CRA Exam Questions


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If an agency requires 20% cost sharing of the total project for a particular program and a proposal is requesting $200,000 from agency, what is the additional amount that the institution must cost share?2.$50,000An investigator on a NIH grant has permission to rebudget $50,000 in supply monies into equipment. If the Institution's facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) rate (based on MTDC) is 50% how much money will be available for the equipment3.$100,000An anti-lobbying certification is required on federal grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts exceeding a MINIMUM of4.$165,000An institution has an indirect cost rate of 40%. A research project is budgeted at $125,000 in direct costs including an item of equipment at $25,000 which is the only item excluded from the indirect cost base. What is the total cost for the project?5.1.Publicly known information.2. Already known information.3. Information received from others. 4. Information shared with others. 5. Independently developed information. 6. Information not included in the nondisclosure agreement.What is not included in a Nondisclosure Agreement?6.1) Resubmit 2)Appeal 3)Advice to look for other opportunitiesWhat happens to a proposal if it isn't funded?7.2NIH limits how many resubmissions on proposals?8.2 CFR 215 OMB A-110Administration Regulation for Education Institutes, Hospitals, and Non profits9.2 CFR 220, OMB Circular A-21Deals with cost determination but does not identify the circumstance or dictate the participation in the financing of a project

10.2 CFR 225 OMB A-87Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal11.2 CRF 215 (OMB Circular A-110) provides regulations governing which of the following for educational institutions?
a. Administrative requirements for contracts
b. Administrative requirements for grants and cooperate agreements
c. Cost principles for grants and cooperative agreements only
d. Administrative requirements and cost principles for grants and cooperative agreements
b. Administrative requirements for grants and cooperate agreements12.3 years from submission of final report of expendituresRecipients of federal grant funds must retain records for a MINIMUM of13.5 membersAn IRB is required to have at least:14.6-9 monthsThe National Science Foundation indicates decisions on the funding of grant proposals should normally take15.26%The administrative cap on federal negotiated F&A rates is equal to16.90Under Expanded Authority, pre-award costs up to _____ days prior to the effective date of the award the PI can accrue charges before the award start date.17.90 daysIf final financial reporting (FS 425 Report) to federal agencies is not completed with in the typical ___ days, the institution is out of compliance18.90 daysWhen granted expanded authorities, pre-award costs on a federal grant may be incurred by an institution within a MAXIMUM of how many days prior to the official start date?19.90 daysHow many days do recipients of federal grants funds have to submits final reports after completion of the project?

20.A-102State and local governments are subject to which of the following OMB Circulars?21.AbstractShould be 5,000 to 25,000 words in length. This summary should demonstrate to the reader the most important parts of each of the sections of the research proposal in around 200 words.22.Accept, Decline or NegotiateWhen an award is made an institution has the following options.23.Access to federally funded research data is required under the:
a. Solomon Act
b. Davis-Bacon Act
c. Shelby Amendment
d. Stevens Amendment
c. Shelby Amendment24.According to federal regulations, which of the following must be included in an Institution Review Board?
a. Ethicist
b. Attorney
c. Member of the clergy
d. Member unaffiliated with the institution
d. Member unaffiliated with the institution25.Acquisition of property or servicesA procurement contract is used for the purpose of26.Administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements only2 CFR 215, OMB Circular A-110 provides regulations governing which of the following for educational institutions?27.AdobeWhat is required to use Grants.gov28.advise student to apply to the federal agency to request a proposal 90 days after proposal was submittedIf a graduate student comes into a university sponsored research office claiming that because of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) he has the right to obtain a copy of a recently submitted proposal, the research administrator should

29.Allocable costA cost that can be assigned to a project or an activity based on the relative benefits received30.allowable only if approved by the sponsoring agencyAccording to OMB Circular A-21, costs incurred prior to the project start date are:31.All vertebrate animalsThe Federal Animal Welfare Act applies to which of the following animal species32.AnnuallyIf an institution of higher education is subject to OMB Circular A-133, when must it have an independent audit?33.The Anti-Kickback Act of 1986Which of the following aims at deterring subcontractors from making payments and contractors from accepting payments for the purpose of improperly obtaining or rewarding favorable treatment in connection with a prime contract or a subcontract relating to a prime contract?34.An anti-lobbying certification is required on federal grants, cooperative agreements and contracts exceeding a MINIMUM of:
a. $100,000
b. $500,000
c. $1,000,000
d. 10,000,000
a. $100,00035.approval of student's embassyIn order for a foreign national doctoral student researcher to work on a federal grant in an American institution, it is necessary for the student to have36.Assure that the highest quality proposals are selected for funding in an equitable mannerWhich of the following is the primary purpose of federal proposal review processes?37.An award similar to a grant, and anticipates having substantial involvement in research activities once the award has been made.What is cooperative agreement?38.Award terms and conditionsA Notice of Award typically includes which of the following

39.Basic and containment procedures designed to protect personnel and the environmentWhich of the following best describes essential laboratory biosafety levels in medical research?40.Bayh-Dole ActWhich of the following was enacted as a uniform patent policy among the many federal agencies that fund research?41.BequestsA type of donation or gift with few or no conditions specified. Gifts may be provided to establish an endowment or to provide direct support for existing programs.42.Break refreshments at a project sponsored workshopUsing the criteria contained in 2 CFR 220, OMB Circular A-21, which of the following costs would most likely be allowable as a direct expenditure item on a federal grant?43.Budget period is yearly. Project period is the life of the contract.What's the difference between budget period and project period?44.a cabinet-level departmentThe Office for Human Research Protection is administered by45.A career development programAn employee in a position which does not enable realization of full potential would benefit most from46.cash flow statementAn important tool you may use to measure and track the flow of
cash into and out of your operation47.Certifications and representationsJust-In-Time initiatives postpone the submission of which of the following items until a decision to make an award is reached?48.Change in allocation within a single budget categoryWhich of the following changes does not require prior National Science Foundation approval?49.Change OrderA written order signed by the contracting officer, directing the contractor to make changes that the changes clause of the contract authorizes the contracting officer to order without the consent of the contractor.50.Chief Executive Officer or Vice President of ResearchWho appoints the chair for each committees at universities

51.A citation of the contract clause authorizing the terminationWhich of the following information must be included in the notification by a federal officer to the contractor to terminate a contract for convenience52.Clinical trial AgreementWhich of the Following types of documents is most appropriate for testing the efficacy and safety of a new drug, device, or vaccine?53.Code of Federal RegulationsThe following provides information on patent rights and responsibilities currently applicable to universities and federally sponsored projects54.cognizant agencyA Federal agency responsible for negotiating and approving facilities and administrative cost rate for an education institution on behalf of all other federal agencies is referred to as the55.Commons Business DailyWhich of the following sources is not commonly used for federal funding opportunities?56.Compliance approvalsRetention of which records are required by the OMB57.Contact legal, then contact program officer over concernsIf a PI received an award and his wife is using the lab and charging to the award. How would you handle it?58.The contractor fails to perform the services within the time specified or any extensionWhich of the following is a reason for a federal contracting officer to send a "Show Cause" notice to a contractor?59.Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards ActThis act would require that certain contracts contain a clause specifying that no laborer or mechanic doing any part of the work contemplated by the contract would be required or permitted to work more than a certain number of hours in any workweek60.control commodities and is governed by Department of CommerceIn Export Control, what does Export Administration Regulation control and who governs it61.control money: Governed by Department of Treasury.In Export Control, what does Office of Foreign Assets Control control and who governs it

62.Cooperative Research And Technology Enhancement Act hopes to enhance research among Universities, private and public sectors, by treating joint inventions as if they are a single owner but only if the collaborators sign an agreement prior to the invention being created.What is the CREATE Act?63.CopyrightIn which of the following areas of intellectual property is the concept of work-for-hire germane64.Cost Accounting StandardsIt is the ___________ that dictate the way in which a contractor must maintain its accounting system.65.Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) must be applied to awards:
a. without federal funding
b. received from any funding source
c. for federal contracts over $500,000
c. for all federal awards covered by 2 CFR 230 (OMB Circular A-122)
c. for federal contracts over $500,00066.Cost of Living Allowance COLAgranted to employees based in a foreign city, where cost of living is higher than in Washington, D.C.67.Cost Principals for Educational InstitutesWho is the 2 CRF 220, OMB Circular A-21 for68.A cost reimbursement sub agreementRequires that the subrecipient use best efforts to complete the research

69.Cost sharing must be:
a. verifiable from records
b. included with other federal awards
c. paid from federal funds if it is a fellowship
d. donated third party contributions
a. verifiable from records70.cost sharing occurs when the sponsored program requires financial support for the project from the awarded institution as a condition of the award.What is involuntary committed (mandatory) cost sharing?71.Data Management Plan RequirementNo more than 2 pages and must describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on dissemination and sharing of research results.72.Data sharing plan/ Publish and ShareApplicant who are planning to share data may wish to describe briefly the expected scheduled for data sharing, the format of the final data set, the documentation to be provided, whether or not any analytic tools also will be provided and so on ...73.Debarment and suspension rulesWhich of the following is included in 2 CFR 215, OMB Circular A-110?74.Default and convenienceTwo critical termination clauses of the General Provisions of a federal contract75.Department of AgricultureWhich agencies is responsible for administering the Animal Welfare Act?76.Department of EnergyWhich of the following agencies does NOT fund health science research77.Director of Human ResourceWho should administer progressive discipline to an employee?78.the Director of the institution's animal careAs required an IACUC Committee must contain all but one of the following a. a Doctor or Veterinary Medicine, b. a practicing scientist experienced in research with animals, c. the Director of the institution's animal care facility, d. a person not affiliated with the institution79.Each calendar yearOMB Circular A-21, time and effort reporting must be submitted to the institution a MINIMUM of once

80.Each organization using animals in Public Health Service projects must provide written assurance of its compliance with:
a. regulations requiring full-time staff veterinarian
b. provisions for an organizational program for the care and use of animals
c. standard for accreditation with the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
d. requirements for organizational training and instruction program in the human practices of animal care and use
d. requirements for organizational training and d. requirements for organizational training and instruction program in the human practices of animal care and use81.Efficient and effective operations and reliable financial reporting are the objectives of:
a. internal controls
b. research compliance
c. cost transfer processes
d. postaward administration
a. internal controls82.electronic funds transferThe federal government prefers to disburse funds under federal grants via83.enacted to assure that a fair portion of federal contracts are placed with small businesses.What is the Small Business Act?84.Equipment donated at fair market valueIs allowable as cost sharing85.Established fundamental national policy for the environment and established the council on environmental qualityWhat is the National Environmental Policy Act?86.Evaluation PlanIt is important to define carefully and exactly how success will be determined.

87.E-VerifyFAR 52.222-54, which requires that federal contractors or subcontractor verify the employment eligibility of all new hires on a contract through an electronic screening database.88.Every 3 yearsHow often do approved animal protocols need to be reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)89.Executive Branchbranch of the government is responsible for enforcing the laws of the land. The president, vice president, department heads (cabinet members), and heads of independent agencies carry out this mission.90.Executive Level II $181,500NIH Salary cap is at what percentage?91.Executive Level I, II, IIIWhat is the highest level of salary?92.Executive Orders 8248 and 11541Establishing the divisions of the Executive Office of the President and defining their functions and duties
Source and -Prescribing the duties of the Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Council in the Executive Office of the President93.Expanded AuthoritiesDelegates to grantees authorization of one year, no cost extension94.Expanded Authority_____waives certain prior approval requirements by a federal sponsoring agency. It is used only for changes that are necessary for the completion of the project within its original scope and original total budget.95.FabricationMaking up data or results and recording or reporting them96.A facilities & administrative costs (indirect cots) rate is usually established based on:
a. prior actual costs
b. reimbursed costs
c. capital expenses
d. unaudited expenses
a. prior actual costs

97.A facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) may be a direct cost if:
a. it meets the definition of allocable
b. "unlike circumstances" are present
c. normally allowable on federal or federal flow-through awards
d. the award activities are like those generally charged as facilities and administrative costs (indirect costs)
b. "unlike circumstances are present98.Faculty have share in the companyConflict of interest may exist when medical faculty members conduct drug clinical tests for a company if99.A faculty member has a 5-yar federal NIH grant which will terminate 8/31, with $14,000 remaining on 7/15 of the same year. A competing continuation was recommended for approval but not funded. Which of the following is the most appropriate advise for the research administrator to give to the member
a. buy as much equipment as possible before the grant year ends
b. request a second review of the continuation application for the NIH
c. transfer laboratory personnel salaries to the to use up the remaining funds
d. request a 1-year, no-cost extension of the grant while revised continuation is under preparation
d. request a 1-year, no-cost extension of the grant while revised continuation is under preparation100.F&A is not allowed to be charged on the following?Participant support*, equipment, capital equipment, patient care, tuition, building renovations, rental costs for non-University owned space, scholarships/fellowships, Subawards in excess of $25,000. 
*NSF only

101.FalsificationManipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record102.FARIn order for a contractor to be awarded a federal contract, he must comply with the provisions set forth by:103.FARThe overall guiding principle of __________ is to have an acquisition system that can satisfy customer's needs yet minimize administrative overhead without sacrificing integrity, fairness, openness and public policy objectives.104.A federal agency responsible for negotiating and approving facilities and administrative cost (indirect costs) rates for an educational on behalf of all other federal agencies in referred to as the:
a. lead agency
b. cognizant agency
c. sponsoring agency
d. governmental agency
b. cognizant agency105.Federal commonsWhat is an Internet grants management portal which serves the grantee organization community?106.Federal expanded authorities permit which of the following without additional sponsor approvals?
a. Rebudgeting
b. Change of the Institution
c. Renovation of laboratory space
d. Change of the principal investigator
a. Rebudgeting107.Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act 1999 Public Law 106-107The impetus to change the ways in which federal agencies accept grant applications and manage grant awards has

108.The federal government prefers to disburse funds under federal grants via:
a. letters of credit
b. reimbursement check
c. electronic funds transfer
d. advanced treasury checks
c. electronic funds transfer109.Federal regulations governing the use of humans in researchAlways require full informed consent of the subject or the subject's guardian110.The first $25,000When a subaward is involved in a federal grant to a large university, on what portion of the subawardee's budget does the prime institution recover facilities and administrative cost(indirect cost)?111.FOA instructions always supersede these form instructions.If you have a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), which instructions do you go by... the research form or the FOA112.For copyrighted works which result from federally sponsored activities the federal government usually requires
a. disclosure of the copyright only
b. one copy of the official archives
c. a royalty-bearing , exclusive, and irrevocable license
d. a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license
b. one copy of the official archives113.Formulation of the President's Budget;
Action by the Congress; Presentation (to Congress) and-Execution of enacted budget laws
What are the 3 main phases in the Federal Budget Process114.Freedom of Information Act (FOI)What act brought this on FFATA?

115.From any institution that receives more than $700,000 in federal fundingUnder which of the following conditions is a Certificate of Current Cost and Pricing required116.The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for
a. teaching abroad
b. service abroad
c. teaching n low income communities
d. construction of low income housing
a. teaching abroad117.Goals/Objectives/SOW/ImplementationApplicant should explain the expected results and benefits of each objectives.118.House of Representativesa provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator providing, authorizing or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality or Congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula driven or competitive award process.119.How does an institution find their DUNS numberYou can contact your office of sponsored research or you can also log in to the eRA Commons.

120.How many days do recipients of federal grant funds have to submit final reports after completion of the project period?
a. 30 
b. 60
c. 90
d. 120
c. 90121.How often do approved animal protocols need to be reviewed by the Institutional Animals Care and Use Committee (IACUC):
a. Annually
b. Semiannually
c. Every 2 years
d. Every 3 years
d. Every 3 years122.How to do business internationallyThe Office of Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters to support U.S. firms doing business overseas. Our mission is to engage U.S. government resources to assist and promote U.S. business interests overseas, and to ensure that private sector business concerns are fully integrated into U.S. foreign and economic policy.123.iEdisonInteragency Extramural Invention Information Management System helps government grantees and contractors comply with a federal law, the Bayh-Dole Act regulations require that government funded inventions be reported to the federal agency who made the award

124.If a graduate student comes into a university sponsored research office charging that because of the federal Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) he has the right to obtain a copy of recently submitted proposal, the research administrator should
a. provide student with a complete copy of the proposal
b. provide student with a copy of the proposal with proprietary and salary information blacked out
c. advise student to apply to the federal agency to request a proposal 90 days after the proposal was submitted
d. tell the student to wait to apply to the federal agency until after the decision is made on the proposal
d. tell the student to wait to apply to the federal agency until after the decision is made on the proposal125.If an agency requires 20% cost sharing of the total project for a particular program and a proposal is requesting $200,000 from the agency, what is the additional amount that the institution must cost share?
a. $40,000
b. $50,000
c. $100,000
d. $220,000
$50,000
$200000 / .8 = $250,000

$250,000-$200,000 = $50,000126.If an institution of higher education is subject to OMB Circular A-133, when must it have an independent audit?
a. Annually
b. Biennially
c. Triennially
d. At the discretion of its governing body
a. Annually127.If a principal investigator proposes to conduct research involving human subjects who will take a standardized educational test, but the test will not include any names or other identifying information, the proposal should be:
a. reviewed by the full Institutional Review Board
b. submitted for expedited review by the Institutional Review Board
c. submitted for review to the Office of Human Research Protection
d. treated under organization's policy as exempt from review
b. submitted for expedited review by the Institutional Review Board

128.The impetus to change the ways in which federal agencies accept grant applications and manage grant awards has been mandated by:
a. e-Government strategies
b. new audit policies at the Office of Management & Budget
c. Office of Science & Technology Policy
d. the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-107).
d. the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-107).129.indemnityOne may use what kind of clause to require that one party indemnify the other when certain expenses are incurred130.individual account in an approved accounting systemUpon receipt of awarded projects, educational institutions are required to establish131.Information is made available to the public by publication in the Federal Register, upon request given a description of the records desired and provides an opportunity to read and copy records at convenient locations.What is the Freedom of Information Act?132.In order for a foreign national student researcher to work on a federal grant in an American institution, it is necessary for the student to have:
a. a visa
b. United States citizenship
c. evidence of English proficiency
d. approval of student's embassy
a. a visa133.The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required to inspect animal facilities a MINIMUM
a. one a month
b. twice a year
c. once a year
d. once every three years
b. twice a year134.Institutional Biosafety CommitteeWhich of the following is mandated for the oversight of research involving recombinant DNA

135.Institutional National Research Service AwardsThe National Institutes of Health requires a written description of a program for providing instruction in the responsible conduct of research for136.The Institutional Official for a sponsored research projectThe individual authorized by the Board of Trustees to sign on behalf of the institution137.Institutions, InvestigatorsWho is covered by the COI regulation138.Institutions that have more than $25,000,000 in federal grants or contractsWhich of the following would be required to file a disclosure statement (DS-2) with the federal government?139.internal controlsEfficient and effective operations and reliable financial reporting are the objectives of140.International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are controlled by the :
a. United Nations
b. U.S. Department of State
c. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
d. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
b. U.S. Department of State141.In the credentials boxWhere do you put the ERA Login?142.In the event of cost overrun by a subcontractor, who would be held responsible by the funding sources?
a. Subcontractor only
b. Prime contractor only
c. Project director and subcontractor
d. Project directly and prime contractor
a. Subcontractor only

143.An investigator on an NIH grant has permission to rebudget $50,000 in supply monies into equipment. If the institution's facilities and administrative cost (indirect costs) rate (based on MTD) is 50%, how much money will be available for the equipment?
a. $25,000
b. $33,333
c. $50,000
d. $75,000
d. $75,000

$50,000 X 1.50 = $75,000144.Involves a conflict of interestFaculty member is a major stockholder in a for profit company receiving a university contract145.Is a binding contract made between two parties, one of whom is the "Sponsor" or the company or individual sponsoring the clinical trial, while the other is the "Institution" or the organization or hospital receiving the sponsorship for conducting clinical trials.What is the Clinical Trial Agreement?146.Is intended to give credit where credit is due. Requires acknowledgement of Federal grant support when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations, etc.What is the Stevens Amendment?147.is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application was filedWhat is a patent?148.is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.What is the Occupational Safety & Health Act?149.Is usually riskier than a cost reimbursement contractWhich of the following best describes a fixed-price contract150.It is a public-private partnershipWhich of the following correctly describes FirstGov

151.It's required before an award at the proposal stage.If you don't have ERA Commons password, when is it required for an IRB?152.Judicial BranchCourts decide arguments about the meaning of laws and how they are applied. They also decide if laws violate the Constitution—this is known as judicial review, and it is how federal courts provide checks and balances on the legislative and executive branches.153."Just in time" initiatives postpone the submission of which of the following items until a decision to make an award is reached?
a. Full proposal
b. Budget justification
c. Certification and representations
d. Research background of principal investigator
c. certification and representations154.Land acquisitionIn a Construction Grant, which is allowable155.Law passed to protect certain species of marine mammals deemed as being in danger of extinctionWhat is the Marine Mammal Protection Act?156.Legislative BranchArticle I of the Constitution establishes the legislative or law making branch of government. It has a two-branch Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives—and agencies that support Congress.157.Let SRO review the proposal then allow the PI to submitIf a federal agency requires a PI to submit online, what should be done158.Letter of supportA straight forward document stating that the institution is in support of the application to proceed and that it will host the proposed research should the application be successful.159.live, vertebrate animals onlyThe PHS policy governing the use and care of animals covers

160.Make sure budget/rates are accurate.If a PI submitted a proposal without going through the SRO office, what is our first concern?161.Mandates that a "Responsible Party" register and report results of certain "applicable clinical trials". Interventional studies of drugs, biologics, or devices that are subject to FDA regulations.What is the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA)?162.Martial status of applicantUnder federal Equal Employment Opportunity provisions, a supervisor should NOT ask which of the following during an employment interview:163.Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) fileWhich of the following is essential to a Chemical Hygiene Plan?164.Material Transfer AgreementMTA165.Material transfer agreement (MTA)What is a contract that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations, when the recipient intends to use it for his or her own research purposes166.Material Transfer AgreementsRecommended so that disputes about use do not arise. __ are contractually binding upon the parties.167.A mechanism for procurement of a product or service with specific obligations for both sponsor and recipient. Designed to benefit the sponsor by achieving an expected outcome or product.What is a contract?168.Members of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be appointed
a. funding agency program officer
b. Office of Human Research Protection
c. responsible administrative official of the organization
d. research administrator responsible for the committee
c. responsible administrative official of the organization

169.Member unaffiliated with the institutionAccording to federal regulations, which of the following must be included in an Institutional Review Board?170.minimum wages, maximum hours, child labor, convict labor and safe and sanitary working conditionsThe Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act deals with issues on171.Modified total direct costIs a frequently used base for facilities and administrative cost (F&A) computation?172.modular budget is applicable only to R01, R03, R15, R21, and R34 applicationsIn an NIH Research Project Grant Program, which budget couldn't be over $25,000 in direct cost per year?173.The National Institutes of Health requires a written description of a program for providing instruction in the responsible conduct of research for:
a. program project grants
b. competing research project grants
c. noncompeting research project grants
d. Institutional National Research Service Awards
d. Institutional National Research Service Awards174.National Library of MedicineWhich of the following is located within the National Institutes of Health175.The National Science Foundation indicates decisions on the funding of grant proposals should normally takea
a. 2-4 months
b. 6-9 months
c. 10-12 months
d. 18-24 months
b. 6-9 months176.Needs/Problem statementIt should be a clear and concise statement of the problem you want to solve with grant funds.

177.NIH: What are the main types of awardsResearch Grants (R series)
Career Development Awards (K series)
Research Training and Fellowships (T & F series)
Program Project/Center Grants (P series)178.NIH: What is Just-in-TimeRefers to the information that NIH will ask you to send after your application goes through initial peer review and is within the range of possible funding. NIH will need this information but does not require it with your application.179.Nondisclosure AgreementA Local Business wants to meet with a PI to discuss a product that they might agree to begin work on. What should be done?180.A Notice of Award typically includes which of the following?
a. Approval of facilities and administrative costs (Indirect Costs) rate
b. Award terms and conditions
c. Congressional approval
d. Guarantees for continuation
b. Award terms and conditions181.Nuclear Regulatory CommissionStandards for handling radioactive materials are developed and monitored by the182.October 1The federal fiscal year begins:183.The Office and Grants and Contracts/Finance will monitor and draw cash on expenditures as appropriateThe university receives a grant from NIH that states the payment terms are DHHS Letter of Credit. This means:184.The office for Human Research Protection is administered by:
a. a private agency
b. a nonprofit foundation
c. an independent federal agency
d. a cabinet-level department
d. a cabinet-level department

185.Office supplies, postage, administrative and clerical salaries, local telephone charges and general purpose equipmentThe following items should normally be treated as F&A cost except when the particular cost item can be justified as an exceptional need. What are some examples of exceptional need186.OMB Circular A-133The following establishes audit requirements and defines Federal responsibilities for implementing and monitoring these requirements for institutions of higher education and other nonprofit institutions receiving federal awards187.On an SF 424 Form, what does renewal, mean?requests additional funding for a period subsequent to that provided by a previous award and competes with all other applications.188.On an SF 424 Form, what does resubmission mean?has been previously submitted, but was not funded and is now being resubmitted.189.On an SF 424 Form, what does revision mean?proposes a change in 1) the Federal government's financial obligations or contingent liability from an existing organization, or 2) any other changes in the terms and conditions of the existing award, including requests for additional specific aims.190.Once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basisThe CFR is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to regulation and is published by the Federal executive agencies/departments. Each volume of the CFR is updated191.Payments to subjectsWhich of the following costs is allowable according to OMB Circular A-21?192.personnel salaries are increasedPrior approval from a federal agency is usually not needed when

193.The PHS policy governing the use and care of animals covers
a. live, vertebrate animals only
b. any animal use in research and training
c. animals involved in research only
d. animals that might otherwise be kept as pets only
a. live, vertebrate animals only194.PlagiarismThe appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit195.A plan for expenditure of fundsWhich of the following must be included in every federal grant budget?196.Possible items could NIH request through Just-in-timeOther support Current and Pending, Certificate of IRB approval of proposed use of human subjects , Evidence of compliance with education in the protection of human subjects ,Verification of IACUC approval of proposed use of live vertebrate animals197.Primary purpose of a federal cooperative agreementTo provide assistance with substantial involvement of the federal agency198.prior actual costA facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) rate is usually established based on

199.Prior approval from a federal agency is usually NOT needed when:
a. the scope of work is changed
b. personnel salaries are increased
c. the principal investigator is changed
d. additional alterations costing more than $10,000 are made
b. personnel salaries are increased200.Prior intramural support should be addressed in the narrativeWhen applying for extramural support, in which of the following ways should the principal investigator address prior related intramural support?201.PrisonersWhich of the following populations has special protection as research participants under federal guidelines?202.Prisoners, pregnant women, mentally unstable, and minors.Who cannot participate in clinical trials203.Privacy Act of 1974When an agency contracts for the design, development, or operation of a system of records on individuals on behalf of the agency to accomplish an agency function, the agency must apply the requirements of which of the following acts204.Project travelWhich of the following is NOT included in the computation of an indirect cost rate205.Proposal Central or Foundation web site.What resource site do Private Foundations mostly submitted through?206.Proposal SolicitationRFP and RFA are examples of207.protection provided to the authors of "original works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublishedWhat is a copyright?208.protects certain health information and requires naming a Privacy Official and written policy and procedures.What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Patient Privacy Rule?

209.protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistanceWhat is Title IX of the Education Amendments: Sex Discrimination?210.Protects the rights of employees and employers. Encourages collective bargaining. And curtails certain private sector labor and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the US economy.What is the National Labor Relations Act?211.Provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave funding any 12-month period for the following reasons; birth and care of the employees child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employees; care of an immediate family member who has a serious health condition or care of the employees own serious health condition.What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?212.Provides labor standards for certain persons employed by federal contractors over $2500 furnishing services to federal agencies.What is the Service Contract Act?213.Provisions are intended to help secure the nation against bioterrorism acts.The act requires individuals and institutions to nor produce, acquire, retain (stockpile) or possess types and quantities of any biological materials including bona fide research.What is the US Patriot Act?214.provisions for an organizational program for the care and use of animalsEach organization using animals in Public Health Service sponsored projects must provide written assurance of its compliance with215.RebudgetingFederal expanded authorities permit which of the following without additional sponsored approval?

216.received from any funding sourceCost Accounting Standards (CAS) must be applied to awards217.The recipient of federal funds agrees that US flag air carriers will be used to transport personnel and property when costs are charged to these funds including any air transportation to from between or within a country other than the US when US flag air carriers are available.What is the Fly America Act?218.Recipients of federal grant funds must retain records for a MINIUMUM of:
a. 180 days after closeout
b. 18 month after the grant end date
c. 2 years after each grant budget year
d. 3 years from submission of final report of expenditure
d. 3 years from submission of final report of expenditure219.Refer employee to appropriate institution representativeWhich of the following is an appropriate response to sexual harassment reported by an employee in the work force?220.Regular dissemination of funding opportunitiesWhich of the following is most important in developing a program of available support with a grantee institution?221.The Regulation imposes a 6-year time limitationWhat is the time limitation for occurrences of research misconduct to be brought to the attention of an institution or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (see § 93.105)222.remain with the institutionUnder federal grant conditions, the title to equipment must223.RentWhich would you charge against F&A?224.Rental or usage fees from equipment purchased with grant fundsWhich of the following is considered program income?

225.Request a one year, no cost extension of the grant while a revised continuation is under preparationA faculty member has a five year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant which will terminate August 31, with $14,000 remaining on July 15 of the same year. A competing continuation was recommended for approval but not funded. Which of the following is the most appropriate advice for the research administrator to give to the faculty member?226.Required information on federal awards be made available to the public via single, searchable websiteWhat is the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)?227.Requires employers to assure that employees hired are legally authorized to work in the US.What is Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)?228.Requires the government to show 3 materials elements on all sole source contracts with a the current threshold applicable to all agencies is $700,000 for prime contracts awardedWhat is Truth in Negotiations Act?229.Research misconductWhat is defined as fabrication, falsification and plagiarism, and does not include honest error or differences of opinion230.responsible administrative official of the organizationMembers of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be appointed by the231.Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).What process was created from America COMPETES act?232.Restricts the political activity of executive branch employees of the federal government, District of Columbia government, and some state and local employees who work in connection with federally funded programsWhat is the Hatch Act?233.Returned to the sponsoring agencyUpon completion of a federal grant, excess funds remaining in the account should be

234.RFPWhich of the following would serve the purpose of inviting proposals and specifying the general terms and conditions under which the relevant award can be made235.Roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator and other key personnelProper technical conduct of the research effort
Compliance with the terms and conditions of the sponsored agreement, Managing project funds within the approved budget
Timely completion and submission of required technical reports
Complying with all university and sponsor policies and procedures pertinent to the award236.Roles and responsibilities of the Sponsored Programs OfficeProviding accounting, Purchasing
Other administrative services to assist the principal investigators in: - managing the financial aspects of their projects
obtaining the necessary goods, services, and personnel to conduct the research effort, meeting sponsor needs for fiscal reports, Provides financial accounting to sponsors for the activity funded and is subject to federal audit.237.a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable licenseFor copyrighted works which result from federally sponsored activities, the federal government usually requires238.Salaries and wagesWhich of the following is a base for facilities and administrative cost (indirect rate)?239.Salary or other payments for service, equity interests, intellectual property rights.Significant Financial Interest is defined by the regulation as anything of monetary value, including but not limited to:240.SF269The following is used to prepare quarterly, semi-annual, annual, or end reports241.SF270The following is used to request for an advance or reimbursement242.SF272The following is used to prepare a report of federal cash transactions243.Shelby AmendmentAccess to federally funded research data is required under the244.Should be closely followedWhich of the following is most appropriate use of federal agency guidelines for writing a proposal245.SponsorWhich of the following is responsible for clinical trial registration on ClinicalTrials.gov?

246.Standards for handling radioactive materials are developed and monitored by the:
a. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
b. Environmental Protection Agency
c. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
d. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
a. Nuclear Regulatory Commission247.State and local governments are subject to which of the following OMB Circulars?
a. 2 CFR 220 (A-21)
b. A-102
c. 2 CFR 230 (A-122)
d. A-133
b. A-102248.Subcontractor onlyIn the event of a cost overrun by a subcontractor, who would be held responsible by the funding source?249.Subcontractor's normal rateWhich of the following establishes the actual facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) rate for a subcontract?250.Subcontract, Subgrant, or SubagreementA document written under the authority of, and consistent with the terms and conditions of an award, that transfers a portion of the research of substantive effort of the prime award to another institution or organization.251.System for Award Management (SAM)What is the name of the system for requiring submission and maintenance of representations and certifications252.Task Order Agreement TOAA legally binding document authorizing work and appropriating funds as a supplement to a basic contact.

253.teaching abroadThe Fulbright Program provides opportunities for254.Teaming AgreementAn agreement between two or more parties to participate in a research project or teaching activity255.Temporary rate subject to final negotiationWhich of the following best describes a provisional indirect cost rate256.They upload it to their submission application. Not on the SF 424 formIf a PI wants to request a reviewer to a proposal submission, where can they do this257.TitleIt should tell us in 25 words or less what you intend to research and should be relevant258.TravelWhich of the following expenses would be included in the distribution base of modified total direct costs?259.The travel costs do not provide any benefit to the federally sponsored projectA PI on a federally awarded grant wants to charge travel costs to a project for attendance at a conference that is unrelated to the project. Which of the following BEST explains why the PI cannot charge the travel costs to the project260.treated under organization's policy as exempt from reviewIf a principal investigator proposes to conduct research involving human subjects who will take a standardized educational test, but the test will not include any names or other identifying information, the proposal should be261.TrueUBMTA may not be usable for materials in projects supported by industry. True or False262.TrueA one-time no-cost extension up to 12 months is allowed as an expanded authority. True or False263.twice a yearThe Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required to inspect animal facilities a MINIMUM of

264.Under a federal contract, which of the following is a reason for termination for default?
a. Untimely performance
b. Budget revision
c. Cost overrun
d. Inadequate performance on another contract
a. Untimely performance265.Under federal grant conditions, the title to equipment must
a. remain with the agency
b. remain with the institution
c. be vested with the institution only under $5,000
d. be vested in the institution with the agency's right to transfer to itself or another entity
b. remain with the institution266.Under which of the following conditions is a Certificate of Current Cost and Pricing required?
a. For a federal contract over $1,000,000
b. For any federal subcontractor
c. From any institution that received more than $500,000 in federal funding
d. As a standard of certification submitted by institutions applying for federal grants
c. from an institution that received more than $500,000 in federal funding267.Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA)Makes one class of transfers routine
Standard terms developed in 1995 by NIH sponsored group
Provides standardized approach for certain transfers between academic institutions

268.Unilateral AwardAn award made by a sponsored to an organization without considering competitive proposals. They are most often made when unsolicited proposals receive favorable treatment.269.United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.270.United States Department of Homeland Securitya cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories (including protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.271.United States Department of Veterans Affairsis a government-run military veteran benefit system with cabinet-level status. It is the United States government's second largest department, after the United States Department of Defense.272.unlike circumstances are presentA facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) may be a direct cost if273.Untimely performanceUnder a federal contract, which of the following is a reason for termination for default?

274.Upon completion of a federal grant, excess funds remaining in the account should be :
a. returned to the sponsoring agency
b. transferred to another sponsored project
c. assigned to institution's general funds
d. included in proposal for an additional grant
a. returned to the sponsoring agency275.Upon receipt of awarded projects, educational institutions are required to establish?
a. credit card account for the investigator
b. combined accounts for easier investigator access
c. noninstitutional savings account for the investigators
d. individual accounts in an approved accounting system
d. individual accounts in an approved accounting system276.U.S. Department of Justice, under the False Claims ActWhich federal agency is responsible for prosecuting institutional violations of effort reporting277.U.S. Department of StateInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are controlled by the278.Using the criteria contained in 2 CFR 220 (OMB Circular A-21), which of the following costs would most likely be allowable as a direct expenditure item on a federal grant?
a. Costs of preparing the grant proposal
b. Break refreshments at a project-sponsored workshop
c. Facility rental for a project staff holiday party
d. An amount specifically set aside for unanticipated expenses
b. Break refreshments at a project-sponsored workshop279.Varies with funding sourceFederal regulations require that documentation of expenditures must be kept for how long?280.verifiable from recordsCost sharing must be

281.A vivariumWhat is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research282.What are allowable costsAre costs that can be legitimately charged to a grant. An award refers to those funds that have been obligated by a funding agency for a specific project.283.What are Research Administrators?Advocate, Facilitator, Gatekeeper, Reviewer, Enforcer, Motivator, Resource Locator, Interpreter,Team Builder,Compliance Manager284.What are the roles and responsibilities of the InstitutionExpedite hiring of staff and faculty to enable work to proceed from the start of the award; Assist departments, schools, the Office of Research, and the Office of Research Accounting to facilitate administrative tasks; Meet the terms and conditions of the sponsored award in collaboration with the Investigators;-Provide timely and accurate monthly accounting reports to Investigators285.What determines if Financial Interest is SignificantFunds received for investigator and spouse/children meets both the following tests: 1) does not exceed $5000 in value as determined through reference to public prices or other reasonable measures of market value 2) does not represent more than a 5% ownership interest in any single entities.286.What is a Commercial And Government Entity Code (CAGE) and its purposeis a unique identifier assigned to suppliers to various government or defense agencies, as well as to government agencies themselves and also various organizations. It provide a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location.287.What is a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS Number)?is a system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet that assigns a unique numeric identifier to a single business entity. That number is a nine-digit number issued to each business location in the D&B database having a unique, separate, and distinct operation for the purpose of identifying them.288.What is a grant?A type of financial assistance awarded for the conduct of research and no substantial programmatic involvement with the recipient during the performance of the activities.289.What is an Invitation For Bid (IFB)?the method used for the sealed bid process. A contract is then awarded to the low bidder whose bid conforms with all requirements of the invitation and will be advantageous to the government in terms of price, and price-related factors

290.What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?occurs when the agency isn't certain about what it wants and is looking to you to develop a solution and cost estimate.291.What is a Request for Quote (RFQ)is often used to determine current market pricing, but is not a binding offer and can't be accepted by the government. A Standard Form 26, which requires the signatures of both the contractor and the contracting officer, would be required to make the offer binding.292.What is a Student Visa?Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. You must have a student visa to study in the United States. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F-1 visa (academic) or an M-1 visa (vocational).293.What is Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)?is a government-wide compendium of an online database listing all available federal programs.294.What is debarment?removes you as a contractor from eligibility for future government contracts for a fixed period of time.295.What is Drug Free Work ForceDOD contractors must maintain records regarding drug-free work force programs provided to their employees. Also establishes a program testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees.296.What is effort reportingThe percentage of total employment devoted to a particular project, activity, administrative task297.What is Equal Employment Opportunity?provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or nationality to persons employed or seeking employment298.What is Fair Labor Standards Act?Enacted to establish a minimum hourly wage, overtime pay and regulate child labor299.What is Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and who do they fall underimproves access to healthcare for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable and under DHHS.

300.What is Lobbyingthe act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.301.What is Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)?refers to the agency administered programs that are supported by ear-marked federal funds, making grants to small business entities302.What is Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)?refers to the grant applications and/or programs for funding those small business that are teamed up with research institutions.303.What is suspension?temporarily debars a contractor for the duration of any agency investigation of the contractor or ensuing legal proceedings.304.What is the America COMPETES Act?America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science- focuses on increasing research investment
Strengthens STEM Research (science, technology, engineering and math) from elementary through grad school.305.What is the Buy America Act?Establish a general preference for domestic articles, materials/supplies to protect the American worker by saving and creating jobs.306.What is the Byrd Amendment?Institution must certify that no appropriated funds were or will be expended to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or an employee of any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress in connection with a specific award.307.What is the Civil Rights Act?Bars recipients of federal funds from excluding persons because of race, sex, color, or national origin from participation in receiving benefits or otherwise subjecting them to discrimination under federally supported programs or activities. Law also interpreted to cover discrimination against those persons with limited English. Sex includes pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.308.What is the Confidentiality of Patient Records?Enacted to protect persons with substance abuse problems who seek treatment.309.What is the Davis/Bacon ActRequires contractors to pay wages to laborers and mechanics at a rate of no less than a minimum wage specified in a wage determination made by the Secretary of Labor.

310.What is the Drug Free Workplace ActIt says you can't receive federal funding if you do not have a drug-free workplace policy in place311.What is the Endangered Species Act?species listed as endangered or threatened prohibits the unauthorized taking, possession, sale and transport of those species312.What is the Equal Pay Act?act prohibits employers and unions from paying different wages based on the employees sex313.What is the False Claims Act?Improper costing, product substitutions, failure to comply with contract specifications and filing false claims with government health care programs314.What is the percentage that all STTR budgets must matchAt least 40 percent of the STTR research project is to be conducted by the small business concern and at least 30 percent of the work is to be conducted by the single "partnering" research institution.315.What is the Ruth L. Kirschstein NSRA Award? Why is it importanttrain fellows and residents, and are used to promote the education of future researchers. She was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce316.What is the Solomon Act (Amendment)/ National Defense Authorization ActWhat United States federal law that allows the Secretary of Defense to deny federal grants (including research grants) to institutions of higher education if they prohibit or prevent ROTC or military recruitment on campus.317.What is use of name exceptionIt's an exception that agree that neither party will use directly or by implication names or trademarks of the other party in connection with any publicity, promotion or advertising without prior written approval.318.What is voluntary committed cost sharing?when the proposing institution volunteers and commits to bear a specific portion of the costs of the project when it is not required.319.What is voluntary uncommitted cost sharing?when the PI chooses to expend some unspecified amount of effort more than proposed towards the award. This is usually the case when the PI is not requesting salary from the award, and so is volunteering his/her effort.

320.When applying for extramural support, in which of the following ways should the PI address prior related support?
a. Prior intramural support should be ignored
b. Prior intramural support can be considered as an item of cost sharing in the budget narrative
c. Prior research related support should be considered unrelated in current grant request
d. Prior intramural support should be addressed in the narrative
d. Prior intramural support should be addressed in the narrative321.When a subaward is involved in a federal grant to a large university, on what portion of the subawardee's budget does the prime institution recover facilities and administrative costs (indirect costs)?
a. None of it
b. The first $25,000
c. The subawardee's modified total direct cost amount
d. The amount is excess of $25,000
b. The first $25,000322.Whenever covered animals are involved in a protocolWhich of the following requires Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review and approval governing the use of animals?323.When granted expanded authorities pre-award costs on a federal grant may be incurred by an institutional within
a MAXIMUM of how many days prior to the official start date:
a. 30 days
b. 45 days
c. 90 days
d. 120 days
c. 90 days

324.Which federal agency is responsible for prosecuting institutional violations of effort reporting?
a. U.S. Department of Justice, under the False Claims Act
b. Government Accountability Office, under the Code of Federal Regulations
c. Office of Management and Budget, under OMB Circular A-133 Audit Requirements
d. National Science Foundation Office of the Inspector General, under Congressional Oversight Authority
a. U.S. Dept of Justice, under the False Claims Act325.Which of the following agencies does NOT fund health science research?
a. U.S. Army
b. Department of Energy
c. National Institute of Aging
d. National Science Foundation
d. National Science Foundation326.Which of the following agencies is responsible for administering the Animals Welfare Act?
a. Public Health Service
b. Department of Agriculture
c. Environmental Protection Agency
d. American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
b. Department of Agriculture327.Which of the following are two critical termination clauses of General Provisions of a federal contract:
a. Dispute and changes
b. Default and convenience
c. Default and stop work order
d. Stop work order and failure to confirm
b. Default and convenience

328.Which of the following best describes 2 CFR 220 (OMB Circular A-21)?
a. Is applicable only to NSF and NIH
b. Allows federal agencies to places additional restrictions on individual items of costs
c. Deals with cost determination but does not identify the circumstances or dictate the participation in the financing of a project
d. Establishes principles for determining costs applicable to contracts, grants, and other agreements with both educational institutions and hospitals
c. Deals with cost determination but does not identify the circumstances or dictate the participation in the financing of a project329.Which of the following best describes federal regulations governing the use of humans in research?
a. Allow the researcher full discretion as to what to include in informed consent materials
b. Always require full informed consent on the subject or the subject's guardian
c. Allow the Institutional Review Board discretion in limited situations to approve protocols providing less than full informed consent
d. Waive full informed consent of the subject when the protocol is too complicated for an individual subject to understand the risks
b. Always require full informed consent on the subject or the subject's guardian330.Which of the following delegates to grantee authorization of one year, no-cost extensions?
a. Expanded Authorities
b. Cost Accounting Standards
c. Public Law 106-107
d. Code of Federal Regulations
a. Expanded Authorities331.Which of the following establishes the actual facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) rate for a subcontract?
a. Prime recipient's rate
b. Prime award agreement
c. Subcontractor's normal rate
d. Agreement between subcontractor and funding agency
c. Subcontractor's normal rate

332.Which of the following expenses would be include in the distribution base of modified total direct costs?
a. travel
b. equipment depreciation
c. sponsored programs office expenses
d. the portion of each subcontract in excess of $25,000
b. equipment depreciation333.Which of the following information must be included in the notification by a federal officer to the contractor to terminate a contract for convenience?
a. Signature of program office
b. The effective date of the contract
c. A citation of the contract clause authorizing the termination
d. A specific statement defining the reason for the termination notice
d. A specific statement defining the reason for the termination notice334.Which of the following involves a conflict of interest?
a. Faculty member owns and operates a business outside of university commitment
b. Faculty member consults with outside business in area of expertise
c. Faculty member supervises students employs them in university sponsored projects
d. Faculty member is a major stockholder in a for-profit company receiving a university contract
d. Faculty member is a major stockholder in a for-profit company receiving a university contract335.Which of the following is a base for facilities and administrative costs (indirect costs)?
a. Subcontracts
b. Capital Equipment
c. Salaries and wages
d. Professional and outside services
c. Salaries and wages336.Which of the following is a frequently used base for facilities and administrative costs (indirect cost) computations
a. Nonsalary costs
b. Capitalized equipment
c. Modified total direct cots
d. Total direct costs less pre-award costs
c. Modified total direct cots

337.Which of the following is allowable as cost sharing?
a. Equipment donated at fair market value
b. Alcohol purchased for an allowable business dinner
c. A portion of the salary of the department head's secretary
d. Travel costs in excess of institutional per diem
a. Equipment donated at fair market value338.Which of the following is a primary purpose of a federal cooperative agreement?
a. To allow for flexible budgeting
b. To provide assistance with few restrictions
c. To enable solicitation by a Request of Proposal
d. To provide assistance with substantial involvement of federal agency
d. To provide assistance with substantial involvement of federal agency339.Which of the following is essential to a Clinical Hygiene Plan?
a. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) file
b. Monthly fire and safety drills
c. Public information program
d. Federal Food & Drug Administration inspection
a. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) file340.Which of the following is included in 2 CFR 215 (OMB Circular A-110)?
a. Audit requirements
b. Debarment and suspension rules
c. Federal contact requirements
d. Cost principles for nonprofits
b. Debarment and suspension rules341.Which of the following is located within the National Institutes of Health?
a. National Library of Medicine
b. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
c. Food and Drug Administration
d. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
a. National Library of Medicine

342.Which of the following is mandated for the oversight of research involving recombinant DNA?
a. rDNA Committee
b. Biosafety Ethics Committee
c. Institutional Biosafety Committee
d. Institutional Biohazard Committee
c. Institutional Biosafety Committee343.Which of the following is most important in developing a program of available support within a grantee institution?
a. Hiring of information specialist
b. Regular dissemination of funding opportunities
c. Development of subject-related database
d. Establishment of potential investigator file
b. Regular dissemination of funding opportunities344.Which of the following is responsible for clinical trail registration of Clinical Trials.gov?
a. Sponsor
b. Institution
c. Sponsored research office
d. Institutional Review Board (IRB)
a. Sponsor345.Which of the following populations has special protection as research participates under federal guidelines?
a. Elderly
b. Prisoners
c. College Students
d. Persons diagnosed as HIV positive
b. Prisoners346.Which of the following requires Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review and approval governing the use of animals?
a. When any animal is used
b. Only when laboratory animals are used in instruction
c. Whenever covered animals are involved in a protocol
d. Only if a protocol involve sacrificing animals
c. Whenever covered animals are involved in a protocol347.Which of the following sources in NOT commonly used for FEDERAL funding opportunites:
a. The Federal Register
b. The Foundation Directory
c. Commerce Business Daily
d. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
b. The Foundation Directory

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