February 22, 2022
While the University is updating the GMAS Research Team guidance, to include the new GMAS request, we would like to provide a clarification to help reduce the number of unnecessary requests. Committed effort on the GMAS research team should not be updated to match actual effort or salary costing, unless there is a change in committed effort. Changes to costing/actual expended effort may indicate that a request to change the individual’s effort commitment to the sponsor is in order, but these changes do not themselves constitute a change to the committed effort per the University definition (provided below).
Committed Effort: Amount or percentage of time an individual has communicated to the sponsor that they will work on a specific sponsored project over a specified period of time. Commitments are made in the award proposal and may be documented by the sponsor in award documents. Changes to reduce committed effort may require sponsor approval.