NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR have revised the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide. The regulations governing the awards are in effect as of September 15, 2011.
A summary of the most significant changes appear in the Summary of Changes – 2011 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide which is posted on the Web site.
The change that most applies to researchers here at the Faculty of Education is:
“Computers and Electronic Communications
- Computers, modems, and other hardware and specialized software required for the research not normally provided by the institution and with adequate justification.
- Monthly charges for the use of the Internet from the institution or the home, only when this service is required for the purpose of research and not normally provided by the institution free of charge.
- Cellular phones or smartphone devices when they are necessary for data collection, and/or personnel safety reasons with adequate justification.