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Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities

Published: 21 December 2012

[This mesage was sent through the FIS Listserv on November 27, 2012]

This message is sent on behalf of Mary-Margaret Klempa, Senior Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Cristiane Tinmouth, Controller, Financial Services.


Office of Sponsored Research                                        Research Financial Management Services              
James Administration Building, 2nd floor                 3465 Durocher Street, 3rd floor


To:                McGill Faculty members and research administration staff

Subject:           Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities

Date:                November 26, 2012

Dear Colleagues.

Further to the memo of November 6, 2012 on Research Administration and Accountability, please find attached the Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities of McGill employees and units. This document was developed by an internal working group, the Tri-Agency Response Implementation Group (TRIG), in response to the first recommendation of the Final Report of the Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review, that the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the management of research grant funds must be well-defined and understood. This document will be the cornerstone of a comprehensive training program that is being developed by the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Research Financial Management Services (RFMS) that will address the entire lifecycle of a sponsored research project.  The roles and responsibilities focus on the administration of research funding from the pre-award phase to project close-out.

This document has been approved   by the TRIG Executive Steering Committee led by the Vice Principal, Research and International Relations and the Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance, following extensive consultation with several groups and committees within McGill.

The Research Administration Roles and Responsibilities will serve as a reference for all existing and new staff for the purpose of research management and training. It is posted on the OSR website and the RFMS website.

We look forward to collaborating with you as we advance our efforts towards effective research administration.

Mary-Margaret Klempa                                                       Cristiane Tinmouth
Senior Director                                                                       Controller
Office of Sponsored Research                                            Financial Services


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