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SPA Certification Program - Cohort 2 Begins September 2024

The application for Cohort 2 is now available through July 12, 2024.  Please visit the SPA Certification Program webpage for complete details.

Downtime Notice

PeopleSoft applications and the Procurement Portal will be unavailable on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 12:00 am to 9:00 am for system maintenance.  Unavailability will not affect eGrants functionality with regard to proposal submission; however, it will prevent ability to push awards to PeopleSoft and creation/modification of chart of accounts.  All related systems (myTime, iPerform, TAM, and Taleo Learn) will be available.

Salary & Wage Confirmation

The next Salary & Wage Confirmation (SWC) deadline for the third quarter reporting period is July 15, 2024.  

Regulatory Hot Topics

Please visit the SPA Regulatory Updates site to stay on top of what's new!


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Data frequently requested by sponsors throughout the award life cycle

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Megan Marks

Megan G. Marks, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President

Nataliya Samodov

Nataliya Samodov, MBA

Director, Clinical Trial Finance
Interim Director, SPA Finance

Alina Grays, MPA

Assistant Director, Education and Business Process

Jamie Maiden, MBA, MHSM

Assistant Director, Pre-Award Services

Carol Walters

Assistant Director, Compliance & Operations