uCalgary introduces new controls to manage research funding

September 1, 2010

The University of Calgary has adopted new controls on the management of millions in research funding after federal granting agencies raised concerns over grant accounting at the institution. After a second tri-council review concluded that uCalgary had an "unsatisfactory" framework for ensuring grant funds are used according to federal requirements, university administration warned researchers that $81 million in federal research funding could be at risk unless action was taken to fix the problem. There is additional staff to help researchers manage grants, and an advisory team is now in place to oversee new policies and address any compliance or eligibility issues. Calgary Herald