Changes to the use and administration of Tri-Council/Tri-Agency grant funding
The Tri-Agency is initiating changes to simplify and streamline the administration and use of SSHRC, CIHR and NSERC grant funds. UBC is part of the pilot phase of this initiative known as “Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration” that is scheduled to begin on November 1, 2018.
After this date, UBC grant holders will follow UBC policies in managing their Tri-Agency funding instead of having to ensure that all expenditures comply with both funding agency and institutional policies and guidelines. This will reduce the amount of time that researchers and their teams spend on the administration of these grants.
The UBC Research Finance team will continue to work with financial administrators in Faculties and Departments to ensure a smooth transition to the pilot phase. They will also be working with researchers and Tri-Agency throughout the pilot phase to streamline the process before full implementation.
More details are available at https://finance.ubc.ca/research-finance/ubc-agency-policies/tri-agency-grants.