Below you will find links to the primary research policy guidance resources that RPAC maintains on behalf of the UC research enterprise.

The Contract and Grant Manual

The Contract and Grant Manual provides guidance on policies for the solicitation, acceptance or execution, and administration of awards from extramural sponsors.

Guidance Memos

Memos issued by RPAC and memos previously issued by the OTT Policy, Analysis and Campus Services Group (PACS) and the Research Administration Office (RAO), units merged into RPAC, can be found at the below links. These memos will be merged into a combined listing at a future date.

RPAC & RAO Memos Link | OTT Operating Guidance Memos Link

Representations and Certifications

Representations and certifications are written guarantees made by an institution to sponsoring agencies regarding the institution’s capabilities, standards, and regulatory compliance.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause Guidance Link

This page provides RPAC guidance on FAR, DFAR and NASA FAR clauses that are frequently proposed in research contracts to universities