For each person paid from the grant who worked >160 hours (1 person month) during the grant year, there must be a Commons ID (including the completion of Personal Profile Information). There also needs to be information about the total number of hours each person worked on the grant during grant year so that person months can be calculated. This information is required for undergraduate who may be paid hourly as student workers and for graduate students who may be paid as research assistants. The administrative burden arises from identifying all individuals for whom the reporting requirement applies, contracting them – even those who might have graduated or otherwise left the project or institution – and having them complete the reporting requirements in a timely fashion.
Idea No. 59