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Dates: Wednesday,  May 17 – Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET each day

About this Workshop

This live introductory workshop provides university professionals who prepare F&A rate proposals with an overview of the Maximus Comprehensive Rate Information System - CRIS.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain basic familiarity with the CRIS application, under the direction of Maximus staff.

  • Complete a CRIS model, using data for a simulated university.

  • Calculate an F&A rate for the modeled university and generate reports for a rate proposal.

  • Learn how to use the CRIS analytical tools to optimize rates and to make data-driven decisions.

  • Step through the CRIS process of calculating the Utility Cost Adjustment, which may increase your Organized Research F&A rate by up to 1.3 points.

CRIS is compliant with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR PART 200 and is the most proven and widely trusted F&A software in the industry. Over 250 institutions use CRIS to calculate and negotiate F&A rates. CRIS has demonstrated and proven the optimization of F&A reimbursement through thousands of negotiations with HHS-CAS and ONR.

Participants will earn 17 CPE credits for successful completion of this course.