Please contact Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives (RASI) for newly awarded grants (internal or external) or Research Excellence and Innovation(REI) for contracts if you require a new research financial fund (CFOAPAL) and there are circumstances where access to the funding is necessary prior to USask compliance approvals obtained. The university is required to restrict the Principal Investigator (PI)'s access to only that portion of the funds that will be needed for the research work not requiring compliance (i.e. human ethics, animal ethics, biosafety, radiation safety, cannabis license) certification approval.
The applicable Specialist within RASI (for grants) or REI (for contracts) will assist the PI in completing the Request for Early Release of Research Funds Form which outlines what compliance requirements are needed, the preliminary activities that will take place prior to approval, amount of funding requested to be released, and the period during which no compliance certifications are required. In order that funds can be released, the PI must confirm the estimate of funds required for the non-compliance related activities and the anticipated amount of time needed prior to the next phase of the research initiating that would need compliance approvals.