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Letters from SARA July 13, 2012

Description: Letter from SARA: China FAQ and new volunteer reviewer form.

Dear Colleagues,

This is the letter from SARA, a short update for NASA scientists.

Allow me to draw your attention to a new FAQ on ROSES and China. If you collaborate with anyone in China you should read this new FAQ. As you may know, our appropriation (Public Law 112-55, SEC. 539) contained a brief statementrestricting the use of NASA funds. The bottom line is that NASA funds, including ROSES research grants cannot be used “…to participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China…”

We expand somewhat on what this actually means in practical terms for NASA grantees in our new FAQ that can be found as a link off our normal ROSES FAQ http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/#1or you can get to it directly by going to http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/prc-faq-roses/

Another new addition to the SARA web page is our new volunteer reviewer web form: we are currently seeking reviewers for Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples, Exobiology, and Moon and Mars Analog Missions Activities.

As always, selection statistics can be found on the grant stats page, community announcements on the solicitations page, and all clarifications, corrections and amendments to ROSES-12 can be followed conveniently on our ROSES 2012 RSS feed.

Max Bernstein

SARA@nasa.gov

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