Task 1 C 1- Facilitating the signature of the grant agreement

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 -Reviewing or submitting for review the grant agreement

Subtask 2 -Checking if internal procedures were followed

Subtask 3 -Inform and engage appropriate colleagues

Subtask 4 -Getting the actual signatures

Subtask 5 -Developing communication strategies and assigning roles in the grant preparation (who will do what)

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • Reviewing or submitting for review the grant agreement
  • Checking if internal procedures were followed
  • Inform and engage appropriate colleagues
  • Getting the actual signatures
  • Developing communication strategies and assigning roles in the grant preparation (who will do what)

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Accuracy - checking data
  • Administrative - logging and processing the contract
  • Administrative - scheduling appointments, minuting meetings
  • Administrative - writing reports, taking minutes
  • Analytical - determining requirements
  • Analytical - developing and monitoring systems
  • Analytical - evaluating potential structures, establishing systems
  • Analytical - evaluating systems
  • Analytical - identifying key information issues, monitoring performance.
  • Analytical - interpret complex information
  • Analytical - interpreting guidelines
  • Analytical - relating good practice to practical systems
  • Analytical - understanding/ applying funder's guidance
  • Assertiveness - dealing with enquiries from students, prospective students and colleagues
  • Assertiveness - objectively balancing the needs of the funder, institution, researcher and partners
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - documenting systems and processes
  • Communication - drafting policy, presenting internally and externally, preparing specifications for new systems
  • Communication - internally and externally, drafting policy etc.
  • Communication - keeping clear records, briefing colleagues
  • Communication - producing reports
  • Communication - producing templates/FAQs and ensuring that staff understand them
  • Communication - raising awareness of policies and processes
  • Communication - verbal and written
  • Communication - written and spoken
  • Communication - written reports and verbal briefings
  • Communication -use of language in different contexts, reporting and presentation skills etc.
  • Communication with funders, researchers and partners
  • Creativity - developing systems and processes
  • Creativity - finding solutions
  • Creativity -develop novel systems that meet institutional or funder requirements
  • Influencing - getting 'buy in' to research policy and strategy
  • Influencing - in relation to institutional policies
  • Interpersonal - advising academics
  • Interpersonal - building relationships, listening to colleagues
  • Interpersonal - managing relationships with colleagues
  • Interpersonal - relationship building
  • Interpersonal - seeking and verifying information, managing relationships.
  • IT - Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
  • Problem Solving - developing systems to meet changing requirements
  • Problem Solving - identifying and addressing issues
  • Project Management - overseeing the project process
  • Self Management - working to deadlines
  • Self Management -time management planning skills

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Project contracting Facilitate agreement and get sign-off of contracts
Project lifetime Project coordinating Co-ordinate project, which include supporting research team members, following the budget and writing reports, closeouts
Postgraduate contracting Facilitating agreement and get sign-off of contracts
Information dissemination Develop systems and processes to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information
Project contracting Monitor and manage regulatory and legal issues arising from the contract
Information dissemination Develop guidelines to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information
Project contracting Develop institutional strategies and approaches relating to contracts

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
A given resource can be relevant for more than one task. For a list containing all documents (without task links) see here.

Ethics

Financial Matters

Legal Aspects

Miscellaneous