DIVISION OF SPONSORED
RESEARCH (DSR)
CHAPTER 1004.22 Florida Statutes
Presented by Julie Wammack
CReATE 5/13
DSR HISTORY
1963
By special legislative action (Chapter
63-534, Laws of Florida, 1963), State
of Florida institutions of higher learning
were permitted to create DSR
1964
FSU’s approval to establish a DSR was
effective January 1, 1964
Florida’s Divisions Of Sponsored
Research
All eleven Florida public universities have a DSR:
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Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers
Florida International University, Miami
Florida State University, Tallahassee
University of Central Florida, Orlando
University of Florida, Gainesville
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
University of South Florida, Tampa
University of West Florida, Pensacola
New College of Florida
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
CHAPTER 1004.22 Florida Statutes
Creation and Purpose of DSR
 Administer
and promote programs of
research, including sponsored training
programs under supervision of University
president
 Sets policies to promote efficiency and
effectiveness of the research programs while
producing the maximum benefit for the
educational programs and maximum service
to the state
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Negotiate and Execute Agreements
 President (or his or her designee) authorized to:
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negotiate, enter into, and execute research contracts
solicit and accept research grants and donations
fix and collect fees, other payments, and donations
negotiate,
enter
into,
and
execute
cost
reimbursement contracts
provide temporary financing of cost reimbursement
contracts prior to reimbursement, from moneys on
deposit
in
the Sponsored
Research
and
Development Trust Fund (SRDF), unless prohibited
elsewhere by law
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Negotiate and Execute Agreements
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President Barron has given power of attorney to
execute contracts and accept grants and donations to
Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, Vice President for Research.
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Dr. Ostrander has delegated authority for these
actions to Dr. Ross Ellington, Associate Vice President
for Research, Olivia Pope, Assistant Vice President for
Research, Betty Southard, Research Legal Counsel
and various staff in Sponsored Research Services.
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Provide Working Capital
 DSR’s are financed from moneys on deposit
or received for use in research or related
programs
 Funds shall be deposited in a Sponsored
Research and Development Trust Fund
(SRDTF)
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Disbursement of moneys in SRDTF
 Must be made in accordance with terms of
contract, grant, or donation
 F&A and other moneys not required for
payment of direct costs shall be applied to the
cost of operating DSR
 Surplus moneys shall be used to support
other research or sponsored training
programs in any area of the university
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Reporting Requirements
 Each university must submit an annual report
to the FL Board of Governors regarding
activities and estimated budget for next year
 The BOG will submit an annual compiled
report regarding the University DSRs to the
Legislature 90 days before each regular
session
Exemptions allowed – general
 Operation of DSR and conduct of sponsored
research program are expressly exempted
from the provisions of any other laws or
portions of laws in conflict with provisions of
Chapter 1004.22
 Exempted from provisions of chapters 215
(Financial Matters: General Provisions), 216
(Planning and Budgeting) and 283 (Public
Printing), subject to requirements of
subsection (7)
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Exemptions allowed - public records
 Confidentiality - materials that relate to methods of
manufacture or production, potential trade secrets,
potentially patentable material, actual trade secrets,
business transactions, or proprietary information
received, generated, ascertained, or discovered during
course of research conducted within the state
universities shall be confidential
 Exempt from provisions of s. 119.07(1) (Public
Records), except that DSR shall make available upon
request title and description of research project, name
of researcher and amount and source of funding
provided for project
ALL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION FROM OUTSIDE OF
UNIVERSITY SHOULD BE REFERRED TO/CLEARED WITH
RESEARCH LEGAL COUNSEL
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Exemptions allowed - travel
 Transportation and per diem expense
allowances will be the same as those
provided in s. 112.061, F.S.
 Personnel performing travel under a
sponsored research subcontract may be
reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance
with provisions of applicable prime contract or
grant and travel allowances established by
subcontractor, subject to requirements certain
sections of F.S. 112
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Exemptions allowed - purchases
 Must be made in accordance with University
policies and procedures
 The president or designee may exempt the
purchase of material, supplies, equipment, or
services for research purposes from the
general purchasing requirement of the
Florida Statutes if the PI provides a
certification that it is necessary for the
efficient or expeditious prosecution of a
research project
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Sponsored Research Exemption
STEP A
The principal investigator (PI)
complete a SRE request form
must
1. Specify the item(s) to be purchased,
vendor and amount
2. Indicate exemption(s) being requested
3. Provide cost or pricing analysis
4. Sign and date
Sponsored Research Exemption
Sponsored Research Exemption
STEP B
Forward SRE request and accompanying
documentation (copy of vendor’s quote,
cost/price analysis and other relevant
documents to support the request) to
the Subcontracts Coordinator at SRS
Sponsored Research Exemption
Buildings & real property
 Authorize construction, alteration, or
remodeling of buildings with funds derived
entirely from SRDTF or partially from
SRDTF and partially from non state sources
provided use is exclusively in the area of
research
 Authorizes acquisition of real property when
cost is entirely from SRDTF funds.
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
IFAS, HSC & EIES
 Sponsored research programs of Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), the
University of Florida Health Science Center
(HSC) and the Engineering and Industrial
Experiment Station (EIES) will continue to be
centered at University of Florida.
 Indirect cost reimbursements of all grants
deposited in Division of Sponsored Research
will be distributed directly to above units in
direct proportion to amounts earned by each
unit.
PROVISIONS OF DSR STATUTE
Other Legislative Changes
 Florida Statutes were amended in the 2009
legislative session to prohibit any indirect
costs on grants from the division of public
schools within the Florida Department of
Education
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