Financial Research Compliance Program for Faculty

The Financial Research Compliance Program for Faculty is part of a series of required classes to gain signatory authority on a grant. In it you will learn about the legal importance of financial compliance, the anatomy of chartfields, expense account codes, F&A, property control/equipment, regulations and award guidelines, cost transfers, effort certification, cost sharing, close-out, transfers, and unobligated balances.


This is a self-paced online class that will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.


To enroll in the program:

  • Log into HealthStream using your Medical Center user ID and password.
  • Click on the Catalog button and enter “Financial Research Compliance Program for Faculty” in the search box.
  • Click on the title and then click the green Enroll button. It will be now be added to your To Do list.
  • Click on the To Do button to go to the list and start the training.

Process for Obtaining Signatory Authority on a Research Grant


Signatory authority means that a person is authorized to approve expenditures on an extramurally-funded project. To receive signatory authority, you must complete all four steps outlined in this document. Learn more 


Wake Forest CTSI

Target Audience


Delivery Method

Online Course

RCR Credit