reporting form.
Alfred University receives substantial funding from the federal government and other sources in the support of sponsored projects. These funding sources may require cost sharing or matching by the University. Cost sharing is a financial commitment by the University toward the total cost of a project from a source other than the granting organization. Cost sharing of expenses must be treated in a consistent and uniform manner when preparing proposals, requesting University approval, negotiating awards, transferring cost share funds, and financial reporting to Sponsors.
View the full Cost Sharing Policy.
University Faculty, staff, and students can view more information on direct cost charging practices, as well as guidelines for purchasing and travel in the Direct Cost Charging Policy.
For more information, please view a copy of Alfred University’s current negotiated F&A rate and Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Charging Policy.
Consultants - Faculty may familiarize themselves with Alfred University’s Consulting Agreement Policy. After classification of consultant has been made, faculty will complete the Consulting Agreement Request Form and submit to OSP. OSP will then prepare the Consulting Agreement Template and liaise directly with the consultant to fully-execute the contract.
Subawards - Faculty may familiarize themselves with Alfred University's Subaward Policy. It is important that faculty are familiar with their responsibilities regarding subaward monitoring during the life of an award. OSP will meet one-on-one with faculty prior to the setup of a new project containing subrecipients to review this material and other required compliance measures. Other documents pertinent to issuing Subawards are detailed within the Subaward Policy, and may be accessed here: