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Start Up Phase

What to do when your grant is awarded? Getting the right agreements in place. Getting the finances in order. Writing a data management plan. Securing your research. Getting what you need to get started in place.

You have been awarded a grant. Step one is to get in touch with your local research support office to guide you through this process.

Research funding support

Your point of contact for research funding support

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Grant awarded

Steps to take once you have been awarded your grant

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One of the first steps is to let the funder know that you accept the grant on their terms by doing the legal paperwork.

Getting signatures and statements

A useful guide to ensure you get the signatures and approval you need to get your project started

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Consortium and grant agreements

Information on consortium and grant agreements

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Impact, valorisation and exploitation in research grants

How to determine and describe the impact of your research

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Legal Support for research contracts

Are you looking for legal support on research contracts and intellectual property? Leiden University has legal counsels with different expertise areas who can give you information and advice. 

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Save time making RfAs, CDAs and MTAs using the Luris Contract Tool

You can easily make your own Requests for Approval (RfA), Confidentiality Agreements (CDA) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) with the Luris Contract Tool. The Contract Tool can easily be accessed on the Luris website. 

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You furthermore have to get the data management plan, ethics requirements and, if relevant, procurement in place before or within a specific time frame after the signing of a grant agreement.

Assessment by Ethics Committee

Do you want to know how to do research in an ethically responsible way? An Ethics Committee can advise you and assess your research proposal for ethical issues. 

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Procurement rules

Rules and procedures on how to hire staff and acquire goods and services

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At the same time you have to get everything in place within the institute to start performing the project.

Financial administration

Is your project financed by second and third sources of funding (national / EU grants and the private sector)? Then you should consult the Regulations on Working for Third Parties to find out about issues you will need to take into account.

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Introduce your research to a wider audience.

Starting with public outreach

Researchers who are interested in public outreach and sharing their research with a wider audience, can find useful information through the link below. A selection of websites, articles and blogs that contain valuable information for anyone who would like to be active in science communication and engage with the general public.

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Experts in the media

Journalist often contact researchers to give their take on current developments in a newspaper article, or a radio or TV broadcast. If you want help to prepare for a media appearance, use the Media Guide for Researchers, or contact the Science Communication Adviser for advice or media training.

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