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Start Up Meetings

Start Up Meetings for new Research Projects

Once an EC project has been awarded and activated, a meeting can be held to support an effective start to the project. Start up meetings bring together key stakeholders across the project to discuss key terms and conditions, minimising risks within the project lifecycle, and ensuring that roles and responsibilities are clear from the outset.

The School Research Team can lead start-up meetings for large or complex EC projects within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, covering key points such as budgets, procurement, reporting, audits and exchange rates, as well as any information specific to the individual project.

Typically, attendance would include:

  • Principal Investigator
  • Project Administrator, if applicable
  • Department Research Grant Administrator
  • Department Accounts Clerk or Finance Manager
  • Research Operations Office representative
  • HSS School Research Team representative

Whilst these meetings are not usually organised for awards with less complexity, such as Fellowships, they can be requested. This can be useful where a PI is new to the University.

The document below outlines a typical start-up meeting agenda; please contact the HSS School Research Team if you wish to organise a start-up meeting for a new EC project.

 Start Up Meeting Agenda Template