Proposal & Award Terms & Conditions

June 13, 2022

COGR Submits Comments to NSF on the Draft PAPPG (NSF 23-1) - read more...


June 8, 2022

Comparison Chart: NIH Pre-Award and Post-Award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support - read more...


May 3, 2022

NIH Data Management and Sharing Resource Page -


April 21, 2022

COGR Submits Comments to NASA on T&C's Affecting Procurement - read more...


March 1, 2022

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


January 13, 2022

NSPM Presentation Slides -


January 10, 2022

Summary of NSTC Guidance for Implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33: Provisions Regarding DPIs, Consequences, Information Sharing and Research Security Programs - read more...


January 7, 2022

COGR Releases a Summary of NSTC Guidance for Implementing NSPM-33's Disclosure Requirements & Other Provisions - read more...


December 31, 2021

Framework for Review of Individual Global Engagements in Academic Research - read more...

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December 21, 2021

COGR Submits Letter to OSTP on Reducing Administrative Burden - read more...

Posted December 21, 2021


September 22, 2021

Principles for Evaluating Conflict of Commitment Concerns in Academic Research (Update) - read more...

Updated September 22, 2021


July 12, 2021

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

Posted July 12, 2021


June 14, 2021

Uniform Guidance Resource Page -


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


February 10, 2021

COGR Comment Letter to NSF on 22-1 PAPPG - read more...


December 18, 2020

COGR’s Survey on Institutional Disclosure Practices: Responding to Inappropriate Foreign Influence Amid Evolving Requirements

COGR’s Survey on Institutional Disclosure Practices: Responding to Inappropriate Foreign Influence Amid Evolving Requirements (Log in required)

Released December 2020


September 22, 2020

COGR Releases Current and Pending Support Table (NSF) - read more...

Posted 9/22/20


August 4, 2020

Conflict of Commitment Policies for COGR Member Institutions - read more...

Posted November 19, 2019


February 7, 2020

2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance) -

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January 27, 2020

COGR's Response to JCORE RFI -

Posted January 27, 2020


December 5, 2019

COGR Releases Commentary on Disclosing Other Support -

Posted December 5, 2019


August 16, 2019

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

Posted 8/16/19


July 29, 2019

COGR Submits Comments to NSF on PAPPG -

Posted 7/29/19


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


October 2, 2017

Federal Public Access Requirements

Posted October 2, 2017


September 19, 2017

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

Posted 9/19/17


August 24, 2017

Recommendations for HHS and NIH Research Regulatory Reform - read more...


July 14, 2017

COGR Submits Joint Association Letter on DOE Regulatory Reform - read more...

Posted July 14, 2017


April 5, 2017

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

Posted April 5, 2017


February 6, 2017

COGR’s Response to DOD on NPRMS Implementing 2 CFR Part 200 - read more...

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.


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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July 8, 2016

COGR Submits Letter to OMB on COI Under Uniform Guidance - read more...

Posted July 8, 2016


April 17, 2016

Establishment of Multiple Principal Investigator Awards

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April 8, 2016

COGR Comments on DOI Conflict of Interest Policy - read more...

Posted April 8, 2016


February 11, 2016

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

Posted February 11, 2016


November 9, 2015

COGR Submits Letter to DOD on COI Requirements - read more...

Posted November 9, 2015


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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July 1, 2015

COGR Guide to 2 CFR 200.430 Compensation-Personal Services

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February 20, 2015

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

Posted February 20, 2015


December 16, 2014

COGR Readiness Document - Uniform Guidance -

Click here for the Guide. If interested in a Word version of the Guide, please contact David Kennedy.


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.


July 28, 2011

COGR Response to NIH RFI

 Input on Reduction of Cost and Burden Associated with Federal Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21), July 2011.  Click here to view the Letter and here to view the Attachment.


January 1, 2011

Regulatory and Financial Reform of Federal Research Policy - Recommendations to the NRC

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November 1, 2010

Federal Funding Agency Limitations on Cost Reimbursement: A Request for Consistency in the Application of Federal Guidelines

Click here to view the Policy Paper
Click here to view the Appendix


October 1, 2009

Rights In and Responsibilities for Technical Data and Computer Software Under Federal Awards

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August 1, 2007

University-Industry Relations brochure

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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 28, 2006

COGR comments to NIH on the proposed policy for sharing of data obtained in NIH supported or conducted Genome-Wide Association studies

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June 1, 2005

Cost and Facility Issues in Conducting Stem Cell Research

Summary of June 2005 COGR Meeting Discussion


February 28, 2005

COGR Letter to OMB on Research Terms and Conditions for Grants under Federal Research and Research Related Programs

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November 1, 2001

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

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October 21, 1998

50th Anniversary COGR Publication -


January 1, 1998

Sponsored Programs Offices: A Continuing Evolution Responding to Federal Requirements

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Troublesome Clauses

COGR and MIT jointly are maintaining a list of government contract clauses reported to us by universities that contain restrictions on publications and participation of foreign nationals.
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