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Grant and Contract Regulations

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is responsible for the non-fiscal administration of all awards which support research or other externally sponsored activity at Ohio University. ORSP staff negotiate award terms and conditions and prepare subcontracts and consulting agreements when required.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Instructions or information issued by OMB to Federal agencies.

2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance)

Final Guidance issued by OMB for 2 CFR 200

Final Guidance Corrections (dated 02/22/21)

OMB Uniform Guidance fundamentals (training)

Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) – includes awarding agencies’ implementation statements and history

RTC Appendix A – Prior Approval Matrix


Other Federal References


Federal Grants Management

Summary of Expanded Authorities (PDF)

The Bayh-Dole Act (37 CFR 401) Patent and Trademark Law Amendment Act of 1980

The act provides the legal framework for the transfer of university generated, federally funded inventions to the commercial market.

Title 37: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights CFR 401 Rights to Inventions Made by Nonprofit Organizations and Small Business Firms Under Government Grants, Contracts, and Cooperative Agreements)

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) Brochure describing the Bayh-Dole Act [PDF]

Federal Acquisition Regulations


FAR (archived)

FAR Search Engine

FAR Part 31.3 – Cost Principles

FAR Supplements

Agriculture (AGAR) FAR Supplement (from USDA)

Defense (DFARS) FAR Supplement

DFAR Search Engine

Department of Transportation TAR (from DOT)

Environmental Protection Agency EPAAR

NASA FAR Supplement (from NASA)

NASA FAR Search Engine

DOE FAR (DEAR) Supplement

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio Revised Code

Contact ORSP at or call 740.597.6777 for assistance.