Proposal & Award Terms & Conditions

November 14, 2022

Research Security and the Cost of Compliance – Phase I Report, Disclosure Requirements Now Available - read more...

COGR conducted Phase I of the survey described in this report to quantify the considerable time and resources (financial and otherwise) that research institutions have invested (or will invest) to achieve compliance with the Disclosure Requirements.  COGR is providing this Phase I report to research institutions and federal research funding agencies in the hope that it will both encourage and facilitate discussions of equitable cost allocation, as well as how “return on investment” (ROI) should be considered and measured.

 

November 8, 2022

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

 

November 4, 2022

Joint Comments from AAU, AAMC, APLU, ACE and COGR to NSF on Standard Disclosures - read more...

 

October 31, 2022

COGR Letter for Request for Comment for Common Disclosure Forms - read more...

 

October 21, 2022

NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance Disclosure Requirements Standardization Talking Points for Institutions - read more...

The proposed Standardized Disclosure Forms were released for public comment on August 31, 2022. This document includes critical themes for institutions to consider. These themes were included in the COGR response

 

September 29, 2022

COGR & the Association of Research Libraries Present: Gearing Up for January 2023: Institutional Strategies for Implementing the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy - read more...

 

September 23, 2022

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

 

September 6, 2022

EO 14042 Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors & OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: Guidance and Considerations Resources - read more...

 

August 15, 2022

Roles and Responsibilities: Considerations for Institutions - read more...

 

August 15, 2022

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

 

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...

This document compares the June 2022 version of the NIH Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support with the prior version of the chart related by NIH.

 

May 3, 2022

NIH Data Management and Sharing Resource Page - read more...

 

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 - read more...

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

 

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...

This summary highlights key points of the NSPM-33 Guidance that address the other topics covered by the document: DPIs, consequences, information sharing, and research security programs.

 

January 7, 2022

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

This summary highlights key points of the NSPM-33 Guidance’s disclosure requirements, including comparison of those provisions with current NIH and NSF requirements in this area. 

 

December 31, 2021

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

This paper provides research institutions with an underlying structure to support the analysis of international engagements by their researchers, assess potential risks, and develop strategies for mitigation.

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December 21, 2021

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

This letter provides specific suggestions to OSTP for achieving its objective of reducing administrative burden associated with federally funded research, including suggestions regarding research security requirements.  

Posted December 21, 2021

 

September 22, 2021

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

Updated September 22, 2021

This paper examines the issue of conflict of commitment in the context of concerns regarding inappropriate foreign influence, promoting transparency, and avoiding conflicts. 

 

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 14, 2021

Uniform Guidance Resource Page - read more...

 

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.

 

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

This paper provides analysis of the data collected via COGR's survey on institutional disclosure requirements regarding research support and researcher affiiliations.  It is availble only to COGR members. 

 

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) - read more...

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January 27, 2020

COGR's Response to JCORE RFI - read more...

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]

 

December 5, 2019

COGR Releases Commentary on Disclosing Other Support - read more...

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 - read more...

Posted 7/29/19

 

March 21, 2019

HERD Survey Questions from COGR - read more...

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

This letter provides joint association comments on Department of Energy regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations as part of the agency’s implementation of Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” 

 

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

Click here for the Guide.

 

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

Click here to view the Recommendations.

 

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."

Click here to view the paper.
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

Click here to view the letter

 

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 - read more...

 

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.
Click here to view the list