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COGR Submits Joint Association Letter on DOE Regulatory Reform

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COGR June Meeting Report Now Available

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COGR Submits Joint Association Letter to Request Delay in Common Rule Compliance Date

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COGR Letter to Mulvaney and Price Objecting to NIH and F&A Budget Cuts

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COGR May 2017 Update Now Available

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F & A and the Cost of Research

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COGR June 8-9, 2017 Meeting Agenda Now Available

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Research Highlights - Science Coalition

As there is interest from the COGR Membership regarding materials that demonstrate the importance of basic scientific research at universities to innovation, job creation and the economy in general, we have provided a link below  to the latest report from the Science Coalition which provides excellent information by university, by State, and by federal agency. 

The Science Coalition released a Sparking Economic Growth report that traces the origins of 302 companies – many of them small businesses – back to federally support research. The report is “intended to showcase one of the ways that federal investment in basic scientific research helps stimulate the economy."

 

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Joint Association Request to OMB on the Research Policy Board

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Register Today for COGR June 8-9 Meeting!

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At OMB Request: Letter to Identify OMB Actions to Reduce Administrative Burden

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Current Developments - April 2017

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COGR Submits Letter to DOD Regarding Pre/Post Award Administrative Matters on Financial Assistance Awards

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COGR Submits Letter to OMB to Address 2017 Compliance Supplement and Securing Student Information

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), EDUCAUSE, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and COGR write to OMB to address a proposed new section to the 2017 Compliance Supplement: Securing Student Information, Student Financial Aid (SFA) Cluster.

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COGR Submits Comments/Questions to NIH on "Single IRB Policy FAQs for Extramural Community"

COGR submits comments and questions to NIH on the document 'NIH Single IRB Policy FAQs for Extramural Community."  Comments are indicated in red italic text.

 

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COGR February 2017 Meeting Report Now Available

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Call for COGR Board Nominations 2017!

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Updated: COGR February 23-24, 2017 Meeting Agenda Now Available

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COGR February 2017 Update Now Available

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COGR’s Response to DOD on NPRMS Implementing 2 CFR Part 200

COGR’s response to a series of six (6) DoD NPRMs updating the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) to implement 2 CFR part 200.

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Overview of the Final Revised Common Rule

February 1, 2017:  An overview of the changes to the revised Common Rule published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, a one page summary table of the changes made, and a link to the final revised Common Rule.

Summary of Changes Made to the Common Rule

COGR Common Rule Summary Table

Final Revised Common Rule

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COGR, AAU, APLU Submit Joint Comments to NIH RFI on Data Sharing NOT-OD-17-015

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COGR Meets with OIRA Staff to Discuss Final Common Rule Under Review

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COGR Submits Letter to DOD on Proposal Submission Deadlines

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December 2016 Update Now Available

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COGR Releases Matrix of Recent Legislative Actions Taken to Reduce Research Regulatory Burden

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Joint Comment Letter with AAU, AAMC, APLU & AUTM to NIST Regarding Bayh-Dole NPRM

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COGR Supports Cures Legislation in Letter to Senate HELP Staff

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NIH Response to COGR Concerns Regarding GCP Training Requirements

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COGR October 2016 Meeting Report Now Available

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COGR Submits Joint Letter with AAU, APLU, and AAMC Requesting Extension to NIH sIRB Policy Implementation

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COGR October 2016 Update Now Available

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COGR's Letter to CMS on COI Procedures

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COGR's FLSA Postdoctoral Research Survey Executive Summary Now Available

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COGR 2016 Meeting Agenda Now Available!

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COGR's September 2016 Update

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Registration Now Open for October 2016 COGR Meeting!

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COGR Response to Part 2 of the National Academies Report

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COGR Submits Proposed FAQs on Uniform Guidance to OMB

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COGR/AAU/APLU Submit Joint Letter Thanking NIH for Rescinding NOT-OD- 16-088

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COGR Comments on Proposed Changes to HHS Adoption of UG

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COGR Submits Letter to OMB on COI Under Uniform Guidance

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June 2016 Meeting Report and Summary Now Available

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COGR Releases Joint Statement with AAU and APLU on National Academies Report to Optimize Federal Investments in Academic Research

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COGR Submits Comments to NIH on Postdocs Supported by NRSA and RGA Awards

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COGR & AIRI Submit Joint Letter on Procurement as Requested by OMB

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May 2016 Update Now Available

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June 9-10 COGR Meeting Agenda Now Available!

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COGR Submits Recommendations to ORI Director Dr. Kathryn Partin

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COGR Releases Findings From a Review of the Common Rule NPRM Comments

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Registration Now Open for COGR June 9-10, 2016 Meeting in Washington DC!

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COGR and AAU Submit Joint Comments on OMB's Draft Open Source Policy

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COGR Comments on DOI Conflict of Interest Policy

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NSF Approved Notice of Preliminary IRB Approval for a Project Lacking Immediate Plans for Involvement of Human Subjects

COGR has recently engaged in conversations with Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, and Jeff Mantz, Human Subjects Research Protection Officer, National Science Foundation, regarding applications and proposals lacking definite plans for involvement of human subjects. Per 45 CFR 690.118, applications lacking definite plans, such as “projects in which human subjects’ involvement will depend upon completion of instruments, prior animal studies, or purification of compounds,” need not be reviewed by an IRB before an award is made. NSF has indicated that for studies that meet these criteria, IRBs may use a “Preliminary Approval” notice for NSF projects (see "Read More" below) and that this approval is consistent with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

The letter was drafted by Cindy Shindledecker and Lois Brako of the University of Michigan who have been working with Jeff and others on this for some time and we appreciate all of the work that they have done. The draft letter provides a limited approval period and indicates that the investigator must submit an amendment or new IRB application for full IRB approval of the project prior to the expiration date. It also emphasizes that no work with human subjects, including recruitment, may be conducted under the determination. Establishing a time limit, whether it is 3 or 6 months, requires investigators to return to the IRB and establishes accountability. Please contact Lisa Nichols if you have questions or concerns about the use of this draft letter.

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COGR Submits Letter to OMB on Open Items Per UG

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COGR February 2016 Meeting Report Now Available

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COGR and AAU Submit Joint Letter to DOD on DFARS Case 2013-D-018

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COGR's February 2016 Update

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COGR Seeks Clarification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on COI Language

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COGR February 25-26, 2016 Meeting Agenda Now Available

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COGR Submits Letter to OMB Requesting “Implementation of Sensible Procurement Standards”

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COGR's December 2015 Update

COGR has released the December 2015 Update

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Joint COGR/AAU/APLU/AUTM Letter Submitted to DOEd on Open License Requirement

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COGR Submits Comment Letter to NSF on Research Terms and Conditions

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COGR Submits Comments on Common Rule NPRM and Provides Summary Brief

COGR Detailed and Summary Comments on Common Rule

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Register Now For the Next COGR Meeting- February 25-26, 2016

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COGR Submits Comments on NIH Guidelines on Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

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NIH Releases 2015 Revised Grants Policy Statement

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Revised Grants.gov Application Guide Now Posted

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November 13, 2015: COGR Submits Letter to OMB on Utility Cost Adjustment Methodology

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COGR Submits Letter to DOD on COI Requirements

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October 2015 COGR Meeting Report Published

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October 30, 2015- COGR/AAU Joint Letter on DFARS Case 2013-D018

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October 28, 2015- COGR Responds to Part 1 of the National Academies Report

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NSF Releases 2016 PAPPG

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2015-2016 COGR Meeting Dates Published

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October 2015 COGR Update

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September 24, 2015 COGR Letter to OMB on UG Deviations

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September 4, 2015 - COGR Comment Letter to the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Regarding RIN 1235-AA11

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August 17, 2015 - August 2015 COGR Update COGR has published its August 2015 Update.

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August 3, 2015 - Joint COGR/AAU Comments on the Petition to Develop Specific Ethologically Appropriate Standards for Non-Human Primates in Research

COGR and AAU submitted joint comments on the petition to develop specific ethologically appropriate standards for non-human primates in research.

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July 27, 2015: COGR Submits Comments to GSA on FAR Case 2014-025 Fair Pay and Safe Workplace

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June 30, 2015 - Revisions to Procurement Standards and Grace Period Extension

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May 26, 2015 - May 2015 Update

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May 12, 2015 - Joint Letter from COGR/AAU to NIST on the Revised Draft Guidanced on Controlled Unclassified Information

COGR and AAU sent a joint letter regarding the revised draft guidance concerning controlled unclassified information (CUI) to the National Institute of Standards and Technology which was outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-171.

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May 8, 2015 - June 2015 COGR Meeting Agenda

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April 30, 2015 - Abusive Litigation Practices of Patent Trolls

COGR and other higher education associations released a statement expressing the view that bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate, seeking to address abusive litigation practices of patent trolls while protecting the integrity of our patent system, was a substantial improvement over the pending House version (HR 9).

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April 24, 2015 - Comment Letter to the FAA on Proposed Rule for the Operation and Certification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

COGR signed on to a comment letter to the FAA on its proposed rule for the Operation and Certiification of Small Unmanned Aircraft System.

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March 27, 2015 - COGR Letter to NIH on Proposed Extension of Reporting Requirements for FCOI

COGR sent at letter to OPERA on the request for a three-year extension of the reporting requirements set out in regulations on the Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research.

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February 20, 2015 - COGR Letter to EPA on Interim Conflict of Interest Policy

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February 13, 2015 - COGR Response to OMB on Uniform Implementation

COGR has submitted its comments to the December 19, 2014 Federal Register Notice on Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR [art 200)

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January 22, 2015 - COGR Letter to OHRP on Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care

COGR sent a letter to the Office for Human Research Protections on draft guidance concerning disclosure of reasonably foreseeable risks in research evaluating standards of care.

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January 16, 2015 - Joint AAU and COGR Letter to NIST on Controlled Unclassified Information

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January 16, 2015 - COGR Summary of Background and Technical Corrections to Final Uniform Guidance

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