This is the first in a series of Catalyst articles intended to highlight some of the major issues in the new Uniform Guidance, and also the ways in which Uniform Guidance impacts the research administrator’s day-to-day operations. In this article, I will give a short summary of Uniform Guidance regulations and their rationales, and discuss specific points found in Subpart A – Acronyms and Definitions (2 CFR 200, §§200.0-200.99), Subpart B – General Provisions (2 CFR 200, §§200.100-200.113, and Subpart C – Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards (2 CFR 200, §§200.200-200.211). Read more.
While there are some substantial changes in the implementation of the Office of Management of Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, overall many policies remain the same. Our focus here is on the underlying motivation behind the changes and enhanced compliance emphases. The reader will notice that internal controls are central to the Uniform Guidance. They are mentioned over 100 times! The emphasis on robust internal controls manifests itself in the Guidance as follows: Read more.
Your one stop site for all your educational needs in research administration. Annual, Section and Chapter meetings, topical meetings for all stages of your career, and webinars. Learn more about our certificates and continuing education programs. Check out SRA International’s event calendar, and register for an event. Learn more.
Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides scholarly insights into the best practices of research administration and development of the research enterprise. This issue continues our showcasing of the breadth of our international contributors with contributions from Africa, Australia and Canada. The range of topics is also extensive. Mr. Masango examines in his paper entitled “Combating inhibitors of quality research...Read more.