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Office of Sponsored Awards Management

Policies & Guidance

Researchers and research administrators working with sponsored awards are subject to internal and external policies and procedures. Following are links to USC policies relevant to sponsored awards and SAM procedures.  The categories are based on subject matter. Click the category heading to view the associated policies and procedures.

If you have questions about any of these important requirements, please contact your SAM representative or the relevant administrative unit for guidance.

Allowability of Costs
Animal Policies
Contracts and Agreements
Data Access and Retention
Effort Reporting
Financial Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest
Graduate Students and Tuition
Human Resources
Human Subjects 
Intellectual Property and Copyright
Office of Sponsored Award Management Procedures
Post Award
Property Accountability
USC Foundations
Various Federal Regulatory Policies and Guidance