We strive to maximize efficiency by developing the quality of our team and services to provide optimal support for sponsored research activities at UCSD.
Services & Support
OPAFS provides financial support to the UCSD research mission. We provide support in the areas of financial management, cost accounting and control and accountability. Services include:
Accounts receivable and cash management
Review and approval of payroll or expense transfers
Cost share monitoring and reporting
News & Events
STaRT on Award Financial Management
The Streamlined Training and Resource Tool (STaRT) focuses on Award Financial Management topics. It is a comprehensive online tool providing knowledge to campus in support of the University's research mission. Learn more about the tool.
SPARCM Wins 2015 Sautter Award
UC San Diego received a 2015 Larry L. Sautter Gold Award from the University of California recently for its innovative use of information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient. Full news brief.
Post Award Financial Management Forums
September 27, 2016: Learnings from NCURA Annual Meeting, Leichtag #107 Lecture Hall, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sponsored Projects Accounts Receivable and Cash Management (SPARCM) Invoices
The SPARCM system is a new AR and Cash Management tool that allows OPAFS to create and record invoices on sponsored project funds. A new portion of SPARCM was launched that allows departments to have visibility of the invoices. How to view SPARCM Invoices.
OPAFS Award Document Lookup
The OPAFS award document lookup allows you to view award documents that OPAFS keeps in the BFS imaging system. With access, you will be able to view any documents OPAFS has scanned related to any executed award within your department(s). Learn more about the tool.