Links and Resources
- This website provides census data. It allows the user to specify criteria.http://www.fedstats.gov/
- This website has good government statistics for the entire nation as well as state and local.
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
The National Council of University Research Administrators serves its members and advances the field of research administration through professional development, the sharing of knowledge, and by fostering a sense of community.
Society of Research Administrators International (SRA)
Founded in 1967, the Society of Research Administrators International is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the profession and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration.
Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
An association of research universities. COGR's primary function is to help develop policies and practices that fairly reflect the mutual interest and separate obligations of federal agencies and universities in federal research and training. COGR deals mainly with policies and technical issues involved in the administration of federally sponsored programs at universities.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
- OMB Circular A-21
This Circular establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions . The principles deal with the subject of cost determination, and make no attempt to identify the circumstances or dictate the extent of agency and institutional participation in the financing of a particular project. The principles are designed to provide that the Federal Government bear its fair share of total costs, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, except where restricted or prohibited by law. Agencies are not expected to place additional restrictions on individual items of cost. Provision for profit or other increment above cost is outside the scope of this Circular.
- OMB Circular A-110
This Circular sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies in the administration of grants to and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations.