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2016 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide - Summary of Changes

Published: 18 November 2016

If you are involved with the financial administration of Tri-Agency grants (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC and CRC), please read the message below.


This message is sent out on behalf of Elvie Coletta, Director, Research Financial Management Services, Financial Services

Dear colleagues,

The 2016 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide came into effect on October 1, 2016. For ease of use, we have summarized the changes – please refer to the attached document.

Changes made to this year’s guide supersede previous versions. We would like to draw your attention to two changes:

1. Home internet charges

  • This is now considered a non-eligible expense.
  • No new retroactive claims can be processed for a researcher who now realized that he could have claimed it in the past. 

2. Computers, tablets, modems, etc. 

  • While the purchase of these items remain an eligible expense, adequate justification establishing the need in relation to the funded research is a requirement of purchase.

For the complete guide, refer to the following link: 2016 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide


Please contact me directly for any questions.

Thank you.

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