The Expanded Clearinghouse Program, hosted by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), makes institutional profiles publicly available through an online database to facilitate the quick exchange of standard organizational information required for subaward management.
Cornell University is participating in a nationwide program to streamline the exchange of institutional information collected from potential subrecipient institutions. As a result of Cornell’s participation in this program, the documentation required of potential subrecipient institutions included in Cornell proposals (Outgoing Subawards) and of Cornell when acting as a subrecipient on another institution’s proposal (Incoming Subawards), have changed as described in detail below.
Documentation Requirements for Subrecipients Included in Cornell Proposals (Outgoing Subawards)
As of October 2016, institutions participating in this program are no longer required to complete the Cornell OSP Subcontractor Commitment Form when proposing to participate in a Cornell project as a subrecipient. Instead, participating institutions need only to provide project specific data (Subrecipient PI name, project period, total amount requested, cost share amount, authorized signature, compliances, etc.) via a Letter of Intent/Commitment (Sample LOI Template). A list of participating program organizations can be found at the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse Program website.
Potential subrecipient institutions who are not part of the program are still required to complete the Cornell OSP Subcontractor Commitment Form when participating in projects funded by NSF, all PHS agencies, or any other sponsor who has adopted PHS regulations for Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI). When participating in projects funded by all other sponsors, institutions who are not part of the program can elect to complete the Cornell OSP Subcontractor Commitment Form OR provide project specific data via a Letter of Commitment.
Use the decision tree below to determine the documentation required of each potential subrecipient.
Please contact Tammy Wildenstein, Subaward Officer with questions or for additional information.
Documentation Requirements when Cornell is a Subrecipient (Incoming Subawards)
When participating as a subrecipient on a proposal submitted by a fellow participating institution, the documentation expectations are reciprocal. Those preparing Cornell’s subrecipient proposal should expect to provide the pass‐through sponsor the same level of documentation we would expect if the roles were reversed. Please note that institutions who are not part of the program may require additional institutional information and documentation from Cornell.
Please contact your Grant & Contract Officer (GCO) with any questions or for additional information.