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Upon notification that your bid has been successful the following checks are undertaken by your faculty research support teams before the award can be formally accepted:
Accepting an award will be managed by the faculty research support teams and RES. For full details on the acceptance process via AMS please refer to the AMS Guidance.
Some funders require the institution to accept the award via the funder portal. In these instances, the award will be accepted by RES upon confirmation from the PI and faculty that they wish to accept the award and confirmation on AMS from CLS that they are happy with the T&Cs.
Contractual documentation should be saved to the relevant AMS project Document Repository with the tag 'Contract and Legal' and an AMS comment sent to Finance-Comm-Legal advising that the documents have been uploaded, together with the file name details and any deadline. If you are unsure whether a contract is required (eg. where no money is involved but there will be obligations on the parties or issues re intellectual property (IP), please contact Commercial Legal Services for advice.
The delegated authority i.e. the legal representative of the University who can sign legal contacts on behalf of the University is Jo Vango (Commercial Legal Service Manager)
If your research project involves the collection of data and/or biological samples from human participant and/or research with non-human animals ethical approval (internal and external where appropriate) must be in place before you research project can commence. Follow the links for full details of the ethics application process for Human Research and Animal Research.
Approval can take up to 4-6 weeks.
For more information contact the REC review team.