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New requirements for research funds: authorization of expenses by PIs and record retention

Memorandum

Rose Goldstein

Michael Di Grappa

Date: May 5, 2014

To: McGill researchers and staff

Cc: Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Anthony C. Masi, Provost, Senior Administration, Academic Leadership

Subject: New requirements for research funds: authorization of expenses by PIs and record retention

Dear Colleagues,

Published: 14May2014

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This section is intended to provide answers to frequently asked questions received in the day-to-day conduct of research administration. It will also be used for questions raised during the RAN sessions.

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As previously communicated, the Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) conducted a financial monitoring review at McGill in 2010 that now requires us to address significant concerns pertaining to the management of grant funds – more specifically, elements of McGill’s control framework for the administration of grant funds. A Steering Committee and Advisory Committee at McGill were created to direct and validate solutions proposed by the Tri-Agency Response Implementation Group (TRIG) to address the Tri-Agency recommendations.

Published: 7May2013