2020

Posted On September 17, 2020
IMPORTANT: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20
NSF has issued guidance, below, regarding enforcement of NSF-approved biographical sketch and current and pending support formats beginning October 5, 2020. Please carefully review the information and refer system-related questions ...
Posted On August 27, 2020
OCGA and ORDM to be CLOSED on Friday, September 11, 2020 for Essential System Upgrades
Dear Colleagues, Due to an extended maintenance period needed to upgrade ORA’s Proposal and Award Tracking System (PATS), the system that supports OCGA and ORDM operations will be unavailable beginning at ...
Posted On July 27, 2020
NSF Research.gov Proposal Submission Enhancements
As part of  their continuing efforts to modernize proposal submission capabilities, the National Science Foundation has announced a number of enhancements to Research.gov.  Details are provided below.  We encourage you ...
Posted On July 24, 2020
NIH: Expanded Use of ASSIST for Administrative Supplements
NIH has released important information regarding preparation and submission of administrative supplements. Effective tomorrow, July 25, 2020, NIH will no longer accept administrative supplements using the eRA Commons or paper ...
Posted On June 26, 2020
Proposal Deadline Calendar – Summer Quarter 2020
For the past several years, OCGA has published quarterly deadline calendars to assist researchers and research administrators in planning submissions to meet the OCGA requirement to submit proposals and internal ...
Posted On June 22, 2020
NIH: Changes to Funding Opportunity Announcements for PARs and PASs
NIH has announced changes to the handling of applications submitted in response to Program Announcements with special Receipt, Referral, and/or Review considerations (PARs) and Program Announcements with Set-Aside Funds (PASs).  ...
Posted On May 26, 2020
NIH: Updates to Parent Announcements for Forms-F Implementation
On Friday, May 22 NIH issued NOT-OD-20-110 with updated information on the reissuance of certain parent FOAs and Forms-F packages. NIH is continuing to reissue Parent FOAs for Forms-F implementation. It ...
Posted On May 22, 2020
Important Update: NSF Implementation of Revised PAPPG
NSF issued reminders and updates regarding the implementation of the Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).  It is important to note that, due to overwhelming concern from the ...
Posted On April 17, 2020
NSF Webinar: NSF Approved Format for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support
In response to the new requirements for biographical sketches and current and pending support forms for NSF proposals that take effect June 1, 2020, the National Science Foundation has posted ...
Posted On April 7, 2020
All NIH eRA Modules Unavailable April 17 – April 20
Please see important information from NIH, below, regarding a scheduled outage of NIH systems for migration to Amazon Web Services.  Due to the timing of this outage, it is important ...
Posted On April 1, 2020
Revised EPASS Form
The EPASS has been modified in the following ways: The question regarding the use of significant IT resources (“Does this proposal involve the use of significant IT resources (beyond basic academic ...
Posted On April 1, 2020
Now Available: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats
NSF-approved formats for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support are now available for use when preparing NSF applications. While not required until June 1, 2020,  we encourage you to ...
Posted On March 31, 2020
NSF Research.gov: Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals
The National Science Foundation has expanded collaborative proposal submission capabilities using Research.gov as well as other updates. Details are provided in the announcement below. Dear Colleagues: We are excited to announce that ...
Posted On January 13, 2020
SmartSimple Access – UC Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)
As proposal deadlines for the 2020 Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) approach, it has been brought to our attention that mednet email security settings may be blocking autogenerated emails from RGPOGrants@ucop.edu. The ...

2019

Posted On December 13, 2019
Winter 2020 OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars
This is a reminder that proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu) five working days before they need to be submitted electronically or ...
Posted On October 31, 2019
California Arts Council – Proposal Delays Due to Fires and Power Outages
The California Arts Council is accepting requests for extension of deadlines for applicants who are affected by fire or power outages. Details are provided below. For those principal investors who ...
Posted On June 26, 2019
National Science Foundation Updates
This week the National Science Foundation made two important announcements: The following enhancements to Research.gov are available as of June 24, 2019: Capability to prepare and submit collaborative proposals with subawards. Additional flexibilities ...
Posted On June 25, 2019
NIH eRA Commons Login Error
On or about February 19, 2019, a number of NIH eRA Commons passwords were expired due to a security upgrade. We are just over 120 days since this occurred, and ...
Posted On June 14, 2019
NSF Systems Modernization
NSF is soliciting feedback from FastLane and Research.gov users as part of their multi-year initiative to modernize the foundation’s proposal submission and grants management systems. Some of you may have ...
Posted On April 19, 2019
HHS Salary Cap Update
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 115-245, signed into law on September 28, 2018, restricts the amount of direct salary which may be paid to an individual under Health ...
Posted On April 19, 2019
Revised EPASS Form
The EPASS has been modified to revise the question: “Does this project involve activities outside the U.S. or partnership with International Collaborators, whether or not funded?” to read as follows: “Does this project ...
Posted On January 29, 2019
NSF Resumption of Operations
The National Science Foundation has established a Resumption of Operations at NSF website which includes Important Notice No. 145, Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation, dated January 28, ...
Posted On January 25, 2019
Partial Federal Government Shutdown Update – NASA
As the partial government shutdown continues, we have updated information from NASA. A general announcement on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) site indicates that all ...
Posted On January 11, 2019
Partial Shutdown of Federal Government
As you are aware, a partial government shutdown has continued into the new year. While Department of Health and Human Services (includes NIH), Department of Defense, Department of Energy and ...

2018

Posted On December 11, 2018
OCGA – Winter Holiday Closure
The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will observe the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure that begins on Saturday, December 22, 2018. As such, OCGA will close at 5:00 PM ...
Posted On November 28, 2018
Requirement to Report All Sources of Research Funding in Federal Grant Applications
Requirement to Report All Sources of Research Funding in Federal Grant Applications
Posted On September 21, 2018
New ORA Mailing List Subscription Tool
To receive announcements via email, see the ORA and Department News Subscription web page to subscribe to ORA mailing lists.
Posted On August 7, 2018
Changes to NIH ASSIST Login and Logout
NIH has announced that the login and logout process for ASSIST will change tomorrow, August 8, 2018. Details are attached. In addition to the resources available from NIH, you may contact ...
Posted On August 7, 2018
Enhancements to NIH Human Subjects System (HSS)
New features in the NIH HSS will be released tomorrow, August 8, 2018. Details are attached. In addition to the resources available from NIH, you may contact the OCGA eRA Help ...
Posted On July 2, 2018
NIH Commons – Information Regarding Automated Emails on Human Subject Study Records
The NIH eRA team has released the following information about automated emails being sent to Principal Investigators regarding Post Submission Actions on Human Subject Study Records. Please share this information ...
Posted On July 2, 2018
Funding Opportunity: Basic and Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research
The Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity. Details are provided below. Dear Sir/Madam, The Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity ...
Posted On June 25, 2018
NIH Fall Regional Seminar Coming to San Francisco
NIH will be hosting the Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in San Francisco. The two-day seminar will be held October 18 – 19, 2018 ...
Posted On June 25, 2018
S2S Grants (Cayuse): Erroneous Subaward Warning
An issue has been reported in S2S Grants related to inappropriate Key Persons warnings in subaward proposals. This issue will not cause any problems with submission or validation by Grants.gov ...
Posted On June 5, 2018
NSF Proposal and Award policy Newsletter – November/December 2017
The National Science Foundation has published the November/December 2017 Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter with important updates and information for NSF researchers, administrators, and proposal preparers. Topics featured in the ...
Posted On January 29, 2018
IMPORTANT: Changes to Automated Compliance Checking in FastLane and Research.gov
The National Science Foundation has released important information about changes that will be coming to FastLane and Research.gov effective Monday, January 29, 2018. Please share this information with NSF researchers ...
Posted On January 19, 2018
IMPORTANT: Changes to Guidelines for NIH Training Grant Applications using Forms-E
The National Institutes of Health has issued notice NOT-OD-18-128 (text below) with important information regarding changes to the instructions for preparing training grant applications using Forms-E. This change does not impact ...
Posted On January 5, 2018
Funding Opportunity – Humanities Visiting Fellows
The DePaul University Humanities Center is inviting applications for Visiting Fellows for 2018/19. Details regarding the program and application process are attached. This information is being distributed as a courtesy. Awards ...

2017

Posted On September 27, 2017
OCGA – Grant/Cooperative Agreement Team Reassignment
Due to recent staffing changes within OCGA, Grant & Cooperative Agreements Assignments have been changed, effective September 28, 2017. New assignments can be found on the OCGA Website. Any transactions ...
Posted On September 7, 2017
NSF Proposal Submission Modernization Initiative
The National Science Foundation has announced the latest in a series of webinars to engage researchers, administrators and other interested parties in their plans for the modernization of NSF’s proposal ...
Posted On September 1, 2017
eDGE Annual Financial Disclosure/GCP Tracking Form
We have discovered that The eDGE Annual Financial Disclosure/GCP Training Tracking Form that was distributed last week has some formatting issues. The attached form, dated 08/31/17, addresses those issues, and ...
Posted On August 25, 2017
Revised EPASS and eDGE Disclosure Tracking Forms
As announced at the July 2017 Research Administrator’s Forum (RAF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have made recent policy changes related to ...
Posted On August 21, 2017
NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter – August/September 2017
The National Science Foundation has published the August/September 2017 Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter with important updates and information for NSF researchers, administrators, and proposal preparers. Topics featured in the ...
Posted On August 14, 2017
Funding Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced upcoming funding opportunities which may be of interest to our researchers. Some of these programs require a submission of a pre-proposal. OCGA review is ...
Posted On July 25, 2017
POSTPONED: OCGA Master Training Session, July 26, 2017
The OCGA Master Training session scheduled for tomorrow, July 26, 2017, has been postponed. A new date will be announced on the OCGA Master Training Calendar website and ORA News. We ...
Posted On July 20, 2017
Updated Information on the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse
As discussed in the September 2016 Research Administration Forum (RAF), UCLA is participating in the national FDP Expanded Clearinghouse pilot, which launched at our campus on August 18, 2016. I ...
Posted On July 14, 2017
Expansion of California State-Funded Travel Prohibition
The attached memo from Scott Monatlik, Senior Director of Corporate Financial Services, provides updated information and FAQs regarding California State Assembly Bill 1887. The Bill prohibits state-funded travel to states ...
Posted On May 23, 2017
New Federal F&A Rates
UCLA has a new Federal F&A Rate Agreement dated May 3, 2017. The new F&A rates are assigned by sponsored activity type and are effective for the UCLA Fiscal Year ...
Posted On April 25, 2017
NSF REMINDER: Template for Identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information Begins on April 24
As announced at the April 2017 Research Administrator’s Forum (RAF), on April 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will require the use of a template for identifying Collaborators and ...
Posted On March 27, 2017
Revised EPASS and eDGE Disclosure Tracking Forms
As announced at the February 2017 Research Administrator’s Forum (RAF), a number of changes have been made to the EPASS and eDGE Disclosure Tracking forms. A summary of changes is ...
Posted On March 27, 2017
NIH Salary Cap Update
NIH issued notice, NOT-OD-17-049 which provides interim guidance on the salary cap for FY 2017 awards while operating under a continuing resolution. More information will be provided, and the OCGA website ...
Posted On March 2, 2017
UCLA Single Sign-on Now Available for Research.gov
We are pleased to announce that current users of the NSF Research.gov system may now use their UCLA Logon ID to access Research.gov. Use of the UCLA Logon ID requires ...

2016

Posted On December 1, 2016
OCGA is Moving
As announced by Associate Vice Chancellor, Marcia Smith, at the November Research Administrators Forum (RAF), the UCLA Office of Research Administration will be moving to 10889 Wilshire Boulevard, (formerly the ...
Posted On October 31, 2016
Revised NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been modified ...
Posted On March 29, 2016
Funding Opportunity: Carbon Neutrality
The Institute for Energy Efficiency and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, at UCSB, have issued the attached Call for Proposals for the TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project. ...
Posted On January 20, 2016
New OCGA eRA Help Email
As announced in the January Research Administrator’s Forum (RAF), the transition of S2S Grants Support email to OCGA eRA Help, has been completed. With this change, the s2sgrants@research.ucla.edu has been ...
Posted On January 6, 2016
FY 2016 NIH Salary Cap
On December 24, 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued NOT-OD-16-045 – Notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts. The DHHS salary cap is established as Executive ...

2015

Posted On January 13, 2015
NIH FY 2015 Fiscal Policies
On December 30, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued three important notices related to FY 2015 fiscal policies. The following notices are summarized in the attached document: NOT-OD-15-048 – ...

2014

Posted On September 24, 2014
Revised EPASS
The following changes have been made to the Extramural Proposal Approval and Submission Summary (EPASS) form: The Affiliated with Center/ORU question in Section 2 has been clarified to read, “Have the ...
Posted On August 21, 2014
OCGA Master Training Calendar
OCGA is pleased to announce the launch of the OCGA Master Training Calendar. Presented by subject matter experts, this new training opportunity offers monthly, 90 minute sessions on focused topics ...

2013

Posted On December 16, 2013
OCGA Observance of UCLA Holiday Closure
The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will observe the UCLA closure that begins on Monday, 12/23/2013. As such, OCGA will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, 12/20/2013, and ...
Posted On October 1, 2013
Important Updates Regarding Federal Shutdown
In an effort to keep our research community apprised of developments related to the partial government shutdown due to the lapse in appropriations, updates will be posted here until the ...
Posted On July 18, 2013
FY 2013/14 Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) Rates
Information Technology Services has announced Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) rates for AY 2013/14. Effective July 1, 2013, TIF rates are $35.42 per FTE per month. These costs should only be ...
Posted On July 18, 2013
FY 2013/14 Graduate Student Fee Remission Rates
Graduate Division has posted Fee Remission and Non-resident Supplemental Tuition Remission rates for AY 2013/14. When preparing budgets, the following costs should be budgeted for all qualifying Graduate Student Researchers ...
Posted On June 27, 2013
Academic Year 2013/14 Research Administrators Forum (RAF) Dates
Academic Year 2013/14 Research Administrators Forum (RAF) Dates
Posted On February 25, 2013
Revised EPASS Form and Instructions
Based on feedback from both campus and OCGA users, and changes in ORA business processes, the Extramural Proposal Approval and Submission Summary (EPASS) form and instructions have been revised. The ...

2010

Posted On February 12, 2010
UCLA Implementation Plan for NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Training Requirement
UCLA has outlined the attached plan to implement the National Science Foundation’s requirement of training in the Responsible Conduct of Research for students (undergraduate & graduate) and postdoctoral scholars supported ...

2009

Posted On September 18, 2009
UPDATE: Furlough Exchange Program
On September 15, 2009 Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Scott Waugh, released a memo announcing the approval of the Furlough Exchange Program by UC President Mark Yudof.
Posted On September 18, 2009
REMINDER: Use of E-RAS to Expedite ARRA Award Set-up
To ensure that awards are set-up and data is captured for required awards, departmental administrators are reminded to use the E-RAS (Electronic Request for Authorization to Spend) mechanism to establish ...
Posted On September 18, 2009
NOTICE: S2S Grants (Cayuse) System Upgrade
A maintenance update was performed to the S2S Grants system on the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
Posted On September 18, 2009
NOTICE: eRA Commons User ID Requirement in NIH Annual Progress Reports
PHS 2590 forms and instructions were updated in June 2009 to include a new requirement related to individuals participating in NIH-funded projects in postdoctoral roles.
Posted On September 18, 2009
POLICY UPDATE: Revision of Procedure 925.3,”Disclosing Financial Interests Relevant to Federal Sponsored Contracts and Grants for Research”
UCLA Procedure 925.3, “Disclosing Financial Interests Relevant to Federal Sponsored Contracts and Grants for Research,” has been revised. The primary change is the extension of disclosure requirements to all federal ...
Posted On August 5, 2009
UPDATE: Changes to Award Synopsis Distribution
Based on feedback from the campus community, ORA has provided updates and clarifications to the award synoposis distribution/posting procedure.
Posted On July 27, 2009
NOTICE: Changes to Award Synopsis Distribution
The Office of Contract and Grant Administration is pleased to announce that scanned award packets, which include the signed copy of the award synopsis and sponsor award documents are now ...
Posted On June 12, 2009
NOTICE: S2S Grants (Cayuse) Version Upgrade
Please be advised that the S2S Grants (Cayuse) system will be upgraded to Version 3.7 on Saturday, June 20th. The System will be unavailable from approximately 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 ...
Posted On February 6, 2009
Hints & Tips: California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Proposal Submission
Faculty who are planning to submit proposals to CIRM are advised that the submission procedure is complex. Although CIRM identifies its awards as grants, they are processed as contracts in ...
Posted On February 2, 2009
Hints & Tips: Grants.gov Submission Issues
Vice Chancellor Roberto Peccei released a memo on January 27, 2009 regarding the potential for submission delays the importance of adherence to Policy 910.1.
Posted On February 2, 2009
Policy Updates: NIH Salary Cap
The cap for salaries paid under National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) grants, cooperative agreements, or ...

2008

Posted On December 12, 2008
Memo Regarding NSF Implementation of the America COMPETES Act and Postdoctoral Training
Vice Chancellors Roberto Peccei and Cladia Mitchell-Kernan released a memo on December 8, 2008 with guidance related to NSF’s implementation of the America COMPETES Act and the effect on postdoctoral ...
Posted On November 10, 2008
Memo Regarding Budgeting of Employer Contributions to UCRP
Vice Chancellors Roberto Peccei and Steven A. Olsen released a memo on October 27, 2008 outlining the resumption of employer paid contributions to UCRP, effective July 1, 2009 and the ...
Posted On October 17, 2008
Memo Regarding Grants.gov Submission Update
Vice Chancellor Peccei released a memo on September 30, 2008 announcing system-to-system (S2S) capabilities for Grants.gov proposal submission.
Posted On July 18, 2008
Vice Chancellor’s Memo on Disclosing Financial Interests Relevant to Federally Sponsored Contracts and Grants for Research
UCLA Procedure 925.3, “Disclosing Financial Interests Relevant to Federally Sponsored Contracts and Grants for Research” has been revised in response to suggestions made after a recent not-for-cause federal site visit.
Posted On July 18, 2008
Memo on Regental Policy on Research Funded by the Tobacco Industry
Vice Chancellor Peccei released a memo dated July 11, 2008 announcing the regental review and approval process for research funded by the tobacco industry.
Posted On July 11, 2008
Memo on Change in On-line Non-PEAR Application
Vice Chancellor Peccei and Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller Abeles released a memo announcing a change in the On-Line Non-PEAR application in regards to Late Cost Transfers, effective July 14, 2008.
Posted On June 3, 2008
Memo on Clinical Trial Subcontracts
Vice Chancellor Peccei has released a memo alerting the campus to the transition of responsibility from the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) to the David Geffen School of ...
Posted On March 7, 2008
Vice Chancellor’s Memo on Disclosure of Financial Interests in Non-governmental Sponsors
UCLA Procedure 925.2, “Disclosing Financial Interests in Non-Governmental Sponsors of Contracts, Grants and Material Transfer Agreements for Research,” has been revised. It applies to all requests for research support submitted ...
Posted On February 15, 2008
Policy Updates: NIH Salary Cap
Excerpt: “Salaries paid under National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts, are ...

2007

Posted On September 12, 2007
OCGA Relocation
The Office of Contract & Grant Administration will be relocating on Friday September 14, 2007 to the Kinross building. The move will be completed on Monday September 17, 2007. The ...
Posted On May 11, 2007
California Form 700-U New Validation Feature
A validation feature has been added to the California Form 700-U, “Statement of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators.” The validation version of the form will provide prompts to remind responders ...
Posted On March 14, 2007
Vice Chancellors’ Memo Regarding Benefit Rate Increase
UCLA Vice Chancellors request 2% increase in benefit rate be used in proposal budgets to cover proposed increase in UCRP contribution for those payroll categories that pay into the UCRP ...
Posted On February 2, 2007
Change in State of California Contracting Policy
The State of California issued a policy change under which costs incurred prior to the full execution of State of California contracts and contract amendments will not be reimbursed by ...
Posted On January 19, 2007
Memo from VCR Roberto Peccei Regarding Use of grants.gov for R01 Applications
Excerpt: “Use of Grants.gov is required for submittal to NIH of all R01 applications submitted for the February 5, 2007 due date. This is an update to my memo of ...

2006

Posted On November 3, 2006
Change in Submission/Receipt Due Dates for NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH Grant Applications
The NIH has announced in Notice NOT-OD-07-001 that standard receipt dates for most NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH/CDC will change as of January 2007. The schedule of revised due dates applies ...
Posted On October 27, 2006
Guidance on Immigration Visa Applications, Outside Legal Assistance, and Internal Processing Recharges
On October 24, 2006, VC Roberto Peccei issued a memo as guidance on the charging of immigration visa application fees, outside legal assistance fees, and visa processing recharges. This memo ...
Posted On October 20, 2006
Responsibility for Handling Sponsored Research Related Agreements
Responsibility for handling different types of agreements for research or activities that are related to the conduct of research is distributed across several UCLA administrative offices. This matrix provides general ...
Posted On September 8, 2006
ORA-News Service Changes
Effective July 14 the ORA News Service (also known as RA-News is a self-managed listserv hosted on the campus listserv server (MailMan). As of that date, all the ORA-NEWS mailing ...
Posted On September 8, 2006
Clinical Trials Definition
Starting in September of 2006 UCLA is adopting a new definition for clinical trials to determine whether projects qualify for the special 26% Total Direct Costs (TDC) indirect cost rate. ...
Posted On July 12, 2006
PI-Initiated Industry Funded Clinical Trials Indirect Cost Rate Increase, Effective: July 1, 2006
Last fall, Vice Chancellor for Research Roberto Peccei advised of an increase in the indirect cost rate for industry initiated and supported clinical trials to 26% (of total direct costs). ...
Posted On June 16, 2006
June 2006 Memo from VC Roberto Peccei Regarding the Effort Reporting System (ERS)
The Effort Reporting System (ERS) is a newly developed, fully automated system that will streamline the effort reporting process and address issues that exist within the current Personnel Activity Report ...
Posted On June 16, 2006
UCLA/Rand MOU Amendment
An amendment to the UCLA/RAND MOU effective June 7, 2006 outlines the IRB review process for collaborative health services research involving human research subjects.
Posted On May 3, 2006
Creation of UCLA Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (ESCRO)
Vice Chancellor for Research Roberto Peccei recently released a memo announcing the creation of the human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) committee as an initial step to provide oversight ...
Posted On January 27, 2006
Non-Competitive Funding Guidelines
The University of California Guidelines on Non-Competitive Funding has recently been released. These guidelines outline the circumstances that warrant requests to seek congressional-directed (“earmarked”) research funding.
Posted On January 26, 2006
Memorandum Regarding Grants.gov
A memo regarding Grants.gov, a Federal electronic grant application system, was issued by VCR Roberto Peccei.

2005

Posted On November 1, 2005
Information, tips, and other resources dealing with Grants.gov
OCGA has established a new section with information, tips, and other resources dealing with Grants.gov under the Electronic Research Administration area of this site.
Posted On October 7, 2005
Changes to Overhead Rate for Sponsor-Initiated Clinical Trials
A memo regarding changes to the overhead rate for sponsor-initiated clinical trials has been issued by VCR Roberto Peccei. The rate changes will be effective starting November 1, 2005
Posted On October 7, 2005
Clinical Trials Announcement
Effective immediately, Clinical Trials Industry Contracting for the Medical Sciences Campus is now being administered by the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Posted On May 20, 2005
NIH Public Access Policy
Vice Chancellor Roberto Peccei and University Librarian Gary Strong recently distributed a campus memo announcing the NIH Public Access Policy, which is intended to enhance public access to NIH research. ...
Posted On January 14, 2005
NIH Salary Cap Q&A Update
The NIH Salary Cap Questions and Answers page has been updated.

2004

Posted On November 11, 2004
Ethical Conduct of Animal and Human Research – A Message from VC Roberto Peccei
On November 11, 2004 Vice Chancellor Roberto Peccei issued a message to the UCLA community regarding the collective responsibility of faculty, staff, and administration for the ethical conduct of animal ...
Posted On September 14, 2004
Updated Conflict of Interest in Research Procedures
Updates were recently made to UCLA Procedures 925.2 “Disclosing Financial Interests in Non-Governmental Sponsors of Contracts and Grants for Research” and 925.3 “Disclosing Financial Interests Related to Government Sponsored Contracts ...
Posted On August 11, 2004
Principal Investigator Role and Responsibilities
On August 11, 2004, VC Peccei issued a memo reminding all research faculty and staff about the Principal Investigator’s critical role and responsibilities for the design, conduct, and reporting of ...
Posted On August 5, 2004
Preliminary Guidance on Conducting Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research UCLA
A memo regarding Preliminary Guidance on Conducting Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (hESC) at UCLA was issued on August 2, 2005 by Roberto Peccei, Vice Chancellor for Research and Alan ...
Posted On March 12, 2004
Acceptance of Incentive Payments, Gifts & Gratuities
On March 12, 2004, EVC Daniel Neuman issued a guidance memo reminding all employees of University policy regarding the acceptance of gifts and gratuities.

2003

Posted On August 14, 2003
August 2003 Memorandum from VC Roberto Peccei on Conflict of Interest in Research
On August 14, 2003, VC Roberto Peccei issued a memo in conjunction with the recent release of UCLA Policy and Procedures related to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research (925 ...
Posted On July 31, 2003
UCLA’s Implementation of the NIH Training Requirements for the Protection of Human Subjects
On July 31, 2003, EVC Daniel Neuman released a memorandum updating the guidance provided by then-EVC Wyatt R. Hume on August 21, 2000.
Posted On May 19, 2003
NIH ERA Commons Available
The NIH eRA Commons is now open to a select number of institutions, UCLA being one of them. Using the Commons, registered faculty can access proposal and award status, Notice ...
Posted On May 1, 2003
May 2003 Memorandum from VC Roberto Peccei on Consistency in Budgeting
On May 1, 2003, Roberto Peccei issued a memorandum to the campus on “Consistent Budgeting and Costing Guidance in Contract and Grant Proposals.”

2002

Posted On November 11, 2002
Foreign Assets Control
OFAC, Patriot Act and ITAR Regulations and Research: Balancing Homeland Security with Scientifc Communication. Following the events of September 11, balancing the need for national security while maintaining open scientific communication ...
Posted On September 30, 2002
September 2002 UCLA/Rand Memorandum of Understanding
The memorandum establishes a formal relationship between UCLA and RAND in the health services area.
Posted On August 6, 2002
Memo from the Office of Environment, Health and Safety to Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Faculty
Mandatory Inventory of Select Agents and High Consequence Livestock Pathogens – September 1, 2003 – Deadline
Posted On May 13, 2002
Dean’s, Chairs & Directors Memorandum: Statement of Principles
On May 13, 2002, Vice Chancellor – Research Roberto Peccei issued a campus-wide memo distributing a Statement of Principles related to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research.

2001

Posted On March 1, 2001
UC’s License Authorizing Travel to Cuba Renewed Through March, 2005
In 2001, UCOP obtained a Specific Educational License from the U.S. Department of the Treasury authorizing UC students, staff and faculty to travel to Cuba under the university’s auspices. The ...