Why do I need to file a REPA?

At least annually, all faculty members and academic professional and administrative staff (P&A) that fall within one or more of the four categories below must file a REPA.

You must file based on your job code.

All paid academic employees at any percent time in the faculty (94xx) or P&A (93xx, 96xx, 97xx) must complete a REPA if their primary appointment has an employment status code of A (active), P (Leave with Pay), or W (Short Work Break).

You must file because of your role on a sponsored research project.

All employees regardless of job code must complete a REPA if they serve as a Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or Key Personnel on a sponsored research project. This includes unpaid academic employees, temporary, clinical or visiting academic employees, and student employees.

You must file because of your role on a human subjects research protocol.

All employees regardless of job code must complete a REPA if they serve as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on an Institutional Review Board protocol (projects involving human subjects).

You do not fit in one of the above categories, but must file because you are involved in a higher-risk activity.

All employees regardless of job code must complete a REPA if they are engaged in higher risk activities at the University. Higher risk activities include human subjects research; clinical health care involving patients, technology commercialization, or being in a position to exert control over the content of University curriculum.

See the Appendix to Policy: Individuals Required to, or Who are Exempt from, Completing a Report of External Professional External Activities (REPA) for more information.