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This unit conducts all costing studies for the institution, including research expenditures and facility utilization for the preparation and negotiation of the Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate proposal. They also review and approve all recharge center activities and oversees the Cost Accounting Disclosure Statement (DS-2) for the University. Other reporting and cost studies are completed on an ad-hoc basis. They are also the OSR point of contact for audits and conduct internal audits for research funding as well as pre-audit of expenditures for research activities.

This unit is responsible for the ecrt (Effort Certification Reporting Technology) oversight as well, which monitors payroll effort and reporting on research and other sponsored program activities.