Non-Financial (Reporting) Milestones in the Research Administration System (RAS)

In coordination with the Offices of Research Components (ORC), non-financial milestones will be added to RAS to help the PI and RSA meet their program reporting deadlines. Effective October 1, 2016, non-financial milestone data will be loaded for active NIH grants, fellowships, and cooperative agreement awards (where UCSF is the grantee), and all new agreements will be reviewed for these deadlines and the appropriate non-financial milestones will be added to RAS.

Once these milestones are established, RAS will generate an email reminder for pending non-financial milestones to the primary Project PI and primary Project RSA. All notices will be distributed 60 days before the milestone due date except for the following types of awards due to the complexity of the deliverable:

  • Federal, non-SNAP awards with annual financial reporting milestones will be released at 90 days
  • Those awards where the OSR analyst specifies a different notification period will be released accordingly

Coordination of these reports will be handled by the appropriate contracting officer.

The following non-financial milestones will be captured in RAS:


Progress Report, Annual


Progress Report, Other (e.g., Monthly, Quarterly)


Progress Report, Final


Patent/Invention Statement, Other (e.g., Annual)


Patent/Invention Statement, Final


Equipment Report, Other (e.g. Quarterly, Annual)


Equipment Report, Final


Other Sponsor Report (e.g., Manpower Reporting)


Questions about non-financial milestones should be directed to your ORC analyst.