OPAFS oversees the financial management of UCSD's federal, state, and private contracts and grants. We advise on matters of financial compliance and proper cost accounting. Other functions include financial reporting, cash management, accounts receivable oversight, effort reporting, review and approval of expense transfers, and cost share monitoring and reporting.
News & events
Post Award Management Forums: Research Administration Best Practices - Combined with the Cost Transfer & ECERT Focus Group Meeting
Tuesday, November 18th 10:00-11:30AM at the Leichtag 107 Lecture Hall
Please join us at our next next forum presentation on best practices. Ideally suited for fund managers and MSO’s involved in research administration from SIO, Academic Affairs, and Health Sciences, this will involve a higher level presentation on best practices followed by a discussion on what works best for individual departments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Collections and Write Off Procedures for Sponsored Research Invoices
Many of UCSD's research awards are invoiced which means that in accepting these awards there is a risk that we may not receive reimbursement according to the award contract. To get more information on the steps and responsibilities for OPAFS and departments in managing these awards together, click here
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). Click here for more information.
ECERT - PI Requirement for Effort Reports Certified After the Certification Deadline
Our ECERT system requires a comment whenever our PIs Certify Effort Reports after the certification deadline. Certifications are due within 120 days after the end of each quarter. See Effort Reporting Best Practices for more information related to managing certifications.