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Use this page to research the various help tools and job aids for the Grants module.

  • EPEX is Emory's new electronic proposal routing system. EPEX replaces the current SPAF (Sponsored Programs Approval Form) and is a necessary accompaniment to any Grant or Contract requiring Institutional endorsement. You must complete the EPEX training to receive access to the system. For more information on receiving access to EPEX, visit the Office of Sponsored Programs web site.
  • If you are responsible for the management of a sponsored program at Emory or plan to route a proposal after September 1, it is extremely important that you understand the impacts of EPEX. Please review the EPEX Training and Communication Plan. Further information will be communicated via the OSP listserv and newsletter. To subscribe, please visit http://www.osp.emory.edu/communication/listserv/index.cfm.
  • Request to Unfreeze a Project - Compass is a date driven system and will only allow costs to hit within the appropriate charge periods. Departments and PI's are responsible for ensuring that all charges and costs are appropriately recorded on the Compass project by 60 days following the Compass project end date. This allows for timely reporting. In some infrequent instances (with appropriate justification) it may be allowable to open the Compass project to allow appropriate costs to be charged to a Compass project outside of the regular period. To request this access, complete this form and forward to OGCA for approval.
  • For EPEX related questions, please contact the EPEX Help Desk at 404-727-2018.

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