Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
Agency specific and federal-wide policy guidance links are provided below, including resources provided by collaborative initiatives like the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).
"Sequestration" or "the sequester" refers to automatic spending cuts of the federal budget enacted under the Budget Control Act of 2011 and went into effect in 2013.
RPAC is seeking stories from UC investigators about how sequestration is affecting research.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the federal grant-making agencies, promulgate many of the federal-wide rules that govern research
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
Rulemaking is the process of creating and enacting federal regulation, the actual enforceable laws authorized by Congressional legislation
OMB Watch resource that describes the process of federal rulemaking
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulation System, a system that consists of sets of regulations issued by agencies of the federal government to govern the acquisition process
Listing and links to the 26 federal grant-making agencies
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of extramural research funding at UC. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
The Office of Extramural Research (OER) provides policy and guidance to the NIH Institutes and Centers that award grants
The Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide is comprised of documents relating to NSF's proposal and award process
The National Science Board's report on cost sharing recommended that the Director of NSF permit mandatory cost sharing in limited set of NSF programs and prohibit voluntary committed cost sharing in NSF proposals
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science coordinates fundamental scientific research for energy on behalf of DOE and is the largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research. The Research Grants Terms and Conditions is a product of cooperation among FDP membership.
Guidance on FAR, DFAR and NASA FAR clauses that are frequently proposed in research contracts to universities
Andrew BoulterResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-9840
Lourdes DeMattosResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-9850
Michael KusiakPolicy Resource Coordinator
Phone: (510) 987-0659