Account Management (Research Finance)

Once your research account has been set up, you will be able to access your funding and begin your research.

From this point on, most of your research administration activities will involve financial and progress reporting.

UBC Research Finance (RF) handles most financial reporting and revenue collection. It provides post award support to researchers in managing account activity and balances, and ensures that all sponsored research funds are administered in compliance with the policies of the funding agency, UBC and general accounting practices.

You may be required to submit progress and final reports directly to the sponsor, or via the Office of Research Services if an institutional signature is required.

Reporting procedures are usually outlined in the agency guideline or stated on your award documentation.

Contact RF if you need to undertake other financial activities, such as transferring funding to internal or external collaborators.

Guiding Principles

As UBC employees, each researcher is responsible for the pursuit and overall management of their research projects. These responsibilities are detailed in the UBC policies governing research.

Because the University is legally responsible for the conduct of research and the management of funds awarded by external agencies, it has established policies and procedures to ensure:

  • Compliance with the regulations of the research sponsor;
  • Proper management of funds;
  • Accountability to funding agencies and other University stakeholders; and
  • The effective conduct of research activities according to the highest standards of professionalism, safety and ethics.

Visit the Research Finance website:

Vancouver Campus Okanagan Campus