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October 31, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

11.8 Meaning of Signatures/Approvals for Research Funding



Approved By:
Senate
Original Approval Date:
January 15, 2008
Date of Most Recent Review/Revision:
January 15, 2008
Office of Accountability:
Vice-President: Academic
Administrative Responsibility:
Office of Research Services

I. The signature/approval of the Principal Investigator/Applicant affirms that:

a. The information in the application is complete and accurate to the best of the knowledge of the Principal Investigator/Applicant.

b. The Principal Investigator/Applicant has sufficient space, time and/or resources to do the research. If additional space, time and/or resources are required the Principal Investigator/Applicant will seek approval in writing from the Chair or equivalent, as appropriate.

c. If an award is made, the Principal Investigator/Applicant agrees to abide by the award regulations of the granting agency/sponsor.

d. If an award is made, the Principal Investigator/Applicant will use the award only for the purposes of which the award was made and will take responsibility for resolving any overexpenditures.

e. If an award is made, the Principal Investigator/Applicant agrees to abide by Laurier’s policies, including the requirement of meeting all regulations regarding the use of animal subjects, human participants and bio-hazardous materials as appropriate as well as the conflict of interest policy.

f. The Principal Investigator/Applicant will promptly notify The Office of Research Services of any change in her/his employment status for the duration of the award.

g. Where there are co-applicants, the Principal Investigator/Applicant will co-ordinate the project and ensure that all applicants contribute as outlined in the application for funding.*

* Co-applicant(s) must sign the application (or Office of Research Services cover sheet if insufficient space is provided on the application form). Signatures of the co-applicant(s) affirm points a to f above.

II. The signature/approval of the Chair of equivalent affirms that:

a. The Principal Investigator/Applicant has sufficient space, time and/or resources as consistent with his/her faculty appointment. In addition, the Chair or equivalent is committed to provide additional resources that have been specifically communicated in writing to the Chair or equivalent by the Principal Investigator/Applicant and agreed to be necessary in order to conduct the proposed research

b. Any internal Department requirements have been met.

III. The signature/approval of the Dean affirms that:

a. The Principal Investigator/Applicant has an appropriate academic appointment within her/his unit covering the period of the proposed grant or contract and is eligible to apply according to agency/sponsor guidelines.

b. The Dean will fulfill her/his obligations to the funding agency/sponsor. The Dean will ensure that The Office of Research Services and the granting agency/sponsor are notified if there is a change in employment status of the awardee.

c. Any internal Faculty requirements have been met.

IV. The signature/approval of The Office of Research Services affirms that:

a. The Principal Investigator/Applicant is eligible to apply as confirmed by the Chair or equivalent.

b. The appropriate Chair of Department and Dean of Faculty has signed the application.

c. If an award is made, Wilfrid Laurier University is able and willing to administer the funds on behalf of the granting agency/sponsor in accordance with the guidelines of the granting agency/sponsor and the University.

d. In the event that an awardee’s employment status with Wilfrid Laurier University has changed, the Office of Research Services will facilitate notification of the agency/sponsor in conjunction with the Dean/Chair.

e. If an award is made, the University will not release funding to the awardee until award conditions of the granting agency/sponsor and the University have been met (e.g. regulatory requirements on the use of animal subjects, human subjects and bio-hazardous materials).