Effective Date: February 21, 2017
Expiration Date: February 21, 2023
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a. In conjunction with NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7120.8, this document establishes the requirements that govern how NASA will conduct R&T (as defined in Appendix A), consistent with the governance model contained in NPD 1000.0.
b. While R&T program and project management requirements are established in NPR 7120.8, this document establishes requirements for R&T planning, solicitation and selection of R&T proposals, peer review, quality assessment and performance metrics, data protection, publication, and R&T misconduct. The requirements described in this NPR are used to develop Mission Directorate (MD) and Mission Support Office (MSO) R&T management processes. These general principles also apply to the MD, MSO and functional offices that fund R&T that is specifically reported as part of the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA).
a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers and to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants, or agreements. Certain cooperative or partnership arrangements involving cost sharing with the private sector may be excluded from the scope of this NPR when approved by the appropriate Mission Directorate Associate Administrator (MDAA) or Mission Support Office Director (MSOD).
b. This NPR applies to all current and future R&T managed or funded by NASA.
c. R&T involving human subjects should be conducted in conformance with this NPR except in the areas of release and maintenance of resulting data (see NPD 7100.8, and NPR 7100.1).
d. Any conflict between NPR 7120.8, and this NPR will be jointly resolved by the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and the Office of Chief Engineer (OCE).
e. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
a. National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. 20113 (a).
b. NPD 1080.1, Conduct of NASA Research and Technology Development
a. Procurement Integrity, 41 U.S.C. 423
b. Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR pt. 200
c. NASA supplement for the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR pt.1800
d. Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual
e. Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms, 14 CFR pt. 1274
f. Research Misconduct, 14 CFR pt. 1275
g. NASA/FAR Supplement, 48 CFR pts. 1800-1899
h. NPD 1001.0, NASA Strategic Plan
i. NPD 1150.11, Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Committees. j. NPD 2200.1, Management of NASA Scientific and Technical Information
j. NPD 1200.1, NASA Internal Control and Accountability
k. NPD 1360.2, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
l. NPD 1440.6, NASA Records Management
m. NPD 1600.2, NASA Security Policy
n. NPD 2230.1 Research Data and Publication Access
o. NPD 7100.8, Protection of Human Research Subjects
p. NPD 8910.1, Care and Use of Animals
q. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules
r. NPR 1600.1, NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements.
s. NPR 2200.2, Requirements for Documentation, Approval, and Dissemination of NASA Scientific and Technical Information
t. NPR 2810.1, Security of Information Technology
u. NPR 5101.33, Procurement Advocacy Programs
v. NPR 7100.1, Protection of Human Research Subjects
w. NPR 7120.8, NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements
x. NPR 7500.1, NASA Technology Commercialization Process
y. Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals
z. NASA Publication NP-2015-05-1796-HQ, NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
aa. NRA or Cooperative Agreement Notice Proposers' Guidebook
Compliance with this document is verified through oversight by the governing Program Management Council (PMC) and NASA internal controls described in NPD 1200.1, NASA Internal Control and Accountability, NASA Internal Management Council (PMC) and NASA internal controls described in NPD 1200.1. The cognizant MD or MSO periodically reviews and make recommendations to the governing PMC on the metrics that are used for inclusion in the Agency's budgetary, performance planning, and review documents and for other evaluative purposes.
NPR 1080.1A, NASA Science Management, May 30, 2008.
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