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 is initiating changes to simplify and provide additional flexibility in the use and administration of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grant funds.
UBC is part of the pilot phase of this initiative known as “Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration".
As of December 1, 2018, UBC grant holders will follow UBC policies and guidelines in managing their Tri-Agency funding instead of having to ensure that transactions comply with both funding agency and institutional policies and guidelines. This will reduce the amount of time that researchers and their teams spend on the administration of these grants.