Research Finance

Research Finance supports the research community at Western in the financial management of research grants and contracts awarded to individual researchers and to the institution.  Together with several stakeholders, including researchers, faculties, departments and the Office of Research Development and Services, Research Finance ensures funds are utilized in accordance with the terms, conditions and regulations of the funding source and /or policies of the University.  This unit is involved in a wide scope of activities and provides services that include financial reporting, financial analysis and forecasting, expenditure monitoring, compliance oversight, cash flow management and audit facilitation.

Principal Investigator Responsibilities and Delegation of Signing Authority

When research funds are awarded to individual researchers and/or to the institution, there is a stewardship responsibility to ensure that the funds are utilized effectively and in accordance with institutional and sponsor policies and guidelines.

Research Finance has added the document 'Principal Investigator Responsibilities' to their website to remind research account holders of their obligations when accepting awarded funds.  Click here to access the Principal Investigator Responsibilities document.

A primary responsibility of the account holder is to authorize expenditures on their project.  If needed, account holders can delegate their signing authority to a research team or support staff member.  This process has been enhanced at Western to provide a consistent approach and to centrally capture the information.  Click here to access the new Delegation of Signing Authority form.

Research Finance Forms

Research Finance PeopleSoft Documentation

Research Finance Important Links

Research Finance Reference Documents

Research Specific MAPP Policies (Section 7)

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