Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
The University of California is the largest recipient of federally-sponsored research activity among US institutions of higher education with over $7 billion in federally-sponsored research activity expenditures at the ten UC campuses.
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).
Uniform Guidance/OMB Circulars
Information on UC's implementation of OMB's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
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
The Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM) is responsible for the financial management policy of the Federal Government
Federal Award Management and Rulemaking
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
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
National Science Foundation
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
Department of Energy Office of Science
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
Federal Government Shutdowns
Information regarding the impact of federal government shutdowns on UC campus research.
Guidance on FAR, DFAR and NASA FAR clauses that are frequently proposed in research contracts to universities
Andrew JonesResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-0432