Other Aspects of Grant Management

Funders will outline a number of requirements for your research project in the terms and conditions and grant award document. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Funder activity/financial reports
  • Maintaining research student information
  • Accurate timesheeting for some/all of the research team
  • Financial audit
  • Liaising with the funder
  • Ensuring project details are accurate

Further guidance and more details about the various aspects of grant management is available on our post-award support pages.

Research Integrity

All research involving staff and students should be conducted in line with the principles set out in the university’s Code of Practice and shall at all times be legal and transparent following the principles set out in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Responsibility and accountability for research integrity is placed with the PI or Supervisor. These responsibilities include ensuring that all (i) grant milestones are met and reported, (ii) activities and expenditure are eligible within the funder terms and conditions, and (iii) research is conducted according to the approved ethical application. Any allegations of research misconduct are taken seriously and investigated appropriately.

Contract Negotiation

During a grant, changes may need to be made to a collaboration agreement or other research contracts. Requests for change should be submitted via RSO Post-Award who gather the required information and forward to the contracts team (who may forward to a delegated departmental contact) for review and negotiation.

Reporting

Internal and external reporting requirements are supported through a central research information management system (Pure), contact RSO Systems for access problems and help using Pure or any of the research systems. Research Services supports the reporting of information for internal university, faculty or departmental strategic planning, staff promotions and external reporting such as HESA and HEBCI.