Institutional Time and Effort Reporting policy for Federal and Other Sponsored Research

Effective Date: March 1, 2011

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Review by: January 1, 2016


This policy is issued to outline the regulatory requirements governing effort reporting at Meharry Medical College. Effort reporting encompasses many processes, including committing effort, charging and cost sharing salary expense for effort, and certifying effort to support commitments and salary charges. As a recipient of significant sponsored funds, Meharry Medical College must assure Federal and other sponsors that the effort expended on their sponsored projects justifies the salary charged to those projects. In addition, Meharry must assure sponsors that the commitment indicated (including cost sharing) in the proposal and subsequent award is met in accordance with the sponsor's terms and conditions.

Meharry Medical College provides this assurance to sponsors by requiring quarterly effort reports for each individual whose salary is charged to one or more sponsored projects and/or cost sharing accounts during the effort reporting period. These effort reports represent the percentages of the individual's total effort (100%) that is dedicated to sponsored projects and other activities performed at Meharry, and require a certification that the reported percentages are accurate.

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