Sponsored projects at Sacramento State include research, applied research, training, instruction, community service, and other projects involving funds, materials, or other compensation from outside sources. Compliance applies to sponsored activities from proposal submission through project close out and beyond. In addition to requirements set forth in the award document, sponsored activity is subject to federal, state, CSU, and institutional regulations. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development and University Enterprises, Inc.’s Sponsored Program Administration department will assist you through all stages of compliance.

Listed below are common compliance areas and associated links.

Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Animal Welfare in Research

Conflict of Interest

Export Controls
Please contact Leah Vargas, Research Integrity and Compliance Analyst at (916) 278-5674 or email.

Human Subjects

Intellectual Property

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)


Sponsored Programs Administration

Additional Employment Reporting


Cost Share

Deliverables Monitoring and Submission

Expenditure Processing and Monitoring


Federal Circulars

Financial Reporting

IRS Reporting

Personnel Hiring and Management

Project and Financial Record Management and Retention

Purchasing Requirements 

Subawards and Subcontracts

Other Sponsor, Governmental, Institutional, and UEI Requirements as applicable