[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 96 (Thursday, May 19, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28808-28809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9952]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

14 CFR Parts 1260, 1273, and 1274

RIN 2700-AD11


NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook--Research 
Misconduct

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends several of the NASA Grant and 
Cooperative Agreement Handbook sections, which are all entitled, 
``Definitions,'' to include Research Misconduct as a defined term. In 
addition, provisions would be added to implement NASA's requirements on 
research misconduct.

DATES: Effective Date: May 19, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Brundage, NASA Headquarters, Code 
HC, Washington, DC, (202) 358-0481, e-mail: paul.d.brundage@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    NASA published a final rule in the Federal Register at 69 FR 42102 
on July 14, 2004, (see 14 CFR part 1275), which defined and established 
policy and procedures regarding research misconduct. This final rule 
implements those polices and procedures for grants and cooperative 
agreements.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    NASA certifies that this final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the 
meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., 
because the changes will affect an insignificant number of grants and 
cooperative agreements.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because this rule does 
not impose any new recordkeeping or information collection 
requirements, or collection of information from offerors, contractors, 
or members of the public that require the approval of the Office of 
Management (OMB) and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Parts 1260, 1273, and 1274

    Grant Programs--Science and technology.

Tom Luedtke,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.

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Accordingly, 14 CFR parts 1260, 1273, and 1274 are amended as follows:

PART 1260--GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 1260 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1), Pub. L. 97-258, 96 Stat. 1003 
(31 U.S.C. 6301, et seq.), and OMB Circular A-110.

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2. Add Sec.  1260.40 to read as follows:


Sec.  1260.40  Investigation of Research Misconduct.

Investigation of Research Misconduct (May 2005)

    Recipients of this grant or cooperative agreement are subject to 
the requirements of 14 CFR part 1275, ``Investigation of Research 
Misconduct.''


[End of provision]


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3. Amend Sec.  1260.102 by adding the definition for ``Research 
misconduct'' after ``Research and development'' to read as follows:


Sec.  1260.102  Definitions.

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    Research misconduct is defined in 14 CFR 1275.101. NASA policies 
and procedures regarding Research misconduct are set out in 14 CFR part 
1275, ``Investigation of Research Misconduct.''
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PART 1273--GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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4. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 1273 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2451, et seq., and 31 U.S.C. 6301 to 6308.


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5. Amend Sec.  1273.3 by adding the definition for ``Research 
misconduct'' after ``Real property'' to read as follows:


Sec.  1273.3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Research misconduct is defined in 14 CFR 1275.101. NASA policies 
and procedures regarding Research misconduct are set out in 14 CFR part 
1275, ``Investigation of Research Misconduct.''
* * * * *

PART 1274--GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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6. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 1274 continues to read as 
follows:


    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2451, et seq., and 31 U.S.C. 6301 to 6308.

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7. Amend Sec.  1274.103 by adding the definition for ``Research 
misconduct'' after ``Recipient'' to read as follows:


Sec.  1274.103  Definitions.

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    Research misconduct is defined in 14 CFR 1275.101. NASA policies 
and procedures regarding Research misconduct are set out in 14 CFR part 
1275, ``Investigation of Research Misconduct.''
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8. Add Sec.  1274.943 to read as follows:


Sec.  1274.943  Investigation of Research Misconduct.

Investigation of Research Misconduct (May 2005)

    Recipients of this cooperative agreement are subject to the 
requirements of 14 CFR part 1275, ``Investigation of Research 
Misconduct.''

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[FR Doc. 05-9952 Filed 5-18-05; 8:45 am]
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