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The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) sent comments to the USDA on reform opportunities with respect to USDA regulations, policies, and guidance documents. 
AAU and four other higher education associations wrote to the EPA to ask it reconsider a recent directive barring scientists who receive EPA grants from serving in advisory roles.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) submitted a joint letter to NIH regarding their shared concerns with the January 18, 2018 implementation of NIH's definition of clinical trials.
Over 60 organizations, including the Association of American Universities, wrote to Senate leaders opposing prohibitions or restrictions that would further impede the use of federal funding for fetal tissue or embryonic stem cell research.
AAU urges Congress and the Administration to harmonize, streamline, and eliminate unnecessary, duplicative regulations and reporting requirements.

Dr. Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), wrote a blog post entitled, "All About Indirect Costs." Dr.

The Association of American Universities (AAU) and other higher education organizations recently compared the federal government and private foundation support for research - particularly reimbursement for facilities and administrative (F&A) costs.