The Research Councils have been reviewing funding assurance arrangements to ensure they continue to meet best practice in the stewardship of public funds.
The review concluded that current terms and conditions need strengthening to better describe the responsibilities and accountability of Research Offices in receiving, managing and spending public funds.
The aims of the changes are to clearly communicate and strengthen the need for robust control arrangements within individual Research Organisations.
Following discussions with the Research Organisation Consultation Group and having sought legal advice as well as undertaken an Equality and Inclusion Impact Assessment, the amendments/additions are summarised as follows:
The current updated Grant Terms and Conditions will be implemented on 1st August and are available here.
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