Mission Statement

COGR is an association of leading research universities, affiliated medical centers, and independent research institutes. We are the national authorities on the financial and regulatory infrastructure, and the corresponding compliance requirements associated with managing federal research grants and contracts within research institutions. We provide information, analyses, advice, policy perspective, and historical context to our members in the areas of research administration and compliance, financial oversight, and intellectual property. COGR communicates the viewpoint and concerns of its members and fosters productive relationships between the research community and federal policymakers, advocating for innovation and change that avoid unnecessary regulatory burden.

COGR IS A LEADING ADVOCATE FOR POLICIES THAT SUPPORT:

  • the conduct of research at the highest standards;
  • sound and informed decision-making on issues critical to the research and higher education community; and
  • maximum benefit from investments in research conducted at its member institutions.

COGR SERVES ITS MEMBERSHIP BY:

  • seeking to balance appropriate levels of accountability with fair recognition of the interests of all parties in research policies and practices;
  • promoting policies and practices in research and training that fairly reflect the mutual interests and separate obligations of universities and federal and other sponsors;
  • conducting objective and timely analysis of financial, compliance, administrative and intellectual property issues in research for the benefit of its members, their sponsors and other higher education associations; and
  • working with governmental agencies and other organizations to develop a common understanding of the impact that policies, regulations and practices may have on the research of its membership.

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