Council on Governmental Relations October 20-22, 2021 Meeting

October 19, 2021

October 22, 2021

10:00 AM To 6:00 PM

Online: EDT (USA)


Event Description

Join us for COGR’s October 19-22, 2021 Meeting

Why is COGR doing a virtual meeting in October?

Due to the ongoing public health emergency created by COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person meeting and move sessions online for the health and safety of our members, speakers, and COGR staff.

When will the final agenda with session descriptions and times be available?

As with previous COGR meetings, the final agenda will be released a couple of weeks before the meeting. Our preliminary agenda topics are available on our meetings page here.

Several individuals from my institution are interested in attending this meeting. Is there a group discount available?

Yes, we do offer special pricing for registrations of 5 or more individuals from the same institution. Please register all attendees in a single transaction if possible. The discount can not be applied retroactively. Processing fees may apply for registrants switching from individual registrations to group registrations.

For the group discount access code, please contact Toni Russo at Instructions on using the code: From the tickets page, click the promo code link in the upper left corner. Enter the code, click ‘apply’ and a new ticket option will appear. Be sure to change the “COGR Member” ticket dropdown to ‘0’.

Is my institution a COGR Member?

Please view our membership list here. COGR membership is by institution, not individual. If your institution is listed, please proceed with registration.

When is the last day to cancel my registration and request a refund?

The last day to cancel a registration and request a refund for this meeting will be Friday, October 15, 2021.

Can I submit questions in advance of the sessions?

Yes, you can submit questions in advance of the sessions here. Attendees will also be able to ask questions during the live sessions and are encouraged to do so.

I’m a COGR  Invited Guest.  How do I register?

Invited guests will be sent an email with registration instructions.  If you need assistance, please contact Toni Russo at

I’m a COGR  at-large Committee Member .  How do I register?

COGR at-large committee members (those not also serving on the COGR Board) will now register using the same link as the general membership. If you are part of an institutional group of 5 or more, your registration fee will be at the group rate.   If you need assistance, please contact Toni Russo at

How will I be able to access each session during the meeting?

We are hosting the meeting in Zoom. If you register by October 15, 2021, your registration will be uploaded to Zoom and you will receive session links the Monday prior to the meeting. The messages come directly from Zoom, so please check your spam and junk folders. You will receive an individual Zoom email for each meeting session with an access link and the session time. The email will also include a link to automatically add the session to your Outlook or Google Calendar. We encourage you to do so. Zoom will also send out a session reminder and access link one day and one hour prior to the start of each session.

Will the presentation slides be available?

As with previous meetings, we will post session slides after the meeting here.

Will COGR host an in-person meeting in March 2022?

While we certainly hope to be back with our membership in person in March 2022, it is still too soon to make that determination. We are carefully monitoring the situation and will keep our membership informed on the location of the March 2022 meeting as we get closer to the date.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Toni Russo, Administrative Officer & Policy Analyst at with questions about this event.

**Please note future meeting registration fees are subject to change.


Council on Governmental Relations

About the Organizers

COGR is an association of leading research universities, affiliated medical centers, and independent research institutes. We are the national authorities on the financial and regulatory infrastructure, and the corresponding compliance requirements associated with managing federal research grants and contracts within research institutions. We provide information, analyses, advice, policy perspective, and historical context to our members in the areas of research administration and compliance, financial oversight, and intellectual property. COGR communicates the viewpoint and concerns of its members and fosters productive relationships between the research community and federal policymakers, advocating for innovation and change that avoid unnecessary regulatory burden.  For more information on COGR, please visit

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