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SPAR News on Effort Certification and Closeout Checklist

SPAR is completing testing of the eCRT system upgrade and will have links available to training materials on the SPAR and eCRT website by Jan. 14. Though not required, there will also be formal training available at Doak Hall, Room 153 on the following dates:
  • Jan. 8 – 2-4p.m.
  • Jan. 11 - 10 a.m.-noon
  • Jan. 14 – 10 a.m.-noon
SPAR will release statements for effort certification for the second half of calendar year 2012 on Jan. 17. Effort statements for this period will be due March 16.

Please email AJ Artega for additional information or to sign up for any of the formal training sessions.

SPAR has also completed revisions for OP 65.13 – Financial Reporting and Award Closeout for Sponsored Projects. Included in this revision is a link to the new developed closeout checklist, which is designed to assist principal investigators and departments in completing closeout responsibilities.

For additional questions or concerns regarding revisions to OP 65.13, please email Sherrelle Vaughn.