Laws and Guidance

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” was released in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013 (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al.). Per the OMB webpage this guidance “will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.” The effective date is December 26th, 2014 . Click the following link to access the new Omni Circular: Document Link

(OMB) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Document Link

NCURA Uniform Guidance (UG) Training Videos


Anti-Sexual Harassment: For NIH Awardee Organizations and Those Who Work There

NIH’s commitment to supporting a safe and respectful work environment, who to contact with questions or concerns, and what NIH’s expectations are for institutions and the individuals supported on NIH-funded awards.

NIH Expectations, Policies and Requirements

NIH Actions and Oversight


Policies and Resources for NIH Staff



Notification Requirements for NSF Awardee Organizations Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment or Sexual Assault 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made clear its commitment to foster safe research and learning environments. NSF continues this commitment with the publication on September 21st of the final version of a new term and condition entitled “Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault” in the Federal Register. When incorporated into an NSF award, awardee organizations will be required to notify NSF of any findings/determinations of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault regarding an NSF funded Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI, or of the placement of the PI or co-PI on administrative leave, or the imposition of any administrative action relating to harassment or sexual assault finding or investigation.

Title IX Frequently Asked Questions