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Policy is a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and considering given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions.

Policy is a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures, especially of a governmental body.

Internal UDC Policies

Allowable Cost Policy

At-Risk Accounts Policy

Cost Allocation Policy 

Cost Charging Administrative and Clerical Costs Policy

Cost Sharing Policy

Cost Transfers Policy

Data Management – UDC Guidelines on Data Management Plans

Environmental Health and Safety also known as Risk Management

Equipment Policy

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Financial Reporting and Closeout Policy

Financial Policies and Procedures Manual

Hiring/Employment Policies – Please contact the Department of Human Resources

Human Subjects Research

Intellectual Property policy – Please contact the Office of General Counsel

Patent inquiries – Please contact the Office of General Counsel

PI Handbook 

Program Income Policy

Record Retention Policy

Subrecipient Monitoring Policy

Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Integrity


For unappropriated funds: D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) 8B-440

For appropriated funds: D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR)

Travel Supporting Documents

Time and Effort (Policy and Guidelines are under revision)


Time and Effort Reporting Guidelines

Federal Policies

Uniform Guidance

2 CFR 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Department of Defense

DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Department of Education

Grantmaking at ED

CFR Title 34 Education

Department of Energy

Grant Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

Department of Health and Human Services

Grants Policies & Regulations

42 CFR Parts 50 and 93 Public Health Service Policies on Research Misconduct

National Institutes of Health

NIH Grants Policy Statement

NIH Submission Policies

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Grant Administration Policies and Regulations

Department of Homeland Security

DHS Standard Terms and Conditions

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

CFR Title 21 Food and Drugs

Scientific Integrity at FDA

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

The Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM)

National Science Foundation

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

Local (DC Government) Policies

Office of Partnerships and Grant Services