The Importance of the Timely Delivery of Grant Accounting Reports

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I am frequently reminded of the importance of timely delivery of grant accounting reports when speaking with faculty at large, research intensive universities.  The comments often occur during sales demonstrations when displaying and discussing the format of our grant accounting reports.  At this point, I hear a variety of comments regarding how Read More

The Grant Life Cycle: Can You Improve Post Award Grants Management?

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Our post today looks at the post award grants management phase of the grant life cycle. We continue from a previous post that looked at pre-award efforts such as searching for funding, developing proposals and working with internal teams on grant applications. As we noted, institutions face distinct responsibilities and requirements throughout Read More

Key Resources for Effective Grants Management


Effective grants management is critical to keep the flow of research funding in support of today’s leading research institutions. Since IT Works serves the nation’s leading research-focused universities, colleges and hospitals, we are always on the lookout for informative, timely and helpful grant management resources. To that end, the Grants Read More

Reports for Helping with Effort Certification System Reconciliation


As discussed in a previous blog article, reports are key to streamlining effort reporting and effort certification system reconciliation with respect to audits and verifying compliance with federal effort reporting policies. In today’s blog, we examine one report format that is particularly helpful for reconciliation when an effort certification Read More

The Grant Life Cycle: Can You Work Smarter During the Pre-Award Process?

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In our work with research-focused institutions, we often refer to the concept of a “grant life cycle.” The term takes into consideration the many phases research organizations move through in grant management - from concept to completion. Each phase of the grant life cycle has its own set of exact requirements for reporting, accounting, Read More

US Research Funding Round Up

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The landscape is continuously changing when it comes to US research funding and investment in health-related research, biotech, science and other initiatives. In particular, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are facing a challenging funding environment this year. For example, late last year the US Read More

Issues to Consider During Grant Tracking Reporting


How does your research organization handle the annual review of grant submissions and awards, also known as grant tracking reporting? A previous post looked at this important process faced by research-intensive institutions. A review might be for individual personnel, an organizational unit, or the institution as a whole. It’s typical for grant Read More

How to Generate Annual Grant Tracking Reports

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The annual review of grant submissions and awards is an important part in the management of research intensive institutions and the generation of grant tracking reports is a key component of this process. Whether the review is for individual personnel, an organizational unit, or their institution as a whole, grant and research administrators rely Read More

Issues Involved with Effort Reporting System Reconciliation

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Effort reporting system reconciliation is a standard step in the preparation for an audit of the time and effort of personnel paid on federally sponsored projects. As with any audit of federally sponsored projects, one of the primary purposes is to verify compliance with federal policies described in the OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Read More

The Year in Review: More Grants Management Takeaways

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Last week we looked back over the past year to consider the grants management takeaways learned through this blog and other channels. See our previous post giving the 2014 Year in Review here. Here we continue our 2014 review for the key takeaways experienced by administrators of research-focused Universities and colleges, independent Read More