It is important that researchers inform their Research Finance Office of the effective start date of new research projects. The Research Finance Office needs to know the start date for each research project to allow budgeting, reporting, timing of sponsor claims, technical reporting, etc to be planned. The Principal Investigator should inform their Research Finance Office of the formal start date by completing a Research Project Start Certificate. Blank forms can be obtained from the School Office, Research Finance Office or can be accessed on-line by clicking on the link below.
The Qfis project code will not be activated (i.e. you will not be able to process transactions) until the Research Finance Office have received a completed research project start certificate.