- Reporting Overview
- Financial Reports
- Training Grants and Reporting
Reporting on a grant or contract budget is how UW confirms to sponsors that we have used their resources appropriately and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award agreement. Timely and accurate reporting is critical to maintaining good relationships with sponsors and ensuring future funding for the PI, the department, and the university as a whole.
While this website focuses on financial reporting, researchers and departmental grant administrators should review each award to determine ALL reporting requirements. These may also include:
Technical/Progress Reports: prepared by the PI
Intellectual Property (IP) Reports: prepared by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Equipment Reports: prepared by the Equipment Inventory Office (EIO)
Watch the Video! Click on the video for a brief presentation on Non-Financial Reports. Keep in mind that this same video will be used as part of the requirements to complete CORE’s Certificate in Research Administration. You may be required to watch the video again in order to obtain the necessary CORE credit.
MyResearch Lifecycle provides additional guidance on reporting requirements for sponsored awards.
Watch the Video! Click on the video for a brief presentation on Financial Reports. Keep in mind that this same video will be used as part of the requirements to complete CORE’s Certificate in Research Administration. You may be required to watch this video again in order to obtain the necessary CORE credit.
As part of new budget setup, GCA reviews the award agreement to determine any financial reporting requirements and deadlines.
Interim reports: Required quarterly, semi-annually, or, in the case of multi-year awards, annually.
Final reports: Required after an award is completed.
Not all budgets require financial reporting. In particular, for budgets that are invoiced, the invoice transaction detail may serve the same function as a financial report for the sponsor, allowing them to monitor the allowability of expenditures.
Departmental Involvement in Financial Reporting
In most cases, GCA can prepare financial reports without direct involvement from the department. When we complete a report, we notify the department via Grant Tracker and upload a copy for their records.
If a report requires a level of detail or backup documentation that GCA does not have access to, we will contact the department for assistance or ask the department to complete the report.
Note that our reporting is based on transactions posted to MyFinancial.desktop, the UW’s system of record. Please reconcile your budgets regularly so that any erroneous transactions can be corrected before reports are submitted.
If your budget’s Final Action Date is approaching and you have pending expenditures or credits, please notify GCA via Grant Tracker and provide the dollar amount, object/sub-object code and PO# (if applicable) for each pending transaction. This will allow us to include these transactions in the final report.
If a sponsor contacts you about financial reporting, please forward their email to email@example.com.
If you have questions or concerns about a specific budget’s financial reporting, please contact GCA via Grant Tracker and select the Reporting topic.
Training Grants and Reporting
For guidance on reporting issues unique to NIH training grants, UW's Office of Research has a web page on training grant reporting.