Post-award administration covers a multitude of services which are undertaken by JRO Grants, working alongside academics and departmental staff, including:
- Invoicing/claiming reimbursement/timesheets
- Financial/general statements
- Confirmation of research staff
|Stage||Work undertaken||Further information|
|Initiate sub-agreements||Upon receipt of awards which hold budgets for subcontractors or partners the JRO Contracts teams must be informed immediately to negotiate and create the relevant agreement.||Guidance Documents: 'Research Partners and Subcontractors (inc ICHT Funding Letter)'.
|Activate funding||JRO Grants teams can activate funding for a project once notification of the award has been received, and associated research funding contracts have been signed. JRO Grants teams set up the new project on ICIS.|
|Authorise staff appointments||
There are most commonly 4 types of HR forms which will be sent from the depts to the JRO for review and approved within the parameters of the award/project before being submitted by the Dept to HR for processing (excluding HR18 forms which are processed in the JRO via Labour Distribution - please see opposite in how to complete HR18s correctly)
To ensure ample time is given throughout the process by all parties involved, please follow the attached HR Forms Timetable PDF guidance. Submission of HR Forms to the JRO by 15th of each month will help with this.
|Please ensure all HR18s are completed properly for GL codes and POETA codes using the correct cells as indicated in the examples below:|
|Raise expenditure POs||Departmental administrators raise POs.|
|Administer account||JRO Grants handles the administration of the account during the life of the project.|
|Complete timesheets||For information on how, why and when to complete timesheets, please click Timesheet Requirements.
Each month all Section and Dept Admin will receive a Timesheet Due Report (pdf) - 130KB of all funders who require timesheets completed. These should be collated and sent to the JRO on a monthly basis (or at least a quarterly basis as minimum), as indicated by the guidance in the attached Timesheets Due Report.
To ensure the timesheets are completed correctly first time, please use the Timesheets Checklist (pdf) to minimise errors.
|Please also view the list of Timesheet Common Errors (pdf) received in the JRO. Incorrect timesheets will be returned to the department to correct and resubmit. Please be aware of funder reporting deadlines so a speedy return will be very much appreciated.|
|Reconcile and balance||To close an award on ICIS, the Budget = Revenue = Expenditure = Income received. Also = GL List of Balances.
Before you start this process, the following must be adhered to:
|'Approach to Clearing Balances in the FoM Research Portfolio' - please contact a member of the JRO.
|Close account||The JRO Grants teams will close the award/project in relation to their own internal procedures under the FEC & non-FEC guidance documents held within their Operations Manual.|