6d. Shared Credit

  1. What is shared credit?
  2. How is shared credit tracked?
  3. What is eRouting?

1. What is shared credit?

Shared credit is a new system to recognize, record, and report individual contributions to sponsored projects that depend on two or more individuals to manage the project's administrative aspects and complete the project aims. 

Shared credit is comprised of two elements:

Fiscal Management is assumed by the Principal Investigator(s) who will oversee project spending,

Academic Credit is assumed by the Principal Investigator(s) and other Investigators who will contribute to the project’s creative/scientific/scholarly progress.

See the shared credit website for definitions and example scenarios of shared credit on a project.

2. How is shared credit tracked?

Shared credit is tracked using  the Division of Sponsored Programs’  eRouting Form.

At the proposal stage for each sponsored project, the participating Principal Investigator(s) will determine the distribution of shared credit and will name the project participants and their respective contributions within the credit section of the eRouting Form.

3. What is eRouting?

eRouting is a workflow-based system for channeling grant applications, contracts, and related sponsored-project information through departmental, collegiate, and central administrative offices for review and approval prior to submission to an external funding source. Learn more about eRouting on the Division of Sponsored Programs’ website.