Handbook for Research & Sponsored Activity

In support of research and sponsored activities at the University of Utah, this handbook, known also as the Research Handbook, is designed to assist new and established investigators in the conduct of research.

The handbook seeks to support the University's research effort by providing guidance regarding the development and administration of sponsored projects; inform investigators of their roles and responsibilities in research administration and compliance, and to indicate the roles of staff in supporting the research effort.

While this handbook is a compendium of official statements of University policy, and every attempt is made to keep this information current, readers must rely on links which are referenced throughout the document. As this handbook is intended to be an evolving reference work and may be updated frequently, please check updates to make sure you are working off of the latest information.

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Handbook Updates

  • Computer Equipment

    Computer equipment has been reclassified as allowable if the proposal demonstrates that it is essential and the project does not have access to other equipment or devices that can achieve the same purpose.

    Thursday, June 04, 2015 09:41 PM

  • F&A Activity Types

    Added Section F&A Activity Types to provide better guidance on when to use which rate type.

    Monday, November 25, 2013 03:40 PM

  • Equipment

    Revised to state that computer equipment has been characterized by the Fed as "general purpose equipment" and is therefore an unallowable cost unless deemed appropriate by the funding agency.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 09:26 AM

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