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What documentation does ROADS need to set up a new account?

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  1. To authorize the set up of a new account ROADS requires:
    • A copy of the agency award letter or a letter from the sponsor on company letterhead, signed by an official of the sponsor defining the terms of reference of the funding support; i.e., as an unencumbered grant for use for the research program (project title, researcher name) and any expectations or deliverables for the funding (timelines);      OR
    • If the funding is to be provided in the form of a research agreement (grant, contract, or service contract) ROADS requires a copy of the agreement defining the expectations and obligations of each party.
  2. A scope of work and budget (including overhead required by University policy, as applicable per agency).
  3.  A completed application approval form.
  4. Proof of approval of human ethics, animal care, or biohazard approval, where applicable or disclosure to our office that the research does not require certifications.  The principal investigator is responsible for providing the copy of the letter of approval from the appropriate authority to ROADS.