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Distributing F&A and Space Credit, and Assigning a Post Award Unit

Last Updated: 12/20/2018

Proposal Development documents include a Combined Credit Split panel, where the distribution of F&A and Space credit, as well as the post award (i.e. bookkeeping) unit, are entered. This job aide provides step‐by‐step instructions for how to complete the Combined Credit Split panel.

WHO:

  • Department/College Administrators
  • Principal Investigators

WHEN:

Completing the Proposal Development document

HOW:

This section will be broken up into four sub‐sections:

  • General Information about KC’s Combined Credit Split panel
  • Distributing F&A Allocation Credit
  • Assigning the Post Award Unit
  • Distributing Space Credit

General Information about KC’s Combined Credit Split panel

The Combined Credit Split panel is split among lines and columns as follows:

Investigator lines – The distribution of credit among Investigators included in the Combined Credit Split panel, is done by allocating percentages in the dark gray lines. Distribution among the investigators must add to 100%. The Investigator lines are outlined in red in the screenshot below.

Unit Credit lines – The Unit Credit lines encompass all of the units included in an investigators profile, which appear in the white lines underneath each Investigator line. Distribution among the unit credit lines for each investigator must add to 100%. The Unit Credit lines are outlined in blue in the screenshot below.

The Combined Credit Split panel with Investigator and Unit Credit Lines highighted

F&A Allocation Column ‐ The column where percentages are entered to distribute the F&A Credit among investigators. The fields in the Unit Credit lines of the F&A Allocation column are read‐only because the percentages automatically populate from the default PI profile for each Investigator. This profile can be changed if the individual has multiple profiles established.

Post Award Unit column ‐ The column that displays the Post Award Unit that will be responsible for bookkeeping should the proposal be funded. The unit is identified by 100 in the Investigator line and 100 in the unit credit line underneath that investigator.

Space column ‐ Space credit is identified in the PI Profile.  See the Job Aid for Creating and Updating a PI Profile for instructions on how to add a space profile.  If the profile for an investigator includes space credit it will be displayed as 100 in the unit credit line that receives the credit, and depending on the number of investigators with space credit, a percentage on the Investigator line.  If only one investigator has space credit, 100 will be on their Investigator line.  If more than one investigator receives space credit the percentage indicated on the Investigator line will be split evenly between the investigators.

F&A Allocation, Post Award Unit, and Space columns highlighted in the Combined Credit Split panel

Distributing F&A Allocation Credit

The system will populate the unit fields with information from the investigator’s default PI Profile.  The unit fields cannot be edited in the F&A Column.  To change the unit distribution you have to select a different PI Profile, by taking the following steps:

  1. Click show on the investigator’s panel whose profile you would like to change Show button highlighted in investigator’s panel
  2. Click show on the Unit Details tab Show button highlighted on the Unit Details tab
  3. Click the look up icon next to PI Profile Name to look up other profiles Search icon highlighted in Unit Details panel next to PI Profile Name
  4. The system will automatically populate the investigator’s name in the search criteria; click search to return the list of profiles associated with the investigator Return Value highlighted for populating investigator’s name

    NOTE: The PI Profile is also where space credit is indicated. In the above screenshot see the Space Credit Applied To column. If there is nothing in the box, the profile does not include space credit. If there is an org number in the box, it indicates that the profile includes space credit for the org number displayed.

  5. Click return value for the profile you wish to use in the proposal.

    NOTE: the system will only allow you to switch to an active profile

If the unit distribution you are looking for is not setup in any of the profile options, a new profile will need to be setup by your College Research office.

To distribute credit among the investigators:

  1. Enter the applicable percentage of F&A credit on the gray Investigator lines. F&A Credit allocations fields in the Combined Credit Split panel
  2. Click the recalculate button located at the bottom of the Combined Credit Split panel.
  3. The system will sum the percentages that you have entered for each investigator. The sum of the percentages must equal 100% before your proposal will pass the data validation check performed when the proposal is submitted for approval. The Investigator Total field in the Combined Credit Split panel

 

Assigning the Post Award Unit

  1. At the top of the Combined Credit Split panel enter the Organization Code for the unit that will be responsible for bookkeeping into the Post Award Unit field. If you do not know what the Organization Code is, click the search icon to search by the Unit Name.  The Post Award Unit’s allocated amount for a second investigator’s line in the Combined Credit Split panel
  2. Click the recalculate button located at the bottom of the Combined Credit Split panel to have the system populate the appropriate percentages for the Post Award Unit .
  3. The arrows in the screenshot below show that the top investigator with the post award unit in their PI Profile is assigned with 100 in their Investigator line and 100 in the Unit Credit line for the post award unit. Investigators’ totals equal 100% in Combined Credit Split panel

NOTE: If the Post Award Unit is not included within any of the PI Profiles, it will be added as a unit line to the top investigator listed in the Combined Credit Split panel.

Distributing Space Credit

Investigators who have space in a unit different from their academic appointment can allocate a portion of F&A distribution to the unit responsible for that space.  This is setup in an investigator’s PI Profile, and displayed in the Space column.  For instructions on how to add space credit to a PI’s Profile, see the Job Aid for Creating and Updating a PI Profile.  Here are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • If none of the investigators have space credit, the percentages in the Space column will match the percentages in the F&A Allocation column. The F&A Allocation and Space columns highlighted in the Combined Credit Split panel
  • If any of the investigators have space credit a green indicator box with an “S” will be displayed next to their name.  In the Space column, the Investigator lines will be evenly split among any investigators who have space credit, and the unit that is receiving the space credit will be listed as 100 for the investigator(s).  The below example shows that only Dr. Lenski has space credit, which is assigned to Org 10032586. Space column amounts in the Combined Credit Split panel
  • Below is an example of how the Space column looks when more than one investigator has space credit.  Notice that the percentages in the Investigator lines are split evenly among the investigators with space credit, or in this case 50/50 because only two have space credit.  For both investigators, their space credit is assigned to org 10032586. Space column amounts in the Combined Credit Split panel
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