Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA) staff use SERA (System for Electronic Research Accounting) to view and process items related to the awarded proposals. From within SERA, they can access Funding Actions (FA), Post-Award Changes (PAC), and Advance Budget Number Requests (ADV). From an FA, the GCA staff can see a read-only version of the parent application, and view its attachments.

The following image shows the SERA “tabs.”

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GCA staff is responsible for creating grant award budgets in the financial system based on either FAs sent by OSP or advance budget requests sent by campus.  They also process any administrative changes as indicated by a PAC.

To use SERA, a GCA ASTRA Administrator must give the staff person an appropriate GCA role.