Roles and Collaborations

  • The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for research and compliance components of the project
  • Sponsored Research Services project administrators monitor projects by assisting PIs with expenses and modifying budgets, as necessary, as well as managing end-dates of agreements
  • SRS project administrators conduct project payroll compliance checks to ensure that: accounts are not overspent; payroll payments occur within the award period; administrative expenditures are not charged unless specifically approved; and payroll guidelines for key personnel are followed

Planning and Next Steps

  • Develop strategies for managing finances, resources and operations for the research project
  • PIs prepare and submit technical/programmatic reports to the sponsor; nearly all grants and contracts require submission of a final report of the overall research that has been accomplished

Checklist for Considerations