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2017 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide

Launch of the Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) launched the Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration in September 2017. A large part of the Renewal will involve streamlining and simplifying the administration and use of grant funds by creating a principles-based Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide in consultation with the community. The vision for this updated Guide is to promote efficiencies, reduce administrative burden, and provide greater flexibility to administering institutions and grant recipients in ensuring the appropriate accountability and use of grant funds. The Agencies expect to have the new principles-based Guide in place by late Spring 2018.

To find out more about this initiative and to get the latest news, visit This link will take you to another Web site science.gc.ca/TAFA.

If you have any questions about the Renewal or if would like more information, please contact NSERC/SSHRC at financialmonitoring@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or CIHR at support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


The Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide was recently revised to reflect the participation of all three granting Agencies (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC], the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [SSHRC] and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR]). Changes made to this year’s guide supersede the last version (July 2017) of the guide and take effect on October 1, 2017. The Summary of Changes is now available.

Unless otherwise indicated, these policies and requirements apply to all three Agencies. Any exceptions to these will be indicated in the program description of the respective Agency.

Note:

  • For the purposes of this document, "Agency" refers to one of the three agencies—NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR—and "Grantee" refers to “This link will take you to another Web site Nominated Principal Applicant” for CIHR.
  • All terms are meant to be inclusive of all genders.

Responsibilities and Accountability

Annual Funding of Grants

Use of Grant Funds

Reporting and Supporting Evidence

Administrative Matters

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