How to Use Grants Accounting Software for Projecting Personnel Costs

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The management of personnel costs is a fundamental part of grant and research administration. To that point, in a previous blog post from July 24 we highlighted how grants accounting software can be used to help administrators with the management of these costs. Specifically, we looked at how to include projected personnel costs in financial Read More

How to use Grant Accounting Systems for Managing Personnel Budgets


In a previous blog post, we discussed how departmental administrators need grant accounting systems that focus on the management of personnel costs. The need for this emphasis stems from the fact that most grant budgets are heavily weighted in this area and departmental administrators oversee the financial management of both individual projects and Read More

How to automate policies and procedures with an Effort Reporting System to insure compliance with OMB regulations?

In our last blog posting we presented an overview of OMB regulations regarding the documentation of personnel expenditures and identified how implementing an Effort Reporting System could help an institution adherence to their effort reporting policies. Additional information on these OMB regulations can be found in a presentation about the Final Read More

A Continued Look at Post Award Controls and Grants Management Solutions

A previous IT Works blog post put the focus on a stricter set of guidelines faced by those research institutions that are prime recipients of federal awards. As we noted, for many leading institutions, grants management solutions play a key role in compliance. The regulations are part of the new Uniform Grant Guidance or Omni-Circular. The Read More

Achieving Tighter Post Award Controls with Grants Management Systems

Research institutions that are prime recipients of federal awards now face a stricter set of guidelines. For many leading institutions, grants management systems play a key role in compliance. The regulations are part of the new Uniform Grant Guidance or Omni-Circular. The mandates, published at the end of 2013 and now being implemented, are Read More

Room to Grow: A Grants Management Software Success Story


Many of the research centers and universities we team with experience administrative challenges when it comes to the grants management process. That’s why leading research institutions turn to grants management software. In our work with offices of sponsored programs and research and other organizations, the key is to work smarter and streamline Read More

What are the Elements of a Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy?

Many of the teams we work navigate the issues that arise when considering Financial Conflicts of Interest. This important area can be confusing for a new, or even experienced, grant office or investigator. Today, our series of blog posts about financial conflicts of interest addresses one of the most common questions, which involves setting a Read More

Maintaining Integrity With Research Administration Systems

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Maintaining integrity is fundamental when dealing with research administration systems. I was reminded of this again this past week when teaming with an institution evaluating grant management solutions. The purchasing process involved a series of unusual requirements that included releasing the names of clients and financial transactions Read More