OSP staff use SPAERC (Sponsored Projects Administration & Electronic Research Compliance) to:

  • Review and approve applications
  • Create funding and administrative actions
  • Manage subcontracts
  • Organize related applications, subcontracts, and actions into cycles.

To use SPAERC, you must be granted access by one of the OSP ASTRA administrators. There are several OSP roles available:

  • OSP Administrator.
  • OSP Subcontracts, which is limited to OSP staff in the subcontracts group.
  • OSP System Administrator has special authority and is limited to two or three OSP staff.
  • SPAERC Read-Only is used for central office employees outside of OSP who need to view applications and related items.

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