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14.04.01.00.htm 14.04.01.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 04 MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Chapter 01 Stem Cell Research Commission Authority: Article 83A, §5-2B-03, Annotated Code of Maryland
14.04.01.01.htm 14.04.01.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter describes the policies and procedures for State-funded stem cell research in Maryland..
14.04.01.02.htm 14.04.01.02. 02 Program Objective.. The basic objective of the Program is to provide financial assistance to qualified applicants to advance stem cell research and its therapeutic applications.
14.04.01.03.htm 14.04.01.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means Article 83A, §5-2B-01―5-2B-13, Annotated Code of Maryland.. 2) Applicant.. a) "Applicant" means a person located in Maryland who applies for the financial assistance provided pursuant to this chapter.b) "Applicant" includes a public or private institution of higher education and a public or private corporation.3) "Commission" means the Stem Cell Research Commi
14.04.01.04.htm 14.04.01.04. 04 Eligible Applicants.. A. To be eligible for financial assistance, an applicant shall certify to the Commission and the Corporation that the applicant:1) Will use the financial assistance solely in accordance with the requirements of the Program;. 2) Will conduct the stem cell research for which financial assistance is requested in Maryland;. 3) Has the legal capacity and all necessary legal authorization to incur the obligations related to the financial assistance; and
14.04.01.05.htm 14.04.01.05. 05 Financial Assistance Criteria.. The Commission shall consider the following factors in determining whether to award financial assistance to an applicant:A. The scientific merit of the stem cell research described in the application, taking into account the evaluation, rankings, and recommendations of an independent scientific peer review committee pursuant to Article 83A, §5-2B-06, Annotated Code of Maryland;
14.04.01.06.htm 14.04.01.06. 06 Financial Assistance Terms.. A. The financial assistance may be used for the purposes stated in the application, including the cost of facilities, capital leases, and capital equipment at a place where stem cell research is conducted.B. The amount of indirect, unspecified, or overhead costs included in an application may not exceed the percentage of the total cost of the research identified by the Commission in a request for applications.
14.04.01.07.htm 14.04.01.07. 07 Application.. A. An application for financial assistance shall be in the form and with the content identified by the Commission in a request for applications.B. An application shall categorize the stem cell research described in the application by reference to the categories of research identified by the Commission in a request for applications.C. An application shall state the intended duration of the State-funded stem cell research..
14.04.01.08.htm 14.04.01.08. 08 Agreement Following Award of Financial Assistance.. A. A grantee shall execute a grant agreement or loan agreement with the Corporation, in a form prescribed by the Corporation, that:1) Makes disbursement of financial assistance contingent on evidence of IRB approval of the State-funded stem cell research described in the application;2) Acknowledges, as appropriate, that an award of financial assistance beyond the current fiscal year may be contingent on fu
14.04.01.09.htm 14.04.01.09. 09 Nondiscrimination.. An applicant shall comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity in employment.
14.04.01.10.htm 14.04.01.10. 10 Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace.. An applicant shall comply, and remain in compliance, with the State's policy concerning drug-free and alcohol-free workplaces, as set forth in Executive Order 01.01.1989.18, and shall make a good-faith effort to eliminate illegal drug use and alcohol and drug abuse from places at which work is performed that has been financed in whole or in part with financial assistance.
14.04.01.11.htm 14.04.01.11. 11 Waiver.. The Corporation, in consultation with the Commission, may waive or vary particular provisions of these regulations to the extent that the waiver is not inconsistent with the Act if:A. Conformance to the requirements of any federal, State, or local programs in connection with State-funded stem cell research necessitates waiver or variance of a regulation; orB. In the determination of the Corporation, the application of a regulation in a specific case or in
14.04.01.9999.htm 14.04.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 27, 2007 (34:17 Md. R. 1510).
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