SIRO Post-Award Support and Research and Administrative Services
Phone: 814-863-0293 • Fax: 814-863-2830
SIRO provides comprehensive post-award administration of research funding received from external sponsors. SIRO staff assists with account management, processing expenditures, issuing Purchasing Cards, financial reporting and human resources. SIRO staff also work with researchers when funding is received to customize proper accounting procedures to meet the needs of the sponsor and to assist the faculty with funds management.
In addition to the support of sponsored research programs, SIRO staff provide administrative support to the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE), the Materials Research Institute (MRI) and to user facilities within MRI, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and PSIEE through financial management using the Research Information Management System (RIMS), a reservation management and billing function tool for university user facilities.
To discuss SIRO support, please contact the post-award staff for assistance. The following are links to university resources that may be helpful in managing your award:
Ebuy – University online marketplace
Office of Technology Management – Invention disclosures
Office for Research Protections – Human and Animal Subjects and Conflict of Interest
Office of Sponsored Programs – University resource regarding research administration
Property Inventory – Equipment ownership
Purchasing Office – Purchasing information, education, forms, cards
Research Accounting– Extension forms and Cost Accounting Policies
Travel Services – Travel rates