Using the UFRA Database – Quick Tips
The majority of proposal, award, and subaward documents facilitated by SPA have a financial component and therefore have a record within the University’s financial system. Non-monetary agreements, or UFRAs, do not have a direct financial component. As such, they do not need to have a record created within the financial system. Instead, UFRAs are tracked and statuses are maintained within the University’s home-grown UFRA database.
This record within the database allows UFRA to track dates, statuses, and assigned Grant & Contract Officers per each transaction requested of our team.
Anyone with UMN internet ID can access & search the UFRA database.
Accessing a record within the database will tell you, at a minimum:
- Whether or not SPA’s UFRA staff received your request
- What date the UFRA staff received your request
- Which Grant & Contract Officer is assigned to your request
- Any pertinent signature dates to your request
The database is not a document repository. If you don't have a copy of the signed agreement within your department, we may be able to provide those upon request too. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the MTARF and/or UFRA ID # with your inquiry.