Category Archives: Professional Organizations

COGR Letter to OMB Seeks Amendment to Payment Provision

The 2017 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplement has been available for a couple of months now, but one group now is strongly urging OMB to make a change to it. For that matter, it also want to…

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Research Organizations Blast DOE’s Onerous Award Requirements

Several organizations representing research universities expressed frustration with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) onerous requirements placed on federal awards to research institutions. Earlier this month, the Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Council on…

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Sneak Preview: Auditors Making Internal Control Testing Errors

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Even though audit industry standards and provisions in the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform guidance require firms conducting single audits to perform procedures to obtain…

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AICPA, CIMA Launch Global Association as Nonprofit Conference Starts

Some organizational acronyms pretty much don’t need too much thought. In the food industry, most of us are familiar with IHOP and KFC. In the federal government, you typically don’t have to tell someone the full name of agencies such…

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Sneak Preview: Associations Applaud Micro-Purchase Legislation

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A provision in a bill passed by Congress that would raise the current micro-purchase procurement threshold for research programs and entities could help relieve administrative burdens…

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COGR Requests More Time To Comply with NIH Good Clinical Practice Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued its Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials, but many research universities fear that the implementation date of the policy — Jan. 1, 2017…

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Coming Up! A Revised FAQ and Several Important Grants Events

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and many of us are back from our summer vacations, we can now look forward to September and ask the question, “What’s coming up in the near future for the grants community?”…

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Reflections on NGMA’s 2015 Training Conference

About 600 attendees packed the Crystal City Marriott last week to attend the National Grants Management Association’s 2015 Annual Training Meeting in Crystal City, Va. on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The attendance has risen steadily since 2012, and NGMA…

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On the Road Once Again to the NGMA Annual Training Conference

This week is one of the biggest of the whole year for those of us covering grants at Thompson Information Services. The National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference begins on Wednesday in Crystal City, Va., and it will be…

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Grant Professionals Week Begins Today!

This week is going to be an exciting week! Not only is it the start of the NCAA basketball tournament and all the hype surrounding that event both on the court and off, but today marks the beginning of International…

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