Increased audit requirements have led to the additional review of research expense claims prior to processing. As part of this review completed by Financial Services, a number of checks are conducted to ensure expenses are in compliance with research funding agency and University policies. To facilitate this process, Financial Services uses a Research Expense Checklist for all research expenses, in order to ensure that all of the required checks have been completed. This checklist is attached for your reference.
While the use of this checklist is entirely optional, we are sharing this document with the Queen’s research community to provide you with an idea of the various requirements research expense claims must meet, prior to processing. Departments who are preparing or reviewing research expense claims prior to submission to Financial Services may choose to use this document as a guide, in order to reduce the risk of claims being returned for additional information and avoid processing delays.