|Effective Reporting: A Crucial Component|
|Tuesday, 25 April 2006 06:28|
Program or technical reporting is sometimes an inconvenient part of a sponsored project, but it is also a very necessary part. Reporting is often the best way of keeping the program officer or sponsor in the loop. Timely program reports are also an excellent way to maintain a favorable relationship with the sponsoring agency or company. If the project is doing well, then the funding has been well spent and the program officer looks good. Even if the project is going great, how will the program officer or sponsor ever know that without receiving regular reports?
Delinquent reports can also hit a project where it hurts: in the bank. Federal agencies especially are becoming stricter about reporting quality and deadlines. Late reports can impact pending proposals for the PI or Co-PIs. RIT as a whole may also be suspended from receiving funding from the sponsoring agency if reports continue to be delinquent.
How SRS can help
Things to remember
If you have any questions about program reporting or RIT's policies and procedures regarding sponsored programs, contact Kate Clark or Shane Crounse in Sponsored Research Services.