Outside the Box of Effort Reporting - Past, Present and Future

90 Minutes: The administrative burden placed on faculty and institutions performing research continues to be a major area of concern for the research enterprise at the federal and university level.  Publications from the National Science Board (2014), National Academies of Sciences (2015), and the Federal Demonstration Partnership (Survey in 2005 and 2012) have reported or documented the extent in which the administrative burden placed on faculty can hinder the affordability and facilitation of science.  One intent of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) was to address these burdens by streamlining policy requirements and focusing on research outcomes.  Will universities adopt the changes available to them in the Uniform Guidance to help reduce research burden?  

This webinar will discuss Effort Reporting – often viewed as the most confusing and burdensome administrative task placed on faculty.  An overview of the most common after-the-fact methodologies will be reviewed, as well as the importance of building an internal control framework around compensation and strategies for implementation.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Understanding of traditional effort reporting

Participants will gain:

  • a better understanding of alternatives to effort reporting
  • an increased awareness of balancing compliance and audit risk
  • strategies for successful internal controls processes
  • insights into the institutional decision making process for alleviating faculty administrative burden


Linda Gregory

Interim Director, Grants & Contracts Office, Post Award Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lisa Mosley

Assistant Vice President, Research Operations

Arizona State University

Jeremy Forsberg

Assistant Vice President of Research

The University of Texas at Arlington

David Ngo

Associate Provost

The New School

Jayne Goby

Assistant Director, Grants & Contracts Post Award Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.