Changes to Research Regulations & Administration in 2020
Over the course of 2020, there will be important changes to reseach regulations and administration as a consequence of internal and external revision and development of policies governing research and its funding. As these changes come into effect, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will revise and implement new procedures as directed by Research Initiatives & Services (formerly Research Grants and Contract Services / RGCS), and in accordance with faculty policies regarding research administration. We strongly urge all researchers, department heads, and staff, to familiarize themselves with the coming changes as they will shape how grants are administered and governed, as well as sought, within our faculty. As always questions can be addressed to an HSS Grant Facilitation Officer.
Tri-Agency Grant Amendments
Implementation Date: April 1, 2020
As part of its overhaul of financial administration, federal agencies now require administering institutions to submit all grant amendments. Applicants are no longer permitted to submit amendments directly; the new form requires departmental and faculty-level approval, and creation of an Amendment Event in the Memorial Reseacher Portal. Read More
Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration
Implementation Date: April 17, 2020
Memorial Transition: TBC
The Tri-Agencies have overhauled their shared financial administration guide, shifting from rules-based to principles-based accounting. The new guide can be found here https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/InterAgency-Interorganismes/TAFA-AFTO/faq-faq_eng.asp. Memorial University's Financial and Administrative Services office is currently reviewing the new guide, and developing an implementation plan. Until further notice, the 2017 Tri-Agency Financial Administrative Guide (https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/financialadminguide-guideadminfinancier/index_eng.asp) remains in effect at Memorial.
Memorial University - Indigenous Research
Implementation Date: July 1, 2020
Please consult the Indigenous research at Memorial University site for more information.