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OMB Final Uniform Guidance, effective December 26, 2014

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Specifically, OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.

The OMB’s Uniform Guidance took effect December 26, 2014. It consolidates eight OMB circulars into a single document and changes some fundamental concepts underlying the management of sponsored programs. In particular, it provides guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards. 

The Guidance was drawn from OMB Circulars A–21, A–87, A–110, and A–122 (which have been placed in past OMB guidances); Circulars A–89, A–102, and A–133; and the guidance in Circular A–50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.

Anyone who is involved in federal research and the administration of federal research activities should understand the regulations included in the Uniform Guidance in order to ensure federal compliance requirements. 

Final Guidance


OMB Circulars 

OMB A-21 

OMB A-87 

OMB A-110 

OMB A-122 

OMB A-89 

OMB A-102 

OMB A-133 


Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Human Subjects Research - Request for Review [xls] [rev. 05/26/15]

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

IACUC Forms [pharmacy department]

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Department Form [doc] [11/5/13]

Research Form [doc] [2/8/10]


Radiation Safety Program

Radiation Safety Manual [doc] [11/14]