Beijing Natural Science Fund Management

Original Language Title: 北京市自然科学基金管理办法

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Beijing natural science fund management

    (June 21, 2011, the Beijing Municipal People's Government, the 95th general meeting announced July 7, 2011 order No. 235 of Beijing municipality, as of January 1, 2012) directory

    Chapter I General provisions

    Chapter II planning and organization

    Chapter III application and review

    The fourth chapter funding and implementation

    The fifth chapter management and supervision

    The sixth chapter supplementary articles

    Chapter I General provisions

    First in order to regulate the use and management of natural science Fund of the city, improving the use benefit of the natural science Fund, training science and technology talent, enhance independent innovation capacity, in accordance with the People's Republic of China Science and technology progress law and other laws and regulations, combined with the municipality, these measures are formulated.

    Second City Beijing Natural Science Foundation (hereinafter "natural science Fund"), financing natural sciences and intersection of the disciplines of natural science basic research and applied basic research and its associated environmental conditions promote activities.

Third, administrative departments of natural science Fund of science and technology work, is responsible for the research and development of natural science fund management policies and coordinate related work. Natural Science Fund of municipal finance department in accordance with the budget, financial management and oversight.

    Auditing organs in accordance with the use of the natural science Fund and management audit.

Fourth municipal people's Government the establishment of Beijing Natural Science Foundation Committee (hereinafter "the Foundation"), which is responsible for preparing development planning and natural science Fund project guides, validation of natural science Fund project, consideration of the major issues for Natural Science Fund management and so on. Foundation of scientific and technical work by the competent municipal authorities in charge of technical experts and research scientists, in the field of engineering, management experts. Fund for the composition of the Committee nominated by the Municipal Department of science and technology, and report to the municipal people's Government.

Board members term of the Fund, each for a period of five years, no more than two consecutive terms.

    Office of the municipal natural Science Foundation Committee (hereinafter "the Fund") bear the Fund's day-to-day work, is responsible for the implementation of natural science Fund and management.

Article fifth Fund shall employ a related subject area has high academic standards, good ethics experts as evaluation experts, build database projects financed by the Fund.

    Experts to review the project, should be the scientific value of the project, innovative, study on the feasibility of, the applicant's research capacity, research independent judgment and the application of evaluation.

Sixth, financial allocations, mainly from the natural science Fund.

Municipal financial Department of natural science Fund of funds should be included in the budget. Encourages natural persons, legal persons or other organizations to adopt jointly with the natural science Fund funding, donated to the natural science Fund, such as the financing of basic research and applied basic research.

    Natural Science Fund, enjoy preferential policies in accordance with State and this municipality.

    Seventh Science Foundation for work follows the principles of openness, fairness, impartiality, respect science, democracy, encourage innovation and promote cooperation, gather resources, serving the capital approach.

    Article eighth natural science Fund project, should give full play to role of evaluation experts, macro, autonomous applications, compete on an equal footing, peer review, preferred support mechanism.

    Chapter II planning and organization

Nineth Council shall, in accordance with the national economic and social development planning, science and technology development plan around the city's economic and social development strategy, combined with the development of science and technology at home and abroad, preparation of the natural science fund development plan, establish a funding system, clear strategic objectives, research areas, and research direction of development and project guidelines according to the development plan of the natural science Fund, clearly supported by natural Science Foundation project scope.

    Natural Science Fund funding priorities, closely related to the economic and social development, and the strategic, forward-looking fundamental research to promote the cultivation of strategic emerging industries, high-tech industry development in the city, new construction provides the subject with superior discipline knowledge, skill and talent.

Tenth development plan of NSFC in the development of natural science Fund and Project Guide, should listen to institutions of higher learning and scientific research institutions, enterprises, administrations and other organizations, such as views, organize relevant experts of scientific proof.

    Science Foundation for development planning and the Project Guide should be open to the public. 11th natural sciences work should be financed by the Fund through the implementation support unit.

In fund management, the support unit shall perform the following duties:

(A) the organization applications for Natural Science Fund;

(B) review the authenticity of the material submitted by the applicant, project leader;

(C) providing conditions for projects financed by the Fund to ensure project leader and participant in the implementation of projects financed by the Fund;

(D) mutual funds to fund the implementation of the project and the funds used for supervision and inspection.

    Funds should be based on units of fund management guidance and supervision.

12th within the administrative area of the city's colleges and universities, scientific research institutes, enterprises and other organizations engaged in scientific research to the following conditions, may apply to the Fund to be registered as supporting institutions:

(A) legally established in the administrative area of the city, with legal personality, and has sound financial and asset management systems;

(B) specialized institutions of scientific research management and research management systems;

(C) in the relevant field of study has some basis, needed to complete the project team and basic conditions. Fund should run from the date of receipt of the application for registration in the 15th review decisions and inform the applicant.

Shall be rejected for registration, it shall explain the reasons.

    List should be based on units of the Fund to the public.

    Chapter III application and review

13th within the administrative area of the city is engaged in basic research and applied basic research unit of the science and technology personnel meet the following conditions may apply for Natural Science Fund:

(A) the organization is relying on the unit;

(B) has the basic research and applied basic research topics or others engaged in basic research and applied basic research experience;

(C) with senior professional titles (title) or have a doctorate or have 2 fields with the same, with senior professional titles (title) of scientific and technical personnel is recommended. Applicants in accordance with this paragraph (b), (c) provision, the unit is based on units or no work unit, by the support unit for approval, through the support unit to apply for funds.

The supporting unit shall be considered as the unit of scientific and technical personnel, managed in accordance with this regulation.

Subject to this paragraph (b), (c) provision of overseas scientific and technical personnel, agreed by the relevant support unit and the support unit for more than 3 months a year can apply for the natural science Fund.

    Applicant shall apply for projects financed by the Fund Manager. 14th encouraging central institutions in Beijing and municipal scientific and technical personnel in the joint application for Natural Science Fund encourages institutions of higher learning, scientific research institutes and enterprises of science and technology personnel Union applying for Science Fund.

    Joint application an applicant should be identified.

15th the applicant shall, according to program guidelines and application requirements, through the support unit within the time stipulated in submitting applications to the Fund, and is responsible for the authenticity of materials.

    Applicants for study has been other funded projects financed by the Fund, shall be described in the funding application materials. 16th the Fund should be financed from the Fund program completed applications are due within 45 days of the date of application for the initial review of the material. Admissible, admissible.

Any of the following circumstances, inadmissible:

(A) the applicant does not meet the conditions of this regulation;

(B) the application, the applicant or participant involved in applications, ongoing projects financed by the Fund in excess of the prescribed quantity;

    (C) the application does not comply with program guidelines and application requirements.

17th the Fund decided not to accept, through supporting institution to inform the applicant the reasons. Applicants to the objection of inadmissibility decisions, from the date of receipt of the decision in the 15th, and through the support unit for Office applications for review in writing to the Fund. Fund should run from the date of receipt of the application for review 15th to complete a review.

    View project applications was inadmissible, be maintained, and by supporting institutions inform the applicant in writing view project application is admissible, to withdraw the original decision. The project application has been accepted by the 18th by the Fund in accordance with the rules of selecting experts, randomly selected from the peer specialist, communications review.

Application communication review experts for each project shall be not less than 3 members.

Reviewers to review projects found it difficult to make academic judgments or unable to participate in the review, shall timely inform the Fund Fund shall, in accordance with these rules, selection of other experts to review it.

    Funds should be evaluated on expert communications advice, determined according to the project selection rules into the Conference review of project applications.

    19th entering the Conference review of project applications by subject matter experts review group meeting review, determined by a secret ballot vote recommends that the list of projects financed by the Fund. 20th the Fund recommended that the Fund should be financed have a work item list, indicated to the Fund Committee.

    Council on the advice and expert review as provided herein, and to consider recommendations list of the projects financed by the Fund and the selection, identification list of the funded projects. Dissent from the 21st natural science Fund project announcements. Fund funds should be determined to be funded project name, project applicant description, support unit names, funding amounts and so on, in the city of science and Technology Administration Department announced on designated media, subject to public supervision. Period of notice for the 30th.

View funded projects have a fraud case can be challenged during the notice period to the Fund Committee, the Fund Committee should be dealt with within 60 days to verify. Should be informed of the funding decision based on units of the Fund and the applicant.

Decides to withdraw its funding, it shall explain the reasons.

    Funds should be feedback to the applicant expert review comments. 22nd the applicant disagrees with the decision to withdraw its funding, from the date of receipt of the decision in the 15th through the support unit to apply for review in writing to the Council.

Academic judgment of experts had different views, not as a reason to review applications. Fund Committee shall within 60 days from the date of receipt of the application for review experts complete the review.

    Original decides to meet the requirements of the review, be maintained and shall inform the applicant originally decided not to meet the requirements of the review, to withdraw the original decision reorganize review and notify the support unit and the review results to the applicant.

23rd working in projects financed by the Fund in the Fund Committee, the Fund staff, reviewers are close relatives of the applicant's close relatives, a participant, or have other relationships with applicants, participants may affect the impartiality of the review should be avoided.

Applicants shall not be used as evaluation experts and participants.

    Applicants to the Fund may provide up to 3 does not fit list of reviewers for assessment of project applications, when selecting reviewers from the Fund according to the actual situation to decide whether it should be avoided.

    24th, Member of the Board of the Fund the Fund staff and reviewers should abide by confidentiality laws, regulations, and review of the confidentiality provisions.

    The fourth chapter funding and implementation

25th support unit and the project leader shall from the date of receipt of the funding decisions in the 30th, completing the project task form as requested and approved by the Fund.

    Funds shall, according to program specifications to manage projects financed by the Fund. 26th article ban should be in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Fund allocated grants for projects financed by the Fund.

Supporting institutions and project leaders should be in accordance with the provisions and requirements management, project task book projects financed by the Fund.

    No unit or individual may seize, intercept or misappropriate funds grants for projects financed by the Fund.

27th project leaders should be in accordance with project task book organization carrying out research, make original records on the implementation of the project financed by the Fund, and through the support unit funded projects annual progress reports to the Fund.

Supporting institution shall review funded projects annual progress report, view the original records on the implementation of the project financed by the Fund, and projects financed by the Fund to the Fund's annual management report.

    Fund should be funded projects annual progress reports and projects financed by the Fund's annual management report for review. 28th in the implementation of projects financed by the Fund shall not alter the project leaders and supporting institutions. Project leaders and supporting institutions are not allowed to change the project task book content. In the implementation of issues affecting project progress, project leaders and support unit shall promptly take measures and report to the Fund; project task book content needed changes or projects needed to suspend, terminate, project manager or support unit shall promptly submit a written application.

Funds should be verified in a timely manner, and make a decision.

    Found in the supervision and inspection of the Fund program, relying on project tasks is not in accordance with the requirements of the work funded project is absolutely necessary to suspend or terminate, based on the implementation of financial decision of suspension or termination of the project.

29th project leader shall be funded within 60 days from the date of the expiry of the project financed by the Fund, to fund project acceptance materials submitted through the support unit.

    Fund Organization expert acceptance of projects financed by the Fund should be reviewed to form acceptance, and written acceptance to the support unit and the project head; on failed acceptance shall put forward opinions.

    30th Office, based on units of the Fund should be based on the State of science and technology archives management, establishment of funded project files.

    31st Fund project acceptance of submission determines that the project research results is of great scientific value, significant innovative breakthroughs or major application, it is necessary to continue funding research, priority should be given to funding or by the Fund recommended the application for other science and technology plan projects.

32nd original records to prove that bear exploration of strong, high risk projects financed by the Fund's project has performed its due diligence obligation, still unable to complete the project, and projects financed from the Fund can make termination decisions.

    Project leader have stipulated in the preceding paragraph is without prejudice to its continuing to apply for projects financed by the Fund.

    Article 33rd results of projects financed by the Fund shall be indicated by the natural science Fund funding.

Article 34th Fund should do research results of projects financed from the Fund for the promotion of intellectual property protection. Natural Science Fund with government-funded project by the formation of intellectual property rights, involving national security, national interests and of great public interest, but according to law by supporting institutions and project leaders, participants made.

Funds ban should lead to supporting institutions and project leaders, participants specified in the project task book enjoyed the use of intellectual property rights.

    Municipal administration in conjunction with the departments concerned to encourage support of science and technology policy, projects financed from the Fund for the promotion of access to research results in the transformation of the city.

    The fifth chapter management and supervision

    35th Fund should review the expert assessment, depending on unit duty records, project leader, project implementation, establishment of evaluation experts, supporting institutions and project leaders credit profile.

    Article 36th project applicants, participants apply for projects financed by the Fund fraud, canceled its eligibility to take part in this year's review; the project has been funded, the withdrawal of subsidy, the recovery has been allocated by the funding; the circumstances are serious, shall not apply for or participation in five years to apply for Natural Science Fund project.

    37th project applicant or project leader, project participants have copying, plagiarism and misappropriation of others ' research results, Fund can cancel their term of eligibility, withdraws its subsidy, stopped disbursement of grants, recovery funding.

Article 38th project leader, one of the participants in the implementation of the project in any of the following acts, the Fund should urge them to rectify, and defer the allocation of funding; it fails to, the withdrawal of subsidy, the recovery has been allocated by the funding; the circumstances are serious, shall not apply for or participation in five years to apply for Natural Science Fund project:

(A) in accordance with project task book carry out research;

(B) failing to submit annual progress reporting and acceptance of the project financed by the Fund of material;

(C) the falsification of reports, records or related materials submitted;

    (D) to embezzle the funds.

39th support unit has one of the following circumstances, the Fund should urge them to rectify serious, cancel the qualifications of five years based on:

(A) is not implementation of projects financed from the fund research or regulatory responsibilities of funding;

(B) is not the applicant or principal investigator submitted materials or examines the authenticity of the report;

(C) it is not submitted in accordance with the provisions of funded projects annual progress reports, projects financed by the Fund's annual management report material or acceptance;

(D) condone or cover up the applicant, project leader to deception;

(E) alter the project leader;

(Vi) no ' mutual funds to supervise and inspect the implementation of the projects financed by the Fund;

    (G) the interception, misappropriation, misappropriation of the funds.

40th reviewers have one of the following acts, the Fund should urge their correction in serious and five years shall not be employed as experts:

(A) failing to discharge the responsibilities of the review;

(B) is not in accordance with the provisions for challenge;

(C) disclose the undisclosed information relating to the review;

(D) the working facilities to seek illegitimate interests.

    Reviewers have acts of plagiarism, plagiarism and misappropriation of others ' research results, Fund five years shall not be employed as evaluation experts.

41st Fund shall establish a management information system for projects financed by the Fund, to follow up and evaluate the research and projects on the basis of data, research and related information to the public, but shall be kept confidential except in accordance with regulations.

    Support unit, the project leader shall actively carry out science and technology popularization, publicize the results of projects financed by the Fund, and promote the application of research results and transforming.

    42nd Fund should be funded on a regular basis for evaluation. The 43rd article of any units and individuals have the right to report it to the Municipal Department of science and technology project application, review existing acts in violation of these rules in the process.

Science and Technology Administration Department, after receiving the report, shall be promptly disposed of.

    City Science and Technology Administration Department should be telephone hotlines, mailing address.

    44th for acts in violation of these regulations, other legal regulations and provides for administrative sanctions, dealt with by the relevant departments according to law constitutes a criminal offence, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.

Article 45th, Member of the Board of the Fund the Fund Office staff of any of the following acts, by the relevant Department in charge shall command a correction, be dealt with in accordance with the relevant provisions of:

(A) is not in accordance with the provisions for challenge;

(B) disclose the undisclosed project application, review the relevant information;

(C) intervention assessment expert review;

(D) the working facilities to seek illegitimate interests.

    Fund Board members provided for in the preceding paragraph, if the circumstances are serious, approved by the Municipal Department of science and technology submitted to the municipal people's Government, cancellation of the membership.

    The sixth chapter supplementary articles

    Article 46th in work financed by the Fund, the Fund, related to project implementation and with basic research, applied basic research related to the environmental conditions for the project's funds and management, in accordance with the relevant provisions. 47th article of the rules implemented on January 1, 2012.