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Uniform Guidance info on web

The single most significant change in research regulations in the past 50 years takes effect Dec. 26.

The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to all federal grants and contracts at UNL.

While federal agencies are still developing their implementation plans, some UNL grants administration processes, procedures and policies will need to be updated to address these changes, said Jeanne Wicks, director of sponsored programs.

To keep faculty informed about these evolving changes, the Office of Sponsored Programs has launched a Uniform Guidance Web page. The page will be updated as information becomes available, and Sponsored Programs will notify departments of changes affecting their federal funds.

Key dates:

  • Dec. 26: Uniform Guidance goes into effect. It will apply to new grant awards or additional funding to existing awards made after this date. UNL also will implement Uniform Guidance for existing federal awards received before Dec. 26 to eliminate the need to segregate funds, so proposals submitted now should follow the Uniform Guidance.
  • July 1, 2015: Uniform Guidance audit requirements are applicable to UNL awards.

The Uniform Guidance combines the requirements of eight existing OMB Circulars, including A-21, A-110 and A-133, which are most applicable to research at UNL.

For more information contact Jeanne Wicks, sponsored programs director, (402) 472-1825.

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