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Useful Institutional Information


Useful Institutional Info

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Applicant or Awardee Information

Northwestern University
Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Rubloff 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-4579

Institutional (OSR) Official

Shandra White
Executive Director
Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Rubloff 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-4579
Phone: (312) 503-7955
Fax: (312) 503-2234

Institutional Identifiers (e.g. CAGE, DUNS, EIN)

CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) Code

Chicago – 01725

Evanston – 39GV5

Cognizant Federal Agency /
Cognizant Cost-Negotiation Agency (DHHS)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Cost Allocation Services, Central States Field Office 1301 Young Street, Room 732 Dallas, TX 75202 Contact: Arif Karim Phone: (214) 767-3261 Fax: (214) 767-3264
Cognizant Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) –
Office of Naval Research
Shanardi Wadacki
Office of Naval Research – Chicago
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn, Room 380
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 886-1991
Congressional District Chicago – 7
Evanston – 9
(Use IL-007 or IL-009 as applicable for solicitation)
Dun and Bradstreet # (DUNS#) Chicago – 005436803
Evanston – 160079455
Employer Identification Number (EIN) 36-2167817
Employer Identification Number (EIN) – NIH format / NIH Entity Number
Federal Interagency Committee on Education Code (FICE) 001739
Federal Region Number 5
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System Code) 611310
NIH Institutional Profile Number Chicago –  6144650
Evanston- 6144601
NSF Institutional Code Chicago –   0017400000
Evanston – 0017392000
NU Date of Incorporation January 29, 1851
Type of Institution Nonprofit educational institution
University Financial and Tax Information including IRS Tax Exempt Status Accounting Services

Institutional Assurances

Animal Assurance Number
D16-00182 (A3283-01) (exp. 05/31/2022)
Annual Report on Possible Research Misconduct Please reference the Office for Research Integrity (ORI)
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) Accreditation date The animal care and use program was first accredited October 9, 1985 and continues to maintain full accreditation. AAALAC International File Number: 000602. Please reference the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act Responsible Official Andrea Hall (Research Safety)
DHHS Rate Agreement Date 09/20/2019
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance Form Contact
Federalwide Assurance Identification Number (FWA) 00001549 (exp. 03/08/2021)
Illinois Department of Human Rights’ Public Contracts Number 103054-00 (exp. 06/22/2021)
IRB Registration Number IORG0000247 Registration expires on 10/15/2020
State Clearinghouse Executive Order 12372 Illinois no longer participates. If solicitation says program is covered, for the proposals indicate: Program has not been selected by state for review.
State of Illinois Good Standing May 7, 2013
USDA Registration 33-R-0129
USA Patriot Act Responsible Official Andrea Hall (ORS)
VETS 100/100A report(s) Filed 2013


Institutional Audit Information

Single Audit Contact
Janet Flake Maher
Associate Director of Operations
Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP)
633 Clark St, Crown Center G547
Evanston, IL 60208-1112
phone: (847) 491-0113
fax:  (847) 467-2557
Cognizant Audit Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Office of Audit Services
105 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: Sheri Fulcher, Regional Inspector General of Audit Services
Phone: (312) 353-2618
Fax: (312) 353-3814

Institutional Documents and References (e.g. Annual Reports, Financial Statements)