The current ODVCR Research Grant coversheet has now been replaced with a new streamlined online Research Approval Form (RAF) and online approval process for the review and approval of externally funded research applications/proposals for contract research prior to their submission to funding bodies. The RAF from is accessed via the ACU Orion system.
Any externally funded research applications/proposals for contract research that have already been submitted to the Grants Team using the Research Grant Cover Sheet will be processed, but all future externally funded research applications/proposals for contract research should be submitted to the Grants Team for the DVCR’s approval via the RAF prior to any applications/proposals being submitted to a funding body.
The Resources and Forms section of the ACU Research website has been updated with a link to Orion and information about the RAF and a RAF User Guide.
Researchers should now use the online RAF rather than the previous Research Grant Coversheet.
If you have any questions about the RAF itself or the review and approval process please contact the Grants Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any technical issues or questions about Orion or getting access to a RAF, please contact Research Systems: email@example.com
Please also feel free to contact Janet Wilks, Manager, Research Grants at any time if you require any further information.