Federal law requires that all faculty and staff with grant support from government-funded agencies report twice a year on the effort devoted to those grant projects.
The law also requires that faculty and staff in a position to influence the outcome of a NSF or PHS funded project assert that he or she has no financial conflict of interest with regard to the project, or report any conflict that does exist.
The College is required to attest to such declarations for all NSF, PHS, NASA, NIST, DoE and AID grants and forms have been developed to enable our compliance with the regulations.
Effort Reporting and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure are completed electronically by each grant’s Principal Investigator using PeopleSoft FACSIS.
The effort report should confirm that you, your research assistants and your research students (i.e. anyone funded via the grant) devoted the amount of time designated on the grant budget to actually working on that grant funded project.
The Financial Conflict of Interest form must also be completed for each federally funded grant on which you are a principal investigator (PI). If the grant has more than one PI, each must complete the Effort Report and Financial Conflict of Interest forms. Only one of the PI’s should report on the student and other research assistants.
If a financial conflict of interest does exist, reasonable efforts will be made to work with the investigators in order to manage those conflicts.