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Uniform Guidance

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance took effect December 26, 2014 and revisions were published to the Federal Register on August 13, 2020. Amendements to Sec. 200.216 and 200.340 were effective on August 13, 2020, with the remainder of revisions to the guidance effective November 12, 2020. The initial Uniform Guidance consolidated eight OMB circulars into a single document and changed some fundamental concepts underlying the management of sponsored programs. The University of Kansas implements Uniform Guidance throughout the Research Administration and Fiscal Affairs functions of the KU Center for Research, and applies these guidelines to all sponsored funding, no matter if the source is federal or non-federal. It is important to note that Uniform Guidance’s use may vary in practice from agency to agency in the federal government. We are monitoring this evolution 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-2020

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) 


COGR Uniform Guidance Readiness Guide 2020

Final Guidance-2013

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

Other Resources
Council on Financial Assistance Reform (trainings and webcasts, metrics) 
Uniform Guidance Audit Requirements Text Comparison 
Uniform Guidance Definitions Text Comparison
Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements Text Comparison
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk from Predominant Source in Previous Guidance
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk to Predominant Source in Previous Guidance