Conducting the research project in accordance with the proposed research and the terms and conditions of the award. Note that the sponsor’s written approval is required for a significant change the scope of work.
Managing project resources to ensure timely and successful completion of the project.
Approving expenses charged to the project restricted account. Be sure to use the correct account codes are used when charging expenses to externally funded projects.
Reviewing the monthly “Budget to Actuals Report” for accuracy and reporting any discrepancies to the SPFO as soon as possible.
Filing required technical reports as stated in the award document. A copy of the report or correspondence accompanying the technical report must be provided to the OSR to log in GMS for inclusion in the University file for audit compliance.
Notifying the Property Accounting Department in Financial Affairs if capital equipment (equipment valued at $5,000 or more and having a life expectancy of at least three years) is being transferred between institutions or disposed of.
Level of Effort – Investigators must work with their department administrators to document their level of effort on various research projects. A change of more than 25% in the level of effort (e.g., decrease from 50% to 35% or 5% to 3%) requires sponsor notification and approval. Note that OSR Grants Officers review all progress reports submitted to NIH and alert department administrators and SPFO of any level of effort changes.