Other Administrative Burden

March 2, 2023

COGR's 2 CFR 200 "Uniform Guidance" Resource Page - read more...


February 21, 2023

COGR Requests a 30-Day Extension to Respond to OMB's RFI - read more...

COGR requested a 30-day extension to respond to OMB’s RFI regarding updates to 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Guidance.


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...


August 16, 2022

Multi-Association Follow Up Letter to DoEd on Section 117 - read more...

This letter provides comments from the American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and COGR expressing concerns regarding Dept. of Education requirements under Sec. 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 


February 15, 2022

COGR Submits Comment Letter to OSTP Concerning January 2022 Guidance for Implementing NSPM-33 - read more...

This letter contains COGR’s comments regarding the Implementation Guidance for National Security Presidential Memorandum 33, and stresses the need for transparency, a risk-based approach, and cross-agency consistency. 


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


December 8, 2021

COGR Submits Comment Letter to NSF in Response to "Notice of a New System of Records: (SORN) - read more...

This letter provides comments regarding to NSF concerning its Privacy Act notice of a new system of records that describes the use of a data analytics tool to analyze information collected from researcher disclosures. 

Posted December 8, 2021


July 26, 2021

COGR Submits Letter to NIH on NOT-OD-21-118 RFI Regarding Zebrafish - read more...

Posted July 26, 2021


September 22, 2020

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

Posted 9/22/20


May 18, 2020

COGR, AAU, APLU and AAMC Submit Letter to EPA on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science - read more...

Posted May 18, 2020


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]


July 12, 2019

Joint Letter to HHS on Fetal Tissue Research - read more...

Posted July 12, 2019


July 12, 2019

Association Response to DoEd on Section 117 Reporting - read more...

Posted 7/12/19

This letter expresses joint association concerns regarding the continuing need for clarification regarding reporting requirements under Sec. 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 


March 21, 2019

HERD Survey Questions from COGR -

Posted 3/21/19


December 19, 2018

COGR Research Regulatory Reform Matrix -

Posted December 19, 2018


July 19, 2018

Engage Research Institutions on Research Regulatory Reform -

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January 31, 2018

COGR Releases Matrix of Recent Legislative Actions Taken to Reduce Research Regulatory Burden - read more...

Posted January 2018


November 14, 2017

Joint Association Comments on USDA Regulatory Reform -

Posted November 14, 2017


August 24, 2017

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


August 24, 2017

Recommendations for Non-HHS Research Regulatory Reform -


August 24, 2017

Discussion Points on Facilities and Administrative Costs and 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 27, 2017

Joint Association Request to OMB on the Research Policy Board - read more...

Posted April 27, 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


November 21, 2016

NIH Response to COGR Concerns Regarding GCP Training Requirements - read more...

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October 6, 2016


October 4, 2016

COGR's Letter to CMS on COI Procedures -

Posted October 6, 2016


July 8, 2016

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

Posted July 8, 2016


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


March 27, 2015

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

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.


February 20, 2015

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

Posted February 20, 2015


February 27, 2013

Actions for Reducing Administrative Work for Federally Sponsored Research

Reports from the National Academies, National Science Board, Federal Demonstration Partnership and others have highlighted increasing regulatory burden for federally funded research. Many of the recommendations for reducing burden target federal regulations and policies. Part 1 of the National Academies report, Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research, also recommended that research institutions review policies developed to comply with federal regulations to determine whether the institution has created additional and unnecessary administrative burden.

The checklist COGR has created highlights actions that more closely adhere to regulation and policy or otherwise offer the potential to reduce administrative work in a number of areas including those researchers have identified as being particularly burdensome. Many of the approximately 100 actions put forward have previously been initiated at some of our member institutions with positive effect. However, we note that they may not be relevant, or applicable, to all institutions and that institutions may have reasons for establishing criteria that exceed the minimum regulatory requirements (e.g., state law). The list is intended to represent action taken, and ideas to consider, rather than a recommended action plan. We will continue to modify and expand the checklist in response to member feedback.

Administrative Burden Checklist


January 1, 1998

Sponsored Programs Offices: A Continuing Evolution Responding to Federal Requirements

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