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  • 1.  Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-06-2021 13:38

    I realize I am sending this at the end of the day on a Friday, so I don't expect immediate answers.  And it's definitely not an emergency!

     

    I am wondering what project categories you use in your reports.  I've looked at other institutions, and we seem to have quite the variety, beyond the standards like Research, Clinical Trials, Equipment, etc.

     

    I keep thinking about updating ours to meet current practices, but of course know that is subjective.  ��

     

    Pam

     

    Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
    Director
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, MS0125

    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    573.651.2196
    pvargas@semo.edu

     



  • 2.  RE: Project Type Categories

    TEAM CAYUSE
    Posted 08-09-2021 10:05

    Hi Pam,

    Just so I'm not assuming (because I know what happens when I do that) are you asking about project categories in Sponsored Projects? Thanks!



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    Simon Helton
    He/him
    Community Manager
    Cayuse
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  • 3.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 10:11

    Thanks, Simon, and yes, I am referring to sponsored project categories, like research (sometimes broken down into basic research and applied research), clinical trials. Educational projects, service projects, etc.

     

    I've asked the question in the past elsewhere, but as we work on reports again, I thought it would be good to check in with people again and see if anyone has a fresh perspective.

     

     

    Pam

     

    Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
    Director
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, MS0125

    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    573.651.2196
    pvargas@semo.edu

     






  • 4.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 10:43
    Hi Pam,
    Our Activity types in Cayuse SP are:

    Research
    Fellowship
    Instruction
    Other Sponsored Programs (including public service, etc. i.e., sponsored non-research activities)

    Have a good week,
    Terri

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    Terri Hall
    Director, Research Business Intelligence
    University of Notre Dame
    thall2@nd.edu
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  • 5.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 11:47

    Thanks, Terri.  It looks like they have not changed since I have been there.

     

    And Augusta, yes, those are fairly similar to some I've used elsewhere, so that helps!

     

    And to clarify a bit more, I'm seeing some creativity with our 'Other' category.  While we ask for additional info (to see if there may be a better fit in another category), we're seeing some pretty detailed 'types.'  I could imagine everyone thinking that their project/activity is unique and doesn't fit in any categories... ��

     

    Pam

     

    Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
    Director
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University

    One University Plaza, MS0125

    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    573.651.2196
    pvargas@semo.edu

     






  • 6.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 11:08
    Hmm...I'm not sure I have much to offer.  In fact, after reading some other comments I may need to reconsider what we do.  We have Research, Scholarship, Training, and Other.

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    Audrey Wineglass Foster
    Assistant Dean for OSP + Research Svcs
    Gallaudet University
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  • 7.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 10:28
    We do pretty much as you do.  What I would LIKE to do is find a way to characterize engagement activities (which often but not always require a different F&A rate, for us) and artistry endeavors.  We treat artistry as research - because that's the arts faculty members' non-teaching intellectual work.  That works ok, but it doesn't capture the breadth that is sponsored activity.

    A

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    Andrea Buford
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
    Oakland University
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  • 8.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 10:36
    We call them Activity Types and they correspond to Activity Codes in our financial system. We use Instruction, Public Service, Academic Support, Institutional Support, Basic Research and Applied Research. Within our Administration Policy we keep definitions and examples of each so we assign them consistently.

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    Augusta Isley
    Senior Proposal Manager
    Ball State University
    amwray@bsu.edu
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  • 9.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 11:05
    Hi Pam,

    This is a great question. I am as curious as you to see what other institutions do. Currently, we look more at funding sources federal vs non-federal but we do track what type of research we are funding for i.e. applied research, basic research, fellowship, and training.


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    Vibeke Svensson
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
    American University
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  • 10.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 14:16

    Hi Pam,

    Following are our project instrument types:

    Grant
    Fellowship
    Contract
    Incoming Subgrant
    Incoming Subcontract
    Cooperative Agreement
    Multicomponent   <--this captures program projects and the like that have multiple proposals in a given competitive project segment
    Industry-Sponsored Research Agreement
    Effort Only
    Clinical Trial

    As we are a small and specialized institution the size of a university department, our needs are few.  :-)

    cheers,

    -L-



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    Lisa Churchill
    Grants Administration Manager/Signing Official
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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  • 11.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-09-2021 14:22
    We call them Activity codes and they also correspond to the codes in our financial system. We use: We will be changing Public Service to "Other Sponsored Activity" to better reflect that category.

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    Jennifer Mills
    Senior Grants and Contract Specialist/ERA Administrator
    University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
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  • 12.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-12-2021 14:23
    Pam,
    Here at Texas Tech the project types are tied with the Banner codes.

    Academic Support
    Institutional Support
    Instruction
    Operations and Mainenance
    Public Service
    Research
    Scholarships and Fellowships
    Student Services
    Unexpended Plant

    Hope this helps.

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    Colette Solpietro
    Senior Assistant Director, Office of Research Services
    Texas Tech University
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  • 13.  RE: Project Type Categories

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 08-26-2021 14:37

    Hi Pam,

    Here at UC Irvine, we use the following Project Types (which on campus we refer to as "Activity Type":

    - Basic Research
    - Applied Research
    - Developmental Research
    - Clinical Trial Research
    - Other Research
    - Fellowship
    - Training
    - Public Service
    - Equipment
    - Other Sponsored Activity

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Jonathan





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    Jonathan Lew
    ERA Officer
    University of California, Irvine
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