Tri-Agency is the umbrella term used to describe the three Canadian Government research funding agencies:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
The Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration (TAGFA) is in effect for all eligible administering institutions on April 1, 2020. This Guide streamlines and simplifies the administration and use of grant funds by creating a ‘principles-based’ guide that promotes efficiencies, reduces administrative burden and provides greater flexibility to administering institutions and grant recipients in ensuring the appropriate accountability and use of grant funds.
This principles-based guide will foster a balance between control and flexibility, and it will also take into consideration existing administering institutions’ policies, processes and internal controls.
Use of Grant Funds
The use of grant funds will be governed by directives and principles.
Expenses must meet the 4 principles:
- Contribute to the direct costs of the research/activities
- Not be provided by the administering institution to their research personnel
- Be effective and economical
- Not result in personal gain for members of the research team
Roles and Responsibilities
There will be a shared accountability between the grant recipient, administering institute and Tri-Agency.
- Condensed version of UBC Expenditure Guidelines for Tri-Agency Grant Spending
- Flow Chart for Issues
Current and upcoming training events are here.
Manager, Research Compliance and Training
Associate Director, Research Finance
(250) 807-9037 ext 9034