Most projects will require various reports throughout the life of a grant or contract. Generally, there are two types of reports that must be submitted, programmatic and financial. In certain circumstances other reports such as invention, technology or property reports may also be required. To determine what additional reports are required, review the terms and conditions of the award.
Reporting to the sponsor is a very important activity. It demonstrates that the PI is making substantial progress toward the goals and objectives of the project and is spending funds in an appropriate manner. Failure to complete and submit all required reports in a timely and acceptable manner can result in the suspension of the project, rejection of pending proposals, withholding of payments, and ultimately jeopardizes the PI and the university’s eligibility to submit future proposals, and risks both the PI’s and the university’s reputation.
It is incumbent upon the PI to complete and submit all reports to the sponsor by the required due date. Any cost disallowed by the sponsor duty the PI’s failure to submit required reports according to the sponsor’s schedule will be the responsibility of the PI, department, or PI’s unit head.
A copy of all programmatic/other reports must be provided to the OGRD at time of their submission.