CORES User Guide

The information provided below is an introduction to using CORES. To schedule a personalized training session contact us at cores@ohsu.edu

CORES User Manual

Access CORES

Center number correction/Distribution

When you select this option, you will see an itemized list of each product and/or service that have been purchased using your center numbers. Use the dropdown menu next to each line item to change the center number charged or to distribute the charge across multiple center numbers. Once charges have been entered by the core manager, you may review them at any time. You can choose to have your charges distributed to any of your valid center numbers.

Note: This should be done by the last day of the month in order to correct or redistribute charges for that month.

Approve/Dispute Invoices

Invoices are generated once per month, when charges in CORES are uploaded to the general ledger on the third business day of each month. You may opt to receive monthly e-mail notices when invoices are generated for products or services you have purchased. Following upload, you can view invoices using the Approve/Dispute Invoices option; click on the invoice numbers listed to see more detail. After approval, you can access details for all of your charges at any time using the Reports Menu.

Note: Once the upload is complete and invoice notification has been e-mailed, disputing an invoice will not prevent the charges from posting to the general ledger. The "dispute" option generates automatic notification to the core manager and to the Office of Research. The VPR is unable to correct charges in CORES until the request has been approved by the Sponsored Projects Administration Financial Analyst assigned to your grant. Please contact your analyst, who will then send the request to the VPR for correction.

Reports Menu

There are a number of options available from this menu:

Pre-Invoice Report: returns a list of charges that will be invoiced at the end of the current billing period.

Query: allows you to define a number of variables to return a detailed report.

Usage Reports: allows current and historical searches sorted by a single variable (e.g. center number or core facility).

PI/Center Number Report: returns a list of your currently active center numbers in CORES.

User Maintenance
Change your user profile contact information, choose assistants who will be able to review charges and/or receive invoice notification.

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Cheryl Reed
Accountant II
University Shared Resources
Office of the Vice President of Research


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