Category Archives: Reporting Tips

Overruns and Over-the-Limit Transactions

The Payment Management System (PMS) is a secure, online grants payment platform, which provides awarding agency and grant recipient customers with efficient grant and grant-like payments, cash management, and personal grant accounting, support services. PMS is widely used by NIH for most awards administered by NIH. PMS supports the entire financial assistance payment process for […]

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New ORA Reporting Page now Available

  If you need access to research data or research administration metrics data, please visit ORA’s new reporting page. There are a variety of reports available (including trend reports). The page can be accessed at If there is other information you need or you have suggestions on how to improve a report or layout of […]

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Two New Sponsored Research Reports Available In EBI

Two reports have been added to the Emory Business Intelligence (EBI) tool for sponsored research administrators.  These reports will give users additional data to help successfully manage sponsored projects. Sponsored Projects Financial Trend This report is useful for viewing project expenses across years or months, giving users the ability to project expenses out across time. […]

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Reporting Update: Sponsored Project Trend Report Available in FORS

The Sponsored Project Trend report was recently taken offline due to technical issues with the report.  These issues have since been resolved and the report is again available in FORS.   If you are not familiar with this report, it shows expenses for a project across a 12-month period, allowing any changes in trends to be […]

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Inactivating SmartKeys on Sponsored Projects

A request to inactivate a SmartKey should be made when: An award/project ends and all transactions are complete and ready for close A SmartKey is set up in error 1) Submission and request for inactivation of the SmartKey assumes the following have been completed by the requesting department: All charges are appropriate and all unallowables […]

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Things to Remember Regarding Subcontracts in Compass

Only the first $25k paid to a subcontractor on each award is subject to F&A. This is true event when the payments to the same subcontractor are made on various projects within the award. When receiving subcontractor invoice in the AP system, please remember to only charge the first $25k to account 77600. Once the […]

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Clinical Trial Invoices & Checks

With the PeopleSoft go-live date less than four months away, changes are imminent for processing clinical trial invoices and checks. To ease the transition and save some work and time in the departments, we are requesting that a copy of each clinical trial invoice be sent to the Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting using […]

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