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University DUNS Number


Departments must use a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as an institutional identifier in all sponsored project proposal applications. This requirement is in accordance with federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations. The University also uses the DUNS number for various sponsored project accounting activities.

University DUNS Number

It is not necessary for individuals and departments to apply for a DUNS number in order to submit a grant proposal. The central university number should be used and is required on all University business. The University’s DUNS number is 04-148-5301. Departments and individuals at all WSU locations, including the urban campuses and research and extension units, must use this number.


The Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO) is the responsible authority at the University for the DUNS number. For questions regarding the DUNS or Dun and Bradstreet, contact ORSO; telephone (509) 335-9661; or send e-mail to: