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Posted On 9/27/2017
OCGA - Grant/Cooperative Agreement Team Reassignment
Due to recent staffing changes within OCGA, Grant & Cooperative Agreements Assignments have been changed, effective September 28, 2017.... » read more
Posted On 9/26/2017
Fall Quarter 2017 Proposal Deadline Calendars
This is a reminder that proposals and supporting internal documents are due to OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu) five working days before they need to be submitted electronically or mailed.... » read more
Posted On 9/7/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 9/1/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 8/25/2017
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 clinical trials. ... » read more
Posted On 8/21/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 8/14/2017
Funding Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced upcoming funding opportunities which may be of interest to our researchers. For details, please visit... » read more
Posted On 7/25/2017
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 ... » read more
Posted On 7/20/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 7/14/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 5/23/2017
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... » read more
Posted On 4/25/2017
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 Other Affiliations (COA) information... » read more
Posted On 3/27/2017
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.... » read more
Posted On 3/27/2017
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.... » read more
Posted On 3/2/2017
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.... » read more
Posted On 12/1/2016
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... » read more
Posted On 10/31/2016
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.... » read more
Posted On 3/29/2016
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.... » read more
Posted On 1/20/2016
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.... » read more
Posted On 1/6/2016
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.... » read more
Posted On 1/13/2015
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:... » read more
Posted On 9/24/2014
Revised EPASS
The following changes have been made to the Extramural Proposal Approval and Submission Summary (EPASS) form:... » read more
Posted On 8/21/2014
OCGA Master Training Calendar
OCGA is pleased to announce the launch of the OCGA Master Training Calendar.... » read more
Posted On 12/16/2013
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.... » read more
Posted On 10/1/2013
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 federal government resumes normal business operations. ... » read more
Posted On 7/18/2013
FY 2013/14 Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) Rates
Information Technology Services has announced Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) rates for AY 2013/14.... » read more
Posted On 7/18/2013
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. ... » read more
Posted On 6/27/2013
Academic Year 2013/14 Research Administrators Forum (RAF) Dates
Academic Year 2013/14 Research Administrators Forum (RAF) Dates... » read more
Posted On 2/25/2013
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.... » read more
Posted On 2/12/2010
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 by NSF research grants as mandated in the America COMPETES Act.... » read more
Posted On 9/18/2009
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.... » read more
Posted On 9/18/2009
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 a fund number where circumstances permit. ... » read more
Posted On 9/18/2009
NOTICE: S2S Grants (Cayuse) System Upgrade
A maintenance update was performed to the S2S Grants system on the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2009.... » read more
Posted On 9/18/2009
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. ... » read more
Posted On 9/18/2009
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.... » read more
Posted On 8/5/2009
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.... » read more
Posted On 7/27/2009
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 available on the ORA Online Resource Center.... » read more
Posted On 6/12/2009
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.... » read more
Posted On 2/6/2009
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. ... » read more
Posted On 2/2/2009
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.... » read more
Posted On 2/2/2009
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 contracts, has increased to $196,700 as of January 1, 2009.... » read more
Posted On 12/12/2008
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 training.... » read more
Posted On 11/10/2008
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 need to budget these costs in contract and grant budget proposals.... » read more
Posted On 10/24/2008
Changes to National Cancer Institute Clinical Trial Reporting Procedures
The National Cancer Institute has just announced changes to their clinical trials reporting requirements which will take effect in January 2009.... » read more
Posted On 10/17/2008
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.... » read more
Posted On 7/18/2008
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.... » read more
Posted On 7/18/2008
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.... » read more
Posted On 7/11/2008
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.... » read more
Posted On 6/3/2008
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 Medicine Office of Clinical Trials (OCT)... » read more
Posted On 3/7/2008
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.... » read more
Posted On 2/15/2008
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 tied to..."... » read more
Posted On 9/12/2007
OCGA Relocation
The Office of Contract & Grant Administration will be relocating on Friday September 14, 2007 to the Kinross building.... » read more
Posted On 5/11/2007
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.” ... » read more
Posted On 3/14/2007
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 -... » read more
Posted On 2/2/2007
Change in State of California Contracting Policy
The State of California issued a policy change... » read more
Posted On 1/19/2007
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 a year ago... » read more
Posted On 11/3/2006
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.... » read more
Posted On 10/27/2006
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.... » read more
Posted On 10/20/2006
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.... » read more
Posted On 9/8/2006
Clinical Trials Definition
Starting in September of 2006 UCLA is adopting a new definition for clinical trials... » read more
Posted On 9/8/2006
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). ... » read more
Posted On 7/12/2006
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)... » read more
Posted On 6/16/2006
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... » read more
Posted On 6/16/2006
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. ... » read more
Posted On 5/3/2006
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... » read more
Posted On 1/27/2006
Non-Competitive Funding Guidelines
The University of California Guidelines on Non-Competitive Funding has recently been released.... » read more
Posted On 1/26/2006
Memorandum Regarding Grants.gov
A memo regarding Grants.gov, a Federal electronic grant application system, was issued by VCR Roberto Peccei.... » read more
Posted On 11/1/2005
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 ... » read more
Posted On 10/7/2005
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.... » read more
Posted On 10/7/2005
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... » read more
Posted On 5/20/2005
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.... » read more
Posted On 1/14/2005
NIH Salary Cap Q&A Update
The NIH Salary Cap Questions and Answers page has been updated. ... » read more
Posted On 11/11/2004
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 and human research.... » read more
Posted On 9/14/2004
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 and Grants for Research"... » read more
Posted On 8/11/2004
Principal Investigator Role and Responsibilities
On August 11, 2004, VC Peccei issued a memo... » read more
Posted On 8/5/2004
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 ... » read more
Posted On 3/12/2004
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.... » read more
Posted On 8/14/2003
August 2003 Memorandum from VC Roberto Peccei on Conflict of Interest in Research
On August 14, 2003, VC Roberto Peccei issued a memo... » read more
Posted On 7/31/2003
UCLA's Implementation of the NIH Training Requirements for the Protection of Human Subjects
On July 31, 2003, EVC Daniel Neuman released a memorandum... » read more
Posted On 5/19/2003
NIH ERA Commons Available
The NIH eRA Commons is now open to a select number of institutions, UCLA being one of them. ... » read more
Posted On 5/1/2003
May 2003 Memorandum from VC Roberto Peccei on Consistency in Budgeting
On May 1, 2003, Roberto Peccei issued a memorandum... » read more
Posted On 11/11/2002
Foreign Assets Control
OFAC, Patriot Act and ITAR Regulations and Research: Balancing Homeland Security with Scientifc Communication.... » read more
Posted On 9/30/2002
September 2002 UCLA/Rand Memorandum of Understanding
The memorandum establishes a formal relationship between UCLA and RAND in the health services area.... » read more
Posted On 8/6/2002
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 ... » read more
Posted On 5/13/2002
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... » read more
Posted On 3/1/2001
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. ... » read more