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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

Leiden University offers a broad range of support for finding, writing, and applying for research funding.

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Grant awarded

There are a number of steps to take ater your grant has been awarded. Use this checklist to guide you through the process. 

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

You will often need to get signatures and statements to prove that Leiden University has given the green light to your project. Read more about the most encountered situations and how to deal with them so that approval won’t delay submission. 

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Consortium and grant agreements

Once you have been awarded a grant, you will be asked to provide a grant and/or consortium agreement. This can be difficult as every funding agency has different templates and rules. Read more below for useful information about agreements with NWO and the EU.

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Impact, valorisation and exploitation in research grants

Most grant applications now require you to think about the impact of your research. Find out what is expected and how to describe the impact of your research in your proposal. 

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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

The purchase of research equipment and services and the hiring of temporary staff falls under Procurement Law. Both the legislator and the funding body insist on strict compliance with this law. You are also required to comply with Leiden University's own procurement rules. 

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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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