Kuali Research updates coming Nov. 1 

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will roll out updates in Kuali Research on Monday, Nov. 1.  

The credit split function is a new feature which will require Co-Investigators to complete certifications on grant applications. Previously, only PIs were required to certify. 

The university is committed to supporting collaborative and interdisciplinary research and projects. In the Academic Planning Workgroup’s May 2021 report, they called attention to elevating the profile of researchers and projects that create bridges between schools, colleges and the world we live in and are called to serve. The development of credit splits is designed to acknowledge and reward the efforts and dedication of the parties involved.  

To this end, investigator credit will be captured in two different ways:  

  • Allocation: Allocation is the University’s internal method of determining how incentive funds should be returned to participating investigators, and their respective units, based on each investigator’s relative contribution to the grant project over its lifetime. This indicates work done by the investigators and their respective units, split by percentage to each, which could include centers or institutes in addition to a home unit. These amounts are used to distribute annual research incentive funds for those proposals that carry the university’s full federally negotiated on or off campus rate for indirect costs. Proposals with a lower indirect cost rate do not qualify for incentive funding (and therefore allocation credit does not apply). The allocation distribution is not intended to change or impact current university, college or department policies or practices. Allocation will follow whatever practices are currently in place for the units involved.  
  • Recognition: Recognition is the University’s internal method of crediting contributing investigators and personnel (and their respective units), based on each investigator’s relative academic contribution to the grant project over its lifetime. This indicates academic or intellectual credit for the proposed project. It is allocated by percentage to investigators and department/unit. These amounts can be used in promotion and tenure decisions, merit increase decisions, etc.  

Visit the ORSP Kuali Website for additional information and guidance.