Tag Archives: RGC

Message from VPRA: Dr. Robert Nobles (August 2022)

Greetings and welcome to a new academic year! The summer months always seem to fly by quickly; and I am hopeful everyone had an opportunity to travel, connect with friends and family, and recharge for another amazing year at Emory. The ORA FY22 academic year concluded with some truly remarkable advances. Over the past year […]

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Reminder of Sponsored Award Closeout Policies

As we approach the end of another fiscal year the Office of Research: Grants and Contracts (RGC) wanted to remind the research community of our sponsored award closeout timeline. Our office has seen an increase in the number of projected and unreconciled awards being submitted for final invoicing/financial reporting. In keeping with 45 CFR 75.381 […]

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Award Closeout Policy Update

On September 1, 2021, we launched four new/updated policies related to award close outs.  These polices were developed in collaboration with RAS leaders, CBOs, and ORA leaders. They were designed to ensure sponsored awards are closed out promptly in COMPASS. This will benefit our research community by streamlining the process of award close out.  These […]

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FY22 Fringe Rate Announcement

*Sent on behalf of the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Grants and Contracts* Dear Colleagues, The FY22 federal and non-federal fringe rates have now been approved. The new rates are as follows: These fringe rates become effective on September 1, 2021. All proposals to federal sponsors (or for federal flow-through) should begin using the […]

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ORA Spotlight: RGC Post Award Setup (PAS) Team

Did you know spending or billing cannot occur on your sponsored programs award without the Post Award Setup (PAS) team? The PAS team is the glue between OSP, RAS and RGC Operations. A small but powerful analysis team makes sure all sponsored awards are analyzed, reviewed, and ensures data integrity within the compass system. They […]

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Change in F&A Rate for Clinical Trials Effective 4/1/2021

The below message was sent on behalf of Dr. Robert Nobles, Vice President for Research Administration: March 12, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share the outcome of an extensive review of our clinical trial definition and Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A) rate. Over several months, we organized a working group that included faculty, […]

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Update to Fringe Rates for FY21

In July 2020, the Fringe Rates for FY21 were posted to the Emory Finance website.  This information was shared in the July ORA Newsletter article here. As of 1/1/2021, Ways & Means has decided to lower the non-federal physician fringe rate from 17.4% to 17.0%.  All other rates remain unchanged for the rest of FY21. […]

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Uniform Guidance Changes Effective November 12, 2020

Recently the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued updates to Uniform Guidance 2 C.F.R Part 200 which become effective November 12, 2020.  The revised guidance if applicable for awards issued after this date.  Previous awards are subject to the existing uniform guidance provisions.  The UG is primarily directed to federal agencies.  OMB expects all […]

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AHA Transitioning Proposal/Award Management from Grants@Heart to Proposal Central

Starting in May 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) announced that it would be transitioning its proposal/award management portal from their own proprietary portal Grants@Heart to Proposal Central. As such, future reporting will need to be submitted in Proposal Central. For financial reports for research awards, this transition presented some challenges to our existing internal workflow […]

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ORA Office Overview

The Office for Research Administration encompasses many individual offices, each of which retain expertise in different areas of the research process. Your first point of contact will usually be your local RAS representative. They will help you determine which of the other touchpoints are necessary to submit a grant application, conduct a clinical trial, or […]

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