Opening a Research Account

When the necessary certifications have been awarded, Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) and/or Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) will work with Financial and Administrative Services to open the research accounts.

To do so, the researcher should provide:

  • Project description: Normally, this will already have been filed with the RGCS through a copy of a grant application or project proposal.
  • Copy of the award notice in the case of a research grant or the formal agreement with the company or agency in the case of a research contract or clinical trial. Any such agreement must be signed or co-signed by RGCS on behalf of the university. 
  • A project budget, which in the case of research contracts or clinical trials must make provision for university indirect costs (overheads). 
  • Departmental and faculty approval. 
  • Approvals for use of human subjects, animals or biohazardous materials if applicable to the project.



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