Davidson College, its fiscal agents, principal investigators, program directors and project staff must comply with all regulations applicable to awards from federal agencies.
Agencies frequently require certification assuring institutional compliance with regulations governing federally- or state-funded research. Certification is assured via institutional signature, compliance checklists or forms included in the application packet.
The following assurances of compliance have been filed by the college with the appropriate federal agency:
Federal funds may not be used to lobby, i.e., to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee of any federal agency, any member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with any specific award.
By signing the organizational prior approval sheet (OPAS), the principal investigator or project director certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge, neither s/he nor any of the key personnel included in the proposal:
By signing an application or proposal to a federal agency, the principal investigator or project director certifies that she/he is not delinquent in any debt to the federal government. Exceptions are debts owed to the Internal Revenue Service and payments due under the Social Security Act or U.S. Tariff laws.
Davidson College maintains a formal administrative process for the review and reporting of potential conflicts of interest in research.