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Uniform Guidance

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s new Uniform Guidance took effect December 26, 2014. It has been called "the single most significant change in research regulations in the past 50 years." It consolidates eight OMB circulars into a single document and changes some fundamental concepts underlying the management of sponsored programs. The University of Kansas is implementing Uniform Guidance throughout the Research Administration and Fiscal Affairs functions of the KU Center for Research, and will be applying these guidelines to all sponsored funding, no matter if the source is federal or non-federal. While Uniform Guidance is now final, it’s important to note that its use may vary in practice from agency to agency in the federal government. We are monitoring this evolution closely and have created this website in order to keep investigators and grant coordinators informed of relevant information. We encourage you to bookmark this website and return to it often.

Final Guidance

Comparison to Past Guidance
All documents are PDF's
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk from Predominant Source in Existing Guidance (PDF, 29 pages, 442 kb)
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk to Predominant Source in Existing Guidance (PDF, 10 pages, 282 kb)
Uniform Guidance Cost Principles Text Comparison (PDF, 174 pages, 1.62 mb)
Uniform Guidance Audit Requirements Text Comparison (PDF, 46 pages, 731 kb)
Uniform Guidance Definitions Text Comparison (PDF, 76 pages, 476 kb)
Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements Text Comparison (PDF, 123 pages, 1 mb)

Other Resources
Council on Financial Assistance Reform (trainings and webcasts, metrics)

KU-Specific Information
KU Uniform Guidance (pdf)
Definition of Integral (pdf)
Cost accounting
Thursday Research Topic Presentations
Copy of communication to campus stakeholders (pdf)

Research Administration
Alicia Reed
Assistant Vice Chancellor for KU Research, Interim
phone 785-864-3289
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