STAGES OF A RESEARCH CONRACT - PROPOSAL – 1. Review terms and conditions re eligible expenditure, dates etc 2. Analyse budget with PI to ensure sufficient, Consumables/travel per person, Labour that include all costs, a scale with increments and pay awards are fully included Equipment and other costs. Overhead and VAT. 3. Contact RAO re any queries. 4. Adhere to University policy regarding the research proposals process. - ACCOUNT SET UP – 1. Complete - the initial contract set up form and have PI email to TTO. - PPFs and have PI email to RAO. 2. Ensure the PGs complete the scholarship tax exemption forms and forward to RAO. 3. Set up timesheets for each individual claimed on cost statement and for additional individuals named on the proposal and ensure they are maintained. - ACCOUNT OPERATION - 1. Commence charging items to your account via the web etc coding the Pos etc with the correct account, product code and tax code etc. as per policy. 2. Keep copies of all invoices etc. 3. Peruse Agresso to review your accounts regularly. 4. Review the monthly summary emailed reports for receipt of income, expenditure processing etc. 5. Contact the RAO person that is responsible for your account with any queries etc. 6. Review and approve the account details with the PI so they can then contact the RAO to make an appointment to finalise the cost statement for submission to the funding agency. 7. Upon receipt of approval of deliverables and income from the Funding Agency contact the RAO to close the account.