Beginning August 8, 2009, NASA will require that all proposal team members confirm an organizational relationship in the NSPIRES system before a proposal can be submitted using the system. NASA is making this change to improve the process by which potential conflicts of interest are determined.
For a proposal to be submitted with NSPIRES after August 7, 2009, all proposal team members must confirm an organizational relationship, i.e., identify the organization through which they are participating in a given proposal. A proposal cannot submitted if an organizational relationship is missing for any team member, regardless of role on the proposal (e.g., Co-I, collaborator).
NASA has provided explanatory procedures to guide both existing and prospective team members through this process. The NSPIRES Help Desk can answer questions and provide assistance: (202) 479-9376 or NSPIRES-Help@nasaprs.com.