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Account Types

OSP and CGA offers three different types of Accounts

  • Standard Accounts: This is the usual grant and contract accounts that are set up after an award is made. OSP is responsible for negotiating the agreement and then the file is sent to CGA for setup.  CGA will setup a restricted account as an "RCxxxxxx" (the old 61-xxxx accounts were converted as RC06xxxx and all new awards are sequentially assigned as RC10xxxx), or as an "RGxxxxx" (the old 71-xxxx type) for those projects that don't require separate accounting.  The Account Explorer web tool has information to help the PI and departmental administer understand and comply with unusual account restrictions.
  • Advance Accounts: used when a PI has requested an expedited account setup. See the Request Hardship/Advance Account webpage for more details.
  • Hardship Accounts: available when the department guarantees that if the award is not made, for any reason, the department will transfer the expenses to another non-restricted account.  See the Request Hardship/Advance Account webpage for more details.
Category: Account Setup/Modifications    Subcategories: Accounting, Policy

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