SeRA Central Office Requests
SeRA Central Office Requests allows department administrators to submit requests to their central sponsored research office from within the SeRA system.
Central Office Requests include: custom forms and fields for different request types to facilitate department entry, the ability to add attachments relating to the request directly to the request form, being able to easily search and see when a request was submitted, what information was provided in a request, to whom a request was assigned, and the current status of a request.
Please do NOT use a Central Office Request to follow up on the status of an existing SeRA transaction (proposal, award, PTA, Central Office Request etc.). Rather, please look up the relevant transaction in SeRA to view the latest information, and, if needed, follow up with the relevant transaction’s current assignee via email.
Pre Award Central Office Requests - Use when you need to tell/ask the sponsor something
Add New Investigator to Project
Check Next Funding Increment Status
Early or Extend PTA Account Request
Sponsor Approval for Carry Forward
Sponsor Approval for Changing PI
Sponsor Approval for Equipment Purchase
Sponsor Approval for Foreign Component
Sponsor Approval for Key Personnel Change
Sponsor Approval for New Subaward
Sponsor Approval for PI Effort Change
Sponsor Approval for Rebudgeting
Sponsor Approval for SOW Change
Other Preaward Request - Use for any request you need to direct to your institutional official that does not fall into any of the above request types.
Post Award Central Office Requests - Use when you need to change something related to an Oracle PTA
Budget Reallocation - Use when sponsor prior approval is NOT needed to internally rebudget your project i.e. to update budget expense controls in Oracle that are displayed in FFIT and OBI reports.
New Fabrication Project - Task
Other Postaward - Use for any request you need to direct to your OSR Post award Research Accountant that does not fall into any of the above request types. For example, you need to initiate an early close of an award to prepare it for a transfer or an early termination.
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