Other Proposal and Award Issues

February 16, 2024

Update Now Available: Quick Reference Table of Current & Upcoming Federal Research Security Requirements - read more...


September 26, 2023

Preparing for a Government Shutdown: A List of Institutional Considerations - read more...


August 2, 2023

COGR Analysis on Executive Order 14104 “Federal Research and Development in Support of Domestic Manufacturing and U.S. Jobs” - read more...


December 19, 2022

COGR's Review of the Final Policy on Data Management and Sharing: Budgeting and Costing (Readiness Guide Chapter 4 Part I) - read more...


November 8, 2022

Chapter 3 Part II of COGR's NIH DMS Readiness Guide: Roles and Responsibilities (Excel Download) Now Available - read more...


September 23, 2022

Digging Into DPIs (Digital Persistent Identifiers) 9/23 Webinar Materials - read more...


August 15, 2022

Roles and Responsibilities: Considerations for Institutions -


August 15, 2022

COGR Releases NIH Data Management Implementation Roles & Responsibilities: Considerations for Institutions - read more...


May 3, 2022

NIH Data Management and Sharing Resource Page -


March 1, 2022

Lawrence Tabak (Guest Speaker Presentation): March 2022 COGR Meeting - read more...


January 13, 2022

NSPM Presentation Slides -

These are slides from COGR's webinar providing an overview of OSTP's NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance. 


July 12, 2021

COGR, AAU, and APLU Submit Letter to DOE on Order 142.3B - read more...

Posted July 12, 2021

This letter sets forth comments to the Dept. of Energy from COGR, Association of American Universities (AAU), and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) regarding the application of DOE Order 142.3B and the removal of the  limited screening exemption for U.S. universities


June 7, 2021

Materials Transfer in Academia: 20 Questions and Answers - read more...


April 5, 2021

Joint Association Comments on NIST NPRM Proposed Changes to Part 401 and 404 - read more...

Posted April 5, 2021

This letter provides association comments regarding changes proposed to Part 401 Rights to Inventions Made by Nonprofit Organizations and Small Business Firms Under Government Grants Contracts and Cooperative Agreements.


January 27, 2020

COGR's Response to JCORE RFI -

Posted January 27, 2020

This letter contains COGR's comments in response to the request for information on aspects of the American Research Environment [FR Doc. 2019-25604]


August 16, 2019

Joint Association Letter to NASA on Sexual Harassment Federal Register Notice - read more...

Posted 8/16/19


March 21, 2019

HERD Survey Questions from COGR -

Posted 3/21/19


January 15, 2019

COGR Sends Letter to OMB on Data Standards - read more...

Posted January 15, 2019


December 10, 2018

Joint Association Letter to OSP-NIH: RFI on Proposed Provisions for a Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy - read more...

Posted December 10, 2018


July 11, 2018

Joint Association Letter to EPA on Proposed Rule to Limit Scientific Research - read more...

COGR, along with the AAMC, AAU and APLU submit their joint letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing a proposed rule that seeks to limit the scientific research it will consider unless all underlying data are made publicly available. The mechanisms of competitive grant funding and peer review of publications serve to ensure the validity of science and integrity of research even when the data are not available to the public for legitimate, reasonable and ethical reasons. Restrictions related to data availability, such as the privacy of individual health information should not discount the validity of the research, or its findings, and should not prevent the EPA from using credible research in its rulemaking decisions.

If instituted, the proposal will prevent the EPA from evaluating the best available evidence when making its regulatory decisions. Because of this, the cosigning organizations urged the withdrawal of the proposed rule and invite the EPA to engage with the scientific community to discuss how evidence-based policy should be developed to protect human health and the environment.

Posted July 11, 2018


January 19, 2018

COGR Sends Follow Up Letter to Open Science Committee Members on Public Access - read more...

Posted January 19, 2018


November 6, 2017

COGR Submits Joint Association Letter to EPA Regarding Advisory Boards & Committees - read more...

Posted November 6, 2017


September 19, 2017

Joint Comment Letter to DoEd on Open Licensing - read more...

Posted 9/19/17


April 5, 2017

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

Posted April 5, 2017


December 20, 2016

COGR Submits Letter to DOD on Proposal Submission Deadlines - read more...

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October 6, 2016


August 8, 2016

Faculty Appointments at Academic Medical Centers - A Focus on University and Veterans Joint Appointments

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September 4, 2015

Letter to Department of Labor on "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees"

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May 2, 2012

COGR Response to Grants Reform

OMB Advance Notice of Proposed Guidance, April 2012. Click here for the letter.


November 14, 2011

COGR Proposal to the A-21 Task Force

Discontinuation of the Effort Reporting Requirement, November 2011. Click here for the proposal.


March 1, 2007

COGR's Contracts and Intellectual Property Committee has finished its web-based paper on the CREATE (Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement) Act, entitled "...A Guide for Academic Research Institutions."

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Click here to view slide presentation at AUTM conference, March 2007.


November 1, 2001

Managing Externally Funded Programs at Colleges and Universities: A Guideline to Good Management Practices

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January 1, 1998

Sponsored Programs Offices: A Continuing Evolution Responding to Federal Requirements

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