Important Notice: All ORA systems and websites, with the exception of email, will be offline beginning 5:00 PM Friday, December 2 to 5:00 AM Monday, December 5.

Additionally, due to ORA’s upcoming move from Kinross to the 10889 Wilshire Blvd and the winter closure, EFM will be closed for business from December 20 - January 3. View this announcement for important deadlines.


Welcome to the EFM Website


Extramural Fund Management (EFM) provides financial management support of sponsored project funds for the UCLA research community. This includes: financial reporting, invoicing, cash management, accounts receivable management, financial compliance oversight (effort reporting, cost transfers, unallowable expenses), and audit support. Learn more about our Vision, Mission, and Values.


Fiscal Year Goals
  • Implement web-based Post Award Management System (PAMS) phase 1
  • Eliminate remaining transactional backlogs
  • Develop and implement an escalation process in key areas to improve department accountability
  • Document procedures to improve consistency
  • Conduct goal setting, mid-year feedback, and year-end review meetings for all EFM employees

Click above to access PAMS.


Click above to access the Effort Reporting System. If you are accessing the system off-campus, please click here for instructions.





Recent Achievements

During the past year, EFM has been busy working to improve its service as part of the RAPID Initiative. Our results include:

  • Implementation of a new organizational structure that aligns EFM teams by UCLA department rather than by external sponsor type
  • Financial reporting: improved on-time submission by 25% and reduced backlog by 45
  • Invoicing: improved on-time submission by 34% and reduced backlog by 66%




Posted On 11/21/2016
EFM Newsletter - Fall Issue (2016)
The latest issue of the EFM Newsletter is here!... » read more
Posted On 11/15/2016
EFM's move and important deadlines
As shared at the Research Administration Forum on November 10, 2016, ORA is moving to 10889 Wilshire Building (formerly known as the “Occidental Building”) during the 2016-17 Winter Closure... » read more
Posted On 11/7/2016
Spring and Summer 2016 Effort Reports Are Now Available!
The effort reports for the Spring and Summer 2016 quarters are now available in the Effort Reporting System. ... » read more