RBHS UEI Consolidation

RBHS Unique Entity Identifier (effective July 1, 2022): YVVTQD8CJC79

Overview

On July 1, 2022, all RBHS-affiliated schools/units will begin using the RBHS Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) of YVVTQD8CJC79 for all new proposal submissions and competitive renewals. This UEI is associated with the Rutgers Employer Identification Number (EIN) of 226001086 and the NIH Institution Profile # (IPF) 10034168. Current active awards will be transferred to the new entity on their anniversary date. For NIH, this transfer will be handled as a Type 7 administrative transfer to the new RBHS UEI at the RPPR/noncompeting continuation state.

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) in the Office for Research will be leading the transfer to the new RBHS DUNS/UEI. Please do not reach out to the sponsor directly with questions. Work with your RSP Contract / Grant Specialist to address concerns.

Affiliation with New Entity in Sponsor Systems

  1. NIH – Researchers must be affiliated with the new Institutional Profile (10034168) in NIH’s eRA Commons portal. The Office for Research is working with the RBHS Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research Office and the research deans at the affected schools to identify all individuals who must be affiliated with the new entity. The Office for Research will begin the affiliation process for each individual. The individual will receive an email from eRA Commons when the new affiliation is complete. Once notification is received each individual will need to update their personal profile in the eRA Commons system.

    Instructions for updating profiles as well as changing the displayed affiliated institution:

         a. Manage Personal Profile
         b. Changing Displayed Affiliated Institution
  2. Additional Sponsor Registration – Information coming soon.

Proposal Submissions

  1. The new RBHS UEI (YVVTQD8CJC79) must be utilized for all new RBHS submissions and RBHS competitive renewals on and after July 1, 2022, to all sponsors.
  2. Proposals that were submitted prior to July 1, 2022, but awarded after July 1, 2022, will be transferred to the new UEI at time of award prior to account set up and spending.
  3. Investigators should submit proposals through the department/unit that will be administering the award.
  4. Investigators affiliated with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy will begin using the new RBHS UEI (YVVTQD8CJC79), rather than the Rutgers-New Brunswick UEI (M1LVPE5GLSD9), beginning July 1, 2022, for new proposal submissions.
  5. Rutgers Research Administration Proposal Submission System (RAPSS) will be updated to include the new EIN/UEI which will be carried over to the SF424 Forms. This information will also be updated on the Institutional Information Quick Facts sheet.
  6. Limited Submissions Process – Information coming soon.

Existing Awards

  1. RBHS Active Awards – All RBHS active awards will be converted to the new RBHS UEI using a Type 7 administrative transfer on their anniversary date for NIH awards. To determine NIH awards with progress report due dates in the upcoming 3 months, please visit https://public.era.nih.gov/commons/public/quickqueries/index.era and search using the eRA Commons Institutional Profile (IPF) that your school or unit was using in eRA Commons prior to the RBHS UEI consolidation (see table below):
     
    School / Unit CINJ EMSOP NJMS RBHS* RSDM RWJMS SHP SON SPH
    NIH IPF 10034166 1196203^ 10034169 10034160 10034172 10034170 10034173 10034174 10034175

    *certain institutes/units, such as UBHC, used the general RBHS IPF for NIH submissions
    ^EMSOP used the Rutgers-New Brunswick IPF for NIH submissions prior to this RBHS UEI consolidation
  2. No-Cost Extension – RBHS awards in NCE status will NOT be transferred to the new RBHS UEI but allowed to expire.
  3. RBHS Supplements – All RBHS supplements will be transferred to the new RBHS UEI when the prime RBHS award converts to the new RBHS UEI.
  4. Incoming RBHS Subawards – The RSP Contract/Grant Specialist will inform the Pass-Through Entity (PTE) that the UEI has changed. It is anticipated that the PTE may have to issue a new subaward. Attention must be given to remaining balances to ensure that unspent funds are reallocated into the new incoming subaward (if applicable)
  5. Other Modifications to RBHS Active Awards – Requests for Prior Approvals (including but not limited to change in PI, change in SOW, re-budgeting between categories that require Sponsor’s prior approval, addition of new subawardees, etc.) will be made to the existing award without transferring the award to new RBHS entity. The awards will be transferred only on their anniversary date.
  6. Prior Approval of Carryover funds (applicable when expanded authority is not applicable to an RBHS active award) – Prior approval requests for carryover funds will be made after the award is transferred to the new consolidated RBHS entity.

Existing RBHS Outgoing Subawards

  1. When an RBHS existing award is approaching an anniversary date and it includes outgoing subawards, Research and Sponsored Programs will issue a new Subaward agreement to each subrecipient organization reflecting the new RBHS UEI and new Sponsor award number. Research and Sponsored Programs is working with Procurement to streamline this process.
  2. Purchase Orders: New PO will be created. Any unspent balance from the previous PO will be moved into the new PO, once the old PO is closed. The department must request closure of the existing PO’s in the procurement system to begin the process.
  3. Updating Costing Instructions – Information coming soon.

Other Considerations

Awards from Corporate and Non-Profit Sponsors – Awards that expire by 06/30/2023 do not need to be amended. Awards that are made with federal dollars (i.e. federal flow-through) that continue beyond 06/30/2023, will be modified to indicate the new RBHS entity information (Unique Entity Identifier/DUNS) for the new consolidated RBHS entity. Research and Sponsored Programs will send letters to the sponsors indicating the change. Investigators and departmental staff do not need to reach out to the sponsor to affect the change.

Administratively Transferred Awards

  • As awards are transferred, Research and Financial Services (RFS) may be required to close out your existing award.  As such, it becomes extremely important to apply all costs to your award in a timely fashion so RFS can close out and transfer your award without any confusion or delays.
  • Your RFS Grant Accountant will work with you to ensure that your expenses are recognized on the award in a timely fashion so that the Final Financial Report (FFR) can be filed on time. Confirming the unobligated balance is important at the anniversary date of your award.
  • Principal investigators are encouraged to work with their collaborators to strengthen spending plans leading up to the anniversary date of the award.
  • Updating your project spending plans will be important throughout this process. Please be sure to update your employee charging instructions, purchase orders, etc, as new projects are issued.

Your patience is most appreciated as delays are expected while we navigate through this transition. Please visit Accounting Specialists to identify the name and contact information for your RFS accounting specialist.