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Office for Sponsored Research

Allowability of Costs on Federally Sponsored Projects
Applicant Organization and Submission of Proposals for Research or Sponsored Programs
Component System Policy
Charging Sponsored Projects
Conflict of Interest for Sponsored Programs
Continued Principal Investigator Status Following Formal Separation from a Tenured Faculty Position
Contract Signature Authority
Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs
Cost Transfers to Sponsored Projects
Criteria for Defining Sponsored Projects
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Export Controls/Foreign Nationals
Fabricated Equipment Policy
F&A recovery Distribution (as of 10/1/10)
Fiscal Responsibility for Projects Sponsored by Industry
Grant Transfers
Operating Guidelines for International Sponsored Activities
Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellows Maintain Trainee Status
Northwestern University Policy on Program Income
NSF REU Awards
Principal Investigator Eligibility
Purchase of Personal Computers and Electronic Devices on Sponsored Projects
Purchase of Uninterruptible Power Supplies on Sponsored Projects
Recording Award Credit and Establishing Financial Accounts for Major Sponsored Programs
Released Funds Policy
Significant Absence of a Principal Investigator
Staff Status for Postdoctoral Fellows
Treatment of Patient Care Costs on Federal Grants and Contracts
University Endorsement for Correspondence
Use of the On-Campus versus Off-Campus F&A Rate

Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs

Effort Reporting

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Reporting Concerns Regarding Animal Treatment
IRB Fee Policy

Office of the Vice President for Research

Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest (Faculty)
Cost Sharing/Matching
1801 Maple Space Policy
Guidelines for Investigators in Scientific Research & Integrity in Research and Procedures for Reviewing Alleged Misconduct
Limited submission award competitions
Patent and Invention
Principal Investigator Eligibility
Research Staff Appointments and Faculty-Level Research Appointments

Office of Research Safety

Chemical and Biological Safety in Laboratories (pdf)
Laser Safety Handbook (pdf)
Radiation Safety Handbook (pdf)
Safety Enforcement Policy
Safety Review of Facilities and Equipment

Technology Transfer Program

Intellectual Property Guidelines
Patent and Invention Policy
External Consulting Activities

Office of the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance

90-Day Rule
Payment to Individuals (Independent Contractors and Consultants)
Engaging and Paying Independent Contractors/Consultants on Sponsored Projects (from 2001-2002 Research Information Guide)

Human Resources

Northwestern University Staff Handbook
Benefits, Tax, and other Policy Provisions for Postdoctoral National Research Service Awards

Travel Services

Policy and Guidelines for Sponsored Program Travel

Federal Policies

OMB Circulars

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)

Federal Acquisition Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations Search Engine
The Bayh-Dole Act,a guide to the law and implementing regulations

Cost Accounting Standards

Cost Accounting Standards for Universities-- A-21 Appendix A

Export Control Regulations

Home Page of the Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly BXA)
US State Department - Policy -Office of Defense Trade Control

Agency Specific

National Science Foundation

Policy updates
Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) 2002

Grants Policy Manual
Grants General Conditions (GC-1) 2002

National Institutes of Health

General policies page
Grants Policy Statement 12/03


NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook


CSREES General Terms



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