Proposal Disclosures

In compliance with individual sponsor requirements, certain collaborations and/or affiliations with foreign as well as domestic entities or individuals must be disclosed in proposals and reports. Such collaborations may include exchanges of staff, materials, data, funding, or other significant activity which could result in joint authorship.

Failure to fully disclose foreign/domestic collaborations, affiliations, and resources in funding applications and other documents can have serious consequences, and may endanger MIT’s eligibility for future federal funding.

When an MIT Principal Investigator submits a proposal, the PI is certifying that all information is complete and accurate to the best of his or her knowledge, and failure to disclose may lead to charges of providing fraudulent information. In some cases, failure to disclose has led to criminal charges against individual researchers.

Contact the appropriate sponsor liaison or contract administrator in RAS if you have any questions on disclosure requirements, which are continuously updated and vary by agency:

For disclosure policies of other federal research sponsors, review the program announcements and proposal preparation guides, and contact your RAS contract administrator with any questions.

Portions of the contents of this section were adapted from materials prepared by UCLA Research Policy and Compliance and are provided here with their permission.