The purpose of the assurances section is to ensure that the applicant organization will comply
with all relevant Federal laws and guidelines.
A special form must be completed for the assurances section. See page B of the PHS
The assurances cover:
- human subjects
- vertebrate animals
- inventions and patents
- debarment and suspension
- drug-free workplace
- delinquent Federal debt
- misconduct in science
- civil rights
- handicapped individuals
- sex discrimination
- age discrimination
- Be familiar with assurances, certifications and requirements for complying with these regulations.
- Begin to obtain assurances early, since they tend to require the cooperation of different institutions.
- Check your institution's grants management office for additional requirements. Different institutions follow different procedures and timelines.